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Shy

Total Quotes : 373
Practice Young

I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief 'don't matter,' that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return.

- A. N. Wilson

Think Very

My mom didn't ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed!

- Abigail Breslin

I Remember Brought

I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.'

- Adam Clayton

Try Nervous

Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute.

- Adriana Lima

Thought Very

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

Visiting Very

I did a lot of acting when I was a child. I was very shy - the kind of kid who ran into a corner and cried on parents' visiting day.

- Adrienne Shelly

Away Players

Players shy away from talking to announcers today.

- Al Kaline

Sunglasses Everywhere

I'm so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go.

- Al Pacino

Been Having

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

More Often

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

- Al Pacino

Think Dancing

All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer. But I don't think I would be on 'Dancing with the Stars,' mainly because I would be too shy.

- Al Pacino

Death Over

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

Doing YouTube

I was too shy to do any vocal lessons or go to choirs; I just didn't want to be seen doing it. It's something that I kept to myself. I started easing into it, and I started doing talent shows, and YouTube really helped with that, too.

- Alessia Cara

Other Making

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

Still Learned

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

Thought Made

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

Muse Became

For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse.

- Alice Walker

Away I Remember

To shy away from human extremes and human sensuality makes for bone-dry fiction. A world parched of our sexual releases and our tumultuous daily emotional lives is deeply impoverished. It is not lifelike, at least life as I remember living it.

- Allan Gurganus

Very Part

Part of me is very shy.

- Amanda Eliasch

Next Big

I was so shy, I couldn't stand up in front of people and speak. Now I'm in the next big three Bollywood movies.

- Amy Jackson

Body About

Americans are shy about the body.

- Ana Beatriz Barros

Like Very

I like to have my privacy. I don't like people knowing what I do in my free time. I am also a very shy person, but I understand that people want to know more.

- Ana Ivanovic

Think I Think

I think that a man should not be shy; you should say what you really think and feel - put it out there.

- Andre Holland

Over Private

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

- Andrea Bocelli

I Am Person

I am a shy person.

- Ang Lee

Very Docile

I was very quiet, very shy and docile.

- Ang Lee

Human Being Being

I'm a shy human being.

- Ang Lee

Need Notoriety

I'm not shy, but I have a job to do. I don't need the notoriety.

- Angela Ahrendts

Challenges Against

'Do What You Gotta Do' is a positive, inspirational song that says no matter what it is; whether you're up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met, you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.

- Angie Stone

Soup Away

When our bodies are sick and people extend their sympathy, bring us soup, offer up solutions. When our minds are sick, people tend to shy away from you, be afraid, or call you outright crazy. I'm fascinated by the way society and individuals view mental illness, and most of my shorts comment on that.

- Anna Akana

Amount Terribly

There's a certain amount of self-aggrandising with actors, and I'm terribly shy of that.

- Anna Chancellor

Sometimes Overwhelming

My first interviews, I didn't know what to say. I was really, really shy. It's overwhelming sometimes.

- Anna Ewers

I Am Going

I am shy - going to parties kills me.

- Anna Maxwell Martin

Friendly Still

When I meet people for the first time, I'm friendly but shy. I'm much less outwardly nervous than I used to be, but I still get anxious sometimes.

- Anne Hathaway

Life Language

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

About Weeks

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

Achievement Away

I was desperately shy when I was wee. Totally lacked confidence socially. When I look back at school photographs, I'm always the one shrinking in the back. What I really wanted to do was become a writer, and I don't think the residue of that has ever gone away. I still feel the ultimate achievement would be to write a novel.

- Anne-Marie Duff

Believe Young

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

Like Bit

I'm quite a reserved person, a bit shy at first when I don't know someone. I like to have a laugh and a joke; people have seen that in me.

- Anthony Martial

Doing Almost

When I'm not doing the show, and the work has stopped, I walk into a restaurant and I'm shy; yet, when I'm in the show, when people come up with their phones and want to take my picture, I can handle it because it's almost like I'm wearing an armour.

- Anthony Warlow

She Pretty

I'm pretty shy, but if I like a girl, she'll know.

- Anwar Hadid

Away Shortcomings

I choose grey characters, as I enjoy playing a human character. I don't shy away from showing the shortcomings of my characters.

- Ashish Sharma

Over Read

I'm usually too shy to write on planes because I assume that everyone on board is as nosy as I am and will look over my shoulder and read what I'm writing.

- Chelsea Cain

Need Some

Some people are just quiet - they don't need to be talking all the time and aren't extroverted, but they're not necessarily afraid to talk. I'm not really a shy person.

- Chirlane McCray

Feel Even Worse

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

Very Petrified

I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people.

- Chris Evert

Play Go

I'm totally not media shy and do interviews all the time and go to events and totally play along and actually enjoy talking to journalists most of the time.

- Chris Lilley

Late Kid

I was a shy kid, a late bloomer. At 22, I was probably 16 emotionally.

- Chris Pine

Confident Been

I'd always been the confident guy in school. I was good in math and English, but I was still shy. I couldn't get up and speak in front of people. I was asked to do it when I was 10 years old and I burst out crying.

- Chris Vance

Mum Painfully

I was painfully shy, so my aunt suggested to my mum that me and my brother go to Stage 84, a performing arts school in Yorkshire. I've probably romanticised it in my head, but I seem to remember that in the space of an hour's drama workshop, I was transformed. I went in really shy, and I came out full of confidence.

- Christian Cooke

Woman Her

A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.

- Christian Louboutin

Toys Rather

I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people.

- Christian Slater

Happen Socially

I get so nervous. I happen to be socially awkward and shy. I spent a lot of my time as an adult not going places.

- Christina Ricci

Learned About

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

About Frustrated

I sense from people that they get frustrated with me for not being out and about. But I guess I'm a shy boy.

- Christopher Lloyd

Birthday Very

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

Always Had

I was always shy and had a huge fear of being onstage.

- Colbie Caillat

Always I Write

I'm always shy and timid when I write in front of people.

- Colbie Caillat

Been Very

As a kid, I was always very shy growing up - I wasn't very good at articulating my thoughts or my feelings. Now that I'm older, I found acting to do that. So it's been an amazing way to sort of express who I am.

- Colin Egglesfield

College Perfect

I had no inclination to perform as a kid. I was a shy child - I always had my nose in a library book. I didn't start acting until I went to college. Once I started, it seemed to fit like a glove. I felt completely at home on stage. It was the perfect way for me to express myself, even better than writing.

- Colman Domingo

Love Other

My mother sent me to speech classes, but the other kids still teased me. I was shy. I stooped. Instead of talking, I kept journals. That's where my love of words comes from. I majored in journalism.

- Colman Domingo

Doing Very

I'm a little bit shy and from the Midwest, so to be so open and honest with millions of people is pretty difficult. To have people constantly having an eye on you and very interested in what you're doing at all times - it can be a little stressful at times.

- Connor Franta

Understand Performing

I don't really understand it: in real life, I'm often so shy - paralysingly so - but when I'm performing, it's totally different. I feel free.

- Cressida Bonas

Like Very

When my dad died, I developed a nervous habit. He was very shy and quiet, and I was like him.

- Crystal Gayle

Year Pretty

In school I was pretty quiet. Kinda shy until my junior year. But at home I was a freak.

- Dane Cook

Small Very

37 is a lumpy number, a bit like porridge. Six is very small and dark and cold, and whenever I was little trying to understand what sadness is I would imagine myself inside a number six and having that experience of cold and darkness. Similarly, number four is a shy number.

- Daniel Tammet

My Life Throughout

I was just so blatantly shy throughout my life.

- Danny Aiello

Love Away

Wherever I am, it's a really good feeling to have that connection to people. I love to go out to talk to people and be with folks. I don't shy away from it.

- Danny DeVito

Growing Up Growing

To be honest, I was kind of a shy kid growing up.

- Dave Franco

Doing Through

As an adolescent, I was painfully shy, withdrawn. I didn't really have the nerve to sing my songs on stage, and nobody else was doing them. I decided to do them in disguise so that I didn't have to actually go through the humiliation of going on stage and being myself.

- David Bowie

Through Particularly

I was never particularly gregarious. I was quite shy, closed in. It's a classic isn't it, your psychiatrist will tell you, that's how I release it, through music.

- David Gilmour

Like Read

I'm really shy, man. I don't really talk much. I just read, sit in my room and just read graphic novels because I don't have many friends and many people that like to talk to me.

- DeAngelo Williams

Focus Goal

I was shy and a hard worker, so acting was a way to focus whatever nervous energy I was experiencing onto a goal.

- Deborah Ann Woll

I Am Like

I was a shy little girl, nothing like what I am now.

- Debra Wilson

Away Illnesses

These diseases, both alcoholism and addiction, much like bipolar or depression and different illnesses, are still not seen as real diseases. People shy away from seeking help because it's viewed as being somewhat morally off the path, that they've lost their way.

- Jim Irsay

Child Very

I was a very shy child.

- Jim Parsons

Recognized Come

Even now I can't stand being recognized in the street. I just hate it when strangers come up and try to talk to me. I'm pathologically shy.

- Jimmy Nail

Lazy Bit

I'm a bit shy, I suppose, and a bit lazy.

- Joan Collins

Woman Move

Sometimes men tend to get a little shy, so if the woman wants to make the first move, go ahead!

- Joanna Krupa

Glasses Very

I was mild-mannered, wore glasses, was very shy with women.

- Joe Shuster

Think Outgoing

People think that I'm a really outgoing person because of how I am on stage. But I'm not. I'm really shy.

- Joel Madden

Head Lot

When you are shy, you live a lot in your own head.

- Joelle Carter

My Life Almost

My life isn't that dramatic. My dad really loves me, he just can't talk on the phone. He's too crippled and shy, and that's almost harder. He's there and he loves me, and I try and try and try, it's just impossible to have a relationship.

- Joey Lauren Adams

Nocturnal Blinds

We writers are shy, nocturnal creatures. Push us into the light and the light blinds us.

- John Banville

Teenagers Normal

In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee's character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities.

- John Carpenter

Kid Hang

We didn't have a phone when I was a kid, and I was too shy to smash any public phones, and our town didn't have a pool hall either, so I had to hang out at the public library - and anyway, I told myself stories.

- John Sladek

Television Very

I'm very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television.

- Johnny Cash

Think I Think

I get shy. I think that's in any situation.

- Johnny Simmons

Focus Away

I try to shy away from labels and focus on the issues.

- Jon Ossoff

Very Peter

Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense.

- Jonathan King

Religious Away

Religious or biblical can sometimes be a little soft, but 'A.D.' doesn't shy away from the violence of the time, the political intrigue. The story is really about the resurrection of faith, which is how the disciples went about keeping the word of Christ. So, they found all kinds of trouble and problems and torture and persecution.

- Juan Pablo Di Pace

Away Great Experience

'Mighty Ducks' was a great experience, and I don't shy away from that.

- Jussie Smollett

Love Crowd

Well, a lot of people don't know this about me, but I'm actually shy around people I don't know. I would just say with my first concert, my first tour, I didn't really talk onstage. I was like, 'Thank you, I love you guys,' or whatever. But now I've just kind of learned to work a crowd.

- Avril Lavigne

Always Front

As a little girl, I was always shy, but in front of the camera I wasn't.

- Bar Refaeli

I Am Guy

I am such a shy guy.

- Barun Sobti

Love Yes

Yes, because when you're in love, you are shy.

- Beatrice Wood

Think Particularly

I don't think I'm particularly shy. I just don't like being front and center as myself.

- Ben Foster

Nervous Very

I'm a very nervous, shy person.

- Grimes

I Think Maybe

I guess something that I've noticed from American acts who had success in touring is more of an explanation as to their music. Which is I think quite funny. I think British acts might like to leave more to the imagination - maybe a bit more obscure perhaps - a bit more shy.

- Ben Lovett

Words Tell

When the attention is on me, off-camera, I get uncomfortable - sort of shy and at a loss for words, as you can probably tell?

- Guillermo Diaz