Introspection quotes

Welcome to our collection of quotes on Introspection. Introspection refers to the process of examining one's own thoughts, feelings, and motives. It is a deep, reflective form of self-analysis that allows us to gain insight into our innermost selves. This category explores various perspectives on introspection, offering wisdom and inspiration to help us delve deeper into our own minds.

Introspection is a powerful tool for self-discovery and personal growth. It allows us to pause and truly understand our own emotions, motivations, and beliefs. Through introspection, we can gain clarity about who we are, what we value, and how we want to live our lives. It helps us make sense of our experiences and enables us to make positive changes.

Within this category, you will find quotes from renowned philosophers, psychologists, and thinkers who have contemplated the importance of introspection. Their words encourage us to take the time to reflect on our actions, to question our assumptions, and to explore the depths of our own consciousness. Whether you are seeking guidance, inspiration, or simply a moment of self-reflection, these quotes are here to accompany you on your introspective journey.

So, take a step back, find a quiet moment, and immerse yourself in the profound words of wisdom on introspection. Allow these quotes to guide you towards understanding yourself better and finding a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life. Happy introspecting!

My life is a very interior and solitary life. I tend not to care that much about external things.
I have committed the worst of sins one can commit... I have not been happy.
Sarah Vowell
Sarah Vowell
We are flawed creatures, all of us. Some of us think that means we should fix our flaws. But get rid of my flaws and there would be no one left.
Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt - marvellous error! - That it was God I had here inside my heart.
D.T. Suzuki
D.T. Suzuki
Pioneer of Zen Buddhism in the West
Fundamentally the marksman aims at himself.
M. F. K. Fisher
M. F. K. Fisher
Pioneering Food Writer
I sat in the gradually chilling room, thinking of my whole past the way a drowning man is supposed to, and it seemed part of the present, part of the gray cold and the beggar woman without a face and the moulting birds frozen to their own filth in the Orangerie. I know now I was in the throes of some small glandular crisis, a sublimated bilious attack, a flick from the whip of melancholia, but then it was terrifying...nameless...
Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII
Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 28 October 1958 until his death in 1963
The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company.
Craig Stone
Craig Stone
English footballer
I wonder if I'm being paranoid. I tell myself I'm not, and then ask myself how I can be so sure? I don't know the answer, so I go back to wondering if I am.
AJ Bowen
AJ Bowen
American actor and producer. (The Signal, 2007, The House of the Devil, 2009)
I'm an incredibly intelligent, insightful human being.
[Emily] Dickinson, our supreme poet of inwardness.
I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me.
Self-criticism, like self-administered brain surgery, is perhaps not a good idea. Can the 'self' see the 'self' with any objectivity?
i walk slowly, like one who comes from so far away he doesn't expect to arrive
Alone, she took hot baths and sat exhausted in the steaming water, wondering at her perpetual exhaustion. All that winter she noticed the limp, languid weight of her arms, her veins bulging slightly with the pressure of her extreme weariness ... one day in January she drew a razor blade lightly across the inside of her arm, near the elbow, to see what would happen.
When I wake up, I wake to something worse. It’s the astonishment of being myself
My nature is orderly and observant and scrupulous and deeply introverted.
That is what always happens: we never know whether we are victors or whether we are defeated.
I know that when I think of myself as being utterly worn out, when I think that somehow I have nothing more to write, then something is happening within me. And, in due course, it bubbles up; it comes to the surface, and then I do my best to listen. But there's nothing mystical about all this. I suppose all writers do the same.