#1. “I think a lot, but I don’t say much.” — Anne Frank
#2. “I’m very shy and awkward; I can’t have a normal conversation, and then people think I’m being a bit rude, but really I’m not.” — Eliot Sumner
#3. “Not a lot of people know me outside of athletics and believe it or not I am actually quite shy. The exhilaration of a win or tears after falling are the extremes. It takes me a while to get to know someone, but once I do I am very loyal to my old friends.” — Sally Pearson
#4. “Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, notice more than you realize.” — Unknown
#5. “Please, be patient with me. Sometimes when I’m quiet, it’s because I need to figure myself out. It’s not because I don’t want to talk. Sometimes there are no words for my thoughts.” — Kamla Bolaños
#6. “I was quiet, but I was not blind.” ― Jane Austen
#7. “I’m not open to many people. I’m usually quiet and I don’t really like attention. So if I like you enough to show you the real me, you must be very special.” — Unknown
#8. “I was never less alone than when by myself.” — Edward Gibbon
#9. “It was always that way for me. After I opened myself to someone, I needed a few minutes to close down again, to restore my sense of privacy.” ― Dia Reeves
#10. “I have reason to be shy. I’ve been hurt plenty.” — Ethel Waters
#11. “My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.” — Dejan Stojanovic
Empowering Quotes For Introverts
#12. “The humble ones are always learning and improving, and their secret is always that it’s a secret.” ― Criss Jami
#13. “I’ve always been shy physically. This in part tended to keep me from rushing into things, including relationships, headlong. Not rushing headlong, though I may have wanted to. But beginning to write stories about people, I drew near slowly; noting and guessing, apprehending, hoping, drawing my eventual conclusions out of my own heart, I did venture closer to where I wanted to go.” ― Eudora Welty
#14. “Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.” — Unknown
#15. “When a shy person smiles, it’s like the sun coming out.” — Anita Diament
#16. “A shy face is better than a forward heart.” — Miguel De Cervantes
#17. “The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” — Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
#18. “Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all.” ― Criss Jami
#19. “The day I began to live is the day I discovered being an introvert was awesome.” — Maxime Lagacé
#20. “My silence could mean you are not worth the argument.” — Unknown
#21. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind.” — Albert Einstein
#22. “The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.” — William Wordsworth
#23. “It’s not the end if you’re too shy to say ‘I love you.’ It’s only the beginning; because you’re first meant to show it anyway.” ― Criss Jami
Wisdom Quotes About Being Quiet
#24. “Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say. They’re just being careful about who they open up to.” — Susan Gale
#25. “Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.” — Unknown
#26. “Silence is a fence around wisdom.” — German proverb
#27. “It is often asked why the greatest performers are so timid in private. Confident people get attention naturally. Shy people must do something extraordinary or outrageous to have similar recognition.” ― Stewart Stafford
#28. “A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.” — Kahlil Gibran
#29. “The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him.” — Jerome K. Jerome
#30. “Everyone is shy — it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first.” — Kirkpatrick Sale
#31. “Silence is a source of great strength.” — Lao Tzu
#32. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” — Plato
#33. “Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.” — Elliot Kay
#34. “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” — Stephen Hawking
#35. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” — Abraham Lincoln
#36. “Shy is the oyster, fervent is the clam, peaceful is the ocean floor rocked by the sands of time.” — Bradley Chicho
Funny Quotes For Introverts
#37. “Introverts may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas.” – Susan Cain, ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’, 2012.
#38. “You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house.”– Criss Jami.
#39. “I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.” – Lord Byron, ‘Byron’s Letters and Journals, Volume I: ‘In my hot youth’, 1798-1810′, 1832.
#40. “I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they are not around.” – Charles Bukowski, ‘Barfly’, 1987.
#41. “While others chat, introverts listen, observe, analyze, and collect impressions.” – Laurie Helgoe, ‘Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength’, 2008.
#42. “I need space from a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talk too much but never have anything to say.” – Kaitlin Foster.
#43. “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, ‘This Book Has No Title’, 2012.
#44. “I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero.
#45. “Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.” -Criss Jami, ‘Killosophy’, 2015.
#46. “Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again.” -Anais Nin.
#47. “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” – Susan Cain, ‘The Power of Introverts’, TED Talk, 2012.
#48. “Kindly remove yourself from my personal space. Thanks.” -Gemma Correll.
#49. “There are times I wish I was a master magician so I could disappear into the folds of time.” – Jaeda DeWalt.
Love Quotes for Introverts
#50. “Fall in love with your solitude.” – Rupi Kaur
#51. “There is a tremendous difference between alone and lonely” – Anonymous
#52. “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way” – Jane Austen
#53. “The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
#54. “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
#55. “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