A Quote by Dana Meadows on culture, talk, friends, causes, believe, join, strangers, crass messages, embarrassing, shyness, intrusion, rejection, share, real, heartfelt, commitments, easier, cynicism, and dreams

It is not OK in this culture to talk to friends about causes you believe in, much less to ask them to join in. It's OK to blast perfect strangers with crass messages every hour of the day, but it's a tinge embarrassing, it brings up some shyness, it seems an intrusion, it risks rejection to share real heartfelt commitments. It's easier to share our cynicism with strangers than our dreams with friends.

Dana Meadows

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on charm, music, and shyness

Soft is the music that would charm forever; The flower of sweetest smell is shy and lowly.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Not Love, not War.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on best friend, bitterness, blindness, chance, children, day, defense, dependence, effort, failure, family, friendship, funny, good, gossip, happiness, heart, ideas, justice, laughter, life, love, mortality, pain, quiet, schools, shyne

Life wounds all of us. At best there is sorrow enough to go round. Yet because the deepest wounds are those of the soul and hidden to mortal sight, we keep hurting each other day by day, inflicting wounds that time mercifully scars over. But the scars remain, ready at a touch to throb angrily and ache again with the old gnawing wild pain. You remember that day in school when the teacher laughed? You were only a little fellow, shy and silent, sitting in the shadow of the big boys, wistfully looking toward the day when you would shine as they did. That day you were sure your chance had come. You were sure that you had just what the teacher wanted on the tip of your tongue, and you jumped up and shouted it out loudly and eagerly, triumphantly - and you were very, very wrong. There followed a flash of astonishment, an instant of dreadful silence, and then the room rang with mirth. You heard only the teacher's laughter, and it drowned your heart. Many years have gone over head since that day, but the sight of a little lad trudging along to school brings it back, and the old pain stirs and beats against the scar. You cover it over, hush it to quiet once more with a smile. "I must have been funny. She couldn't help it." But you wish she had. And there was that time when your best friend failed you. When the loose-tongued gossips started the damaging story and he was pressed for a single word in your defense, he said, "Oh, he's all right. Of course, he's all right, but I don't want to get mixed up in this thing. Can't afford it. Have to think of my own name and my own family, you understand. Good fellow, but I have to keep out of this." You felt forsaken. For weeks and weeks you carried the pain in your heart. The story was bad enough but would right itself. The idea that he should fail you, that he had not, rushed to your side at the first hint of trouble was bad enough, was unbearable. He came back again after it was all over, but the sight of him renewed the ache in your breast and the throb of pain in your throat. The scar was thin, and the hurt beneath it quivered. We all bear scars. Life is a struggle, and hurts must come. But why the unnecessary ones? Why hurt the souls of little children? Why say things to them that they must remember with pain all their lives? Why say the smart, tart thing that goes straight to the heart of someone we love because we would relieve ourselves of the day's tension and throw off a grain of the soul's bitterness? Who are we to inflict wounds and suffering and scars on those about us? Staggering, blind mortals, groping our way from somewhere "here" to somewhere "there" conscious of little but the effort to stay "here" a little longer! It behooves us to travel softly, regardful of one another's happiness, particularly where our path crosses that of those dependent upon us for comfort or enters into the heart of little children.


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A Quote by Henry N. Beard on good, kindness, lies, life, machines, people, shyness, and simplicity

Boggies are an unattractive but annoying people whose numbers have increased rather precipitously since the bottom fell out of the fairy-tale market. Slow and sullen, and yet dull, they prefer to lead simple lives of pastoral squalor. They don't like machines more complicated than a garotte, a blackjack, or a luger, and they have always been shy of the 'big folk' or 'biggers' as they call us. As a rule they avoid us, except on rare occasions when a hundred or so will get together to dry-gulch a lone farmer or hunter. They seldom exceed three feet in height, but are fully capable of overpowering creatures half their size when they get the drop on them. . . . Their beginnings lie far back in the Good Ole Days when the planet was populated with the kind of colorful creatures you have to drink a quart of Old Overcoat to see nowadays.

Henry Beard

Source: Bored of the Rings, by the staff of the Harvard Lampoon

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Suzanne Edison on communication, conversation, creation, garden, knowledge, reflection, sharing, shyness, spirit, starting, and vision

Remember that gardeners generally want to share knowledge and hear your comments, so don't be shy about starting a conversation. Like artists, most gardeners want to know how their creation communicates with the viewer. See if you can discover the spirit and vision behind the garden and reflect on what is moved within you.

Suzanne Edison

Source: Ask Questions

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on mistakes and shyness

Ah, pray no mistake, We are not shy; We're very wide awake The Moon and I.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on shyness and wit

We grant, although he had much wit, He was very shy of using it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 45.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Paul Anka on shyness


And to think, I did all that, and may I say, not in a shy way.

Paul Anka

Source: song

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A Quote by Lucille Ball on heaven and shyness

When asked if she had always been outgoing: Heaven, no. I was shy for several years in my early days in Hollywood until I figured out that no one really gave a damn if I was shy or not, and I got over my shyness.

Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on failure, shyness, and success

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Sand and Foam

Contributed by: Zaady

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