51 Quotes to Uplift You From Isolation

Isolation Quotes

Since Covid-19 struck, in one way or another, we have experienced isolation. after being told to quarantine with movement restrictions. Isolation is simply being separated from the rest. When in isolation, you may experience loneliness or even low self-esteem.

Although isolation is not the best idea, the are still some benefits of being alone. Spending a significant amount of time alone is great for your well-being. Statistics show that some things are better when done alone, all by yourself without other people’s opinions, distractions, or influence. Although at times we fear seclusion, research shows a big number of individuals prefer solitude. Your desire of being alone is also heavily influenced by your personality.

Therefore your preference for solitude is crucial in determining whether isolation has a positive or negative impact on your well-being. Below are some of the best quotes that give a clear picture of what isolation means and what it can do to you. Some of these quotes remind us that being alone can lead to realizations with time to reevaluate our lives. While you might have been struggling with isolation, the quote reminds you that you were not alone in your feelings.

Quotes About Dealing with Being Isolated

1. “This is a fundamental view of the world. It says that when you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it”– Christopher Alexander

2. “Empathy has the power to bring together people who would otherwise never meet. It has the power to teach us and to reach us in moments of isolation when we think nobody understands.”– Vivek Murthy

3. “No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, a sannyasi, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation.”– Jiddu Krishnamurti

4. “I am interested in the way that we look at a given landscape and take possession of it in our blood and brain. None of us lives apart from the land entirely; such an isolation is unimaginable.”– N. Scott Momaday

5.” It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”– John Joseph Powell

6. “You’re always saying people don’t like you but people can’t like something that’s not there.”– Cath Crowley

7. “There are all these people here I don’t know by sight or by name. And we pass alongside each other and don’t have any connection. And they don’t know me and I don’t know them. And now I’m leaving town and there are all these people I will never know.”– Carson McCullers

8. “There should be a little gap between you and your friends, though you’ll miss their companionship and you’ll also miss their disrespect.”– Michael Bassey Johnson

9. “Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.”– Kourtney Kardashian

10. “Isolation and the potential loss of loving connection is coded by the human brain into a primal panic response.”– Sue Johnson

11. “I love being by myself. I think that if I was in the wrong relationship, which I have been in several, that would be so much worse than the feeling of autonomy I feel right now.”– Mindy Kaling

12. “I don’t care if the whole world is against you or teasing you or saying you’re not gonna make it. Believe in yourself.”– Michael Jackson

13. “Alone, condemned, deserted, as those who are about to die are alone, there was a luxury in it, an isolation full of sublimity; a freedom which the attached can never know.”– Virginia Woolf

14. “He went back to his solitary wanderings. Believing any set of four walls to be a tomb or a trap, he preferred to float over the most barren of open spaces.”– Bruce Chatwin

17. “To truly strip a man of everything, one must take away his money, community, and the core of his beliefs until he is bathed in the agony of isolation.”– Leinad Eibam

18. “This is what it means to be alone: everyone is connected to everyone else, their bodies are a bright liquid life flowing around you, sharing a single heart that drives them to move all together. If the shark comes, they will all escape, and leave you to be eaten.”– Barbara Kingsolver

19. “Of all individuals, the hated, the shunned, and the peculiar are arguably most themselves. They wear no masks whatsoever in order to be accepted and liked; they do seem most guarded, but only by their own hands: as compared to the populace, they are naked.”– Criss Jami

20. “I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe.”– Anais Nin

21. “Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”– Dan Brown

22. “There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past.”– William Bernbach

23. “Living alone, though it may not be the state you ultimately desire for yourself, affords an unparalleled opportunity to know yourself, to be yourself, and to develop yourself as a unique and interesting individual.”– Phyllis Hobe

24. “I am in no way different from anyone else, that my predicament, my sense of aloneness or isolation may be precisely what unites me with everyone.”– Franz Wright

25. “Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.”– Thomas Wolfe

26. “When we have built up armor against all the bad things we think might happen in the world, we have a false sense of protection and have only built up isolation.”– Tara Stiles

27. “My books are always about somebody who is taken from aloneness and isolation – often elevated loneliness – to community. It may be a denigrated community that is filthy and poor, but they are not alone; they are with people.”– Chuck Palahniuk

28. “Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution… It’s very addictive. But it doesn’t last long. In isolation, it’s a bit sterile. It doesn’t reward the soul.”– John Caudwell

29. “Growing up in the icy isolation of Hibbing, Minn., Dylan, who was still Robert Allen Zimmerman then, found comfort in the country, blues, and early rock ‘n’ roll that he heard at night on a Louisiana radio station whose signal came in strong and clear.”– Robert Hilburn

30. “When I was a toddler, I fell ill with diphtheritic croup and was taken to an isolation unit. One of my earliest memories is of being on my own in a tent surrounded by steaming kettles.”– Vera Lynn

31. “I don’t do isolation body building; I just do practical things that help me with the kind of things that are asked of me in action movies. You know, a lot of kick boxing, a lot of sparring.”– Jason Statham

32. “Because, ultimately, we can’t just think of algorithms in isolation. We have to think of the failings of the people who design them – and the danger to those they are supposedly designed to serve.”– Hannah Fry

33. “There were times after the accident when I felt very lonely – burns survivors can feel terrible isolation. I wanted to create something that connects us all together, so that was the idea behind the Katie Piper Foundation.”– Katie Piper

34. “David Cameron wants people to believe that his isolation in Europe is a result of Britain being outnumbered when it matters most.”– Douglas Alexander

35. “The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.”– C.L.R. James

36. “Too much isolation can be a danger to you and your health. It is a hazard to the common people, as well as a benefit to those who know how to use their free time.”– Mwanandeke Kindembo

37. “Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”– Dan Brown

38. “A person is a person through other persons; you can’t be human in isolation; you are human only in relationships.”– Desmond Tutu

39. “There is a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes.”– Henry Cloud

40. “Be honest. What did you really learn about being in isolation? And after learning it, do you really want to go back to who you were before?”– Antony T Hincks

41. “When the whole world is entrenched in the bunker of physical and often emotional isolation, only flexibility and ingenuity can revive us to remain grounded and imbibe the bolstering sunlight piercing through the canvas of chaos. (Because the world has corona).”– Erik Pevernagie

42. “There comes a time when something changes you… No matter the impact… Where the world no longer beats in time with you. You no longer feel amongst the fray.. And the feeling of loneliness is a brandished armor you wear the rest of your life.”– Solange Nicole

43. “I am a stranger in this world, and there is a severe solitude and painful lonesomeness in my exile.”– Kahlil Gibran

44. “The worst kind of loneliness in the world is isolation that comes from being misunderstood. It can make people lose their grasp on reality.”– Shyza Chaudhry

45. “….Lived in curious but not unhappy isolation…subscribing to magazines nobody around them read, listening to programs on the national radio network which nobody around them listened to…”– Alice Munro

46. “There’s a great deal of scientific evidence that social connectedness is a very strong protector of emotional well-being, and I think there’s no question that social isolation has greatly increased in our culture in, say, the past 50 years, past 100 years.”– Andrew Weil

47. “I stood lonely enough, but to that feeling of isolation I was accustomed: it did not oppress me much.”– Charlotte Bronte

48. “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”– Arthur C. Clarke

49. “I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference.”– Grete Garbo

50. “They say isolation drives you crazy. Sure it does – when you can’t get enough of it.”– Anneli  Rufus

51. “In isolation, you just lose the company but don’t lose the purpose.”– Amit Kalantri

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Summary

How did you handle isolation or rather the time you were alone? Spending some time in isolation is not inherently bad. Actually, some time alone is healthy since it helps you recall your experiences and reconnect with your goals, needs, and feelings.

Some require more time in isolation than others, depending on your personality. The above isolation quotes will help you capture the best moments, and understand yourself better when you go into solitary.

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