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Enjoying Own Company Quotes To Appreciate Being Alone

You might be a loner, an outcast, and an avoidant person for some because you enjoy being alone and you’re here to sigh in satisfaction and say, ”yep, that’s totally me,” while reading some ”enjoying own company quotes”.

As an introvert, one might think this is a little bit biased writing and sharing such quotes but believe me, you don’t have to be an introvert or a loner to enjoy your own company.

Everyone needs some ”me” time. Everyone needs time for his own – undistracted and unbothered.

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It’s not being selfish, snob or anxious in being around the society.

We just need it and everyone should realize how good that is.

I know some people can’t imagine enjoying their own company.

Heck, I’m a people person, I’m always surrounded by people and I like their company. Duh.

But if you find yourself in the same category, think of the time when you have to sleep so bad but you’re not alone and the other person needs some company and yeah, some entertainment.

I would bet my rice you would totally wish you were alone.


So in this post, you will fall in love with being alone through these quotes about enjoying your own company.

But first…

Learning to enjoy your own company: Why should you do that?

Aside from not being able to sleep when you want to, here are more reasons why you should love your own company and practice it whenever you can:

  • Your mind needs it. From all the chaos and stress you experience every single day, your mind needs some break and you can only fully enjoy that when you’re completely alone.
  • It helps you discover your creative side. What else can you do when you’re alone? Sure, you can sleep without annoying thoughts that somebody will disturb you from sleep. But you can’t just sleep every time you’re alone, right? You could do better than that.
  • You are the master of your time. You are alone and you get to decide how you would spend your time. As a result, you’re freeing yourself from stress and pressure when you are with somebody or with friends who always want to be accompanied.
  • You get to know yourself more. When no one’s around, you can do whatever you want. You can sing off-key. Dance without even music. Shout when you’re frustrated. So if you’re doing those things, you’re not supposed to do in the company of others, you will discover an unknown side of yourself and you will learn to embrace that discovered self-identity in no time.

Enjoying own company quotes to appreciate your alone moments

”I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark the perfect time for creativity.-Jonathan Harnisch, Porcelain Utopia

I couldn’t agree more. You should try to wake up between 4 to 5 in the morning when everyone is still asleep. As a writer and a blogger, I find it effective in writing blog posts since I get to take advantage of my creative juices. Just splendid.

”Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” – Thema Davis

Why should you chase people who obviously don’t want to be with you? Harsh, right? But you need that message. Work on yourself, love yourself and your own company and others will do the same.

”When you feel like an outsider – for whatever reason – you spend a lot of time alone.” -Meg Cabot

And I don’t even find it sad. If you feel like an outcast in a group then that’s a wake-up call for you, either it’s not for you or you realized, you don’t simply belong anymore after knowing yourself well.

There’s nothing wrong with that – wear the shoes that fit you.

”If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.” Maxwell Maltz

You, yourself is your biggest enemy, so we always say that but we sometimes forget, to befriend ourselves first and we’re not going to endure inner battle anymore.

‘There are people who like to be alone without feeling lonely at all.” Toba Beta

Oh yes. And there are people too who are lonely so they want to be alone. It’s because they’re depressed or they would rather seek solitude to find happiness that they haven’t found when they’re not alone.

”There are paths in life that you have to travel alone.” – Clyde QuiÃonez

Even in doing small matters, we find ourselves alone – going to the toilet, sleeping, fighting with our thoughts – we do all those things alone. If you can do things completely by yourself, then you’ll learn how to be resilient and independent.

”The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

When you’re sad and dejected, who was there to comfort you? Sure, you were not alone. But who knows you better than yourself?

”Truth is, I’m generally happiest when it’s just me. It’s okay to be madly in love with yourself.”–  Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

This is not egocentrism; this is a manifestation of self-love. In spades.

”Learn to enjoy your own company. You are the one person you can count on living with for the rest of your life.” – Ann Richards

It gives you a warm feeling of being with someone you imagine spending your life with and growing old with but let’s face the harsh truth – Noah and Allie from The Notebook didn’t even die together nor did Jack and Rose.

”Sometimes you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” – Anonymous

Anywhere will do as long as I have my personal space – said my introverted mind, but having a beautiful place is like winning a lottery already – I wouldn’t even complain.

”I’d rather live in the dark alone than to be with a company who leaves me in the dark.” – Clyde QuiÃonez

It was a caption I formulated back in 2017 on my now deleted personal IG – I was getting sentimental and was not really pertaining to any person or situation I recently lived through but generally speaking, we find ourselves in that situation where being in the dark is much better than being with people who constantly leave you in the dark.

”If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.” - Paulo Coelho

Find your self-identity which you will only achieve if you give yourself the chance to explore what you really are, what you wanted to do and what you wanted to be.

”We all get stuck. We all lose ourselves a little bit in a fantasy or in our jobs and forget how we feel about other things. It’s really important to check yourself, to spend some time alone.” – Amanda Seyfried

Enjoying your own company doesn’t mean you should be alone, live alone and be a single woman. Being in your own company helps you recuperate when everything seems a lot to take and you need a break time.

”Lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling that no one cares.” – Swatantra Saxena

Alone means you’re unaccompanied, all by yourself and it has nothing to do with any feelings of sadness.

”Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.” – Mandy Hale

You only have yourself to rely on when you’re alone but it also gives you a lot of learning and wisdom.

”I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.” – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Straightforward and fearless, Jane Eyre stays true to what she believes and is right and she surely knows where to find her happiness and contentment.

”Sometimes you just need to disconnect and enjoy your own company.” – Anonymous

Take it as a vacation or a hiatus when everything pulls you in many directions and you just need to escape for a while and gather your energy.

”Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me.” – Celine Dion

Maintaining and finding balance in your life is still essential. You are alone because you need it and when you’re done, you go back to the world, slay and hustle.

”What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn 

It is almost euphoric and addicting. When you get used to it, you wouldn’t want to seek any companion to cheer you up when you’re feeling down.

”I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” – Albert Einstein

When you’re young, you don’t like being alone, so you tend to stumble on connections and interactions that have no relevance to your life. But as you grow older, you realize none of that matters and you crave more meaningful connections that you could only achieve when you’re in solitude.

”The sun is alone too. And he’s still shining.’‘ – Anonymous

But sometimes the sun is clouded too – only for a moment, and it shines again when it is left alone.

”Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re looking for peace and happiness and expect that from people then you’re doomed to be disappointed. What you will find within yourself is incomparable to what people could give you if you only allow yourself to find the true meaning of peace.

”Do not whine… Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.” – Joan Didion

Exactly – when you’re alone, you will achieve more because no one disturbs and berates you for working harder.

”I want to be alone with someone else who wants to be alone.” – Dimitri Zaik

It’s a goal when you’re with somebody who understands and values being alone at times and doesn’t seem to be bothered when you wish your #metime.

”I dont want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

You would know the true meaning of this when you are surrounded by people and negativity that make you want to be left alone and it has nothing to do if you’re an introvert or not.

Enjoying Own Company Quotes: Wrapping it up

So there you have it. I hope these quotes will inspire you to appreciate and enjoy your own company more.

You don’t have to be alone for a long time but it rather teaches you to find time for yourself and discover peace and happiness.

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