Quiet People Quotes

91 Quiet People Quotes (That Introverts Can Relate To)

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Do you often feel misunderstood for being shy because of your quiet demeanor? Or, do you often feel ignored for not talking much?

Yet, quiet people are much more than just being quiet. Your preference for speaking little gives you a lot of inner strengths.

Check out these quotes that any quiet person can relate to and that can help you tap into your quiet energy and make better use of it!


Funny quotes about quiet people

1. People who don’t know me think I’m quiet. People who do know me wish I was. – unknown

2. For people who like peace and quiet: a phoneless cord. – Dave Barry

3. Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me? Albert Einstein Share on X

4. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato

5. Hell is other people (In French: L’enfer, c’est les autres). Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit (1944)

6. If you’re an introvert, you know the relief when plans are cancelled. Unknown

7. I don’t hate people, I just feel better when they aren’t around. Charles Bukowski

8. Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways. Unknown

9. Very private people have mastered the art of telling you little about themselves but doing it in such a way you think you know a lot.’ – Unknown

10. Please kindly go away – I’m introverting. Share on X

11. A wise man once said nothing. Proverb

12. Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It’s loud enough in my head. – unknown

13. My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people. Patricia Highsmith

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Are Quiet People Shy?

14. Shyness is inherently uncomfortable; introversion is not. The traits do overlap, though psychologists debate to what degree. Susan Cain

15. Shyness is about the fear of social judgments – at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting. Susan Cain

16. I’m shy. Most people don’t take the time to get to know me. They don’t take the time to explore the real me. So I’d like to thank everyone who has. Everyone who didn’t miss out. – Wiz Khalifa

17. People think I’m quiet because I’m shy. The truth is I’m shy at first but when I’m comfortable with someone, I do the stupidest random things. – unknown

18. Before, when I was called shy, I believed I had to accept what other said as the truth. […] I do feel shy in certain situations, but those feelings aren’t central to my identity. There is much more to me than shyness. – Brittany Wood

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The Complex Character of Quiet People

19. I think a lot, but I don’t say much. Anne Frank

I think a lot but I don't say much. Anne Frank

20. Be afraid of the quiet ones, they are quiet because they actually think. – unknown

21. I was quiet but I was not blind. – Jane Austen

22. Study me as much as you like, you will never know me. For I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Rumi

23. If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. Jodi Picoult

24. I’d rather stay quiet than explain my problems to people who don’t care. – unknown

25. Below a certain point, if you keep too quiet, people no longer see you as thoughtful or deep; they simply forget you. – Douglas Coupland

26. I am just one of those people who is quiet till you really get to know me. – unknown

27. Quiet people notice everything but they do not get noticed. Share on X

28. 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

29. When I was young, all I wanted and expected from life was to sit quietly in some corner doing my work without the public paying attention to me. And now see what has become of me. – Albert Einstein

30. It might drive some people crazy, living like this, but the quiet keeps me company. – Pittacus Lore

31. My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world. ― Dejan Stojanovic

32. Quiet people keep thier secrets to themselves. That’s what makes them interesting… and usually worth the wait. – Kirsten Miller

33. My silence could mean you are not worth the argument. – unknown

34. I’ve always liked quiet people. You never know if they’re dancing in a daydream or if they’re carrying the weight of the world. – John Green, Looking for Alaska

35. It’s like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance. – Agatha Christie

36. Not all who are silent do not want to talk. ― Debasish Mridha Share on X

37. George Harrison was known as the quiet Beatle. Quiet people are often quiet because they are deep thinkers – Ray Comfort

38. Quiet people, people who aren’t given to emotional outbursts, people who are economic with words – they’re also fun to play, but you find yourself needing a laser precision in those roles. Otherwise you just sort of stand around, looking slightly brain-dead. You worry about being uninteresting. – Damian Lewis

39. Just because I’m not talking doesn’t mean I’m in a bad mood. Unknown

40. Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say, they are just being careful about who they open up to. – Susan Gale

41. When an introvert is quiet, don’t assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient. Laurie Helgoe Share on X

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The Hidden Power of Quiet People


42. Deep rivers run quiet. Haruki Murakami

43. You only know part of me. I am a universe full of secrets. Lupytha Hermin

44. Have you ever noticed how the most intriguing individual in the room seems content to listen sooner than speak?” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

45. When a quiet introvert talks, heads turn, and that’s power. Laurie Helgoe

46. Still waters run deep (original in Latin: altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi). Latin Proverb

47. Why did he have to call me “quiet”? I hated being called quiet. People always said it like it was some kind of deficiency—like just because I didn’t put everything out there right away, I was unfriendly or arrogant. My mom had understood. You may be slow to warm up, but once you do, you light up the whole room. ― Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato

48. 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, Healology

49. I don’t say much but I listen a lot. – unknown

50. Quiet people have the loudest minds. - Stephen Hawking Share on X

51. Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth. Sophia Dembling

52. People think I don’t have anything to say but I am just observing. – unknown

53. Our culture is biased against quiet and reserved people, but introverts are responsible for some of humanity’s greatest achievements. – Susan Cain

54. 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

55. I am a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile. – unknown

56. I have a quiet and an artistic side that many people don’t know of. – Kiana Tom

57. Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. Iain Duncun Smith Share on X

58. The same person who would never raise his hand in a lecture hall of two hundred people might blog to two thousand, or two million, without thinking twice. Susan Cain

59. Just because you don’t say much doesn’t mean people don’t notice you. It’s actually the quiet ones who often draw the most attention. There’s this constant whirlwind of motion and sound all around, and then there’s the quiet one, the eye of the storm. ― Amy Efaw

60. So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them. Sylvia Plath

61. Shy people usually end up being some of the coolest people you know after you start talking to them. Share on X

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Quiet People As Introverts


62. Introverts process information internally, and we don’t like to express our thoughts until they are fully formed. Laurie Helgoe

63. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius

64. The quiet ones, the introverts, are uniquely gifted. We have tremendous patience and empathy. We don’t need to say much, yet we’re able to build deep connections and rapport with those around us. The act of displaying Quiet Confidence is much easier to cultivate than we think. It’s built-in, a bundled accessory, we simply have to activate it! ― Joel Annesley, Quiet Confidence: Breaking Up with Shyness

65. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Henry David Thoreau

66. Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea. – Michaela Chung

Introverts are word economists in a society suffering from verbal diarrhea. Michaela Chung

67. He thinks I’m a snob? He’s not the first. Just because I’m quiet doesn’t mean I’m aloof. Maybe I just want to be alone. Maybe I’m not good at conversation. ― Jenn Bennett, Alex, Approximately

68. 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

69. You are surprised, aren’t you, at the contrast between my fame throughout the world… and the isolation and quiet in which I live here. I wished for this isolation all my life, and now I have finally achieved it here in Princeton. Albert Einstein

70. 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

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What Solitude and Loneliness Means for Quiet People


71. For quiet, sensitive souls, solitude is the golden thread that unites us with our inner world… We need quiet to connect the dots in our constellations of thoughts. Michaela Chung

72. We can’t underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don’t, you risk not knowing yourself and not realizing your dreams. Jewel

73. Loneliness is failed solitude. Sherry Turkle

74. People who take the time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve. – John Miller

75. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind. Albert Einstein

76. I’ll be honest with you, I’m a little bit of a loner. It’s been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me. I tend to be very self-reliant and private. And I have this history of wanting to work things out on my own and protect people from what’s going on with me. Kerry Washington

77. I am rarely bored alone. I am often bored in groups and crowds. Laurie Helgoe

78.  There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. Charles Spurgeon

There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. Charles Spurgeon

79. A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. Bertrand Russell

80. Silence: my response to both emptiness and saturation. But silence frightens people. I had to learn how to talk. Out of politeness. Ariel Gore

81. Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up. Pearl Buck Share on X

82. Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein

83. You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. Dr. Seuss

84. The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. - Aldous Huxley Share on X

85. Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowded room with boring people that I feel on my own. Henry Rollins

86. When I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing. – Mary Oliver

87. I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone. Marilynne Robinson

88. People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting. Andy Warhol

89. My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell Share on X

90. Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it. Liv Tyler

91. There is a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends because I’m too content by myself. Drew Barrymore

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