66+ Best Introvert Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational introvert quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Introvert Quotes

The only problem with seeing people you know is that they know you. — Brent Runyon

In terms of, like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin. — John Mulaney

He’s a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand. — Stephen Chbosky

I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up! — Ingrid Bergman

I am an introvert. I should get that out there now. — Maggie Stiefvater

I’m reserved. I’m more of an introvert than an extrovert. — Nicole Kidman

When a quiet introvert talks, heads turn, and that’s power. — Laurie Helgoe

When I first read the words ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ when I was 10, I thought I was both. — Annie Dillard

I’m not an introvert. I’m media shy. — Steven A. Cohen

I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way. — Andy Goldsworthy

I’m very honest in my music and I’m often asked to explain the lyrics; as an introvert, I find that quite hard. And I always wear high heels on stage, which can be painful. — Natasha Bedingfield

Introverts paradoxically pull away from culture and create culture. — Laurie Helgoe

I was a bit of an introvert growing up, and I tended to do better in math and science at school, so I went with it. — Keahu Kahuanui

It’s amazing how many introverts go into the ministry. It’s amazing how many people go into the ministry who don’t really like to be with people. — John Piper

I think the best thing I have is the introvert’s ability to listen when you’re working on something as complicated as this and you have to really be aware of everyone’s specialized skills. — Jennifer Yuh Nelson

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

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. — Carl Jung

Im a shy person. I contradict my own profession, because Im an introvert in a very glamorous world. — Deepika Padukone

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

Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them. — Susan Cain

Love is essential, gregariousness is optional. — Susan Cain

Introverts process information internally, and we don’t like to express our thoughts until they are fully formed. — Laurie Helgoe

For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change. — Quentin Crisp

Extroverts are more responsive to high-intensity and happy stimuli, which may be why an extrovert gets frustrated at the less readable face of the introvert. — Laurie Helgoe

Introverts are generally more sensitive to low-intensity stimuli – they are mentally alerted to inputs that extroverts may miss. — Laurie Helgoe

It makes no sense to pack an auditorium with 5,000 people and then tell them to keep quiet. — Tony Snow

Art starts alone – and convinces society later. — Douglas Davis

I’m one of the biggest introverts you could ever meet. — Tim Gunn

I would admit Im an introvert. I dont know why introverts have to apologize. — Bill Gross

Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert. — Paula Cole

A good rule of thumb is that any environment that consistently leaves you feeling bad about who you are is the wrong environment. — Laurie Helgoe

As evidenced during my failed audition, I’m a thorough introvert who would completely hate living in a ‘Real World’ house. I would have taken my Ikea comforter to the confessional room and never come out. — Andrea Seigel

People empty me. I have to get away to refill. — Charles Bukowski

I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least. — Bob Newhart

I’m an introvert. Introverts have a huge advantage over extroverts. We can create a mission and we can act on it. — Jeb Bush

Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset. — Joss Whedon

I’m an introvert at heart… And show business – even though I’ve loved it so much – has always been hard for me. — Roy Rogers

Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. — Susan Cain

Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can. — Susan Cain

Extroverts never understand introverts, and it was like that in school days. — Neil Peart

We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who, with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within. But let us not imagine there is anything grand about the introvert’s unhappiness. — Bertrand Russell

I’m continually amazed by how many people who appear to be extroverts are actually introverts. — Susan Cain

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

Inside was where she lived, physically and mentally. She resided in the horn of plenty of her own prodigious mind, fertilized by inexhaustible curiosity. — Tim LaHaye

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? — Courteney Cox

My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves — Socrates

Some findings reveal extroverts as more adept at reading nonverbal cues, and attribute this to the extrovert’s greater interest and experience with social interactions. Another line of research using subliminal images of facial emotion found introverts to be more sensitive to the differences, and hypothesized that this may be why introverts regulate the amount of incoming social information. — Laurie Helgoe

When an introvert is quiet, don’t assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient. — Laurie Helgoe

Everyone shines, given the right lighting. — Susan Cain

Introverts prefer to work independently, and solitude can be a catalyst to innovation. — Susan Cain

This is why it is sometimes hard for introverts to find words: we really hate to compromise, and words are always a compromise. — Laurie Helgoe

I think a lot, but I don’t say much. — Anne Frank

The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude. — Rainer Maria Rilke

My mother was an introvert and quite religious. And we were brought up in the church. And when she learned that I wanted to act, she simply said: ‘You cannot live here and do that.’ — Cicely Tyson

Loneliness is failed solitude. — Sherry Turkle

I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm. — Lee Krasner

I think I’m a weird combination of deeply introverted and very daring. I can feel both those things working. — Helen Hunt

I enjoy the quiet life. — Martin Yan

I’m probably the most introverted extrovert you’ll ever meet. Up until I got this show I was constantly told, ‘She was really good, but she’s just not cute enough.’ — Nikki Cox

Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured. — Susan Cain

Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone. — Charles Bukowski

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

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it. — Liv Tyler

Though introverts are drained by interaction, we can take immense pleasure in watching the scene around us. — Laurie Helgoe

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

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

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