Shy quotes

  • Don't go getting all shy on me now, Lana," he drawled, squeezing my sides with his hands
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Hands #Sides #Shy

  • I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had to go to a casting, and I had to go in a bikini. I thought I was too skinny. But I went in and got the job! And that's how I started.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Jobs #Skinny #Shy

  • I'm so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Sunglasses #Shy

  • My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Shy #Firsts #Language

  • I've often said there's two kinds of actors. There's a more gregarious type and the shy type.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Two #Shy #Actors

  • 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

    #People #Shy #Barges

  • I was painfully shy, and I had tremendous difficulty making friends. So, lacking friends, I watched other people. Watching is something all writers must do, and it was in junior high that I learned to do it.
    -- Alex Flinn

    #People #Making Friends #Shy

  • It's wrong for women to be constantly shy and embarrassed about their bodies. There are so many images of unattainable beauty that are so destructive. It's important to show how your body really is. As the cliche has it, beauty comes from within.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Important #Shy #Body

  • I went to stage school with a neighbor to build confidence because I was quite shy.
    -- Alexandra Roach

    #School #Shy #Neighbor

  • 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

    #Jobs #Shy

  • I had not thought of violets of late, The wild, shy kind that springs beneath you feet In wistful April days.
    -- Alice Dunbar Nelson

    #Spring #Feet #Shy

  • I have never been shy about listening to the input of others and weighing it seriously.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Listening #Shy #Input

  • For a long time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted to insults that were not intended.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Long #Shy #Ugly

  • Are you staring at me because you've seen my doppelganger roaming the halls, playing kind of the cafeteria? Or because you need to borrow a pencil and you're too shy to ask?
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Needs #Shy #Roaming

  • If you see a shy person, ask them some questions like, 'Why are you so shy? Tell everyone, we're all listening.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Listening #Shy #Persons

  • I am a very private person. I still get shy at times.
    -- Amy Weber

    #Shy #Persons #Stills

  • Americans are shy about the body. I have to remember that when I go there.
    -- Ana Beatriz Barros

    #Shy #Body #Remember

  • I'm quite shy, so I hate seeing my private life splashed over the papers.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Hate #Shy #Paper

  • 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. But it feels to personal. Yes, I'm shy, but why bring it to his attention? I'm too shy to talk about how shy I am.
    -- Andrew Clements

    #Shy #Attention #Able

  • When a shy person smiles, it’s like the sun coming out.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Sun #Shy #Coming Out

  • Shy” was the sympathetic interpretation she got from older people. “Snotty” was the interpretation she got from people her own age.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #People #Age #Shy

  • One must not be shy where language is concerned.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Shy #Language #Concerned

  • I'm not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word's meaning, or multiple meanings.
    -- Anne Stevenson

    #Friends #Art #Shy

  • 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

    #Writing #Shy #Appearance

  • Not that I was incapable of friendship. 'Don't be shy', the teachers coaxed. I was not shy, only extremely choosy. And Denise shone like a diamond. If you had to ask me to define paradise, I would have said a desert island which Denise could visit, on a boat.
    -- Anneli Rufus

    #Teacher #Islands #Shy

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

    #Heart #Kids #Shy

  • As a young person, and I know it’s hard to believe that I was shy, but you could take your camera, and it would take you to places: it was like having a friend, like having someone to go out with and look at the world. I would do things with a camera I wouldn’t do normally if I was just by myself.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Believe #Cameras #Shy

  • If you want to do something big in your life, you must remember that shyness is only the mind. If you think shy, you act shy. If you think confident you act confident. Therefore never let shyness conquer your mind.
    -- Arfa Karim

    #Thinking #Mind #Shy

  • I can be very shy...but when I'm around people I know, I can be extremely loud.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #People #Shy #Loud

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

    #Love You #Shy

  • I was quite a shy child - not chronically, but I tended to blend into the background.
    -- Ben Whishaw

    #Children #Shy #Backgrounds

  • I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in. But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks without actually introducing myself.
    -- Bill Forsyth

    #Theatre #Shy #Six

  • 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

    #Shadow #Shy #Adulation

  • I like visual images and there are certainly other bands that have strong visual images going all the way back to Elvis Presley, but it's kind of like that's never really been my bag. Probably because I'm too shy.
    -- Black Francis

    #Strong #Shy #Bags

  • We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.
    -- Brad Meltzer

    #Hero #Ordinary #Shy

  • I'm just a shy and retreating kind of person. Sometimes I get in a real talkative mood - but not very often.
    -- Brian Wilson

    #Real #Shy #Kind

  • Imitate. Don’t be shy about it. Try to get as close as you can. You'll never get all the way, and the separation might be truly remarkable.
    -- Bruce Mau

    #Trying #Shy #Might

  • I don't know if it is obvious, but I am extremely shy.
    -- Candice Swanepoel

    #Shy #Obvious

  • Monsier Saint Laurent was pathologically shy, and he made the Saint Laurent woman in his own image. Like her, I am shy. And to protect myself, I adopted something of an androgynous look, just as his women did.
    -- Carine Roitfeld

    #Saint #Shy #Looks

  • I am terribly shy, but of course no one believes me. Come to think of it, neither would I.
    -- Carol Channing

    #Believe #Thinking #Shy

  • I am very shy. When I go to a charity ball, I don't mind if people look at my sleeves. I mind terribly if I have to say something.
    -- Carolina Herrera

    #People #Mind #Shy

  • I'm not as shy as everybody makes me out to be.
    -- Caroline Kennedy


  • I am shy by nature, a person who's always found something burdensome about human interaction and who probably always will, at least to some degree.
    -- Caroline Knapp

    #Degrees #Shy #Found

  • I started when I was in college because I was shy and thought it would be a good way to break out of that.
    -- Catherine Bell

    #College #Would Be #Shy

  • Because I was a shy and awkward child, I used humour to deflect attention. It was a controlling mechanism. Because I could use it to control my image.
    -- Catherine Tate

    #Children #Awkward #Shy

  • Although I was a shy child, I was also a bit flamboyant,
    -- Catherine Tate

    #Children #Shy

  • We are ashamed at the sight of a monkey--somehow as we are shy of poor relations.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Sight #Shy #Monkeys

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

    #Shy #Intimacy #Private Life

  • I'm a very protective person and I'm very, I don't want to say shy, but I tend to fall for people once I've been around them for a minute because I trust them and I'm willing to let them into my world a little more, so I can definitely say I've fallen for a friend.
    -- Chelsea Kane

    #Fall #People #Shy

  • 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

    #Girl #Shy #Used

  • I was a shy kid, a late bloomer. At 22, I was probably 16 emotionally.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Kids #Shy

  • I learned that you can constantly improve, and that you should not be shy about your views, and about the direction that you believe is right.
    -- Christine Lagarde

    #Believe #Views #Shy

  • When we are eager to be shy and humble about our accomplishments, we lose confidence in our abilities.
    -- Claire Shipman

    #Humble #Accomplishment #Shy

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

    #People #Shy #Uncomfortable

  • And I was very shy as a kid; if you sang me 'Happy Birthday,' I would cry. Quite shy. So the idea of being an actor, much less a model, was just out of this world.
    -- Cody Horn

    #Kids #Ideas #Shy

  • I'm always shy and timid when I write in front of people.
    -- Colbie Caillat

    #Writing #People #Shy

  • I was always shy and had a huge fear of being onstage.
    -- Colbie Caillat


  • I'm always a bit shy around evil people...
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #People #Evil #Shy

  • I've always been shy, I was a quiet child. I didn't start speaking until uh, last year.
    -- Craig Nicholls

    #Children #Years #Shy

  • Love tought me to cry. So come on courage, teach me to be shy.
    -- Damien Rice

    #Sadness #Shy #Cry

  • Getting an audience requires luck as well as talent. Some artists are private and shy. It costs them too much.
    -- Dana Spiotta

    #Artist #Luck #Shy

  • Generally, if I can't be true to the creator's intention and spirit, I will probably shy away from working on a character.
    -- Darwyn Cooke

    #Character #Shy #Spirit

  • To be honest, I was kind of a shy kid growing up.
    -- Dave Franco

    #Growing Up #Kids #Shy

  • I am a very shy, introverted guy.
    -- Dave Pelzer

    #Guy #Shy #Introverted

  • I will never shy away from embarrassing myself for a good cause
    -- David Cook

    #Shy #Causes #Embarrassing

  • A politician's record is like a tin kettle to a dog's tale - it's a noisy appendage, wich makes the dog conspicuous and invites everybody to shy a brick at him.
    -- David Ross Locke

    #Dog #Tin #Shy

  • Im a shy person. I contradict my own profession, because Im an introvert in a very glamorous world.
    -- Deepika Padukone

    #Shy #World #Introvert

  • I was born in Copenhagen, and when I was a year old, we moved to Bangalore. I was always a shy person and was happy with just a few friends and that came from my own social awkwardness. I did not know how to make conversations.
    -- Deepika Padukone

    #Years #Shy #Few Friends

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

    #Feelings #Shy #World

  • I was very shy, and it was a lot easier for me to communicate if I had a camera between me and other people.
    -- Dennis Hopper

    #People #Shy #Cameras

  • 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

    #Shy #Enjoy

  • They might be kittens," she said hopefully. "They're stalking us." "They might be shy." "I don't think it's kittens, Valkyrie." "Puppies, then?
    -- Derek Landy

    #Thinking #Shy #Might

  • Many people would be surprised that, in fact, I'm quite shy.
    -- Desmond Tutu

    #People #Would Be #Shy

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

    #People #Shy #Television

  • I'm very shy so I became very outgoing to protect my shyness.
    -- Don Rickles

    #Shy #Shyness #Outgoing

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

    #Reality #Men #Shy

  • I was born in 1949, and by the time I was 10, I figured out that my hope chest was not aimed in the same direction everybody else's was. And that life was going to be very, very complicated. And that I could either be provocative and declamatory, or shy, retiring and scared.
    -- Dorothy Allison

    #Shy #Scared #Complicated

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

    #Shy #Hated #Casts

  • Nature is shy and noncommittal in a crowd. To learn her secrets, visit her alone or with a single friend, at most. Everything evades you, everything hides, even your thoughts escape you, when you walk in a crowd.
    -- Edwin Way Teale

    #Secret #Shy #Crowds

  • I like the really human sides of people. To meet them and see that theyre complicated and weird or shy or any of those things sort of makes it even better to know that they can rise above that and make something great.
    -- Elizabeth Peyton

    #People #Shy #Sides

  • A bunch of six nicer people, I couldn’t be more fortunate to call my family — from Lee Pace, who is so dear. When I first saw him, I said he’s like a Gary Cooper. He’s bashful, he’s shy, he’s sensitive, he’s a great actor, he’s beautiful, he’s delicious.
    -- Ellen Greene

    #Beautiful #People #Shy

  • I was just genuinely shy. I'd always been a shy kid.
    -- Elton John

    #Kids #Shy

  • I think I've always been half out of my shell and half in. Sometimes I can be extremely wild and sometimes I can be extremely shy. It just depends on the day.
    -- Emile Hirsch

    #Thinking #Shy #Shells

  • Being an actress, I find myself people-watching and I can be quite shy.
    -- Emma Watson

    #People #Actresses #Shy

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

    #Shy #Want #Persons

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

    #Hurt #Shy #Reason

  • Lots of shy people dress a bit too much. It's just kind of an armour. People say the same thing about me.
    -- Eva Green

    #People #Dresses #Shy

  • I was very, very nervous about the naked scenes. I'm very shy and reserved. But it was Bertolucci and I have seen Last Tango. It's not pornographic. He's a master of eroticism. I stopped being self-conscious. You have to forget everything.
    -- Eva Green

    #Self #Naked #Shy

  • I'm a private person. I'm shy about people knowing things.
    -- Farrah Fawcett

    #Knowing #People #Shy

  • Im shy. I can go on a trip for days and not go because I wont sit on a toilet seat on a plane. Im certainly not going to go on somebodys lawn. Could you imagine, in a cocktail dress?
    -- Farrah Fawcett

    #Dresses #Toilet Seat #Shy

  • Do not be shy to call customers who owe you money. It works.
    -- Felix Dennis


  • Don't be shy. Go for it and ask your crush out.
    -- Gabby Douglas

    #Crush #Advice #Shy

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

    #People #Shy #Introverted

  • If writers possess a common temperament, it's that they tend to be shy egomaniacs; publicity is the spotlight they suffer for the recognition they crave.
    -- Gail Caldwell

    #Suffering #Shy #Spotlight

  • Basically, I'm a shy human being. Very introverted.
    -- George Hamilton

    #Shy #Humans #Introverted

  • I'm actually a very shy person, which is why I always chose to be in the kitchen. You can make people happy and entertain them, without really being there. You can make a very short appearance and then say, 'I've got something on the stove, gotta go!
    -- Giada De Laurentiis

    #People #Kitchen #Shy

  • I cannot shy away from controversy. I don't know if it's my Irish blood, but I love it.
    -- Gina McCarthy

    #Blood #Shy #Controversy

  • I used to shy away from publicity so as not to let it get in the way of the work. But it's part of the job. The tabloids are a whole other arena. If fame happens, it happens. I just want to maintain focus
    -- Giovanni Ribisi

    #Jobs #Focus #Shy

  • I speak many times about Stephen Ireland, that he is shy like a hedgehog.
    -- Giovanni Trapattoni

    #Shy #Hedgehogs #Speak

  • I am extremely shy. I am not happy in crowds of people.
    -- Glenn Close

    #People #Shy #Crowds