Here are some fun quotes pertaining to quietness. Many of these quotes I can identify with, or have at specific times throughout my life. One of the reasons I prefer to work alone is because I can get lost in thought, and I frequently think nonstop. Most people these days distract themselves just so that they will not have to think, because otherwise they will be forced to have to face themselves and reality. Thinking expands the mind. Generally, my quietness is a result of having nothing to say and/or to contribute to a conversation. The things I would like to say, people are not interested in listening to—including self-professed believers in Christ.
"I think a lot, but I don't say much." —Anne Frank
"Staying quiet doesn't mean I have nothing to say, it means I don't think you're ready to hear my thoughts." —Unknown
God gave us one mouth and two ears for a reason.
God gave us a mouth that can close and ears that don't for a reason.
"The quietest people have the loudest minds." —Unknown
"Don't underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and notice more than you realize." —Unknown
"I'd rather stay quiet than explain my problems to people who are just curious and don't really care." —Unknown
"My mama always told me that if I don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. And some people wonder why I'm so quiet all the time." —Unknown
"Better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." —Unknown
SOCIETY: "Why are you so quiet?"
ME: "Why are you so loud?"
"You should talk more!"
*Tries to talk.*
- Gets ignored.
- Gets interrupted.
- Gets talked over.
- No one pays attention.
- No one cares.
"Why are you so quiet?"
1. I refuse to gossip, which I feel constitutes 70% of human conversation.
2. Silence is beautiful.
3. Small talk bores me quickly.
4. I'm not going to talk just for the sake of talking.
5. Even if I'm quiet, I still feel as if I'm more open and friendly than most. Social "barriers" mean nothing to me.