I’m shy, but sometimes my voice is so clear and strong.
– Hakeem Olajuwon
It was like that for the first six months after ‘E.T.’ was in cinemas. I’d go out and get mobbed. I was a shy kid, and being approached by adults all the time just freaked me out.
– Henry Thomas
I come from a place where we’re not that shy about our bodies.
– Heidi Klum
I’m a very nervous, shy person.
I’m actually really shy.
– Harry Shum, Jr.
Have I ever been the shy retiring type? Never. Not since the day I was born.
– John Barrowman
When I’m not on stage, I’m kind of shy. If you see me and I don’t say much, don’t think I’m not taking in what you have to say. I’m just not a big talker.
– Justin Timberlake
In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee’s character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities.
– John Carpenter
Believe it or not, I was a pretty shy youngster growing up.
– John McEnroe
I was really shy as a kid.
– James Mercer
I’m a bit shy, I suppose, and a bit lazy.
– Joan Collins
I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.
– Jim Carrey
I’m not shy. I’m modest, but I’m very outgoing.
– Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I’ve come from nowhere, and I’m not shy to go back.
– Jason Statham
I was so shy when I was younger. When I first went to Liverpool I didn’t say a word for a year.
– Ian Rush
There aren’t many shy writers left.
– Jay McInerney
I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.
– Johnny Depp
I guess I am actually quite shy, and I’ve always felt very self-conscious during interviews.
– Jose Gonzalez
I was a shy and insecure kid and didn’t know quite where I fit.
– Jason Alexander
Stage-persona notwithstanding, I’m extremely shy and quiet. Almost painfully shy. People misinterpret that as being above it all or not interested.
– J. Michael Straczynski
There is this immediate connection, this intimacy when you’re acting because there’s no room to be polite or shy. Also, as an actor I get to connect with women I’ve never met before.
– Jessica Chastain
Because I’m shy and a bit quiet, I think people assume I’m an elegant person.
– Irwin Thomas
I cannot shy away from controversy. I don’t know if it’s my Irish blood, but I love it.
– Gina McCarthy
I am very shy with people I don’t know.
– Ingmar Bergman
I was introverted, shy. But if you win a lot you need to be extroverted, or they’ll think you’re arrogant.
– Alberto Tomba
I was quite a shy child – not chronically, but I tended to blend into the background.
– Ben Whishaw
I’m so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go.
– Al Pacino
Americans are shy about the body.
– Ana Beatriz Barros
I’ve always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person, a kid at heart.
– Annette Funicello
I have never been shy about listening to the input of others and weighing it seriously.
– Alice Sebold