When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity. – Michael Bassey Johnson
We are not anti-social; we’re differently social. – Susan Cain
Humans are naturally social; civilization causes us to be antisocial. – Kirk D. Sinclair
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. – Albert Camus
Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness. – Criss Jami
I love mankind… it’s people I can’t stand!! – Charles M. Schulz
When someone speaks to an introvert, her brain responds with a high level of activity. It is as if several lights start flashing on a control panel. – Laurie Helgoe
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. – Walter Anderson
Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so. – François VI de la Rochefoucault
The pressure to entertain, to sell ourselves, and never to be visibly anxious keeps ratcheting up. – Susan Cain
A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. – John Lubbock
Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis. – Sophia Dembling
All this talking, this rather liquid confessing, was something I didn’t think I could ever bring myself to do. It seemed foolhardy to me, like an uncooked egg deciding to come out of its shell: there would be a risk of spreading out too far, turning into a formless puddle. – Margaret Atwood
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. – Andre Gide
I was just confused about why I was feeling overwhelmed all the time and trying to adjust to having people work for me. – Felicia Day
Do not be afraid of tomorrow, for God is already there. – Unknown
Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them. – Susan Cain
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary
Fear is the highest fence. – Dudley Nichols
Introverts feel just right with less stimulation, as when they sip wine with a friend, solve a crossword puzzle, or read a book. – Susan Cain
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that’s really a misperception. Because actually it’s just that introverts are differently social. So, they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers. – Susan Cain
Introverts crave meaning so party chit-chat feels like sandpaper to our psyche. – Diane Cameron
After an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression. – Jonathan Rauch
I enjoyed the discipline and solitariness of long-distance running, which allowed me to escape from the hurly-burly of school life. – Nelson Mandela
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. – Ernest Hemingway
The trick with introverts is for them to honor their styles instead of allowing themselves to be swept up by prevailing norms. – Susan Cain
If the conversation doesn’t interest us, we often go quiet and wander the wonderland that is our imagination. We find endless entertainment in our ideas and fantasies. – Michaela Chung
Often, we come home from a sharing session with a feeling that something precious has been taken away from us or that holy ground has been trodden upon. – Henri J.M. Nouwen
Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. – Saint Francis De Sales
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo Buscaglia
Self-abuse is anti-social, aggression still natural. – Richey Edwards
The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level. – Christian Lous Lange
And for this you must have quiet and solitude. But society does not allow you to have them. You must be with people, outwardly active at all costs. If you are alone you are considered antisocial or peculiar, or you are afraid of your own loneliness. – Jiddu Krishnamurti
To bring into the world an unwanted human being is as antisocial an act as murder. – Gore Vidal
Nobody enjoys the company of others as intensely as someone who usually avoids the company of others. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. Criss Jami
Anti-social behavior still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality. – Theresa May
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists. – Nikola Tesla
Apparently when it’s two people, it’s quirky and funny, but when it’s a person doing the same stuff on her own, it’s rebellious and antisocial. – Katie Alender
Nobody adopts antisocial behavior unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life. – Alfred Adler
Sometimes those who don’t socialize much aren’t actually anti-social, they just have no tolerance for drama and fake people. – Anonymous
The trouble with not being into social networking is that people think you’re anti-social when you’re only anti-networking. – Robert Breault
People with antisocial personality disorders aren’t automatically bad, they simply approach the world with a more ruthless set of lenses. The lack of empathy or very weak empathy and the ability to read other people’s weak spots can be a flammable combination when you get in the way of something they want. But they aren’t a different species. They’re a part of our spectrum. – Eden Robinson
Being anti-social can also mean that you’re aware of how annoying it is to be social. – Dov Davidoff
If you think about computer programming, it’s as antisocial as it gets. – Shawn Fanning
I’m not anti-social. I’m pro-solitude.
There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.
I’m on the benevolent side of antisocial. I don’t mind people, but I’d prefer not to have a lot of them around.
You could call me antisocial, I’ve called myself that sometimes too, but I just prefer to be alone, and that’s nothing against you.
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
Anything new, anything worth doing, can’t be recognized.
I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that.
The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level.
The poet, the artist, the sleuth, whoever sharpens our perception tends to antisocial; rarely ‘well adjusted,’ he cannot go along with currents and trends.
Leave an extrovert alone for two minutes and he will reach for his cell phone. In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge. My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression. It does not call for medication. For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating. Our motto: I’m okay, you’re okay-in small doses.
I have to remind myself constantly to not be antisocial, because I stay to myself a lot. Im a lot more introspective than my characters.
I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe. I am quite sincere about some of the things which people take very lightly, and almost insultingly unconcerned about some of the things which people take most seriously. In short, I am basically antisocial: certainly not to an alarming degree , but just more so than I appear to be.
It is impossible to think of Howard Hughes without seeing the apparently bottomless gulf between what we say we want and what we do want, between what we officially admire and secretly desire, between, in the largest sense, the people we marry and the people we love. In a nation which increasingly appears to prize social virtues, Howard Hughes remains not merely antisocial but grandly, brilliantly, surpassingly, asocial. He is the last private man, the dream we no longer admit.
If you think about computer programming, it’s as antisocial as it gets.
For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating.
To bring into the world an unwanted human being is as antisocial an act as murder.
I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn’t bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn’t have any brains. I didn’t know what I was doing there. That’s why I became an actor.
I’m a little bit antisocial and I recently discovered that I’m introverted. But the love between people makes me alive.
Writing is an antisocial act.
I was a nerd growing up, and I’m a little antisocial and awkward.
And for this you must have quiet and solitude. But society does not allow you to have them. You must be with people, outwardly active at all costs. If you are alone you are considered antisocial or peculiar, or you are afraid of your own loneliness.
The great thing about writing is that…you can do all these antisocial things and you get paid for them and nobody ever arrests you because they’re all make-believe. Then that way if you were actually ever driven to do any of those things, the pressure’s off because you’d have already written them down. It’s therapy.
When I’m getting ready for a movie, let’s just say my diet is “The Antisocial Diet.” I don’t go to restaurants. I don’t eat what I really want to eat. I don’t eat much. I eat small things frequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don’t eat with people, because there’s a tendency to get social and then to overeat.
…why did Plato say that poets should be chased out of the republic? Precisely because every poet and every artist is an antisocial being. He’s not that way because he wants to be; he can’t be any other way…. and if he really is an artist it is in his nature not to want to be admitted, because if he is admitted it can only mean he is doing something which is understood, approved, and therefore old hat – worthless. Anything new, anything worth doing, can’t be recognized.
I’ve invented Twofacebook, the antisocial network. You start being friends w/entire world & defriend people one by one.
Instead of a bumbling and inefficient tool of society, the radical [libertarian] sees the State itself, in its very nature, as coercive, exploitative, parasitic, and hence profoundly antisocial. The State is, and always has been, the great single enemy of the human race, its liberty, happiness, and progress.