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Shyness Quotes

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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'm too shy for personal appearances,
and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing,
I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
- Anne Tyler

Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera.
- Kim Weston

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker,
but simply because I detest the sort of people who
go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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

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

I've never had a desire to be famous.
Lots of actors are actually extremely shy.
I have shy areas.
- Jeremy Northam

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

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'm still a shy person.
I've learned to put that aside on certain occasions.
I have to.
It's part of my job.
- Alexis Bledel

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

I was just standing around and suddenly I was cast as an extra.
I hated it because I was so shy.
- Dwayne Hickman

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

The fact of the matter is that most actors are shy people.
- Roger Moore

I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in.
But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks
without actually introducing myself.
- Bill Forsyth

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

I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
- Patti LaBelle

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

I am a shy person.
- Ang Lee

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

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

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

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

I was introverted, shy.
But if you win a lot you need to be extroverted,
or they'll think you're arrogant.
- Alberto Tomba

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

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

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

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

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

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 was too shy to go and meet Princess Diana.
- John Deacon

Steve is very quiet, even shy.
I am very gregarious.
So, opposites.
- Jayne Meadows

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

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 was a shy little girl, nothing like what I am now.
- Debra Wilson

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

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

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

I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.
- Bob Cousy

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

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

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

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

Well, Bill, I don't think you're going to find many
shy people that are in the political business.
- Scott McCallum

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

I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person,
a kid at heart.
- Annette Funicello

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

In school I was pretty quiet.
Kinda shy until my junior year.
But at home I was a freak.
- Dane Cook

I'm not shy in the spotlight.
I might seem austere and even arrogant,
but far from it, I'm actually shy.
- Riccardo Muti

I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people,
it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was
so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.
- Eric Clapton

I never felt comfortable with myself,
because I was never part of the majority.
I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of
the momentum of my friends' lives.
- Steven Spielberg

People assume you can't be shy and be on television.
They're wrong.
- Diane Sawyer

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


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