Have you ever been told “you’re so quiet”? Take it as a compliment…

Have you ever heard “you’re so quiet”? Me too. We live in a time when being outspoken is often encouraged, even in the church, but it hasn’t always been that way.

As proof, I’ve rounded up a list of ancient yet still relevant truths that talk about “quiet” as something positive and powerful…

"You're so quiet" is a compliment, not a criticism.

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. Psalm 62:1

I have calmed and quieted myself. Psalm 131:2

For everything there is a season…a time to be quiet and a time to speak. Eccl. 3:7

A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes. Eccl. 10:4

In quietness and confidence is your strength. Isaiah 30:15

My people will live in safety, quietly at home. Isaiah 32:18

Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” Mark 6:31

Make it your goal to live a quiet life. 1 Thess. 4:11

Next time someone says, “you’re so quiet” what if we simply say “thank you” then carry on being who God created us to be?

“You’re so quiet” isn’t a criticism; it’s a compliment.

Cheering You On (quietly),


p.s. Sometimes introverts are quiet because we’d rather write than talk. If that’s you, my online writing course will help you get your message to the world. Learn more.

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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