211 Inspiring Quotes about Anxiety

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about anxiety? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 211 most beautiful anxiety quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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Biblical spirituality means powerlessness, living without embellishment or pretense, free to be faithful in the gospel, and free from anxiety about effectiveness or similar illusions of success.

— William Stringfellow

Travel always excited her–the strong and unfamiliar smells, the movement, the anxiety of arrival and departure times, she shouting of conductors, the idea of her tired old self changed by ever new surroundings.

— Anna Godbersen, Envy

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

My friends scoffed at my anxiety and said dumb things like, ‘Fifty is the new forty!’ Which just made me realize that there are a whole lot of other people who suck at math as bad as I do. No. Fifty is fifty.

— Celia Rivenbark, You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning

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

You were always the Harry to my Hermione, flushing away my erratic anxiety with the rudest sense of realism.

— Maria Elena, Eternal Youth

The problem of anxiety isn’t that the organism responds to threats by near-instantly powering up. That’s clearly a good thing, species-survival-wise. It’s that sometimes the organism starts seeing threats too readily.

— Daniel Smith, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

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, The Golden Compass

People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.

— Eckhart Tolle

Anything you’re trying to will is focused on the future it’s always associated with some sort of anxiety that makes the present moment somewhat uncomfortable.

— Martha Beck

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

Hypochondriacs who have a fanciful anxiety about their health will never be well regardless of their physical condition.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Conscious breathing is the best antidote to stress, anxiety and depression.

— Amit Ray, Beautify your Breath – Beautify your Life

When trapped in a constant state of negative over-stimulation, anxiety becomes the norm in our lives. From the book: Removing Your Shame Label

— Eddie Capparucci

I was brought up, ‘ Freddy informed him, ‘not to suffer anxiety about decisive initiative of all types.

— Mark Helprin, Freddy and Fredericka

The Sniper must not be susceptible to emotions such as anxiety and remorse

— Craig Roberts, Crosshairs on the Kill Zone: American Combat Snipers, Vietnam through Operation Iraqi Freedom

If I ever meet you againI’ll just look at your eyesI will try to smile…Smile and savor the momentBut we ‘ll live in our own worldA world devoid of anxiety and acrimony.

— Balroop Singh, Sublime Shadows Of Life

Enjoy the beauty of simplicity and slowness of life, let go of urgency, stress, and anxiety of life.

— Debasish Mridha

In time of great anxiety we can draw power from our friends. We should at such times however avoid friends who sympathize too deeply who give us pity rather than strength.

— D. Lupton

My mother says: ‘People who suffer from anxiety are usually those with the most vivid imaginations.

— Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

Being thin created intense anxiety that I wouldn’t be able to maintain that weight for life, and I couldn’t.

— Jenni Schaefer, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.’

— Adele

Without such trust and safety, social relationships tend to become strategic rather than cooperative, increasingly full of skepticism and even anxiety and fear about others’ intentions. (p. 27)

— Donald Rothberg, The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World

Psychologists, for reasons of clinical necessity or vagaries of temperament, have chosen to dissect and catalog the morbid emotions – depression, anger, anxiety – and to leave largely unexamined the more vital, positive ones.

— Kay Redfield Jamison

Christianity sees in the picture of Jesus as the Christ a human life in which all forms of anxiety are present but in which all forms of despair are absent.

— Paul Tillich, Systematic Theology, Vol 1

The party in Alobar’s head, which agitation and anxiety were throwing, now was crashed by a notion: existence can be rearranged.

— Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

…Who knows what death, anxiety of the living, Who knows what loneliness, end of the lovingI could say to myself of the love (I had): Let it not be immortal, since it is flame But let it be infinite while it lasts.

— Vinicius de Moraes

According to his habit, Theodore Roosevelt sought to harness anxiety through action.

— Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.

— Wilhelm Reich

The search for Nirvana, like the search for Utopia or the end of history or the classless society, is ultimately a futile and dangerous one. It involves, if it does not necessitate, the sleep of reason. There is no escape from anxiety and struggle.

— Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

Sometimes, too often, I don’t want to muster the energy. Stress and anxiety seem easier.

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

All young people worry about things, it’s a natural and inevitable part of growing up, and at the age of sixteen my greatest anxiety in life was that I’d never again achieve anything as good, or pure, or noble, or true, as my O-level results.

— David Nicholls, Starter for Ten

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.

— Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

Everything takes place at a right time. It’s your anxiety to achieve everything before time or grab things more than you required, add misery to your life.

— Roshan Sharma

The surest antidote for anxiety is to always do your best and have complete trust in God.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Remember that worrying will not go away by thinking the same thought again and again. Thinking something fresh, loving and uplifting instead of worrying. Replace your worse anxiety with cheerful optimism.

— Angelica Hopes, Landscapes of a Heart, Whispers of a Soul

Relaxation and anxiety are incompatible responses that cannot coexist.

— Randy Kamen, Behind the Therapy Door: Simple Strategies to Transform Your Life

There are three marks of a superior man: being virtuous he is free from anxiety being wise he is free from perplexity being brave he is free from fear.

— Confucius

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

It is best to live life gulping down one’s anxiety and flying higher than anybody else.

— Kyra Gregory, Secrets Clad in Light

Out of the abundance of the imagination rises the beast called worry and it is soon joined by its partners, anxiety and stress. If you would care to do away with all three at once, simply change your imagination.

— G.V. Richards

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.

— John Kenneth Galbraith

We must never forget to pray, and to ask God to remember us when He is arranging things, so that we too may feel safe and have no anxiety about what is going to happen.

— Johanna Spyri, Heidi

The best therapists can do with sadness, anger, and anxiety is to help patients live in the more comfortable part of their set range.

— Martin Seligman

Fear and anxiety many times indicates that we are moving in a positive direction, out of the safe confines of our comfort zone, and in the direction of our true purpose.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Now, I believe in life, and I believe in the joy of human existence, but these things cannot be experienced except as we also face the despair, also face the anxiety that every human being has to face if he lives with any creativity at all.

— Rollo May

I was born with a chronic anxiety about the weather.

— John Burroughs

It struck me then, for the first time, how unethical anxiety is, how it voids the reality of other people by conscripting them as palliatives for your own fear.

— Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone

People generally believe that stress is responsible for depletion, but apathy and uninspired systematic repetition are equally responsible. Or rather, systematic repetition produces as much or more stress and anxiety as anything else.

— Darrell Calkins, Re:

Cath couldn’t control whether she saw Levi on campus. But she could worry about it, and as long as she was worrying about it, it probably wasn’t going to happen. Like some sort of anxiety vaccine. Like watching a pot to make sure it never boiled.

— Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Feeling compassion toward a dangerous person will not lead you to submit to them or put yourself at risk or condone their actions. What it does simply, is relieve your anxiety – which immediately makes you stronger and more resilient.

— Laurie Perez, Breakthrough: How to Have Compassion for Those Who Do Harm

Fear or anxiety is a normal part of living. It’s the body’s way of telling us something isn’t right. It keeps us from harm’s way and prepares us to act quickly in the face of danger.

— Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

Freedom from anxiety is characterized by three inner attitudes. If what we have we received as a gift, and if what we have is to be cared for by God, and if what we have is available to others, then we will possess freedom from anxiety.

— Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline

A grandparent can be simply affirming. A grandparent has been there, done that child-raising stuff, and has the wisdom of experience. And so in some ways, they’re free to love without the anxiety of being the actual parents. They’re free to give.

— Jewell Parker Rhodes

Everything in us presses toward decision, even toward the wrong decision, just to be free of the anxiety that precedes any big step in life.

— May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep

The threat of frustration of a biological urge does not cause conflict and anxiety unless that urge is identified with some value essential to the existence of the personality.

— Rollo May

The price we pay for the anticipation of our future is anxiety about it.

— Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

If evil lingers around you, it will rub off on you, it will cause stress, anxiety and a lot of mental anguish! ‘Eyes’ – you can see evil in the eye of the beholder! Body! Talk! Stance! Walk! Posture! Evil oozes out!

— Stephen Richards, Insanity: My Mad Life

For me, it’s always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment.

— Jason Silva

This anxiety to keep his father from anger was wearisome to him.

— Pearl S. Buck

True contemplation can only thrive when defended from two opposite exaggerations: quietism on the one hand, and spiritual fuss upon the other. Neither from passivity nor from anxiety has it anything to gain.

— Evelyn Underhill, Practical Mysticism

Synchronize each breath with the present moment and become intertwined with happiness. Breathing in, we are grateful for the opportunities that are given to us; breathing out, we let go of the depression and anxiety that hold us back.

— Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love

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

The plan is to start performing smaller venues and work my way up from there, this anxiety isn’t going to get the better of me.

— Zayn Malik, Zayn: The Official Autobiography

I will be dead in a few months. But it hasn’t given me the slightest anxiety or worry. I always knew I was going to die.

— B. F. Skinner

I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance…and if you have anxiety about initiating a project, then of course you will associate risk with failure.

— Seth Godin, Poke the Box

If you ate nails, your stomach would hurt, and it’s a good thing that it would. Eating nails is deadly, thus the pain is helpful. Like this, sadness, anger, and anxiety are not to be feared or shamed, but listened to and decoded.

— Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

There is no such thing as pure pleasure some anxiety always goes with it.

— Ovid

Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.

— Stefan Molyneux

For me, concept of death works as a liberator from anxiety — no matter whatever is happening, its all going to end when we die.

— Shon Mehta

Is it any wonder that fear and anxiety have become the hallmarks of our age?

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

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

— Laura Linney

Stress and anxiety cause our brains to release chemicals that put lines in our faces and tear us down emotionally and spiritually.

— Chris Prentiss, Be Who You Want, Have What You Want: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Compulsive reading relieves the anxiety that comes from tramping through the forest of meditation in search of clearings.

— Sylvain Tesson, Dans les forêts de Sibérie

I’m the problem of anxiety we must, therefore, always ask the question of what vital value is being threatened

— Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

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

When I don’t have something to worry about, I worry. Nothing comes so naturally to a human being as anxiety and worry.

— Brian Richardson

Every time I listen to my soundtrack anxiety attack one thought coming on my mind is holding you tight and feeling being safe in your arms, you’re my fortune

— Sami Abouzid

Modern anxiety is expressed in the longing for what most people fear, even as modern grief is expressed in the unconsummated mourning for what they never really had.

— Joseph Roach, It

Thousands upon thousands are yearly brought into a state of real poverty by their great anxiety not to be thought poor.

— William Cobbett

Do not allow the anxiety on how you will achieve your goals stop you from dreaming.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Like I’m on the verge of just blowing up. All the stress and pressure and anxiety just bubbling up.

— Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

He smiled. A sub shouldn’t be terrified, but a little anxiety was good.

— Cherise Sinclair, Breaking Free

Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude.

— Irvin D. Yalom

Faith includes both an immediate awareness of something unconditional and the courage to take the risk of uncertainty upon itself. Faith says “Yes” in spite of the anxiety of “No.”Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality

— Paul Tillich

One of the few blessings of living in an age of anxiety is that we are forced to become aware of ourselves.

— Rollo May, Man’s Search for Himself

Every day my anxiety is higher, every day the grief more mortal.Today more than yesterday terror exalts me…

— Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roman Poems

Though we have less to worry about than previous generations, we have more worry. Though we have it easier than our forefathers, we have more uneasiness. Though we have less real cause for anxiety than our predecessors, we are inwardly more anxious.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

A fear is a reaction to a specific danger, to which the individual can make a specific adjustment. But what characterizes anxiety is the feeling of diffuseness and uncertainty and the experience of helplessness toward the threat.

— Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.

— T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

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

— Amanda Seyfried

Being stress and anxiety free is a human preset, I just show you how to ‘flick the switch’ to off. Permanent stress and anxiety recovery is possible quickly and simply despite what many are told.

— Charles Linden, The Linden Method: The Anxiety and Panic Attacks Elimination Solution

Has someone or something pushed your anxiety button? Answer it with prayer!

— Evinda Lepins

Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure and generally create ourselves.

— Benjamin Disraeli

The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness”.

— Alain de Botton

Men and women who give [Christ] first place find that there is no need for anxiety about this world’s goods.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

The emotions in all true anxiety dreams are next to unbearable.

— Dick Cavett

In a world filled with causes for worry and anxiety … we need the peace of God standing guard over our hearts and minds.

— Jerry W. McCant

He Himself makes the mortals anxious, and He Himself takes the anxiety away.

— Guru Amar Das, Sri Guru Granth Sahib

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace harmony health love and abundance. Then whenever doubt anxiety or fear try to call me they keep getting a busy signal and soon they’ll forget my number.

— Edith Armstrong

Sometimes the anxiety takes over and I can’t seem to fathom the love he gives me.

— Dominic Riccitello

I will not allow anxiety dictate the terms of my life

— Jeanette Purkis, The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum

The only way I can describe the extent of my anxiety is to say that I felt as if I were pregnant with a rock.

— Katharine Graham

And finally – FINALLY – after a lifetime of feelings and anxiety and more feelings, I didn’t have any feelings left. I had spent my last feeling being disappointed that I couldn’t rent Jumanji.

— Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

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

— George Dennison Prentice

In the psychology of aesthetics, there is a name for the moment between the anxiety of confronting something new and the satisfying click of understanding it. It is called an ‘aesthetic aha.

— Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.

— Millicent Fawcett

The only way to free yourself from all the anxiety you’re feeling about the difficult conversation you know you need to have is by having the difficult conversation. It’s time. It’s been time. You’ll survive it. Just be brave and start talking.

— Scott Stabile

Learning is retarded in conditions of high anxiety and low acceptance. For most tasks, people have the intellectual knowledge to perform well; they just have a hard time acting on what they know.

— Tim Gallwey

The anxiety of the sexual act is my sexual act: a love story.

— Melissa Broder, So Sad Today: Personal Essays

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

Okay, I’ll just jump right out and say it. I have anxiety issues.

— Shannon Celebi

But the Christian also knows that he not only cannot and dare not be anxious, but that there is no need for him to be so. Neither anxiety now work can secure his daily bread, for bread is the gift of the Father.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

One thing, all things: move among and intermingle, without distinction. To live in this realization is to be without anxiety about non-perfection. To live in this faith is the road to non-duality, because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

— Sengcan, Hsin Hsin Ming

But attempts to evade anxiety are not only doomed to failure. In running from anxiety you lose your most precious opportunities for the emergence of yourself, and for your education as s human being.

— Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

My goal is to write every day. I say it is my ideal. I am careful not to pass judgment or create anxiety if I do not do it. No one lives up to his ideal.

— Natalie Goldberg

Mum and Dad were very much friends and up for life. There was no anxiety for anything when I was growing up they just taught me to be me.

— Kate Winslet

Working with food was fraught with anxiety when I was a girl. Like all farmers, we were at the mercy of the weather, and we lived in fear of crop failure.

— Bobbie Ann Mason

So go back to the books. They will comfort you and cheer you. If you earnestly work with them, neither sorrow nor anxiety nor distress nor suffering need trouble your mind any more, no, not evermore.

— Walter Wangerin Jr., Paul

The only people that can’t handle the truth are those that suffer so much anxiety that they will live in denial, in order to prevent their illusion from being destroyed and feeling more anxiety.

— Shannon L. Alder

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.

— Edvard Munch

Embrace the anxiety of confronting your emotions because it’s often the emotional hitting of rock bottom that ignites our resolve to get back to the top.

— Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

‘Amusement’ is appealing because we don’t have to think it spares us the fear and anxiety that might otherwise prey on our thoughts.

— John Ortberg

Once in a while, he worries, but about what? Like the scattered clouds that drift over farmland in the afternoon, that sort of anxiety is what, ultimately?

— Tang Fei, Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 100

Fear always reaches a breaking point and turns into anxiety or rage, and I don’t have enough storage space for more fear in my life. Namely when it involves people I’ve never even met.

— Scaachi Koul, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Is it possible that anxiety ends at the moment when we no longer have time for it?

— Ann Patchett, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

The answer to anxiety is always to exalt Christ.

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Grace

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?

— Thomas a Kempis

Whenever a day comes when I can stand and preach God’s Word without an agony of anxiety lest the people will not accept Christ; whenever a day comes when I can see men and women coming down the aisles without joy in my heart, I’ll quit preaching.

— Billy Sunday

as the determinants of high status keep shifting, so, too, naturally, will the triggers of status anxiety be altered.

— Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety

All the anxiety over small things had burned off me in the fire of reentry, the fire of being afraid I was going to die.

— Jennifer Hayden, The Story of My Tits

The creeping sense that he might have seen him reading the book came up from the ground, but that was more anxiety than evidence.

— Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

We’re hallucinating. And that’s what this world is: a mass hallucination, where fear seems more real than love. Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imagined.

— Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.

— Paul Fussell

I watch worry and anxiety being pandered to through technology which is neutral.

— Brian Richardson

When we wallow in anxiety and doubts, we subject ourselves to fear. When we focus on the greatness of God, we make fear subject to faith.

— Katy Kauffman, Faith, Courage, and Victory

This is an anxiety driven world – the whole world is driven by anxiety. It is anxiety about the aftermath of the global financial crisis it’s anxiety about inequality and about computers replacing jobs.

— Robert J. Shiller

We are faced with choices every moment of our lives. Whatever choice we exercise must make us comfortable and at peace. Choices that are made out of fear and anxiety often do not lead to right action—Sasha Samy, Transcending Abuse & Betrayal.

— Sasha Samy, Shadow To Light: Transformational Journeys From Abuse & Betrayal To Empowerment

Believe in yourself and relief yourself of the undue anxiety of feelings of incompetency. Leave worry aside and live with the hope that your dominion is not determined by people’s negative opinions!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

No amount of regret can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future.

— Karen Salmansohn

Some day the road that you choose will be your destiny The hope and the anxiety you grasped tightly Will surely move you and me, because it will become a light

— Anonymous

I always wanted to see people’s lives transformed from depression and anxiety to joy and peace.

— David D. Burns

The burden of my anxiety is not my child’s.

— Paula Heller Garland

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

— George Mueller

Each youth betrays considerable anxiety about the wedding night ahead.

— Gore Vidal

Behind every flinch is a fear or an anxiety – sometimes rational, sometimes not. Without the fear, there is no flinch. But wiping out the fear isn’t what’s important – facing it is.

— Julien Smith, The Flinch

We are what we read — and the power of books to transform the minds and personalities of their readers can give cause for anxiety as well as for celebration.

— Richard Kieckhefer, Forbidden Rites: A Necromancer’s Manual of the Fifteenth Century

You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others.

— Gavin Newsom

Smiling has special powers that you can’t believe it is capable of doing, like calming fears, insecurities, hurt and anxiety just like beauty around you.

— Auliq-Ice

A person experiences anxiety when they realize their insignificance in the cosmic field, which present state of angst can exacerbated by other confusing life questions.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Neva ought to smile more. It breaks her anxiety into tiny pieces of joy you want to gather up and hand back to her in your palms, as if to say, “See what you can make when you loose the reins.

— Vicki Covington, Bird of Paradise

Math anxiety is worst than a regular check up at the dentist.

— Charmaine J. Forde

She would have found it peaceful and relaxing here, but in every town they traveled through, people radiated anxiety under uneasy masks of optimism. Their dependency on magic had made them nearly helpless now that everything magical was corrupted.

— Colleen Chen, Dysmorphic Kingdom

If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.

— Martin Heidegger

You want to be there for me but an anxiety attack is a solitary activity.

— R. Y.S. Perez, I Hope You Fall in Love: Poetry Collection

Is it not the disparity of wealth that consumes the willing soul. Rather, the golden keys of opportunity clamor softly with fraught anxiety of things which may never come.

— Joel T. McGrath

The pain of being in the stress and anxiety of control and fear must reach a point where you don’t want to feel it anymore and then you are ready to truly surrender and let go.

— Eileen Anglin

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety or by the handle of faith.

— Anonymous

What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of its strength. It does not make you escape the evil; it makes you unfit to cope with it if it comes.

— Raymond L. Cramer, Psychology of Jesus & Mental Health

When anxiety comes knocking on your door, don’t invite it in.

— E’yen A. Gardner, Detox 21: 21 day cleansing of the soul

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

I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.

— Lena Dunham

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

He had not the benefit of existentialist terminology; but what he felt was a very clear case of the anxiety of freedom – that is, the realization that one is free and the realization that being free is a situation of terror

— John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Once the barrier is exposed, fear and anxiety reduces! Once the barrier is broken, movement progresses! I decree and I declare the exposure and breakage of both strong and tall barriers ahead of us! We are unstoppable; We are victorious!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Refuse to worry. Cast your anxiety upon the Lord. He cares for you.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

For our anxiety is the one thing we cannot place on the shoulders of others, it suffocates them.

— Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 5: 1947-1955

(My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.)

— Tina Fey, Bossypants

silence across the field. When they reached the edge of the forest, Claire’s anxiety faded. It really would be easier

— Christine Johnson, Claire de Lune

In cities where peace and the arts flourish, men are more consumed by jealousy, worry, and anxiety than they are in cities under the blight of a besieging army. Private sorrows are more bitter than public suffering.

— Voltaire

If a person does not satisfy the need to self-actualization, his satisfaction and anxiety increases

— Sunday Adelaja

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

— George Denison Prentice

When my anxiety is really bad, the fast beating of my heart makes my body feel like it rocks back and forth.

— Tina J. Richardson

In a world filled with causes for worry and anxiety . . . we need the peace of God standing guard over our hearts and minds.

— Jerry W. McCant

Magnesium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety or depression, including muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, insomnia, anorexia, apathy, apprehension, poor memory, confusion, anger, nervousness, and rapid pulse.

— Carolyn Dean, The Magnesium Miracle

Do not empower your negative thoughts by giving them “legs” so they can run around your mind, creating worries, frustrations, and anxiety in your life.

— Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

Grief and constant anxiety kill nearly as many women as men die on the battlefield.

— Mary Bokin Chesnut

I simply decided once and for all to liberate myself from the anxiety of notoriety and the urge to be a part of that circle of successful people, those who believe they have won who-knows-what

— Elena Ferrante

Though it may feel otherwise, enjoying life is no more dangerous than apprehending it with continuous anxiety and gloom.

— Alain de Botton

Such is the demographic paradox of a junior physician’s relationship with his patients: I worry about how to extend their lives. This anxiety inevitably shortens my own.

— Jacob M. Appel, Phoning Home

Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear.When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it.

— Noelle Hancock, My Year with Eleanor

Competition can damage self-esteem create anxiety and lead to cheating and hurt feelings. But so can romantic love.

— Mariah Burton Nelson

…as long as she was worrying about it, it probably wasn’t going to happen. Like some sort of anxiety vaccine. Like watching a pot to make sure it never boiled.

— Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

I try not to worry about the future – so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.

— Tom Wilson

I remember that I did feel, starting my mini-tour, the resident anxiety you develop when you know you’ve been too lucky; at any moment, maybe next Tuesday afternoon, I would be stricken with something unbearable.

— Carol Shields

My anxiety house a house and a fence and a deer in the yard. A zip code. A plague of starlings.

— Kristy Bowen, Feign

Anxiety does not take away stress; it just enhances it. If you accept changes with optimism and love, anxiety will melt away.

— Debasish Mridha

…{N}othing is harder for the developing writer than overcoming his anxiety that he is fooling himself and cheating or embarrassing his family and friends.

— John Gardner, The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers

An uncertain evil causes anxiety because, at the bottom of one’s heart, one goes on hoping till the last moment that it may not be true; a certain evil, on the other hand, instills, for a time, a kind of dreary tranquillity.

— Alberto Moravia, Contempt

It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.

— Kahlil Gibran

It felt like so many years’ worth of anxiety and worry were trying to escape all at once—maybe like an emotional volcano, only my mom and dad, they didn’t run away to save themselves but sprinted right into my lava.

— Matthew Quick, Every Exquisite Thing

When we have faith and discipline everything becomes easier. Patience is the mother of all virtues. With anxiety all our lives become worse.

— Chico Xavier

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.

— Paul Tillich

The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is a perpetual anxiety that we are far from being all we might be.

— Alain de Botton

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.

— Henry David Thoreau

One of the forms of psychological heroism is the willingness to tolerate anxiety and uncertainty in the pursuit of our values – whether these values be work goals the love of another human being the raising of a family or personal growth.

— Samuel Branden

In my opinion, anyone who says they have no anxiety at all over experiencing their own physical death is not in touch with their humanity”.~R. Alan Woods [2012]

— R. Alan Woods, The Journey Is The Destination: A Photo Journal

The same way that a tiny thought in our childhood can manifest thirty years later as an anxiety disorder, one tiny thought right now can manifest just six months from now as unconditional love and unshakable happiness.

— Vironika Tugaleva

Essentially, almost all humans are born with a fear of the unknown. It casts a pall of anxiety which pushes us into the arms of religions and soothsayers and their made-up answers.

— Mario Stinger

Uncommon anxiety came to us in common hours when other people were doing mundane things like taking out the trash or checking their phones. But there was nothing to be done for this. We couldn’t change who we were or what had happened.

— Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

I like to describe worry or anxiety as spending today trying to figure out tomorrow. Let’s learn to use the time God has given us for today!

— Joyce Meyer

Anxiety is essential to the human condition. The confrontation with anxiety can relieve us from boredom sharpen the sensitivity and assure the presence of tension that is necessary to preserve human existence.

— Rollo May

Every time you try to do something that anxiety wants to stop you from doing, you’ve struck a blow that will make the anxiety weaker.

— Jamie Blyth

I was most happy when pen and paper were taken from me and I was forbidden from doing anything. I had no anxiety about doing nothing by my own fault, my conscience was clear, and I was happy. This was when I was in prison.

— Daniil Kharms, Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings

The more honest you are, the more open, the less fear you will have, because there’s no anxiety about being exposed or revealed to others.

— Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

— Grenville Kleiser

It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.

— Sylvester Stallone

Anxiety is experiencing failure in advance. Tell yourself enough vivid stories about the worst possible outcome of your work and you’ll soon come to believe them. Worry is not preparation, and anxiety doesn’t make you better.

— Seth Godin