“To surrender means giving to the Lord the things that you hold most dear. It means not holding on tightly to your idea of what will bring you happiness but trusting that He knows even better than you know the desires of your heart — and that He will give you a fulfilled life even if it is not in the way that you envisioned.” – Nick Vujicic, Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action

“Love is essential; gregariousness is optional. Cherish your nearest and dearest. Work with colleagues you like and respect. And don’t worry about socializing with everyone else. Relationships make everyone happier, introverts included, but think quality over quantity.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“If you have talented and motivated people, they should be encouraged to work alone when creativity and efficiency is the highest priority.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“One can never be alone enough when one writes, there can never be enough silence around when one writes…even night is not night enough.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“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