55 Intriguing Quotes About Introverts And Lonewolves


1) 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
2) Matthew, much to his own surprise, was enjoying himself. Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it. – L.M. Montgomery
3) You use words like ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert,’ various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from. – Michael Fassbender
4) When an introvert is quiet, don’t assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient. – Laurie Helgoe
5) I enjoyed the discipline and solitariness of long-distance running, which allowed me to escape from the hurly-burly of school life. – Nelson Mandela
6) In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. – Albert Camus
7) My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves – Socrates
8) 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
9) 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 – Bjork
10) 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
11) 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
12) Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato
13) 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
14) Please kindly go away, I’m introverting. – Beth Buelow
15) 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 16) 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 17) The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. – Aldous Huxley
18) 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
19) Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone. – Charles Bukowski
20) Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it. – Liv Tyler
21) You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind. – Yoko Ono
22) I restore myself when I’m alone. – Marilyn Monroe
23) 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. – Tom Hanks
24) I think I’m a weird combination of deeply introverted and very daring. I can feel both those things working. – Helen Hunt
25) People say things to me like, ‘It’s really cool that you don’t go out and get drunk all the time and go to clubs.’ I appreciate that, but I’m kind of an introverted kind of person just by nature. – Emma Watson
26) A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. – Oscar Wilde
27) I don’t have time for superficial friends, I suppose if you’re really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what’s the point – Courtney Cox
28) I was just confused about why I was feeling overwhelmed all the time and trying to adjust to having people work for me. Surprisingly, I think if you’re known on the Internet, you’re probably an introvert. – Felicia Day
29) 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
30) Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea. – Michaela Chung
31) 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
32) I think a lot, but I don’t say much. – Anne Frank
33) People empty me. I have to get away to refill. – C. Bukowski
34) Quiet people have the loudest minds. – Stephen Hawking
35) 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
36) The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. ― Aldous Huxley
37) I want to be alone. – Greta Garbo
38) All sorrow has its root in man’s inability to sit quiet in a room by himself. – Blaise Pascal
39) Introverts aren’t party poopers, they’re just pooped by the party. – Dr. Otto Kroeger
40) You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. – Dr. Seuss
41) Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung
42) Justice and I became friends, though we were opposites in many ways – he was extroverted, I was introverted; he was lighthearted, I was serious. – Nelson Mandela
43) We can’t underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don’t, you risk not knowing yourself and not realizing your dreams. – Jewel
44) Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. – Saint Francis De Sales
45) You can be a very charismatic introvert. – Olivia Fox Cabane
46) I have to be alone very often. I’d be perfectly happy if I spent Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel. – Audrey Hepburn
47) Accept everything about yourself–I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end–no apologies, no regrets. – Clark Moustakas
48) Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.- Aristotle
49) Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell. – Criss Jami
50) I do feel that I’ve managed to make something I could maybe call my world…over time…little by little. And when I’m inside it, to some extent, I feel kind of relieved. But the very fact I felt I had to make such a world probably means that I’m a weak person, that I bruise easily, don’t you think? And in the eyes of society at large, that world of mine is a puny little thing. It’s like a cardboard house: a puff of wind might carry it off somewhere. – Haruki Murakami
51) because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing? – R.D. Blackmore
52) 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
53) In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
54) When introverts are in conflict with each other…it may require a map in order to follow all the silences, nonverbal cues and passive-aggressive behaviors! – Adam S. McHugh
55) The limited circle is pure. – Franz Kafka

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