Introverts Quotes

Quotes tagged as "introverts" (showing 1-30 of 103)
John Green
“Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."

[Thoughts from Places: The Tour, Nerdfighteria Wiki, January 17, 2012]”
John Green

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

Adam S. McHugh
“Because introverts are typically good listeners and, at least, have the appearance of calmness, we are attractive to emotionally needy people. Introverts, gratified that other people are initiating with them, can easily get caught in these exhausting and unsatisfying relationships.”
Adam S. McHugh

Susan Cain
“Solitude matters, and for some people, it's the air they breathe”
Susan Cain

Criss Jami
“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Shannon L. Alder
“The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.”
Shannon L. Alder

Adam S. McHugh
“Introverts treasure the close relationships they have stretched so much to make.”
Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

R.D. Blackmore
“...because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing? ”
R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone

Lauren Morrill
“There's a difference between preferring books to parties and preferring sixteen cats to seeing the light of day.”
Lauren Morrill, Meant to Be

Franz Kafka
“The limited circle is pure.”
Franz Kafka

“The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all.”
Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto

L.M. Montgomery
“Matthew, much to his own surprise, was enjoying himself. Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Susan Cain
“Evangelicalism has taken the Extrovert Ideal to its logical extreme...If you don't love Jesus out loud, then it must not be real love. It's not enough to forge your own spiritual connection to the divine; it must be displayed publicly.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Adam S. McHugh
“When introverts are in conflict with each other...it may require a map in order to follow all the silences, nonverbal cues and passive-aggressive behaviors!”
Adam S. McHugh

Susan Cain
“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.”
Susan Cain

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

Susan Cain
“Love is essential, gregariousness is optional.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain
“Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured...Spend your free the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Tove Jansson
“There are such a lot of things that have no place in summer and autumn and spring. Everything that’s a little shy and a little rum. Some kinds of night animals and people that don’t fit in with others and that nobody really believes in. They keep out of the way all the year. And then when everything’s quiet and white and the nights are long and most people are asleep—then they appear.”
Tove Jansson, Moominland Midwinter

Aletheia Luna
“If you are an introvert, you are born
with a temperament that craves to be alone, delights in meaningful connections, thinks before speaking and observes before approaching. If you are an introvert, you thrive in the inner
sanctuary of the mind, heart and spirit, but shrink in the external world of noise, drama and chaos. As an introvert, you are sensitive, perceptive, gentle and reflective. You prefer to operate behind the scenes, preserve your precious energy and influence the world in a quiet,
but powerful way.”
Aletheia Luna, Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an Introvert

Susan Cain
“A Manifesto for Introverts

1. There's a word for 'people who are in their heads too much': thinkers.

2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths.

4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always be time to be quiet later.

5. But in the long run, staying true to your temperament is key to finding work you love and work that matters.

6. One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of business cards.

7. It's OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk.

8. 'Quiet leadership' is not an oxymoron.

9. Love is essential; gregariousness is optional.

10. 'In a gentle way, you can shake the world.' -Mahatma Gandhi”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Sophia Dembling
“I've been accused my whole life of being "too sensitive". This actually kind of pisses me off, but maybe that's just because I'm too sensitive.”
Sophia Dembling

Tim LaHaye
“Inside was where she lived, physically and mentally. She resided in the horn of plenty of her own prodigious mind, fertilized by inexhaustible curiosity.”
Tim LaHaye, The Rising

Susan Cain
“Naked lions are just as dangerous as elegantly dressed ones”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Often we come home from a sharing session with a feeling that something precious has been taken away from us or that holy ground has been trodden upon.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

W. Somerset Maugham
“He was always seeking for a meaning in life, and here it seemed to him that a meaning was offered; but it was obscure and vague . . . He saw what looked like the truth as by flashes of lightening on a dark, stormy night you might see a mountain range. He seemed to see that a man need not leave his life to chance, but that his will was powerful; he seemed to see that self-control might be as passionate and as active as the surrender to passion; he seemed to see that the inward life might be as manifold, as varied, as rich with experience, as the life of one who conquered realms and explored unknown lands.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

John Green
“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”
John Green”
John Green

Susan Cain
“The same person who would never raise his hand in a lecture hall of two hundred people might blog to two thousand, or two million, without thinking twice. The same person who finds it difficult to introduce himself to strangers might establish a persence online and then extend these relationships into the real world.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

“I was born as a forest, but I feel overwhelmed by all these trees.”
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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.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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