Only when you are lost can love find itself in you without losing its way.
We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who, with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within. But let us not imagine there is anything grand about the introvert's unhappiness.
Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Perhaps what I do not manage to operate rapidly enough is the passage between the outside and the inside.
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.
I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
I was very introverted. I had glasses and was kind of weird. A lot of actors are pretty weird people.
The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.
I think my writing was innate. Being so painfully shy and introverted as a child, as well as an extreme thinker with a hyperactive imagination, it seems befitting. It became such a powerful passion early on in life.
All sorrow has its root in man's inability to sit quiet in a room by himself.
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
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.
The less you speak, the more you will hear.
I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.
In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music.
I was this shy, introverted kid and through the game and through athletics I was able to gain a lot more confidence and express myself on the field. It is about enjoying themselves and that's what I could tell about all of these girls. They played hard, respected the game and just had fun doing it.
It must be hell on a writer who is introverted and doesn't really want to talk to people.
It started off as a hobby. I was never one to do much fishing and hunting. On occasion I did. I was mostly a homebody with a fairy tale marriage. To tell you the truth I was an egghead growing up. I was a bookworm. I kept my head in books, a sort of introverted type person.
My father was a tremendous extrovert, always managing to be the center of attention and the life of the party. Mom was just the opposite - quiet, suffering, and neurotic as Hell. Quite a combination, those two. Dad was a terrific ham and Mom was very introverted, and basically sad and self-conscious.
On the surface, I was an all-American teenager, a rah-rah cheerleader type. But deep down I was a shy and lonely outsider. It took some long years of self-reflection to break through my old fears and come into my own.
I think I'm a weird combination of deeply introverted and very daring. I can feel both those things working.
As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in my room. I was so terrified to read out loud in school that I had to have my mother ask my reading teacher not to call on me in class.
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