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