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Positive Quotes about Shyness

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I've gotten better at not making people feel uncomfortable with my shyness.
- Clea Duvall

I started studying shyness in adults in 1972.
Shyness operates at so many different levels.
Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in 1977.
- Philip Zimbardo

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called
shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
- J. B. Priestley

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism,
a belief that how we look, how we perform,
is truly important to other people.
- Andre Dubus

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In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

There is a shyness about me, and I really need to get out more.
- Priscilla Presley

I think I had a shyness about me, I think I discovered
acting as a way to break out of that and as a way of belonging,
a sense of being special.
- Michael C. Hall

 

Shyness is just egoism out of its depth.
- Penelope Keith

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade.
I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather
than a pathology of the individual.
- Philip Zimbardo

I genuinely enjoy talking one-to-one.
I have no shyness about that.
- Stephanie Beacham

Scientists have found the gene for shyness.
They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding
behind a couple of other genes.
- Jonathan Katz

You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
- Susan Lucci

What I never overcame is a kind of shyness.
- Kurt Masur

I was passionate.
I found something that I loved.
I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and
nobody could get near me and I didn't have to talk
to anybody because of my shyness.
It was great.
I was in my fantasy world.
- Dorothy Hamill

What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution.
Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending
huge amounts of time alone,
isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their
face-to-face contact with other people.
- Philip Zimbardo

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it...
Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
- Tennessee Williams

I wish I could sing.
I love singers, but I am way too shy.
Scares the hell out of me.
- Kevin Eubanks

I was very shy.
I'm still shy.
- Patti LaBelle

I started when I was in college because I was shy and
thought it would be a good way to break out of that.
- Catherine Bell

At one point in college I was so shy that I'd drop
out of a class if asked to speak in front of other people.
- Joe Flanigan

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
- William Wordsworth

My first serious project was photographing badgers -
very,
very difficult as they are shy and nocturnal.
- Nigel Dennis

When sex is necessary for the plot of a book,
or a character development, then I don't shy away from it.
Why should I?
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I have reason to be shy.
I've been hurt plenty.
- Ethel Waters

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or
dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and
possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
- James Douglas

I can go in front of an orchestra.
I can go in front of an audience.
But if you see me walking through an audience in the
reception or through a lot of people,
I'm still shy.
- Kurt Masur

I'm very shy in a crowd.
- Patti LaBelle

I want to resume the life of a shy person.
- Garrison Keillor

I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use.
I hate fame.
I've done everything I can to avoid it.
- Johnny Depp

Let's say that, in reality, I'm basically very shy when it comes to men.
- Donna Summer

People think that I'm a really outgoing person because of how I am on stage.
But I'm not.
I'm really shy.
- Joel Madden

It's not that easy to find someone I can relate too.
I'm tough to crack because I'm shy.
- Kristin Kreuk

I was mild-mannered, wore glasses, was very shy with women.
- Joe Shuster

The men I find myself attracted to are the ones who
don't say anything and are quite shy.
- Katie Price

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala
events and big crowds started.
Some people embrace it.
To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
- Matt Damon

I'm not a real social person - I'm shy -
and a lot of the business is just social.
- Kim Basinger

Americans are shy about the body.
I have to remember that when I go there.
- Ana Beatriz Barros

I've always been a little shy about taking my clothes off,
but I don't worry about it any more.
- Kylie Minogue

The British tend to shy away from the spotlight.
We don't like being singled out in any way,
and I think that is something which is important for me to learn to do.
- Damon Hill

I'm a very shy person towards my intimacy and private life.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

I'm blonde and tanned and normal-sized!
I'm sweet, shy, funny, have a big heart and I'm nice -
and I like to eat.
- Paris Hilton

I was a shy, quiet kid.
I was happiest playing by myself with my toys,
rather than hanging around people.
- Christian Slater

I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over
the phone to people I don't know.
- Garry Shandling

I'm quite shy, so if there's a guy I like,
I actually ignore him because I can't speak to him.
I get all red and sweaty, and it's embarrassing.
- Silvia Colloca

I used to feel so shy speaking to girls.
It was even worse when they were around their crew
because they would diss me.
- Chris Brown

Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from
the ugliness that all people are capable of.
- Matthew Modine

The company accountant is shy and retiring.
He's shy a quarter of a million dollars.
That's why he's retiring.
- Milton Berle

I was really kind of shy as a child.
But I would do things for attention.
- Little Richard

I'm tough on the outside and soft on the inside...
I'm really a shy guy.
- Milo Ventimiglia

It was an interesting process trying to get Bob to
talk about the film because he's such a shy person.
He generally likes to talk when he really knows he has something to say.
- Jay Roach

I think most actors are shy.
I really do.
The greatest actors can disappear.
I had friends call me the Blend-In Man.
- Rip Torn

I am a shy person.
- Ang Lee

I was very, very shy as a younger girl,
just petrified of people.
Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.
- Chris Evert

I've come from nowhere, and I'm not shy to go back.
- Jason Statham

I am really a very shy person.
If I appear, it is because of the music,
not because I want to be seen.
- Enya

I can be shy when I talk to women.
I'm a shy dude.
- Nick Carter

It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him,
I just didn't want people with preconceived notions
to assume anything about why we were together.
I was pretty careful for a while.
- Rose McGowan

But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance
seldom reached by the best of Guns.
- John James Audubon

I have had strange animals as pets all my life.
I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact
better with animals than people.
Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig

I'm too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
- Michelle Shocked

Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to
feel shy in front of intellect.
- Lennart Meri

People are always saying that I must have been the class clown,
with all these voices.
No, I was way too shy to be the class clown;
I was a class clown's writer.
- Tom Kenny

Yes, because when you're in love, you are shy.
- Beatrice Wood

If I wanted to go be social I would.
I don't have any fear of that.
I don't feel like I'm a shy person at all.
- Tobey Maguire

We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
- W. H. Auden

Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense.
- Jonathan King

I like to dance and sing when there's no one around,
but, if I'm out, I'm really shy about it.
So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music.
- Derek Jeter

I'm always shy in front of an audience,
so I'm always at the back, in the shadows,
just doing it.
I don't like the front, the adulation.
- Bill Wyman

Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy.
I don't think my own personality is important.
I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy.
- Joshua Lederberg

I was a very shy and introverted person,
and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
- Gabriela Sabatini

Television forces people to be larger than life.
I would be too shy.
- Heston Blumenthal


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