When the heart hurts, sometimes the only medicine is poetry. For introspective introverts like me, this is doubly true. 

We introverts often struggle to find the right words in real life, yet we grasp our voice in the written word. 

Lebanese-American writer and poet Kahlil Gibran wrote of struggles and insights many introverts will relate to.

So, if you’re feeling a sense of loneliness and longing, I’ve put together my favourite Kahlil Gibran quotes on love, solitude, and pain. 

Let me know which one speaks to you most in the comments. ?

For introverts whose sweet solitude has soured into bitter loneliness:

“Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

For introverts who overthink and can’t let go:

“Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings

For introverts who are afraid to love again:

“Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.” ― Khalil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran

“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone… but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

For introverts who care too much what others think:

“Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.”― Kahlil Gibran

For introverts who would rather be alone than endure mindless chatter:

“I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

For introverts who feel guilty for asking for space:

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls… And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

I hope you enjoyed these quotes. If you’re wondering how to deal with loneliness as an introvert, I share 7 steps to leave loneliness behind and make real friends in my free Introvert Connection Guide.

Over to you

Which quote did you like best? Feel free to share your favorites in the comments. 🙂


Michaela Chung