Anxiety Quotes


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.

Anxiety    Love    Saveing

After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.

Anxiety    Happiness    Love    Torment

Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

To hear the phrase "our only hope" always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn't work, there is nothing left.

The Blank Book

Lemony Snicket

The Blank Book

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

Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest

The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.

Anxiety    Prayer    Worry    Worship

Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems

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

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.

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.

Anxiety    Fear    Health    Inspirational    Motivational    Poison    Stress

Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.

Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.

I've spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won't leave, and fearing that it's a matter of time before they figure me out and go.

Anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.

Anxiety    Humor    Simile

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.

Life is like a game of chess.
To win you have to make a move.
Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT
and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are
acculated along the way.
We become each and every piece within the game called life!

It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.

A coward talks to everyone but YOU.

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.

Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.

Anxiety    Dreams    Fear    Horror    Memories    Nightmares

But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window--maybe rearrange all the furniture.

Anxiety    Crazy    Excitement    Fireworks    Hyper    Life    Wild

The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.

Confessiones

Augustine of Hippo

Confessiones

It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.

In an era of stress and anxiety, when the present seems unstable and the future unlikely, the natural response is to retreat and withdraw from reality, taking recourse either in fantasies of the future or in modified visions of a half-imagined past.

Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals.

Anxiety    Attention    Focus    Worry

The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.

Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: 'Better an end with terror than a terror without end.

The Art of Dying

Robert E. Neale

The Art of Dying

How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, "Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?" To which the man responded, "That's your worry.

Anxiety    Humor    Story    Worry

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don't agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ

Life is like a sandwich!
Birth as one slice,
and death as the other.
What you put in-between
the slices is up to you.
Is your sandwich tasty or sour?
Allan Rufus.org

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

Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.

I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.

Anna funder    Anxiety    Calm    Freedom    Gdr    Germany    Purpose    Rhymn    Trains

Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love. (9)

Anxiety    Love    Others    Ourselves    Pain    Problems    Stress    World    Worthiness

Excessive caution destroys the soul and the heart, because living is an act of courage, and an act of courage is always an act of love.

The suspense: the fearful, acute suspense: of standing idly by while the life of one we dearly love, is trembling in the balance; the racking thoughts that crowd upon the mind, and make the heart beat violently, and the breath come thick, by the force of the images they conjure up before it; the desperate anxiety
to be doing something
to relieve the pain, or lessen the danger, which we have no power to alleviate; the sinking of soul and spirit, which the sad remembrance of our helplessness produces; what tortures can equal these; what reflections of endeavours can, in the full tide and fever of the time, allay them!

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power.

Anxiety    God    Meditate    Meditation    Meditations quotes    Om    Prayer    Silence

‎I have panicked unnecessarily in all four corners of the globe.

Arrogance is someone claiming to have come to Christ, but they won't spend more than five minutes listening to your journey because they are more concerned about their own well being, rather than being a true disciple of Christ. Blessed is the person that takes the time to heal and hear another person so they can move on.

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

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.

Anxiety    Class    Irrationality    Nirvana    Reason    Society    Struggle    Utopia

There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.

Anxiety    Faith    Fears    Focus    Perspective    Suspense

There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.

Anxiety    Faith    Fears    Focus    Perspective    Suspense

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

Anxiety    Belief    Faith    Lack of faith    Miracles    Quotes    Stress    Worry

Half of the time, the Holy Ghost tries to warn us about certain people that come into our life. The other half of the time he tries to tell us that the sick feeling we get in a situation is not the other person’s fault, rather it is our own hang-ups. A life filled with bias, hatred, judgment, insecurity, fear, delusion and self-righteousness can cloud the soul of anyone you meet. Our job is never to assume,instead it is to listen, communicate, ask questions then ask more, until we know the true depth of someone’s spirit.

I was in misery, and misery is the state of every soul overcome by friendship with mortal things and lacerated when they are lost. Then the soul becomes aware of the misery which is its actual condition even before it loses them.

Confessiones

Augustine of Hippo

Confessiones

I lay on my floor crying again… shaking. Searching for inner strength and coming up empty. My eyes burned and my mouth was dry as I sucked on air that seemed to keep getting thicker and harder to breathe. I tried to leave again, but ended up leaning my forehead against the door, feeling defeated and wishing the Grim Reaper would come for me in all his silky, black glory.

When your past shows up to haunt you, make sure it comes after supper so it doesn't ruin your whole day.

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