I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives.
They remember me as this shy girl sitting under the table. But they obviously didn't know what was going on in my head.
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.
People assume you can't be shy and be on television. They're wrong.
It's not that easy to find someone I can relate too. I'm tough to crack because I'm shy.
The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
Scientists have found the gene for shyness. They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding behind a couple of other genes.
I was passionate. I found something that I loved. I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and nobody could get near me and I didn't have to talk to anybody because of my shyness. It was great. I was in my fantasy world.
I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I'm sure that's some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there's a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out.
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.
My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.
I could be myself. I'm very shy and awkward. I think the best thing is to embrace it.
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.
But hopes are shy birds flying at a great distance, seldom reached by the best of guns.
I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.
I've come from nowhere, and I'm not shy to go back.
A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.
I have seldom been described as shy.