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Andre Dubus Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.
- the movie Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

The people of the world genuinely want peace.
Some day the leaders of the world are going to
have to give in and give it to them.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

For the first time perhaps since Margaret Thatcher,
we will have at the head of the Conservative Party
someone who is genuinely an equal match for Tony Blair.
- Tim Yeo

When I was writing, I genuinely believed each word was my own.
- Kaavya Viswanathan

Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives;
the rest is filler.
- Doug Coupland

Everyone hooks up with George Clooney.
He's a genuinely cool guy.
He's using his powers for good.
- William H. Macy

For the first time in a while, I must be honest,
I really genuinely look forward to coming to work every day.
- Treat Williams

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work.
Not only will he never be satisfied,
but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
- Walter Chrysler

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

One should never be sexually involved with anyone one genuinely cares for.
A sexual relationship guarantees a loss.
- Mary Gordon

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink
worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.
- H. L. Mencken

I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether
she's telling the truth or lying.
It meant making her partly sympathetic,
and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy.
- Lee Child

They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they
were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack,
working 20 hours a day, eating fast food.
- Willie Aames

People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often
tempted to force them on other people than those who
feel martyred and broken by their lives.
- Jane Rule

I have finally become a husband and I am genuinely
enjoying every moment of it.
- Akshay Kumar

I love playing a dad.
It's hard to find family dramas that are genuinely funny.
- Peter Gallagher

Very often, I don't make it through moments of recording
because it is genuinely funny and absolutely ridiculous
that a 60-year-old grown man is making these noises.
- David Ogden Stiers

We met in Cracker.
I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup.
I thought anyone interested in me looking like that
must have genuinely liked me.
- Robert Carlyle

A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component
in the maintenance of genuinely public talk,
argument about common good.
- Rowan D. Williams

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce
accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
- Thomas Sowell

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who
would expect to share in its profits,
even if only indirectly and collectively,
and not to have to bear its burdens.
- J. M. Roberts

She is up there with the best of them.
I can only talk about my experience,
but it was genuinely special.
- Albert Finney

Illegal immigration is a genuinely national issue,
and resolving it requires a national commitment not
just on health care but also border control,
law enforcement and other resources.
- Jon Kyl

Many people genuinely do not want to be saints,
and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire
to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
- George Orwell

My door will always be open to those who genuinely
renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy.
- Jalal Talabani

The human crisis is always a crisis of understanding:
what we genuinely understand we can do.
- Raymond Williams

My argument would be that I don't think there is much
that's genuinely political art that is good art.
- Thom Yorke

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely
sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

I genuinely don't know how many albums I'm going to
sell when the new album comes out,
because I honestly don't know how many fans I've actually got at the moment.
- Gary Numan

They're right to think that about me,
because I'm the person most likely to sleep with my female fans,
I genuinely love other women.
And I think they know that.
- Angelina Jolie

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience
is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy -
whether he knows it or not.
- Orlando A. Battista

A genuinely democratic Iraq might well act as a fresh spur.
- Douglas Hurd

We had a military and political leadership at that
period which was genuinely deluded.
- Neil Sheehan

The belief that all genuine education comes about through
experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
- John Dewey

War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation
of the United States in the world today,
and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and
extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower,
of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

When a man returned from the field and we'd look at the work,
we'd criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively.
And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us.
- Ben Shahn

If you're writing anything decent, it's in you,
it's your spirit coming out.
If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels,
then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
- Alex Chilton

I genuinely liked all of the cast members very much.
Steve had a wicked sense of humor.
I remember Russell coming to my rescue,
once.
I watched Eric evolve before everyone's eyes.
Maurice loved what he did, so.
He treated his character with respect,
down to the costuming.
- Madeleine Stowe

We had to support our player and genuinely felt,
like Rio has said, that it was an honest mistake.
It is important to know that Manchester United never said,
and Rio Ferdinand never said, that a mistake hadn't been made.
- David Gill

I was concerned about that, because I've always been
so specific about doing independent films,
but I've never done anything that's so genuinely and ridiculously fun.
And that's a great thing, for me to discover that that's possible.
- Sarah Polley

It's very hard to find critics or a magazine today
that will publish material that is genuinely independent
and written without any concern about being cut off
some distributor's list or not be invited or flown into screenings.
- Wim Wenders

The first months at Harvard were more than challenging,
as I came to the realization that the humanities could
be genuinely interesting,
and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background,
very difficult.
- Philip Warren Anderson

I think you learn a lot about a country from its art.
To me, it's part of the drama of life.
It teaches you that there are places,
moments and incidents in other cultures that genuinely
have a life of their own.
- Michael Palin

The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to
conform to the true standard of wages,
the final productivity of social labor.
It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element,
with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.
- John Bates Clark

To those of you who study history, economics,
sociology, literature and language I present the challenge
of the utilization of the enormous resources in our
grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life
for yourselves and your children.
- Polykarp Kusch

We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest
genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months.
The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that.
We don't regret he played for that period.
- David Gill

If we are genuinely committed to promoting a culture of peace,
as individuals we must look to our values and ensure
that we all exhibit a peace loving life to our nation's children.
- Silvia Cartwright

Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry,
they should first examine their consciences and ask
themselves with how many people and on how many occasions
they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
- W. H. Auden

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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