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Top 71 Quotes About Being an Introvert (INSPIRING)

16 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Embrace Your Introverted Self

“I don’t believe anything really revolutionary has ever been invented by committee… I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone… Not on a committee. Not on a team.” 

Steve Wozniak
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
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
I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity. - Dau Voire
I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity. – Dau Voire
People always tell introverts to be more talkative and leave their comfort zones, yet no one tells extroverts to shut up to make the zone comfortable.
People always tell introverts to be more talkative and leave their comfort zones, yet no one tells extroverts to shut up to make the zone comfortable.

“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here forever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.” 

Virginia Wolf
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Gustav Jung
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Gustav Jung
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before. – Francis Phillip Wernig
The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before. – Francis Phillip Wernig

“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”

Franz Kafka
Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was. – Cheryl Strayed
Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was. – Cheryl Strayed
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone. – Rollo May
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone. – Rollo May
I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way. – Jane Austen
I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way. – Jane Austen

“Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone —that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.”

Nikola Tesla
I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, and the sky. – Audrey Hepburn
I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, and the sky. – Audrey Hepburn
I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel. – Audrey Hepburn
I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel. – Audrey Hepburn
Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. – Eleanor Roosevelt

12 Wise Quotes About Being an Introvert

“Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.”

Susan Cain
A good rule of thumb is that any environment that consistently leaves you feeling bad about who you are is the wrong environment. – Laurie Helgoe
A good rule of thumb is that any environment that consistently leaves you feeling bad about who you are is the wrong environment. – Laurie Helgoe
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
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
I need space from a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talk too much but never have anything to say. – Kaitlin Foster
I need space from a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talk too much but never have anything to say. – Kaitlin Foster
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. – Albert Einstein
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. – Albert Einstein
Your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it, you will find all your paths. – Rainer Maria Rilke
Your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it, you will find all your paths. – Rainer Maria Rilke
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. - Anais Nin
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. – Anais Nin
Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth. – Sophia Dembling
Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth. – Sophia Dembling
Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. – Anne Lamott
Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. – Anne Lamott
People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely. – Hans F. Hansen
People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely. – Hans F. Hansen
The day I began to live is the day I discovered being an introvert was awesome. – Maxime Lagacé
The day I began to live is the day I discovered being an introvert was awesome. – Maxime Lagacé
Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you. – Robert Greene
Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you. – Robert Greene

11 of the Best Short Introvert Quotes

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius
I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone. – Marilynne Robinson
I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone. – Marilynne Robinson
Without great solitude no serious work is possible. – Pablo Picasso
Without great solitude no serious work is possible. – Pablo Picasso
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind. – Albert Einstein
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind. – Albert Einstein
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. – Aldous Huxley
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. – Aldous Huxley
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau
I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone. – Dimitri Zaik
I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone. – Dimitri Zaik
The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude. – Rainer Maria Rilke
The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude. – Rainer Maria Rilke
A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with the company. – Oscar Wilde
A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with the company. – Oscar Wilde
My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. – Warsan Shire
My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. – Warsan Shire

12 Quotes About Introversion that Will Make You Think

Deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often even funny, but somehow her personality always got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all.” 

Julia Quinn
Don’t underestimate me because I’m quiet. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and observe more than you know. – Michaela Chung
Don’t underestimate me because I’m quiet. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and observe more than you know. – Michaela Chung
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. – Ellen Burstyn
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. – Ellen Burstyn
People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting. – Andy Warhol
People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting. – Andy Warhol
You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind. – Yoko Ono
You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind. – Yoko Ono
Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward. – Elliot Kay
Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward. – Elliot Kay

“Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse them with, and something to judge.”

Paulo Coelho
I think a lot, but I don’t say much. – Anne Frank
I think a lot, but I don’t say much. – Anne Frank
Quiet people have the loudest minds. – Stephen Hawking
Quiet people have the loudest minds. – Stephen Hawking

“When you’re an introvert like me and you’ve been lonely for a while, and then you find someone who understands you, you become really attached to them. It’s a real release.”

Lana Del Rey
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. – William S. Boroughs
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. – William S. Boroughs
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
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

20 Funny Introvert Quotes that Will Make a Great Bio

My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people. – Patricia Highsmith
My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people. – Patricia Highsmith
Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell. ― Criss Jami
Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell. ― Criss Jami
You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. – Criss Jami
You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. – Criss Jami
Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love. – Emma Watson
Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love. – Emma Watson
I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds. - Laurie Helgoe
I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds. – Laurie Helgoe
The only thing I bring to social gatherings are excuses to leave early.
The only thing I bring to social gatherings are excuses to leave early.
What I lack in social skills, I make it up for hiding-people skills.
What I lack in social skills, I make it up for hiding-people skills.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. – Henry David Thoreau
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. – Henry David Thoreau
There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. – Susan Cain
There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. – Susan Cain
It’s not because I don’t want to look at you. It’s that I don’t want to be seen. – Jonathan Lethem
It’s not because I don’t want to look at you. It’s that I don’t want to be seen. – Jonathan Lethem
I don’t have the energy for fake friendships, forced interactions, or meaningless conversations.
I don’t have the energy for fake friendships, forced interactions, or meaningless conversations.
I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone. – Audrey Hepburn
I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone. – Audrey Hepburn
I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they are not around. – Charles Bukowski
I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they are not around. – Charles Bukowski
People empty me. I have to get away to refill. – C. Bukowski
People empty me. I have to get away to refill. – C. Bukowski
Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea. – Michaela Chung
Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea. – Michaela Chung
Kindly remove yourself from my personal space. Thanks. – Gemma Correll
Kindly remove yourself from my personal space. Thanks. – Gemma Correll
Please kindly go away, I’m introverting. - Beth Buelow
Please kindly go away, I’m introverting. – Beth Buelow
I do talk, but not with you.
I do talk, but not with you.
Don’t come to my house unannounced. I will stare at you from my window.
Don’t come to my house unannounced. I will stare at you from my window.
I wish people were fluent in silence.
I wish people were fluent in silence.

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