Happy World Introvert Day!

Happy World Introvert Day! January 2 is marked as an unofficial day for introverts. It is not only recognized as a day for introverts to spend time in amazing solitude, particularly after the busy holiday season, but it is also a day to bring recognition as to what it means to be an introvert.

Society doesn’t really appreciate the quiet minds and thoughtful thinkers. People need to realize that sometimes you can find your best self within solitude and peacefulness. So here are some great quotes displaying why introverts are so important today (and every day):

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“I think a lot, but I don’t say much.”

-Anne Frank

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

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“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

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“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”

― Jenn Granneman, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World

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

-Aldous Huxley

“’Come out of your shell’ – that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go and some humans are just the same.”

-Susan Cain

“An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.”

-Walter Bagehot

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“Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”

-William S. Boroughs

“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

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

Henry David Thoreau

“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, The Waves

“I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.”

 – Laurie Helgoe

Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.”

-Susan Cain

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