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105 Totally Relatable Quotes For Introverts Like Me

As a blogger, I’m obviously an introvert…but I’m certainly not alone! Millions of introverts are around the world yet we all need connection. With these quotes, I hope you’ll find some assurance and even some humor. I’ve collected the usual long sayings as well as short quotes for social media…for those who prefer to communicate virtually.

Best Quotes For True Introverts

1. I think a lot, but I don’t say much.

Anne Frank

2. The day I began to live is the day I discovered being an introvert was awesome.

Maxime Lagacé

3. I don't want to be alone. I want to be left alone.

Audrey Hepburn

4. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

5. I was never less alone than when by myself.

Edward Gibbon

6. Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.

Criss Jami

7. Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea.

Michaela Chung

8. A little hibernation is good for the mind.

Michaela Chung

9. Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Stephen Hawking

10. Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.

William S. Boroughs

11. Everyone shines, given the right lighting.

Susan Cain

12. A wise man once said nothing.

Anonymous

13. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

Plato

14. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

15. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

Maya Angelou

16. I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.

Laurie Helgoe

17. 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

18. I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.

Bob Newhart

19. Whew, that was close. I almost had to socialize.

Anonymous

20. Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.

Albert Einstein

21. 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

22. The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.

Rainer Maria Rilke

23. 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, the sky.

Audrey Hepburn

24. 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

25. When someone speaks to an introvert, her brain responds with a high level of activity. It is as if several lights start flashing on a control panel.

Laurie Helgoe

26. An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.

Walter Bagehot

27. Introverts crave meaning so party chit-chat feels like sandpaper to our psyche.

Diane Cameron

28. After an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression.

Jonathan Rauch

29. Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.

Sophia Dembling

30. People inspire you, or they drain you – pick them wisely.

Hans F. Hansen

31. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

Saint Francis De Sales

32. I was just confused about why I was feeling overwhelmed all the time and trying to adjust to having people work for me.

Felicia Day

33. Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.

Elliot Kay

34. 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

35. They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are.

Paulo Coelho

36. Deep rivers run quiet.

Haruki Murakami

37. What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.

Ellen Burstyn

38. The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.

William Wordsworth

39. Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

Isaac Newton

40. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

Albert Einstein

41. So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.

Sylvia Plath

42. People empty me. I have to get away to refill.

C. Bukowski

43. I restore myself when I’m alone.

Marilyn Monroe

44. Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.

Adriana Lima

45. 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

46. Without great solitude no serious work is possible.

Pablo Picasso

47. I am quite shy and people think I’m aloof.

Kristen Stewart

48. Introverts are dependent on their own inside noise, extroverts are dependent of outside noise. The outputs are dependent on quality of those noise.

Amit K Ghosh

49. Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me. They’re shy and they live in their heads. The very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone.

Steve Wozniak

50. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau

36. 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

51. You can be a very charismatic introvert.

Olivia Fox Cabane

52. 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

53. The more you talk, the less people listen.

Meg White

54. Whatever kind of introvert you are, some people will find you ‘too much’ in some ways and ‘not enough’ in others.

Laurie Helgoe

55. I kinda live where I find myself.

Bob Dylan

56. Many introverts feel there’s something wrong with them, and try to pass as extroverts. But whenever you try to pass as something you’re not, you lose a part of yourself along the way. You especially lose a sense of how to spend your time.

Susan Cain

57. I don’t hate people, I just feel better when they aren’t around.

Charles Bukowski

58. Introverts tend to avoid small talk. We’d rather talk about something meaningful than fill the air with chatter just to hear ourselves make noise.

Jenn Granneman

59. I owe my solitude to other people.

Alan Watts

60. I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends’ lives.

Steven Spielberg

61. My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Edith Sitwell

62. 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

63. The greatest art is to sit, wait and let it come.

Yogi Bhajan

64. 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

65. 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

66. I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.

Marilynne Robinson

67. In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.

Albert Camus

68. I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I’m sure that’s some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there’s a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out.

Steve Martin

69. Isn’t it refreshing to know that what comes perfectly natural for you is your greatest strength? Your power is in your nature. You may not think it’s a big deal that you can spend hours immersed in something that interests you — alone — but the extrovert next door has no idea how you do it.

Laurie Helgoe

70. 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.

Aletheia Luna

71. Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can.

Susan Cain

72. Introverts dislike small talk, but we are fluent in the language of ideas and dreams.

Michaela Chung

73. You shouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

74. 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

75. I think introverts can do quite well. If you’re clever you can learn to get the benefits of being an introvert, which might be, say, being willing to go off for a few days and think about a tough problem, read everything you can, push yourself very hard to think out on the edge of that area.

Bill Gates

76. Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.

Robert Greene

77. 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

78. When I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing.

Mary Oliver

79. 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

80. I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s somebody nobody knows about

Alfred Hitchcock

81. I love all of the excitement and I like meeting people and hearing their stories. But I also like time alone. And I like to think and relax and sleep and stuff like that. So I guess I’m a little of both.

Hillary Clinton

82. We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.

Susan Cain

83. I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone.

Dimitri Zaik

84. Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone.

Charles Bukowski

85. I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.

Johnny Depp

86. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.

Napoleon Hill

87. 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

88. While extroverts are verbal processors, who speak as they think, introverts need to think before we speak. This leads to a slower, more thoughtful communication style that involves fewer words, and longer pauses.

Michaela Chung

89. 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

90. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Aristotle

91. I was kinda shy in school, but I also had the class-clown element about me. I was removed, but I was involved.

Keanu Reeves

92. I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.

Beyonce Knowles

93. Life isn’t about just talking, it’s about thinking too.

Marie Symeou

94. As a child I suppose I was not quite normal. My happiest times were when I was left alone in the house on a Saturday.

Charles Bukowski

95. The extroverted world we live in will crush the introverted who blindly try to fit in.

Maxime Lagacé

96. My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.

Patricia Highsmith

97. I’m kind of an introvert kind of person just by nature, it’s not like a conscious choice that I’m making necessarily.

Emma Watson

98. Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth.

Sophia Dembling

99. 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

100. Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.

Liv Tyler

101. Often confused with shyness, introversion does not imply social reticence or discomfort. Rather than being averse to social engagement, introverts become overwhelmed by too much of it, which explains why the introvert is ready to leave a party after an hour and the extravert gains steam as the night goes on.

Laurie Helgoe

102. 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

103. I can be very shy…but when I’m around people I know, I can be extremely loud.

Avril Lavigne

104. Solitude matters. And for some people it is the air that they breathe.

Susan Cain

105. I’m self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent; then I shut off, which scares people sometimes.

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