The shell must break before the bird can fly.
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
When you're worried, tell
yourself the truth: Shyness is a strength
to build on, not a character flaw to be stamped out.
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a
belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped
up in something that you forget to be afraid.
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site first compiled by Gary Hyink and Bill Blackman. Additional quotes
thanks to Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, Katie Lusk and others.
Thanks to all
the authors of these quotes!