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13 Being Single Quotes That Will Make You Feel Powerful

This February 14th, fall in love with yourself. We curated 13 sentiments to celebrate being single.

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The joy of singlehood

More than half of young people in America are single. Millennials need not worry. Plenty of luminaires including Queen Elizabeth I, Ludwig van Beethoven, Coco Chanel, Bill Maher, and Emma Watson never tied the knot. While there are many people who celebrate love through marriage, there are also many who adore singe life, as these quotes about being single attest. These 15 famous people chose to be single.

mindy kaling being single

Report to you

In an interview in Flare, Mindy Kaling notes that when she was in her 20s, she was,” “was not only boy crazy, but marriage and relationship crazy.” The Dartmouth College graduate, actress, comedian, author, producer, and mom was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013.

oscar wilde being single

Fall in love with yourself

Over 100 years after Oscar Wilde penned An Ideal Husband, the classic being single quote lives on to illuminate that self -love remains one of the best types of romances. After all, you can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first. Wondering how to jump-start the process? Try learning these 11 ways to stop comparing yourself to others.

maya angelou being single

You are enough

During her lifetime, Maya Angelou wrote more than 30 bestselling titles since I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published in 1970. Her inspirational quotes are omnipresent and provide inspiration for generations.

emma watson being single

Self-partnering is a happy destination

British actress Emma Watson received widespread publicity for coining the phrase “self-partnered” just like Gwyneth Paltrow did for creating a new narrative about divorce with the term “uncoupling.” Here is what these bold single women had to say about the perks of flying solo.

drew barrymore being single

Single is the elixir, not the illness

Drew Barrymore, who has been married and divorced three times, wrote this being single quote in her book Wildflower. Here are 11 ways to be single on Valentine’s Day and love it.

lady gaga being single

Fall in love with what you do

No doubt about it, actress-singer Lady Gaga has found her true passion.

henry david thoreau being single

Solitude is your friend

Did you know that one of the keys to happiness is spending time alone? As Buddha said, “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

taylor swift being single

Take time to find out who you are

Even celebrities have to take time to truly figure out who they are. Turns out, being single for years made this man a better partner.

halle berry being single

Be the pie

Academy-award winning actress Halle Berry believes that having a relationship enhances one’s life but is not its center.

carrie bradshaw being single

Single is sexy

Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City siren, had plenty of good quotes about being single including, “The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” She also said, “Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”

william blake being single

Flying solo doesn’t have to be for the birds

William Blake also said, “Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” Go figure.

byron katie being single

It’s been you all along

We spend a lot of time searching for someone special when as Byron Katie so beautifully recognizes, we have been there along. Here are 15 things everyone should do alone at least once.

sue grafton being single

You hit the lottery

Stacey Marcus
Stacey Marcus is a lifestyle writer and regular contributor to where she covers subjects ranging from zodiac insight and penguin secrets to trivia and trends. She earned a BA in Communications from Simmons University. When not pitching story ideas and cherry picking words, she can be found capturing sweet moments with her fluffy dog and office mate Theo.