“The Truth of Life is right here for everybody, as it has always been, but only the ones who ask questions receive the answers and discover the truth. When we ask questions, deeply wanting to know the answers, we will attract the answers in a form that we can understand.” – Rhonda Byrne, The Secret Daily Teachings

“What is it in them that you find most upsetting, most disturbing? Their selfishness? Their greed? Their need for power and control? Their insincerity, dishonesty, propensity to violence, or whatever it may be? Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.” – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“How do you let go of attachment to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them. In the meantime, just be aware of your attachment to things.” – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“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, 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, insight, and sensitivity — 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

“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