I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
Solitude is the place of purification.
This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
I realized that whatever your path, whatever your calling, the most damaging thing you can do is let other voices define you and drown out your own. You've got to block them out and find that place deep inside you, shaken but still intact, and hold on to it.
My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude.
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Ah, yes, divorce... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
Being single doesn't necessarily mean you're available. Sometimes you have to put up a sign that says "Do Not Disturb" on your heart.
If you have to ask someone to change, to tell you they love you, to bring wine to dinner, to call you when they land, you can't afford to be with them.
I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it.
Everyone is lonely sometimes, even married people. But most single women (as well as women with spouses) actually enjoy their solitude.
I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.
It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.
The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.
Better to be quirky alone than unhappy together.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.
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