49 Quotes About Shyness

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Being shy can be perceived as being selfish. These quotes about shyness show you the characteristics to which many find themselves struggling with to improve.

“You know I was a shy guy and people didn’t know that and still don’t know it today. I’m sure basketball brought my shyness out because of the fact that you have to do interviews, and that people are always talking to you in terms of the fans and everything.”

“A lot of vices that I’ve had over the years were always to make up for some sort of character deficiency, one of them being shyness.”

“A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.”

“A struggle with shyness is in every actor more than anyone can imagine.”

“All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.”

“Everyone is shy – it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first.”

“He who gives up shyness in monetary dealings, in acquiring knowledge, in eating and in business, becomes happy.”

“Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness.”

“How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature.”

“I am not an adult, that’s my explanation of myself. Except when I am working on a set, I have all the inhibitions and shyness of the bashful, backward child, unless I have something very much in common with a person, I am lost. I am swallowed up in my own silence.”

“I can do anything you want me to do so long as I dont have to speak.”

“I genuinely enjoy talking one-to-one. I have no shyness about that.”

“I have this demon who wants me to run away screaming if I am going to be flawed, fallible. It wants me to think I’m so good I must be perfect. Or nothing. ”

“I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.”

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

“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 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.”

“If you want to do something big in your life, you must remember that shyness is only the mind.”

“I’m kind of shy, and I think that I take that out by performing in front of a lot of people. That’s how I get out my shyness.”

“I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.”

“I’m very shy so I became very outgoing to protect my shyness.”

“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.”

“It was very natural for me to want to disappear into the theatre, I am really very shy.”

“I’ve gotten better at not making people feel uncomfortable with my shyness.”

“I’ve written about a lot of different things, but the whole idea of writing for another character is unusual for pop music. Most of the repertory is love songs, and most of mine isn’t. I don’t know if that’s a mental defect, or shyness, or what.”

“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.”

“My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.”

“My first language was shy. It’s only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.”

“Part of why I started a band was due to feelings of shyness and social ineptitude. I saw it as some way of being able to interact with people from a safe distance.”

“People assume you can’t be shy and be on television. They’re wrong.”

“Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart.”

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

“Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.”

“Shyness is inherently uncomfortable; introversion is not. The traits do overlap, though psychologists debate to what degree.”

“Shyness is nice, but shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life that you’d like to.”

“Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want.”

“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.”

“The bashful are always aggressive at heart.”

“The fact of the matter is that most actors are shy people.”

“The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.”

“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.”

“The outcome of fear is disappointment and shyness is frustration.”

“The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him.”

“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”

“There is a shyness about me, and I really need to get out more.”

“They say shyness is a form of egotism, and you are only shy because you care too much about what people think of you. And maybe its true, maybe I am just an egotist.”

“Though shyness per se was unacceptable, reserve was a mark of good breeding.”

“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.”

“Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace.”

Shyness can spread and only helps to deter from the real issues you must tackle.