Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
---J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via wethinkwedream)
If you’re an introvert, you also know that the bias against quiet can cause deep psychic pain. As a child you might have overheard your parents apologize for your shyness. Or at school you might have been prodded to come ‘out of your shell’— that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and some humans are just the same.
---Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via noteclue)