21 Greatest Quotes About Introspection

Now he was contemplating, impersonally and for the first time, the real heart of terror: being delivered to destruction with one's hands tied behind one's back. Ayn Rand
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. George Eliot
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley
The attempt at introspective analysis... is in fact like seizing a spinning top to catch its motion, or trying to turn up the gas quickly enough to see the darkness. William James
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points. Confucius
My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for? Virginia Woolf
My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves" -Socrates. Socrates
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. Robert Frost
I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Hugh Laurie
Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all. Rollo May
Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes. Edward Gibbon
Nothing is more visible than things hidden; Nothing is more manifest than things minute; Therefore, the superior man should be aware of his aloneness. Confucius
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. John Ruskin
Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. Franz Kafka
The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour. Ray Bradbury
A writer needs a life of introspection. Tom Robbins
The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection. Marcel Proust
Think of your head as an unsafe neighborhood; don't go there alone. Augusten Burroughs
Bellamy was sorry to hurt Clement's feelings, but he so <i>intensely</i> wanted to be alone where he could confront the awful cacophony of his own feelings. Iris Murdoch