Monday Morning Motivation: Quotes From Books

Welcome to Monday Morning Motivation!

This is a feature where I share 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.

Today, I’ll be sharing quotes from a book I read earlier in the year 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 great week ahead!


“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

“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

“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

“Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality. Some people act like extroverts, but the effort costs them energy, authenticity, and even physical health. Others seem aloof or self-contained, but their inner landscapes are rich and full of drama. So the next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet.” – 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

“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


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