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I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around ...
by Alan Ladd

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back.
I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death
when someone comes over to talk to me.
- Alan Ladd

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?
- Alan Ladd

 

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
- Alan Ladd

I was never trained for anything.
- Alan Ladd

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I'm going to make it.
Nothing is going to stop me.
Nothing.
I want it too much.
- Alan Ladd

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right
to know virtually everything about the personality
they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
- Alan Ladd

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in
a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money
and not enough about the really good parts.
- Alan Ladd

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

I know what's good for me.
I can't play black or gray.
I can't be a villain or anything close to one.
I have to play white.
- Alan Ladd

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

My parents were so poor when I was a kid,
I never went anywhere.
I take our youngsters with us because I don't know
anything that teaches them so much.
- Alan Ladd

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time
to time to show you how grateful I am.
- Alan Ladd

Our children were trained to look after each other.
- Alan Ladd

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.
- Alan Ladd

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

I don't care how small the parts are,
as long as they're good.
- Alan Ladd

It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have.
- Alan Ladd

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask
people to pay to see what I do on the screen,
I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
- Alan Ladd

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood.
If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad,
but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
- Alan Ladd

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- Alan Ladd

It's a funny thing about me.
I don't have any interest in food most of the time now,
although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
- Alan Ladd

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
- Alan Ladd

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
- Alan Ladd

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

I've always had a great respect for the picture business.
It's been good to me.
- Alan Ladd

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place
and have everybody love me.
But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.
- Alan Ladd

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it...
Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
- Tennessee Williams

In school I was pretty quiet.
Kinda shy until my junior year.
But at home I was a freak.
- Dane Cook

I was a shy, quiet kid.
I was happiest playing by myself with my toys,
rather than hanging around people.
- Christian Slater

Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy.
I don't think my own personality is important.
I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy.
- Joshua Lederberg

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
- William Wordsworth

Television forces people to be larger than life.
I would be too shy.
- Heston Blumenthal

I started when I was in college because I was shy and
thought it would be a good way to break out of that.
- Catherine Bell

I was too shy to go and meet Princess Diana.
- John Deacon

It wasn't that I was shy to go out with him,
I just didn't want people with preconceived notions
to assume anything about why we were together.
I was pretty careful for a while.
- Rose McGowan

Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense.
- Jonathan King

I was a very shy and introverted person,
and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
- Gabriela Sabatini

I think most actors are shy.
I really do.
The greatest actors can disappear.
I had friends call me the Blend-In Man.
- Rip Torn

I've never had a desire to be famous.
Lots of actors are actually extremely shy.
I have shy areas.
- Jeremy Northam

I can be shy when I talk to women.
I'm a shy dude.
- Nick Carter

I want to resume the life of a shy person.
- Garrison Keillor

I have reason to be shy.
I've been hurt plenty.
- Ethel Waters

Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to
feel shy in front of intellect.
- Lennart Meri

I'm tough on the outside and soft on the inside...
I'm really a shy guy.
- Milo Ventimiglia

I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
- Patti LaBelle

I'm not shy in the spotlight.
I might seem austere and even arrogant,
but far from it, I'm actually shy.
- Riccardo Muti

I was very shy.
I'm still shy.
- Patti LaBelle

I am extremely shy.
I am not happy in crowds of people.
- Glenn Close

But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance
seldom reached by the best of Guns.
- John James Audubon

It's not that easy to find someone I can relate too.
I'm tough to crack because I'm shy.
- Kristin Kreuk

I'm too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
- Michelle Shocked

Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera.
- Kim Weston

I was very, very shy as a younger girl,
just petrified of people.
Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.
- Chris Evert

I'm quite shy, so if there's a guy I like,
I actually ignore him because I can't speak to him.
I get all red and sweaty, and it's embarrassing.
- Silvia Colloca

I'm super shy, especially at parties.
- Sara Gilbert

If I kind of like a guy, then I'm a fantastic flirt.
But with a guy I truly like, I get painfully shy.
- Shannen Doherty

I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over
the phone to people I don't know.
- Garry Shandling

I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in.
But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks
without actually introducing myself.
- Bill Forsyth

I like parties, but I'm shy, and I often find myself standing around,
feeling awkward.
- Michael Bergin

I was mild-mannered, wore glasses, was very shy with women.
- Joe Shuster

I'm too shy for personal appearances,
and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing,
I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
- Anne Tyler

The industry's not stupid.
The industry knows that if those foods are labeled
"genetically engineered,"
the public will shy away and won't take them.
- Jeremy Rifkin


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