80 Best Being Single Quotes – Embracing Your Independence

Embrace your independence, break free from societal pressures and celebrate your single status with these inspiring being single quotes.

Being single can be a challenging, yet rewarding experience. It can be a time of self-discovery and self-improvement, as individuals are able to focus on their own needs and goals without the distractions and compromises that come with being in a relationship.

While being in a relationship can bring companionship and support, being single allows individuals to develop their own sense of independence and self-sufficiency. It can be a time to pursue hobbies and interests, travel, and build meaningful relationships with friends and family.

One of the common misconceptions about being single is that it means being alone, but this is not necessarily the case. Single individuals can still have a rich and fulfilling social life, surrounded by a network of supportive and caring people.

There can be societal pressure to be in a relationship, but it’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all model for happiness and fulfillment. What works for one person may not work for another, and being single can be just as fulfilling as being in a relationship.

It’s also important to remember that being single is not a permanent state. Relationships can come and go, and it’s okay to be single at any stage in life. What’s important is to focus on being happy and content with oneself, and not to rush into a relationship just for the sake of being in one.

Today, we compiled some inspiring being single quotes to celebrate the beauty of independence and self-reliance. Whether you are currently single or have been in the past, these being single quotes capture the essence of what it means to be unattached and on your own. So, take a deep breath, sit back, and enjoy.

Inspirational being single quotes

Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty.
Ho Chi Minh

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.
Mae West

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

Inspirational being single quotes

The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.
Shirley MacLaine

Being single is pretty good. It’s a nice sense of irresponsibility.
Michael Douglas

I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self–control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

insightful being single quotes

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

Solitude is the place of purification.
Martin Buber

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Meaningful being single quotes

Being single doesn’t mean your weak. It means your strong enough to wait for what you deserve.
Niall Horan

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.
Miguel de Unamuno

Being single is about celebrating and appreciating your own space that you’re in.
Kelly Rowland

Meaningful being single quotes

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.
Charlotte Bronte

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Dr. Seuss

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
Pearl S. Buck

I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
Cyrano de Bergerac

Uplifting being single quotes

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
Elizabeth Gilbert

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
Olivia Wilde

If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single.
Greta Garbo

Being single quotes

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
Thomas de Quincey

He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.

Being single quotes

It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.
Phil McGraw

I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself.
Warsan Shire

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
Edward Gibbon

Everybody thinks they’ll never get married at your age. You think you can go on all your life being single, but you suddenly find out that you cant.
Alan Sillitoe

Inspiring being single quotes

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
Mary Wollstonecraft

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.
Helen Keller

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller

Lonely being single quotes

These being single quotes will help you find comfort in your solitude. Remember, being alone does not mean being unloved. Embrace your independence and find joy and happiness within yourself.

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

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

Being single also sucks sometimes because you’re single.
Dakota Johnson

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death–ourselves.
Eda LeShan

Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.
Candace Bushnell

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
Omar Khayyam

The trouble is not really in being alone, it’s being lonely. One can be lonely in the midst of a crowd, don’t you think?
Christine Feehan

Being single isn’t the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well.
Renee Jones

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

To move forward today, you must learn to say good–bye to yesterday’s hurts, tragedies and baggage. You can’t build a monument to past problems and fail forward.
John C. Maxwell

Love being single quotes

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Andre Gide

Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us.
Pablo Neruda

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

Some people think it’s wrong, being single isn’t right. But if you hurt the right person, you’ll be wrong all your life.

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.
Michael Bassey

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Mahatma Gandhi

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill

No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos.
D. H. Lawrence

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.
Clint Eastwood

Funny being single quotes

Check out our collection of funny being single quotes. Perfect for anyone who is flying solo and looking for a bit of humor. Whether you’re newly single or have been on your own for a while, these quips will have you chuckling and feeling good about being single.

Ah, yes, divorce … from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.
Robin Williams

Don’t cry for a man who’s left you––the next one may fall for your smile.
Mae West

By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
Oscar Wilde

Women need a reason to have sex, men just need a place.
Billy Crystal

“Be yourself” is about the worst advice you can give some people.
Thomas Lansing Masson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
Jim Bishop

I’m dating a woman now who, evidently, is unaware of it.
Garry Shandling

Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships.
Sharon Stone

I’ve been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog.
Wendy Liebman

Wise being single quotes

Singleness would be recognized as a vital stage of the journey to maturation, a time to learn about who we are, to learn responsibility and self–sufficiency, to identify our true desires, and to confront our inner strengths and demons.
Harville Hendrix

You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
Warsan Shire

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

We are betrayed by what is false within.
George Meredith

Independence–is loyalty to one’s best self and principles, and this is often disloyalty to the general idols and fetishes.
Mark Twain

Everyone is lonely sometimes, even married people. But most single women (as well as women with spouses) actually enjoy their solitude.
Sarah Mahoney

Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Henri Frederic Amiel

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
Guy Finley

I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.
Rita Mae Brown

The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that.
Charles R. Brown

Being single quotes inspiration

I want to be better at being single, and I want to be better at feeling okay about being single. I don’t need a boyfriend.
Meghan Trainor

The truly faithless one is the one who makes love to only a fraction of you. And denies the rest.
Anais Nin

Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.
Carrie Bradshaw

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

If you’re comfortable with yourself–which everyone can get to, to some extent–that’s when you start getting into who is your real self.
Shirley MacLaine

Many divorced or widowed people do with their singleness what they should have done before they married for the first time: live alone, find their own rhythms, date a variety of people, go into therapy, develop new friends and interests, learn how to live with and care for themselves.
Harville Hendrix

What makes night within us may leave stars.
Victor Hugo

The day you wind up single through divorce or separation is the day you get to test who you really are.
Ernie J Zelinski


These being single quotes remind us to embrace your solitude and use it as a chance to grow and discover who you are. Whether you’re happily single or searching for your soulmate, these words of wisdom will remind you that your worth is not defined by your relationship status.

Did you enjoy our collection of being single quotes? If so and you found these quotes to be particularly meaningful, share them with your friends and loved ones. Whether you’re currently single or in a relationship, we hope that these quotes resonated with you and gave you a new perspective on the beauty and value of being single.

Being single is a unique and often misunderstood experience, and it’s important to remember that it can be a time of growth, self-discovery, and independence. So embrace your single status and make the most of it!

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