i keep telling myself how important this introspective journal will be.
Daniel Keyes -- Flowers for Algernon
That was one of the great things about being single: A person could pretty much do what he wanted, whenever he wanted, and introspection was only an option.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
Introspection requires you to think and analyze.
Holly Goldberg Sloan -- Counting by 7s
I was very unaccustomed to introspective, confessional silences any time during the day, but Iwas especially suspicious of morning quiet.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
Yet, after a bout of self-introspection, I realized that though I resented him for treating me the way he did, I also felt worried for Derek.
Bella Forrest -- A Shade of Vampire
He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify himself.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
I did not read to anyone this evening; I could not, for poetic introspection would bring me to tears.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Notebook
Then he stood before the fire and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
I chose the sloth because its demeanour—calm, quiet and introspective—did something to soothe my shattered self.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
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Colonel Cathcart was drawn hypnotically toward the window with a massive, dull stare of moody introspection.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Her thoughts yanked and twisted at mine, pulling me out of my introspection.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
Your taste runs to the quiet, the sober, the introspective.
Stephen King -- The Shining
You’ve taken me out of myself, out of despondency and introspection, both of which have been my devils for a year.’
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
He took my face between his hands, still introspective.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
Where he was passive and introspective, I was always in motion and hated to be alone; while he placed a high value on education, school for me was like a social club with sports added in.
Nicholas Sparks -- Dear John
Billee’s one fault was his excessive good nature, while Joe was the very opposite, sour and introspective, with a perpetual snarl and a malignant eye.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
For Sylvie, the church had always been an innocuous entity …. a place of fellowship and introspection …. sometimes just a place to sing out loud without people staring at her.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
When it was over, he remained still, in profound introspection.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
A period of introspection, a space of retrospection, then a mixture of both.
Zora Neale Hurston -- Sweat
’I think so,’ murmured the Provincial Mayor; and, knitting his brows, he lapsed into an introspective state, his lips moving as one who repeats mystic words.
H.G. Wells -- The Time Machine
She watched it introspectively.
Stephen King -- Carrie
CAPTAIN DIVER: I know introspection is not good for a highly nervous state like mine, but I would like you to know where I stand.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
Mother was not an introspective person, King, but she faded away after the Orkneys had killed father and Lamorak.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
This idea had so often visited her that one day she wrote it into a letter and her daughter scolded her for an introspective and for making a cult of sorrow.
Thornton Wilder -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Seek deep introspection in the cheese aisle? I was beginning to lose hope.
Sarah Dessen -- Dreamland
By the time I went to Keppel, I had become introspective and quiet.
Luis J. Rodriguez -- Always Running
Charles Halloway, citizen, father, introspective husband, nightwanderer, and janitor of the town library.
Ray Bradbury -- Something Wicked This Way Comes
But I see I am becoming unduly introspective, and in a rather morose sort of way at that.
Kazuo Ishiguro -- The Remains of the Day
Eragon came to love Ellesmera with its beauty and its quiet, the graceful buildings that flowed out of the trees, the haunting songs that echoed at twilight, the works of art hidden within the mysterious dwellings, and the introspection of the elves themselves, which they mixed with outbursts of merriment.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
It was strange, but this was not the time for social introspection.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
Raw and emotional, disinclined toward introspection, he had the kind of gregarious, magnetic personality that instantly won him friends for life; hundreds of individualsincluding some he’d met just once or twice-considered him a bosom buddy.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
From vomit to deep introspection: this was how Truth worked.
Sarah Dessen -- The Truth About Forever
ROS: A compulsion towards philosophical introspection is his chief characteristic, if I may put it like that.
Tom Stoppard -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
As the brawny man replaced the wiry miner’s boy, the introspective musician gave way to the seasoned, charismatic leader.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
Fermina Daza, who was keeping an eye on him as she always did, but most of all when she saw him becoming introspective in public, stopped eating and put her earthly hand on his.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Love in the Time of Cholera
He vowed, then, to devote more time to introspection and to uncovering his true name.
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
If not the thing itself, it is marvellously like it, and the more so for that ethereal and intangible quality which causes it all to vanish at too close an introspection.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The House of the Seven Gables
Miriam had not much to do, so she found time for her beloved reading, and for writing little introspective pieces which interested her.
D.H. Lawrence -- Sons and Lovers
The spell of introspection she had cast on herself was unbroken, as if she hadn’t moved from her seat at all.
J.D. Salinger -- Franny and Zooey
It was a relief when the Guards had pounded out of sight and the rest could resume their introspective trudging.
Ian McEwan -- Atonement
He tends to be a little introspective, but when we’re together, we just click and always have.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Bend in the Road
Her habit of resolutely facing the facts, in her rare moments of introspection, did not now allow her to put any false gloss on the situation.
Edith Wharton -- The House of Mirth
Inward melancholy it was impossible for a man like Oak, introspective far beyond his neighbours, to banish quite, whilst conning the present untoward page of his history.
Thomas Hardy -- Far from the Madding Crowd
Or was it spawned some time between that moment and now? I know, I know it’s a question with no answer, undeserving of introspection.
Ellen Hopkins -- Identical
He was introspective and brooding when he entered the room.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
Henchard paused a moment, threw himself back so that his elbow rested on the table, his forehead being shaded by his hand, which, however, did not hide the marks of introspective inflexibility on his features as he narrated in fullest detail the incidents of the transaction with the sailor.
Thomas Hardy -- The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thus she had three weeks for introspection—for introspection beneath gloomy skies, in that old house, rendered darker by the fact that it lay in a hollow crowned by fir trees with their black shadows.
Ford Madox Ford -- The Good Soldier
Usually, on nights like this, for there had been many lately, he could escape from this consuming introspection by thinking of children and the infinite possibilities of children—he leaned and listened and he heard a startled baby awake in a house across the street and lend a tiny whimper to the still night.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
Her nature had, in her conceit, a certain garden-like quality, a suggestion of perfume and murmuring boughs, of shady bowers and lengthening vistas, which made her feel that introspection was, after all, an exercise in the open air, and that a visit to the recesses of one’s spirit was harmless when one returned from it with a lapful of roses.
Henry James -- The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2