25 Quotes That INFPs Will Instantly Identify With
INFPs are the imaginative, introspective idealists in the Myers-Briggs® personality system. These individuals are guided by a deep, internal set of subjective values and ethics and strive to live peaceful and harmonious lives. While on the outside they may seem soft-spoken and gentle, on the inside they have a fiery determination to do what is right and stand up for the causes they believe in. More than anything they want to live with integrity and make the world a better place.
Reading these quotes will give you a little glimpse into the INFP way of thinking! Not all the people quoted here are INFPs, but they each are saying something that will resonate with this personality type.
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25 Quotes that INFPs Will Instantly Identify With
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Once you label me, you negate me.”
– Soren Kierkegaard
“In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.”
– Anne Frank
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
– Robin Williams
“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlaying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before – more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
– Charles Dickens
“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
– Charles Dickens
“When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.”
– Criss Jami
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
– Stephen King
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
– E.E. Cummings
“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh but darling,
What if you fly?”
– Erin Hanson
“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.”
– Markus Zusak
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
– Albert Camus
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
– Emily Dickinson
“Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?”
– Audrey Niffenegger
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
– Marilyn Monroe
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
– J.K. Rowling
“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
– Walter M. Miller
“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
– C.S. Lewis
“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”
– Criss Jami
“I must be a mermaid…I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
– Anais Nin
“The pathos and gift of life is that we cannot know which will be our defining heartbreak, or our most victorious joy.”
– Alexandra Fuller
“I have noticed that doing the sensible thing is only a good idea when the decision is quite small. For the life-changing things, you must risk it.”
– Jeanette Winterson
“Conformity is deformity.”
– Sharon Desruisseaux
What Is Your Favorite Quote On This Page?
Was there one you really identified with strongly? One you would add? Let us know in the comments!
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I’d definitely have to say that “conformity is deformity” is my favorite. Short, sweet, and to the point without beating around any bushes.
Definitely my favorite: “When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.”
– Criss Jami
I love the Steven King one!
Me too! I love when a question is asked and answered in a quote!