9 Painfully Honest Quotes About The Reality Of Loneliness
By
Helen Rhea

June 30, 2017

“Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” — Douglas Coupland

“The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” — Pete Went

“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel

“This pain is comfort. It is the solace of physicality, like a touch.” — Johnny Rich

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” — Stephen Fry

“It’s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” — Jennifer Niven

“I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.” — Rainbow Rowell

“But as the years passed, he missed her more, not less, and his need for her became a cut that would not scar over, would not stop leaking.” — Dennis Lehane

“Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them…The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.” — Lemony Snicker

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