I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what I did wrong.
‒ Humans of New York; Amman, Jordan
Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.
‒ Mandy Hale
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 (Perigee Trade, 2012)
I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.
‒ Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
‒ Susan Cain, Quiet
I understood myself only after I destroyed myself.
And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.
‒ Sade Andria Zabala | Thought of the Day: Self-Discovery
You are not accidental. The world needs you. Without you, something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it.
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
‒ Coco Chanel
She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there.
‒ Julia Gregson, East of the Sun
When you live in the dark for so long, you begin to love it. And it loves you back, and isn’t that the point? You think, the face turns to the shadows, and just as well. It accepts, it heals, it allows.
But it also devours.
‒ Raymond Carver, Late Fragment.
You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
‒ Louise Hay