“Writing means revealing oneself to excess; that utmost of self-revelation and surrender, in which a human being, when involved with others, would feel he was losing himself, and from which, therefore, he will always shrink as long as he is in his right mind.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“The simple act of being interrupted is one of the biggest barriers to productivity. The brain is incapable of paying attention to two things at the same time. Multitasking reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“Teens who are too gregarious to spend time alone often fail to cultivate their talents because practicing music or studying math requires a solitude they dread.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“God makes all things possible. Where I am weak, He is strong. Where I have limitations, He has none. So my life without limits is the result of my surrendering to Him all my plans, dreams, and desires. I don’t quit, but I do surrender. I give up all my plans so He can show me His path for me.” – Nick Vujicic, Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action

“What’s so magical about solitude? In many fields, it’s only when you’re alone that you can engage in deliberate practice. This is the key to exceptional achievement.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to you or where you came from. It matters what you do with what happens and what you’ve been given. And the only way you’ll do something spectacular is by using it all to your advantage.” – Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is The Way

There is then a creative reading, as well as creative writing.” – Emerson