"If a kid is introverted he doesn’t need to be broken like a dog. He doesn’t need to change his personality. He doesn’t even need to “come out of his shell.” He’s not hiding in a shell. He just doesn’t feel the need to chatter incessantly with everyone in the room. If that makes you uncomfortable — that’s your problem. There’s nothing objectively preferable or superior about extraversion."
"Embarrassment is sometimes a good sign. It can mean you are revealing something true."
"Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts; the moonless midnight of the mind."