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Shyness Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Shyness are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a shy person.
- Ang Lee

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do.
I am a musician.
- Frankie Avalon

The only thing I can do is act, but it's not something
I even feel comfortable doing.
It costs me a lot, because I'm a shy person,
even if I don't look it.
- Javier Bardem

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 like parties, but I'm shy, and I often find myself standing around,
feeling awkward.
- Michael Bergin

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

I'm super shy, especially at parties.
- Sara Gilbert

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

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

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

Mrs.
Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable
being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement.
She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things.
- Jim Costa

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The industry's not stupid.
The industry knows that if those foods are labeled
"genetically engineered,"
the public will shy away and won't take them.
- Jeremy Rifkin

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

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

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

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

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back.
I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death
when someone comes over to talk to me.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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