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.
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?
- Ah, loners. We love our times alone, don’t we?
- Never has anything ever been so accurate.
- A good writer quote as well, ain’t it?
- Exactly! It’s up to us whether to open up or not.
- I know you’re wearing a mask.
- Something the world needs to understand. We don’t need people like they need.
- This should be mailed out to all our friends and acquaintances. Loners behave this way for a reason.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- That’s what being a loner is all about.
- 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.
- Accurately so.
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