Top 90 Reserved Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Reserved Quotes from famous people such as Melissa Sue Anderson, Sam Heughan, Tom Chatfield, Zubin Mehta, Joshua Foer, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I'm calculating, self-sufficient, reserved, and I enjoy

I’m calculating, self-sufficient, reserved, and I enjoy being alone.
Melissa Sue Anderson
British women can be slightly more reserved; Scottish are a little more crazy and fun, and American are more forthright, which I really enjoy.
Sam Heughan
The earliest known writing probably emerged in southern Mesopotamia around 5,000 years ago, but for most of recorded history, reading and writing remained among the most elite human activities: the province of monarchs, priests and nobles who reserved for themselves the privilege of lasting words.
Tom Chatfield
Even in music concerts in Mumbai and different parts of the world, seats are reserved for sponsors.
Zubin Mehta
We reserve the term ‘genius’ for people who are creative, who are innovators, who think in ways that are entirely new. In the Middle Ages, the term ‘genius’ was reserved for people with the best memories. That is telling.
Joshua Foer
A lot of times, people are reserved or maybe scared of testing what your body is capable of. I’m not.
John Cena
But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
Francis Bacon
I’m a bit of a loner, you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.
Brad Pitt
I am reserved; I don’t speak much.
Everybody has been told already that they’re too shy, too aggressive, too emotional, too reserved. They know what their fatal flaw is. They know the one thing to do to get better. But they just don’t commit to changing because they feel a little bit in love with it, a little bit in love with the way they’ve been.
Glenn Kelman
People will speak slowly to me sometimes. And they always ask me if I’m all right, because I’m much more low-key and reserved than my character in ‘Friends’.
Matt LeBlanc
I used to think fashion was something unattainable and reserved only for people who look like models. But looking back, I’ve always made bold choices, possibly beginning with the silk jungle print jacket, orange shorts, and Nepalese cap I insisted on wearing every day when I was ten.
Lisa Hanawalt
Now, perfectly ordinary people will give each other hugs. I mean, it used to be that a hug was reserved for if you came back from Australia – you know, back in the ’40s and ’50s.
Melvyn Bragg
My friends and I had fun together, but I was more reserved, not at all the life of the party. I would just be the quiet one in the room.
Joel Osteen
Men are shameless in selling their story. Women are often reserved. So we do need to encourage women to know their story and then tell it strategically as to how they can add value.
Jenny Shipley
I’m just kind of laidback and reserved.
Brandon Ingram
My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she’d always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don’t see you on TV every week they think you must be starving.
Angela Bassett
I do like the idea of women not showing too much, of them being quite reserved in a way, and quite covered.
Phoebe Philo
Millennials give comics the kind of adulation past generations reserved for musicians. We respect Lady Gaga. But we’ll travel hundreds of miles to touch the hem of Jon Stewart’s robe.
Alexandra Petri
I’ve learnt there’s nothing you can’t do. I danced, for instance. I am not as reserved as I used to be. I’ve been on the reserved side since I was growing up perhaps because I was an only child, but that changed. I am way more confident. I’m more expressive and vocal.
Diana Penty
Social media has colonized what was once a sacred space occupied by emptiness: the space reserved for thought and creativity.
Mahershala Ali
When I was in my teens and twenties, I could see friends expressing how radical they were, and I envied them, the way they lived, the way they dressed. Maybe there is a part of me that is reserved, even in rebellion.
Susan Minot
I think maybe the English don’t want to try something and look stupid, because they are a bit reserved.
Alain Prost
My father was a Marine who fought in the Pacific in WW II. He was a very tough guy, but after the war, he lived his life in a quiet and reserved manner because he had nothing to prove. I know now that he internalized his war experience.
George Pelecanos
Some of my ideas were shot down by Lucasfilm because they stepped on territory that has been reserved for the movies. I didn’t have a problem with that.
Walter Jon Williams
I don’t believe that the American dream should be reserved for those who are born into the elite or somehow have been given an advantage over others. My growing-up experience is probably the most important thing that guides my priorities and my work today.
Ken Salazar
Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
Margaret Cavendish
I was being ridiculed for going to school… But, you see, I had looked hard at the other musicians and the whole show-business scene… They were doing with jazz musicians what they usually reserved for rock n’ roll cats: making them overnight successes, then overnight antiques.
Donald Byrd
Nothing is more untoward than a grown man tasking another with snapping a pic expressly so he can ‘flex the ‘fit.’ It’s tacky -self-aggrandizing – and speaks to an existential neediness typically reserved for failed actresses and phenomenally successful rappers.
Mary H.K. Choi
I am, by nature, pretty reserved. It was after I became an actor that I started interacting more with people from different walks of life!
Nivin Pauly
You can get a good handle on a company’s culture before you even get inside the building. For example, when companies say, ‘We value our employees’ but have reserved parking spots, a private cafeteria, and over-the-top offices for the executives, that tells you more than any PR spin.
Steve Blank
I've always been pretty reserved, but after taking dram

I’ve always been pretty reserved, but after taking drama classes in middle school to get more comfortable performing in front of people, I thought I should try out for television.
Stephan James
I don’t like the word rock opera, but I’m trying to write on that level that’s reserved for plays still, or novels.
Lou Reed
I’m quite a reserved person, but when it comes to being on stage, something just clicks, and I sort of run around like a mad man. I find myself jumping in the crowd, climbing up on things, and dancing absolutely atrociously. I like to see the whites of everybody’s eyes, jump around with everybody.
Dan Smith
I’m quite shy and quite reserved. But when things start heating up, I don’t hesitate to show my character, whether that’s in good moments, like when we won the World Cup, or more difficult moments.
Raphael Varane
I readily admit it is easy to make of horses what we will. Silent, in some ways reserved, they allow us to train them, and to project our ideas upon them; to ride and drive them, and to make them symbolic, perhaps to a greater degree than any other species.
Jane Smiley
I am quiet and reserved.
Diana Penty
I would say that, in the future, the book will be reserved for things that function best as a book. So, if I need a textbook that’s going to be out of date because of new technological inventions, you’re better off having it where you can download the supplements or the update.
Art Spiegelman
The Iraq war was always a long shot. But it was made immeasurably longer by its principal architects in Washington, including Douglas Feith, who ignored expert advice, reserved most of their effort for fighting each other in ideological battles, and regarded the Iraqi people as an afterthought.
George Packer
In the movies, they make you look good and tough, but in real life, it’s completely the opposite. I do these ueber roles, I think, because in real life I’m quite shy and reserved. In real life, I’m a dork.
Sam Worthington
I’ve always been relatively reserved with my social encounters.
Ryan Kwanten
The straight path is not one that is reserved for a few. This should be taken by more of us.
Grace Poe
I first came to Mumbai by train, without a reserved ticket. I stood by the door and slept in the space next to the washroom. I know what struggle is.
Sonu Sood
I think that if an audience is truly appreciative of a performance, they will show it. Sometimes though, there are little differences, and there are audiences that are very reserved even though they are enjoying the show.
Lea Salonga
A friend of mine rang the box office to collect a ticket I’d reserved for her, and the girl said, ‘Who’s Lesley Manville?’
Lesley Manville
Park Bo Gum has a very reserved personality. Becoming close with him was a struggle. Just trying to talk in informal speech took two hours.
Kwak Dong-yeon
Off the pitch, I’m a little bit reserved, but I’m always smiling.
Sebastian Giovinco
I’m definitely a lot more reserved without the mask on. And with the mask on, all those inhibitions kinda go out the window. I can act like Keith Richards, I guess!
Jim Root
Restaurants and chefs have become followed by such a broad swath of the public, in a way that used to be reserved for sports stars, movie stars, and theater actors. Restaurants are in the firmament of today’s common culture.
Danny Meyer
When I act, I feel like I am a color in someone else’s painting – I can be the best blue that there is, but I’m still only part of their entire picture – but, with music, when I am performing with Reserved For Rondee, I am the painter, you know?
Billy Magnussen
To this day, I like the version of movies that don’t have the curse words. I’m very reserved that way.
AJ Lee
I am a very reserved person and people think I’m a snob, which I’m not.
Nandita Mahtani
I have a love for colorful things. I’m a fashion maximalist. I come from the school of people who look at the decoration in Marie Antoinette’s bedroom, and think ‘Why so reserved?’
Suzy Menkes
It’s my personality to be more quiet and reserved. I’m not going out every night to multiple things. I prefer to stay in and be with my children and do Spanish homework to make sure they get a good grade the next day.
Aerin Lauder
If you’re a stranger, and you’ve never met me before, I’ll probably be more reserved and quiet. If you’re my friend, you probably see the same stuff that you see me do onstage.
Sasheer Zamata
There’s a nastiness to conversations about U.S. education reform, which are characterized by the kind of stark taking-of-sides that’s usually reserved for debates over guns or abortion rights.
Laura Moser
So far we have 4 open elections with no minority Malay President. So 2017 must remain an open election and if no minority Malay President wins in 2017, than a reserved election will be triggered in 2023.
Tan Cheng Bock
I was very shy and reserved, so it was a bit contradictory to get into politics.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
I think most people thought that because I am quite reserved and private, I wouldn’t make a good captain.
Once I’m comfortable with someone, I’m not reserved. I’m a compulsive confessor.
Jennifer Connelly
As a naturally reserved and quiet person, it’s definitely a challenge being thrust into this atmosphere of celebrity and everything that comes along with that. Some parts I’m resisting more than others but can’t for much longer, so I’m just trying to find a way to make sense of it all.
Michael B. Jordan
I’m very extroverted – I’m really social. People have a sense I’m a reserved wallflower, but that’s not who I am. My music is inward-looking, and that is a part of me, but I like having a laugh.
Arlo Parks
All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankin

All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America.
Ezra Stiles
I think it was a good and necessary thing that the American upper class diversified, and that more African-Americans and Jews and Catholics (like myself) and women now share privileges and powers once reserved for Protestant white men.
Ross Douthat
Some have suffered death to make it possible for us to have the scriptures today. Historically, the scriptures in the Bible were reserved for the clergy, with the reading of them by others being denounced. At times, laws even prohibited the public or private reading of them.
L. Lionel Kendrick
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
History will not judge HIV/AIDS kindly… the harshest words will be reserved for how the world responded, or rather failed to respond, to the epidemic.
Seth Berkley
I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I’m sure that’s some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there’s a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out.
Steve Martin
I always thought golf was a game reserved for the rich and the elite… But it’s a misconception. It’s a highly technical game, and it’s a game that you can play and master alone. You require sharp skills for it, and you can play the game alone.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
I wouldn’t call myself a recluse, but I am quiet and reserved.
Barun Sobti
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
I love doing interviews that are about work that I do, films that I make. I am not very interested in the rest. I think I have always been quite reserved and a bit frightened of that whole thing.
Alicia Vikander
I have always been a reserved and conservative person.
La’Porsha Renae
My lovely wife Janet has been in a few paintings. She is basically a reserved woman who has never sought the limelight. She has always been there throughout my career and continues to be at my side.
LeRoy Neiman
Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.
Carl D. Anderson
In Season 1, Will is more shy and reserved, and then in Season 2, after the monster attacks him and takes over his body, Will gained more courage and became braver. Throughout Season 3, you see how the monster’s still lingering inside him, and how he deals with that. Because he’s not fully better.
Noah Schnapp
Even around my family, I hardly spoke. I was very reserved.
Malachi Kirby
The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People out of the grants of power made to Congress.
Caleb Cushing
Short hair is reserved for the questionable characters, the vamps.
Mandira Bedi
To my surprise, the more I searched about Qi Xiangfu, the more I found of a life lived partly online. He once wrote a short memoir in which he described himself in the third person, with the formality usually reserved for China’s most famous writers.
Evan Osnos
If we are going to have a bicameral parliament, I think there should always be a reserved place for people whose background and experience are critical to the welfare of the nation.
Neil Kinnock
I’m not a natural story-teller. Put a keyboard in front of me and I’m fine, but stand me up in front of an audience and I’m actually quite shy and reserved.
Bill Bryson
The cult of celebrity in the ’60s and ’70s was really more reserved for movie stars or high socialites. Paparazzi didn’t care about Janis Joplin.
Patti Smith
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
Johan Huizinga
I was born five days before D-Day in 1944. My father was a mechanical engineer, which was a reserved occupation, so he didn’t have to enlist. My mother was a housewife. She worked in a bank before marrying my father.
Robert Powell
I’m reserved, so I’ve always needed to find a way of opening up. Jazz helped me do that.
Renee Fleming
I’ve always been fairly reserved and laid-back.
David James Elliott
That’s a compliment reserved only for politicians. You never hear someone say, ‘You know what I love about my accountant? He’s just a normal guy.’ That’s how low the bar is for people in politics.
Jason Kander
I’d like to think that the boring lady who’s talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who’s doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved, and – I bet you’re a lot of fun at a party.
Gene Simmons
I’ve always been a guy who’s reserved my words for the right time.
Julius Peppers