Quotes About Anxiety

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.

— Aiden Wilson Tozer

I know a lot of shows are like, ‘Here’s the pages,’ right before they start filming. I’d have a heart attack. The anxiety would be way too much for me. I don’t have as strong a backbone as those other show writers.

— Alan Ball

It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.

— Amanda Seyfried

Anxiety, it just stops your life.

— Amanda Seyfried

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.

— Angela Carter

I’m scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous, I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.

— Adele

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them.

— Alain de Botton

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.

— Alexander Pope

For me, most of the anxiety and difficulty of writing takes place in the act of not writing. It’s the procrastination, the thinking about writing that’s difficult.

— Adam Mansbach

I was the one that in a very overconfident immigrant way thought I knew exactly how to raise my kids. My husband was much more typical. He had a lot of anxiety he didn’t think he knew all the right choices. And, I was the one willing to put in the hours.

— Amy Chua

I have my dark side like anybody, you know, depression, anxiety… and I write about gritty, real-life stuff.

— Art Alexakis

There’s a constant anxiety that comes from having an innate sense of self, yet existing within a homogenised, aspirational culture.

— Autre Ne Veut

There’s a real existential anxiety at having to exist not just in a generalised social framework, but a capitalist social framework.

— Autre Ne Veut

I always thought I was depressive, and I only recently realized that I have more of an anxiety disorder than chronic depression.

— Autre Ne Veut

I have a master’s in psychology, and depression and anxiety are considered to be cyclical.

— Autre Ne Veut

When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago.

— Amy Clampitt

When you put a book together and arrange it, there’s a lot of anxiety and turmoil about what order the poems should be in.

— Billy Collins

Obama’s economic policies obviously have not worked, and have left the American market place with enormous uncertainty and anxiety.

— Bob Beauprez

I have had a struggle with anxiety, always, and as a proud Jew, that’s not a surprising thing.

— Ben Platt

I wake up most days with a vague feeling of doom – ‘Dear God. Here I am again.’ Then, when I read about politicians in the newspaper, the vengefulness starts. By mid-morning, the anxiety is kicking in.

— Bruce Robinson

The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild – five names taken at random from among the R’s – told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains.

— Bruce Chatwin

What I went through in 1976, it’s the same today: It’s about all the pressure that you feel, the anxiety, the family, and everything that surrounds the Games, and then getting there knowing this is your big chance, and you’re able to come through. It’s such a satisfying thing.

— Caitlyn Jenner

Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women.

— Camille Paglia

I have this system. I torture my husband and everyone around me with my nerves and anxiety. Then, when I get on stage, the fear is gone. I’ve exhausted myself. It just dissipates.

— Catherine Zeta-Jones

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

— Charles Spurgeon

Once you know the emotional building blocks of anxiety, you can influence them.

— Chip Conley

Like the experience of warfare, the endurance of grave or terminal illness involves long periods of tedium and anxiety, punctuated by briefer interludes of stark terror and pain.

— Christopher Hitchens

It’s official: The biggest back-to-school bullies are anxiety, worry and fear.

— Chuck Norris

Anthropology never has had a distinct subject matter, and because it doesn’t have a real method, there’s a great deal of anxiety over what it is.

— Clifford Geertz

When I get high anxiety, I vomit. My mom was so stressed out. Then I found out I was staying in John Mayer’s old dorm room, and I had a nice roommate. That completely brought me down. I was completely comfortable at Berklee.

— Charlie Puth

Like so many new moms, I felt anxiety over the impending birth of my daughter. However, most of the anxiety I felt was around the idea of raising a child. I wasn’t focused on potential risks to my health or hers that could occur during the actual birth.

— Christy Turlington

In my other books, things do happen, but they are kind of bookends to the real action, which for me was an exploration of consciousness. Not that I don’t get into the consciousness of the people in ‘The Surrendered,’ but you could say there’s not as much anxiety about it.

— Chang-Rae Lee

I was not a silly kid or outgoing. In fact, I suffered from quite a bit of anxiety. I used to have panic attacks when I was a teenager, really incapacitating moments, because I had some phobias.

— Dane Cook

Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.

— Dalai Lama

The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.

— Daniel Goleman

As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia.

— Daniel Goleman

People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don’t want to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you’re not even aware you’re doing it.

— David D. Burns

Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.

— David Duchovny

None of us, remember, knew that 9/11 was gonna happen. We didn’t live in a state of anxiety and fear about Osama Bin Laden. The CIA might have, and they failed to prevent it. But the general public didn’t have any knowledge. Now we have knowledge of it, and it’s a very clear and present danger in our lives.

— Damian Lewis

With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility. I lived with a near-constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers’ – not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us.

— Donny Osmond

Well, unless you’ve suffered from panic attacks and social anxiety disorders, which is what I was diagnosed as having, it’s hard to explain it. But you go on stage knowing you’re actually physically going to die. You will keel over and die.

— Donny Osmond

As far as the anxiety, I have no idea about it. I don’t feel like I have any nervousness out there. I’m just a guy who really cares about being competitive and that’s the bottom line.

— Dontrelle Willis

Every day there’s a lot of things I block out, because if I start visualising things, I tend to go completely insane. I’ve always had anxiety issues, and it can totally overwhelm me and suck me under if I’m not keeping focused. I just think and think until I have a panic attack, and then it dies down.

— Dev Hynes

I was always curious about the anxiety a person would feel when you open your mouth and you have an accent. You could have a Ph.D. or be a lawyer, but as soon as you say something, you may be diminished in the eyes of someone else.

— Dinaw Mengestu

Those inevitable dreams where you can’t get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed.

— Ellen Goodman

I had massive anxiety as a child. I was in therapy. From 8 to 10, I was borderline agora-phobic. I could not leave my mom’s side. I don’t really have panic attacks anymore, but I had really bad anxiety.

— Emma Stone

I constantly have anxiety about being the lead of the show. I don’t talk about it because it scares me. But I’ve always wanted to be part of something where I could work on a character in such a big manner, and you get offered that with all the trappings of being the lead of the show.

— Erica Durance

I remember the general anxiety of teenager, and I remember establishing some sort of appearance based on what my peers would think. And cliques, oh my God, the worst. The worst!

— Eden Sher

When it grows dark, we always need someone. This thought, the product of anxiety, only comes to me in the evenings, just when I’m about to end my writerly explorations.

— Enrique Vila-Matas

I have a lot of anxiety about the red carpet. As a woman, it’s uncomfortable to be in a position in which people are judging you, looking at what you’re wearing, and criticizing you – not necessarily in a negative way.

— Fiona Gubelmann

In poetry, I have, since very young, loved poetry in translation. The Chinese, the French, the Russians, Italians, Indians and early Celts: the formality of the translator’s voice, their measured breath and anxiety moves me as it lingers over the original.

— Fanny Howe

I’ve grown up by the beach all my life, and I almost get anxiety if I haven’t been swimming for a couple weeks or a month. It kind of builds up, so I try and get out as much as possible.

— Flume

I’ve been having this really weird anxiety dream about arriving too late or too early, and the people in charge are like, ‘You have to leave! You have to go back to the hotel and get ready!’ And I use the wrong exit, and I’m running down the red carpet in pyjamas, like, ‘No! Don’t look at me!’

— Florence Welch

Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

There’s an insecure part of me that comes out of me, I get nervous. I don’t know why, I wish I could overcome it because it gives me an anxiety feeling.

— Fred Durst

When I get online, there’s this cycle of anxiety and narcissism that takes over, which is the part of me that I like the least.

— Garth Risk Hallberg

The thing is, I really like working. If I sit around too much, I get really bad anxiety.

— Grimes

If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people.

— Harold Bloom

Writers displace their anxiety on to the tools of the trade. It’s better to say that you haven’t got the right pencil than to say you can’t write, or to blame your computer for losing your chapter than face up to your feeling that it’s better lost.

— Hilary Mantel

I think that for some time now I have been living with an anxiety which has had no tangible cause. It has been like having a toothache, without the conscientious dentist having been able to find anything wrong with the tooth or with the person as a whole.

— Ingmar Bergman

Still today, I cannot cross the threshold of a teaching institution without physical symptoms, in my chest and my stomach, of discomfort or anxiety. And yet I have never left school.

— Jacques Derrida

I have a photograph of myself when I was 2 years of age, and I don’t recognize the person in the photograph. She doesn’t look anything like me, and I can’t find any trace of her in me physically. And yet I remember her very, very well – even her anxiety.

— Jamaica Kincaid

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.

— John P. Kotter

Any kind of creative activity is likely to be stressful. The more anxiety, the more you feel that you are headed in the right direction. Easiness, relaxation, comfort – these are not conditions that usually accompany serious work.

— Joyce Carol Oates

Even during the rationing period, during World War II, we didn’t have the anxiety that we’d starve, because we grew our own potatoes, you know? And our own hogs, and our own cows and stuff, you know.

— James Earl Jones

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

— John Lubbock

The secrecy surrounding wealth and the anxiety of talking about money is absurd. If you are rich and you live well and you spend money and it is an essential part of your lifestyle, then you shouldn’t be ashamed of talking about it. You shouldn’t be ashamed of it. And I think you should accept it and be honest and open about it.

— Jamie Johnson

Growing up, I was prone to anxiety.

— Jane McGonigal

I suspect that a huge amount of the anxiety and suffering that we see around can be closely traced to our wanton misuse of our resources. Just look at any garbage dump and see what is wasted. In a sense, we’ve wasted our souls.

— Jay Parini

I always say I am a realist, and my mom says, ‘No, you just have anxiety.’

— Jessica Chastain

Getting into Sundance is a certain sort of passport to a level of anxiety I’ve never experienced, even having had a baby in the NICU for a week. For about ten minutes, you’re a world-class director. Then you become an entry-level, harried, low level concierge with absolutely no juice.

— Jill Soloway

Sometimes I feel like a human pin cushion. Every painful emotion hits me with ridiculously exaggerated force. And the anxiety feels like hands inside of me, squeezing my guts really hard.

— Juliana Hatfield

In 1980, I published my first novel, in the usual swirl of unjustified hope and justified anxiety.

— Julian Barnes

I’ve known the anxiety of being completely lost, flying at night. It can be extreme. You’re travelling at close to five hundred miles an hour, and every minute that goes by takes you further into being lost unless you get help from ground radar somewhere or somehow figure out the error.

— James Salter

It’s quite pretentious, really, isn’t it? The notion the audience is going to be interested in you for an hour and a half. Think too much about that and anxiety takes over.

— Jean Dujardin

On the night before we were married, all of the anxiety in the world came down upon me.

— John C. Hawkes

I’ve found that a combination of therapy and medication, along with lifestyle choices like eating better and exercising regularly, helps me cope well with my anxiety.

— John Corey Whaley

Even at age 10, I already knew that I was different from most people. My anxiety disorder was still years from being diagnosed, but it affected me quite deeply. I was too afraid to speak out in class, too nervous to make real friends.

— Jenny Lawson

The hardest thing to write was explaining what anxiety feels like. Every time I’d try to really write about what it feels like to have an anxiety attack, I would actually have an anxiety attack. It was good material but so incredibly uncomfortable.

— Jenny Lawson

There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never have to go out side there free home.

— Joss Stone

I don’t think I could, with a straight face, describe myself as a completely positive person, but I’m not overly negative, either. On the whole, most writers think plots through to their consequences, and it’s not always a sunny place. I have an occupational temperament for anxiety.

— James Lasdun

And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them.

— Jane Mayer

He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions.

— James Hogg

Clinically, angina pectoris was known to be precipitated by anxiety and emotion just as well as by exercise.

— James Black

Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor.

— Laura Linney

I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.

— Leonard Cohen

Much of today’s public anxiety about science is the apprehension that we may forever be overlooking the whole by an endless, obsessive preoccupation with the parts.

— Lewis Thomas

People intuitively realize that there is strength in numbers and take comfort in the company of others, especially in times of anxiety or need.

— Leonard Mlodinow

I just can’t wait to get out there on stage. There’s no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it – even if we’re crying.

— Loretta Swit

I’ve had a couple of odd experiences – unexplainable anxiety that came my way through a belief in something… I mean, it sounds cryptic, but… anything for me that turns myself against myself, I stay away from.

— Lin Shaye

I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life… nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive.

— Leonard Baskin

Many people today don’t want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.

— Louis Kronenberger

Space is something that you have to define. Otherwise, it is like anxiety, which is too vague. A fear is something specific. I like claustrophobic spaces, because at least then you know your limits.

— Louise Bourgeois

I know that when I finish a drawing, my anxiety level decreases. The realistic drawings are a way of pinning down an idea. I don’t want to loose it. With the abstract drawings, when I’m feeling loose, I can slip into the unconscious.

— Louise Bourgeois

I wake up every morning with the worst anxiety. I don’t know why. I have, like, a problem.

— Kylie Jenner

I hold onto the Scripture that says, ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in all things give thanks.’ I’m not saying I don’t have problems or that I don’t worry, but I try not to be stressed. I manage my anxiety through prayer. Worry shows up on your face, and I don’t want that!

— Kim Fields

When people from organizations like the World Bank descended on Third World countries, they always tried to remove obstacles to development, to reduce economic anxiety and uncertainty.

— Malcolm Gladwell

During the year 1894, Pierre Curie wrote me letters that seem to me admirable in their form. No one of them was very long, for he had the habit of concise expression, but all were written in a spirit of sincerity and with an evident anxiety to make the one he desired as a companion know him as he was.

— Marie Curie

Obviously I have a capacity for feeling extreme anxiety, and there are people out there who don’t. I’m to some extent rather jealous of them.

— Mark Haddon

I think the O.J. Simpson case conjured all the paranoia, the racial anxiety, but also the racial fatigue that America has endured over the last half century.

— Michael Eric Dyson

My mom always does this thing where, the closer I get to home, the more she calls. ‘Hey, listen, how’s your plane? Did you land? Are you landing? Sweetie. Listen. We want to… ‘ The anxiety amps up exponentially as I get closer, and then I can’t get out fast enough.

— Maria Bamford

I make lists to keep my anxiety level down. If I write down 15 things to be done, I lose that vague, nagging sense that there are an overwhelming number of things to be done, all of which are on the brink of being forgotten.

— Mary Roach

I think the general anxiety of the 1960s – ’70s spawned our interest in the living dead. When people worry about the end of their world, they need a safe vessel for all their fears. Zombies provide that vessel because they’re ‘safe.’

— Max Brooks

Things that have happened with Enron and companies like that, where they’ve squandered their employees’ pension funds, I think it has brought a new level of anxiety. People don’t feel like they can trust their employer.

— Mike Huckabee

As an actor and a writer, the anxiety about doing TV is that you start to feel like you get married to one tone or one kind of idea and you feel like you want to be able to express a lot of different things.

— Mike White

There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us.

— Maria Bello

I think Woody Allen calls it ‘anxiety of influence.’ When you’re in your formative years and you watch a movie that makes you want to make movies… For Wes Anderson, it’s Truffaut. I’m sure for P.T. Anderson it was Scorsese and Jonathan Demme.

— Max Winkler

One of my initial memories of being taken over by music was watching Paul McCartney on TV play a tribute to John Lennon. He was playing piano by himself and singing ‘Imagine,’ and I remember feeling an anxiety and shortness of breath.

— Nathaniel Rateliff

I think it’s true that the 1 Percent or the elite are living in a world of, maybe, excessive privilege, and they don’t fully realize how much pain and suffering, how much anxiety exists out there.

— Nouriel Roubini

People like to talk a lot about me, about how I have anxiety or social disorders. I’ll admit to anxiety, but it has nothing to do with media or being in front of a camera or being around people. It has to do with dealing with the sparring that I’m going to have or the workouts that I’m going to have from day to day.

— Nate Diaz

We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.

— Nick Saban

People often can’t separate, or can’t understand, that to be funny is to be serious it’s a way of pulling people in and not scaring them off. I think a lot of the funny stuff, underneath it, there’s a deep anxiety going on.

— Nick Cave

I think anxiety is dangerous, but it makes you think it’s your friend.

— Noah Baumbach

Stress makes us prone to tunnel vision, less likely to take in the information we need. Anxiety makes us more risk-averse than we would be regularly and more deferential.

— Noreena Hertz

I was in musical comedy. And I did very well, but the memorization killed me. I’m not good at memorizing, and it gave me a lot of anxiety. I hated the makeup. I hated all that pancake makeup. I didn’t really like dressing for parts.

— Patti Smith

A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.

— Pauline Kael

The sources and research I use for my inspiration aren’t your typical sci-fi subjects, but it’s really driven by obsession and personal anxiety more than trying to take up the sword and do what’s right.

— Paolo Bacigalupi

Writers, at least writers of fiction, are always full of anxiety and worry.

— Peter Carey

That’s the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.

— Philip Pullman

Unfortunately, I think depression and anxiety are really hard to live with. And what people don’t need is to feel bad about themselves because they decide to go on medication.

— Rene Russo

Anxiety is not fear, exactly, because fear is focused on something right in front of you – a real and objective danger.

— Robin Marantz Henig

Why was Barack Obama attractive to people in 2008? If you think about Barack Obama, there’s all this anxiety about society, just kind of wracked by centripetal forces – the idea that the center’s not holding, no one can talk to each other, the idea of a political system that’s broken.

— Rick Perlstein

Incidentally, one of the most worrying problems in the impact of Western modernity on traditional culture is that it quite rapidly communicates its own indifference or anxiety or even hostility about age and ageing.

— Rowan Williams

The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.

— Ricky Williams

Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.

— Ricky Williams

Well, I am now convinced there is no kind of fear or anxiety anyone has to live with.

— Ricky Williams

The New Black Yoga’ originally was born from a film that I had made prior called ‘Black Yoga.’ And I was living in Berlin at the time, dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress around the project that I was working on, which is not an abnormal thing for me.

— Rashid Johnson

When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.

— Robert Evans

I think that whenever a nation feels itself to be at is zenith, it starts to feel a creeping sense of anxiety.

— Robert Harris

Most childhoods are full of anxiety, but that tends to get smoothed over, so you have a sense of nostalgia.

— Romesh Gunesekera

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.

— Richard Curtis

I basically never feel like writing. I am a happy-go-lucky, relaxed, fun-seeking kind of person. And working disturbs that, because it puts me in a state of anxiety.

— Robert Lopez

If I’m driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I’ve got Peggy with me, we’re cool.

— Rita Coolidge

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.

— Sigmund Freud

I’m shy, but I’m not clinically shy. I don’t have social anxiety disorder or anything like that. I more have a gentle shyness. Like, I have a little trouble mingling at parties.

— Samantha Bee

Each time you take a good picture, you have the wonderful feeling of exhilaration… and almost instantly, the flip side. You have this terrible, terrible anxiety that you’ve just taken your last good picture.

— Sally Mann

Making lists of favorite things is, for me, a task ridden with anxiety. What if I’ve accidentally excluded something I love? What if I discover something new tomorrow that I love even more?

— Sara Zarr

Many nights, I would begin the evening fueled by caffeine and nicotine, which I needed to propel me out of torpor and hopelessness – only to overshoot into quaking, quivering anxiety.

— Scott Stossel

During high school, I would purposely lose tennis and squash matches to escape the agony of anxiety that competitive situations would provoke in me.

— Scott Stossel

I have, since the age of about 2, been a twitchy bundle of phobias, fears, and neuroses. And I have, since the age of 10, when I was first taken to a mental hospital for evaluation and then referred to a psychiatrist for treatment, tried in various ways to overcome my anxiety.

— Scott Stossel

There are lots of things, including changing the kind of inner dialog, that can mitigate anxiety. And yes, there are people who have the glass half full and glass half empty, and I’m afraid the glass is going to break and I’ll cut myself on the shards.

— Scott Stossel

My parents were not perfect, but no one’s parents are. As childhoods go, mine was pretty comfortable and good in a lot of ways, and yet I still ended up with anxiety.

— Scott Stossel

There’s a book that’s critical to understanding anxiety, a 17th-century book, ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy,’ by Robert Burton. I wanted to write something like that.

— Scott Stossel

To grapple with and understand anxiety is, in some sense, to grapple with and understand the human condition.

— Scott Stossel

I’ve always been interested in intellectual history and in psychology, and anxiety is obviously something that’s been a big part of my life.

— Scott Stossel

Generally speaking, the anxiety will pass, which is easy for me to say when I’m not in the middle of an anxiety attack. When you’re in the throes of one, it’s hard to feel anything other than utter misery and terror.

— Scott Stossel

Once the notion of depression had begun to dominate the diagnostic armamentarium, it became but a matter of time before patients with relatively mild disorders of mood or anxiety would be entered into it.

— Sherwin B. Nuland

As a single parent, I had become tyrannical in order to survive, and anything I couldn’t control caused me enormous anxiety. As a naturally untidy, disorganised man who never made lists or kept receipts, morphing into someone who could take care of a toddler on his own may have caused me to overcompensate a little.

— Simon Van Booy

I have tried to create main characters who are drastically different from the types who generally appear in crime novels. Mikael Blomkvist, for instance, doesn’t have ulcers or booze problems or an anxiety complex. He doesn’t listen to operas, nor does he have an oddball hobby such as making model airplanes.

— Stieg Larsson

I do have comfort, because as an actor you don’t want that anxiety of wondering if you’re going to continue with a certain role or if you’re going to be employed the next year. It’s nice to be comfortable with that and then you can concern yourself with the stories and nothing else. There’s no other agenda than putting out a good product.

— Tim DeKay

I don’t know if it’s irrational, and I would never say this before, but I think I’m a little bit agoraphobic when I’m in huge crowds of people. I mean, it’s claustrophobic, probably – small spaces and large groups of people, anxiety rises for me.

— Taylor Hanson

With the coming of radio as a mass medium, suddenly the world changed. It became about, ‘Can this leader project emotional connection through the way he speaks on the radio?’ And the anxiety about whether he could do that, we’ve inherited.

— Tom Hooper

Those who worship God only, can get rid of anxiety of mind others cannot.

— Thiruvalluvar

My father was so very afraid. I felt it in the sting of his black leather belt, which he applied with more anxiety than anger, my father who beat me as if someone might steal me away, because that was exactly what was happening all around us.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates

My anxiety has gotten worse as I’ve graduated and gotten older, and I still feel like ‘Rookie’ is a place where I can talk about that, and hopefully someone relates to it.

— Tavi Gevinson

I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level.

— Ted Danson

It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t remember something that I studied the night before. All it did was trigger my anxiety, and all of sudden everything would snowball on me.

— Terry Bradshaw

There’s some anxiety the 30 minutes before the show starts. But once you step on stage and face the people, everything goes away, and you have fun and enjoy the audience.

— Thalia

I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.

— Tom Cochrane

I’m left-brain dominant, so anxiety and nervousness don’t affect me most emotions don’t.

— Walter O’Brien

With spectacular events taking up so much of the available anxiety quotient, we need to be constantly reminded of the more workaday threats to our mortality – threats that, while they may also be functions of human error, have become so ubiquitous that we’ve begun to apprehend them as natural phenomena.

— Will Self

Without imagination, there can be no genuine ardor in any pursuit or for any acquisition, and without imagination, there can be no genuine morality, no profound feeling of other men’s sorrow, no ardent and persevering anxiety for their interests.

— William Godwin

The Islamic State is a threat to both the moderate Islam headed by Mr. Saad al-Hariri and, of course, for Hezbollah. There is a convergence, an anxiety of a common enemy… which is good.

— Walid Jumblatt

Food can become such a point of anxiety – not because it’s food, but just because you have anxiety. That’s how eating disorders develop.

— Vanessa Carlton

The root of the problem I have is anxiety, and it’s all derived from something – I’m just going to say it, some kind of sadness. It manifests in so many different ways and it affects people differently.

— Vinny Guadagnino

Anxiety is a natural thing humans have. You know, that’s how we evolve. That’s how we are, you know, we think things through. Sometimes my mind just thinks things through a lot.

— Vinny Guadagnino

The State of Israel was not established by anxiety but, rather, through pride.

— Yair Lapid

I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids. But I’m a kid myself.

— Zoe Saldana

My music started as a way to break through weaknesses – like anxiety, which was completely taking over my whole life, where I could barely function.

— Zola Jesus
Quotes About Anxiety

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