60+ Best Shy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Shy means nervous and uncomfortable with other people. Profoundly inspirational shy quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Shy Quotes

Everyone is shy it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first. Kirkpatrick Sale

Who is shy dies from hunger.  Albanian Proverb

I’m so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go. Al Pacino

Social taboos are shy like virtue; once lost, there is no remedy. Gunnar Myrdal

It is only through timidity that states are lost. Voltaire

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. William Wordsworth

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don’t pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.  Gwen John

You know, if you could just overcome your shyness and learn not how to be so vague, speak your mind, yet, get to the point, you might get somewhere in this world. Joe Willis

A place has almost a shyness of a person with strangers; its secret is not to be surprised by too direct interrogation. Arthur Symons

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. J. B. Priestley

There was a magnificent human shining brightly behind her shy. Atticus

A woman’s best jewellery is her shyness. Fatimah Az Zahra

Maybe shy is when you’re lonely and you don’t think anybody can help you. C.K. Williams

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. Jane Austen

The fact of the matter is that most actors are shy people.  Roger Moore

I have reason to be shy. I’ve been hurt plenty. Ethel Waters

That’s the poisoned chalice: when you’re shy, people assume you’re arrogant. Catherine Tate

Not till the reserve ceases towards one’s self; and then the attraction may be the greater. Emma

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

Do not be shy of those who are not shy.  Albanian Proverb

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success. Kahlil Gibran

Top Shy Quotes

But hopes are shy birds flying at a great distance, seldom reached by the best of guns. John James Audubon

Clothe yourself with shyness and armor yourself with loyalty. Ali Ibn Abi Talib

When the shy star goes forth in heaven / All maidenly, disconsolate, / Hear you amid the drowsy even / One who is singing by your gate. / His song is softer than the dew / And he is come to visit you.  James Joyce

Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other.  Jane Austen

Once burnt, twice shy. American Proverb

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

My shy hand shades a hermitage apart, – / O large enough for thee, and thy brief hours. / Life there is sweeter held than in God’s heart, / Stiller than in the heavens of hollow flowers. Wilfred Owen

I suffer as always from the fear of putting down the first line. It is amazing the terrors, the magics, the prayers, the straightening shyness that assail one. John Steinbeck

Some people are so self-conscious that they are unable to make eye contact for longer than a second, even when they are wearing dark sunglasses.  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

One is always half mad when one is shy of people. Robert Walser

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

The introvert’s anthem for not wanting to hang out is ‘It’s not you; it’s me. Criss Jami

Timidity is the silent acceptance of bondage. Constance Friday

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

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

Shyness isn’t something that just children feel. Anybody can feel shy. And one reason we feel that way is that we’re not sure other people will like us just the way we are.  Fred Rogers

It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical will live the relation to another as something alive. Jessica

Introductions are hard to come by when your natural state is shyness. Steve Martin

All the shy people are doomed! Natural selection favors the loud and the aggressive. Dylan Moran

I felt suddenly shy. I was not used to shy. I was used to shame. Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want. Jonathan Safran Foer

Amazing Shy Quotes

Shyness is just egotism out of its depth. Penelope Kieth

A shy cat makes a proud mouse.  Scottish Proverb

A shy face is better than a forward heart. Miguel de Cervantes

What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution. Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending huge amounts of time alone, isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their face-to-face contact with other people. Philip Zimbardo

There is nothing that makes us feel more lonely than our shyness. Maduwa Livhuwani

The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. Jerome K. Jerome

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. Andre Dubus

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves. Timothy Keller

He that wants should not be bashful. Italian Proverb

Shyness is a curious thing, because, like quicksand, it can strike people at any time, and also, like quicksand, it usually makes its victims look down. Daniel Handler

Nothing is as irritating to a shy man as a confident girl. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness.  Vernon Baker

The shell must break before the bird can fly. Tennyson

Shy, like a hospitable country hostess anxious to give pleasure, but afraid that she has not much to offer citizens of a larger world. Phyllis Bottome

I’ve gotten better at not making people feel uncomfortable with my shyness. Clea Duvall

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