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You enjoy solitude. You pride yourself on being self-aware. You prefer to have a small group of close friends. You are an introvert through and through. You’ll relate, then, to these nine quotes from notable introverts, from Audrey Hepburn to Andy Warhol.   

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“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” -Audrey Hepburn

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“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” -Stephen Hawking


“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.” -Paulo Coelho


“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


“Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.” -Cheryl Strayed


“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


“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” -Maya Angelou


“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” -John Green


“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” -Henry David Thoreau

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