1) 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

2) 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. – L.M. Montgomery

3) You use words like ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert,’ various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from. – Michael Fassbender

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

5) I enjoyed the discipline and solitariness of long-distance running, which allowed me to escape from the hurly-burly of school life. – Nelson Mandela

6) In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. – Albert Camus

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

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) 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

10) 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

11) You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. – Franz Kafka

12) Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

13) 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

14) Please kindly go away, I’m introverting. – Beth Buelow

15) 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

16) I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity. – Dau Voire

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

18) 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

19) Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone. – Charles Bukowski

20) Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it. – Liv Tyler

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