100 Best Quotes About Introversion

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We’ve compiled a list of our 100 favorite quotes about introversion. We have a mix of quotes from our favorite fictional characters, the most inspirational introverts to live, and celebrity introverts. At the end of the day, celebrities – they’re just like us! And of course, we need a few lighthearted quotes to end with too.

Introverts are often misunderstood. They are seen as people who are shy and don’t like to socialize, when in reality they just need time alone to recharge. Introversion does not mean lacking confidence or being antisocial, introverts just prefer smaller groups and one-on-one interactions.

If you’re an introvert, chances are you’ve been told to “come out of your shell” or that you need to “be more social.” But there’s nothing wrong with being an introvert – in fact, it can be a strength.

Introverts have loads of amazing qualities – they are often good listeners, detail-oriented, and creative. They also tend to be more analytical than creative, which means they are great at problem-solving.

We often talk about how the world is designed for extroverts – introverts are often left feeling like they don’t fit in. But that doesn’t mean introverts can’t be successful or happy. In fact, introverts have a lot to offer the world. They just need to find their own way to do it.

At So Syncd, we match introverts with extroverts, because we believe that introverts and extroverts complement each other. Introverts help extroverts to slow down and introverts help extroverts to think more deeply. Whereas, extroverts help introverts to come out of their shells and enjoy social activities. If you’re introverted, don’t be afraid to let your unique and valuable qualities shine! You have a lot to offer the world. We’ve put together a guide of 7 tips for introverts dating extroverts to help you get started too.

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25 best quotes about introversion from our favorite fictional characters

“I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!”

– Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)

“Sometimes, it’s better to be alone. Nobody can hurt you…”

Effy Stonem (Skins UK)

“The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by any invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.”

Severus Snape (Harry Potter)

“I never let myself need anybody. Ever.”

Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill)

“I like to pretend I’m alone. Completely alone. Maybe post-apocalypse or plague – whatever. No one left to act normal for. No need to hide who I really am. It would be – freeing.”

Dexter Morgan (Dexter)

“I’m not happy and bubbly, I’m dark and cloudy.”

Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy)

“Sometimes it feels better not to talk. At all. About anything. To anyone.”

Walter White (Breaking Bad)

“The strongest person is the person who isn’t scared to be alone.”

Alice Harmon (The Queen’s Gambit)

“Sleep is good and books are better.”

Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)

“Too many people. It’s against the rules.”

Eleven (Stranger Things)

“Excuse me. I think I’d better be where other people are not.”

– William Thacker (Notting Hill)

“I live in two worlds. One is a world of books.”

– Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

“Loneliness is dangerous. It’s addicting. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don’t want to deal with people.”

– Tommy Shelby (Peaky Blinders)

“Shy in the streets, sexy in the sheets.”

Alison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)

“If more people… valued home above gold… this world would be a merrier… place…”

Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit)

“This is the feeling I have been searching for my entire life, for as long as I could remember. Because suddenly, the world went quiet. And I felt safe, in my own head.”

Rue Bennett (Euphoria)

“I don’t like most people.”

Jonathan Byers (Stranger Things)

“I only surround myself with people I find intellectually stimulating.”

Vada Sultenfuss (My Girl)

“Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It’s a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.”

Narrator about Amelie (Amelie)

“People don’t realize this but loneliness, it’s underrated.”

Tom (500 Days of Summer)

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality.”

The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

“Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.”

Joel Barish (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

“I’m going to have a party, and no one’s invited but me.”

Blackadder (Blackadder)

“How can you read this? There’s no pictures!” “Well, some people use their imagination.”

– Gaston & Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

25 best quotes about introversion from the most inspirational introverts

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

– Stephen Hawking (Theoretical Physicist)

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

– Jane Austen (Writer)

“Solitude is a catalyst for innovation”

– Mahatma Gandhi (Indian Lawyer)

“There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.”

– Carl Jung (Psychologist)

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

– Laurie Helgoe (Psychologist)

“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind.”

– Albert Einstein (Theoretical Physicist)

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

– Anne Frank (German Diarist)

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

– Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.”

– Pablo Picasso (Artist)

“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.”

– Susan Cain (Writer)

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“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 (Artist)

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

– Albert Einstein (Theoretical Physicist)

“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 (Inventor)

“Saying nothing… sometimes says the most.”

– Emily Dickinson (Poet)

“I was quiet but I was not blind”

– Jane Austen (Writer)

“I think introverts can do quite well. If you’re clever you can learn to get the benefits of being an introvert.”

– Bill Gates (Entrepreneur)

“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 (Former President of SA & Activist)

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi (Indian Lawyer)

“Don’t be fooled by my quiet exterior. It hides a wild mind and passionate heart.”

– John Mark Green (Poet)

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

– Plato (Greek Philosopher)

“Fall in love with your solitude.”

– Rupi Kaur (Poet)

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

– Susan Cain (Author)

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“It seems like the better I play, the more attention I get. And I can’t get away from it. You play great, you get attention. But I hate attention. It is weird. I’m in a bind. The more you win, the more they come.”

– Derrick Rose (Professional Athlete)

“When an introvert is quiet, don’t assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient.”

– Laurie Helgoe (Psychologist)

“I went as an observer, not a participant, for I do not think that I ever spoke. I wanted to understand the issues under discussion, evaluate the arguments, see the caliber of the men involved.”

– Nelson Mandela (Former President of SA & Activist)

25 best quotes about introversion from introverted celebrities

“I’m kind of an introverted kind of person just by nature, it’s not like a conscious choice that I’m making necessarily. It’s genuinely who I am.”

– Emma Watson (Actress & Activist)

“I’m the girl who was too shy to dance in the nightclub. The real me is reserved, not loud like everyone assumes.”

– Kim Kardashian (Reality Star & Entrepreneur)

“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 (Singer-songwriter)

“Being an introvert doesn’t mean you’re shy. It means you enjoy being alone. Not just enjoy it – you need it. If you’re a true introvert, other people are basically energy vampires. You don’t hate them; you just have to be strategic about when you expose yourself to them – like the sun.”

– Amy Schumer (Comedian)

“There’s no shame in enjoying a quiet life.”

– Daniel Radcliffe (Actor)

“People think I’m really confident but actually I’m quite shy and insecure. I never want to talk to anyone at the big celebrity functions because I don’t know anyone and I’m shy and get awkward. I like my real friends around me so that’s why wearing the meat dress was so great because it stunk and no one wanted to talk to me.”

– Lady Gaga (Singer-songwriter)

“I’m a very analytical person, a somewhat introspective person; that’s the nature of the work I do.”

– Joni Mitchell (Singer-songwriter)

“But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective.”

– Rowan Atkinson (Actor)

“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 (Actor)

“I am quite shy and people think I’m aloof.”

– Kristen Stewart (Actor)

“I’m also very shy, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve lost some of that shyness.”

– Nicole Kidman (Actor)

“Home is where my family is.”

– Lupita Nyong’o (Actor)

“I’m not really made for this industry. I have always been kind of shy, since I was a little girl. It’s who I am to be modest, so I really can’t help it.”

– Britney Spears (Singer-songwriter)

“I think my reserved personality is sometimes taken the wrong way and that’s why people just perceive me as a bad boy whereas I’m actually just a little bit shy and awkward.”

– Zayn Malik (Singer-songwriter)

“I’m f*ckin’ shy, man. I’m living, in a sense, like a fugitive. I don’t like to be in social situations – it’s fine for me in a weird way, having to run and hide. Less and less, I have the opportunity to observe, because I’m the one being observed.”

– Johnny Depp (Actor)

“I restore myself when I’m alone.”

– Marilyn Monroe (Actor)

“You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.”

– Yoko Ono (Artist)

“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 (Actor)

“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 (Singer-songwriter)

“It sounds so introverted and lonerish but I’ve really enjoyed being alone… I love my friends, but I’m good being alone. I like being alone.”

– Billie Eilish (Singer-songwriter)

“I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.”

– Kurt Cobain (Singer-songwriter)

“I could go days, weeks, without talking to another human being.”

– Megan Fox (Actor)

“Cause I’m done bein’ extra with the extroverts.”

– Jack Harlow (Singer-songwriter)

“I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone.”

– Audrey Hepburn (Actor)

“It’s an amazing feeling to go into a studio and really be alone.”

– Joaquin Phoenix (Actor)

25 best quotes anonymous and funny introvert quotes

“Silence is not empty. It’s full of answers.”

– Anonymous

“Never assume quiet is weak and loud is strong.”

– Anonymous

“If you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all.”

– Anonymous

“Confident introverts don’t avoid social situations. They just make wise choices.”

– Anonymous

“The only thing I bring to social gatherings are excuses to leave early.”

– Anonymous

“A wise man once said nothing.”

– Anonymous

“I’m not anti-social, I’m just not user-friendly.”

– Anonymous

“I’m not a fan of small talk, but I’m an expert in awkward silence.”

– Anonymous

“Introverts are the life of the party, they just don’t know it”

– Anonymous

“The best thing about being an introvert is that you can never be alone, you always have yourself.”

– Anonymous

“I am an introvert. I live in a fictional world and get emotionally attached to people who don’t exist.”

– Anonymous

“If you’re an introvert, you know the relief when plans are canceled.”

– Anonymous

“People say ‘go big or go home’ like going home is a bad thing. Hell yeah I want to go home, and I’ll have a nap when I get there.”

– Anonymous

“An introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”

– Anonymous

“My superpower is disappearing to the corners or, disappearing completely.”

– Anonymous

“Introverts – Unite separately in your own homes.”

– Anonymous

“I am not boring or shy. I am an introvert, an artist, a lover, a dreamer, a fighter, a seeker.”

– Anonymous

“If you can eat alone on a table for two, you can do anything.”

– Anonymous

“If you see me in public, it’s not me.”

– Anonymous

“Sorry, can’t talk. I talked to two people yesterday.”

– Anonymous

“The only thing I bring to social gatherings are excuses to leave early.”

– Anonymous

“Why stand in the spotlight when you can control it”

– Anonymous

“Be afraid of the quiet ones, they are the ones who actually think”

– Anonymous

“Phew, that was close. I almost had to socialize.”

– Anonymous

“I’m a very private person. You don’t ask, I don’t tell.”

– Anonymous

As an introvert, it can be easy to feel like you are often alone. However, these 100 best quotes about introversion show that needing time by yourself is completely normal. You are not alone in feeling this way and you should never be ashamed of it. Even our favorite celebrities that exude confidence and love the spotlight need quiet time to recharge.

Introverts have a lot to offer, and we should all learn to appreciate their unique qualities. In this article, we’ve shared introvert quotes that will help you understand introversion a little better. We hope you enjoyed them! What’s your favorite introvert quote? Let us know if we’ve missed any in the comments below!

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