Stress Quotes

I can’t stress how much my daughter is an inspiration to stay sober. When I come home and she opens those big blue eyes at me, it’s the most amazing feeling I could ever feel.

— A. J. McLean

As an actor, we’re unemployed a lot, so I’m familiar with the stress of trying to get a gig, and sometimes you take shows that you don’t really want to do to keep the money coming in.

— Aaron Douglas

I am so stressed that my dentist told me I am grinding my teeth due to stress. So, every evening, I get shooting pain from my jaw to my head.

— Alia Bhatt

And I always like to stress, it’s not a quota, not a set-aside, it’s not about race, it’s about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government.

— Alphonso Jackson

If you’re successful and stressed out, you’re succeeding in spite of your stress, not because of it.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

Stress is a byproduct of subconscious beliefs you have about the world. You can’t choose not to believe something. You believe it because you think it’s true. To eliminate stress, you must learn to challenge these beliefs so that you see them differently.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you’re anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

Stress is not the spice of life any more than arsenic is. And without it, you won’t feel bored.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

The reason humans experience so much more stress than other species isn’t just because we think more, but also because we think differently.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

The less you think counterfactually, the less you experience stress. Stress, in this light, isn’t a bad thing. It’s simply a warning system telling you that your mind has lost touch with what’s real.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

People around the world now complain about stressors everyday, and the word shows up throughout professional and lay literature. But in reality there is no such thing as a stressor. Why not? Because nothing has the inherent power to provoke stress.

— Andrew J. Bernstein

I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I’ve thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don’t have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A.

— Alec Baldwin

I’m proud that LearnVest is creating content that helps expectant moms tackle their finances. As much as possible, we hope to lessen the stress during what is said to be such a life-changing time.

— Alexa Von Tobel

This isn’t like cancer, where we don’t know the solution. Financial planning is math. We have the answers, yet it’s this huge cause of stress.

— Alexa Von Tobel

Dearest TV media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard.

— Amitabh Bachchan

With all that’s going on in our lives and the world, reducing stress is important, and it’s a factor in heart health.

— Andie MacDowell

Especially in a very secular world, we should always stress what is common in the Christian religion.

— Angela Merkel

In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.

— Ann Voskamp

I think a certain amount of stress in life is good. The stress of just working, which takes effort – I think it keeps you going.

— Anthony Hopkins

Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It’s a product of stress and in my case over-work.

— Adam Ant

We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions.

— Adam Braun

For many families, gift-giving is a major source of stress – the relentless commercialism, the whining demands, the financial pressure.

— Adam Mansbach

In order to have skin that glows and looks healthy and actually is healthy, you need to look at the whole picture and have a holistic approach to it. A lot of it is exercising regularly, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and keeping stress down.

— Allison Williams

I made numerous attempts to find a way to do it all, to be a creative singer, songwriter, producer, and to be the mother, daughter, sister, lover, wife. And the thing about music is, with me, that she’s a harsh mistress. She does not come to me in the midst of stress.

— Anita Baker

I’m picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it’s not fun, I’m not going to do it.

— Anita Baker

I mean, everyone agrees with stress tests for banks. I mean that’s clear. But banks should do that on their own. And they should worry about their own capital functioning. That’s what they should do. It shouldn’t be a government function.

— Arthur Laffer

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.

— A. R. Ammons

Exercise is more important than diet for me because it’s a twofer. It keeps me in good physical shape, and it relieves stress. And when you’re a representative of the public, there’s never a shortage of things to do.

— Aaron Schock

I had no doubts I could go to the pole. I may not be as strong, but I make up for physical strength in other areas, like steadiness and not panicking under stress.

— Ann Bancroft

It’s funny, there are so many women who are former executives and have taken all that stress and anxiety and transferred it onto their kids.

— Ana Gasteyer

What I would say is I’ve only had one injury in my NBA career that was probably was because my core wasn’t strong enough, when I had a stress fracture in my back.

— Andrew Bogut

The truth is, I’m not a coper. I hate stress. I might appear calm externally but internally it’s all going on.

— Alex Kingston

I’m doing great heart-wise. I get a complete stress test once a year, and those have gone well. I have stents in two arteries, and they are holding up. My other arteries haven’t shown any additional clogging.

— Alberto Salazar

Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to.

— Alexis Bledel

I’ve always felt that when you use too many products or try too many new things, you’re just piling a lot of unnatural, unnecessary stress on your face. I try to keep it simple.

— Amber Rose

We’ve all had stress creep up on us without even noticing it until we lost it on someone who didn’t deserve it, and then we realize that we probably should have checked in with ourselves a little earlier.

— Ariel Garten

The stress on the financial system in the fall of 2007 was significant, but not so significant as to threaten the overall stability of the U.S. economy, although it did lead to the beginning of a recession at the end of 2007.

— Ben Bernanke

I was born left-handed, but I was made to use my other hand. When I was writing ‘Famished Road,’ which was very long, I got repetitive stress syndrome. My right wrist collapsed, so I started using my left hand. The prose I wrote with my left hand came out denser, so later on I had to change it.

— Ben Okri

Everybody knows when you’re a struggling family you don’t really know it when you’re a kid. But you do know the difference between stress and moments of relief where there’s, like, this happiness.

— Bonnie Hunt

Everything is changing all the time, and I’m not going to stress out and spend my entire time chasing something that ultimately doesn’t exist.

— Brie Larson

I feel very much aware of my mortality. I’m here, and then I’m not. It’s the same thing with everything else: the movie comes out, and then it’s gone. Everything is changing all the time, and I’m not going to stress out and spend my entire time chasing something that ultimately doesn’t exist.

— Brie Larson

Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.

— Britney Spears

When I’m under stress, I do yoga. It’s when I’m happiest that I have a problem with junk food.

— Britney Spears

For most of my life, I have eaten to deal with stress.

— Barney Frank

While the line between stress, deep anxiety, and depression often blurs, most entrepreneurs struggle with broad mental health issues at various points in their lives.

— Brad Feld

You’re born single, you die single, but why not being in a relationship is some special ‘single’ status, I don’t understand. Life is less stress being single, I have to admit.

— Bipasha Basu

My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.

— Brooke Shields

Everything that’s supposedly caused by stress, I tell people there’s a Nobel Prize there if you find out the real cause.

— Barry Marshall

Before the 20th century, the ulcer was not a respectable disease. Doctors would say, ‘You’re under a lot of stress.’ Nineteenth-century Europe and America had all these crazy health spas and quack treatments.

— Barry Marshall

Peptic ulcers became more common in the 20th century at the same time that these theories of Freud and other psychoanalysts became popular. And somehow those meshed, and this tradition emerged that ulcers were caused by stress or turmoil in one’s life.

— Barry Marshall

You can always find stress in someone’s life if you want to. You ask a few questions, and eventually, it’s, ‘Yes, I admit, I was worried about something recently.’

— Barry Marshall

In gymnastics, smaller will always be better in many ways. The stress in the head, that will be the same for all. But the stress on the body and the concussions it must endure, that will always be easier for the little ones.

— Bela Karolyi

When you’re under stress, your immune system doesn’t work as well.

— Bob McNair

I would like to stress here that a lasting peace in the Chechen republic and so-called peace talks with the bandits are not the same thing, and I would ask everyone to make no mistake about that.

— Boris Yeltsin

For me, working out is a form of therapy. It’s cathartic for me it’s a good stress reliever. I know that when I go to the gym I am taking care of myself, and I know I’ll feel so much better afterwards.

— Bob Harper

Restaurants stress the protein. People read menu items left to right, with the protein first. I read descriptions right to left.

— Barton Seaver

I think people think filmmaking is fun, but I’ve never thought that. For me it’s always been a lot of work and pain and stress.

— Ben Lewin

I went through absolute stress and mayhem. I couldn’t go out, because people were constantly on my back all the time.

— Cher

I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

— Christie Brinkley

I live by fallacy. ‘If I get enough nice Ikea furniture, I’ll be a grown-up.’ Then I catch myself. Or, ‘If I get off by myself, away from the stress of modern life, I’ll be OK.’ Then I catch myself.

— Chuck Palahniuk

I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is 3-6 months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment.

— Craig Sager

Research has shown that time pressure leads to tunnel vision and that people think more creatively when they are calm, unhurried and free from stress and distractions. We all know this from experience.

— Carl Honore

Don’t overdo it. Don’t over-diet, over-exercise, overeat, overdo the makeup, and don’t stress out.

— Cheryl Ladd

Everybody’s going through a lot of stress these days, no matter how well off you are and how many advantages you have, it’s a stressful time in everybody’s lives.

— Chris Frantz

I would not like to try any high stress job. Honestly, I wouldn’t like something like a PR job. I can’t diffuse situations.

— Chrissy Teigen

If I make a wrong decision, I worry what might have been. I stress out over very insignificant things.

— Courtney Barnett

My dad had a stroke. It’s one of those life-changing events. It was right around the time I was turning 40. We were doing ‘L.A. Law,’ and I got this call that my dad was in Rome and had had a stroke. I want to stress that it wasn’t a huge stroke, but it was enough to provide a serious wake-up call.

— Corbin Bernsen

Some brides stress, some don’t. I think I’m a serene bride.

— Charlene, Princess of Monaco

We have been spending beyond our means, we are going to focus on the projects that we committed to in the election but importantly if there is additional projects or new things that come up they have to have a business case, they have to work and they can’t impose financial stress on families and private individuals and businesses.

— Campbell Newman

Clearly, for an organization to move on, it is the job of the leader to be that sponge that takes the stress from inside and the outside.

— Chanda Kochhar

I felt in a lot of instances I was deliberately being put through stress because when you’re a guy who generates money, people have a vested interested in controlling you.

— Dave Chappelle

I didn’t start sweating until I had children. That was one of the first things I realized when my daughter Violet was born – I started getting wicked BO. You know there’s a difference between basketball BO and stress BO? This was definitely stress BO. Like, new dad BO.

— Dave Grohl

Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don’t have access to the kind of friendships or communities where they can easily and openly share their problems and worries.

— Daisaku Ikeda

My version of a stress dream is, really, showing up on a concert stage with a drum set and not knowing the chart.

— Damien Chazelle

If you’re on the varsity team, the responsibilities are a lot bigger and there’s more stress, but you also walk around feeling probably like you can hold your head high.

— Damien Chazelle

Whenever we feel stressed out, that’s a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.

— Daniel Goleman

I stress a lot, sometimes.

— David Ortiz

I think most people will tell you that. They can go along and, while they’re denying that they are addicted, say it’s stress this, it’s this, it’s that. But I – it’s – I think – I really believe there is a gene. Some people become addicted and others don’t.

— Dick Van Dyke

Many of those who once were so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They’re burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world.

— David Wilkerson

Virtual simulations allow post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers to re-experience the events that traumatized them, and then slowly desensitize themselves to their impact through repeated recreations involving not just sight and sound but even smell.

— Douglas Rushkoff

It’s just a blessing from above. I can’t stress that enough, because I don’t feel like it’s anything that I’ve done. For me to say, ‘Well, it’s because of this, this and that is why I’ve been able to play,’ it’s just a lie. I couldn’t tell you why.

— D’Brickashaw Ferguson

I investigated post-traumatic stress disorder. I’ve been to a unit where people are suffering from it, and I read a lot of literature. I looked at footage of soldiers in the combat zone. I found ‘Restrepo’ to be unbelievably useful.

— Damian Lewis

There’s a lot of stress… but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window.

— Dan Brown

When you take the time to cleanse your physical body of accumulated stress and toxicity, you are rewarded with increased vitality and optimal health.

— Debbie Ford

I’d like to see a world free of strife, stress, pain, hunger, war – a cool place where everyone could live.

— Dionne Warwick

Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don’t see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.

— Dave Winfield

When stress sets in, and pressure, I focus.

— David Hallberg

The body responds to a calorie deficit by slowing down the metabolism and burning muscle tissue. That leads to weakness, sluggishness, slow times. In girls, it can also result in cessation of menstrual periods, which in turn leads to loss of bone density and frequent stress fractures.

— Don Kardong

I wrote my thesis on the benefits of war and very near got thrown out of college. But I can show you where the greatest advancement of mankind comes under stress and strain, not comfort.

— Don Young

A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned.

— Donna Rice

Post traumatic stress disorder starts out with nightmares, flashbacks and actually reliving the event. And this happens over and over and over and over in your mind. If you let it go on, it can become chronic and become hard if not impossible to treat.

— Dale Archer

The thing about post-traumatic stress disorder, we know about one in five, about 20 percent of individuals that are exposed to a direct traumatic stress will develop this disorder.

— Dale Archer

I think you’re certainly going to see much closer racing. But, no, these are very good teams in the IRL. I just can’t stress how competitive they all are and how close it’s going to be.

— Dan Wheldon

I find the older I get, the lower in weight I go. It’s harder to recover. Living in New York City, working a job that is unpredictable and at times stressful, you’re lifting way more than your max because you need to push some weight around. You put an extra plate on for the release, and then you’re sore the next week. Its stress release.

— Danny Pino

When I’m grateful for all the blessings, it puts away all the stress about things not in my control. Things like long hours, aging, pollution, scandals… it helps me create perspective by just focusing on being grateful. Take that moment twice a day with yourself.

— Darby Stanchfield

I don’t stress about things I can’t change, so if I have a day when I don’t look great, I don’t look in the mirror! I try to fit in one session of Bikram yoga and one run a week and, if I can, one swim, but that’s pushing it.

— Donna Air

To me I don’t deal with stress well at all, and it is stressful enough for me to deal with my own one character. So if I had to deal with all the characters and the special effects, and the editing and make the writing tweaks and do everything the director does, that would drive me to an early grave, and I just can’t do it.

— Doug Jones

Because I could dance, my folks went through hell so I could be in movies. But I didn’t dance in pictures. I cried! At one point I had polio, which I believe was a result of the stress I felt in the studios.

— David Holt

You know, the dirty secret in the Director’s Guild is that the average life expectancy of Director’s Guild members is 57 years old. The stress level is so high and directors are generally really out of shape, cause they sit in the chair and they eat craft service.

— Eli Roth

I get heartfelt thanks from all kinds of people. Today I heard from a waitress in Georgia who has lost her job and is trying to figure out how her local bank can change the terms on her credit card, and I heard from a physicist at a major research university who wants to explain a better theory of financial stress tests.

— Elizabeth Warren

For me, working out is nothing to do with looks. It’s to let it all out – the stress, the self-consciousness – you think less it makes you more centred.

— Eva Green

Even if there were no illegal copying, the advent of digital distribution will put a lot of stress on the movie and music industry. When the distribution costs comes down, that puts more price pressure on the rest of the cost.

— Edward Felten

Exercise mitigates the effects of stress – and stress, we know, shortens telomeres. In fact, early studies indicate that stress reduction techniques like meditation help people maintain the length of their telomeres.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

Observational studies show that exercise, nutritional supplements and reducing psychological stress can help. Chronic high stress and smoking can lead to accelerated telomere shortening.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

In my lab, we’re finding that psychological stress actually ages cells, which can be seen when you measure the wearing down of the tips of the chromosomes, those telomeres.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

Seeing your glucose every minute on your phone, it really changes your lifestyle. You ask yourself, ‘Do I really need that piece of cake? No, because I don’t want to stress out my pancreas.’

— Eric Topol

I remember the first pangs of stress arriving at the end of school. Once I graduated I had to get a full-time job, worry about health insurance, saving money, paying rent – things I’d never thought about before.

— Ezra Koenig

In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.

— Edward Albert

I have a very healthy dream life. I dream a lot many, many, many nights a week. When I’m shooting, it’s even more – I don’t know if it has to do with stress or with creation.

— Emmanuel Lubezki

The comments I most appreciate come from ordinary readers who’ve happened on one of my books at some time of stress in their lives, and who actually credit the book with helping them through a bad time. It’s happened a few times in forty years.

— Fred Saberhagen

I can’t stress the importance of working hard enough, work on all aspects of your game. If you does that and you have the ability, you’ll come through.

— Frank Lampard

We worked out a lot of bugs and figured out who was working and who wasn’t and how this beast functions. It was a lot bigger than we actually thought, and now we have a well-run ship where it feels I can actually have time to imagine and not just stress out about everything.

— Genevieve Gorder

I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety – panic attacks – and I was not sure of what I wanted to do.

— Geoffrey Rush

In these times of stress, snark, division and despair, I still suspect that two of the most important features we possess are imagination and a capacity for goodness. Those are qualities for which we will be remembered most fondly.

— Geoffrey S. Fletcher

I count on chiropractic sessions to keep my body aligned. Standing for hours can impact my posture, and that can throw the rest of my body out of whack. Acupuncture helps me relax and release stress. I’m also very into massage to help release tension in my back, neck, and shoulders.

— Giada De Laurentiis

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.

— George Burns

My diet, my regime, the whole life I have on the road has always got that little bit of stress because I’m always afraid I’m going to get a cold. And it’s just such a nightmare when you got a cold or an irritation and you have to do a show.

— Geddy Lee

We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can’t have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with – promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in ‘Star Trek.’

— Gene Roddenberry

Once I got cancer of the tongue and throat, I realised that stress is a killer and I had to try and get stress out of my life.

— Geoffrey Boycott

If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time.

— Gregory Bateson

Sometimes, counter-intuitively, it’s easier to make a major change than a minor change. When a habit is changing very gradually, we may lose interest, give way under stress, or dismiss the change as insignificant. There’s an excitement and an energy that comes from a big transformation, and that helps to create a habit.

— Gretchen Rubin

The voices of moral authority in the theatre demanded only punctuality and physical performance. In the light of continuing pressure and stress, the occasional lip service paid to moderation was meaningless. Starvation and poisoning were not excesses, but measures taken to stay within the norm.

— Gelsey Kirkland

The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of wellbeing, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job security more highly than wages.

— Ha-Joon Chang

Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise.

— Hans Selye

Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.

— Hans Selye

Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.

— Hans Selye

To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you’ve prepared mentally and physically, you don’t have to worry.

— Harvey Mackay

I’ve been through periods of stress, turbulence in the market for over the course of my career, various times, and never in any of those other periods have we had the advantage of a strong economy underpinning the markets.

— Henry Paulson

The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers.

— Harvey Cushing

I find when I’m overly concerned about what I eat, I stress out my body and put on weight.

— Hayden Panettiere

A lot of people who are overweight – not everyone, but a lot of people – are dealing with issues such as emotional issues, stress issues. They become stress eaters and emotional eaters.

— Ian K. Smith

In many cases, water stress is more about politics, economics, behaviour and governance than absolute water scarcity. Better planning is needed, to allocate water where societal need is greatest, and to allow trade-offs between alternative uses.

— Ian Goldin

Being an individual takes effort. Most people are pretty lazy. And that’s OK! I mean, there are more important things than fashion. If it’s going to stress you out to have a sense of style, don’t do it. The important thing is to be comfortable so you can get on with your life.

— Iris Apfel

Posttraumatic stress is something that’s always existed. I think that the earliest recording was during the Trojan War, but it’s only recently that we’re beginning to be aware of it.

— Janine di Giovanni

No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.

— Joe Rogan

I got a pair of red, synthetic satin women’s pants through the post the other day with a phone number on. That was quite strange. I haven’t tried the phone number. In times of stress I may.

— Jarvis Cocker

When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.

— Joe Namath

I don’t have a great deal of stress job-wise in my life, and that feels good.

— Joe Torre

The farmers are older they are under financial stress to produce more margins, yet they keep getting less.

— Joel Salatin

Much of the stress and emptiness that haunt us can be traced back to our lack of attention to beauty. Internally, the mind becomes coarse and dull if it remains unvisited by images and thoughts that hold the radiance of beauty.

— John O’Donohue

I’d never experienced stress before I did stand-up, and it was a massive shock to my system, this thing of waking up, and the nerves of, ‘You’re on stage tonight.’

— Johnny Vegas

All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

I loved science, and when I discovered Buddhist meditative practices and martial arts, I was able to bridge those ways of knowing the world into my own unique way. From that grew the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which became my karmic assignment.

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

It seems like what happens when we play games is that we go into a psychological state called eustress, or positive stress. It’s basically the same as negative stress in the sense that we get our adrenaline up, you know, our breathing rate quickens, our pulse quickens.

— Jane McGonigal

I’m free of stress and worries now because if I don’t like something I’m doing, I just find the fun in it instead of being miserable. Let me have fun with the people I work with, let me have fun making money – when I grew up so poor, ya know?

— Jenny McCarthy

My dad was in the Second World War with General Patton. He won medals for bravery, but he came home quite damaged, so he was a handful. He told us some terrible stories, and I guess you’d say he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

— Jerry Hall

Given the trendlines of digital publishing, where more and more large platforms are profiting from, and controlling, the works of individuals, I can’t stress enough: Put your taproot in the independent web. Use the platforms for free distribution (they’re using you for free content, after all). And make sure you link back to your own domain.

— John Battelle

Whether you write down your to-do lists in a notebook or use a tool like Evernote, to-do lists can be a real life-saver, since it reduces the stress of trying to remember things like a meeting or what you need to pick up at the grocery store.

— John Rampton

I think Republicans need to take income inequality more seriously. Not because I favor equality of outcomes. I do not. I think the Right is correct to stress merit and earned rewards, not handouts and forced equality. But I think what Republicans are blind to is that power corrupts.

— Jonathan Haidt

You can no longer just be a good sailor. You have to be an incredible athlete as well. Having said that, you can be a great athlete, the strongest guy in the world, but if you can’t anticipate and make decisions under stress and exhaustion and think ahead, then you won’t be able to cut it, either.

— James Spithill

Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that’s now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.

— Janine Benyus

Live in the moment, day by day, and don’t stress about the future. People are so caught up in looking into the future, that they kind of lose what’s in front of them.

— Jenna Ushkowitz

There’s nothing fun about stuff like estate planning, getting mammograms, or talking to a guy about long term disability insurance, but do it anyway. Trust me, the stress of not having done the above is prematurely aging.

— Jen Lancaster

We must stress that the euro has been beneficial to the European Union because, otherwise, in this context of international turmoil, every country would have to devalue their currencies.

— Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Well, I think probably the main reason people overeat is stress.

— Jenny Craig

I remember, for the first time, sitting down and consuming books in a matter of hours. This was such a new experience for me because reading, up until that point, had been such a struggle and source of stress. I think I just needed to find the right kind of stories with which I could identify.

— John Corey Whaley

In the Armed Services Committee, we endeavored to put forth proposals that would help alleviate some of that stress, both for the troops and for their families.

— John M. McHugh

We have already seen evidence that, notwithstanding the addition of substantial resources, we are experiencing great stress in recruiting and not inconsequential retention problems.

— John M. McHugh

The older I get, the more vegetables I eat. I can’t stress that more. Eating healthy really affects my work. You not only need to be physically prepared, but mentally and spiritually.

— James Badge Dale

Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching. I like teaching, and I do a lot of it.

— James Tobin

And the program was developed in large part by behavioral scientists who were working with the military, who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier’s stress levels to see how they’re doing physically and emotionally, as they go through this program.

— Jane Mayer

I think, at times of stress, you have to trust the pillars of democracy.

— Jay Nixon

As far as diversity’s concerned, there’s me, there’s Al Madrigal, there’s Aasif Mandvi. But I’m not walking around feeling black all the time. That would stress me out.

— Jessica Williams

I don’t let things stress me out, and I’m doing my best with all the battles life presents.

— Jake Shears

Doing nothing would stress me out. So I am still pretty much active practicing judo with my friends, who are former judo athletes, to maintain our fitness as well as the friendships among us. In my spare time, I usually go jogging around the Gelora Bung Karno stadium or head to the gym.

— Joe Taslim

At an individual level just as much as a corporate level, this notion of if you’re not really passionate about the work you’re doing in a world of mounting pressure, you’re going to experience more and more stress. You’re going to burn out. You’re going to become marginalized.

— John Hagel III

Instead of the traditional emphasis on the sanctity of life, bioethics began to stress the quality of life, meaning that many damaged humans, young and old, don’t qualify for personhood because their lives have lost value.

— John Leo

A typical complaint of married women with children is that their job stress tired them out so that they have little quality emotion and energy left for their children, much less their husbands.

— Laura Schlessinger

When you’re growing up, you play dress-up – it’s a game, it’s a pastime. And then as you get older, getting ready and looking nice becomes this constant stress. I want to make it fun again.

— Lauren Conrad

I just refuse to date actors. I’ve done that, and I don’t want to do that anymore. It’s just the stress of traveling and being away from each other so much.

— Lea Salonga

I didn’t train for powerlifting. I trained as a bodybuilder. I had to train to stress the muscle and not because of what was on the bar. I think my strategy was a good one because I have no aches, pains, or lingering injuries from training today. I feel great.

— Lee Haney

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

— Lee Iacocca

I think it’s so important to be healthy and confident and natural. And not put too much stress on trying to be thin – I don’t get the thin, thin thing at all.

— Lily James

I’ve got stress like anybody else, and it builds up during the day. Like, I’ll be trying to do something on the computer, and I’ll get stuck, so I go to the help section. And it just enrages me, because why even call it a help section at all? There’s nothing in any way ‘helpful’ about it.

— Lewis Black

I have a couple of basses in my office. And I try to be courteous of my co-workers, but sometimes I get carried away and I crank up my amp and I rock out. It’s kind of my stress reliever.

— Lester Holt

You know for years, I’ve heard financial experts stress the importance of teaching your kids about money, but it wasn’t until I saw my own son’s perspective change that I became a true believer.

— LZ Granderson

It’s a fun thing to do: Go to a shooting range with a buddy, knock off a few rounds, release stress.

— Laurie Holden

Every time we share something rather than own it ourselves, we reduce the stress on the planet. That could make the critical difference as the global population continues to grow.

— Lisa Gansky

Photography is a hobby born out of my time in undergrad at USC. It is more of a pleasurable hobby, a stress reliever. I don’t consider it a professional endeavor like acting or directing.

— Lee Thompson Young

I have a lot of older brothers who messed up in different ways in my mother’s eyes. So I learned from all of their mistakes. I can’t go into detail, but while I was growing up, I always tried to make it a goal to relieve some of the stress my mother went through.

— Kellan Lutz

God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.

— Kelly Clarkson

There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.

— Kenneth H. Cooper

Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour.

— Keri Russell

I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimising stress. I joke that I’ve been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true.

— Kim Cattrall

If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.

— Kris Carr

Processed foods cause inflammation, a source of most chronic illnesses as well as stress.

— Kris Carr

I wanted a child, and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of 18-hour work days and live TV. When you’re somebody who’s used to making a decision about what they want to do and getting it and achieving it, when your body fails you, it’s a whole other experience.

— Kara DioGuardi

Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is – and that is the point I want to stress – that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word.

— Karel Capek

I have always wondered why more women did not look into owning their own funds. Granted, it is a high stress, high risk business, but it also offers high rewards and control.

— Karen Finerman

I totally had OCD as a teenager. I used to have to touch all four sides of a picture frame when I got home from school and before I started to do my homework. It was time-consuming. But then I just outgrew it, though it sometimes comes back when I’m under a lot of stress.

— Kate Micucci

My middle name should be ‘Drama,’ but I love it. I think everyone should have some kind of stress in their life otherwise, it’s boring isn’t it?

— Katie Price

The doctor gave me several warnings: Never tell anyone unless necessary, because I might be ostracized. Call it ‘seizure disorder,’ not epilepsy, because fewer people would be frightened. Try to choose a profession as free from stress as possible.

— Kurt Eichenwald

I’m a big fan of spinning and yoga. To strengthen my core, kick-boxing is really effective. The resistance tones everything, and it’s a great stress reliever.

— Katrina Bowden

And I think that it’s – the military has actually made improvements, so people are considering post-traumatic stress disorder as, at the least, a possible psychological problem. You know, when I was in Vietnam, it was just considered malingering. And we’re making progress.

— Karl Marlantes

I’m not a regionalist. Both places have their pros and cons. And the cultural differences are slighter than they are made out to be. L.A. riots, N.Y. shops. Both are good for stress relief.

— Kyp Malone

Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us.

— Marcus Buckingham

I cannot stress a greater importance than to teach the young generation about the risks of unhealthy eating. A great way to pique their interest in nutrition is to involve them more in the cooking process. They not only will learn to cook for themselves, but also develop a lifetime of healthy habits.

— Marcus Samuelsson

Research shows that when we read words on paper, it reduces our stress levels by nearly 70 percent. We also read more carefully than on tablets or laptops.

— Margaret Heffernan

The number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress.

— Marianne Williamson

Often when a person can’t get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself.

— Marilu Henner

What happens when we’re willing to feel bad is that, sure enough, we often feel bad – but without the stress of futile avoidance. Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests, and falls in a series of waves. Each wave washes parts of us away and deposits treasures we never imagined.

— Martha Beck

Positive psychology is not remotely intended to replace therapy or pharmacology. So when depressed, anxious or in panic or post-traumatic stress disorder, I am all for therapies that will work. Positive psychology is another arrow in the quiver of public policy and psychology through which we can raise wellbeing above zero.

— Martin Seligman

Basically, my problem was attributed to stress more than anything. I don’t know what that does and I guess doctors can tell you that there’s chemicals that build up in your system when you go through a lot of stress and constant stress.

— Mike Ditka

Most female CEOs have been more understanding than their male counterparts, of the stress that new mothers experience to ‘do it all,’ which often means, ‘all by themselves.’ Why? They’ve been there. They understand the policies needed to keep women in the workforce.

— Madeleine M. Kunin

Stress and looks are directly connected as far as I am concerned. If you are happy, you look good.

— Mahesh Babu

I stress out so much about the red carpet and interviews and pictures, and, you know, not getting my skirt tucked in my knickers.

— Maisie Williams

I think I’ve been on a path ever since I was born, a path of high stress. I put myself, my career, it was a big old juicy carrot right in front of me for all of my life.

— Melissa Etheridge

I think it is fair to say that it is under a great deal of stress, and if I am asking for significant changes, it is because the world is going through significant changes.

— Mohamed ElBaradei

You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.

— Marie Osmond

What basically happens is your hormones get out of whack. Because of the stress in your life your body says, ‘I need more hormones.’ So, your hormones are trying to produce and produce and produce, and it’s even more stressful and it is this wicked cycle.

— Marie Osmond

I think I have an inherent modest level of stress, but I’m only super-aware of it when it goes away, when I’m on holiday and I think, ‘Oh this feels pretty good.’

— Mark Ronson

We get caught up in all the stress – ‘Got to do this, is this the right thing for me to do?’ – but what about the thing you want to do? That’s what’ll keep you young. It’s empowering, not becoming a prisoner of some other person’s idea of what you should be.

— Matt Dillon

While positive mental states may be associated with less stress and more resilience to infection, positive well-being might also be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle.

— Michael Greger

High levels of stress can lead to weakened immunity, rendering animals much more susceptible to disease. This makes the average poultry factory farm a hotbed for outbreaks of avian flu.

— Michael Greger

I’ve worried more and more as the years have gone on. The more you’re seen to be doing well, the more stress there is. You feel you ought to consider things more, and be more fussy – there’s further to fall. All these little worries.

— Matthew Macfadyen

We’re all proud of the communities that we’ve built and are a part of, but we shouldn’t accept lost time and unnecessary stress when traveling in them.

— Melissa Bean

I find Jessica Jones a much more interesting character to write for than Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is so noble and heroic, and I don’t find that as interesting as one who’s really damaged and flawed and has post-traumatic stress disorder.

— Melissa Rosenberg

The fact is, psychiatric help is not widely available to CIA agents – and as in the military, there is a stigma attached to admitting post-traumatic stress.

— Michael Hastings

Elephant populations in India and also in the whole of Asia are under severe stress. The captive ones are rendered jobless due to changes in the mode of transport and lifestyle of people. The ones in the wild are also no better off, as the forests are shrinking.

— Mark Shand

I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.

— Maria Monk

There’s a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just need to believe in yourself always go back to the person that you know you are, and don’t let anybody tell you any different, because everyone’s special and everyone’s awesome.

— McKayla Maroney

Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it’s diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever.

— Mary Ann Mobley

I want someone that I can have fun with and laugh with. I love to laugh, and I’m really sarcastic, so it’s important that she can take a joke. I think if you are going to be with someone for a while, you really need someone you can let loose with and let go of all the stress of the day.

— Matt Lanter

I don’t think I know enough about acting to direct. You need to be a slight megalomaniac, not where you want to take over the world, but where you want to make every single decision and the buck stops with you. It’s an awful lot of stress.

— Matthew Goode

I usually get all my stress and anger out at the gym. But when I get out, I’m kind of a pleasant person – really.

— Natalie Martinez

I’m a way bigger worrier than I ever was before I had kids. And, you know, the stress and anxiety that can go along with motherhood, I have had to battle that.

— Natalie Maines

If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition. The German television is very precise and respectable. One has never stress. In Italy it is more dynamic. But I amuse myself madly in both countries.

— Michelle Hunziker

In this hectic life, we have no time to take care of ourselves, hence massage is needed for rejuvenation and stress reduction. A lot of people are looking for quick fixes: like, they are taking medications, and they are doing other things which are not healthy. But massage is very holistic and natural.

— Nargis Fakhri

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.

— Natalie Goldberg

In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress ‘suspects.’

— Noam Chomsky

The earth is bountiful, and where her bounty fails, nitrogen drawn from the air will refertilize her womb. I developed a process for this purpose in 1900. It was perfected fourteen years later under the stress of war by German chemists.

— Nikola Tesla

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

Employees speak of being fearful opening emails and feeling increasingly helpless in the face of the deluge. Physiologically, we now know that the state of continuous disruption puts us into a constant state of hormone-induced stress.

— Noreena Hertz

I’m learning that human pressure on wildlife is becoming increasingly dangerous. You’ve got to be more alert because more animals have been pushed around, wounded, subjected to human harassment, ambushed, all kinds of stress. When they attack, it’s totally predictable.

— Peter Beard

Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.

— Peter Diamandis

I have friends with post-traumatic stress – friends with post-traumatic stress who are, you know, highly successful, capable people.

— Phil Klay

With fiction, you can take something that bothers you, or that you don’t have in clear focus, and you can put it under as much stress as you want. Really get underneath the skin. With nonfiction, you’re restricted to what happened.

— Phil Klay

If somebody has too much stress about their appearance, they can overcome their inferiority complex through surgery.

— Park Shin-hye

I mean, they call it Stockholm Syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder. And, you know, I had no free will. I had virtually no free will until I was separated from them for about two weeks.

— Patty Hearst

Making movies is both entirely ludicrous and incredibly hard. It’s a preposterous way to spend your time. You give up a lot for the privilege of doing it, and one of the things you get are relationships of immense trust that you see forged in situations of immense stress.

— Paul Greengrass

We have to stress our conservative credentials and emphasize that we are the natural, national alternative to the Liberals. Clearly the Alliance has shown it can’t break out of its Western box. The Alliance is at single-digit support in three quarters of the country.

— Peter MacKay

On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.

— Placido Domingo

You can never turn the clock back and, since we’re talking about mental health, I would stress that.

— Peter Shilton

Our feeling is that the most important thing on a set is that actors have enough confidence to try different things. If there’s stress or tension, they won’t go out on a limb because they won’t want to embarrass themselves if they don’t feel completely comfortable.

— Peter Farrelly

My roommates are all such happy-go-lucky guys, and I carry some of the stress around a lot more.

— Pierce Brown

I come from a really lovely, really smart family where the only stress was money and employment.

— Paul Schneider

The stress and turmoil that my father had to go through at a young age to make sure that I didn’t have the same trials and tribulations, I couldn’t be more grateful.

— O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

Liberals tend to stress how marvelous education is, in and of itself, and also adore it as a vessel for genuine equality. (That’s me, by the way: Hell, I think we should be spending $50 billion a year to make college education free).

— Rick Perlstein

My coaches and I always stress getting better and working on all aspects, so I’m ready to fight and take it to the next level.

— Robbie Lawler

I love leaving the door open to good ideas. I love the collaborative swirl. I get charged by problem-solving, usually under some kind of stress – the sun is going down, and we have eight minutes, and we have to solve it. Great things come out of it.

— Ron Howard

As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.

— Rodney King

I’ve got a couple of grays in my beard and maybe a little salt and pepper in my hair. If I let my hair down and go through it, you’d see a good bit of grays. Maybe from the stress of the road and the crazy business I’m in.

— Roman Reigns

The Republican Party, I really believe, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from years and years of bullying and taunting. The Republican Party is Jonathan Martin. The Democrat Party and the media are Richie Incognito.

— Rush Limbaugh

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

The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.

— Ronald Fisher

Cabin Fever was murder. There was a lot of psychological stress, like not knowing if we were going to finish the movie. The day we arrived to start rehearsals, our main investors pulled out.

— Rider Strong

The night I flew out from Rwanda, I landed in Nairobi, and I was on my way back home, and my left side started to paralyze and remained paralyzed with pain, and the stress and so on began to appear physically.

— Romeo Dallaire

It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure.

— Richard Carlson

I think I ran so hard and so fast, in a lot of ways, from my life and I kind of took a fall. It was like – what do they call it? – post-traumatic stress syndrome.

— Rose McGowan

When I look back over my career, there was so much stress. And it was because of the business. It was always because of the business.

— Raine Maida

I don’t know if I always want to be in front of the camera. I love producing, I love the camaraderie. I love the adventures. I love the stress.

— Sandra Bullock

I personally believe the film turns out better when shot in one short schedule, plus it doesn’t stress the actors.

— Shah Rukh Khan

I wanna stay an eternal girlfriend. I want to have my boyfriend’s children, but I don’t think we need a piece of paper to regulate the game, and we don’t have to go through the whole stress of a wedding and suffering to throw a good party.

— Shakira

Did people care about how a singer sounded live back in the day? I don’t really feel like they did. Not everything was being filmed. Today, one huge mess-up, and millions are seeing it. There’s a lot more on the line nowadays. We’re so cautious and scared of messing up. It adds a lot of stress to a career.

— Shawn Mendes

There is such a hype and a big build up to me, and it’s very hard to meet those expectations. That’s been a big stress in my life.

— Shawn Mendes

I think of stress as the creator of cancer and heart attacks, like a tiny little ball you feed. I believe that one of the reasons I’ve never got ill is that I’m not stressed.

— Simon Cowell

We live in times of high stress. Messages that are simple, messages that are inspiring, messages that are life-affirming, are a welcome break from our real lives.

— Simon Sinek

If I thought of gymnastics as a job, it would put too much stress on me.

— Simone Biles

I tune it all out because if I let other people’s stress get to me, then I stress myself out more than I need to.

— Simone Biles

Neurobiological research has shown that in people with chronic PTSD, both stress hormone secretion and areas of the brain connected to memory function, such as the hippocampus, appear to be affected, although exactly how and why remains controversial.

— Siri Hustvedt

I have not been diagnosed with epilepsy. I did have an MRI of the brain, and they found no abnormalities in my brain. Now, there are people with epilepsy who have completely normal MRI’s, too. I just think also, you know, epileptic seizures can be triggered by emotional stress, by all kinds of things, lights.

— Siri Hustvedt

All the sudden high-impact stress can really take a toll on your body. So if you still want to be active and get in a good workout, go to a yoga class or pilates class, or get in some strength and conditioning.

— Sophia Bush

When I started training, I just started running every day, which you shouldn’t do. I learned that lesson the hard way by getting a stress fracture.

— Sophia Bush

The goal of the revolution is to achieve the people’s rights, but during the course of the revolution, we must stress military power – and the two are mutually contradictory.

— Sun Yat-sen

Running for me has always been a great place to get away. It’s a great stress reliever for me. It’s great if I need to be working on something in my mind, whether it’s things I need to be memorizing or thinking about, or I have some presentation coming up.

— Scott Bakula

I think when we use ‘stress’, we are often using a kind of dummy word to try to fit many different things into one big category.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

Certainly businesses the world over are facing greater competitive pressure than ever before, and this leads to executive stress which, in turn, tends to bring out authoritarian tendencies in many bosses. To balance this, we now know a lot more about how we can successfully cope with a situation that is not likely to improve in the near future.

— Srikumar Rao

Stress appears in your life because you have a rigid view of ‘This is the way the world should be,’ and the Universe pays scant regard to your desires. And you refuse to accept this.

— Srikumar Rao

Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about it, stress miraculously leaves your life.

— Srikumar Rao

Stress is the demon in our society, stalking the cities and the countryside, striking down young and old and growing in strength daily.

— Srikumar Rao

I think it’s harder to forgive ourselves for mistakes that we made because we keep dwelling on it. We want to know how it affects other people, if they liked us for it, if they didn’t like us. I think we stress over it, we replay it in our mind. It becomes an old tape that years later we continue to play it in our mind.

— Sherri Shepherd

Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You’ll look and feel way better for it.

— Suzanne Somers

One challenge is trying to extend access to more poorly served communities in rural areas and in the inner city. Sometimes you have kids who are suffering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, and they have no way of getting access to the remedies that are available to them.

— Scott Stossel

With more and more stress from work, at times I really do hope to have someone I can lean upon.

— Song Hye-kyo

When I met my Thai fans at the airport, all my stress went away. I don’t feel lonely. I have friends like Kwang Soo to keep me company, and my fans make me feel loved.

— Song Joong-ki

When you win a big title like the French Open, it’s tough. The emotion in doing this is really up and down. Afterwards, you feel a little bit lonely, a bit of depression mentally. Because it’s so much stress and emotion, so many people around – and then it’s completely empty.

— Stanislas Wawrinka

Unprecedented financial pressures, and an ever-increasingly aggressive public culture, along with social, moral and spiritual fragmentation, are leading to lives being overwhelmed by stress, intolerable interior isolation and even quiet despair.

— Sean Brady

Hordes of young girls never copied my hairdos or the way I talk or the way I dress. I have, therefore, never had to go through the stress of perpetuating an image that’s often the equivalent of one particular song that forever freezes a precise moment of one’s youth.

— Simone Signoret

In the theatre, as anyone knows who’s even done amateur theatre all their lives, you immediately find a family there. Because you’re under stress, you’re trying to create something, you’re putting on a show, you find brothers and sisters right away.

— Saul Rubinek

People really do think they have to choose between high stress and high reward jobs, and low stress and low reward jobs.

— Timothy Ferriss

I do enjoy exercise, not because I am an exercise junkie but because it’s terrific stress release.

— Tony Abbott

In the early stages of negotiation software, on your smartphone, there may be programs that listen to the pitch of a voice, or that test for stress. You’ll just ask the program, ‘Was he lying? Was he eager to do business with me?’ Maybe the computer will be right sixty per cent of the time.

— Tyler Cowen

The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.

— Tullian Tchividjian

A lot of emotional stress that people go through, some people figure out a way to handle it. They have a strong enough support system to keep going and keep moving forward. And some people, they feel like they don’t have that outlet.

— Terrell Owens

The thing that you think is imperfect about you is the thing that makes you who you are. It separates you from everybody else. I have a scar on my lip, and for years I hated it. But now its become my thing. It’s like, without it, I’m not me. You can’t be perfect, so enjoy your imperfections. I can’t stress that enough.

— Terry Crews

For Sarah Palin, the least experienced on the world stage, the stress of maintaining the fiction that she was qualified to be vice president sent her over the deep end almost immediately. She went off on a ferocious spending spree that might have killed a lesser woman. Katie Couric’s straightforward questions unraveled her.

— Tina Brown

I have two daughters, and we live here in Manhattan, and having gone through the Manhattan kindergarten application process, nothing will ever rival the stress of that.

— Tina Fey

I love yoga because not only is it a workout for your body, but also your breathing, which helps release a lot of stress. It really prepares you for the day.

— Tia Mowry

Well, you know, a lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong and – which I do. But I like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement.

— Tiger Woods

Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.

— Travis Bradberry

What if?’ statements throw fuel on the fire of stress and worry. Things can go in a million different directions, and the more time you spend worrying about the possibilities, the less time you’ll spend focusing on taking action that will calm you down and keep your stress under control.

— Travis Bradberry

Whenever I do the sign of the cross, it always brings comfort in situations when you are faced with adversity and stress.

— Troy Polamalu

An economically confident America has – since becoming a world power at the start of the 20th century – tended toward global engagement. It is during times of economic stress (1930s, 1970s) that America has become more withdrawn.

— Thomas P.M. Barnett

Some years ago, I fired my agent, Andrew Wylie, alias The Jackal. I want to stress this wasn’t an amicable parting of the ways or a hankering on my part for fresh representation. I fired him because his agency wasn’t doing enough for me.

— Tibor Fischer

On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind – to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.

— Terry Brooks

Residents of my district continue to stress to me that they want health care decisions to be made by patients and doctors, not by the government and insurance companies.

— Tim Walberg

I am a trained hypnotherapist, yes, but it’s more like a guided meditation. Most of the people I take under struggle with stress in their lives and have unbalanced sleeping patterns, so what I do enables my patients to regain energy and peacefulness on a subconscious level which affects their conscious mind.

— Tanit Phoenix

I’m guessing the stress of having to write for a deadline can be inspiring. Sometimes, pressure is good.

— Timothy Dalton

The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.

— Wayne Dyer

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

— Wayne Dyer

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.

— Will Durant

You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don’t agree with, or find disagreeable, so it’s important to stress that balance.

— William Hague

Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.

— William J. Clinton

There’s no way to escape the culture that has evolved, from which we ourselves have evolved. Naturally, we stress it, break it up, reassemble it to suit our own needs. But it is there – a source of vital strength.

— Wole Soyinka

There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether to let it affect you or not.

— Valerie Bertinelli

I gained, I think, 65 pounds when I was pregnant. And I will say to moms out there, ‘Don’t stress about losing it. It will happen when it happens.’

— Vanessa Lachey

I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that’s how the album came out so dark.

— Vanilla Ice

When you’re under stress as a human being, you behave oddly and your relationships with people become strained.

— Viggo Mortensen

We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day, but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.

— Viggo Mortensen

Average Americans order nonfat decaf iced vanilla lattes at Starbucks and choose from 1,500 drawer pulls at The Great Indoors. Amazon gives every town a bookstore with 2 million titles, while Netflix promises 35,000 different movies on DVD. Choice is everywhere – liberating to some, but to others, a new source of stress.

— Virginia Postrel

After my health suffered due to the stress of running my second company, I had to switch careers. But I still didn’t want to go back to the corporate world. So I became an academic.

— Vivek Wadhwa

The most important thing is to make a percussive instrument a singing instrument. Teachers should stress this aspect in their instruction, but it seems that very few of them actually do.

— Vladimir Horowitz

Running is a part of my medicine. It’s what helps relieve my stress, and it’s what helps me get away from the concerns of business and anything else that’s going on in my life that I need to escape from at times – to find who I am. Running really helps me with that.

— Ziggy Marley
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