31 Essential Quotes for Singles

Although I am not single as of the moment, this article I read from the Thought Catalog is thoroughly encouraging and empowering to all ladies out there.

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. Warsan Shire
 
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. Julie Delpy
 
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.
Sex and the City
 
Being single is getting over the illusion that there is somebody out there to complete you and taking charge of your own life.
Omkar Phatakc
 
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. Sloane Crosley
 
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. Elizabeth Gilbert
 
Personally, I, Mindy Kaling want to spend like 80 percent of my life hanging out with women.Mindy Kaling
 
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Anais Nin
 
It seemed to me that the desire to get married – which, I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women – is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again.
Nora Ephron
 
It is good to be lonely, for being alone is not easy. The fact that something is difficult must be one more reason to do it. Rilke
 
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Walt Whitman
 
Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours. Once you have a family your time isn’t all yours anymore. Most of the Mac team, we were in our mid-20′s, most of us were single, and we were able to essentially devote our lives to it. Andy Hertzfeld
 
I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to.
Eric Dickerson
 
You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.Jo Courdert
 
If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts. Thomas Merton
 
Now I’m feeling how I should. Never knew single could feel this good. Jason Derulo
 
I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don’t see things clearly as long as you’re still involved.Dido Armstrong
 
You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.Warsan Shire
 
I think, therefore I’m single. Liz Winston
 
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly. Voltaire
 
We did not come to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves like the trees,
Trees that start again. Robert Bly
 
No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another’s happiness.Graham Greene
 
To love blindly is to love selfishly, because the goal of such love is not the real advantage of the beloved but only the exercise of love in our own souls. Thomas Merton
 
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
 
I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of
sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.Mindy Kaling
 
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse
 
I like being single, I’m always there when I need me.
Art Leo
 
Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.Fisher Amelie
 
I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone. Delta Burke
 
This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
Elizabeth Gilbert
 
I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself.
Warsan Shire
 
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