Quotes About Shy

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

Amy Efaw
“Just because you don't say much doesn't mean people don't notice you. It's actually the quiet ones who often draw the most attention. There's this constant whirlwind of motion and sound all around, and then there's the quiet one, the eye of the storm.”
Amy Efaw, After

Shannon Hale
“Clearly she was expected to say something, but panic at having to speak stole the thoughts from her head.”
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

Lauren Myracle
“She holds herself with such reserve. She smiles, but the smile doesn't reach her eyes, even in the company of the girls she's chosen to eat with. Why?
I have no clue, and I really don't want to spend my time worrying about it. But my brain pushes at the question anyway.
Why are people aloof?
Because they don't want to let others in.
Why don't they want to let others in?
Well, sometimes because they're shy, and sometimes because they're convinced of their own superiority.
But those aren't the only reasons. Sometimes it's because thay have something to hide.”
Lauren Myracle, Bliss

Colleen Hoover
“I'm bored," he says.
"So go home."
"I don't want to. What do you do when you're bored? You don't have Internet or TV. Do you just sit around all day and think about how hot I am?”
Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

Robert Walser
“One is always half mad when one is shy of people.”
Robert Walser, Jakob von Gunten
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Heather Dixon
“She looked at him, his soft brown eyes and tall form, and contemplated raising herself on her toes and kissing his ear, or his cheek...

Instead, impulsively before leaving, she reached up and smoothed his mussed hair.

Mr. Bradford beamed.”
Heather Dixon, Entwined

Donald Miller
“Everybody wants to be somebody fancy. Even if they're shy.”
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

A.A. Bell
“Once bitten twice shy? Sure, but... why not get a bigger dog and bite them back?”
A.A. Bell, Hindsight

Jane Austen
“I was quiet, but I was not blind.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't be shy to say "I am sorry"; Never feel too big to say "Please forgive me"; Don't think it's unnecessary to say "thank you"; Never feel bad to admit "I am wrong"! That's a good tactics is communication!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Stevie Smith
“Into the dark night Resignedly I go, I am not so afraid of the dark night As the friends I do not know, I do not fear the night above As I fear the friends below.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“He was rather clumsy and shy and looked as if he'd spent the last ten years of his life locked up in a library - hardly the kind of man any girl your age dreams of ...”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Midnight Palace

Cassandra Clare
“Well,” said a very amused voice. “This is unexpected.”

Tessa sat bolt upright, pulling the heavy coverlet around her. Beside her, Will stirred, propping himself up on his elbows, eyelids fluttering open slowly. “What—”

The room was filled with bright light. The torches had come on at full strength, and it was like the place was lit with daylight. Tessa could see the wreck of the room that they had made: their clothes scattered across the floor and the bed, the rug before the fireplace rucked up, the bedclothes wound about them. On the other side of the invisible wall was lounging a familiar figure in an elegant dark suit, one thumb hooked into the waistband of his trousers. His cat-pupilled eyes glimmered with mirth.

Magnus Bane.

“You might want to get up,” he said. “Everyone will be here quite soon to rescue you, and you may prefer to have clothes on when they arrive.” He shrugged. “I would, at any rate, but then, I am well known to be remarkably shy.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Jarod Kintz
“I had a dream about you. You claimed Orafouraville was a town, and I declared it a city. You said it was one resident shy of being a city, and I said, “So what if that one resident is shy? Do shy people not count as citizens? Do introverts not pay taxes?” You tried to claim that you were talking about population size and classifications on categories—nomenclature, and nothing more. But I saw you for what you were—a bigoted small-minded big-city elitist.
Jarod Kintz, We Had A #Dream About You

Bill Bryson
“Cavendish is a book in himself. Born into a life of sumptuous privilege- his grandfathers were dukes, respectively, of Devonshire and Kent- he was the most gifted English scientist of his age, but also the strangest. He suffered, in the words of one of his few biographers, from shyness to a "degree bordering on disease." Any human contact was for him a source of the deepest discomfort.

Once he opened his door to find an Austrian admirer, freshly arrived from Vienna, on the front step. Excitedly the Austrian began to babble out praise. For a few moments Cavendish received the compliments as if they were blows from a blunt object and then, unable to take any more, fled down the path and out the gate, leaving the front door wide open. It was some hours before he could be coaxed back to the property. Even his housekeeper communicated with him by letter.

Although he did sometimes venture into society- he was particularly devoted to the weekly scientific soirees of the great naturalist Sir Joseph Banks- it was always made clear to the other guests that Cavendish was on no account to be approached or even looked at. Those who sought his views were advised to wander into his vicinity as if by accident and to "talk as it were into vacancy." If their remarks were scientifically worthy they might receive a mumbled reply, but more often than not they would hear a peeved squeak (his voice appears to have been high pitched) and turn to find an actual vacancy and the sight of Cavendish fleeing for a more peaceful corner.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Marti Olsen Laney
“Having people in different optimal environments increases the chances of survival of the human race as a whole. It is nature's way to preserve her species.”
Marti Olsen Laney, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never forget that when connections get destroyed by means of bad communication, it's good communication that resolves them. Don't be shy to say "I am sorry" and "please forgive me". That's a good communication!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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

“Shy, what is it?
I say it is intrigued by pride
and hesitated by
a feeling of being unworthy.”
ferrrer joey palomar fesico

“It’s been a long time. How have you been doing?”

I’m fine. How are you? You’re looking very handsome today, Addolgar the Handsome, lord of my loins.

At least that was what she’d like to say to him, but instead she came out with, “Yeah, hi.”
G.A. Aiken, A Tale Of Two Dragons

Jarod Kintz
“Her name is Coy. She’s shy, and I found her in my pond.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I suppose hobbits need some descriptions nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Big people, as they call us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Beth Ramsay
“If you are uncomfortable meeting people on your own, the perfect way to do it is to volunteer to help greet those who arrive. This way, you have a purposeful task that is meeting people. Be sure to wear your name tag (on the right side of your body, please) and have business cards at the ready.”
Beth Ramsay, #Networking is people looking for people looking for people

Jarod Kintz
“I’m so shy that if you played “Guess The Mannequin” with me and two mannequins, you’d pick me, because I’m the quiet one. Still, it’s important for me to get out and meet people, even if that means hanging around department stores wearing the latest fashions.”
Jarod Kintz, #Networking is people looking for people looking for people

Alexis Lawrence
“Every time he was confident of overcoming the awkwardness that transcended their exchange, Missy would turn the tables on him and remind him otherwise. Her intense silence heightened his acute awareness of her presence and in turn, made him more self-conscious, both in his manner of speech and presentation. Trust Missy to be the only person in this world who had the power to make him feel this way.”
Alexis Lawrence, Seasons: The Mysterious Woman

Israelmore Ayivor
“Be bold and never feel shy to consult people. You may appear like a stupid person for few minutes if you ask questions; but you are likely to be a fool forever if you don’t ask at all.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

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