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Quotes About Introvert

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Jarod Kintz
“I just realized my lips are inside out. They should be turned inwards, because I spend most of my time talking to myself.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Criss Jami
“Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Leave an extrovert alone for two minutes and he will reach for his cell phone. In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially “on,” we introverts need to turn off and recharge. My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression. It does not call for medication. For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating. Our motto: “I’m okay, you’re okay—in small doses.”
Jonathan Rauch

Jarod Kintz
“I talked to a calzone for fifteen minutes last night before I realized it was just an introverted pizza. I wish all my acquaintances were so tasty.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Jarod Kintz
“On a scale of 1 to extroverted, I’m a 3.14159. So is pi. I network like “the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.” Thanks, Wikipedia!”
Jarod Kintz, #Networking is people looking for people looking for people

Jarod Kintz
“I’m a little more reserved in person than people expect. But I warm up quickly, like leftovers. Meatloaf, anyone?”
Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax

Criss Jami
“A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

J.D. Salinger
“I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door."

( A Boy in France : Saturday Evening Post CCXVII, March 31, 1945)”
J.D. Salinger

Criss Jami
“A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable. That part causes the infection. And in such cases when a rumor is only partially made of truth, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the information may have gone wrong. It is passed on and on until some brave soul questions its validity; that brave soul refuses to bite the apple and let the apple eat him. Forced to start from scratch for the sake of purity and truth, that brave soul, figuratively speaking, fully amputates the information in order to protect his personal judgment. In other words, his ignorance is to be valued more than the lie believed to be true.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Brent Runyon
“The only problem with seeing people you know is that they know you.”
Brent Runyon, The Burn Journals

Jarod Kintz
“He was an introverted kid, so I didn’t send him to his room as punishment. No, I took him to a party.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Susan Cain
“Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to. Stay home on New Year's Eve if that's what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story. Make a deal with yourself that you'll attend a set number of social events in exchange for not feeling guilty when you beg off.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Stephanie Perkins
“My smile wavers as I revert to my natural state of being: nervous and weird.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

Jeff Sampson
“My idea of a fun night was diving into a massive pile of To Be Read pile of books stacked near my dresser... I was the girl who loved everything geeky.”
Jeff Sampson, Vesper

Susan Cain
“Introverts living under the Extroversion Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform”
Susan Cain

Charles Bukowski
“I guess I´m too used to sitting in a small room and making
words do a few things. I see enough of humanity at the
racetracks, the supermarkets, gas stations, freeways, cafes,
etc. This can´t be helped. But I feel like kicking myself in
the ass when I go to gatherings, even if the drinks are free.
It never works for me. I´ve got enough clay to play with.
People empty me. I have to get away to refill. I´m what´s best
for me, sitting here slouched, smoking a beedie and watching
this creen flash the words. Seldom do you meet a rare or
interesting person. It´s more than galling, it´s a fucking
constant shock. It´s making a god-damned grouch out of me.
Anybody can be a god-damned grouch and most are. Help!”
Charles Bukowski, The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship

Lang Leav
“Shrinking in a corner,
pressed into the wall;
do they know I'm present,
am I here at all?

Is there a written rule book,
that tells you how to be—
all the right things to talk about—
that everyone has but me?

Slowly I am withering—
a flowered deprived of sun;
longing to belong to—
somewhere or someone.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

Criss Jami
“How is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude, it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“The exaggerated dopamine sensitivity of the introvert leads one to believe that when in public, introverts, regardless of its validity, often feel to be the center of (unwanted) attention hence rarely craving attention. Extroverts, on the other hand, seem to never get enough attention. So on the flip side it seems as though the introvert is in a sense very external and the extrovert is in a sense very internal - the introvert constantly feels too much 'outerness' while the extrovert doesn't feel enough 'outerness'.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Charles Baudelaire
“The solitary and thoughtful stroller finds a singular intoxication in this universal communion. The man who loves to lose himself in a crowd enjoys feverish delights that the egoist locked up in himself as in a box, and the slothful man like a mollusk in his shell, will be eternally deprived of. He adopts as his own all the occupations, all the joys and all the sorrows that chance offers.”
Charles Baudelaire

Jarod Kintz
“When I’m introduced to a woman for the first time, I always say the same thing. I say, “Hi, I’m Jarod, and I think you’ll love my kids. You’d better, because you’re going to give birth to them.” This usually works, because after I say this I can immediately go back to being an introvert, as I’m left standing there all alone. 
”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Criss Jami
“Because there are hundreds of different ways to say one thing, I, being a writer, songwriter, and poet, speak childishly and incoherently. In speech there is so much to decide in so little time.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Jarod Kintz
“I wear my shirts inside out, because I’m an introvert.”
Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops

Marti Olsen Laney
“Having people in different optimal environments increases the chances of survival of the human race as a whole. It is nature's way to preserve her species.”
Marti Olsen Laney, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

Criss Jami
“The humble ones are always learning and improving, and their secret is always that it's a secret.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Jarod Kintz
“Deep down, I’m an introvert. However, high up, I’m an extrovert.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Jarod Kintz
“I think a cool war helmet is painted with red and white concentric circles, exactly like a bull’s eye. But I’m not a fighter—I’m a lover. That’s why I’m joining the military. I figure after well over a decade of continuous war, all they do is fuck around.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Alexei Maxim Russell
“I love introverts. They don't waste words. Excessive extroverts can be very wasteful. I don't trust them in any kind of intricate or delicate matter.”
Alexei Maxim Russell, Trueman Bradley - The Next Great Detective

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