Monday Morning Motivation: Quotes From Books

Welcome to Monday Morning Motivation!

This is a feature where I will be sharing quotes from books and poetry that have motivated and encouraged me in one way or another.

I hope you will find some of these quotes inspiring and uplifting.

This week, I’ll be sharing quotes from a book I read a while ago and I hope to read again soon titled Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’ by Susan Cain. I would be sharing some quotes from this book with you and I hope it adds value to your journey and inspires you to be a better version of yourself. I highly recommend.

I wish you a brilliant week ahead!

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“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: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.”― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“So stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth. If you prefer single-tasking to multi-tasking, stick to your guns. Being relatively unmoved by rewards gives you the incalculable power to go your own way.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“Evangelicalism has taken the Extrovert Ideal to its logical extreme…If you don’t love Jesus out loud, then it must not be real love. It’s not enough to forge your own spiritual connection to the divine; it must be displayed publicly.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can. This does not mean aping extroverts; ideas can be shared quietly, they can be communicated in writing, they can be packaged into highly produced lectures, they can be advanced by allies. The trick for introverts is to honor their own styles instead of allowing themselves to be swept up by prevailing norms.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“We don’t ask why God chose as his prophet a stutterer with a public speaking phobia. But we should. The book of Exodus is short on explication, but its stories suggest that introversion plays yin to the yang of extroversion; that the medium is not always the message; and that people followed Moses because his words were thoughtful, not because he spoke them well.”― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“We don’t need giant personalities to transform companies. We need leaders who build not their own egos but the institutions they run.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.


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