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If you prefer listening to talking, avoid large crowds, and refuel in solitude, you might be an Introvert. As an Introvert myself, I know it can be hard to stay true to your quieter nature when surrounded by Extraverts. Sound familiar? If you need a few words of Introvert wisdom to remind you how great you are, this article is for you. Here are the best Introvert quotes that’ll make you feel seen and appreciated.

Introvert quotes for when you’re feeling anxious

“What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think–or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?”

~ Brené Brown

“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.”

~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

“It had never occurred to me that my anxious view of the world was just one framework.”

~ Kyo Maclear

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

~ Lao Tzu

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”

~ Hafiz of Shiraz

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“How much pain have cost us, the evils which have never happened.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

“There is no problem on earth that can't be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.”

~ Jasper Fforde

Introvert quotes for when no one gets you

“I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content.”

~ Walt Whitman

“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

"There are times I wish I was a master magician, so I could disappear into the folds of time."

~ Jaeda DeWalt

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

~ Anne Lamott

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

~Elliot Kay

“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”

~ Bertrand Russell

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some it’s a Broadway spotlight, for others, a lamplit desk.”

~ Susan Cain

“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

Introvert quotes to make you feel powerful

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

~ Mahatma Gandhi

“You see things. You keep quiet about them, and you understand.”

~ Stephen Chbosky

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

~ Yoko Ono

 “Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

~ Stephen Hawking

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

~ Mother Teresa

“I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.”

~ Marilynne Robinson

“Even in the loneliest moments, I have been there for myself.”

~ Sanober Khan

 “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Introvert quotes to laugh at yourself

“You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house.”

~ Criss Jami

“An introversion party is three people sprawled on couches and pillows, reading and occasionally talking.”

~ Laurie Helgoe

“A wise man once said nothing.”

~ Proverb

“My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”

~ Warsan Shire

"I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone."

~ Lord Byron

“It’s not because I don’t want to look at you. It’s that I don’t want to be seen.”

~ Jonathan Lethem

“If you’re a true introvert, other people are basically energy vampires.”

~ Amy Schumer

“My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.”

~ Patricia Highsmith

Introvert quotes to start the day in a good mood

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”

~ Virginia Woolf

"Without great solitude, no serious work is possible."

~ Pablo Picasso.

“I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention.”

~ Brené Brown

“It is never too late to be what you might’ve been.”

~ George Elliot

"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."

~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

 “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dare believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.”

~ Bruce Barton

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

~ Eleonora Duse

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

~ Lewis Carroll

Introvert quotes to practice gratitude

“We hold the key to lasting happiness in our own hands. For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

~ Brené Brown

 “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

~ John F. Kennedy

 “Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

~ Charles Dickens

 “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”

~ Maya Angelou

“Enough is a feast.”

~ Buddhist Proverb

“For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.”

~ Charlotte Brontë

 “'Dear old world,' she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.'”

 ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

The bottom line

Prone to solitude, and overthinking, Introverts sometimes feel isolated from their Extravert peers. If that’s you, know that you’re not alone. When you feel like everyone is on a different wavelength, come back to this article and read some of our introvert quotes. I hope they make you smile, and remind you of this: there is strength in your quiet nature.

Andreia Esteves
Andreia is an INFJ who used to think she was the only person in the world terrified of answering the phone. She works as a freelance writer covering all things mental health, and psychology related. When not writing, you’ll find her cozying up with a book, or baking vegan treats. Find her at: https://andreiaesteves.com/