9 Famous People You’d Never Guess Were Introverts

Often characterized as being shy or quiet, introverts by definition concentrate on themselves, which might be harder for those who publicly give so much. Can you figure out who's who from their quotes?

By Beth Dreher from original
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    Who is this?

    "I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky...I'd be perfectly happy if I spent Saturday night until Monday morning alone."

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    Audrey Hepburn

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    Who is this?

    "I don't think people are aware of how shy he is," says friend Rufus Wainwright. "He's a bit like the Wizard of Oz. On the one hand there's this big pomp and circumstance, but beneath it all there's this very sweet guy who's constantly feeling very insignificant."

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    Elton John

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    Who is this?

    "In a gentle way you can shake the world."

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    Mahatma Ghandi

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    Who is this?

    "I don't meet that many other artists because I'm actually kind of shy. I always feel shy in the Hollywood scene. I feel a bit like I did in high school, like I don't really fit in."

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    Answer:

    Lady Gaga

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    Who is this?

    "One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought."

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    Albert Einstein

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    Who is this?

    "I'm the girl who was too shy to dance in the nightclub. The real [me] is reserved, not loud like everyone assumes."

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    Kim Kardashian

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    Who is this?

    "A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example."

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    Joe DiMaggio

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    Who is this?

    "I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. I read and think... and make less impulse decisions than most people in business."

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    Warren Buffett

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    Who is this?

    "I had always imagined [her] as a stately woman with a bold temperament," Susan Cain wrote in Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. "But when she died in 2005 at the age of ninety-two, the flood of obituaries recalled her as soft-spoken, sweet, and small in stature, but possessing 'the courage of a lion.'"

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    Answer:

    Rosa Parks

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