The word “lonely” indicates the state of being alone. You feel lonely when you are not in the company of good friends. Loneliness can drive someone into a mood of extreme depression. No one likes to stay solitary. Man is a social animal. He needs company to interact and socialise with others. Those persons, who are gregarious, seldom stay lonely. They always have people around them. Introvert people, who often stay reticent are found lonely, having no company at all.
According to Christopher Morley, “Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain. “Loneliness is very much needed at times, too. Whenever your mind wants peace and rest, you should stay aloof from everyone and spend some time alone. This lonely time will heal your body and soul.
According to Alain De Botton, “Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.”