50+ Quotes For Introverts

Introverts often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, using computers, hiking and fishing. The archetypal artist, writer, sculptor, via Wiki50+ Quotes For Introverts define introverted

“Wise men, when in doubt

whether to speak or to keep quiet, give

themselves the benefit of the doubt, and

remain silent.” ~ Napoleon Hill

1. “It takes much effort to pretend that I’m interested in what you are saying about your weekend. I’m actually waiting for the moment when you finally stop talking and go.”


2. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle


3. “I do feel that I’ve managed to make something I could maybe call my world…over time…little by little. And when I’m inside it, to some extent, I feel kind of relieved. But the very fact I felt I had to make such a world probably means that I’m a weak person, that I bruise easily, don’t you think? And in the eyes of society at large, that world of mine is a puny little thing. It’s like a cardboard house: a puff of wind might carry it off somewhere.” Haruki Murakami


4. “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


5. “…I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.” ~ Susan Cain


6. “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” ~ Susan Cain


Can introverts turn into extroverts?

“Don’t think of introversion as something

that needs to be cured…

Spend your free time the way you

like, not the way you think

you’re supposed to.”~ Susan Cain


7. “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


8. “The only problem with seeing people you know is that they know you.” ~ Brent Runyon


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


10. “I’ll be honest with you, I’m a little bit of a loner. It’s been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me. I tend to be very self-reliant and private. And I have this history of wanting to work things out on my own and protect people from what’s going on with me.” ~ Kerry Washington


11. “Before leaving the apartment, I listen carefully and peek through the peephole to make sure I won’t run into you or any other neighbor.”


12. “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


13. “All this talking, this rather liquid confessing, was something I didn’t think I could ever bring myself to do. It seemed foolhardy to me, like an uncooked egg deciding to to come out of its shell: there would be a risk of spreading out too far, turning into a formless puddle.” ~ Margaret Atwood


14. “Introverts treasure the close relationships they have stretched so much to make.” ~ Adam S. McHugh

50+ Quotes For Introverts  15. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes” ~ C.G. Jung


16. “Love is essential, gregariousness is optional.” ~ Susan Cain


17. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~ Gandhi, Mahatma


18. “I don’t care about your birthday and neither do I want you to care about mine.”


19. “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.”


20. “When you invited me to that party and I said I was sick, in reality, I just didn’t want to go.”


21. “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


22. “When you said ‘call me,’ it felt like my world was falling apart.”


Are introverts rude?

“Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts

do not hate small talk

because we dislike people.

We hate small talk because

we hate the barrier it creates

between people.” ~ Laurie Helgoe


23. “…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


24. “It takes much effort to pretend that I’m interested in what you are saying about your weekend. I’m actually waiting for the moment when you finally stop talking and go.”


25. “There’s a difference between preferring books to parties and preferring sixteen cats to seeing the light of day.” ~ Lauren Morrill


26. “I didn’t actually have plans for that weekend, I just wanted to spend some time alone at home.”


27. “Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” ~ Susan Cain


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


29. “…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


30. “When you called me to say that the party we were to go to was cancelled, I did my best to show that I was sorry to hear that. In reality, I felt more relieved and happy than ever. It literally made my day.”


 

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31. “Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people. We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.” ~ Laurie Helgoe


32. “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.” ~ John Green


33. “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


34. “I’m not antisocial; neither do I hate people. I just enjoy spending time in my own company more than having pointless conversations with people I don’t care about and who obviously don’t care about me.”


35. “The healthy Christian is not necessarily the extrovert, ebullient Christian, but the Christian who has a sense of God’s presence stamped deep on his soul, who trembles at God’s word, who lets it dwell in him richly by constant meditation upon it, and who tests and reforms his life daily in response to it.” ~ J.I. Packer


36. “One day, I saw you in the store and did my best so you wouldn’t notice me and we wouldn’t need to have an awkward conversation. Luckily, you didn’t.”


37. “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


Are introverts socially awkward?

“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

38. “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


39. “I’m not really interested to learn what’s up. Let’s talk about something fascinating and meaningful or leave me alone.”


40. “I just have a hard time with small talk. My friend Jocelyn says I’m too quiet, but I’m really not quiet. I just tend to come across that way to new people because I don’t like to talk first. What if the other person doesn’t want to be bothered?” ~ Lauren Barnholdt


41. “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


42. “Accept everything about yourself–I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end–no apologies, no regrets.” ~ Clark Moustakas


43. “Remember I told you I missed your phone call/overlooked your Facebook or text message? The truth is that I just didn’t want to talk at that time.”


44. “Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So, we lost our center and have to find it again.” ~ Anaïs Nin


45. “All this talking, this rather liquid confessing, was something I didn’t think I could ever bring myself to do. It seemed foolhardy to me, like an uncooked egg deciding to to come out of its shell: there would be a risk of spreading out too far, turning into a formless puddle.” ~ Margaret Atwood


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46. “We can’t underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don’t, you risk not knowing yourself and not realizing your dreams.” ~ Jewel


47. “In a team setting, leadership is shared by a community of people, which counters the tendency for pastors to form congregations in their own images.”~ Adam S. McHugh


48. “I have to be alone very often. I’d be perfectly happy if I spent Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” ~ Audrey Hepburn


49. “When you ask why I’m so quiet or why I don’t talk much, it takes effort not to roll my eyes and say something rude.”


50. “Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” ~ Saint Francis De Sales


51. “Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.” ~ Criss Jami

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