50 Quotes for Introverts:
Quiet people are often misunderstood as self-centres and arrogant, as they don’t talk much and take time to be open up. Due to which, they either knowingly or unknowingly, deny giving others— the opportunity to know themselves.
This is why introverts get easily ignored in group settings because they like to observe first, and then participate in the conversation.
However, those who are friends with introverts know, that they can be amazing friends, great storytellers, and your go-to-person for sharing your vulnerable side at 2 pm. As introverts are sensitive beings, who understand others and are highly empathetic, which softens their overall personality.
Since they are highly creative and self-motivated individuals. Therefore, they have their own philosophy of peaceful living, which is only known to their small circle of friends.
I remember several people telling me, that the first time they saw me, they thought either— I am bored or I am too arrogant to befriend. Though it didn’t upset me because I knew, some people can be too quick to judge.
But later when I gave a thought to it, I realized since humans have been living in large, complex social structures for millions of years. They feel disinterested or threatened when— they see someone in a quiet composure, minding their own business.
Since humans are social animals therefore, an asocial person can be a threat to their years of evolution of living in close-knit, human settlements.
So if you are introvert please leave the misconception that others dislike you, or they find you boring. You are only invisible to others until they don’t know you.
So allow your individual talents to shine, make the first move when possible and accept your personality archetype. As it’ll help you to present yourself with confident.
If you still feel like— you are the only one, who feels a certain way and nobody can understand the depth in you. Then you are not alone, there are other introverted people who feel the same way.
If you don’t believe me, then here’s 50 Quotes for Introverts that’ll make them realise you aren’t Alone in this World.
1. “There is a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends because I’m too content by myself.” – Drew Barrymore, Quotes for Introverts
2. “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
3. “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
4. “I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.” – Marilynne Robinson
5. “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, Quotes for Introverts
6. “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
7. “Please kindly go away, I’m introverting.” – Beth Buelow
8. “Introverts crave meaning so party chitchat feels like sandpaper to our psyche.” – Diane Cameron
9. “I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone.” – Dimitri Zaik
10. “I don’t have the energy for fake friendships, forced interactions, or meaningless conversations.”
11. “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, Quotes for Introverts
12. “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, Quotes for Introverts
13. “An introversion party is three people sprawled on couches and pillows, reading and occasionally talking.”
– Laurie Helgoe
14. “Introvert conversations are like jazz. Each player gets to solo for a nice stretch before the other player comes in and does his solo.” – Laurie Helgoe
15. “There are times I wish I was a master magician so I could disappear into the folds of time.” – Jaeda DeWalt
16. “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
17. “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, Quotes for Introverts
18. “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
19. “Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.” – Albert Einstein
20. “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 themselves with, something to judge.” – Paulo Coelho
21. “For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating.” – Jonathan Rauch
22. “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
23. “A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.” – Bertrand Russell, Quotes for Introverts
24. “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, Quotes for Introverts
25. “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
26. “I think I’m a weird combination of deeply introverted and very daring. I can feel both those things working.” – Helen Hunt
27. “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, Quotes for Introverts
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28. “As an introvert, you can be your own best friend or your worst enemy. The good news is we generally like our own company, a quality that extroverts often envy. We find comfort in solitude and know how to soothe ourselves.” – Laurie Helgoe, Quotes for Introverts
29. “Introverts are collectors of thoughts, and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and future.” – Laurie Helgoe
30. “Quiet is might. Solitude is strength. Introversion is power.” – Laurie Helgoe
31. “Introverts keep their best stuff inside—that is, until it is ready. And this drives extroverts crazy! The explanation for the introvert’s behavior—and there must be an explanation for this behavior, say the extroverts—is that he or she is antisocial, out of touch, or simply a snob.” – Laurie Helgoe, Quotes for Introverts
32. “Introverts process information internally, and we don’t like to express our thoughts until they are fully formed.” – Laurie Helgoe
33. “I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.” – Laurie Helgoe
34. “Introverts like being introverts. We are drawn to ideas, we are passionate observers, and for us, solitude is rich and generative.” – Laurie Helgoe
35. “When a quiet introvert talks, heads turn, and that’s power.” – Laurie Helgoe
36. “Though introverts are drained by interaction, we can take immense pleasure in watching the scene around us.” – Laurie Helgoe
37. “Extroverts want us to have fun, because they assume we want what they want. And sometimes we do. But “fun” itself is a “bright” word, the kind of word that comes with flashing lights and an exclamation point! One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions of “fun” is “violent or excited activity or argument.” The very word makes me want to sit in a dimly lit room with lots of pillows-by myself.” – Laurie Helgoe, Quotes for Introverts
38. “Extroverts are more attuned to social rewards, so they are more likely to flash a smile for effect. A notable exception are introverts – like me – whom I call “socially accessible” introverts. We have been trained well to smile and nod, which can place a burden on our processing efforts.” – Laurie Helgoe, Quotes for Introverts
39. “Introverts often assume what’s inside is visible on the outside. We don’t have to invent or fake the emotion; we just need to allow it to be seen!” – Laurie Helgoe
40. “For the introvert, conversation can be a very limited forum for self expression. When a song moves you, a writer gets you or a theory enlightens you, you and its creator are connecting in a realm beyond sight or speech.” – Laurie Helgoe, Quotes for Introverts
41. “An introvert may feel asocial when pressured to go to a party that doesn’t interest her. But for her, the event does not promise meaningful interaction. In fact, she knows that the party will leave her feeling more alone and alienated.” – Laurie Helgoe, Quotes for Introverts
42. “Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating. Shyness is inherently painful; introversion is not.” – Susan Cain
43. “Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating. Shyness is inherently painful; introversion is not.” – Susan Cain
44. “Introverts prefer to work independently, and solitude can be a catalyst to innovation.” – Susan Cain
45. “Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.” – Susan Cain, Quotes for Introverts
46. “Introversion- along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness- is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living in the Extrovert 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, Quotes for Introverts
47. “The next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the power of quiet.” – Susan Cain
48. “Solitude is one of our great superpowers… Solitude is the key to being able to make effective decisions and then having the courage of convictions to stand behind those decisions.” – Susan Cain, Quotes for Introverts
49. “Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Gandhi — all these peopled described themselves as quiet and soft-spoken and even shy. And they all took the spotlight, even though every bone in their bodies was telling them not to.” – Susan Cain, Quotes for Introverts
50. “Love is essential, gregariousness is optional.” – Susan Cain