Shy Quotes

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

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

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

“Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.”
Victoria Erickson

Criss Jami
“Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all.”
Criss Jami, Healology

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

Kristen Ashley
“May feel like you're falling', Tabby, but remember, I'm at the bottom ready to catch you.”
Kristen Ashley , Own the Wind

Robert Walser
“One is always half mad when one is shy of people.”
Robert Walser, Jakob von Gunten
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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

Heather Dixon Wallwork
“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

Criss Jami
“Of all individuals, the hated, the shunned, and the peculiar are arguably most themselves. They wear no masks whatsoever in order to be accepted and liked; they do seem most guarded, but only by their own hands: as compared to the populace, they are naked.”
Criss Jami, Healology

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Being shy is a symptom of a low self-esteem.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

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

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

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

Jessica Pan
“That’s the truth of the world, Jessica,” he says, casually full-naming me to let me know something big is coming. “Nobody waves—but everybody waves back."

I hear his mic drop all the way from Chicago.”
Jessica Pan, Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously

Lidia Longorio
“I’m a timid person and I often find myself listening and watching people. From that I create prose and stories.”
Lidia Longorio

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Sunglasses are all too often used to hide shyness … or unhappiness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Joe Abercrombie
“Why do big mouths and little brains so often go together?”
Joe Abercrombie, Red Country

Franka Capuano
“Introvert Fact #1: We do not think people bite. We may not do a lot of talking, but we also do a heck of a lot of listening.”
Franka Capuano, Shy Gal: An Introvert's Journey Through High School

Franka Capuano
“Introvert Fact #2: We may only have a
few friends, but they are close friends.”
Franka Capuano, Shy Gal: An Introvert's Journey Through High School

Franka Capuano
“Introvert Fact #3: We love our alone time.”
Franka Capuano, Shy Gal: An Introvert's Journey Through High School

Franka Capuano
“Introvert Fact #4: We hate being the
centre of attention.”
Franka Capuano, Shy Gal: An Introvert's Journey Through High School

Franka Capuano
“Introvert Fact #5: We hate public speaking
in any form.”
Franka Capuano, Shy Gal: An Introvert's Journey Through High School

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