70 Genuine Introversion Quotes for World Introvert Day

Some may call shut-ins, hermits, and homebodies “boring and lame”, but their synonym-pal Introvert is anything but dull. In celebration of the cozy introversion lifestyle and embracing the awesome introvert you or your loved one are, here are some perfectly-tailored introversion quotes that will make you smile, laugh, and fill your heart.

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Quotes on Introversion, Introvert Quotes

An introverted person isn’t a boring person in the least! Introverts simply prefer the company of smaller groups they have personal relationships with rather than large gatherings with noise and strangers, and they tend to seek out more solitary time than others. There is a lot to discover and relate to with these quotes on introversion, and introvert quotes!

  1. “The day I began to live is the day I discovered being an introvert was awesome.” -Maxime Lagacé, founder of WisdomQuotes.com
  2. ‘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
  3. “Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.” -Susan Cain
  4. “I’m an introvert … I love being by myself, I love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.” -Audrey Hepburn
  5. “Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people. We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.” -Laurie Helgoe
  6. “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
  7. “Introverts naturally need and want to pull away sometimes. We go quiet to gather our thoughts or disappear for a while to daydream.” -Michaela Chung
  8. “I don’t believe anything really revolutionary has ever been invented by committee… I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone… Not on a committee. Not on a team.” -Steve Wozniak
  9. “I withdraw from people and places from time to time, 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
  10. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind.” -Albert Einstein
  11. “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” -Stephan Hawking
  12. “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. “Don’t be so quick to judge me. You only see what I choose to show you.” -Unknown
  14. “I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.” -Marilynne Robinson
  15. “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.” -Cheryl Strayed
  16. “You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.” – Yoko Ono
  17. “Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” -Pablo Picasso
  18. “I think a lot, but I don’t say much.” -Anne Frank
  19. “Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.” -Jenn Granneman
  20. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” -Marcus Aurelius
  21. “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” -Aldous Huxley
  22. “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
  23. “…I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.” -Susan Cain
  24. “Live your life the way you want, not the way society tells you.” -Maxime Lagacé
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Introverts Love Quotes

Whether you’re two introverted birds in love or you’re the perfect case of opposites attract, these darling introverts love quotes will release the butterflies in your stomach and fill your mind with lovely snapshots of your time together. Enjoy the lovey-dovey-ness!

  1. “Ah, yes, the mix tape. The mating call of the introvert.” -Sophia Dembling
  2. “I want someone to hold my hand in crowded places and talk to cashiers for me.” -Unknown
  3. “I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone.” -Dimitri Zaik
  4. “I need someone who is comfortable with silences and doesn’t mind me not talking most of the time.” -Unknown
  5. “The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.” -Rainer Maria Rilke
  6. “Yes, I am. I’m an introvert. I’m not shy. I’m a noticer. I am a thinker. I’m an observer. I’m not stuck up. I’m not anti-social. I treasure my solitude. I’m not a fan of small talk. I prefer a few close friends. I am reserved, until I’m not. I appreciate true connection. If we connect, you matter to me.” -Unknown
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “Introverts treasure the close relationships they have stretched so much to make.” -Adam S. McHugh
  10. “I’m semi-clingy in a relationship. I like my space, but I want you in my space, while I have my space, if that makes sense.” -Unknown
  11. “So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me, because I, too, am fluent in silence.” -R. Arnold
  12. “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
  13. “My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.” -Warsan Shire
  14. “Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth.” -Sophia Dembling
  15. “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
  16. “I love being alone. Together.” -Unknown
  17. “Hers is an old-fashioned heart that holds timeless love. She’s a three-page love letter in a world of relationship status updates.” -JmStorm
  18. “Someone told me, Only those who care about you, can hear you when you’re quiet.” -Unknown
  19. “I’m a simple girl. Cuddling on the couch in sweatpants watching a movie is way more romantic than a fancy dinner in a tight dress.” -Anonymous
  20. “I enjoy quiet time alone. But quiet time with a loved one is even better.” -Debbie Tung
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Introverts Quotes Funny

Whoever thought introverts weren’t funny had it all wrong; just because an introvert enjoys their me-time and a tight-knit social group doesn’t mean their funny bone isn’t activated! These prime introverts quotes funny and hilarious will have you laughing and saying oh yea that’s totally me.

  1. “Kindly remove yourself from my personal space. Thanks.” -Gemma Correll
  2. “I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they are not around.” -Charles Bukowski
  3. “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
  4. “How to tell if an introvert likes you? They answer the phone.” -Unknown
  5. “Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.” -Criss Jami
  6. “A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with the company.” -Oscar Wilde
  7. “The problem with being introverted is that there is no polite way of saying ‘I love you but I’m tired of being with you right now’.” -Anonymous
  8. “Introverts keep their best stuff inside—that is, until it is ready. And this drives extroverts crazy! The explanation for the introvert’s behavior—and there must be an explanation for this behavior, say the extroverts—is that he or she is antisocial, out of touch, or simply a snob.” -Laurie Helgoe
  9. “Sometimes I just shut down and don’t talk to anyone for days. It’s nothing personal.” -Sonya Teclai
  10. “I’m not anti-social, I’m selectively social.” -Unknown
  11. “People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely.” -Hans F. Hansen
  12. “I am introverted. This means if I see you in public and have a chance to pass by without you seeing me, I will take that chance.” -Unknown
  13. “My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.” -Patricia Highsmith
  14. “A large group of people is called a no thanks.” -Anonymous
  15. “I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone.” -Audrey Hepburn
  16. “I’m a social vegan. I avoid meet.” -Anonymous
  17. “Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea.” -Michaela Chung
  18. “I’m rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.” -Laurie Helgoe
  19. “A wise man once said nothing.” -Proverb
  20. “I treat people the way I want to be treated. By not talking to them.” -Unknown
  21. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” -Henry David Thoreau
  22. “We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.” -Susan Cain
  23. “I always regret the plans I made when I was in a 5-minute extroverted mood.” -Unknown
  24. “Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward.” -Elliot Kay
  25. “Ew, people.” -Anonymous
  26. “You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house.” -Criss Jami
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When is Introvert Day?

Right on the dot, every year on January 2 the world celebrates World Introvert Day! Are you thinking about celebrating by yourself or with others but are in need of some ideas? Check out these brainstorming examples to get your own idea ball rolling! All of these ideas can either be appreciated alone or with the right company.

  • Create a fun movie marathon with your favorite series
  • Go for a hike with a nice picnic packed
  • Video game night!
  • Create and bake your own pizzas
  • Order in from your favorite restaurant (contactless delivery!)
  • Cozy on up in your most comfy PJs and have a reading day
  • Pick up some small puzzles from a thrift store and see how many you can do
  • Buy a new video game/movie
  • Start watching a new TV show and begin the binge
  • Message your favorite introvert and tell them how much you care about them (even if they’re across the room from you!)

Every day is introvert day when you like to do your own thing or hang out with your go-to person; never hesitate to live your life the way that brings out the most authentic version of you!

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