Lucille Ball on overcoming her shyness

Lucille Ball portrait from Lured

“I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.”

– Lucille Ball

Photograph is of Lucille from the movie Lured.