40 Quotes About Being Single That Will Remind You Why You Don’t Need A Relationship To Be Happy

Being single can be daunting, especially when you aren’t single by choice. But if you embrace being on your own, you’ll find that having yourself as a partner is a joy and a privilege unlike any other. Here are a few quotes about being single to remind you that it can be just as fulfilling (and more so) than being in a relationship.

Quotes about being single and being selective

“You’re single not because you are not good enough for one. It’s that you’re too good for the wrong one.” – Chris Burkmenn

“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.” – Carrie Bradshaw

“Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single.  Then they start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that.” – Julie Delpy

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou

“Many of the most charming women I know possess at least one cat or dog. Maybe after getting used to an affectionate quadruped it is hard to settle for a man” – Luigina Sgarro

Quotes on being happier alone

“Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings” – Nitya Prakash

“I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to” – Eric D*ckerson

“I’m single because I was born that way.” – Mae West

“‘Single’ is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.” – Mandy Hale

“It can feel like a little bit of a political act to be a woman over 32 who is having any fun at all. And by that, I don’t mean doing drugs and drinking and partying–because I never am–but being goofy and going out and not going, ‘Omigod, I’m going to sit home and anticipate menopause while crocheting.’ Unless you’re doing that, it somehow seems to be risqué, which is just ridiculous to me.” – Kate Beckinsale

“I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.” – Lord Byron

“I love being single. It’s almost like being rich.” – Sue Grafton

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel alone.” – Robin Williams

Quotes about being single and the value of solitude

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” – May Sarton

“For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself…and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.” – Virginia Woolf.

“Being alone is not the same as being lonely. I like to do things that glorify being alone. I buy a candle that smells pretty, turn down the lights, and make a playlist of low-key songs. If you don’t act like you’ve been hit by the plague when you’re alone on a Friday night and just see it as a chance to have fun by yourself, it’s not a bad day.” – Taylor Swift

“Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t want to die alone, but spending quality time with myself 60 to 70 percent of the day is my idea of mecca.” – Issa Rae

“I have been single for a very long time but there is nothing lonely about my life. I want to remove the stigma of that.” – Teri Hatcher

“It’s been fun to really choose how I’m spending my time. I’ve had days where I’ve woken up and haven’t had to do anything other than what I want to do, and that’s been so fun. And something I’ve lost touch with over the years. To get to feel like time is mine is a really new thing for me.” – Emma Roberts

Quotes on self-love

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone. Especially since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli

“To me, it’s that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy.” – Goldie Hawn

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

“As hard as it is, owning who you are and knowing what you want is the only sure path to affirmation. I want women to know they can get out of any situation if they return to their core source of strength: themselves.” – Ashley Graham

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself. What you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.” – Warsan Shire

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball

“I don’t need Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.” – Katy Perry

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

On choosing yourself

I don’t need marriage. I don’t need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. I can take care of them myself now.” – Mindy Kaling

“I don’t need a man to feel whole. In my marriages, I’d lost parts of who I was because I was trying to mould myself into what I thought a man wanted me to be.” – Jane Fonda

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga

“I’m sitting there free writing, maybe conversing with my inner child, and I write down: MY LIFE IS MINE. My life is mine. Those words stopped me in my tracks and honestly brought so many tears to my eyes. So many tears to my eyes. Seems so obvious, but obviously it wasn’t.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

“I never believe the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel. I was like, ‘This is totally spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.” – Emma Watson

“I’m not looking for a man. Let’s start there.” – Rihanna

“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.” – Glennon Doyle

“I haven’t been in a relationship for a very long time. I never wanted to get married. Those are things that are not hard for me because they’re innately my truth. I find people are somewhat perplexed by that, and also more with women, right?” – Charlize Theron

“She belonged to herself only. She had edges, boundaries, tastes, definition down to her eyelashes. And when she walked it was clear she knew where she was going.” – Stephanie Danler

“You’re your best cheerleader. I can’t express that enough.” – Serena Williams

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