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50 No Friend Quotes: A Quest from Solitude to Connection

Dayna Remus
Nov 30, 2022
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Friends are probably the most underrated and yet exceptionally important relationships of our lives. To have none is to feel empty and without connection or support. Read the 50 quotes below to find out how to spot and keep true friends.

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Friendship is a bond like no other; our friends are the family we choose. So, when we find ourselves alone without any companionship, it can be a harrowing experience, leaving us feeling abandoned.

However, it doesn't have to remain that way. We can always make friends and learn to decipher between the true and fake ones to create long-lasting alliances. Read the following 50 quotes on the loneliness of having no companions and how to spot possible fake and genuine friends in the future.

Mandy Hale’s quote: "A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone." |  Image: AmoDays

Mandy Hale’s quote: "A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes on Being Lonely and Alone

"I'm not much, but I'm all I have." ― Philip K Dick

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone." — Henrik Ibsen

"Even among familiar faces, people often feel invisible and desolate, like an island in cold waters or a shadow apart from the crowd." ― Richelle E. Goodrich

"A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone." — Mandy Hale

"Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact." — Martha Beck

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Henrik Ibsen’s quote: "The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone." |  Image: AmoDays

Henrik Ibsen’s quote: "The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone." | Image: AmoDays

"Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that's all I need. I'm perfectly lonely." — John Mayer

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"Loneliness is not lack of company; loneliness is lack of purpose." — Guillermo Maldonado

"Loneliness wasn't just a state of mind, was it? It was tactile. She could feel it. It was a sixth sense, not in some fanciful play of words, but physically. It hurt…" — Tom Wolfe

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." ― Maya Angelou

"As I get older, I'm more and more comfortable being alone." — Sienna Miller

Tom Wolfe’s quote: "Loneliness wasn't just a state of mind, was it? It was tactile. She could feel it. It was a sixth sense, not in some fanciful play of words, but physically. It hurt…" |  Image: AmoDays

Tom Wolfe’s quote: "Loneliness wasn't just a state of mind, was it? It was tactile. She could feel it. It was a sixth sense, not in some fanciful play of words, but physically. It hurt…" | Image: AmoDays

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"I am not a good friend. I have never been capable of or willing to commit to the maintenance that the rules of friendship dictate. I cannot remember birthdays. I do not want to meet for coffee. I will not host the baby shower. I won't text back because it's an eternal game of ping-pong, the texting. It never ends. I inevitably disappoint friends, so after enough of that, I decided I would stop trying. I don't want to live in constant debt. This is okay with me." ― Glennon Doyle

"If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right." ― Jules Renard

"If one's different, one's bound to be lonely." ― Aldous Huxley

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"People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don't think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world." ― Kim Culbertson

"If you're looking for a pal, Mr. Clough, you can count me out." ― David Peace

Iris Murdoch’s quote: "I have no close friends, that is, no friends." |  Image: AmoDays

Iris Murdoch’s quote: "I have no close friends, that is, no friends." | Image: AmoDays

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"Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives." ― Kourtney Kardashian

"Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up." — Pearl Buck

"I have no close friends, that is, no friends." — Iris Murdoch

Quotes on How to Spot Fake Friends

"Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don't question themselves. They don't ask themselves if the problem is them…they always say the problem is someone else." — Darlene Quimet

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"There are still some wonderful people left in this world! They are diamonds in the rough, but they're around! You'll find them when you fall downthey're the ones who pick you up, who don't judge, and you had to fall down to see them! When you get up again, remember who your true friends are!" ― C. JoyBell C.

 London Mond’s quote: "Most people want to see you do better, but not doing better than them." |  Image: AmoDays

London Mond’s quote: "Most people want to see you do better, but not doing better than them." | Image: AmoDays

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"You will never have to question the intentions or integrity of people who have your best interest at heart." — Germany Kent

"People will try to argue against your boundaries to talk you into obliging their selfish desires. These are not your friends. Remove them even further away from your circle." ― J.S. Wolfe

"Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because…they aren't inherently bad people, but they aren't the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go." — Daniell Koepke

"Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some friends are only around when they want something from you but are never there when you need something from them." ― Rashida Rowe

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"People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long-lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out." ― Michael Bassey Johnson

Alice Walker’s quote: "No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow." | Image: AmoDays

Alice Walker’s quote: "No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow." | Image: AmoDays

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"Friends ask you questions; enemies question you." ― Criss Jami

"Most people want to see you do better, but not doing better than them." ― London Mond

"Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love." ― Mandy Hale

"It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime." ― Mandy Hale

"Friendship is delicate as a glass; once broken, it can be fixed, but there will always be cracks." ― Waqar Ahmed

Criss Jami’s quote: "Friends ask you questions; enemies question you." | Image: AmoDays

Criss Jami’s quote: "Friends ask you questions; enemies question you." | Image: AmoDays

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"No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow." — Alice Walker

Quotes on How to Spot True Friends

"A messy house is a must—it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you, not your house!" — Jennifer Wilson

"A friend who stands with you in pressure is more valuable than a hundred ones who stand with you in pleasure." — Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

"Be close to those who can hear you when you are far." ― Vinaya Panicker

"A friend is someone seeing you and hearing you without you having to say everything, every time." ― Mahogany L. Browne

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Jennifer Wilson’s quote: "A messy house is a must—it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you, not your house!" | Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Wilson’s quote: "A messy house is a must—it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you, not your house!" | Image: AmoDays

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" — C.S. Lewis

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"A true friend who really loves you will never try to change you." ― Germany Kent

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." — Oprah Winfrey

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood." — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"A good friend is a connection to life—a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world." — Lois Wyse

 Walter Winchell’s quote: "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." | Image: AmoDays

Walter Winchell’s quote: "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." | Image: AmoDays

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"You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal." — Elizabeth Taylor

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same." — Elbert Hubbard

"False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports." — Richard Burton

"Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up." — Thomas J. Watson

"True caring friends are a gift; be careful not to tear the wrapping when you open it." ― RJ Intindola

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 Karen Brooks’s quote: “It was easy to be a friend when times were good. It was in hard times that true friends revealed themselves. Their friendship had been forged in the hottest of fires and fused them into family.” | Image: AmoDays

Karen Brooks’s quote: “It was easy to be a friend when times were good. It was in hard times that true friends revealed themselves. Their friendship had been forged in the hottest of fires and fused them into family.” | Image: AmoDays

"True friends are always together in spirit." ― L.M. Montgomery

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"Remember who was there for you when you needed help." ― Mitta Xinindlu

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." — Walter Winchell

"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." — Arnold H. Glasow

"It was easy to be a friend when times were good. It was in hard times that true friends revealed themselves. Their friendship had been forged in the hottest of fires and fused them into family." ― Karen Brooks

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Germany Kent’s quote: "You will never have to question the intentions or integrity of people who have your best interest at heart."  | Image: AmoDays

Germany Kent’s quote: "You will never have to question the intentions or integrity of people who have your best interest at heart." | Image: AmoDays

When you finally find authentic friendships, the likelihood of being alone again becomes less and less, as these companions will stick by your side through thick and thin.

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While we may meet some individuals who make us laugh or we have a lot of fun with, if they are not there through the dark periods of our lives, they do not deserve the title of 'friend.' Remember this, and you may not have a lot of friends, but you will have true ones.

To learn more about this type of connection, dive into a timeless tale of friendship by reading these 50 'The Fox and the Hound’ quotes.

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