Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.
Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World
Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
Pitch-black winter nights live in my bones.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Selected Letters
You lose it if you talk about it.
Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction
I am worried about being lazy if happy, worried about being self-deluding if working on anything. So little myself all other identities threaten me. Dreamer forever.
Being an introvert AND having resting bitch face is not a good combination.
I have never regretted my silence. As for my speech, I have regretted it over and over again.
Umar bin al-Khattāb