Introvert Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old introvert quotes, introvert sayings, and introvert proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Introverts like being introverts. We are drawn to ideas, we are passionate observers, and for us, solitude is rich and generative. Laurie Helgoe
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein
Im a shy person. I contradict my own profession, because Im an introvert in a very glamorous world. Deepika Padukone
All sorrow has its root in man's inability to sit quiet in a room by himself. Blaise Pascal
When a quiet introvert talks, heads turn, and that's power. Laurie Helgoe
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
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change. Quentin Crisp
For the introvert, conversation can be a very limited forum for self-expression. When a song moves you, a writer “gets” you, or a theory enlightens you—you and its creator are connecting in a realm beyond sight or speech. Laurie A. Helgoe
Introverts are more effective leaders of proactive employees. When you have a creative, energetic work force, an introvert is going to draw out that energy better. Laurie Helgoe
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
Introverts paradoxically pull away from culture and create culture. Laurie Helgoe
For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating. Jonathan Rauch
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. Laurie Helgoe
An introverted, bookish child, with a mass of complexes and her head full of crazy ideals and a childish faith in the beautiful prince who was searching for and would surely find her. Sergei Lukyanenko
Introverts think carefully before they speak. We can be excellent public speakers because we prepare carefully. Sophia Dembling
Introverts dislike small talk, but we are fluent in the language of ideas and dreams. Michaela Chung
Introverts treasure the close relationships they have stretched so much to make. Adam S. McHugh
Introverts often work more slowly and deliberately. They like to focus on one task at a time and can have mighty powers of concentration. They're relatively immune to the lures of wealth and fame. Susan Cain
The only thing a true introvert dislikes more than talking about himself is repeating himself. Jonathan Rauch
Introverts process information internally, and we don't like to express our thoughts until they are fully formed. Laurie Helgoe
It was words and reading that had made me quiet, and being quiet had made me a mark. Charles M. Blow
Introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly. Susan Cain
What we share as introverts is the love of ideas and the desire to explore them with minimal interruption. We want and need input, but we'd rather get it through reading, research, and rich conversation than through unfiltered talk. Laurie A. Helgoe
Introverts are generally more sensitive to low-intensity stimuli - they are mentally alerted to inputs that extroverts may miss. Laurie Helgoe
Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can. Susan Cain
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. Walter Bagehot
Introverts often feel more freedom in worship services that feature traditional liturgy than they do in ones that feature more open, informal, unstructured styles of worship. Introverts often appreciate the depth of liturgical prayers and hymns, as well as the rich symbolism that fill traditional churches. Adam S. McHugh
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
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. Laurie Helgoe
Introverts are dependent on their own inside noise, extroverts are dependent of outside noise. The outputs are dependent on quality of those noise. Amit K Ghosh
She might be a little introverted, livelier of movement than of conversation, neither bashful nor forward, with a soul that seemed submerged, but in a radiant moistness. Opalescent on the surface but translucent in her depths. Vladimir Nabokov
Introvert conversations are like jazz. Each player gets to solo for a nice stretch before the other player comes in and does his solo. Laurie Helgoe
Introverts often assume what's inside is visible on the outside. We don't have to invent or fake the emotion; we just need to allow it to be seen! Laurie Helgoe
The last introvert in a world of extroverts. Silence: my response to both emptiness and saturation. But silence frightens people. I had to learn how to talk. Out of politeness. Ariel Gore
When introverts are in conflict with each may require a map in order to follow all the silences, nonverbal cues and passive-aggressive behaviors! Adam S. McHugh
A lot of good actors tend to be quite introverted as people. Antony Sher
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. Sophia Dembling
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
Whatever kind of introvert you are, some people will find you 'too much' in some ways and 'not enough' in others. Laurie Helgoe
Shyness is about the fear of social judgments - at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting. Susan Cain
Introverts, the world needs you and it needs the things you carry. So I wish you the best of all possible journeys and the courage to speak softly. 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
Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it. John Green
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
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
Quiet people have the loudest minds. Stephen Hawking
When an introvert is quiet, don't assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient. Laurie Helgoe
Introverts prefer to work independently, and solitude can be a catalyst to innovation. Susan Cain
A shy kid might look longingly at other kids playing in the schoolyard, afraid and unsure about how to approach them, but an introvert is perfectly content on her own. Laurie Helgoe
I was very shy and very reserved as a child, very, very introvert. Om Puri
Introverts find the inner world of thinking and daydreaming more creative and interesting. They regain energy by spending time alone. Carl Jung
The television set is so much more introverted than even the movie, and the movie in turn, more introverted than the concert hall or the stage Northrop Frye
Hardly anybody ever writes about anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realize that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We have been taught to be ashamed of not being 'outgoing.' But a writer's job in ingoing. Ursula K. Le Guin
The last thing you want to be in acting is an introvert. Audrey Hepburn
Accept the things that you cannot change about yourself. For example, if you're naturally an introvert you need time alone to recharge your batteries so don't try and force yourself to socialize all the time. Pyramid
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. Bertrand Russell
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
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
My dad is like a cactus— introverted and tough. I'm a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. Gary Vaynerchuck
I was once an extrovert, but the high crime rate has forced me to seek shelter under a rock with the rest of the introverts. Romeo Marrishaw
I prefer to be alone, / Isolation is not lonely, it's peaceful, / I have friends anyway... / The voice at night that tells me I'm weak, / The voice in the morning that tells me not to bother. Rick Berry
No one has done you wrong / You haven't gotten hurt. / But you have a heavy heart / Feel like an introvert. Suzanne J. Soule
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. William S. Boroughs
I think a lot, but I don’t say much. Anne Frank
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
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. Michaela Chung
Introverts crave meaning so party chitchat feels like sandpaper to our psyche. Diane Cameron
Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea. Michaela Chung
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. Rainer Maria Rilke
Introverts enjoy people-watching. Extroverts enjoy people watching. Jonny Sun
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. Drew Barrymore
You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. Criss Jami
I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they are not around. Charles Bukowski
I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Roman Payne