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.
2. The day I began to live is the day I discovered being an introvert was awesome.
3. I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone.
4. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
5. I was never less alone than when by myself.
6. Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.
7. Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea.
8. A little hibernation is good for the mind.
9. Quiet people have the loudest minds.
10. Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
11. Everyone shines, given the right lighting.
12. A wise man once said nothing.
13. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
14. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
15. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.
16. I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.
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.
18. I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.
19. Whew, that was close. I almost had to socialize.
20. Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
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.
22. The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.
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.
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.
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.
26. An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
27. Introverts crave meaning so party chit-chat feels like sandpaper to our psyche.
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.
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.
30. People inspire you, or they drain you – pick them wisely.
31. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
32. I was just confused about why I was feeling overwhelmed all the time and trying to adjust to having people work for me.
33. Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.
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.
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.
36. Deep rivers run quiet.
37. What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.
38. The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
39. Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
40. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
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.
42. People empty me. I have to get away to refill.
43. I restore myself when I’m alone.
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.
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.
46. Without great solitude no serious work is possible.
47. I am quite shy and people think I’m aloof.
48. Introverts are dependent on their own inside noise, extroverts are dependent of outside noise. The outputs are dependent on quality of those noise.
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.
50. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
36. Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
51. You can be a very charismatic introvert.
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.
53. The more you talk, the less people listen.
54. Whatever kind of introvert you are, some people will find you ‘too much’ in some ways and ‘not enough’ in others.
55. I kinda live where I find myself.
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.
57. I don’t hate people, I just feel better when they aren’t around.
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.
59. I owe my solitude to other people.
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.
61. My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
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.
63. The greatest art is to sit, wait and let it come.
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.
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.
66. I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.
67. In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
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.
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.
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.
71. Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can.
72. Introverts dislike small talk, but we are fluent in the language of ideas and dreams.
73. You shouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
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.
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.
76. Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.
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.
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.
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.
80. I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s somebody nobody knows about
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.
82. We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.
83. I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone.
84. Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone.
85. I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.
86. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
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.
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.
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.
90. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
91. I was kinda shy in school, but I also had the class-clown element about me. I was removed, but I was involved.
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.
93. Life isn’t about just talking, it’s about thinking too.
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.
95. The extroverted world we live in will crush the introverted who blindly try to fit in.
96. My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.
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.
98. Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth.
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.
100. Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.
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.
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.
103. I can be very shy…but when I’m around people I know, I can be extremely loud.
104. Solitude matters. And for some people it is the air that they breathe.
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.