Best Quotes About Insecurity

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature. -Albert Einstein

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. -Robert A. Heinlein

It's an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure… Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best. -Harold W. Dodds

The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity. -Erich Fromm

Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best. -Harold W. Dodds

It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. -Dag Hammarskjold

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. -Joyce Cary

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity. -Erich Fromm

Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery. -Garry Trudeau

I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling. -Jim Dale

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence. -Douglas Dunn

I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure. -Danielle Dax

I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it's important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity. -Sally Kirkland

I had no idea that he was going to write that, but I've always believed that insecurity was what would keep you always in your innocence, no matter what the business did. -Sally Kirkland

That's why you find a lot of entertainers are insecure, because it's the perfect camouflage for insecurity. -Gloria Gaynor

I'd been around women who put me down, made me feel bad, or said things to fuel my insecurity. -Michael Bergin

It goes to establish a just and permanent principle of trade which puts an end to all serious fluctuations in prices and consequently, to all the insecurity and ruin which these fluctuations produce; and to build up those who are already ruined. -Josiah Warren

First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity. -Thomas E. Mann

Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity. -Andrew Cohen

I have the show because I'm insecure. It's my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience. -Ray Romano

The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute, transforming everything into a brave new world, but there lingered an insecurity about the arts. -Arthur Erickson

But so much of being an actor isn't so great – the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity. -Douglas Wood

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments. -William H. Wharton

Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That's the truth. And on that note, I'll say goodnight. God love you. -Bobby Darin

I don't miss the economic insecurity, the living paycheck to paycheck. -Drew Carey

It's a bit loose and the people in my group have got other groups. They don't have to have a total allegiance to me. I think that's really a bit weird and showing some weird insecurity. -Graham Coxon

There's too much insecurity on studio sets, with all the people standing around, whispering. -Illeana Douglas

Creative people are very insecure people because they don't know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel. -Persis Khambatta

She's probably in denial that she's a great big ball of insecurity and I'm quite well aware that I am one. -Boy George

I love playing ego and insecurity combined. -Jim Carrey

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness. -Naomi Campbell

I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is. -Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity. -Jasmine Guy

It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. -Dag Hammarskjold

Bad directors will tell you they absolutely know how to do it, and how it has to happen; there's this insecurity that leads them to feeling like they have to control everything. -Molly Parker

I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger', and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity. -Ben Affleck

For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it. -Frank Gehry

I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it's shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it's a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It's truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day. -Tom Hooper

Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time – and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky. -Ryan Reynolds

I find the female tragedy of insecurity to be hilarious. We get obsessed over issues like the tiny skin tags on our backs or that we're fat. You read one line in a magazine and it sends you into a tailspin. -Lake Bell

I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey. -James Van Der Beek

My biggest insecurity is that my personality is too much, and as I get older, it's just getting bigger. -Angie Harmon

Everything was going for me, I didn't even know the meaning of the word insecurity and suddenly I am surrounded by words like operation, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation. -Delta Goodrem

I couldn't help feeling people thought I was a moron, and my self-imposed insecurity constantly bedeviled me. -Nicholas Brendon

Most bad behavior comes from insecurity. -Debra Winger

I do have, at different times, a certain kind of self-consciousness in the world, an insecurity. -Charlie Kaufman

Guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that's exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall. -John Krasinski

Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity. -Debra Winger

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity. -Dalai Lama

Since 1994, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have considered it politically risky to offer a plan to fix America's broken health care system. The American public, though, has paid the price for this silence as health care costs skyrocketed, millions went uninsured, and millions more grappled with financial insecurity and hardship. -Ron Wyden

I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture. -Lauryn Hill

You need some insecurity if you're an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven't yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers. -Al Pacino

I never have been insecure, because I see what a waste it is. I know there is a solution to insecurity. I don't tend to be thrown by problems that don't have solutions. And insecurity has a wealth of alternatives. -Drew Barrymore

The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children. -Tom Vilsack

I think my biggest flaw is my insecurity. I'm terribly insecure. I'm plagued with insecurities 24/7. -Madonna Ciccone

Like everybody in show business, you think you're going to wake up one day, and it's all going to be taken away from you. I think we all share an insecurity in that way, everybody in show business – the ones I talk to, anyway. -Rod Stewart

It's my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience. -Ray Romano

I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. -Frank Gehry

It's insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams. -Vin Diesel

I was wracked with insecurity. -Ray Romano

I always think the insecurity is going to go away, but it's always there. Only bad writers think they're good. -Harlan Coben

When I'm on my own, I can be negative. I need my friends and family around to help pick me up if I've had a bad qualifying session. I think insecurity plagues a lot of sportspeople. -Jenson Button

I think I'm well on the way of overcoming a very big hurdle that's been in my way for several years. Which is trying to find a way to not let the insecurity of my profession get the better of me and make me crazy. I'm trying to find a way to maintain my own personal balance in the midst of everything. -Rebecca De Mornay

I think one thing that's important to maintain is a sense of fear, always doubting yourself… a good dose of insecurity helps your work in some ways. -Gary Larson

We're all our own worst critics and so hard on ourselves, but for me, my biggest insecurity is my arms. I just hate the tops of them. I work out and they still never look good enough for me. So, over the years I've learned to dress to make myself feel better. -Khloe Kardashian

I work from a deep sense of insecurity. I have the belief, and I can't shake it, that there are endless reasons to turn the channel. There are hundreds of channels and entirely other things to do besides TV. And if you make a bad television show there's no reason for the audience to come back the following week. -Chuck Lorre

Anybody who is in freelance work, especially artistically, knows that it comes with all the insecurity and the ups and downs. It's a really frightening life. -Alessandro Nivola

Most men have an insecurity of some sort. But we're brought up to believe that we can't show them. -Luke Evans

When I began to choreograph and find my way pulling other artists' dreams out and changing music in a visual way, there was still a part of me that had something more to say. There was still a desire to rock a stage and ultimately perform the eight count of my dream, but there was a lot of insecurity there. -Laurieann Gibson

I think there are specific times where film noir is a natural concomitant of the mood. When there's insecurity, collapse of financial systems – that's where film noir always hits fertile ground. -Werner Herzog

The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, 'Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.' -Billy Gardell

I have a strange combination of fearlessness and massive insecurity. -Penny Marshall

Hollywood's built on insecurity. People are trying to prove things. And I probably have that. I probably do. Probably guilty of it, in a way. -Zach Galifianakis

The surface of American life looks smooth, prosperous, peaceful. But underneath, fault-line shifts in family and work life have led us into what some have called 'advanced insecurity.' -Arlie Russell Hochschild

I purposefully did not want to watch anything I've done so far; I actually don't like looking at my face, so I don't like watching myself on the screen. It's an insecurity thing I have. -Sam Claflin

I think I have a degree of confidence, but I also have terrible insecurity, like anybody does. -Ben Whishaw

I am convinced now that virtually every destructive behavior and addiction I battled off and on for years was rooted in my (well-earned) insecurity. -Beth Moore

My very addictive personality and all sorts of strongholds are a thing of the past for me. Yet at the root of every single one of those issues was insecurity, something I had battled since childhood. -Beth Moore

I am a bit of a fundamentalist when it comes to black women's hair. Hair is hair – yet also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In religion, there's a certain type of fear that if somebody believes differently from me, that it's a threat. Because I'm right, and there cannot be two ways that are right, so if I'm right, anything different than this must be wrong; and we attack those things and it's really due to insecurity, ego and fear. -Radhanath Swami

Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line? -Amy Chua

My dad's always been a famous actor, so I've grown up with that, and with the lifestyle. In a way, I think I thrive on the insecurity that comes with it. Not in my private life – I like to believe that my friendships and my relationships are strong. -Alice Eve

National politics and elections are dominated by emotions, by lack of self-confidence, by fear of the other, by insecurity, by infection of the body politic by the virus of victimhood. -Tariq Ramadan

Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them. -Stacy London

At the level at which I work with people, their great talent is paired with great insecurity. Self-doubt is literally the twin of self-confidence. And I have to be there for both. -William Ivey Long

People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love. -Simon Cowell

Artistic self-indulgence is the mark of an amateur. The temptation to make scenes, to appear late, to call in sick, not to meet deadlines, not to be organized, is at heart a sign of your own insecurity and at worst the sign of an amateur. -Harold Prince

To rush to throw away your magazine business and move it on the iPad is just sheer insanity and insecurity and fear. -Jann Wenner

I had a great deal of arrogance and a great deal of bravado, but I think the bravado was brought on by a huge insecurity. -Brian Molko

I mainly read non-fiction, and that's probably because I have a huge amount of insecurity about my lack of education and the things I don't know. -Steve Earle

I think what ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity. -Olivia Wilde

Knife crime and gun crime is poverty-driven, and poverty leads to insecurity. -Emmanuel Jal

It's either feast or famine, and that's the way it's been for as long as I can remember. I've spent my whole career thinking I'll never work again. Every actor lives with that insecurity. You just have to negotiate the rapids as they come. -Amanda Donohoe

I think models in general have a certain insecurity about themselves because they're known for being beautiful, so they have to prove to everybody they have personality and they are intelligent. -Derek Hough

I think that insecurity/confidence balance is necessary. -Jamie Bamber

We live in a culture where we're bombarded with so much noise and so much insecurity. -Lisa Ling

Yes, there is a burden of financial insecurity. I don't think you find it in mood. Income is correlated with life satisfaction, so maybe you do find it in life satisfaction. You don't find it in mood, and I think it is very important. -Daniel Kahneman

Change is always tough. Even for those who see themselves as agents of change, the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation, uncertainty and insecurity. -Joyce Meyer

In the business I meet some beautiful women, but to be honest, 80 per cent of them are raving lunatics and are to be avoided. It's just insecurity; actors are generally quite insecure. I wouldn't date, or I've never had a fling with an actress, and I'd quite like to keep it that way. -Rory McCann

If there is a reason I'm able to make unsympathetic characters human, it's because it's my desire to find what drives the unsympathetic behavior. Almost always at the bottom of it is some deep insecurity. Putting your finger on what each individual's particular insecurity is goes a long way to fleshing that person out. -Pablo Schreiber

I think insecurity does drive people. I know it's what drove me to push for the work I've got. -Sarah Parish

With any kind of mean girl, or anyone who bullies anyone, there's always a reason for it. There is that sadness in them or insecurity that makes them feel like they need to act out or hurt other people. -Maiara Walsh

With girls, there's an insecurity that starts early on. It hangs around them, like some annoying kid from down the block who won't take the hint and go home when dinnertime comes. And moms are usually not great at giving their daughters confidence. -Steve Schirripa

I never went to acting school. I started in the circus, music hall, I was in a group, did kids' bits. I've always had this kind of insecurity being uneducated. -Rupert Graves

Each project, I suffer like I'm starting over again in life. There's a lot of healthy insecurity that fuels this stuff. -Frank Gehry

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it. -Kobe Bryant

I try as hard as I know how to keep my reader relating on a broad level so I don't lead her someplace where she thinks that's the only thing that could cause insecurity. -Beth Moore

I'm somebody who, as a child, had a lot of insecurity about stable housing, where I was going to be living, if I was going to have a roof over my head, all those types of things. And I know the impact it can have on you psychologically and emotionally. -Jewel

Pat Phoenix kept that amazing sassy look. I always wonder, was that because she was thrilled with that look, and thought it looked marvellous, or was it because she was too scared to change it? It's a double thing. Security and insecurity. -Celia Imrie

Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. -Taylor Swift

There is no such thing as perfect security, only varying levels of insecurity. -Salman Rushdie

I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up. -Richard Gere

I've made peace with insecurity… because there is no security of any kind. -Dick Van Dyke

One of the most beautiful ways for spiritual formation to take place is to let your insecurity lead you closer to the Lord. Natural hypersensitivity can become an asset; it makes you aware of your need to be with people and it allows you to be more willing to look at their needs. -Henri Nouwen

The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I'm not good at this. -Jennifer Lopez

I used to say to myself, 'Well, in the old days everybody danced because they loved to dance, and there was none of this professional garbage going on about how much can you get for this or that or the other, or any of the kinds of things that insecurity can sometimes promote. Sometimes it's for the wrong reasons.' -Twyla Tharp

With all singers, insecurity is your best security. That's why we're such loud people and why we walk all funny. You think, 'Are people interested?' But I think our band has something and they know we don't just put albums out. We do think about it. -Bono

Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself, because I feel everything. -Taylor Swift

I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification. -Lady Gaga

My parents, products of the Great Depression, were successful people, but lived in a state of constant fear that my sister and I, and they, would sink into the kind of economic insecurity that their generation knew so well. -Ben Stein

I don't even really know what it is I do for a living – the level of insecurity is very, very high. You're making a lot of money, getting a lot of accolades and positive criticism for something where you don't even know what you're doing. -Shia LaBeouf

I have a very positive attitude in life. My insecurity, fear and need to know about tomorrow has fortunately eased. What is going to happen will happen anyway. So why break my head over it? -Katrina Kaif

The reasons for food insecurity are many and varied. But part of the problem is the global farming systems. -Marcus Samuelsson

I've always had this sneaking suspicion that I get a kick out of the insecurity. -Samantha Bond

We secretly believe that if only we achieve some elusive goal – fitting into a pair of skinny jeans, or redoing our kitchen or getting that promotion – that it will make us happy. But the pain of our insecurity is hidden in all that racing around. -Dani Shapiro

I am not an insecure person. For me, insecurity comes when something I do does not come across the way I thought it would. It would come if I had nothing more to say as an actor. I have a long way to go! -Shahid Kapoor

To a considerable degree, all minority groups suffer from the same state of marginality with its haunting consequences of insecurity, conflict, and irritation. -Gordon W. Allport

All artists have insecurity. -Daryl Hall

Many new lovers and spouses struggle to reconcile themselves with their partners' relationship history, but it's an insecurity I left behind in my 20s. -Mariella Frostrup

Loneliness and rootlessness are just symptoms of an insecurity that assails us all when hitting this midlife moment. The world appears intent on blanking you out. -Mariella Frostrup

I'm comfortably asocial – a hermit in the middle of a large city, a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a black, a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty and drive. -Octavia E. Butler

Some of the greatest actors on the planet are the most insecure people. Now I don't know if that insecurity necessarily equates to a lack of confidence. Some people are just very shy individuals. You give them a character to play and a script, and you put them in front of a camera or on a stage, and they just go. -Eric Dane

I'm a combination between extreme insecurity and extreme confidence. -Alexandra Daddario

Aleta St. James is an internationally renowned energy healer, life coach, best selling author, and more. Aleta does private sessions to release old resistance and shift out of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, addictions, infertility, and insecurity at a cellular level. -Jenna Morasca

Unhealthy eating habits cause major health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, and can also lead to food insecurity, disrupted eating patterns, and low self-esteem. -Matt Cartwright

If you don't create a sense of order and stability, if people do not feel secure, then progressive politics is dead. That is a fact of history. The right has always emerged supreme when destabilisation and insecurity prevail. -David Blunkett

To make sense of a world in which rapid change and globalisation create genuine insecurity, we need benchmarks by which we can judge our actions and their long-term impact. -David Blunkett

I think there's nothing about evolution in the Bible; I think this is a statement of religious insecurity. But people have their beliefs. -Peter Agre

My parents were very volatile but very loving. My father would get jealous if my mother looked at somebody. I used to be insanely jealous. It comes out of insecurity. It can come and go, but you get to the point in life where you don't have this raging jealousy and protectiveness about your world. -Felicity Kendal

Bankruptcy exposes the economic vulnerability and insecurity of middle class women. -Elizabeth Warren

The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of wellbeing, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job security more highly than wages. -Ha-Joon Chang

I write with a sense of my future readers being ever on the verge of setting down the book and pronouncing it a bore. Fear and insecurity are great motivators. -Mary Roach

People think I'm goofy. I don't have that Angelina Jolie air to me. I wish that I did, and that's an insecurity of mine. -Blake Lively

I think my father had a certain degree of insecurity and need to achieve. -Dan Hill

Changing much-cherished bank secrecy laws is worth the effort. Corruption, tax evasion, and the capture of natural resource revenues undermine the rule of law, weaken the social fabric, erode citizens' trust in institutions, fuel conflict and insecurity, and hamper job creation. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around. -Debbie Ford

Despite my confidence and self-belief, I've always wrestled with feelings of insecurity. To be honest, I think most people in show business are insecure. -Bobby Davro

The business breeds such a deep insecurity. It's the nature of the beast, and there is nothing you can do to get away from that. -Kaitlin Doubleday

Actors in general have some place in them that can be sensitive and easily damaged: not damaged in a bad way, but insecurity, because that's what it breeds, especially in females and female-lead types. -Kaitlin Doubleday

We can appear to be tough as nails, but guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that's exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall. -John Krasinski

Obsession with the market seem to prevent ministers looking at the huge problem and all its ramifications in health, education and employment that come from the housing insecurity that too many face. -Jeremy Corbyn

I have moles and freckles, and they irritate me. They are an insecurity of mine, and I wish I could have clear, beautiful skin. -Khloe Kardashian

I, for one, love kids in my romance novels. When done right, kids add so much conflict. Not just of the 'interruption on the way to the bedroom' variety. But conflict about commitment and insecurity. -Molly O'Keefe

If you lose control of your debt and deficit, you get massive cuts in things such as health and education. You get appalling insecurity, jobs lost, firms going overseas. -David Cameron

I feel I'm a strange mixture of insecurity and strength. Most of us, probably most people. I'm transferring that same concept to the people I photograph. -Sally Mann

I'm not a good photographer, not a good writer. I'm a pretty regular person whose insecurity is so pervasive that it makes me always feel vulnerable. -Sally Mann

When l write my own stuff, that's my only alone time. From wake-up to going to bed, I'm with someone. I don't like to do anything alone. I guess it's insecurity. When I travel, I won't go anywhere without people to go do something. I'm happier around people; the more people the better. -Tobias Jesso, Jr.

For each project I do, I try to surprise myself, do the unexpected, and change my own status quo. From the One Laptop Per Child, the Herman Miller Sayl, or the latest Movado watch collection, there is always an insecurity about being able to do something important. I think each of those projects makes me feel like we have progressed. -Yves Behar

I see my role as a scholar announcing that women's feelings of unworthiness and insecurity often may be traced to training in a male-oriented religion, and I'm trying to investigate a richer spiritual life for both sexes. -Barbara G. Walker

I have never liked the 'Been there done that' thing… You hear that all the time from people, and I think it's just based on pure insecurity… Each person is going to have their own unique take on something. -Rachel Kushner

I think it was very important for me to look at starting to build a safety net so that I didn't feel the insecurity of the ups and downs of finances because I might do no film a year, or I might do six commercials, or I might do none. -Priyanka Chopra

It's often out of my own insecurity. If I'm picky, it's for that reason. I want to be able to bring my best to the table. So if I'm not connecting to something, then I'm not gonna hold up my end of the bargain, and that's really embarrassing. -Rachel McAdams

Actors, by very definition, we want people to pay attention to us, and so usually, that comes in the package of insecurity. So if we're not comfortable, we don't really show you a lot. -Jason Bateman

I have my moments of insecurity and figuring out what's going on and what I'm supposed to do, but if you don't push yourself, you're not growing, so where do you go? -Selena Gomez

I'm not that worried about war. Insecurity is the word I would use – insecurity and tension and conflict. I thought civilized people had abandoned wars. Sometimes people don't make rational decisions. -Mohammad Javad Zarif

It's almost impossible to have security at the expense of insecurity of others. It's almost impossible to have prosperity when there is a huge problem of poverty and backwardness all over the world. -Mohammad Javad Zarif

After I found that I had become an actor, slightly to my surprise, I did have some insecurity, and I did take some rather strange acting classes at a place called The Actor's Studio in London. I don't think they did me any good at all. -Hugh Grant

I always felt like my value was much more in my intellect than it was in my appearance, and so that's what I spent time cultivating. And some of that I get from my mother, some of that comes from the schools that I went to, and some of that comes from probably insecurity. -Kerry Washington

Is the modern social pattern of unending change and movement the cause of two modern diseases, insecurity and dissatisfaction? How lucky Thomas Hood was to be able to write, 'I remember, I remember the house where I was born.' I don't even know what mine looked like! -Spike Milligan

I don't even know where to start in terms of people having such an issue about color, especially being dark. I just think on different levels it's ignorance; it's no belief, no confidence, it's insecurity, so you want to inflict it on somebody else. -Alek Wek

I'm still learning and trying to become a better actor. I still feel insecurity. -Dave Bautista

It's a powerful thing to be able to write a song. Even the least powerful feeling – like insecurity – that makes you feel weak when you experience it, when you write about it, you are powerful. -Banks

You can be more productive, confident, comfortable with insecurity. -Marilyn Ferguson

I think we are all insecure, and there is nothing wrong in accepting that. But the problem arises when we try to counter this insecurity by cultivating this illusion of control, and we start taking ourselves and everything we know too seriously. -Sushant Singh Rajput

Females should stand by each other, especially in an industry which seems to try so hard to pin us up against each other and make us fight. It's not about that for me. I refuse to be sucked into a twisted world of insecurity and lose who I am. -Charli XCX

Me not finishing school – in my head, I still have this insecurity when I'm talking to someone educated. -The Weeknd

Donald Trump has got unlimited number of insecurities. But the No. 1 one thing, I would say, is his insecurity with his intellect. There's a reason why he always refers to where he went to college and, you know, that, 'I'm a smart person.' You know, it may be narcissism. But I think it really reflects an insecurity. -Mark Cuban

I teach at Harvard, and focusing on understanding this problem on a national level is a big priority of mine right now – where evictions are going up and down, what cities are actually instituting policies that work, what housing insecurity is doing to our cities, neighbourhoods, our kids. -Matthew Desmond

When people are crass or loudmouthed, it's not because they don't give a damn. It's from fear and insecurity. -Patty Jenkins

I really had a problem with being 'the man.' I'm past it now, but that was my insecurity. I ran from that. I was cool with being No. 3 on the call sheet or No. 2. -Omari Hardwick

A lot of my career and my drive and my passion and my striving to be better and better was built on insecurity. -Wendy Whelan

The men who use Bumble appreciate a confident woman, a woman who has a voice. A lot of men suffer from insecurity and fear rejection, too. Bumble removes that fear, as they don't have to make the first move, so it benefits both men and women. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Trump, in the crinkling of an eye, senses better than anyone the insecurity of people, that nobody knows whether anything is good or bad until they are told, and he is quite willing to tell them immediately. -Jimmy Breslin

Here is what I know. When you're running a successful company or an organization, you can take this human equation to the bank: underconfidence plus insecurity always equals paranoia and backstabbing. -Anthony Scaramucci

The insecurity that comes from being behind bars with, at best, imperfect oversight makes us all feel responsible only for ourselves. We end up either docile, apathetic, and unwilling to engage with each other, or hostile, angry, violent, and resentful. -Chelsea Manning

Insecurity is very common among actors. When I started giving interviews and talking to people that I didn't know, it was a nightmare. I've learned how to deal with interviews and insecurity; I've gotten used to it. -Marion Cotillard

Place and displacement have always been central for me. A type of insecurity goes with that: you are always following the cues, like learning the dance steps when the dance is already under way. -Claire Messud

Singaporeans generally feel more secure these days. One of our tasks is to remind them that this, a result of a continuing act of will and an appropriate sense of insecurity, is very helpful. -Lee Hsien Loong

It's really hard not to fall into that trap of insecurity when you're a model. Beforehand, I never looked at myself in a huge monitor with 30 people around it every day. -Paloma Elsesser

I was very lucky: I started acting in this highly subsidized German theater world, so there was not so much job insecurity. We had great working conditions, long rehearsal times, well paid. -Barbara Sukowa

I started out at Procter & Gamble marketing panty liners, so basically selling women insecurity. I thought there must be more to life than this. Then I was on set for a Dr. Scholl's commercial, and I asked one of the execs, 'How do you get a job behind the camera?' and he said, 'Film school.' So I quit and applied to NYU. -Dee Rees

Some men feel threatened by the idea of feminism. This comes, I think, from the insecurity triggered by how boys are brought up, how their sense of self-worth is diminished if they are not 'naturally' in charge as men. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It's interesting, the acting thing. I think it must be a deep sense of insecurity that made me want to explore other characters. -Trudie Styler

I have insecurity problems like every teenage girl, but you have to work through them. -Lauren Alaina

There are so many people who have eating disorders or who body shame themselves every day or have some sort of insecurity, and I feel like I have a direct reach to some of those people. -Lauren Alaina

Labour allowed ourselves to be painted as anti-business for talking about insecurity, when in reality, the opposite was true. -Sadiq Khan

Blurryface is this character that I came up with that represents a certain level of insecurity. -Tyler Joseph

When I used to teach yoga in Bangalore and Mumbai, I noticed many clients struggling to cope with their weight. During some days, they would come in with plans to work out harder than usual because of events they'd have to attend later that week. The insecurity of appearance is something everyone goes through… even I. -Anushka Shetty

Competitiveness only comes with insecurity. -Lara Pulver

What dragged me down was not being mayor – it was insecurity, the need to be accepted by everyone, the pleasure syndrome. That's what brought me down. -Marion Barry

I think everybody, especially every woman that you speak to, has gone through periods of their life where they feel uncertain or insecure. But I've been fortunate in my own life never to have gone through extended periods of crippling insecurity. -Rachel Brosnahan

You're only as good as your last joke, your last show, your last whatever. The confidence is there, but underneath, there is always insecurity. -Ray Romano

People without fathers tend to have two predominant characteristics. They tend to believe anything is possible. At the same time there's an anxiety and an unending insecurity. It's a very American thing because back in the past, we lost our fathers or father. The king. -Bennett Miller

Sometimes I'm on a TV set, and I can't feel what I'm supposed to feel as that character because I've not worked my way up to that point. I think there's a bit more insecurity on a set – you've got to blag it, or you've got to do what you've been paid a lot of money to do in a very short space of time. -Michael Socha

Horror of any kind is dependent on a certain amount of insecurity and paranoia from the audience. And it feeds on that and works on that. -James Purefoy

It's not attractive to be talking down about yourself all the time. All you continue to do to yourself is pull yourself further down into a deeper place of depression and sadness and insecurity and fear and hopelessness, so it's like, having God in your life is important, accepting who you are is important, regardless of what you look like. -Lamman Rucker

We are in an era of chronic insecurity and growing inequalities. In that context, we need to have new mechanisms for income distribution which give people a sense of security. -Guy Standing

Think of a public library, worth more for those who cannot afford numerous books. Think of a public waterway or fishing ground. All types of commons have imputed monetary value that together comprise a source of social income. As such, the commons reduces economic inequality and insecurity in society. -Guy Standing

Chronic insecurity will not be overcome by minimum wage laws, tax credits, means-tested benefits, or workfare. -Guy Standing

The precariat is today's mass class, which is both dangerous, in rejecting old political party agendas, and transformative, in wanting to become strong enough to be able to abolish itself, to abolish the conditions of insecurity and inequality that define it. -Guy Standing

Successive governments in the U.K. have worked to create a more flexible labour market, which also meant labour insecurity. They allowed wages to drop and non-wage benefits to shrivel, creating worse inequality than statistics reveal. -Guy Standing

What we can say with confidence is that the technological revolution is worsening inequality, due mostly to mechanisms that limit free markets. It is also bringing about disruptive change that is intensifying insecurity and may indeed lead to large-scale labor displacement. -Guy Standing

Many of the ethnic and other parochial tensions that have tended to create insecurity and outright conflict, time and time again, are largely as a result of failure to deliberately undertake nation-building efforts. -Yemi Osinbajo

I feel I'm such a big part of that insecurity that some girls might have because of my job, that girls think they have to be that picture. And even boys, they think that that picture exists, and it's so frustrating because I don't look like that picture – I wake up not looking like that picture. -Doutzen Kroes

When I was little, my father was one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Suddenly – and how it happened to him was always a great mystery to me – he wasn't a star anymore; he was on the fringe. From the time I was 14, I was always conscious of a sense of worry, of terrific insecurity – agents, phony talk, the waits for the phone to ring. -Jason Robards

I used to have insecurity about my finances, then I announced that I had debt, and now I don't have any insecurities. -Kanye West

Political and economic insecurity inevitably translates into insecurity in people's everyday lives, from lack of access to welfare to the increasing lack of security in the workplace. -Deeyah Khan

I'm just propelled by insecurity; that's what really leads me to want to do better. -Edward Enninful

I just knew I loved music, and I wanted to do something in music, but I couldn't sing, I can't dance, I am an introvert. So I was like, 'What exactly is there for me to do? What can I do?' There's all these questions, there's all these things that are telling you 'no' instead of 'yes.' Those are the things I dealt a lot with, my insecurity. -Karen Civil

I used to be very scared of silence because I felt it was my responsibility to keep people occupied. That definitely spawns from an insecurity in myself. When people aren't enjoying themselves, when I'm involved, it somehow comes back to it being my fault. But I do want people to have a good time. -Dylan Sprouse

A fanboy's heart is filled with love, enthusiasm, and insecurity. -Mary H.K. Choi

I don't think confidence has ever really been one of those things that came naturally for me. If people thought I was confident, it was really just the way I masked my insecurity, because I didn't want people to really get to know the real me. -Joanna Gaines

I'd read a lot about the psychology around rejection and insecurity, and I had noticed that when people feel insecure or rejected, they behave aggressively, erratically. Especially when you can hide behind a screen name or a profile picture. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Feminists must denounce the use of white insecurity – whether in relation to white womanhood, white neighborhoods, white politics, or white wealth – to justify the brutal assaults against black people of all genders. -Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

The creative people I admire seem to share many characteristics: A fierce restlessness. Healthy cynicism. A real world perspective. An ability to simplify. Restraint. Patience. A genuine balance of confidence and insecurity. And most importantly, humanity. -David Droga

As a typical creative, I am all ego and insecurity! -David Droga

I used to think the word 'feminist' reeked of insecurity. A woman who needed to state that she was equal to a man might as well be shouting that she was smart or brave. If you were, you wouldn't need to say it. -Paulina Porizkova

I'm still conscious of whether people really accept me, but that insecurity makes me stronger. -Doug Baldwin

I hear a lot from women in Africa. And not just from dark-skinned women but from all women struggling because of insecurity. They thank me and tell me that I inspire them. And that makes me feel really, really proud. -Khoudia Diop

Death marks our careers as actors – it's often what flings us back into unemployment, the unknown, the insecurity that is the true constant in our profession… and it must be celebrated. -Lela Loren

There is a deep camaraderie of insecurity between us actors. You rehash choices you've made among those who are close to you and inevitably bang your head against the wall when you finally figure out the scene… a day after you shot it! -Lela Loren

It doesn't matter what gender you are, or it doesn't matter what other background you come from: everybody deals with insecurity. -Katy Mixon

In my 15 minutes of fame around 'Diamonds and Dirt,' it was not a healthy time for me because of my insecurity. -Rodney Crowell

Food insecurity is not remotely the same as hunger. -Bret Stephens

I had a gentleman steal or 'misplace' – I guess I should say 'allegedly' – a lot of money from me. It didn't make any sense when it was happening, because I just didn't understand why I didn't have any money. I was a perfect mark because I had all of this shame and insecurity about money. -Baron Vaughn

I don't believe that all folks who supported Donald Trump are racist. I think that there was a lot of economic anxiety, there was a lot of economic panic. A lot of deep-rooted economic insecurity. I think what Trump did, you know, very astutely, was he tapped into this vein, and he promised them a job. -Kevin de Leon

I like living on that edge, musically. I like a bit of insecurity and that feeling of not really knowing what's going to happen. -Kamasi Washington

A leader who is confused or confusing causes too much anxiety, and a leader who is too controlling is revealing more insecurity and a lack of leadership. -Mark Goulston

Every writer, no matter published, unpublished, award-winning, or bestselling, faces insecurity. It crops up everywhere and, in my personal experience, nearly every day. It's just a part of the process. -Rebecca Serle

In fragile and conflict-affected states, education can insulate children from chaos and insecurity and better prepare them to bring about future stability. -Julia Gillard

I don't think there's any space for any negativity or insecurity on the set of 'Housefull 4.' It feels like a big, crazy family. -Kriti Kharbanda

As a country, we can do better. Our home should be a source of stability, not insecurity. This issue is personal for me… even with a steady paycheck, I couldn't pay rent. -Kane Brown

I never let people see me without makeup. And it's not an insecurity thing. The perk of being a girl is being able to wear makeup and dress up. It's another artistic outlet. And the 45 minutes it takes me to get ready… is very therapeutic for me. It's hard to start my day without that. -Kat Von D

We should have solved the current insecurity in the Northeast and South by now. Are the states able to shoulder the burden of the police? You cannot just give someone guns and ammunition, train him, and refuse to pay him. -Muhammadu Buhari

A refugee in the traditional vision is someone who flees from country to another because of persecution or conflict. But what we're witnessing now more and more is a certain number of mega-trends interacting with one another: population growth, urbanization, food insecurity, water scarcity, climate change, and conflict. -Antonio Guterres

There is such insecurity in loving that we see all the pros and cons and then decide how much we want to invest in relationships. -Parvathy

Throughout my childhood, a heavy cloud of pain and disappointment and insecurity hovered over my home, my little street, my neighborhood, Jewish Jerusalem, Jewish Israel. -Amos Oz

I think we're all dealing with insecurity, and we hide that insecurity from the world, which, in turn, just hides us from the world. And it's only once we actually embrace these insecurities and love them that we can really love ourselves and others, fully. -Noah Centineo

There was a lot of procrastination on Cameron's part because of the personal nature of 'Almost Famous.' There was a lot of deep, dark doubt about even doing it. I don't mind being a cheerleader, but I did reach my limit quite a few times. I do my own writing, so I understand, but I was pushed to the point of anger with the insecurity of it. -Nancy Wilson

Many times, people who are self-involved or bullies, it stems from a place of hurt and insecurity within oneself. -Jessica Rothe

I'm here in this industry to work. I respect the work of others equally. There's no sense of insecurity, but definitely, when you see others doing well, you also want to give your best in whatever opportunities you have. -Huma Qureshi

Concern for 'national security' has introduced unprecedented insecurity to living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. -Rashida Tlaib

Most people experience some insecurity regarding one or more of their physical traits. -Gad Saad

Scepticism may be evidence of a healthy and independent mindset; but conspiracism is a virus that feeds off insecurity and bitterness. -Mehdi Hasan

That's the insecurity with our job, because you never know where the next role is coming from. No matter how successful you are, there's always a fear of someone not wanting me to play something else. -Suranne Jones

Fundamentally, the solution to economic insecurity is economic prosperity – an achievable goal. But for anyone who has grown up without financial security, there's a shadow that lies over even those who move towards independence: lack of financial literacy. -Stacey Abrams

I still remember the way children used to tease me. Fat people are really lonely people. In school, girls would be my friends, but guys would generally keep away. A lot of insecurity stems from there. But if you have a strong base, nothing can shake you. -Raveena Tandon

I've had my teeth done, which was a massive insecurity for me. -Cher Lloyd

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