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10 Quotes to Get You Through an Embarrassing Situation

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Embarrassing situations happen to all of us — they’re normal, and sometimes frequent, but that doesn’t make them any easier to go through. In the midst of a tough moment, we can feel alone, terrified, and like we just want to go hide under a rock. Embarrassment rears its pesky head when we do things like ask a question the wrong way, when we aren’t sure of the answer to something but don’t want to admit that, or even when we physically do something like pass gas in public (luckily, there’s Gas-X Extra Strength Chewables for that, which help relieve gas fast). Because these situations are unavoidable, the quicker we’re able to realize that, the better. Below are some quotes to help remind you that embarrassing situations are normal, we all experience them, and they’re not lasting.

Quotes to Help You Through an Embarrassing Moment

“But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to you.”
– Christian Bale

“Embarrassment lasts a moment. Regret lasts a lifetime.”
— Avinash Wandre

“Everyone has embarrassing moments at work — it shows we’re all human. The best way to handle awkward moments is to gracefully move on, and, if possible, try to find humor in the situation.”
— Diane Domeyer

“Being embarrassed means that you’re human, and we like you better for it.”
— Nick Morgan

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
— Richard Branson

“If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances.”
— Julia Soul

“Embarrassment isn’t a just cause of action.”
— Jodi Picoult

“It’s only embarrassing if you care what people think.”
— Unknown

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”
— Johnny Depp

“If you can dance and be free, and not embarrassed, you can rule the world.”
— Amy Poehler

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