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180 Gentle Quotes About Nervousness To Decrease Anxiety And Bring A Sense Of Calm

"You Don't Have To See The Whole Staircase, Just Take The First Step." — Martin Luther King

Nervousness is something that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. It's a feeling of unease or anxiety that can arise in various situations, from speaking in public to meeting new people.

Despite being a natural human response to certain situations, nervousness can be debilitating and can hinder our ability to perform to our fullest potential.

In this blog post, I want to share my personal experiences with nervousness and some techniques that have helped me overcome it.

One of the most common situations that make me nervous is public speaking. Whenever I have to give a presentation or speak in front of a group of people, my heart races, my palms sweat, and my mind goes blank.

It's as if all the information that I had prepared just vanishes from my memory. However, over time, I have learned that preparation is key to overcoming nervousness in such situations.

By preparing well and practicing my presentation multiple times, I can build my confidence and feel more comfortable when the time comes to speak.

Another situation that can make me nervous is meeting new people, especially in a social setting.

I often worry about making a good impression and saying the right things, which can lead to me feeling self-conscious and anxious.

To overcome this, I try to remind myself that most people are friendly and open to meeting new people.

By taking a deep breath and introducing myself, I can start a conversation and get to know someone new.

I have also found that asking questions and showing a genuine interest in the other person can help me feel more at ease and confident in social situations.

In addition to these techniques, I have also found that mindfulness practices can help me manage my nervousness.

Meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are all practices that have helped me to calm my mind and focus on the present moment.

By taking a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness, I have been able to reduce my overall anxiety levels and feel more grounded and centered.

Nervousness is a natural human response to certain situations, but it can be managed and overcome with the right techniques and mindset.

By preparing well, reminding ourselves that most people are friendly and open, and practicing mindfulness, we can reduce our anxiety levels and feel more confident in challenging situations.

It's important to remember that nervousness is not a weakness but a normal part of the human experience. By acknowledging and accepting our nervousness, we can learn to manage it and use it to our advantage.

Nervous Quotes To Make You Feel Calm

1. "I think Hannah gets nervous just like any other person would. She’s like a dork, personally. She’s just really, really fun.” - Miley Cyrus

2. “I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.” - Catherine Deneuve

3. “I feel passionately about how I express myself. Language is the greatest motivating force. You can phrase something positively and inspire people to do their best, or negatively and make them feel worried, uncertain, and self-conscious. You can talk at a fast pace and people will get nervous, feel afraid to bring up extraneous thoughts. But those are the very thoughts that might be most important! They might represent that person’s best thinking. If you’re rushed, you’re simply not going to get at that extra level of thinking.” - Frances Hesselbein

4. “I tend to get very nervous before the first races of the year. It takes you a bit of time to get into the season.” - Alistair Brownlee

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5. “God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.” - Alfred Korzybski

6. “There is still such a thing as subversive. Subversive makes hip people nervous. It’s something new that scares you in a good way. I mean, subversive to me is a compliment. Subversive is something that influences people to do something against society that they haven’t thought of before.” - John Waters

7. “The first time I played the Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.” - Chi Chi Rodriguez

8. “One of the reasons I think people are increasingly nervous about U.S. debt is because they think that we are not actually digging ourselves out of the hole, but instead are digging ourselves into a deeper and deeper hole and will not be able to pay it back because we’re not actually creating the new technologies that will enable us to pay back and the money somehow is not really being invested in the future or in progress.” - Peter Thiel

9. “The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.” - William Bolitho

10. “Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.” - Marquis de Sad

11. “I’m not big with an audience; I get very nervous.” - Sherilyn Fenn

12. “A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.” - Art Buchwald

13. “I’m nervous whenever I perform.” - Adele

14. “If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.” - Haile Gebrselassie

15. “I’m very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That’s my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that’s in real womanlike situations, where it’s romanticized, I’m a little nervous about it.” - Kristen Bell

16. “I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be when I started.” - Todd Barry

17. “Insecure managers create complexity. Frightened, nervous managers use thick convoluted planning books and busy slides filled with everything they’ve known since childhood……. They worry that if they’re simple, people will think they’re simple minded. In reality, of course, it’s just the reverse. Clear, tough minded people are the most simple.” - Jack Welch

18. “Everything makes me nervous – except making films.” - Elizabeth Taylor

19. “Only when you’re nervous do you get nasty.” - Deborah Grey

20. “I get so nervous on stage I can’t help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it’s pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I’m going to be able to deliver.” - Adele

21. “I get more anxious than nervous before a concert.” - Miley Cyrus

22. “Because I’ve always been a fairly nervous person.” - David Sedaris

23. “Being nervous isn’t bad. It just means something important is happening.” - Michael Jordan

24. “I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care.” - Beyonce Knowles

25. “But that day I was anxious. I was nervous and worried, uneasy and distracted. I paced around and never felt settled. I didn’t care for the sensation, yet I realized it was possibly a natural progression of my evolving soul, and therefore I tried my best to embrace it.” - Garth Stein

26. “When the Special Theory of Relativity began to germinate in me, I was visited by all sorts of nervous conflicts… I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.” - Albert Einstein

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27. “Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.” - Andrea Gibson

28. “Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty.” - Jaden Smith

29. “It is a curious fact about British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively less nervous; when it is imminent they are fierce when it is mortal they are fearless.” - Winston Churchill

30. “The weird thing is, I used to skate in front of, like, 5,000 people and I was never nervous, but the first time I got on stage, there were four people there and I vomited.” - Albert Hammond, Jr.


31. “When I do these interviews, I get really nervous. And when I get nervous, it comes off as mellow for some reason.” - Jack Johnson

32. “I love to be nervous before a scene.” - Kim Basinger

33. “Studies have shown that the terms girl and lady have pejorative connotations: They conjure images of someone weaker and lazier; someone more nervous, afraid, dependent, immature, and inconsiderate; someone less sexy, intelligent, and certainly less charismatic than ‘woman.’ Indeed, the term woman is overwhelmingly interpreted as more favorable and is most often used to describe adult females who deserve respect.” - Pat Heim

34. “If you’re not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don’t have the expectations of yourself that you should have.” ~ Hale Irwin”If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.” - Miguel Cabrera

35. “The hallucinogenic world, in environmental terms, can be considered as a forlorn effort of man to match the speed of power of his extended nervous system (which we call the “electronic world”) by intensifying the activity of his inner nervous system.” - Marshall McLuhan

36. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” - Bertrand Russell

37. “I get very nervous around famous people and I get nervous around beautiful women.” - Liev Schreiber

38. “We are the kind of people who obsess over one word… but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour.” - Amy Tan

39. “In fact we do not try to picture the afterlife, nor is it our selves in our nervous tics and optical flecks that we wish to perpetuate; it is the self as the window on the world that we can’t bear to thinkof shutting. My mind when I was a boy of ten or eleven sent up its silent scream at the thought of future aeons — at the thought of the cosmic party going on without me. The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise of the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.” - John Updike

40. “I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.” - John F. Kennedy

41. “It’s unthinkable not to love – you’d have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you’d have to be Philip Larkin.” - Lawrence Durrell , Nervous quotes love

42. “Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.” - Adriana Lima

43. “I have to learn from Sehwag how to play in the nervous 90’s” - Sachin Tendulkar

44. “It’s funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers.” - Julie Benz

45. “If I didn’t think, I’d be much happier; if I didn’t have any sex organs, I wouldn’t waver on the brink of nervous emotion and tears all the time.” - Sylvia Plath

46. ““Rednecks” always made me nervous to play, but I’m glad I wrote it and I continue to play it. It’s just that the language is so rough.” - Randy Newman

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47. “If people want to invade your privacy, they want to invade your privacy. I find it chilling, and I find it awful, and it makes me really nervous. It hasn’t happened to me much, but when you have a taste of it, it’s bitter.” - Ruth Negga

48. “My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.” - Paul Cezanne

49. “A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.” - Earl Wilson

50. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” - Maya Angelou

51. “I get nervous around girls for the first time. Once I’m in, I can take the reins and go. It’s just the initial approach I’m really bad at.” - Jensen Ackles

52. “There are few states, I suppose, which exact so severe a toll from one’s nervous system as the anticipation of calamity.” - Sax Rohmer

53. “My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.” - Timothy Leary

54. “Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing.” - Taryne Mowatt

55. “I hate auditioning; it makes me more nervous than anything ever, and I always feel like I wasted my time and I could have been creating my own thing. With the Internet, you have so much freedom that ‘gatekeepers’ make me terrified.” - Grace Helbig

56. “On Sunday morning, I’m not nervous… I can’t wait to tell what God wants me to say.” - Charles Stanley

57. “The knocking out of a pipe can be made almost as important as the smoking of it, especially if there are nervous people in the room. A good, smart knock of a pipe against a tin wastebasket and you will have a neurasthenic out of his chair and into the window sash in no time.” - Robert Benchley

58. “I was very nervous about going up to teach at Stanford and very nervous even about going to ARPA.” - Vinton Cerf

59. “In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.” - Carl Rogers

60. “The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.” - Shana Alexander


61. “Of all the creative acts performed by the artist, the most directly legible is drawing… it is the act that is most directly and spontaneously governed by his nervous and muscular system.” - Rene Huyghe

62. “Sometimes when you’re just thrown into something, you are more ready for it than when you have time to think it over and get nervous about it.” ~ Lara Flynn Boyle”I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I’m nervous I know I’m going to have a good show.” - Beyonce Knowles

63. “The public, as a whole, does not demand or appreciate the pure expression of beauty. Its cultured members expect to find in poetry, if anything, repose from material and nervous anxiety; an apt or chiseled phrase strokes the appetites and tickles the imagination. The more general public merely enjoys its platitudes and truisms jerked on to the understanding in line and rhyme; truth put into meter sounds overwhelmingly true.” - Harold Monro

64. “I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I’m nervous.” - Jamie Oliver

65. "A nervous window bled.” - Allen Tate

66. “I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.” - Peter Kay

67. “I’m a former skydiver, I jumped out of all kinds of things including a hot air balloon. Ironically, once I started skydiving, I felt nervous not having my rig on in case the plane went down because I wasn’t used to landing.” - Carlos Alazraqui

68. “When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I’d be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do.” - Gabriela Sabatini

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69. “I don’t like the country. The crickets make me nervous.” - Budd Schulberg

70. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” - Cheryl Strayed

71. “Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We’re not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.” - David Foreman

72. “I think women are usually a little bit nervous about wearing white denim. There are rules associated, body issues, all of those things.” - Brad Goreski

73. “There were two auditions for The Social Network, one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?” - Armie Hammer

74. “Today’s a perfect day for a whole new start. Let go of fear and free your mind. It’s time to open your heart.” - Chris Butler

75. “I’m always nervous doing auditions – to be honest, I hate it. I always envy the actors who are so cool and cold-blooded when they go in for an audition, especially if it’s for a part that you would really love to play.” - Daniel Bruhl

76. “I have learned from the first Olympics, of course. When I went to my first Olympic Games, I experienced all of the pressure and was able to win the gold medal. I try not to feel the pressure, and I try not to be nervous when I am on the ice and when I compete.” - Yuna , I am nervous quotes

77. “I was shy and a hard worker, so acting was a way to focus whatever nervous energy I was experiencing onto a goal.” - Deborah Ann Woll

78. “When you audition for shows in Hollywood, you go in, you do your scene, maybe you get an adjustment. It’s sort of easy, and a lot of times it just feels sort of rote and simple. Whereas when you go to New York and you audition for plays, you walk out sweaty and intimidated and nervous and doubting yourself as an actor.” - Ben Feldman

79. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

80. “Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.” - Heather Stillufsen

81. “I auditioned for Jake in Progress, and I was nervous because I had a big crush on John Stamos. I was totally thrown off and couldnt remember my lines.” - Mircea Monroe

82. “When the Lord fights the battles of the saints, he does it so effectually that nobody gets nervous but the enemy” - Brigham Young

83. “Some days, doing ‘the best we can’ may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect—on any front—and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.” - Fred Rogers

84. “I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake.” - Wesley Snipes

85. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.” - Etty Hillesum

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86. “I just don’t want to repeat the same thing over and over again, so I’m always looking for something that’s going to be challenging and make me nervous every time I start a project.” - Logan Lerman

87. “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

88. “I had kissed a girl in the second season of ‘Community,’ but that was my first time kissing a girl ever, and I was so nervous, I almost knocked Brit Marling’s teeth out.” - Gillian Jacobs

89. “I’m a very law-abiding citizen, and I’ve never consciously broken any law. I get nervous just jaywalking in Los Angeles!” - Gillian Jacobs

90. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.” - Charlie Chaplin


91. “I’ve noticed that, while I can’t help but respect and sort of envy the moral nerve of people who truly do not care what others think of them, people like this also make me nervous, and I tend to do my admiring from a safe distance.” - David Foster

92. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” - Mary Hemingway

93. “Broadly speaking, nervous women may be divided into two classes – those who are really nervous, and those who imagine themselves to be so.” - Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

94. “I’m an incurable optimist and a go-getter – it’s in my nature to focus much more on what makes me happy than what makes me nervous.” - Demi Moore

95. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell

96. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” - Amit Ray


Nervous Quotes & Sayings To Lift Your Spirits

97. “His hands were tingling and he was sweating under falling snowflakes.” - David Rangel

98. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” - Frank A. Clark

99. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” - Lao Tzu

100. “Worry wasn’t an emotion to which he was particularly accustomed—and it worried him.” - Sol Luckman

101. “Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.” - Jacqueline Whitney

102. “I am not afraid to go in the forest; I am just nervous to see what is still in it .” - Benjamin ndayishimiye

103. “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

104. “The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

105. “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt

106. “The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.” - Charles Glassman

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107. “You're human, that's what I like about you. Well not that you're a human, well yes that you're human but that you're a girl human.” - Evelyn Smith

108. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” - Zig Ziglar

109. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” - Roy Bennett

110. “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” - Paulo Coelho

111. “You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you.” - Bianca Sparacino

112. “For one, dazzling, infinite moment, August felt like he was standing on a precipice, the end of one world and the beginning of another, a whisper and a bang.” - Victoria Schwab

113. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” - Deepak Chopra

114. “Nervousness made her feel nauseous, almost like she had two hearts frantically beating in her chest, instead of one.” - Caroline Hanson

115. “No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.” - Karen Salmansohn

116. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” - William S. Burroughs

117. “Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? ‘I’ll take care of it in a moment.’ Of course you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.” - Max Lucado

118. “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” - Henry David Thoreau

119. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” - Anonymous

120. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


121. “Relax; the world's not watching that closely. It's too busy contemplating itself in the mirror.” - Richelle E. Goodrich

122. “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” - Mandy Hale

123. “No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; But grateful take the good I find, The best of now and here.” - John G. Whittier

124. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”- William James

125. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” - Anonymous proverb

126. “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

127. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” - Charles Spurgeon

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128. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” - Robert Tew

129. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” - Jodi Picoult

130. “Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” - George Addair

131. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

132. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” - Steve Maraboli

133. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” - Dan Millman

134. “There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.” - attributed to Bernard-Paul Heroux

135. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” - Benjamin Franklin

136. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.” - Natalie Goldberg

137. “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” - Arthur Somers Roche

138. “Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

139. “When presented with a member of the opposite sex, some of us get numbers and some of us throw up.” - Daria Snadowsky

140. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” - Epictetus

141. “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

142. “When angry, count to 10 before you speak. If very angry, a hundred.” - Thomas Jefferson

143. “My anxiety doesn't come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” - Hugh Prather

144. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” - Walter Anderson

145. “Worry wastes time, envy wastes wealth.” - Amit Kalantri

146. “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.” - Anais Nin

147. “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” - Danielle LaPorte

148. “To be nervous is to lose half the battle; to be nervous is to burn mental energy to no useful purpose.” - Dada J. P. Vaswani

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149. “Performers should realize they not only have to prepare themselves for concert purposes as far as memorizing their programs goes, but for the business of just walking out before the people …. It is important to play before an imaginary audience too. Before I play in public I very often play a program three or four times as though I were seated before a actual audience.” - Leonard Rose

150. “I could see he was nervous; at least, I thought I could, but then it struck me how little I know of him, or of Topaz or Rose or anyone in the world, really, except myself.” - Dodie Smith


151. “It’s not time to worry yet.” - Harper Lee

152. “All things come to him who waits, and among them is that unpleasant sensation of a cold hand upon the portion of the body which lies behind the third waistcoat button.” - P.G. Wodehouse

153. "We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie." - David Mamet

154. "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King

155. “These are icebreakers. You’re not supposed to break the ice, you’re just supposed to coat your voice with as many layers of confidence as possible so that they don’t hear your voice shake when it’s your turn to speak. Idiot.” - Karl Kristian Flores

156. “It's okay to have butterflies, you just have to tell them to fly into formation.” - Richard Endres

157. “When walking into a room, worry not. Everyone else is afraid. People are scared of people who are scared of people.” - Karl Kristian Flores

158. “Nervousness always provokes mistakes, and mistakes lead to easy convictions.” - S.R. Ford

159. “Limbic consonance is the little-known process through which the mood of a room changes when a happy or nervous person walks in.” - Douglas Rushkoff

160. “Parliament will also struggle with Shakespeare. Rappers stutter too when they flirt. The palms of poised politicians sweat. Police officers fart. Princesses get wedgies. Royal Guards had to keep from laughing. The last rep in the gym will make any arm shake. Presidents had to apply. Rome fell.” - Karl Kristian Flores

161. “Many people would have to hang by their teeth from a frayed cord suspended by a paper clip from a leaking hot air balloon over the Grand Canyon in order to feel what I feel standing on the third step of a stepladder trying to put millet in the bird feeder.” - Ursula K. Le Guin

162. “As the words tumble from her mouth, she looks down at her shoes, over my shoulder, toward the barista. Anywhere but at me. I don't mind. Annika's mannerisms are like slipping into a comfortable pair of shoes, and though I feel bad admitting it, even to myself, her nervousness has always made me feel at ease.” - Tracey Garvis Graves

163. “I thought if I didnt take a break, I would do something even worse. Like yell or hang up the phone.” - Stephen Chbosky

164. “The voices inside her head had awakened from their peace as they hissed in whisper through her ears. They slithered inside Sophia's mind and through her thoughts, entrancing her under a spell of anxiety, spilling all of her worries that she had stored away.” - Arti Manani

165. “When I don't know what I'm doing, I look like I don't know what I'm doing. When I'm excited or nervous, I look excited or nervous. And when I am lost, which is frequently, I look lost.” - Elizabeth Gilbert

166. “Going on stage always felt like being shot out of a cannon. My stomach would tighten as I got closer to the backstage area. You wondered why you put yourself through all the stress. Then BOOM! You're on, adrenalin pumping, and thinking: "THIS is why I do it!” - Stewart Stafford

167. “You're making me nervous by being so weird. But your weirdness is what I like about you.” - Jaclyn Moriarty

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168. “I feel as though I can chew up nails and spit out a barbed wire fence.” - Khloe Beutler

169. “I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.” - John Green

170. “Confidence is what we get when we take fear, face it and replace it.” - Tim Fargo

171. “But the things that make other people nervous have never scared me. I'm not afraid of men in golf carts or horror movies or roller coasters. I didn't know precisely what I was afraid of, but it wasn't this.” - John Green

172. “Worry is my worst enemy... an enemy I unleash upon myself.” - Terri Guillemets

173. “He lifted his hand to knock, but then he stopped. He could go neither forward nor back, so he simply stayed that way—hand frozen in the air.” - Anne Ursu

174. “She was white, wore perfume and smiled openly with the Negro customers, so I knew she was sophisticated. Other people's sophistication tended to make me nervous and I stayed shy of Louise.” - Maya Angelou

175. “To show his nervousness was not shameful; only to admit it.” - Ernest Hemingway

176. “Be completely sincere in love; don’t love just because you want to fill a void or gratify a desire. Love, because you are convinced that your feelings are true.” - Michael Bassey Johnson

177. “It is perhaps symbolic of power, Anand mused, that nervousness trails confidence like a shadow. You do something that you think is right, but the very next moment you are no longer sure. A host of critics assail you at once. They believe that you can't do anything right anyway, whatever you do. You end up with more doubts. Until you lose your sensitivity and persuade yourself that you're always right, whatever you do.” - P.V. Narasimha Rao

178. “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” - Wayne Dyer

179. "No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself." - Virginia Woolf

180. “The silence was worse than the gunshots. The wait worse than the confusion. The forebode worse than any danger.” - Willowy Whisper


What Are Quotes And How Can They Help Us Improve Our Life?

Quotes are short, memorable phrases that convey powerful ideas or emotions. They are often used to inspire, motivate, or provide guidance in our lives.

Quotes can come from a variety of sources, including famous figures, books, movies, and songs.

One of the ways that quotes help me improve my life is by providing me with a new perspective or a fresh outlook on a particular situation.

They can offer a different way of thinking about things, which helps me to approach challenges in a more positive and constructive way.

In addition, quotes can also serve as reminders of our goals and values, and help us to stay focused and motivated.

They can be particularly useful during difficult times, providing us with the inspiration and encouragement we need to keep going.

Overall, quotes are a powerful tool for personal growth and self-improvement. By reflecting on the wisdom and insights they offer, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us, and ultimately live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

What Are Quotes About Nervousness And How Can They Help Us Make Positive Change In Our Life?

Quotes about nervousness can be incredibly helpful in managing and overcoming this feeling.

When I read a quote about nervousness, it can provide me with a new perspective on the emotion and remind me that it's not something to be ashamed of.

Instead, nervousness is a normal part of the human experience, and it can even be a sign that I'm pushing myself outside of my comfort zone.

These quotes can also inspire me to approach challenging situations with courage and confidence.

They can help me to shift my focus from my fears and anxieties to my strengths and abilities, empowering me to take action and make positive changes in my life.

Overall, quotes about nervousness can be a powerful tool for personal growth and self-improvement.

By reflecting on their wisdom and insights, I can gain a deeper understanding of myself and the world around me, and ultimately live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Next Steps - How To Incorporate Quotes About Nervousness Into Your Life

  1. Write Down Quotes That Resonate with me and keep them in a journal or on sticky notes in my workspace.
  2. Repeat Quotes To Myself when I'm feeling nervous or anxious, taking a moment to really internalize their message.
  3. Share Quotes with friends or family members who might be going through a similar experience, offering encouragement and support.
  4. Use Quotes As Inspiration for personal growth and self-improvement, setting goals and working towards becoming more confident and resilient.
  5. Create Visual Reminders Of Quotes, such as artwork or posters, that I can display in my home or workspace to serve as a daily reminder of their wisdom and inspiration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Quotes About Nervousness?

Quotes about nervousness are short phrases or sayings that provide inspiration and encouragement for those who struggle with anxiety or nervousness. They can offer a new perspective on this common emotion and help individuals manage and overcome their fears.

Where Can I Find Quotes About Nervousness?

Quotes about nervousness can be found in a variety of places, including books, websites, and social media platforms. Many inspirational speakers and writers have shared their wisdom on this topic, so there's no shortage of inspiring quotes to choose from.

How Can Quotes About Nervousness Help Me?

Quotes about nervousness can provide motivation and encouragement, reminding individuals that nervousness is a normal part of the human experience and that they have the power to overcome their fears.

By internalizing the wisdom and inspiration of these quotes, individuals can manage their anxiety more effectively and approach challenging situations with confidence and grace.

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