85+ Lone wolf quotes to inspire you

What is a lone wolf?

The lonely wolf is a person full of mystery, with an exciting lifestyle and different, special social circles.

He is a person who does not care about the opinion of others and decides on his own, because he does not need validation or the help of other people to make a decision. 

He is a person who assumes the consequences of his decisions, good or bad, for this reason he is alone.

He meditates, reflects clearly on his deeds, past and future. Learn from him.

He is charming, because he knows how he feels and he knows how to express himself.

The people around him are different. There are people with other types of values, other goals than the ones you see in anyone else.

They are the kind of people with a variety of pleasures and passions from which he learns.

He, in turn, has a lot of passions that he shares with those around him, but he also cultivates new ones.

He is an observer, because he is not held in place by any externally imposed perspective or ideology.

He is imperfect and knows this, but he is working to become a better person.

He is a personality in other people’s topics of discussion, for various reasons: envy, jealousy, appreciation or is given as an example.

Learn more about lone wolves with this inspirational collection of  lone wolf quotes!

5 Lone wolf quotes

  1. “Scars are just a treasure map for the pain you’ve buried too deep to remember.”― Jodi Picoult
  2. “Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence.” ― Jodi Picoult
  3. “Nobody enjoys the company of others as intensely as someone who usually avoids the company of others.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  4. “The wolves knew when it was time to stop looking for what they’d lost, to focus instead on what was yet to come.” ― Jodi Picoult
  5. “If it’s true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet of the biggest Einstein on the planet.” ― Criss Jami

15 Lone wolf quotes

  1. “You know, he told me once, completely exasperated, you’ve got one glass of water inside your head, with all the tears for a lifetime. If you waste them over nothing, then you won’t be able to cry for real when you need to.” ― Jodi Picoult
  2. “Edward: You know what the difference is between a dream and a goal? he used to say to me. A plan.” ― Jodi Picoult
  3. “Life is a lone wolf, scratching out a living with teeth and claws and a heart of stone.” ― Dan Wells
  4. “Cars: I used to believe everything my brother told me, because he was older and I figured he knew more about the world. But as it turns out, being a grown-up doesn’t mean you’re fearless. It just means you fear different things.” ― Jodi Picoult
  5. “Hold this rope while I dive into my soul; don’t even bother pulling it if I didn’t come up on my own.” ― Ahmed Mostafa
  6. “She had always enjoyed her sense of being alone, envisioning herself as a ball that rolled through life, bumping into other lives but not stopping.” ― Linda Howard
  7. “If I had to get there without friends, I could do it. Had been doing it. I’d never met anyone who brought me somewhere I wanted to stay, looked at me and saw someone I wanted to be for good; anyone who was worth giving up the more I wanted down the line.” ― Tana French
  8. “However, I must admit that keeping myself to myself has not always been comforting. At times, I seemed to suffer spells of depression and loneliness, longing to become healthy again; of going out and facing a world of injustices, of misery, of widespread indifference.” ― Lawrence G. Taylor
  9. “I am the Lone Wolf and the Moon is mine.” ― Avijeet Das
  10. “People who hate solitude have very low standards when it comes to the company they keep.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  11. “Someone once told me his idea for surviving a crash of civilization was to be a lone wolf, heading for the hills, with his rifle and machete, living off the land. “Nowadays, I’m more interested in staying behind and helping others,” he said, “like after Hurricane Katrina. Coming together and rebuilding something that can last.”  “How about BEFORE a disaster?” I asked. “Even better.” ― Michael Carter
  12. “I’ve questioned this place since i could talk, some of us have depth we can’t quite understand until we are much older. We rally across the world in seek of silencing this unbearable urge to speak a different tune and vibe a different energy, to fit into a world unlike this. The isolation felt amongst thousands who don’t really know you will one day have you gravitating towards a place where you can learn about yourself. Don’t fight it, change with the seasons and give your life a reason. Solitude is so inviting you’ll wonder why it took you this long to open its door.” ― Nikki Rowe
  13. “All too often someone spoils my enjoyment of their company by talking to me.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  14. “Some people think the real them is whoever they are when they’re not around other people.” ― Garth Risk Hallberg
  15. “I do not mind someone talking to me, as long as they do not mind me not listening or talking to them.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

25 Lone wolf quotes

  1. “The wolf is the arch type of ravin, the beast of waste and desolation.”-  Theodore Roosevelt
  2. “The hardest walk you can make, is the walk you make alone, but that is the walk that makes you the strongest.”
  3. “Like a crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”-  Criss Jami
  4. “The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf does not perform in the circus.”
  5. “The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill” –  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  6. “Those are the voices of my brothers, darling; I love the company of wolves.” Angela Carter
  7. “The wolves in the uniform with the license to do that”-  Ehsan Sehgal
  8. “It is much better to walk alone, in the right direction, than to follow the herd, walking in the wrong direction.”
  9. “A man might befriend a wolf, even break a wolf, but no man could truly tame a wolf.”- George R.R. Martin
  10. “The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears.”-  J. R. R. Tolkien
  11. “I never lose, either I win, or learn.”
  12. “There is no better way to know us/Than as two wolves, come separately to a wood.”-  Ted Hughes
  13. “Where there are sheep, the wolves are never very far away.” –  Plautus
  14. “Be like a lion and a wolf, then you have a big heart and the power of leadership.”
  15. “That night the wind was howling almost like a wolf and there were some real wolves off to the west giving it lessons.” –  George R.R. Martin
  16. “In the calm, deep waters of the mind, the wolf waits.” –  F.T. McKinstry
  17. “Don’t lower your expectations to fit into the world, you were born to stand out.”
  18. “Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth.” – Rolf Peterson
  19. “As wolves love lambs so lovers love their loves.” –  Plato
  20. “A wolf doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of sheep.”
  21. “We both fell asleep wrapped up together with the wolves still lullaby-ing us in the background.” – April Genevieve Tucholke
  22. “When one runs with the wolves, one must howl with the pack.” –  Leon Trotsky
  23.  “Your time is now. Start where you stand, and never back down!”
  24. “The Lord God had created all animals and had chosen out the wolf to be his dog.” –  Jacob Grimm
  25. “A wolf is no less a wolf because he’s dressed in sheepskin and the devil is no less the devil because he’s dressed as an angel.” –  Lecrae

35 Lone wolf quotes

  1. “Look into my eyes and you will see how bad I want it!”
  2. “Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.”
  3. “The Canis Lupus, both wolf and man, were meant to be a family with one another. We gain strength through our bond with each other.” –  Quinn Loftis
  4. “It is my nature to be kind, gentle, and loving… But know this: When it comes to matters of protecting my friend, my family, and my heart. Do not trifle with me. For I am also the most powerful and relentless creature you will ever know.”
  5. “The wolf will never lose sleep, worrying about the feelings of sheep. But no-one ever told the sheep that they outnumbered the wolves.” –  Bray Wyatt
  6. “Some people aren’t who they say they are, be cautious of the company you keep, wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
  7. “Wolves and Doves mate for life. I hope in the next life I am one of the two.” – Amanda Mosher
  8. “The black wolf’s curse awakes every time that a full moon points in the middle of the sky.” Pet Torres
  9. “It’s OK to be scared, it means you are about to do something really brave.”
  10. “Wolves fail to hide their integrity just like the way men fail to hide their own animality.” – Munia Khan
  11. “The wolf may fight the bear, but the rabbit always loses.” – Robert Jordan
  12. “Don’t say “Why they pain”, don’t say “Why me”. Say “Try me!”
  13. “We wear clothes, and speak, and create civilizations, and believe we are more than wolves. But inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are.” – Anthony Marr
  14. “The wolf attacks with his fang, the bull with his horn.” –  Horac
  15. “Let go of your fears and chase after your dreams.
  16. “The wolves knew when it was time to stop looking for what they’d lost, to focus instead on what was yet to come.” –  Jodi Picoul
  17. “Even a wolf knows how to be polite when animalistic humans have no clue about politeness.” –  Munia Khan
  18. “Don’t think about the 1 million reasons why it won’t work out, think about the one reason it will!”
  19. “No wolf falters before the bite so strike no hawk wavers before the dive just strike.” –  Shannon Hale
  20. “Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else!”
  21. “Leave the pain behind and let your life be your own again. There is a place where all time is now, and the choices are simple and always your own. Wolves have no kings.” – Robin Hobb
  22. “I am not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, I’m a wolf in wolf’s clothing.” –  Ricky Gervais
  23. “If you live among wolves, you have to act like a wolf.” –  Nikita Khrushchev
  24. “The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition. “ – Proverb
  25. “If you run from a wolf, you may run into a bear.” –  Lithuanian Proverb
  26. “Crying wolf may have been the boy’s undoing, but the true irony was that the wolves were always lurking nearby.” – Wes Fesler
  27. “It is madness for a sheep to talk of peace with a wolf.” – French Proverb
  28. “Wolves don’t hunt singly, but always in pairs. The lone wolf was a myth.” – John Fowles
  29. “Talk of the wolf and you see his tail.” –  French Proverb
  30. “You know, I’m cursed with morals. I was raised a certain way. I wish I wasn’t. I wish I was raised by wolves.” –  Carson Daly
  31. “Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.”
  32. “The wolf’s clear, intelligent eyes brushed mine. The wolf is gentle-hearted. Not noble, not cowardly, just nonfighting.” Lois Crisler
  33. “This is a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.” –  French Proverb
  34. “Life is a lone wolf, scratching out a living with teeth and claws and a heart of stone.”
  35. “It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.” –  Stephen King

45 Lone wolf quotes

  1. “A wolf eats sheep but now and then; Ten thousand are devoured by men. An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretend friend is worse.” – John Gay
  2. “If the wolf had stayed in the wood, there would have been no hue and cry after him.” –  German Proverb
  3. “Wolves go after a wounded deer, it is the nature of the beast.” –  Barbara Delinsky
  4. “Throw me to the wolves & I’ll return leading the pack.”
  5. “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” –  George Carlin
  6. “If the wolf would cease his running, the people would cease their shouting.” = – German Proverb
  7. “It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.” –  William Ralph Inge
  8. “When shepherds quarrel, the wolf has a winning game. German Proverb

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. “ – Saul Bellow

  1. “Nobody enjoys the company of others as intensely as someone who usually avoids the company of others.”
  2. “The wolves’ prey upon the lambs in the darkness of the night, but the blood stains remain upon the stones in the valley until the dawn comes, and the sun reveals the crime to all. “ – Khalil Gibran
  3. “Man is to man either a god or a wolf.” –  Desiderius Erasmus
  4. “Wolves are the witches of the animal world.”  Katherine Rundell
  5. “The wolf is an intelligent and cultural animal. Its behavior is not just imprinted in its genes but is also taught from mothers to pups according to circumstance. It knows that a man with a pitchfork is dangerous, and that a man with a gun is even more so. The wolf was different once and was more active during the day. Its [modern] nocturnal activities are an adaptation against danger.”-  Luigi Boitani
  6. “I guess I’m pretty much of a lone wolf. I don’t say I don’t like people at all, but to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.” – Bela Lugosi
  7. “Some people think the real them is whoever they are when they’re not around other people.”
  8. “Wolves ate even mighty hunters, for there was no honor or code among predators, and everyone’s guts steam the same way when torn open on a cold night.” –  Warren Ellis
  9. “All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel. …Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you.” 
  10. “Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.” –  Margaret Atwood
  11. “Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” –  Alfred Hitchcock
  12. “The wolves are never meant to be anything other than defending. They’re not meant to be aggressors.”  Joe Carnahan
  13. “Yet much remains To conquer still; peace hath her victories No less renowned than war, new foes arise Threatening to bind our souls with secular chains: Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw.” –  John Milton
  14. “You know, he told me once, completely exasperated, you’ve got one glass of water inside your head, with all the tears for a lifetime. If you waste them over nothing, then you won’t be able to cry for real when you need to.”
  15. “We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of yourself.” – Farley Mowat
  16. “The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream.” –  Elihu Root
  17. “To run with the wolf was to run in the shadows, the dark ray of life, survival and instinct. A fierceness that was both proud and lonely, a tearing, a howling, a hunger and thirst. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst. A strength that would die fighting, kicking, screaming, that wouldn’t stop until the last breath had been wrung from its body. The will to take one’s place in the world. To say ‘I am here.’ To say ‘I am.” –  O.R. Melling
  18. “When a wolf doesn’t want to do something, they look really cute.”  Michelle Paver
  19. “Wolves together stand howling soft and loud at light, singing family songs.” –  Sue Thoele
  20. “I knew he wouldn’t come, but I howled anyway, and when I did, the other wolves would pass images of him to me of what he looked like: lithe, gray, yellow-eyed. I would pass back images of my own, of a wolf on the edge of the woods, silent and cautious, watching me. The images, clear as the slender-leaved trees in front of me, made finding him seem urgent, but I didn’t know how to begin to look. “ – Maggie Stiefvater
  21. “I think I’m still a lone wolf, internally. And I always will be.” –  Rob Halford
  22. “So, she looked upon the wolves, who were dwindling in number, and back at the humans who no longer cared for their own and combined their spirits. She took the loyal, protective, possessive natures of the wolf and took the intelligence, emotions, and love of the human and brought them together. She designed us to be a pack.” – Quinn Loftis
  23. “Everyone knew there were wolves in the mountains, but they seldom came near the village – the modern wolves were the offspring of ancestors that had survived because they had learned that human meat had sharp edges” – . Terry Pratchett
  24. “A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.” –  Lana Turner
  25. “Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you – you will remember.” –  Robert Ghost Wolf
  26. “I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families.” 
  27. “Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them.” – Bob Ferris
  28. “ The connection between Mongols and the wolf is… interwoven with religion and folklore. In the Shamanic culture, the wolf is connected with mountain spirits. Children’s fairy tales are often filled with references to the clever and mysterious wolf. With all these connections, I assumed it would make sense if Mongols had a bit of wolf blood in them. And perhaps they do. A legend is told about a blue wolf that mated with a red deer. It was their offspring that spawned the tribe of Chingis Khan. Since Chingis is considered the father of the nation, it’s no wonder why the wolf is held in such awe. “ – Michael Kohn
  29. “Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.” –  Clarissa Pinkola Este
  30. “The wolf lives his life by his own rules, what you think of him doesn’t matter.”
  31. “If you can’t face the words, don’t go in the forest.”
  32. “It’s much better to walk alone in the right direction than to follow the herd working in the wrong direction.”
  33. “Make no mistake the beast inside is sleeping not dead.”
  34. “The price of being a ship has boarded the price of being a wolf is loneliness to one or the other with great care.”
  35. “I am alone, would it blow my mind that people wanna try to get inside my tired head.”
  36.  “Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else.”
  37. “If they stand behind you, protect them, if they stand beside you, respect them, if they stand against you, defeat them.”

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Being a lone wolf is difficult, but with a lot of benefits.

You have the opportunity to create a lifestyle to your liking that you will be really happy with.

I know loneliness is scary, but I’m not talking about that kind of oppressive and awkward loneliness that destroys souls.

I am talking about a chosen loneliness, which gives you the opportunity to be more introspective and through which you become better.

What is your favorite lone wolf quote?

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