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50 Being Single Quotes

Let’s be honest, being single can be tough. We live in a world where it seems like the epitome of happiness is centered around finding a significant other, and maybe for some people it is. Very few of us these days come into this world knowing who our soulmates are though, thus almost everyone is single at some point in their lives. So we compiled a list of 50 quotes about being single to help you keep your chin up no matter what.

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11 “Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”


― Mandy Hale

Don’t put your life on hold for anything! If you wish you were in love and you aren’t, just remember that often the things we want most come to us unannounced and unexpected.

1. “Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for lov...

22 “I am not single, I am not taken, I am simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart.”


-Unknown

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with waiting for a good thing to come your way, and if you want it to, someday it will!

2. “I am not single, I am not taken, I am simply on reserve fo...

33 “Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.”


– Mandy Hale

Some people enjoy being single by choice. They choose to take the time to choose themselves before anyone else because they know how important they are at the end of the day.

3. “Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A ch...

44 “You don’t have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know.”


― Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Some people spend all their single time moping and dreaming about how happy they would be if they had a relationship. While we all have our off days, don’t let it get you down! You are enough!

4. “You don’t have to be part of a couple to be happy, y...

55 “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

― Carrie Fisher

All energy can be turned into art, good or bad, and maybe others will find your art beautiful.

5. “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

66 “Always remember, there are no ordinary girls.”

– Unknown

On those days when you feel like there’s nothing special or interesting about you to fall in love with, remember that you are extraordinary. You are a beautiful, amazing, human being with the opportunity to change the lives of people around you.

6. “Always remember, there are no ordinary girls.”

77 “Wanted by many, taken by none. Looking at some, waiting for one.”

-Unknown

Knowing that you are worth the world and deserve to be with one amazing person is half the battle.

7. “Wanted by many, taken by none. Looking at some, wait...

88 “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it for herself.”

-Anais Nin

As they say, if you want something done right, do it yourself. Build your own life, and if someone wants to share it with you, great.

8. “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the...

99 “What’s a queen without her king? A queen.”


– Unknown

Queens are not made by kings, queens are made by the need for a benevolent, powerful, intelligent ruler when no man is around to step up and claim the title.

9. “What’s a queen without her king? A queen.”

1010 “I belong deeply to myself.”

-Warsan Shire

Before you give something to someone, you first have to completely own it. So remember that you must first belong to yourself before you can belong to another.

10. “I belong deeply to myself.”

1111 “When the soul is ready, its mate will appear.”

― Unknown

You’ll never be able to know if you’re ready in the moment, you’ll only be able to look back and know that the time was right. For now, don’t force it.

11. “When the soul is ready, its mate will appear.”

1212 “Single |sin•gle| (adjective) – Too fabulous to settle.”


– Mandy Hale

Be grounded and stable in the knowledge that you are waiting for the best and nothing less.

12. “Single |sin•gle| (adjective) – Too fabulous to settl...

1313 “People ask me, ‘Why are you single? You’re attractive, intelligent, and creative.’ My reply is, ‘I’m overqualified.’”

― Unknown

Someone as wonderful as you just blows everyone away when you waltz into a room, they’re all speechless! Let them catch their breaths before you expect too much.

13. “People ask me, ‘Why are you single? You’re att...

1414 “Getting into a relationship may seem like a good idea, but so was getting into the titanic and look what happened there.”

― Unknown

Sometimes relationships, like physical ships, are doomed from the start to sink to the bottom of the sea. It’s probably a good idea to be able to swim before you hop onboard.

14. “Getting into a relationship may seem like a good idea, but...

1515 “And the princess lived happily ever after in her own big castle with all her own money and she took care of herself. The End.”


― Unknown

Having your own castle with your own treasures will always feel more rewarding than enjoying the fruits of someone else’s labor.

15. “And the princess lived happily ever after in her own big c...

1616 “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”


― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

You have the power to direct your life however you wish, and one of the beautiful things about being single is that you don’t have to worry about anyone else while you’re figuring things out.

16. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes....

1717 “The only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.”

― Unknown

Focusing on becoming the best person you can be is a great part of being single!

17. “The only thing I’m committed to right now is betteri...

1818 “If you’re single, focus on being a better you instead of looking for someone better than your ex. A better you will attract a better next.”

― Unknown

If you want to attract a different kind of person than the last time, work on becoming a different person in the future.

18. “If you’re single, focus on being a better you instea...

1919 “I know what I bring to the table, so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.”


– Unknown

Discovering yourself and your value is an essential part of being single so that you can not only better a relationship someday, but also better your non-romantic relationships today.

19. “I know what I bring to the table, so trust me when I say I...

2020 “You are not single because something is wrong with you. You are single because you refuse to compromise.”

– Unknown

Holding fast to what you want is a rare thing. If you don’t stand for something, you might fall for anything.

20. “You are not single because something is wrong with you. Yo...

2121 “It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.”

– Unknown

When the entire world is telling you something’s wrong with you, it can be difficult to remember that your high standards will pay off someday. Keep your chin up!

21. “It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that ...

2222 “Stop asking why I’m still single. I don’t ask why you’re still married.”

– Unknown

Even though we’re told that getting/being married is the best thing ever, very few people actually emulate that. No matter what, respect your choice to hold the bar high.

22. “Stop asking why I’m still single. I don’t ask ...

2323 “Don’t be a queen waiting on a king, be a queen busy with her kingdom until her king arrives.”

– Unknown

Why wait for anyone? You’ve got a kingdom to run and citizens to rule!

23. “Don’t be a queen waiting on a king, be a queen busy with h...

2424 “I’m not searching for my other half because I am not a half.”

– Unknown

We were not born or created broken, we were born and created unattached from anyone and anything else, and that is how we will die. So who says we have to live wishing we were bound to another person?

24. “I’m not searching for my other half because I am not...

2525 “I like being single, I’m always there when I need me.”

― Art Leo

Knowing that you are always going to be enough and will always be there to support yourself is freeing and refreshing indeed.

25. “I like being single, I’m always there when I need me...

2626 “I never feel alone realizing the fact that my life is my only life partner.”

― Munia Khan

When you break down the ideology that you are not good enough until you have someone, you can find peace knowing that you will be okay, no matter what happens.

26. “I never feel alone realizing the fact that my life is my o...

2727 “Create you own singleness, your own loneliness, and know that you know this is exactly what you are doing. And feel damn right about it.”

― Margaret Aranda

It’s always good to make the decision to go against the grain and the winds of fate at least once or twice. Choose that you are going to be alone, and you might be surprised by what you learn.

27. “Create you own singleness, your own loneliness, and know t...

2828 “I will not sulk about having no boyfriend, but develop inner poise and authority and sense of self as woman of substance, complete without boyfriend, as best way to obtain boyfriend.”

― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary

First of all, sulking doesn’t do anyone any good, least of all the sulker. Become your own woman!

28. “I will not sulk about having no boyfriend, but develop inn...

2929 “I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.”

― Lana Del Rey

We all have those traits that some would criticize. Learn to embrace and display them proudly to your advantage!

29. “I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a ch...

3030 “Be weird. Be Random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.”


– C.S. Lewis

You want someone to love every part of you right? So first you must love every part of you and display them proudly.

30. “Be weird. Be Random. Be who you are. Because you never kno...

3131 “Too young for marriage, too old for games and too smart for players.”

– Unknown

Some singles are caught up in this awkward middle stage of knowing what you want and no being able to find it anywhere. Slow down, take a breath, and be patient.

31. “Too young for marriage, too old for games and too smart fo...

3232 “The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.”

– Shirley MacLaine

News flash, you’re the only person you’ll never have to live without. This means you two might want to get to know each other.

32. “The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one ...

3333 “Be someone who makes you happy.”

– Unknown

Work on becoming that girl you want to see smiling back at you in the mirror.

33. “Be someone who makes you happy.”

3434 “I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I’m alone.”

– Delta Burke

Being alone has nothing to do with being lonely. Being lonely comes from feeling like you don’t belong, like something is wrong with you, but that’s not true.

34. “I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I’m alon...

3535 “Instead of ‘single’ as a marital status they should have ‘Independently owned and operated.”

– Unknown

You’re the boss! You make the rules and you get to decide who comes in and out of your life, embrace it.

35. “Instead of ‘single’ as a marital status they should have ‘...

3636 “Great minds think alone.”

– Wiz Khalifa

Some of the best ideas and epiphanies will come to you when you’re the most alone. Sometimes you need some internal silence to listen deeply and reflect.

36. “Great minds think alone.”

3737 “Everyone shines, given the right lighting.”

~Susan Cain

Someday you’ll find someone who will shine on you just right, but until then work on lighting up your own world.

37. “Everyone shines, given the right lighting.”

3838 “Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.”

~ Susan Cain

Relationships, like many things in life, are about quality, not quantity. Don’t be afraid to break the norm of dating every person possible and instead take the time to discern what you want.

38. “Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in ...

3939 “When you stop trying to find the right person and start becoming the right person, the right one will eventually find their way to you.”

~ Unknown

Work on becoming authentically you, so you can attract someone who will better your life.

39. “When you stop trying to find the right person and start be...

4040 “I am happy, because I’m single by choice, not by chance.”

~ Unknown

And even if you’re single from a relationship gone unexpectedly wrong, you can choose to own being single and make it the best time of your life.

40. “I am happy, because I’m single by choice, not by cha...

4141 “I was never less alone than when by myself.”

~ Edward Gibbon

When you’re physically isolated, you can turn inside and listen to the real you, the you who needs to be heard every now and then.

41. “I was never less alone than when by myself.”

4242 “Stay single until someone actually compliments your life in a way that it makes it better to not be single. If not, it’s not worth it.”

~ Unknown

Once you discover that being single isn’t so bad, you’ll have a better idea of what lengths someone will have to go to in order to improve on that happy state.

42. “Stay single until someone actually compliments your life i...

4343 “Maybe some girls are not meant to be tamed. Maybe they are supposed to run wild until they find someone just as wild to run with.”

– Unknown

Isn’t it more fun to run and share something you love with someone rather than give that up for them?

43. “Maybe some girls are not meant to be tamed. Maybe they are...

4444 “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

Being in a place where you are at peace is better than a place where people think you’ve reached your full potential. What people thing of you doesn’t matter!

44. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,...

4545 “I’ve been single for a while and I have to say it’s going very well. Like … it’s working out. I think I’m the one.”

– Emily Heller

That’s right! You are the one you were meant to spend the rest of your life with!

45. “I’ve been single for a while and I have to say it...

4646 “What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero

In a relationship, you always have to be willing to put the other person first. When you’re single, you can go where ever and do whatever you want!

46. “What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.”

4747 “I have an independent streak. You know, it’s kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do.”

– Betty Ford

It is difficult indeed, but only independent women make history.

47. “I have an independent streak. You know, it’s kind of...

4848 “Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.”

– Kiera Cass

Who doesn’t want a night off and a dress? We understand you Cinderella!

48. “Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night...

4949 “A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”

― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Think about the power women you know, they don’t need anyone to make them who they are. Neither do you!

49. “A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attra...

5050 “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Remember, there’s no rush to find someone to share your life with, you’re just getting started. Take your time, and make it worth remembering.

50. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there so...
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