quote by Rainer Maria Rilke

The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Most Powerful Introverted quotations

Quiet people have the loudest minds.

The healthy Christian is not necessarily the extrovert, ebullient Christian, but the Christian who has a sense of God's presence stamped deep on his soul, who trembles at God's word, who lets it dwell in him richly by constant meditation upon it, and who tests and reforms his life daily in response to it.

In terms of, like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save;

they just stand there shining.

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.

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 for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.

My dad is like a cactus - introverted and tough.

I'm a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. He came to this country from Belarus with nothing and built a real business. He's my hero for giving me that need to run a business and for having enormous confidence in me.

I appreciate the boldness of gratitude in the quiet, unspoken depths and its ability to buoy another by being articulated.

I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker

Do you hate people? I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.

I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.

Simply wait, be quiet, still The world will freely offer itself to you.

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.

Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.

As an introvert, you can be your own best friend or your worst enemy.

The good news is we generally like our own company, a quality that extroverts often envy. We find comfort in solitude and know how to soothe ourselves.

I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm.

In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.

I was introverted, shy. But if you win a lot you need to be extroverted, or they'll think you're arrogant.

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.

...because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing?

The only problem with seeing people you know is that they know you.

Art starts alone - and convinces society later.

My idea of a fun night was diving into a massive pile of To Be Read pile of books stacked near my dresser... I was the girl who loved everything geeky.

Most inventors and engineers I've met are like me.

They're shy and they live in their heads. The very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone.

My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves

A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

The juvenile delinquent does not feel his disturbed personality.

The intelligent man does not feel his intelligence or the introvert his introversion.

People empty me. I have to get away to refill.

People are always so boring when they band together.

You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting.

Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.

Introverts are collectors of thoughts, and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and future.

The writing is therapeutic for me, it's an introverted process, I'm really inside my head. It's a really obsessive process. The live show, though, is the opposite. It's an extroverted process. It pushes me to connect with people, and so it pulls me out of my head and just pulls me out of myself.

I'm always the guy on tour that tries to get guys chatting and a lot of banter back and forth so I definitely feel that a lot of bodybuilders have that comedic side in them, they're just a little bit more introverted.

I think a lot, but I don't say much.