I’ve got this tiny pang of regret when I think of how much I have probably missed out on in the last few years because I was too scared to take a risk, or too shy to speak up, or too worried to be bold.
—Jessi Kirby in Golden
I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know.
Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.
I would never be popular. I didn't want to be; I liked being shy. I'd never be the smartest or the hottest or the happiest.
—Laurie Halse Anderson in Wintergirls
Sometimes I wore smiles but didn't feel them. Sometimes I felt them and didn't wear them.
—Penelope Douglas in Rival
Shyness takes so many different forms. Some people are shy and soft. Some, shy and hard.
—Sally Thorne in The Hating Game