Quotations on Anxiety

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My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

Now is the age of anxiety.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Age, Anxiety, Now)

Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Business, Life, Men, Anxiety, Career, Order, Years)

Gather experience... Look at what you should not look at. A feeling of anxiety is the sure and certain evidence that you should do this.
- Clive Barker
(Keywords: Experience, Anxiety, Feeling)

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
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Possibility, Anxiety, Bombs, Chance, Inequality)

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Faith, Anxiety, Tomorrow)

There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us.
- Maria Bello
(Keywords: Character, Actor, Anxiety, Rest)

If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Work, People, Negative, Anxiety, Will)

When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Time, People, Anxiety, Curiosity, First, Shakespeare, Sight, Talk)

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 Browning
(Keywords: Men, Anxiety, Birds, Dogs, Labor)

I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: Leadership, Power, Fear, Anxiety, Democrats, World)

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
(Keywords: Men, Anxiety, Birds, Dogs, Labor)

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
(Keywords: Food, Anxiety, Eating)

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Soul, Anxiety, Beginning, Conscience, Innocence)

Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)

It came home to me indelibly that I was never going to change anything in America by walking around carrying a sign. It was a great revelation. It saved me a lot of anxiety and a lot of wasted energy.
- Peter Coyote
(Keywords: Change, Home, America, Anxiety, Energy, Walking)

I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety.
- Carol Ann Duffy
(Keywords: Abuse, Anxiety, Now)

Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.
- Will Durst
(Keywords: Fear, Hope, Anxiety, Comedy, Contempt, Defiance, Laughter)

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
(Keywords: Anger, Fear, Anxiety, Stress, Talk, World)

I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.
- Albert Ellis
(Keywords: Love, Sex, People, Anxiety, Depression, Killing)

Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.
- William Falconer
(Keywords: People, Anxiety, Care, Freedom, Mind, Perfection)

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
(Keywords: Education, Women, Anxiety, Conviction, Girls, Present, Will)

I think there's an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen.
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Keywords: Life, Anxiety, Complaining, Past)

For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words.
- Ken Follett
(Keywords: Success, Anxiety, Care, Destiny, Suspense, Words)

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
- Sigmund Freud
(Keywords: Experience, Act, Anxiety, First)

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
(Keywords: People, Americans, Anxiety, Automobiles, College, University, World)

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
(Keywords: Death, Life, Anxiety, Will)

What I wasn't prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me. I wasn't prepared for the initial feeling of I don't want to have to do that again. I was scared.
- Mariel Hemingway
(Keywords: Feelings, Anxiety, Want)

I had a lot of time to think, and that is not good for your mind. And when it actually happened, it was not so much a celebration but the relief. It was an exorcism anxiety. After each race there is a procedure in which you get taken off to the podium and the TV interviews.
- Damon Hill
(Keywords: Time, Anxiety, Mind, Race)

He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions.
- James Hogg
(Keywords: Life, Anxiety, Duty, Forget, Old, Sheep)

With the coming of radio as a mass medium, suddenly the world changed. It became about, 'can this leader project emotional connection through the way he speaks on the radio?' And the anxiety about whether he could do that, we've inherited.
- Tom Hooper
(Keywords: Leader, Anxiety, Connection, Project, World)

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
(Keywords: Anger, Music, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Writing)

It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band.
- Jack Irons
(Keywords: Time, Anxiety, Beginnings, Disorder, Problems)

Even during the rationing period, during World War II, we didn't have the anxiety that we'd starve, because we grew our own potatoes, you know? And our own hogs, and our own cows and stuff, you know.
- James Earl Jones
(Keywords: War, Anxiety, Cows, World, World war)

A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
- Pauline Kael
(Keywords: Mistake, Anxiety, Judgment)

But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country - to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false.
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Keywords: Work, Anxiety, Being, Country, Friends, Hard work, Pretty, Worry)

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.
- Thomas Kempis
(Keywords: Peace, God, Anxiety, Confidence)

There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces.
- Charles Kennedy
(Keywords: Time, Anxiety, Contradiction, Country, Fire, Giving, Rest, Support, Voice)

The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Keywords: Lie, Fear, Anxiety, Daughters, May, Parents, Sons)

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
(Keywords: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
- Louis Kronenberger
(Keywords: People, Answers, Anxiety, Today, Want)

At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.
- Nigella Lawson
(Keywords: Life, Anxiety, Misery, Will)

I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety.
- Barry Levinson
(Keywords: Work, Anxiety, Brooks, Chance)

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.
- John Lubbock
(Keywords: People, Anxiety, Suffering, Worry)

My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention. Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Anxiety, Attention, Suicide)

And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them.
- Jane Mayer
(Keywords: People, Anxiety, Soldiers)

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.
- Marshall McLuhan
(Keywords: Age, Anxiety, Job, Result, Today, Tools, Trying, Yesterday)

Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
- Joe Moore
(Keywords: Death, Love, Money, Anxiety, Joy)

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
(Keywords: Art, Anxiety, Deep, Feeling)

I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
- George Murray
(Keywords: Performance, Anxiety, Suffering)



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