43 Quotes About Awkwardness


Embracing a point of time that is considered to be awkward for most such as that first meeting or first date, helps to build character. Here is a look at some great quotes about awkwardness that are encouraging and inspirational.

“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

“All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.”

“Awkward interests me, he said. At least when you are feeling awkward you are always thinking. When you are feeling fabulous, for example, rare occurrence that it may be, you stop thinking altogether.”

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

“Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living.”

“Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It’s just that constant strangeness. I think it’s a very real thing.”

“Doing love scenes is always awkward. I mean, it’s just not a normal thing to go to work and lay in bed with your co-worker.”

“Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention God there is a strange tension that fills the air. If there was a 6th sense, that would be it.”

“Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages. Mine were broadcast for eight years.”

“Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.”

“Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised.”

“God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.”

“Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result.”

“Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.”

“He was one of those earnest, persevering dancers–the kind that have taken twelve correspondence lessons.”

“I have packed myself into silence so deeply and for so long that I can never unpack myself using words. When I speak, I only pack myself a little differently.”

“I like parties, but I’m shy, and I often find myself standing around, feeling awkward.”

“I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It’s always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed here’s a place that I can
have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.”

“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.”

“I never really know the protocol for this kind of situation. It’s like when you’re in line at a store, and a grandma starts telling you all about her grandchildren or her arthritis, and you smile and nod along.”

“I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.”

“I’m not anti-social. I’m just not social.”

“I’m not used to girls, or familiar with their customs. I feel awkward around them, I don’t know what to say. I know the unspoken rules of boys, but with girls I sense that I am always on the verge of some unforeseen, calamitous blunder.”

“I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”

“I’d violated the primary rule of junior and senior high– don’t get people talking about you too much. This was wearing the brightest shirt on the playground. This was Mom giving you a kiss in the lobby.”

“It was a little awkward walking behind his mom when, about eight hours ago, I had been rolling around on the floor with her son with my shirt pulled halfway up my back.”

“It’s awkward: Here you are with most of your clothes off in bed with this person who you’ve really just met. You’re strangers to each other’s bodies and you’re coming together for the first time in front of all these people.”

“It’s easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school.”

“It’s funny, because you always think the hard part is meeting someone the first time. It’s not. It’s the second time, because you’ve already used up all the obvious topics of conversation.”

“Men lose more conquests by their own awkwardness than by any virtue in the woman.”

“Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.”

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”

“No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage.”

“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.”

“She thought in would be awkward for both to be brought into conscious collision; and fancied that, from her being on a low seat at first, and now standing behind her father, he had overlooked her in his haste.”

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

“The custom and fashion of today will be the awkwardness and outrage of tomorrow – so arbitrary are these transient laws.”

“The existence of other people is essentially awkward.”

“The future is called “perhaps,” which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.”

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

“When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.”

“When you go to take someone’s picture, the first thing they say is, what you want me to do? Everyone is very awkward.”

There are many ways you can learn to deal with social anxiety and finding a solution to elmininating awkward situations you may find yourself made a part of.

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