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1. "Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "When you find yourself on stage singing and you are embarrassed about what you are singing in front of your peers, then you have to think about your priorities."
Author: Alison Moyet
3. "I know very well you can't help me," he said. "But I tell you, because unsuccessful and superfluous people like me find their salvation in talking. I have to generalise about everything I do. I'm bound to look for an explanation and justification of my absurd existence in somebody else's theories, in literary types—in the idea that we, upper-class Russians, are degenerating, for instance, and so on. Last night, for example, I comforted myself by thinking all the time: 'Ah, how true Tolstoy is, how mercilessly true!' And that did me good. Yes, really, brother, he is a great writer, say what you like!" Samoylenko, who had never read Tolstoy and was intending to do so every day of his life, was a little embarrassed, and said: "Yes, all other authors write from imagination, but he writes straight from nature."
Author: Anton Chekhov
4. "I'm ashamed and embarrassed to say that I've read very little of David Foster Wallace's work. It's a huge gap in my education, one of many."
Author: Ben Fountain
5. "Wasn't that awesome?" Seth asked.Warren cocked his head, his expression mildly embarrassed. "I'm sorry, Kendra--it was pretty cool.""All boys belong in insane asylums," Kendra said."
Author: Brandon Mull
6. "I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles."
Author: Corazon Aquino
7. "Am I embarrassed to speak for a less than perfect democracy? Not one bit. Find me a better one. Do I suppose there are societies which are free of sin? No, I don't. Do I think ours is, on balance, incomparably the most hopeful set of human relations the world has? Yes, I do."
Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
8. "Finances, n.You wanted to keep the list on the refrigerator."No," I said. "That's too public."What I meant was: Aren't you embarrassed by how much you owe me?"
Author: David Levithan
9. "Number 134 was one of the best. Livia had dropped her cell phone and cursed quietly, but creatively: "Hairy-ass bitch." She'd felt Blake's watchful eyes on her and given him an embarrassed smile. Number 134 made Blake realize she was a real, live girl.On that day he'd had hope. Maybe a girl flawed enough to curse would someday say hello out loud. To him."
Author: Debra Anastasia
10. "I'm so embarrassed by that album. I don't even own it myself."
Author: Edward Furlong
11. "His frown was less dark and more confused."What's new for you? Dancing?"And so much more, but all I said was, "Yes.""And you let some strange college boy grind all over you for your first time? That's stupid, Ali."NOT GOING TO BE EMBARRASSED, NOT GOING TO BE EMBARRASSED."First, he wasn't grinding on me, and second, you're no better than him."A solid minute of silence, then "You are terrible for my ego, you know that?"I could say the same to him."
Author: Gena Showalter
12. "My concern has always been that people who I portray, or the professions that I portray, are not embarrassed by my portrayal of them."
Author: George Dzundza
13. "Your move is breakfast?" She giggles again. "This whole day is my move. Tomorrow you can let me know how I did." She looks away, a little embarrassed. "You just made my stomach flutter." "Just one of many flutters I'll make you feel today, so get ready."
Author: J.A. Huss
14. "Oh, what a nuisance you are! I'm giving you my mouth, my arms, my whole body - and everything could be so simple...My trust! I haven't any to give, I'm afraid, and you're making me terribly embarrassed. You must have something pretty ghastly on your conscience to make such a fuss about my trusting you."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
15. "No," I replied testily. "I'm pretty sure 'digital' is Latin for 'fingeral,' so finger cancer equals digital cancer. This is all basic anatomy, Dr. Roland." The Dr. Roland told me that he thought I was overreacting, and the "fingeral" wasn't even a real word. Then I told him that I though he was underreacting, probably because he's embarrassed that he doesn't know how Latin works. Then he claimed that "underrecating" isn't a word either. The man has a terrible bedside manner."
Author: Jenny Lawson
16. "I need a Kleenex." She sniffs.Guy disengages his hands from hers, takes the hem of hissweatshirt, and wipes her nose with it."That's romantic," she says, embarrassed."Well, it is sort of, because I wouldn't do it for anybody elsein the world."
Author: Julia Hoban
17. "But...Well, have you ever done this with anyone else?""Never." He pulls her down so that she is lying on the window seat."Good." Willow is surprised that shy as she indeed is, she isn't embarrassed to be naked in front of him. Maybe this is because in every other important way she had already been."Have you?" Guy lies down on his side next to her."No!""Good." He kisses her hair, her face, her neck."
Author: Julia Hoban
18. "I'm a doctor," she reminded him. "Nothing embarrasses me." "Yeah? So if I call the hospital while you're making rounds, you won't be embarrassed when I have the operator page Dr. Smarty-pants?"
Author: Julie Garwood
19. "The new girl looked up and caught me looking at her.I looked away, but it wasbto late. I tried not to smile, but I was embarrassed, and that only made me smile more. she didn't seem to notice."
Author: Kami Garcia
20. "We were a different kind of Christian, the quiet, reasonable kind, a breed embarrassed by the mention of miracles."
Author: Karen Thompson Walker
21. "I threw my arms around him. "I yearn only for you." Quinton gave a self-conscious shrug and an embarrassed laugh. "I feel the same way about you and I'm sorry I'm  .  .  . being an ass. Also, I suspect you just wanted to use ‘yearn' in a sentence."
Author: Kat Richardson
22. "Can I spoon you?"My eyebrows shot up. "Can you what?"The shadow of a smile fluttered on Jake's lips. "You really don't know what that is, do you?"An embarrassed flush filled my cheeks as I ducked my head. "No," I murmured.Jake's finger came under my chin and tipped my head up to look at him. "It's okay. I'll show you."
Author: Katie Ashley
23. "...because "Mommy" is forever. It's such a powerful name. Mommy means "I trust you." Mommy means "you will protect me." Mommy is for shouting when you need someone dependable and for laughing with when you are excited. Mommy is for crying on and cuddling with when you are sad, or giggling and hiding behind when you are embarrassed. Mommy is the fixer of boo-boos and the mender of broken hearts. Mommy is a comfort place - a safe place. Mommy means "you are mine and I am yours and we are family."
Author: Katie J. Davis
24. "What did you see when you died?" He has that tenative half smile, like he's almost embarrassed by what he's saying. "Because I'm guessing it wasn't the Sea of Tranquility."And when I look at him, I'm not so sure it wasn't."Where did you go?" His voice drops just slightly and loses even the suggestion of a smile.He's watching me like he's not sure he's allowed to ask the question, and he's not even sure he wants the answer. I can almost see his grandfather's words and Josh's doubts about them swimming in his head. On every side of me are the lights and the tools and the wood and the boots and the boy I want to see forever. And if the my Sea of Tranquility were real, it would be this place, here, with him.I don't say anything right away, because I just want one minute to look at his face before I give him my last secret.And then I tell him."Your garage."
Author: Katja Millay
25. "It was Gideon who finally broke the silence, which gave me a certain satisfaction. "What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?" The way he asked, he sounded almost embarrassed."What?""It's what my mother always used to when I was little. If I was looking straight ahead and saying nothing, like you right at this moment.""You have a mother?" Only when I'd said it did I realize what a silly question it was! Oh, for heaven's sake!Gideon raised one eyebrow. "What did you expect?" he asked, amused. "You thought I was an android put together by Uncle Falk and Mr. George?""Well, it's not such an outlandish idea. Do you have photos of yourself as a baby?" Trying to imagine a baby Gideon with a round, soft plump-cheeked face and a bald head made me grin."
Author: Kerstin Gier
26. "Trees were made of vibrant green leaves sitting on the shoulders of shy green leaves too embarrassed to show themselves."
Author: Kevin James Moore
27. "When he died, I went about like a ragged crow telling strangers, "My father died, my father died." My indiscretion embarrassed me, but I could not help it. Without my father on his Delhi rooftop, why was I here? Without him there, why should I go back? Without that ache between us, what was I made of?"
Author: Kiran Desai
28. "I shouldn't have lost my temper that way. It just pricks his pride, makes him dig in his heels.""So why did you?" I asked, genuinely curious. It was rare for Nikolai's emotions to get the best of him. "I don't know," he said, shredding the leaf. "You got angry. I got angry. The room was too damn hot.""I don't think that's it.""Indigestion?" he offered."It's because you actually care about what happens to this country," I said. "The throne is just a prize to Vasily, something he wants to squabble over like a favorite toy, You're not like that. You'll make a good king."Nikolai froze. "I…" For once, words seemed to have deserted him. Then a crooked, embarrassed smile crept across his face. It was a far cry from his usual self-assured grin. "Thank you," he said.I sighed as we resumed our pace. "You're going to be insufferable now, aren't you?"Nikolai laughed. "I'm already insufferable."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
29. "My parents were told by the principal of West Barnstable Elementary School and my teacher that I was a bright boy whose spelling was in the retarded range and whose handwriting was the worst they'd ever seen. I find it embarrassing that I spell so badly. I will do almost anything to avoid being embarrassed, but no effort either on my part or on the part of any teacher has ever dented my utter bafflement when it comes to choosing which letters to put down, how many, and in what order."
Author: Mark Vonnegut
30. "A good sister is one who won't be embarrassed when you burst into tears in public. A better one will hand you tissues until you stop. The best is the one who will go get you another latte to go with the ginormous chocolate orgy she's already laid in front of you."
Author: Megan Hart
31. "I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon last night and he embarrassed me. It was like one of those moments when I couldn't believe my kid is acting like this. I just had to just like walk away from him because he was really pushing my buttons."
Author: Nia Long
32. "It's okay, don't worry about it," he said, flinging the liquid off his hands."I ruined your suit, I'm so sorry, whatever it costs, please let me know," I said, embarrassed."Are you kidding, I hate wearing these things anyway," he said, smiling. "I'm Ethan and you are?"
Author: Nicole Gulla
33. "I am a bit sickie happy. I am prone to black clouds too, but... I am embarrassed about them. It's like: 'My diamond shoes are too tight. My money clip doesn't fit all my fifties.' I mean - really. Shut up."
Author: Olivia Colman
34. "I answered that I was sure, and he asked me again, and this time I understood his concern. ‘I'm not embarrassed!' I said, or at least tried to say, before recalling that embarazada means something entirely different to ‘embarrassed' and that I'd just wailed at the doctor that I wasn't pregnant, something his medical training had presumably made evident to him."
Author: Peter Allison
35. "On one hand she seems so agile, so athletic, and yet I've seen her appear so awkward that it embarrassed me. She gives the impression of a hard, worldly adroitness, and in some situations she's like an adolescent: rigid with ancient, middle class attitudes, unable to think for herself, falling back on old verities...victim of her family teaching, shocked by what shocks people, wanting what people usually want. She wants a home, a husband, and her idea of a husband is a man who earns a certain amount of money, helps around the garden, does the dishes...the idea of a good husband that's found in This Week magazine; a viewpoint from the most ordinary stratum, that great ubiquitous world of family life, transmitted from generation to generation. Despite her wild language."
Author: Philip K. Dick
36. "Poseidon held out his arms and gave me a hug. I realized, a little embarrassed, that I'd never actually hugged my dad before. He was warm—like a regular human—and he smelled of a salty beach and fresh sea air."
Author: Rick Riordan
37. "Why is it trivia? People call it trivia because they know nothing and they are embarrassed about it."
Author: Robbie Coltrane
38. "I wish there was a bar I could send opposing teams to and get them hammered or something - I could tell my buddies in New York to leave their places open or something. Playing for the Yankees, guys come at you extremely hard. I have to be ready or I'll be embarrassed."
Author: Roger Clemens
39. "Embarrassed, she quickly met his eyes again. It looked like he come right out of the lake water and made a beeline for her. But how could he haver known she was there? How could he have seen her from the water?"
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
40. "She winced, knowing what was to come, "Calpurnia." She closed her eyes again, embarrassed by the extravagant name - a name with which no one but a helplessly romantic mother with an unhealthy obsession with Shakespeare would have considered saddling a child."
Author: Sarah MacLean
41. "Boys. Listen up. We are going out for a girls' night, where there will be dancing."Kami did an illustrative shimmy. Angela looked resigned.Jared looked amused. "What was that?""You've got to dance like nobody's watching, Jared," Kami informed him."Have you considered that perhaps nobody's watching because they're too embarrassed for you?""Fine," said Kami, grinning at him. "Be a hater of dances. Be a hater of joy. I don't care. You're not invited!"
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
42. "Kami: I beg you not to throw down with Angela.Jared: I know you want us to get on, but-Kami: She'll beat you down until you cry. I'll be so embarrassed for you."
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
43. "I'm sorry about these two," Mike told the waitress. "Just so you know, I'll be embarrassed with you.""It's just that we haven't seen each other since summmer camp," Becky said."And we'd formed such a bond playing wily tricks on our camp counselors," Felix said."Remember how you replaced Miss Pepper's shampoo with liquid Jell-O and turned her hair green?""It was sheer genius when you stretched cling film over all the toilet seats.""Oh." The waitress turned to Mike, as if to address the only sane member of the group. "So, are ya'll ready to eat now, or are you waiting for your date to arrive?"Mike played with the menu. "Actually, she's my date." "These are my two husbands," Becky said. "We're from Utah. You know, Mormom."
Author: Shannon Hale
44. "I used to get embarrassed about the fact I liked fashion. I still get a bit cringy."
Author: Stella McCartney
45. "When I watch TV, I'm embarrassed by some of what's on."
Author: Tim Conway
46. "After the crash happened, I was so humiliated and embarrassed. I thought of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, that they must hate me."
Author: Tracey Gold
47. "A cemetery?" I chuckle, but the pitch is a bit higher than I expected. "At night? With a full moon? Um ... did you see any, uh, zombies, you, while you were there?"Shiko blinks at me a few times. "No"I slump in relief. "Thank God. I mean, I don't want to be the first to die. The funny guy always dies first, for shock value, you know. Rourke would get killed next, because it's be a heroic sacrifice or something." I motion to Shiko. "You'd live, though, unless you had sex."... Shiko has the look of an addled kitten, complete with head tilt. Rourke sighs and leans toward her, embarrassed. 'You'll have to excuse him. According to his mother he has an irrational fear of something called the zombie apocalypse.""It's not irrational!"
Author: Vaughn R. Demont
48. "I talk to myself out loud at times, and feel embarrassed when people overhear me."
Author: Walter Dean Myers
49. "Future?" Homer said. He was a little embarrassed because all his life, from day to day, he had been busy mapping out a future, even if it was only a future for the next day. "Well," he said, "I don't know for sure, but I guess I'd like to be somebody some day."
Author: William Saroyan
50. "She is embarrassed to be alive and no one on earth can fully console her."
Author: William Trevor

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