Quotation Explorer - 'Anxiety'

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
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
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic. - Anaïs Nin
And because his narrator was characterized above all by his anxiety regarding the disconnect between his internal experience and his social self-presentation, the more intensely the author worried about distinguishing himself from the narrator, the more he felt he had become him. - Ben Lerner
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
Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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
No amount of regret can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future. - Karen Salmansohn
ANXIETY i will transform you into something useful and productive. I will not bow down to you. ~THE END - Jaeda DeWalt
Free your hearts of anxiety, pain and anger, to have peace within your heart and soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Anxiety is a sign that you have made up a story contrary to reality. Love does not fear. - Alan Cohen
A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter. - Alan W. Watts
Tranquility is a Choice. So is Anxiety. The entire world around us may be in Turmoil. But if we want to be Peaceful within, WE CAN.- - RVM
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. - Demosthenes
A curious part of the human psyche is that the moment that a person presumed to be in danger is discovered to be safe, everyone's anxiety turns into anger. - Monica Fairview
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools! - Marshall McLuhan
Depression is state of deep anxiety. It is better to pray about everything than worry about nothing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Anxiety is nothing more than prolonged fear. It comes with prolonged chemical release that does incalculable damage to your neurons over time. - Toni Sorenson
Life...as God intended it enables us to live above the drag of fear, superstition, shame, pessimism, guilt, anxiety, worry, and all the negativity that keeps people from seizing each day as a gift from Him. - Charles R. Swindoll
...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
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. - Plato
The surest antidote for anxiety is to always do your best and have complete trust in God. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry. But in truth, they are what cause anxiety. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I think ‘slow writing’ is the answer when the feeling of burn out threatens, something akin to the ‘slow food’ movement. Anxiety and panic are counterproductive to the creative process. - Rosaleen Love
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
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
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. - Henry Ward Beecher
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
What is Poverty? A hateful good; a mother of health; a putting away of cares; a discoverer of wisdom; business without injury; ownership without calumny; happiness without anxiety. - Secundus the Silent
...co-rumination: the problem of talking too much about anything. Specifically,... when girls rehash their problems excessively, it leads to depression, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness. - Levine, Irene S.
Anxiety, in short, is a conscious feeling. It can arise in a bottom-up way, driven by activity in defensive circuits or from higher processes that conceptualize worry, either about an uncertain future or about existence itself. - Joseph E. Ledoux
Math anxiety is worst than a regular check up at the dentist. - Charmaine J. Forde
Happiness lies in simplicityComplexity brings anxiety. - Debasish Mridha
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
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
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. - Brian Adams
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Fill your mind with thoughts of calmness and happiness; there will be no room for anxiety. - Debasish Mridha
Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are. - Stefan Molyneux
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invated by worry, fret and anxiety. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If words come upon our minds, we should express them in order to free ourselves from high anxiety. - Saaif Alam
Some part of me can't wait to see what life's going to come up with next! Anticipation without the usual anxiety. And underneath it all is the feeling that we both belong here, just as we are, right now. - Alexander Shulgin
Okay, I’ll just jump right out and say it. I have anxiety issues. - Shannon Celebi
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
Anxiety is interest paid on trouble before it is due.
Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around. - Richelle E. Goodrich
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
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
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. - Robert Burton
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
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
Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being. - Walter Brueggemann
Anxiety is who people want you to be. Calm is who you are. - Maria Dorfner
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
Urgency fills our life with stress and anxiety. but slowness, simplicity, and love fill our life with beauty and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
A writer's duty is to draw a picture that expresses more inner beauty, deeper anxiety, and more complex tragedy than a real character ever can. - Debasish Mridha
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
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
Anxiety swarms in the heart like worms infect the whole body. - Debasish Mridha
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
I watch worry and anxiety being pandered to through technology which is neutral. - Brian Richardson
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
Oh! The blissful sounds of natureSink deep into your heartGive eternal joy,All anxiety melts away. - Balroop Singh
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
Anxiety does not take away stress; it just enhances it. If you accept changes with optimism and love, anxiety will melt away. - Debasish Mridha
Negativity is a debilitating disease. It is a slow and painful way to experience life. It attacks the immune system, creates anxiety, and can lead to loneliness and depression. Finding your inner harmony is the quickest way to alleviate the methodical destruction of this dark energy - Gary Hopkins
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
Sometimes the anxiety takes over and I can’t seem to fathom the love he gives me. - Dominic Riccitello
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. - Soren Kierkegaard
We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement. - L. M. Montgomery
Anxiety and stress derive from fear and self-doubt. - Debasish Mridha
For a storyteller, an open ending leaves much room for imagination; for the inquisitive reader, however, it is a source of great anxiety. - Joyce Rachelle
Anxiety is the price tag on human freedom - Louis Menand
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
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
When you work under the cloud of anxiety, the best strategy is to play it safe, because if (when!) it fails, you’ll be blameless. - Seth Godin
Anxiety is the monster that resides within. - Karon Waddell
Be kind to yourself. Remember that when you abuse yourself, you will experience the anger, regret, and apathy of the bully as well as the depression, anxiety, and insecurity of the victim. Whatever you do, be kind to yourself. - Vironika Tugaleva
I don’t want content. I want slight fear. Anxiety. I want a longing devotion for a twist of absence. The feeling of complete isn’t quite pleasing. - Dominic Riccitello
I like to read and write because it is the ONLY thing that takes my mind off of the real world and my spinning worries. It is a time I can be free of anxiety, worry, and stress. When my life gets hectic I HAVE to read and write or I'll drown. - Shandy L. Kurth
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. - Aesop
The Anxiety of Sunday afternoon: your unlived lives and infinite possibility pressing upon the constraints of reality. - Alain de Botton
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
God has an amazing plan for your life and what you're going through now is a part of it! Whether you're suffering with depression, anxiety or just going through a difficult time, it's for the best! God will use your past to help people in the future! - Jacob Bowen
Don't let anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses ruin your life, be brave and face the day ahead of you - Raven San Jose
Enjoy the beauty of simplicity and slowness of life, let go of urgency, stress, and anxiety of life. - Debasish Mridha
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
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
To conquer anxiety, love everything and fear nothing. - Debasish Mridha
If a goal is only success oriented and not happiness oriented, then it will fill your life with stress, anxiety, and frustration. - Debasish Mridha
for to have a deep attachment for a person (or a place or thing) is to have taken them as the terminating object of our instinctual responses."Separation anxiety. International Journal of Psycho-Analysts, XLI, 1-25 (1959( - John Bowlby
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
Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person's capacity to act. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. - Kahlil Gibran
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
To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self.... And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self. - Søren Kierkegaard
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. - Ovid
Though it may feel otherwise, enjoying life is no more dangerous than apprehending it with continuous anxiety and gloom. - Alain de Botton
Vision is purpose, and when your purpose is clear so are your life choices. Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety, no doubt-just absolute confidence.
Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Denison Prentice
If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. - Brené Brown
Has someone or something pushed your anxiety button? Answer it with prayer! - Evinda Lepins
Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity - T.S. Eliot
We live in the hope that life will be different. Just a little more substance perhaps in the intrinsic frailty of the days. Such resignation frightens me. Between gunshots I get drunk. In secret, all knowledge becomes anxiety. - Floriano Martins
Depression is state of deep anxiety. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Anxiety can make anybody act nasty, big or small. You will be tested for your strength, and if you are seen as too weak, you will sometimes be treated abusively, discarded and avoided. I'm not saying that this should happen. I'm simply describing human beings as they are. - Cory Duchesne
Tranquility is a Choice. So is Anxiety. The entire world around us may be in Turmoil. But if we want to be Peaceful within, WE CAN. - RVM
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