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
tags: shy

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

Criss Jami
“Because there are hundreds of different ways to say one thing, I, being a writer, songwriter, and poet, speak childishly and incoherently. In speech there is so much to decide in so little time.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

Criss Jami
“The humble ones are always learning and improving, and their secret is always that it's a secret.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

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

Maria Elena
“I live in a shell, so I can't blame people when they don't want to crack me. But people like you are the reason I left the nest.”
Maria Elena, Eternal Youth

Santino Hassell
“- If it helps, I used to have a hard time knowing what to do around other people so I watched them and learned to mimic them. If you don't have to be on point, I would interact the minimal amount. If you don't interact at all, people notice and you stand out, and if you're socially awkward and interact too much, people notice too much, people notice that too. But if you speak up now and then in a conversation, of infrequently agree to hang out, poeple will lose interest. It might be harder for you, but that's one thing that works for me."
"- Lfe was easier when I was just expected to shoot people.”
Santino Hassell, Evenfall: Volume 2: Director's Cut

Criss Jami
“There is a certain delightful sort of hope which the introvert can receive only by having company over...the hope that they will leave soon.”
Criss Jami

Kristen Henderson
“I write for pages,
get lost in the mezzanine
hidden from stages.”
Kristen Henderson

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura
“It’s important, however, to understand that being introverted is different from being shy or antisocial. Shyness is insecurity or fear of social embarrassment, and the word “antisocial” describes someone who has hostile or harmful feelings toward society. Introversion is a preference that has to do with where you direct your energy (inward), how you recharge (usually by being alone), and what level of outside stimulation you’re comfortable with (less is more). It’s not a weakness to overcome or something to be cured. It’s just how some of us are designed.”
Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Text, Don't Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life

Matt de la Pena
“Entendía que mi vida no tenía sentido, y ese conocimiento me liberaba de tener que lograr cualquier cosa.”
Matt de la Pena

Erin Bomboy
“Ballroom dancing was inherently social, but steps replaced words and beats ironed out pauses. The shy, the awkward, and the weird found a home where good rhythm or a barn of a memory vanquished their shyness, awkwardness, and weirdness. Some got good while others stayed middling. Everyone, though, had fun.”
Erin Bomboy, The Winner: A Ballroom Dance Novel

Matt de la Pena
“Sería imposible describir el peso de toda esa culpa.”
Matt de la Pena

C.K. Williams
“Maybe shy is when you're lonely and you don't think anybody can help you.”
C.K. Williams, How the Nobble Was Finally Found
tags: shy

Christina Baker Kline
“You're not shy. You just like who you like.”
Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World

F.K. Preston
“I am a deeply uncertain individual. I often find myself acting like a fool to make the people around me laugh. When they’re laughing, they’re not watching me quite as closely. I smile to put people at ease. But what if I opened my mouth one day, spoke my actual thoughts, and the people glared at my opinions? What if they thought me disgusting or frightening or ugly because of my words? Would you keep your lips shut for the rest of your life to not face that judgment? Just for the sake of someone else’s comfort? For these strangers, who I will never know? If I can’t speak then I’ll write. These strangers, whose opinions crush me, will be forced to listen. Because when they read my words those words will make a home within their heads. They may even end up using my own opinions against me. But at least I’ll be hidden behind the pages of a book.”
F.K. Preston

“She hadn’t been avoiding him all these years because she was shy. No, she was head over heels in love with him.”
Mathewson R.L. 20121029 . Checkmate A Neighbor from Hell Kindle Locations 53155321 .

Karl Wiggins
“For a shy person it’s hard enough to overcome self-consciousness and establish personal relationships with others without having the additional hindrance of a well-meaning but misguided relative who only emphasises that person’s limitations”
Karl Wiggins, You Really Are Full of Shit, Aren't You?

Eudora Welty
“I've always been shy physically. This in part tended to keep me from rushing into things, including relationships, headlong. Not rushing headlong, though I may have wanted to, but beginning to write stories about people, I drew near slowly; noting and guessing, apprehending, hoping, drawing my eventual conclusions out of my own heart, I did venture closer to where I wanted to go.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

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