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42 Quotes about shyness


  • A man’s vanity is more fragile that you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference. – Lisa Kleypas


  • All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.


  • The most curious offspring of shame is shyness. – Sydney Smith


  • But she wished she had had the guts to go up to him and say hello. Or possibly break his legs, she wasn’t sure which.


  • I’m very shy so I became very outgoing to protect my shyness. – Don Rickles


  • Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.


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


  • Everybody sees me as this sullen and insecure little thing. Those are just the sides of me that I feel necessary to show because no one else seems to be showing them.


  • Deep rivers run quiet. -Haruki Murakami


  • I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.



  • introductions are hard to come by when your natural state is shyness. – Steve Martin


  • If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.


  • 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
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  • I almost tell him that I’d never be able to do something like that, just take out my instrument and begin playing on a street corner.


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


  • Suddenly he saw himself as others in the crowd must surely see him; a silent, solitary figure, standing apart from the rest.


  • Believe In Your Flyness Conquer Your Shyness. – Kanye West


  • Shyness is just egoism out of its depth.


  • 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 Quotes


  • So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.


  • Shyness displays itself differently in me. I think it’s more an awkwardness. Daniel Radcliffe


  • Shy people are my favorites. The unmistakable glint of shyness in someone’s eyes can mesmerize me for years!


  • The idea that you are not good enough and that people will not like you is something that has been ingrained into your mind over many years.


  • Shyness is just egotism out of its depth. – Penelope Keith


  • What he feared the most was that all this hiding had made it impossible for him to ever be found again.


  • I realized I really was shy. And once I was in it, I couldn’t escape.


  • Act the way that you want to feel.
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  • 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 moment of crisis had come, and I must face it. My old fears, my diffidence, my shyness, my hopeless sense of inferiority, must be conquered now and thrust aside. If I failed now I should fail forever.


  • When he was younger, he used the slightest opportunity to slip away from people, without his being able to understand very clearly why he did so: a longing to break free and to breathe in the fresh air?


  • Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say. They’re just being careful about who they open up to.


  • The perfect is the enemy of the good.


  • The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it’s boldness. – Victor Hugo


  • We often marvel at how introverted, geeky, kid ‘blossom’ into secure and happy adults. We liken it to a metamorphosis.


  • When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.


  • When you get shy, you’re simply thinking of yourself. Stop it. Step out of yourself.


  • You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.


  • You’re always saying people don’t like you but people can’t like something that’s not there.


  • You’re not shy. You just like who you like.


  • There are many ways you can go about overcoming shyness. Start to make a positive change in your life today.
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  • Don’t believe everything you think.