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Andre Dubus Quotes and Sayings

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

I've gotten better at not making people feel uncomfortable with my shyness.
- Clea Duvall

I genuinely enjoy talking one-to-one.
I have no shyness about that.
- Stephanie Beacham

Scientists have found the gene for shyness.
They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding
behind a couple of other genes.
- Jonathan Katz

 

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade.
I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather
than a pathology of the individual.
- Philip Zimbardo

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called
shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
- J. B. Priestley

There is a shyness about me, and I really need to get out more.
- Priscilla Presley

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I started studying shyness in adults in 1972.
Shyness operates at so many different levels.
Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in 1977.
- Philip Zimbardo

What I never overcame is a kind of shyness.
- Kurt Masur

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

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

I think I had a shyness about me, I think I discovered
acting as a way to break out of that and as a way of belonging,
a sense of being special.
- Michael C. Hall

You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
- Susan Lucci

What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution.
Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending
huge amounts of time alone,
isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their
face-to-face contact with other people.
- Philip Zimbardo

I was passionate.
I found something that I loved.
I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and
nobody could get near me and I didn't have to talk
to anybody because of my shyness.
It was great.
I was in my fantasy world.
- Dorothy Hamill

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
- Clifford Stoll

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

I think family movies have gotten so rich in this country.
- Rachel Griffiths

Social Security's future has gotten worse,
and each year we delay reform adds to the cost we are
pushing off onto our children.
- John Goodman

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency
to look for people who live by kindness,
tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
- Martin Scorsese

People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten
married and it just blew me away.
Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought
I could land a guy that hot.
- Keanu Reeves

My parents went crazy when they found out that I had
gotten the part in Conversations With My Father!
I'd never given acting a thought.
They were proud of me and very encouraging.
- David Krumholtz

I hope I never get so hard up I have to do advertisements.
I've gotten ridiculous offers.
- Tracey Ullman

What I want to bring back to superheroes with this
project is a sense of play.
Things have gotten so dreary.
The heroes have gotten so ugly that even their muscles have muscles.
- Frank Miller

I was the only swimmer in movies.
Tarzan was long gone, and he couldn't have done them anyway;
he could never have gotten into my bathing suit.
- Esther Williams

We make a lot of fun at President Clinton's expense.
But this transition is going to be tough because it's
been 25 years since this guy has gotten laid in the private sector.
- David Letterman

I've always gotten along well with Texans.
You've got to.
- Burt Reynolds

I wish I'd gotten sober at a younger age.
- Janice Dickinson

Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn,
and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
- Eli Wallach

We knew that we wanted to play heavy music but I hadn't
gotten into melody and things like that.
- Adam Rich

I pay parking tickets.
You know, you can try to give 50%, but then they charge you all those penalties!
Seriously, I have gotten many, many,
many tickets in my life.
- Debra Messing

I'd just gotten into Los Angeles from Texas,
where I live, and the phone rang and it was the guy
calling about the Willie Nelson video.
I was totally excited about it.
- Corin Nemec

I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression
that I could take the country over in about two days.
- Jon Stewart

Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President.
We get them from God.
- Glenn Beck

I've gotten my butt kicked by the best.
Jet Li beat me up the best, but Steven Segal can still kick a good butt.
It's a different kind of kicking, though.
- Anthony Anderson

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

Right now the thing that I have learned the most is
to be grateful that I have finally gotten to a point
where I am being paid to make films,
after eight years.
- Jim McKay

I would rather have gotten married than have a Hollywood contract.
- Jennifer O'Neill

It's been very nice.
I haven't gotten out too much because we've been working
a lot but other wise the people have been very nice
and I've had a good time.
- Bo Derek

By Thursday morning, we'd gotten over the worst of it.
- William Scranton

I think, as I've gotten older I have realized what
a huge privilege it is to even be in this business.
I, more than ever, love what I do.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

As the society has gotten larger and more complex,
individuals have lost their ability to influence any
of the institutions that affect their lives.
- Robert Teeter

I haven't gotten labeled as a Hispanic actor.
- Mario Lopez

I haven't sold to the movies.
In other words, I haven't gotten any enormous checks yet.
- Jack Vance

I've never had to fight hard for anything I've gotten in the past.
- Tyrese Gibson

I think maybe we were just a little bit overdone.
It was saturated.
People may have gotten tired of us.
We were everywhere, all the time.
- Robin Zander

We've gotten involved in cat rescue -
we take them in and find homes for them.
I've always loved cats.
I saw how homeless cats were living out there.
We take them in, put out flyers.
- Greg Ginn

Being the first to do something like this also registers
a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten
if all four books had just appeared from one company.
- Mark Millar

I'm grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept
me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.
- Steve Tyler

Without Jimmy Carter we might not have gotten Ronald Reagan,
without Ronald Reagan there would probably still be a Soviet Union.
- Newt Gingrich

That's another fine mess you've gotten me into.
- Oliver Hardy

The arts have always been an important ingredient to the health of a nation,
but we haven't gotten there yet.
- James Earl Jones

I had gotten one of the first Korg synthesizers with 300 presets.
- Steven Tyler

It's gotten to the point where it's big news when I don't do a horror film.
- Donald Pleasence

My mom taught me to go after my dreams.
I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her.
- Amy Jo Johnson

Everything has gotten vulgar and out of line for children to watch.
It's more of a swearing match.
- Bubba Smith

I will be sad.
I've gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world,
I guess I'll just be kind of tasting every bit of it
because it will be the last one.
- Mary Grandpre

It's gotten out of control.
It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films.
I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
- Glenn Close

Every job I've ever gotten has been an accident.
All the jobs I actually go after, I don't get.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I feel I let my team down today.
My heart is bleeding for everybody else.
I felt like I should have gotten it done today.
That's how it is.
Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.
- Dontrelle Willis

I'm not God's gift to rockabilly.
There's great players out there, and some of them deserve
a lot more than they've gotten.
- Brian Setzer

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in
favor of peace and order.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The people who voted for President Obama are just beginning
to wake up to exactly what they brought in.
The 'change' they envisioned is not the 'change' they have gotten.
- Jon Voight

I want to be remembered for the work that I've done,
rather than the car accidents that I've gotten into,
the men that I've not dated - or the man that I have.
- Lindsay Lohan

What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this
over years of really thinking about it -
is that style is the unconscious choices I make.
- John Corigliano

It would have been an interesting run if we hadn't gotten along!
It was good casting, I suppose.
- Dominic West

The game overall has gotten so much better,
stronger, more physical parts to the game.
- Martina Hingis

U.S.
officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking
a comprehensive modernization of its military.
The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter.
- Lee H. Hamilton


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