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Shyness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Shyness

Please enjoy these Shyness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 to express my sexual needs except over
the phone to people I don't know.
- Garry Shandling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Yes, because when you're in love, you are shy.
- Beatrice Wood

I have had strange animals as pets all my life.
I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact
better with animals than people.
Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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 am a shy person.
- Ang Lee

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


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