Study me as much as you like, you will never know me. For I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps but other people emphasize my loneliness.
Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say. They’re just being careful about who they open up to.
Introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone. As far as I’m concerned, I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
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.
Whatever kind of introvert you are, some people will find you ‘too much’ in some ways and ‘not enough’ in others.
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.
For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating.
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.
The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some it’s a Broadway spotlight, for others, a lamplit desk.
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.
Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.
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.
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.
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.