A while back I came across the Ted Talk by Susan Cain called the Power of Introverts.
After watching the clip, I was inspired to read Susan’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
As an Extroverted Introvert – career opportunities can be missed because we aren’t at all the social functions….
a tough game when so often it is ‘who you know not what you know’ that moves one forward in creative work life.
I can see now that being an extroverted introvert is another aspect of who I am (and a gift) and I hope the following introvert quotes can inspire you to own your introversion.
However, if you are more of an extrovert – maybe the following introvert quotes will help you to rethink quiet.
“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” ~ Jane Austen
“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” ~ Susan Cain
“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.” ~ Anaïs Nin
“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured… Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” ~ Susan Cain
“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~ Anne Lamott
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens” ~ Carl Jung
“I went as an observer, not a participant, for I do not think that I ever spoke. I wanted to understand the issues under discussion, evaluate the arguments, see the calibre of the men involved.” ~ Nelson Mandela
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.” ~ Rumi
“I think a lot, but I don’t say much.” ~ Anne Frank