Best Quotes About Introspection

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. -Lawrence Durrell

The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection. -William Godwin

It is good for society to have this introspection. -Jacques Verges

I'm not used to introspection. I've never lingered on my feelings. The show must go on. -Brenda Lee

I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things. -Hugh Laurie

When I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care. -Jessica Alba

The Chautauqua Institution is truly a national treasure. It is a place for contemplation and a place for reflection, a place where platitudes and slogans can be set aside and be replaced by thoughtfulness and introspection. -Eliot Spitzer

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God's Book of Life. -Jonathan Sacks

I have met guys who work the overnight shift at 7-11, selling Slurpees and Camels to insomniacs who have more introspection than a lot of people in the mainstream media. -Bernard Goldberg

I don't think we spend enough time in reflection and introspection. We don't know who we are as individuals in this culture anymore. -Naomi Judd

When I look in the mirror, I am slightly reminded of self-portraits by Durer and by Rembrandt, because they both show a degree of introspection. I see some element of disappointment; I see a sense of humour, but also something that is faintly ridiculous; and I see somebody who is frightened of being found out and thought lightweight. -Robert Winston

Once I found professional happiness, it gave me time to think about other areas in my life in which I wasn't happy. The next obvious candidate for introspection was my marriage. -Megyn Kelly

You want to read a book? That requires introspection. It requires time away from people and time away from the constant need to communicate and to connect. -Gary Shteyngart

By definition, memoir demands a certain degree of introspection and self-disclosure: In order to fully engage a reader, the narrator has to make herself known, has to allow her own self-awareness to inform the events she describes. -Caroline Knapp

A writer needs a life of introspection. -Tom Robbins

Among the many international consequences of Barack Obama's stunning victory in the United States is worldwide introspection about whether such a breakthrough could happen elsewhere. Could a person of color win power in other white-majority countries? -Shashi Tharoor

I am a victim of introspection. -Sylvia Plath

In the modern world, the anxious temperament does offer certain benefits: caution, introspection, the capacity to work alone. These can be adaptive qualities. -Robin Marantz Henig

I was interned in Auschwitz for one year. I didn't bring back anything, except for a few jokes, and that filled me with shame. Then again, I didn't know what to do with this fresh experience. For this experience was no literary awakening, no occasion for professional or artistic introspection. -Imre Kertesz

For those of us with an inward turn of mind, which is another name for melancholy introspection, the beginning of a new year inevitably leads to thoughts about both the future and the past. -Michael Dirda

'Alpha' is a very fast-moving book. It doesn't lend itself to laborious introspection and the navel-gazing that some stories can fall prey to. -Greg Rucka

To thrive, all businesses must focus on the art of self-disruption. Rather than wait for the competition to steal your business, every founder and employee needs to be willing to cannibalize their existing revenue streams in order to create new ones. All disruption starts with introspection. -Jay Samit

There is not often much policy discussion with the Bushes. There isn't much introspection. Several generations of Bush men could pass by in which the great questions of humankind will go undiscussed. -Richard Ben Cramer

Passion is something that's hard to discover purely through introspection. You have to have experiences – you have to learn real-time and through experiences what makes you tick. -Ivanka Trump

Considering retirement is like skirting with the reality of what's to come, and I think that's why so many athletes decide to do more introspection at that point. -Abby Wambach

'what.' is bombastic introspection. It's large, colourful, and loud but hopefully intimate at the same time. -Bo Burnham

Artists have long urged cultural introspection by creating work that forces awareness of our current political and economic landscape. -Jenna Wortham

That moment in 'Broadcast News' where Holly Hunter is told how great it is to be the smartest person in the room, and she cries and says it's awful – I definitely have moments like that sometimes, moments when introspection and drive can be lonely-making. And it doesn't help that I have a partner who is very work-oriented. -Zoe Kazan

Failure holds the seeds for greatness – so long as you water those seeds with introspection, they can be the root of your success. -Daniel Lubetzky

Music is my form of cleansing and introspection, so I have to grow in order to accomplish it. -SZA

Usually, people that I like to work with are people that I believe in more than they believe in themselves, and they just need that extra boost and the person to give them a little more time and understanding and introspection into their own character to find that box office that lives inside of them. -Paul Heyman

The way I sing my songs leads the listener into a place of introspection, a state of mind that can trigger self-healing and the kind of profound rest you cannot get from sleep alone. -Donovan

I don't think anyone flies into space without some form of fundamental introspection about what life is about. -Leroy Chiao

If I can inspire one spark of awareness or get a spark of introspection or reflection about someone else's life, that's a beautiful thing, in my opinion. -Noah Centineo

Cinema now can't be just about introspection and atma manthan; such topics won't work. -Mahesh Bhatt

The tortured similes, the brooding introspection, the jaundiced view of society – nobody ever has any fun in a Ross Macdonald book. -Donald E. Westlake

The most important thing about a person is that you know who you are and what you want. You should be capable of introspection and evaluate yourself. -Louis van Gaal

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