Lucille Ball: “I cured myself of shyness”

Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball

“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

Source: photograph taken by Harry Warnecke and Robert F. Cranston in 1944 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (https://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.94.40)