Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
— Andre Dubus

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
Jane Austen shyness quote

Shyness is just egoism out of its depth.
— Penelope Keith

The bashful are always aggressive at heart.
— Charles Horton Cooley

It is only through timidity that states are lost.
— shyness quotation by Voltaire