17+ Deep Loner Quotes From The Loners’ Manifesto That We Loved

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Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus was a book I stumbled upon while discovering my loner side.

As someone who’s felt more than just another introvert, this book helped me realize what I truly was. A loner.

This book thought me that it was okay. That there were many more just like me out in the world, putting on a mask as well.

People mistake loners as rude, arrogant, apathetic and vain. They never stop making judgments about us.

Yet how do you explain what you are to them? The concept of being a happy loner is completely beyond them.

This book accurately puts in words what I’ve wanted to say and express my whole life. Anneli is a master of words, and through her impressive story-telling, she manages to convey all our emotions as loners.

Quote Collection

I’ve put together a list of all quotes I found to be particularly interesting or relatable from The Loners’ Manifesto

  • Isn’t this true?
“The whole world is a personality cult.”
  • Ah, loners. We love our times alone, don’t we?
“They say isolation drives you crazy. Sure it does-when you can't get enough of it.”
  • Never has anything ever been so accurate.
“Alone, we are alive.”
  • A good writer quote as well, ain’t it?
“Writers' closest companions are inside their heads.”
  • Exactly! It’s up to us whether to open up or not.
“Writing is done alone. People do not talk about the things they do alone.”
  • I know you’re wearing a mask.
“The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all.”
  • Something the world needs to understand. We don’t need people like they need.
“We do not require company. In varying degrees, it bores us, drains us, makes our eyes glaze over. Overcomes us like a steamroller. Of course, the rest of the world doesn't understand.” -
  • This should be mailed out to all our friends and acquaintances. Loners behave this way for a reason.
“We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike.” - loner quotes
  • ‘Let’s go have some fun!’ Trust me, it ain’t fun at all. It’s suffocating and at the end of the day, we’re just flat out tired.
“After what others would call a fun day out together, we feel as if we have been at the Red Cross, donating blood.” - loner quotes
  • Loners get a tough break during their school life. When everyone’s out there playing and working together, we just wish to do things alone. Unfortunately the world doesn’t allow that, one bit.
“Not that I was incapable of friendship. 'Don't be shy', the teachers coaxed. I was not shy, only extremely choosy. And Denise shone like a diamond. If you had to ask me to define paradise, I would have said a desert island which Denise could visit, on a boat.”  - loneliness quotes
  • Better off alone, that’s who we are and what we’re good at. While it may freak some people out to see somebody doing stuff on their own, we assure you, that’s probably exactly how they like to handle their issues.
“And as experienced as I am, it still summons an act of bravery from me, and I like that. I like the idea of setting an example - proving that it is acceptable to be alone in a public place where everyone else is in groups, and to just be sitting there eating, not having to be engrossed in anything else.”
  • True. Loners are comfortable only with their own kind. Not because they’re prejudiced, but there’s an unspoken code of conduct among loners. That they understand what the other’s going through.
“Loners can play well with others-the right others,” - alone
  • Wearing masks is something we’re good at. Unfortunately, most, if not, all of us, get tired and take it off at some point. When discovered, the crowd tends to go wild, but guess what – The loners don’t need anyone.
“Loners live among the mob, so the mob mistakes us for its own, presuming and assuming. When the mob gets too close, the truth is revealed. Running or walking away, chased or free, any which way, we tell the mob in effect I don't need you.”
  • Something that always happens when out with extrovert friends. They take a loner’s refusal to attend their events and enjoy, as personal rejection. This simply leads to a lot of hurt feelings.
“The mob thinks we are maladjusted. Of course we are adjusted just fine, not to their frequency. They take it personally.”
  • That’s what being a loner is all about.
Being a loner is not about hate, but need: We need what others dread. We dread what others need.”
  • Although sarcastic, it is true. People do waste a lot of time being unproductive while in the company of others. Socializing isn’t that great, folks.
“Is socializing all that great? Riots are socializing. Arguably, more damage is done and time wasted in company with others than alone.”
  • Accurately so.
“Troubles always ensue when assumptions clash, when expectations do not match.”

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