Best Quotes About Anxious

I am so anxious for you not to abdicate and I think the fact that you do is going to put me in the wrong light to the entire world because they will say that I could have prevented it. -Wallis Simpson

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today. -Lincoln Kirstein

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself. -Queen Victoria

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions. -Aristotle

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare. -Edmund Burke

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth. -Benjamin Disraeli

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. -James Allen

The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear. -Josh Billings

Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire – in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom? -Lord Byron

When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well, he is done for. -Benjamin Haydon

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. -Dean Acheson

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day. -Jesus Christ

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. -Luc de Clapiers

No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted. -Olive Schreiner

I'm not anxious to be anywhere other than where I am right now. -Amy Grant

If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path. -Marty Allen

Love is so holy, so confusing. It makes a man anxious, tormented. Love, how can I define it? -Gao Xingjian

We should be more anxious that our afflictions should benefit us than that they should be speedily removed from us. -Robert Hall

Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild, licentious characters. We didn't know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn. -Norman Rockwell

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

To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have. -Fiona Shaw

From that, I became very anxious to produce something of my own. -Jackie Cooper

The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to have a Catholic church in which everything is genuine and good, and not tawdry and ostentatious. -Giles Gilbert Scott

Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health? -Petrarch

I'm as anxious as any viewer would be to see what Temple is going to do next. All I know is that in the second half of the season, he's going to have more sexual tension developing. And it's a great cast – they're all Broadway actors except for me. I aspire to that. -Sean Patrick Thomas

I would like to remain an actress, but am very anxious to direct and produce. -Megan Gallagher

Our people are unemployed and anxious to work for the food which foreigners can give us. -Joseph Hume

I was bargaining for time away from Hollywood, and Columbia was bargaining for money. I got what I wanted and they got what they wanted. They knew I was so anxious to do Born Yesterday that I'd have done it for a dollar. They gave me the next best thing. -Judy Holliday

It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching. -Douglas Hurd

There are also just as many, if not more, women who are anxious to hold down the status quo. -Susie Bright

I get very anxious and am scared in crowds and things like that. -Daniel Johns

He also didn't like a lock of my hair and said that he couldn't get into the moment without the hair being just right. I quietly knew that he was anxious and that the hairdo wasn't the real issue. But we all let it go and came back to the scene sometime later. -Madeleine Stowe

So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosion – because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there's not very much you can do. -Sally Ride

The most anxious time was during launch, just because that is so dramatic. -Sally Ride

Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it. -Jacqueline Cochran

That's why I haven't been so anxious. But now, lots of people write and say, 'I want to find out what you're doing.' So I know that this book will enlighten them. -Ornette Coleman

The minute anyone's getting anxious I say, You must eat and you must sleep. They're the two vital elements for a healthy life. -Francesca Annis

Well, they know that I'm not very anxious to get into one hour again. -Charisma Carpenter

The doctors have given me a green light. They have said that my heart is significantly more efficient today than it was four months ago. And I am anxious to be the next president of the United States. -Bob Graham

The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality – not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate – is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts. -Oliver Joseph Lodge

It was one long, anxious, inexorable, eternal vigil. -Frank James

It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world. -Lester B. Pearson

I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could, in order to publicize the band. -Lawrence Welk

When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in movies I may have taken a few too soon, too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make another film and to succeed more. -Dabney Coleman

My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played. -James Nasmyth

I was sent to a school because my father was already aware that his days were numbered, and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education and follow in his footsteps. -Sigrid Undset

We're like old people now playing music. I'm so glad we stuck it out because it's a lot better. I used to feel kind of anxious. Now our apprenticeship is over. -Thurston Moore

I got so anxious sitting in the make-up chair for hours with my face covered. I had my doctor write a prescription for valium. I couldn't have done it without the pill. -Kim Hunter

I think writers are very anxious. -Helen Garner

Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result of many anxious awakenings during many nights. -A. E. van Vogt

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment. -Felix Adler

I love the walk although my security team weren't too sure to begin with but I was anxious to be able to lead a near normal life. Whilst walking I do get the chance to meet people and keep in touch. -David Blunkett

I have had the auditioning process go on for two weeks or three weeks. I am always incredibly anxious. The audition and the wait is definitely the hardest part for me. -Joe Lando

I can't recall too much about pitching, but I do remember that I was anxious to get it over with. I just wanted to get that first game over with and go from there. -Dennis Eckersley

Every view, and every object I studied attentively, by viewing them again and again on every side, for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination. -Karl Philipp Moritz

Naturally enough when I was a young dancer, I was terribly anxious to get ahead, and to get ahead quickly. I was impatient with all those older people who talked of the long grind to the top, who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do. -Anna Neagle

The pressure began to mount as I kept winning every time and people were anxious to see if I could be beaten. -Jahangir Khan

Have you heard of this new thing called the internet? It's giving people new expectations. It's allowing them to become their own expert. Knowledge lies anxious at their fingertips. Gloss over the truth in your advertising and you'll quickly be dismissed as a poser. -Roy H. Williams

And I think one way or another it's evident to those who work with me that as a writer, a director, a friend, as somebody's there that's very anxious to get the movie made. -Robert Towne

And political parties, overanxious for vote catching, become tolerant to intolerant groups. -Wendell Willkie

The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it. They were so anxious to find out what I was going to do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks. I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do, too. -Bill Veeck

There's always something about the Tonight Show that makes me a little bit anxious, nervous, excited. But it's good. It's good. It's been real good for me. It always has helped my career and Jay and all the people here have always been great. -Jon Secada

We are very anxious to bring the Jews of Morocco over and we are doing all we can to achieve this. But we cannot count on the Jews of Morocco alone to build the country, because they have not been educated for this. -Moshe Sharett

Love is full of anxious fears. -Ovid

If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious. -Mignon McLaughlin

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. -Dean Acheson

The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy. -Janet Street-Porter

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility. -Simone de Beauvoir

As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth. -Boris Pasternak

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

We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment. -Chanakya

If we are really anxious not to have nuclear weapons in Iran, the first thing is to call an international conference on abolishing all nuclear weapons, including Israeli nuclear weapons. -Bruce Kent

It took me a long time, but I don't feel as anxious about stupid things anymore – or perhaps they've just been replaced by more complicated stupid things. -Neil Finn

There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible. -Elizabeth I

Even cats grow lonely and anxious. -Mason Cooley

The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious, all those feelings about playing for the Jets again. If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here. -Vinny Testaverde

Today's gasoline prices are taking a severe toll on Americans' pocketbooks. Consumers are anxious. -Pete Domenici

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

I – it's simply not for me to evaluate an independent rating agency's processes. But I will say that there was reason to be anxious – absolute reason to be anxious. -Jay Carney

A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

I'm stoked because no one's really even seen Bo yet. It took me half the season to get used to not having a guitar wrapped around my neck. So I'm anxious for the fans to see what Bo's really about. -Bo Bice

I definitely had those moments, like any actor, when you get anxious and think, 'When am I going to work again?' But I would feel that way even when I had every offer in the world coming to me. Then I became a father and I felt a little more of the anxiety that came with the responsibility of being a parent. -Chris O'Donnell

I get anxious. That lovely Jewish guilt that comes with ancestry. -Maya Rudolph

Once you lose the weight, you're really anxious to eat healthy. -Etta James

I think players tend to get anxious if they've not really done things properly – like eating, resting or training. If you're fully prepared you've got nothing to worry about – it's just a game of football. -Roy Keane

I'm not anxious to starve myself. For me, it's not at all sexy to be ultra-thin. -Scarlett Johansson

Call me an over anxious, middle-class mum, but my eight-and-a-half-year old son looks very much, to me, like he's headed for a life of crime. -Arabella Weir

Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products, partly so they're rewarded for their success, partly so they can go on and do new things. -Bill Gates

I am always anxious to know what has happened while I've been asleep. -Christian Lacroix

Being anxious is the worst feeling in the world. -Enrique Iglesias

You know what it's like to feel anxious – it's horrible feeling anxious. It's stressful having that feeling, having butterflies in your stomach, even for a day, and you don't sleep at night. -Damian Lewis

I felt highly anxious in a way that I didn't think other children were. -Lena Dunham

I'm anxious to make another film. -William Shatner

Yeah. I do get incredibly anxious. Almost borderline panic attacks. -Julian Cope

I get anxious about a lot of things, that's the trouble. I get anxious about everything. I just can't stop thinking about things all the time. And here's the really destructive part – it's always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done. -Hugh Laurie

I love shooting, when the character is interesting and the script is interesting, but the research beforehand is really fun. The whole process makes me anxious and restless, and I have trouble sleeping, just trying to figure out the character. -Matt Damon

I almost feel more anxious lately about, 'Here's your opportunity, now you've got to make something of it.' -Chris Hemsworth

My wife, whenever I'd go off to work and I'd be kind of anxious, she'll say, 'Remember, have fun.' Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there's a lot of joy to be had wherever you are. -Jeff Bridges

My writing practice taught me the important thing is steadfastness. It's not necessarily discipline. Discipline can become a prison. When your spiritual practices become another thing for you to be anxious about, they've lost their usefulness. -Elizabeth Gilbert

Recently I was directing an episode of 'Glee' and I lost my cell phone – and I didn't have time to buy a new one for three weeks. Well, the first few days I was anxious as hell, suffered the delirium tremens, didn't think I could make it through, etc. Then something kind of curious happened – I began to feel great. -Eric Stoltz

As a teenager I was very anxious. I had a lot of energy and passion that I wanted to channel into creative things, and I always felt like I wasn't achieving enough. -Mia Wasikowska

Generally I can sleep any time, anywhere, any place, unless I'm anxious about work. I can get performance anxiety, so when I'm on tour it can be hard to sleep. -Natalie Imbruglia

I'm totally an anxious mess all the time. There's a constant dialogue going on in my brain, and it's just reminding me of all the failures that I have had, and all of the things I need to do, and all of the things I'm not doing good enough. -Aubrey Plaza

I'm in my best shape when I'm really anxious, because I have to get to the gym. Physically I'm in the best shape. -Vinny Guadagnino

My mom told me to do whatever I wanted to do and don't get too anxious about it. -David Giuntoli

I hate flying. I don't like planes. I get really anxious. -Lucy Hale

I came from an anxious, overly intense East Coast academic family. That was the way of our tribe. -Lev Grossman

You say something, things you would rather forget, and then they are out there. It makes me anxious and I don't know why people are interested in me anyway. If I had my way, I would rather exist in a little hole and not speak to anyone. -Sally Hawkins

The darkest period of my life, so far, arrived the summer I was pregnant with my eldest son. The future was growing in me with all of its terrifying unpredictability, and I found myself anxious, unable to work and woefully at sea. -Lauren Groff

I went into broadcast journalism. I loved every class I took, I just got anxious because I came to the realization that you're groomed in high school to get good SAT scores to get into a good college or else you're done for. -Chace Crawford

We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you're anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform. -Andrew J. Bernstein

I was a fan of Hitchcock, but more importantly than that, he is such an inscrutable man, and a very carefully inscrutable man. He apparently was blank-faced with a calm and controlled presence. I was immediately anxious and thought, 'How am I going to get behind that?' -Toby Jones

Usually when I take my films to festivals, I feel incredibly anxious about them. I wonder how it will be received, how the audience will react. I feel deeply responsible for them. -Abbas Kiarostami

I started blogging in 2006 when I had sold my first novel but it had not yet been published, in those anxious months in between while I learned the whole process. -Laini Taylor

I'm completely neurotic, totally anxious and high-strung all the time. -Taylor Momsen

I guess I was always a ham, and I was anxious to try doing different things. I started doing impressions to make friends at school. I would do them during recess. Maybe some of the kids thought I was being weird, but everyone seemed to have a good time. -Vesta Williams

I'm a light sleeper. I've never been one of those people who can put their head down and suddenly everything disappears. Nighttime is the time I get most scared, anxious or worried. In those darker moments before waking or sleeping is when I feel most, I don't know, I can turn on myself, and my imagination can take me dark places. -Florence Welch

The more anxious, isolated and time-deprived we are, the more likely we are to turn to paid personal services. To finance these extra services, we work longer hours. This leaves less time to spend with family, friends and neighbors; we become less likely to call on them for help, and they on us. -Arlie Russell Hochschild

And we're in the middle of a 'perfect storm.' These days, government social services are being bad-mouthed and defunded. The non-profit world is looking more and more like the for-profit world. The growing gap between rich and poor makes most of us very anxious about where we stand. -Arlie Russell Hochschild

There was a point in time where the thought of people even talking about me made me anxious. Physically. -Chris Ofili

Every single movie I go up for I'm just checking the phone to see if the e-mail's come in, to see if I got the part yet, which makes me more anxious. -Nat Wolff

A lot of people, for example, live an anxious life. They don't realize they have a super-high level of anxiety. So we're gonna work on really writing down how anxious you feel at the moment you wake up. There's nothing wrong with it; the point is you learn to evaluate yourself and regulate yourself. -Cesar Millan

The dog can only become what's in your bubble. The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You are the source, the feast of energy. If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you. If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you. -Cesar Millan

I do tend to be an anxious fellow, and I do tend to see the world as a little darker than perhaps it genuinely is, but I also do appreciate much more than a rosy scenario, I appreciate straight news. -David Rakoff

Everything I know I imagine everyone else knows as well. And then everything that everyone else knows I imagine they know on top of what I know, so I'm constantly anxious about what everyone else knows. -Scarlett Thomas

If you aren't having fun, if you aren't anxious to find out what happens next as you write, then not only will you run out of steam on the story, but you won't be able to entertain anyone else, either. -Tamora Pierce

Quite simply, if you're feeling anxious, angry, a sense of shame, whatever it is, breathe in and agree to touch or feel it. Breathing out, offer space and care to whatever's there. If there's blocking to touching it, emphasize the in-breath and stay embodied. -Tara Brach

Typically, when you have a depressed individual, they feel hopeless. They feel miserable. Their mind is racing, their heart is pounding. They feel anxious. They feel exhausted yet they can't sleep. -Dale Archer

The young among us are, as a general thing, allied to the world. But few maintain a special warfare against the internal foe. But few have an earnest, anxious desire to know and do the will of God. -Ellen G. White

I've realised I need a gnawing, nagging, anxious doubt when I wake at 4 A.M. -Catherine Tate

When I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, it was like saying I wanted to be an astronaut. Not because it was highfalutin' in any way – just because they didn't know anybody in that field. They were anxious of a profession they knew nothing about. -David Morrissey

I have developed my eye as a cinematographer through the craft of operating. When I am not operating, I am often anxious, uncertain, restless, sometimes irritable. When I am in the position of working with Steadicam or remote cameras, I fly with a broken wing. -Robert Richardson

Most people do surprisingly poorly when dealing with a relative who is hurting, depressed, or anxious – we get defensive and try to solve the problem rather than finding the truth in what the person is saying. -David D. Burns

A person who suffers from severe locomotor anxiety finds himself in an almost permanent state of mental tension. He wakes in the morning with the anxious expectation of having to go out somewhere in the course of the day. -Karl Abraham

Although the events we appear to perceive in dreams are illusory, our feelings in response to dream content are real. Indeed, most of the events we experience in dreams are real; when we experience feelings, say, anxiety or ecstasy, in dreams, we really do feel anxious or ecstatic at the time. -Stephen LaBerge

I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious. -Penelope Cruz

You have to rely on your preparation. You got to really be passionate and try to prepare more than anyone else, and put yourself in a position to succeed, and when the moment comes you got to enjoy, relax, breathe and rely on your preparation so that you can perform and not be anxious or filled with doubt. -Steve Nash

I am anxious to fix welfare. There has to be more training and child care. -Janet Yellen

If an employee told you he had the flu, you'd send him home. If an employee told you he was feeling anxious, you'd probably tell him to get back to work. But the emotion is just as contagious as a flu virus. -Chip Conley

As blue chips turn into penny stocks, Wall Street seems less like a symbol of America's macho capitalism and more like that famous Jane Austen character Mrs. Bennet, a flibbertigibbet always anxious about getting richer and her 'poor nerves.' -Maureen Dowd

I am always anxious. -Alain de Botton

I'm anxious about losing anonymity. -Brooke Smith

Being a father has fulfilled me in parts of my life that sustain me. It gives me a comfort and patience. All actors have this hole inside that they're trying to fill by performing. I'm anxious to keep creating, but I'm not so desperate any more because I have the love and support of my kids and wife. -John C. Reilly

If I feel anxious every time someone is staring at me, well, I can't control what they stare at, but my reaction is, I'm just not going to go outside the house. I'm going to stay in and chill. And when I do go out, I understand what comes along with that. -Tom Brady

One of the things psychologists used to say was that if you are depressed, anxious or angry, you couldn't be happy. Those were at opposite ends of a continuum. I believe that you can be suffering or have a mental illness and be happy – just not in the same moment that you're sad. -Martin Seligman

I think when I look out and I see there's so much negativity in the world and a lot of people are unhappy and a lot people are anxious, it just feels like that's one view of the world. But you don't have to always focus on that view of the world. -Chris Hardwick

Dread, which is closely related to fear, steals the ability to enjoy ordinary life and makes people anxious about the future. It keeps them from looking forward to the next day, the next month, or the next decade. -Joyce Meyer

I was passionate about soccer. I still am. Odd, though – playing soccer always made me much more anxious than playing tennis. On soccer days, I'd be out of bed by 6 in the morning, all nervous. But I was always calm when it was time for a tennis match. I still don't know why. -Rafael Nadal

Not being anxious requires a level of humility, doesn't it? It does, I think. It's not all about you. -Rupert Graves

I've gotten to work with amazing people. I would say usually we get to a point before we get into the studio where there isn't that sense of anxiety or nervousness of who they are because I don't think it would be as productive in the studio if that was the case. But maybe meeting someone like Neil Young for the first time made me anxious. -Rick Rubin

I'm anxious about work, the future, friendships, past relationships… I'm just one of those people that, whatever I'm doing, it's a big worry. -Conor McPherson

The Lord is anxious to lead us to the safety of higher ground, away from the path of physical and spiritual danger. His upward path will require us to climb. -Henry B. Eyring

With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: At first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood; your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look – for dizzier heights. -Nikola Tesla

I remember my first scene with Alan Rickman, and I was anxious because he is a slight 'method' actor; as soon as he is in his cloak, he walks and talks like Snape – it is quite terrifying. But I really wanted to talk to him because 'Robin Hood' was one of my favourite films. -Tom Felton

I have an odd theory on happiness, and it bothers people. My general theory is that happiness is a reward for an animal doing what it should be doing. So if a horse runs, it feels happy. Or if you are too thin, you can't be happy, because evolution wants you to be tense and anxious, trying to wake up in the morning looking for food. -James D. Watson

There are some professions that culturally and sociologically take a long time to change, and because of that, there's still sexism in comedy audiences. We shouldn't blame them: I do it too. A woman comes on, and I feel slightly anxious. I'm a woman in comedy, and I do that; I think everyone does. -Miranda Hart

Give a portion of your money to others. By releasing an anxious grasp on your money, you will open yourself to receive all that is meant to be yours. -Suze Orman

In the theatre, if you say 'Macbeth', all the actors will start looking very anxious. I'm so well-trained not to say it in the theatre that I can hardly say it in normal life. -Anna Chancellor

I was definitely not the kid that just wanted to be famous for no reason whatsoever and then happened to find comedy. Fame and all that stuff have always been slightly terrifying to me, and it makes me very anxious. -Bo Burnham

I think it would collapse my heart if I was super famous. I don't have the nerve for it, I'm too anxious. I don't know how you're not obsessed with how people perceive you, because they're real people, you know? You can convince yourself that they don't really know you, and that's true, but how can it not hurt your feelings? -Bo Burnham

The night before the Nobel announcement every year, I've gone to bed feeling quite anxious. I was optimistic, and also I knew it might never happen. -Randy Schekman

The undermining of the home and family is on the increase with the devil anxiously working to displace the father as the head of the home and create rebellion among the children. -Ezra Taft Benson

Let your minds be filled with the goal of being like the Lord, and you will crowd out depressing thoughts as you anxiously seek to know Him and do His will. -Ezra Taft Benson

Practically everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious, worried, nervous, afraid, uptight, or panicky. Often, anxiety is just a nuisance, but sometimes it can cripple you and prevent you from doing what you really want with your life. But I have some great news for you: You can change the way you feel. -David D. Burns

Even though my mom herself was anxious, I think she didn't know how to deal with it in her kid, and my dad just had no conception of what this was about, and sort of didn't even want to acknowledge it. -Scott Stossel

We need to know how we are feeling. Mindfully acknowledging our feelings serves as an 'emotional thermostat' that recalibrates our decision making. It's not that we can't be anxious, it's that we need to acknowledge to ourselves that we are. -Noreena Hertz

It is my opinion that Norman Rockwell and his ilk have done more to make already anxious people feel guilty than anyone else. -Laurie Colwin

When so-called child's play turns hostile, and a child becomes a victim, it is time to act. Victims of cyberbullying do not choose to participate. Rather than build character, bullying can cause children to become anxious, fearful, unhappy, and even cause them to be physically sick. -Linda Sanchez

Smaller families mean we have more time and money to lavish on each child. Parents are more anxious because small families give them less experience of parenting and put their genetic eggs in fewer baskets. -Carl Honore

I'm aware of my old plays and occasionally think about them, but I'm much more anxious about finding the next play. -Tom Stoppard

If we're honest, we all have some measure of wrong believing in our lives. If you don't believe this, all you need to do is ask yourself, 'Have I often felt anxious, worried, or fearful that the worst would happen to me and my loved ones?' -Joseph Prince

I think a lot of my fans are anxious for more than just my singles. They know I'm a dreamer. They know I'm someone who is real spiritual. I love to have fun, and I always have fun songs – songs you can party to. But I also always have songs you can live to, that when you're depressed, it may lift your spirits up. -Big Sean

Honestly, like, American football is not that big over in the U.K., so we hadn't really heard of Drew Brees before. I did know that he was, like, a massive football player. He's a massive star, so I was still a little bit anxious and nervous to meet him. -Zayn Malik

There are widows who long for friendly voices and that spirit of anxious concern which speaks of love. -Gordon B. Hinckley

As borrowers, we may feel guilty about running up debt, anxious about making payments, and resentful of the constraints that old obligations (and old credit records) impose on our current choices. We may find it too easy to buy things we may later regret. -Virginia Postrel

The fellows that I played with encouraged me to bunt and beat the ball out. I was anxious to make good and did as I was told. When I came to Brooklyn, I adopted an altogether different style of hitting. I stood flat-footed at the plate and slugged. That was my natural style. -Zack Wheat

I do tend to be an anxious fellow, and I do tend to see the world as a little darker than perhaps it genuinely is, but I also do appreciate much more than a rosy scenario, I appreciate straight news. I appreciate honesty. -David Rakoff

To complete your daily mental hygiene, observe any part of you that is upset or anxious, and offer that part of yourself the following simple wishes: 'May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.' Repeat this until you actually mean it. -Martha Beck

I used to be really anxious about money. I got that from my parents. I still am, but for entirely different reasons. -Dustin Moskovitz

I don't sleep well. I'm a very nervous – by my nature – anxious, almost paranoid person and reporter. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

Work is like a drug. I'm jonesing for more. It's gotten more addictive than I had realized. I get anxious when I have nothing to do now. -John Benjamin Hickey

When it comes to working out, I really don't like the gym. I go because I have to, but I'm usually not happy about it. I do what my trainer and coaches tell me to do, but I'm always anxious to get outside. -Nate Holland

Sometimes I rush my swing because I am so anxious to play well. In Cuba, the quality of the pitching is not the same as it is here. There you might find one or two pitchers at 94 or 95 mph. Here, every day I find several, and each pitcher who comes along throws his hardest stuff. -Yoenis Cespedes

When I was on 'SNL,' I was getting weirdly anxious about being on camera, which I had never really done before. And so my solution was just to not watch my stuff. And then I found out that other actors do it, too, and I felt less weird about it. -Bill Hader

The millennials were raised in a cocoon, their anxious parents afraid to let them go out in the park to play. So should we be surprised that they learned to leverage technology to build community, tweeting and texting and friending while their elders were still dialing long-distance? -Nancy Gibbs

My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties. -Jose Rizal

We are all anxious to be accepted. But if you have a strong mother and father who tell you that you don't have to dress a crazy way, or hang out with people who are looking for trouble in order to be loved and accepted, then half the battle is over. -Bill Cosby

If I look at the one thorn that is in my side, of all my life, it is my weight. I fret about it, I'm anxious about it, being an actor on television – it drives me insane. It just seems to be something that plays a central part in waking up in the morning and thinking, 'How am I with myself today?' -Deborah Mailman

I've always been anxious about 'Primer.' There's good things about it, but all I've seen for a long time is the flaws. -Shane Carruth

I never feel comfortable! I'm always anxious. I'm always all over the board. That said, I like doing comedy because it's easy to tell when you're getting it right because people laugh, and you can hear it, and they're smiling, and you can see it. -Lucy Punch

We are anxious in the face of our unchangeable past; we long to recreate segments of our private histories, but we are stuck with them. -Lewis B. Smedes

I was the big, bossy older sister, full of enthusiasms, mad fantasies, desperate urges to be famous, and anxious to be a saint – a settled sort of saint, not one who might have to suffer or die for her faith. -Maeve Binchy

You can say no to people who make you feel bad about yourself. To people who backstab you or make you feel anxious in any way. -James Altucher

I hate that there'll be moments in my day and I'll be patting down my legs trying to find my phone. I hate how anxious it makes me feel when I don't have it. When I go on holiday, or I go back to Australia, I put my phone in my bag and I don't worry about it; I think differently and I feel less stressed. -Liam Hemsworth

You have a new audience for every show. Even though you do the same thing all the time, you gotta keep it fresh for yourself, and you gotta keep it good and interesting and something you want to do. I'm anxious to have a really terrific act. Whatever it takes it takes. -Cass Elliot

I want to be good all the time, so I feel anxious. But if you weren't like that, you'd be dead, wouldn't you? If you went out happy down the road, la la la. I've never been like that. I don't want to be. -Michael Gambon

In the modern world, the anxious temperament does offer certain benefits: caution, introspection, the capacity to work alone. These can be adaptive qualities. -Robin Marantz Henig

I'm not particularly needy, and I'm not particularly anxious. I don't look for a director to tell me I'm doing a good job or that I'm great. I don't need to be stroked. It's more my own yardstick. -Cate Blanchett

If you are burned, you are naturally anxious to see what your face looks like as soon as they take the bandages off. In my case, it was my voice that was my main concern. -Jose Carreras

As fabulous as technology is, it can also make us very anxious. -James Nesbitt

Stress overload makes us stupid. Solid research proves it. When we get overstressed, it creates a nasty chemical soup in our brains that makes it hard to pull out of the anxious depressive spiral. -Gail Sheehy

History or custom or social utility or some compelling sense of justice or sometimes perhaps a semi-intuitive apprehension of the pervading spirit of our law must come to the rescue of the anxious judge and tell him where to go. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

I'm a very anxious person, and it's hard for me to be in the moment. Improv demands that you be in the moment. -Zach Woods

Positive psychology is not remotely intended to replace therapy or pharmacology. So when depressed, anxious or in panic or post-traumatic stress disorder, I am all for therapies that will work. Positive psychology is another arrow in the quiver of public policy and psychology through which we can raise wellbeing above zero. -Martin Seligman

People who never get anxious always amaze me. The world could be breaking up, and they're saying, 'Everything's fine!' -Lena Headey

A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart. -Buddha

My biggest enemy for the longest time was my head. When I first became successful, it made me anxious because I was overthinking everything, and you hear so many 'fail' stories. -Chet Faker

The literature of menopause is the saddest, the most awful, and the most medical of all genres. You're sleepless, you're anxious, you're fat, you're depressed – and the advice is always the same: take more walks, eat some kale, and drink lots of water. It didn't help. -Sandra Tsing Loh

I am often struck by the anxious inferiority many well-educated British people display towards the U.S., particularly Londoners dazzled by New York, when many postcolonials are accustomed to regarding Britain's old imperial cosmopolis as the true capital of the western world. -Pankaj Mishra

Unless you sell millions, I think it's very hard as a writer not to feel anxious about what you put out. I always feel I could do better. -Jojo Moyes

I love these sort of documentaries, which you might turn on late on a Saturday night – like, say, 'The Alma Cogan Story.' But they are ripe for spoofing, because the presenters are always so serious and anxious to make themselves look like rather attractive and interesting people. -Peter Capaldi

I meditate an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. Once a year I go away for a long retreat. And overall, I just feel more comfortable in my own skin and less anxious, less sad, less fearful. -Rivers Cuomo

I want to marry Arline because I love her – which means I want to take care of her. That is all there is to it. I want to take care of her. I am anxious for the responsibilities and uncertainties of taking care of the girl I love. -Richard P. Feynman

I've had mostly book parties, where I get very focused on inviting everyone and not forgetting anyone, although of course one always does, and being worried no one will show up, but mostly the book comes from going to parties and feeling very, for lack of a better word, anxious. -Bruce Eric Kaplan

I hold onto the Scripture that says, 'Be anxious for nothing, but in all things give thanks.' I'm not saying I don't have problems or that I don't worry, but I try not to be stressed. I manage my anxiety through prayer. Worry shows up on your face, and I don't want that! -Kim Fields

We are anxious and open to all forms of doing business in China. -Ted Sarandos

Notwithstanding my present incompetency, I am beginning to translate the New Testament, being extremely anxious to get some parts of Scripture, at least, into an intelligible shape, if for no other purpose than to read, as occasion offers, to the Burmans I meet with. -Adoniram Judson

Nostalgia is eternal for Americans. We are often displaced from our origins and carry anxious memories of that lost past. We fear losing our bearings. -Gregory Benford

One can't live with a child of Holocaust survivors without absorbing some of the same sensibilities that her parents transmitted to her as a young girl. It is an unspoken dread, a sense of fragility, an anxious anticipation of unseen horrors. -Kai Bird

I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for 'Blade Runner.' If, in fact, the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script, I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again; he's a very talented and passionate filmmaker. And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character. -Harrison Ford

I was an anxious kid. I worried about getting homework finished, even back when homework didn't count for anything. -Andrea Seigel

My brother, whom I adored, typed out a children's book illustrated by himself… at the age of 14. My sister, with whom I always shared a double bed, had that effortless superiority of someone six years older and anxious to show it. But we were each as shy as voles. It seemed safer to keep to each other's company. -Geraldine McCaughrean

The one thing we know about the future is that it will not be like today. I don't think that people should be too anxious about not knowing what they are going to do in the future, because we really can't know. -Karl Schroeder

Something I always try to practice is be anxious for nothing, but let your request be known to God. -Tim Tebow

When I meet people for the first time, I'm friendly but shy. I'm much less outwardly nervous than I used to be, but I still get anxious sometimes. -Anne Hathaway

In question-and-answer sessions after a reading or during an interview, I forget the question if I'm giving too long an answer. And at the end, I can't remember any of the questions. The more anxious I am about remembering, the more likely I am to forget. -Floyd Skloot

I work extremely hard to stay positive and happy. But I get sad and anxious, too, just like everyone. -Rachel Platten

My hope for this country is that we remain a people who value freedom, who have the courage to face the realities with faithful hearts instead of anxious ones. -Taya Kyle

Years ago, I met once a week, 9 A.M. sharp, with a therapist whom I will call Dr. Mason. We would settle in well-worn chairs, Dr. Mason, a slender, balding middle-ager in blazer and striped tie, and me, an anxious academic in Levi's and tweeds. -Lee Gutkind

For fifteen years, I was a teacher of youth. They were years out of the fullness and bloom of my younger manhood. They were years mingled of half breathless work, of anxious self-questionings, of planning and replanning, of disillusion, or mounting wonder. -W. E. B. Du Bois

You must remind yourself: The #1 reason to merge your life with a man is that he makes you feel happier – not more anxious and depressed. -Karen Salmansohn

If I'm put in a situation where I am not really sure what's going to happen, it can be overwhelming. I get a bit anxious. -Misty Copeland

Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country. -Nikki Haley

Am I an anxious guy? I think I have been called upon as an actor a lot to access emotions like that. But I don't really think I am a big worrier. I don't see myself like that. But I guess other people do. Which is maybe worrying in itself. -Paul Giamatti

I was brought up with a scientific outlook on life. It's the way my father deciphers the world – whether it's football, politics or hairstyles. So I don't get anxious about the future, because I was raised to believe and accept that nothing stays the same, and the best way to survive is to adapt. -Anne Wojcicki

Though Washington had closed down for the holidays, the next day, December 26, a key message from Hanoi brought Kissinger racing back to his office. It was the signal the White House had anxiously been awaiting; it was also the day of one of the biggest raids by the giant B-52s. -Alistair Horne

I know mortality exists, but I cannot do anything about it. So it does not make me anxious. -Renato Dulbecco

I always have a book that I write during competition. I need it with me, just to read back and reflect and look forward. If I'm feeling anxious, it helps me. -Katarina Johnson-Thompson

I am pretty chill before games. Have a go-to routine that keeps me busy until we are ready to take the court so I'm not just sitting around anxious for the game. -Stephen Curry

It's totally appropriate to be anxious about the future of things you care about, especially in a shifting world. But I've every expectation that literature will continue to exist. -Bill Clegg

When it was time to meet a chimpanzee, I got very, very anxious because they have the strength of ten men, so I hear. -Louis Theroux

It helps an actor an awful lot when he looks like the part. There's nothing more disconcerting, that makes you more anxious or more insecure, than when you don't look like who you're supposed to be. -Peter Falk

When there's change, people are always anxious. -Elaine Chao

When I get anxious and scared, I probably lose my temper more than I should. -Dawn Steel

I was the first studio executive to meet with Sean Penn after 'Taps' in 1981. I was anxious to develop things with him when nobody knew who he was. -Dawn Steel

I think, with most writers, their neurosis is finishing things. I have a different neurosis. I'm terribly anxious when it's not finished. Then I become really difficult to live with. -Theresa Rebeck

I don't understand why gay people are so anxious to get married. -Miriam Margolyes

A faithful woman can become a devoted daughter of God – more concerned with being righteous than with being selfish, more anxious to exercise compassion than to exercise dominion, more committed to integrity than to notoriety. And she knows of her own infinite worth. -Russell M. Nelson

When we worked together for 'Band Baaja Baaraat,' Ranveer used to be very anxious and hyper on set. He used to do weird things, but now he is calmer, less anxious. He's a better actor now. -Anushka Sharma

If I'm not nervous, if I don't have at least a little bit of the same self-doubt and anxious feelings I had when I started playing, then it will be time for me to go on. I must have that tension. -Jerry West

I just wanted to be normal. I wanted to have a normal life. I wanted to have children. And when I was picked out of a chorus line and cast in a TV series, I got anxious, so I took the bull by the horns and went to see a psychologist. And it was the greatest move I ever made. -Goldie Hawn

Feeling anxious or depressed sometimes is part of what it means to be a person, and it might even be essential to success. -K. Flay

That's why actors are so great and why they earn so much money. They take away the anxious necessity to find the right words. -Luke Davies

I don't wear a lot of color because I live in New York, and I'm sort of color-blind, so colors don't match to me a lot of the times, and it makes me anxious. So I'll always defer back to black. -Verite

Whenever I had anything and saw a fellow being suffering, I was more anxious to relieve him than to benefit myself. And this is one of the true secrets of my being a poor man to this day. -Davy Crockett

It is right and necessary that all should have work to do which shall be worth doing and be of itself pleasant to do, and which should be done under such conditions as would make it neither over-wearisome nor over-anxious. -William Morris

I'm a very anxious, nervy kind of loser in many ways, and I get very stressed and a little tense. -Ed Weeks

I'm fine around other people's feelings. It doesn't make me nervous or anxious. -Sia

Using phrases or mantras to encourage and comfort myself has been a powerful practice for me. For years, I would say to myself 'Remember the purple sky' when I was feeling anxious, which to me meant remember a sense of internal spaciousness and kindness toward myself. -Maggie Rowe

Literature more often tells the story of impulses we don't act on than of ones we do. I could joke about the Cain and Abel story with my brother without expecting him to be worried, though it's always possible he was more anxious than he let on. -Howard Jacobson

I've never been one to crave attention, which I know means that this is probably the worst career to pick. I get anxious even when people come up to me for pictures sometimes. That's the one thing that makes me hesitant about my future. But I love music too much to not do it. -Alessia Cara

My office is tiny. I think most people would be shocked if they came to my home and saw it. It is, in fact, the former makeup room of a gorgeous local TV newscaster. I keep a neat desk. Clutter makes me anxious. -Erik Larson

When I sat down to write 'Rules of Civility,' I didn't write it for anybody but myself. I wasn't trying to make my mark or make money. I wasn't anxious about feeding my kids or whether my father would be proud of me. -Amor Towles

You show a movie to your friends when you're working on it, but you don't have any real objectivity. You just don't know. So that moment when it's shown for the very first time at Sundance, it's just terrifying. I'm so anxious. And then every screening is different. -Jeff Baena

I was anxious to get back to my life before 'Will & Grace.' You do need that time to find who you are again. Who am I without this? With fame, you can't help but lose yourself. You want to be the one who says, 'I'll always remain the same,' but it is humanly impossible to disallow fame to change you. -Sean Hayes

I was anxious before I decided to go back to acting about what I wanted to do with my life. Once I realized I was sort of interested in acting, I've been pretty lucky and had all these great parts. And I feel pretty much like, 'What will happen will happen.' -Gaby Hoffmann

In the modern presidency, the Chief Executive is expected to respond to anxious national moments with words that stabilize the country. President Trump chose a different route. He did not give a stirring speech of unity or create a national gathering point around common ideals. He spent his passion on other things. -John Dickerson

We are anxious because we do not know what roles to pursue, what principles for action to believe in. Our individual anxiety, somewhat like that of the nation, is a basic confusion and bewilderment about where we are going. -Rollo May

I feel like after my incident, it really made me realize football is not here forever. I'm all the more anxious to come out here and let my teammates know, 'Look, hey, this is the same JPP. Missing fingers aren't going to stop me from playing some ball.' -Jason Pierre-Paul

The funny thing, I guess, is that my husband ended up being the muse of a book about the worst marriage in the world, because if he hadn't consistently said, 'Don't censor yourself, don't worry about me' – if he'd been anxious and worried about it – then it would never have gotten written. -Gillian Flynn

Women in the U.S. are influenced by the same trends – popular culture, runway trends, etc. – and our hypothesis is that she's quite anxious to be able to buy products in her town that perhaps she hasn't been able to in the past. -Mary Dillon

I love social media, but it made me quite anxious. -Ella Woodward

You have an administration which understands America's international responsibilities and interests, but you have a population which is anxious, tired, and doesn't want to bear any burden and pay any price. And that's very difficult for whoever becomes president. -Lee Hsien Loong

I'm really anxious not to repeat what I've done before, to keep pushing and learning. -Doug Liman

I don't watch TV. I'd probably be a better person if I did, but it makes me anxious. -Bill Pullman

When I heard about how big a star Puneeth Rajkumar is, I was anxious about working with him. It was only after we began shooting that I realized how chilled-out and down-to-earth he actually is. We worked hard on the set but also had fun doing so. -Erica Fernandes

I am keen and anxious for the safety of both the Jews and the Palestinians. -Muammar al-Gaddafi

I'm not disciplined at all. I barely function. But I get a lot done. I take days off all the time, but when I work, I work very fast and very efficiently. But I'm always having days when I'm feeling a little anxious, and I take a day off. I work in a funny way. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

I think where I feel the most vulnerable and anxious and sometimes insecure is when it comes to my work. It's arguably the thing that I care about the most. -Rachel Brosnahan

I'm an extraordinarily anxious person. I'm a typical actor: narcissistic and paranoid and all them things. -Joe Gilgun

The word 'improv' always makes me feel a little anxious because I always feel like we'll have to pull props out of a bag and find 800 different ways to talk about a stick, the way you do in theater school. -Jonathan Groff

It's not onstage as often anymore, but whenever I got anxious, I used to talk a lot more, and I wouldn't even know what I was saying… it was so bad. If I just talk myself through something, even if it's just talking about nothing, it usually gets me out of it. -Sharon Van Etten

I always say, 'Be anxious for nothing,' because if this is my social media, if this is a platform for me to really get the word out and get my brand out, then why am I gonna be anxious about it? -Ashley Graham

I'm scared about everything. I'm an anxious worrier. I worry about the downside of everything. -Charlie Brooker

I get really nervous, really anxious. -Maura Tierney

I think I was a pretty anxious dreamer, maybe a fundamentally lonely kid. -Karyn Kusama

I ultimately am probably a pretty anxious person. -Karyn Kusama

I think the biggest lesson I have learned is not to get too anxious about your work. -Morfydd Clark

I'm someone who's quite anxious and stresses out a lot and gives the impression that I'm laid back. -Adeel Akhtar

For me, the scariest moment is walking on set before we shoot the first shot, and I am so anxious. It's a lot of pressure, and it's scary, and I don't think that fear ever goes away. -Melina Matsoukas

We were at this point of recognisability where we couldn't even walk around anymore… I was really socially anxious and strange. -Cole Sprouse

There's a reason why I do anxious characters – it comes from a lot of personal anxiety. The great thing is, having that history, it's really fun to bring that into the characters… and play with it. -Tony Hale

'Emergency Contact' is about the anxiousness that is inherent in meat space interactions. -Mary H.K. Choi

Texting is incredibly anxiety-laden, but I know people who will have a full-blown panic attack if you call them. I'm one of those nightmare humans where the little mailbox has an ellipsis on it because I have 1000 unread emails. So texting is the most immediate yet least anxious of all the incredibly anxious ways that we talk to each other. -Mary H.K. Choi

I had had to quit a few jobs in North Carolina because of how anxious they made me. -Lili Reinhart

I was very anxious when I was writing 'Oscar And Lucinda.' I would take other books off the shelf to check my chapter length was OK. -Peter Carey

I think that even at my most anxious, if I have a job to do or a role to fill, I know on some level I can step up and complete it. I mean, I'm probably not going to go bungee jumping anytime soon… but pushing myself to weather some discomfort now and then feels healthy. -Lisa Hanawalt

I was 24 when I was embroiled in a high-profile lawsuit. This was 2014, long before, en masse and on social media, we said #MeToo and #TimesUp. At the time, I felt completely alone. Visceral, hateful online harassment from strangers left me paranoid and anxious for years afterward. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

It's one of those weird things where I'm always curious about what's next. It's not just an empty restlessness, I try to appreciate things as they're going along and in the moment, but when things are good, I'm always anxious about how I can better that or take it on further. -David Droga

Generations of black women have anxiously watched as our children walk out into a world set against them. We teach them how to respond to police and how to react to racist comments, knowing that these lessons are not guaranteed to protect our children. -Patrisse Cullors

There are a number of people who are anxious to leave #metoo behind and move on, but I don't think people realize how short of a time we have been discussing this issue compared to how long this has been an issue. -Tarana Burke

I'm not someone who feels that unless I am anxious or depressed, there will be no creative drive. My greatest desire in the world is that my desperation goes away, and I can be happy. -Mark Duplass

When I read the news that Wonder Woman was going to be resurrected for a blockbuster movie in 2016, 'Batman vs. Superman', it made me excited – and anxious. Would the producers give her a role as fierce as her origins – and maybe some shoulder straps – or would she just be cartoon eye candy? -Amanda Foreman

When I started 'The Soup' back in 2004, I was so anxious because I can't really read, and I had to read teleprompter. -Joel McHale

Economically anxious, many parents see their children's accomplishments as a sort of insurance against the financial challenges of old age; high-achieving kids, this logic goes, will become high-earning adults and therefore be better able to help Mom and Dad pay for the assisted-living facility in a few decades. -Alissa Quart

I'm not an unhappy person – I'm just an anxious person. It runs in the family. -Julia Holter

I'm not really a helicopter dad or tiger dad per se. If anything, I try to not do that, but I get anxious while I'm trying to be relaxed about raising my kids. -Ken Jeong

I felt a little anxious/nervous representing a real person in a Spike Lee film. -John David Washington

If you clear your mind, you can fill it with your character. If it is cluttered, if it is anxious, if you're thinking about your date, about your dinner, about filling your refrigerator, there's no room. There's no room for the character you're trying to build. -Henry Winkler

It shouldn't be normal to be anxious all the time about your children, so women should seek mental health help if they're having excessive levels of anxiety. -Kim Brooks

If I ever feel a sense of anxiety, it's usually over things that I have some control over, or I'm anxious about me making the right decision. -Stan Van Gundy

I was just very shy. I was never anxious to do talk shows, as I didn't know what to say. And I don't feel I have any inherent interest. But as I'm getting older, I feel I want to be able to share whatever I know if it means something to someone. -Christopher Lloyd

The only time I'm relaxing is when I have the puck and controlling the puck. If I don't have it, I'm getting anxious, and I want to have it. -Guy Lafleur

When you're a bit of an anxious person, and you constantly worry about things, there comes a point where certain jobs are just really bad for you. -Jacinda Ardern

I'm constantly anxious about making mistakes. -Jacinda Ardern

I was so anxious for it to be my turn, for the manager to read the letter from my mum. I waited and waited for it. The manager had spoken to the mothers of every player in the team; he'd been reading a message before every game for months, and finally my turn had come. -Philippe Coutinho

There's a different feeling when you show up and you're defending. You can't wait to get out there. You're not anxious that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday would be over, but you're just excited to get that ball in the air on Thursday. -Brooks Koepka

I can't stand having a messy purse, and it makes me anxious to watch other people dig through their messy purses (especially if it's an expensive designer bag! Don't treat your Chanel like a trash can). -Wendi McLendon-Covey

I think that when you're young, you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You're anxious; the world seems like a scary place. You don't know where you're going to fit in, what you're gonna do with your life – but actually, life has a way of sorting itself out, and universal law takes over. -Alesha Dixon

I used to be really afraid and anxious of taking on too much, and the older I'm getting, the more fearless I'm becoming. Life is so much more relaxed when you're like that. -Alesha Dixon

As an actor, I felt nervous only during the release of my film. When I became a director, the anxious moments started once the editing work began. -Prabhu Deva

I am so proud to learn. However, I am also anxious to play a bit more and show what I can do. -Timothy Weah

I was very anxious that Stephen should have every opportunity to fulfil himself. -Jane Hawking

I never quite know how to fill that anxious, semi-wasted time before a midday flight home. -Megan Abbott

I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow, if a mob surrounds them and asks, 'Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?' they will have no answer. -Naseeruddin Shah

Rational anxiety is when you're aware of the source of your anxiety. Like, if I have to host an award show or talk to millions of people on the radio, I'm going to feel anxious, and I know why. Irrational anxiety is when I'm leaving CVS, and there's a car behind me, and I'm wondering if he's following me home. -Charlamagne tha God

I was completely anxious when I was young. -Ludovico Einaudi

Even though China was a very closed country, they thought of themselves as the center of the world. It is an ethnic characteristic. After I went to Japan, I had a totally different view. The Japanese are always talking about what the Western world is doing. There is the anxious feeling of an outsider. -Cai Guo-Qiang

With a good start, players can relax a bit more and aren't so anxious throughout the season. -Diego Forlan

There are a lot of heartbroken, anxious people that thought better of their country. We're heartbroken by how far Trump has gotten to the most powerful position in the world. -Jon Lovett

When my first film 'Paruthiveeran' released, I had no time to get excited. It was a worrying time for me. I was anxious to know how it would be accepted. -Karthi

I don't know if I was born an alcoholic, but I was definitely born anxious. -Elizabeth Vargas

Because I am basically so insecure and anxious and afraid, I never, ever in my life learned to reach out for help, ever. -Elizabeth Vargas

Certain things make me anxious. God forbid I get stuck in an elevator. -Elizabeth Vargas

My father, who worked as a dishwasher, was especially anxious. He did not like being here undocumented. -Diane Guerrero

I grew up really timid, anxious kid, and I never really had to stand up for myself. -Lachlan Watson

I think that's part of my evolution: realizing that I can say 'no' to things, even when I'm faced with that lull that comes between projects, and I get anxious because I feel like I need to be constantly working. -Michael B. Jordan

My head is filled with things I think I should be doing or should've done already. I slow down because I doubt myself or I get anxious or have a bout of depression. Then I have to build my confidence back up, and once that happens, then I power through until the next time. -Jacob Anderson

I was a very anxious kid. I was bullied at primary school and responded by making myself as anonymous as possible at secondary school. -Jacob Anderson

Most of the people I've met who are black in other countries look up to the blacks in this country. Though they may talk differently, they are anxious to partake of this country simply because things in their country are not physically on par with what they are here. -Alex Haley

Friends have warned me that I can be a bully in the kitchen. With every fledgling relationship, I'm anxiously aware that the simple act of cooking alongside my new paramour can unleash havoc. -Samin Nosrat

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