Quotes About Feeling Isolated

These isolation quotes express the loneliness those of us with a mental illness experience. Encased in touching images ready to read, think about and share. From HealthyPlace.

These isolation quotes put into words feelings that many of us recognize. Feeling isolated commonly expresses the loneliness those of us with a mental illness experience. We feel unable to reach out of isolation for help—whether for lack of energy or lack of belief that someone could even care about our pain. Sometimes, quotes about isolation express the sadness of being unable to adequately express our feelings or thoughts because our brains just can’t figure out what we feel or what we’re thinking. No matter how you look at them, quotes about feeling isolated have sad connotations because humans, by nature, are not cut out to isolate from one another.

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Isolation quotes are sometimes about isolating ourselves behind our smiles: “I hide all my scars with an ’I’m fine’.”


Feeling isolated can come from being afraid: “I’m scared my mental illness makes me unlovable.” ~ Alexandria Brown


Isolation quotes may spring from being so full of ruminations or feelings that you feel isolated even in a group. “There’s just so much going on in my mind. Sometimes I can’t keep up with what’s going on around me.” ~ Amanda Jade Briskar


Wanting to be alone, isolated, but fearing the loss of people we isolate from: “Don’t give up on me when I isolate myself.” ~ Jen Jolly


Sometimes we find ourselves feeling isolated because we feel so different from everyone else, “My past is an armor I cannot take off, no matter how many times you tell me the war is over.”


We feel isolated when we feel misunderstood. This isolation quote speaks to that: “I will never understand why every organ in your body gets support and sympathy when it is ill, except for your brain.”


Isolation quotes capture the despair of PTSD and other mental illnesses: “Even if I grew wings and escaped, I would still be trapped by my own mind.”


Isolation quotes drive home the point that not talking about our problems leaves us alone and feeling worse. “It’s so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse.”  ~ Ruby Wax


Feeling isolated can lead you to believe you aren’t worth your own time. “You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. Staying yourself is part of the battle.”  -Julian Seifter


Isolation quotes poignantly remind us to be careful what we say to one another: “It is in my head. It’s a mental illness, but that doesn’t make it not real.” Abby Stansel

APA Reference
Holly, K. (2018, June 22). Quotes About Feeling Isolated, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

Last Updated: April 14, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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