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15 Quotes For Those With Quiet Voices and Loud Minds

Mom messages you to message her more often. Locked out roommate hits up the group chat ten times in desperate need of a way in. Boss asks you to come in an hour early. Three missed calls from an unknown number from Las Vegas. Countless emails from all the websites you need to unsubscribe to. I’m gonna say it. Its a tough age for introverted souls. Unless you are phoneless and laptopless, the digital age makes it near impossible not to connect with other people in some shape or form everyday. For those who thrive on solitude, for whom human contact is not a necessity on a daily basis or just for those who would like to have a little more peace and quiet in their lives, here are some interesting and inspiring quotes from like-minded people.


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1. “I talked to a calzone for fifteen minutes last night before I realized it was just an introverted pizza. I wish all my acquaintances were so tasty.” – Jarod Kintz


2. “You see things. You keep quiet about them and you understand.”  – Stephen Chbosky


3. “People empty me. I have to get away to refill.” – Charles Bukowski


4. “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen Hawking


5. “The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


6. “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


7. “Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.” – Elliot Kay


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. “Introverts dislike small talk, but we are fluent in the language of ideas and dreams.” – Michaela Chung


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


11. “Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.” – Audrey Hepburn


12. “Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me. They’re shy and they live in their heads. The very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone…” – Steve Wozniak


“Deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often even funny, but somehow her personality always got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all.” – Julia Quinn


13. “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” – Aldous Huxley


14. “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


15. “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” – Anne Lamott


Contrary to what most people think, introverts are not simply shy or unsocial people. Extroverts are loved for their energy and excitement and their ability to thrive in social situations and sometimes people who function oppositely are misunderstood, but for the most part they are just busy having an active dialogue with themselves and their long term memory in that same social situation. We’re all just trying to process life as it comes…good thing opposites attract!


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