In this brief blog post, we will cover a list of anxiety quotes which may be able to help you if you are experiencing a moment of anxiety or going through a panic attack.
To find the anxiety quotes below we conducted a Google search as you have likely done on anxiety quotes and then spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the est anxiety quotes we found.
There are many anxiety quotes which we have missed out but what we love about these anxiety quotes is that they are anxiety quotes from everyday people like you and me.
There are more anxiety quotes which you may find useful that we haven’t mentioned here so if you have any other anxiety quotes which you feel we should have added to this list of anxiety quotes then please recommend them at the bottom of this anxiety quote post.
If you have some other anxiety quotes you want to add to this list then you can suggest some of them in the comments.
How do you deal with anxiety quotes?
Anxiety quotes are a very good way to deal with anxiety and find relatable content about anxiety and use them as a positive reinforcement tool.
Some anxiety quotes are from people defining their own issues using anxiety quotes to define their problems and thereby in the same vein using anxiety quotes to solve some of their anxiety issues by expressing them.
How do you calm someone with anxiety?
If someone is having an anxiety attack next to you.
You can calm then down by encouraging them to take deep long breathes and breath out slowly.
The deep long breathes should be slow and consistent.
You should also try and encourage them with a lot of positive statements which you feel will be helpful for the particular scenario.
How do you know you are having a panic attack?
You may know you are having a panic attack if you suddenly find that you find difficulty breathing and it feels like the air isn’t actually going into your lungs.
If you also feel like you are choking or you feel consumed by something you can’t really describe then you may be having a panic attack.
You should try taking deep breathes in a slow pattern to calm yourself down and seek further medical help if you feel you need it.
What meds help anxiety?
There are various meds that help anxiety but you should speak with your doctor about this as taking over the counter meds which help anxiety may not be the best choice for your long term mental health.
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The first batch of 20 quotes
Anxiety quote : “I lay on my floor crying again… shaking. Searching for inner strength and coming up empty. My eyes burned and my mouth was dry as I sucked on air that seemed to keep getting thicker and harder to breathe. I tried to leave again, but ended up leaning my forehead against the door, feeling defeated and wishing the Grim Reaper would come for me in all his silky, black glory.”
― Nathan Daniels
Anxiety quote: “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.
– Robert Tew”
Anxiety quote: “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
— Pema Chodron”
Anxiety quote: “It’s true, I did say I wanted girlfriends,” I capitulated hesitantly, “but couldn’t we start with something smaller and less terrifying? Like maybe spend a weekend at a crack house? I heard those people are very nonjudgmental, and if you accidentally say something offensive you can just blame it on their hallucinations.”
― Jenny Lawson, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Anxiety quote: “Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being.”
― Walter Brueggemann
“Feelings and stories of unworthiness and shame are perhaps the most binding element in the trance of fear. When we believe something is wrong with us, we are convinced we are in danger. Our shame fuels ongoing fear, and our fear fuels more shame. The very fact that we feel fear seems to prove that we are broken or incapable. When we are trapped in trance, being fearful and bad seem to define who we are. The anxiety in our body, the stories, the ways we make excuses, withdraw or lash out—these become to us the self that is most real.”
― Tara Brach
Quote on anxiety: “My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t even notice a change on the outside but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when, in reality, I’m just overwhelmed.”
Anxiety quote: “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
– Deepak Chopra
Anxiety quote: “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Anxiety quote: “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”
– Dan Millman
Anxiety quote: “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.”
– Danielle LaPorte
Anxiety quote: “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
– Olin Miller
Anxiety quote: “You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
– Wayne Dyer
“One source of frustration in the workplace is the frequent mismatch between what people must do and what
people can do. When what they must do exceeds their capabilities, the result is anxiety. When what they must do falls short of their capabilities,
the result is boredom. But when the
match is just right, the results can be glorious. This is the essence of flow.”
― Daniel H. PInk
Anxiety quote:“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”
– Jennifer Elisabeth
“It’s been my experience that people always assume that generalized anxiety disorder is preferable to social anxiety disorder, because it sounds more vague and unthreatening, but those people are totally wrong. For me, having generalized anxiety disorder is basically like having all of the other anxiety disorders smooshed into one. Even the ones that aren’t recognized by modern science. Things like birds-will-probably-smother-me-in-my-sleep anxiety disorder and I-keep-crackers-in-my-pocket-in-case-I-get-trapped-in-an-elevator anxiety disorder. Basically I’m just generally anxious about f***ing everything. In fact, I suspect that’s how they came up with the name.”
― Jenny Lawson
Anxiety quote: “Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
– Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Quote on anxiety: “Silence is the most powerful scream.”
Anxiety quote: “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”
– Mandy Hale
Quote on anxiety: “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”
Anxiety quote: “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”
– Paulo Coelho
Anxiety quote: “Freedom is anxiety’s petri dish. If routine blunts anxiety, freedom incubates it. Freedom says, “Even if you don’t want to make choices, you have to, and you can never be sure you have chosen correctly.” Freedom says, “Even not to choose is to choose.” Freedom says, “So long as you are aware of your freedom, you are going to experience the discomfort that freedom brings.” Freedom says, “You’re on your own. Deal with it.”
― Daniel Smith, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
Anxiety quote: “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
– Steve Maraboli
“The way to misuse our possessions is to use them as an insurance against the morrow. Anxiety is always directed to the morrow, whereas goods are in the strictest sense meant to be used only for to-day.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship
Quote on anxiety: “It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.”
Anxiety quote: “Anxiety is love’s greatest . It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ~Anais Nin
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
— Dan Millman”
“I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.” -Dr.Reid/Criminal Minds
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
Anxiety quote: “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt
“Memory is a barricade against forgetting; light is a bulwark against darkness; life is a flex against the stillness of the grave. Maybe that’s what I’m trying to do here, clear a space in all the debris, through all the anxieties and worries, where I can just exist, easily and simply, entire, for as long as I have left.”
― Helen Humphreys, Wild Dogs
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know, because it’s an inward thing. It feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. You get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath, but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal, as long as no one tries to speak to you.”
Quote on anxiety: “Social anxiety isn’t a choice. I wish people knew how badly I wish I could be like everybody else, and how hard it is to be affected by something that can bring me to my knees every single day.”
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.”
– Etty Hillesum
“The apprehension of this blessed truth (God’s faithfulness) will check our murmurings. The Lord knows what is best for each of us, and one effect or resting on this truth will be the silencing of our petulant complainings. God is greatly honored when, under trial and chastening, we have good thoughts of Him, vindicate His wisdom and justice, and recognize His love in His very rebukes.”
― A. W. Pink
Quote on anxiety: “When I say can’t take on even one more thing, I really need you to understand I really just can’t.”
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety makes you sit there and overthink every single things. At times it makes you think people in your life are leaving you. You begin to feel abandoned, and not worth anything because the most important people in your life don’t want you.”
Quote on anxiety: “The thing about an anxiety disorder is that you know it is stupid. You know with all your heart that it wasn’t a big deal and that it should roll off of you. But that is where the disorder kicks in. Suddenly the small things is very big and it keeps growing in your head, flooding your chest, and trying to escape from under your skin. You know with all of your heart that you’re being ridiculous and you hate every minute of it.”
The second batch of 20 anxiety quotes
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
– Winston Churchill
Quote on anxiety: “It’s okay not to do everything at once. Take your time.”
“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
– Dean Smith
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety is having to remind myself that being afraid of things going wrong isn’t the way to make things go right.”
“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
– Henry Ward Beecher
“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, ‘Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?’ To which the man responded, ‘That’s your worry’”
– Max Lucado
Quote on anxiety: “I realized today that I have stopped living life. I am literally just trying to get to the next day, just living in the thought of tomorrow. I am not living, I am waiting. And the trouble is, I don’t know what I am exactly waiting for. I am kind of scared for what it might be.”
“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”
– Robert Eliot
“There are times when I’m caught up in everything and I have to say to myself, “Please feel good; please feel better; everything’s okay; you’re fine; things aren’t falling apart; take a second; get back to a place where you realize that you don’t actually have real problems.” That happens. You never know when those tables are gonna turn… For me, confidence is something that can come crashing down in one second.”
― Taylor Swift
“Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
“At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.” – Anonymous
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa
“Life seems to be a process of replacing one anxiety with another and substituting one desire for another–which is not to say that we should never strive to overcome any of our anxieties or fulfil any of our desires, but rather to suggest that we should perhaps build into our strivings an awareness of the way our goals promise us a respite and a resolution that they cannot, by definition, deliver.”
― Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety is the most silently painful experience. It makes no sense and you sit alone and suffer for an unknown reason. You can’t explain it. You can’t stop it, It is horrible.”
“The most incredible architecture
Is the architecture of Self,
which is ever changing, evolving, revolving and has unlimited beauty and light inside which radiates outwards for everyone to see and feel.
With every in breathe
you are adding to your life
and every out breathe you are releasing what is not contributing to your life.
Every breathe is a re-birth.”
― Allan Rufus, The Master’s Sacred Knowledge
Quote on anxiety: “I’ve only just realized how utterly exhausted and drained I am after living in a near constant state of fight or flight for so long.”
Quote on anxiety: “I am safe right now. This will fade away. I am not in danger. I am getting enough air. I am starting to relax. I feel calmer. I am going to be okay.”
“All the greatest blessings are a source of anxiety, and at no time should fortune be less trusted than when it is best; to maintain prosperity there is need of other prosperity, and in behalf of the prayers that have turned out well we must make still other prayers. For everything that comes to us from chance is unstable, and the higher it rises, the more liable it is to fall. Moreover, what is doomed to perish brings pleasure to no one; very wretched, therefore, and not merely short, must the life of those be who work hard to gain what they must work harder to keep. By great toil they attain what they wish, and with anxiety hold what they have attained; meanwhile they take no account of time that will never more return.”
“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
— Grenville Kleiser”
“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”
– Mary Hemingway
“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” ~Jodi Picoult
“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. Henry David Thoreau “
Quote on anxiety: “I worry my depression and anxiety are always going to keep me from being the person I dreamed of becoming.”
“An experience like ‘The West Wing’ is what I would imagine – even though I’ve never done it – that surfing feels like. It’s, like, ‘Whoa! I can just stand up here and ride this without all the anxiety!’ Bradley Whitford”
“Mary Lou suddenly realizes that Mack calls the temperature number because he is afraid to talk on the telephone, and by listening to a recording, he doesn’t have to reply. It’s his way of pretending that he’s involved. He wants it to snow so he won’t have to go outside. He is afraid of what might happen. But it occurs to her that what he must really be afraid of is women. Then Mary Lou feels so sick and heavy with her power over him that she wants to cry. She sees the way her husband is standing there in a frozen pose. Mack looks as though he could stand there all night with the telephone receiver against his ear.”
― Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories
Quote on anxiety: “My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t even notice a change on the outside, but I’m honesty so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when in reality I’m just overwhelmed.”
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
— Benjamin Franklin”
“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day. – Karen Salmansohn”
“It’s really sad how one day I’ll seem to have everything going right then the next day I’ll lose everything so fast.” -Unknown
“The single most important move is to accept that we’ll always be anxious. There is no need on top of everything else to be anxious, that we’re anxious. The mood is no sign that our lives have gone wrong, merely that we’re alive.
— The School of Life, Why We’re All So Anxious”
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
— Khalil Gibran, A quote by Kahlil Gibran”
Quote on anxiety: “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Quote on anxiety: “When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.”
“People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people. Deepika Padukone“
“I thought too much, lived too much in the mind. It was hard to make decisions.
— Donna Tartt, The Secret History”
“I wouldn’t call it anxiety so much as dying without dying.
— so sad today, via twitter.com”
“Each day you only have a limited amount of time and energy. Don’t waste it stressing about things you cannot control. – Karen Salmansohn”
The third batch of 20 anxiety quotes
“Worry does not keep it from raining tomorrow, but it does keep it from being sunny today.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Confidence is what we get when we take fear, face it and replace it.”
― Tim Fargo
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou
Quote on anxiety: “I’m terrified that even if I try my hardest, I still won’t be good enough.”
Quote on anxiety: “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
“Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.”
– Cheryl Strayed
Quote on anxiety: “You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like hell. You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you anxious. And you are amazing for trying and holding on no matter how hard life gets.”
Quote on anxiety: “Note to self: I don’t have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breathe, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.”
Quote on anxiety: “I had people saying “it’s all in your head”. Do you honestly think I want to feel this way?.”
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.
— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910”
“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” – Pema Chodron
“If you’re stressing over happiness, you’re doing it wrong!”
― Shannon L. Alder
Quote on anxiety: “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
Quote on anxiety: “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”
“Alcohol has its own well-know defects as a medication for depression but no one has ever suggested – ask any doctor – that it is not the most effective anti-anxiety agent yet known.”
― Joan Didion, Blue Nights
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
– Mother Teresa
“In looking back now, I see how it began in my childhood, altho’ I was not conscious of the necessity until ’67 or ’68 when I broke down first, acutely, and had violent turns of hysteria. As I lay prostrate after the storm with my mind luminous and active and susceptible of the clearest, strongest impressions, I saw so distinctly that it was a fight simply between my body and my will, a battle in which the former was to be triumphant to the end….So, with the rest, you abandon the pit of your stomach, the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, and refuse to keep them sane when you find in turn one moral impression after another producing despair in the one, terror in the others, anxiety in the third and so on until life becomes one long flight from remote suggestion and complicated eluding of the multifold traps set for your undoing.”
― Alice James, The Diary of Alice James
Quote on anxiety: “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid.”
“I realized that I was okay with myself. I was quirky and withdrawn and loud, but I liked that. I smiled at strangers without thinking they were going to attack me and drag me into their cars. I went to doctors’ offices and touched magazines that had been touched by sick people.”
― Anna White, Mended: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Leaps of Faith
“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.” — attributed to Bernard-Paul Heroux
“Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stop living in the land of why. There are no happy answers to “why me?” “Why didn’t I?” “Why did I?” If you must ask any questions, ponder: “How can I grow?” “What’s in my control to change?” “What’s a gain in my pain?” – Karen Salmansohn
“I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me.
— Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis”
“Because it is possible to create — creating one’s self, willing to be one’s self, as well as creating in all the innumerable daily activities (and these are two phases of the same process) — one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever. Now creating, actualizing one’s possibilities, always involves negative as well as positive aspects. It always involves destroying the status quo, destroying old patterns within oneself, progressively destroying what one has clung to from childhood on, and creating new and original forms and ways of living. If one does not do this, one is refusing to grow, refusing to avail himself of his possibilities; one is shirking his responsibility to himself. Hence refusal to actualize one’s possibilities brings guilt toward one’s self. But creating also means destroying the status quo of one’s environment, breaking the old forms; it means producing something new and original in human relations as well as in cultural forms (e.g., the creativity of the artist). Thus every experience of creativity has its potentiality of aggression or denial toward other persons in one’s environment or established patterns within one’s self. To put the matter figuratively, in every experience of creativity something in the past is killed that something new in the present may be born. Hence, for Kierkegaard, guilt feeling is always a concomitant of anxiety: both are aspects of experiencing and actualizing possibility. The more creative the person, he held, the more anxiety and guilt are potentially present.”
― Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety
Quote on anxiety: “Anything you’re trying to will is focused on the future; it’s always associated with some sort of anxiety that makes the present moment somewhat uncomfortable.”
“No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.
– Karen Salmansohn”
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” — Deepak Chopra
“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” — Steve Maraboli
“Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.” -Unknown
“The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. Wayne Dyer“
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety can feel as huge as the big, blue sea, but remember that the sea is made up of smaller waves.”
Quote on anxiety: “Most people don’t realize the strength it takes to pull yourself out of an anxiety attack. So if you’ve ever donde that, I’m proud of you.”
“In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go” – Jack Kornfield
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King
“I had a strong sudden instinct that I must be alone. I didn’t want to see any people at all. I had seen so many people all my life — I was an average mixer, but more than average in a tendency to identify myself, my ideas, my destiny, with those of all classes that came in contact with. I was always saving or being saved — in a single morning I would go through the emotions ascribable to Wellington at Waterloo. I lived in a world of inscrutable hostiles and inalienable friends and supporters.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up
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The fourth batch of 20 anxiety quotes
“God knows we have our own demons to be cast out, our own uncleanness to be cleansed. Neurotic anxiety happens to be my own particular demon, a floating sense of doom that has ruined many of what could have been, should have been, the happiest days of my life, and more than a few times in my life I have been raised from such ruins, which is another way of saying that more than a few times in my life I have been raised from death – death of the spirit anyway, death of the heart – by the healing power that Jesus calls us both to heal with and to be healed by.”
― Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” —Kahlil Gibran
“No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; But grateful take the good I find, The best of now and here.
— John G. Whittier “
“It’s not time to worry yet.” — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“ No matter where you are in life, celebrate it. It’s either a product of your growth or a place that will help you to grow. Cheers to today! “ Unknown
“ I’m tired of people telling me to ‘stop thinking negatively’ and to ‘just let it go’ and ‘stop trying to control everything’ because I can’t. People need to understand that anxiety is a mental health disorder, and it can’t just be turned off.
— Elizabeth Weinberger, My Anxiety Isn’t ‘Quirky’ — It’s Exhausting “
Quote on anxiety: “Telling me my greatest fears aren’t real or going to happen doesn’t help me.”
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” – Lao Tzu
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Quote on anxiety: “Telling someone with anxiety to just calm down is like telling someone with epilepsy to just stop having a seizure.”
“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.”
– Edwin Elliot
“The trouble is, depression doesn’t come with handy symptoms like spots and a temperature, so you don’t realize it at first. You keep saying ‘I’m fine’ to people when you’re not fine. You think you should be fine. You keep saying to yourself: ‘Why aren’t I fine?”
― Sophie Kinsella, Finding Audrey
“Don’t talk yourself into falling in love with someone. Either, you are in love or you are not. True love is not a choice. It is something you know in your heart when all guilt, doubt and fear are removed.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“They say, “Look before you leap.” So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure. Look for the opportunity to leap, and leap faster than your fear can grab you. Leap before you talk yourself out of it, before you convince yourself to set up a temporary camp that turns into a permanent delay on your journey into your own heart.”
― Vironika Tugaleva
Quote on anxiety: “No matter how irrational I may sound, it’s real to me.”
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”
– Lily Tomlin
“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.”
– Eckhart Tolle
Quote on anxiety: “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear and how to be free from it.”
Quote on anxiety: “I will breathe I will think of a solution I will not let my worry control me. I will not let me stress break me. I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit.”
“I know a little something about fear, honey. I know what a relief it feels like to give into it at first. It’s not hard to persuade yourself that you’re doing the right thing—that you’re making the smart, safe decision. But fear is insidious. It takes anything you’re willing to give it, the parts of your life you don’t mind cutting out, but when you’re not looking, it takes anything else it damn well pleases, too.”
― Andrea Lochen, Imaginary Things
“Badger had been waiting with ever increasing certainty for that brown, government stamped envelope, to hit the floor with the impact of several atomic bombs; the shockwaves hitting him before the sound could penetrate his ears.”
― Paul Howsley, The Year of the Badgers
“Om is the presence which steals away. It steals away the ordinary mundane existence of strife, struggle and duality; it steals away anxiety, aggression, fear, grief and sorrow; it steals away the debris of anger, hatred, confusion and ignorance, to fill us with the nectar of joy, immortality and life eternal.”
― Banani Ray, Glory of OM: A Journey to Self-Realization
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.”
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” — Zig Ziglar
“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller
“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” – Sylvia Plath
“My body thinks something is gravely wrong, but my brain doesn’t have a clue what to do about it, so it starts racing to the worst possible conclusions.”
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli
“When you notice yourself desperately trying to think of an excuse to avoid a new experience out of FEAR, ANXIETY or INSECURITY, make the decision to say: “sure, I’ll do it” , and see how your life improves.”
― Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
Quote on anxiety: “The worst feeling in the world is trying to hold back a panic attack in public.”
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
– Maya Angelou
“Life is 10 percent what you experience and 90 percent how you respond to it.” ~Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
“People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people. Deepika Padukone”
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”– Lao Tzu
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle..” – Christian D Larson
The fifth batch of 20 anxiety quotes
“Many people suffer alone and in silence because they are scared or ashamed. They feel weak…or pitiful. How can a person be incapable of having joy? “Why can’t I just have a good time? Why can’t I get on with it?” And for those in the spotlight who live under the microscope of public scrutiny fear being discovered, ridiculed, and shunned should their illness be discovered. So they wear a mask for the public, and sometimes even for themselves.”
― Sahar Abdulaziz, But You Look Just Fine: Unmasking Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
– Marcus Aurelius
Quote on anxiety: “This is one of the most frustrating things about having an anxiety disorder; knowing as you’re freaking out that there’s no reason to be freaked out, but lacking the ability to shut the emotion down.”
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Quote on anxiety: “I literally have to remind myself all the time, that being afraid of things going wrong isn’t the way to make things go right.”
Quote on anxiety: “Everyday is a struggle even when I’m at my best. My anxiety is always with me and my panic taps me on my shoulder a few times a day. On my good days I can brush it off. On my bad days I just want to stay in bed.”
Quote on anxiety: “This is one of the most frustrating things about having an anxiety disorder; knowing as you’re freaking out that there’s no reason to be freaked out, but lacking the ability to shut the emotion down.”
Quote on anxiety: “My body thinks something is gravely wrong, but my brain doesn’t have a clue what to do about it, so it starts racing to the worst possible conclusions.”
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety isn’t something that goes away; it’s something you learn to control.”
“People are wrong when they say things like, “I didn’t have time to think.” If you’re really worried, or really miserable, those feelings come welling up around the edges of the other things you’re doing, so that you are in the feelings even when you’re working hard at something else.”
― Diana Wynne Jones, Conrad’s Fate
“When both she and I had to deal with our respective demons, my sister saw the darkness as being within and part of herself, the family and the world. I, instead, saw it as a stranger; however lodged within my mind and soul the darkness became, it almost always seemed an outside force that was at war with my natural self.”
― Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Anxiety can keep you from living your life.
“It’s sad actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.” —HealthyPlace.com
“I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.” — John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars
“Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.”
– Robin Hobb
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon
Quote on anxiety: “Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice. It knows all your insecurities and uses them against you. It gets to the point when it’s the loudest voice in the room. The only one you can hear.”
Quote on anxiety: “I get nervous about everything, sometimes I literally dont know why I’m anxious, I just am and no-one seems to understand that.”
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”
– Roy Bennett
“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli
Quote on anxiety: “A panic attack goes from 0 to 100 in an instant. It’s halfway between feeling like you’ll faint and feeling like you’ll die.”
Quote on anxiety: “Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.”
“The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.”
– Charles F. Glassman
“Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
“I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, not just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg
“I miss the person I used to be.” -Unknown
“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
— Arthur Somers Roche”
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
“As we’ve already mentioned, the main premise of the worrier is that things are uniformly dangerous. No risks can be tolerated. It is here, in the mind of the worrier, that the four rules of anxiety come into play: detect danger, catastrophize danger, control all the circumstances, and avoid discomfort. Sticking to this set of rules greatly interferes with one’s ability to assess risks in a balanced and rational way.”
― Robert L. Leahy
“They say certain people aren’t good soldiers because if they’re in a foxhole all night—you know, if you’re creative and smart, you’re thinking about all the different ways someone is going to blow your head off. But if you’re not that smart, you’re just like chilling out. And I feel like that in life. I’m just in the foxhole all day thinking about everything that’s going to go wrong in every possible way.”
― Judd Apatow, Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy
Quote on anxiety: “I am severely overwhelmed with everything. It’s come to a point that even small tasks make me feel like breaking down and crying. Everything is just too much for me now.”
“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” — Virginia Woolf
“I have this problem: I isolate myself, then become upset because I’m lonely.” -Unknown
“Anxiety is love’s greatest enemy. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ― Anaïs Nin
“If a door closes, quit banging on it. Whatever was behind it was not meant for you. Consider than perhaps the door was closed because you’re worth so much more than what was on the other side. “
“Life is short. Stop worrying about what might happen. Live in the moment. Follow your heart. Be with good people. Forget what hurt you – but never forget what it taught you. – Karen Salmansohn “
“At that moment my shyness and anxiety all flooded back and I took a few steps back, and then sank to the ground; crouching, overwhelmed, covering my face. ‘What will he think? What if he already hates me? Maybe I was wrong in the first place? Maybe he didn’t like me at all.’ No matter how much I tried, I wasn’t able to produce a single positive thought to counter my panic. I wasn’t able to take a deep breath and relax. This day had been too eventful. I began to shake furiously, afraid of what was to come. ‘He hates me! He hates me!’ I thought over and over. Hot tears began to fall down my cheeks and I squeezed my eyes trying to stop them. My breathing quickened. What was I doing? I had said what I wanted, proudly, trying to be something to him but here I was: a total mess.
‘What kind of a confession ends in a panic attack? GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF!’ I thought furiously, my efforts rewarded with futility. The world started to spin, my mouth becoming numb for reasons I couldn’t understand, almost as if to prevent me from panicking aloud. As if I had the friggin’ courage.”
― Anja Owona Okoa, What if we’re faeries?
Quote on anxiety: “Anxiety is not being able to sleep because you said something wrong two years ago and can’t stop thinking abou
Quote on anxiety: “I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”
Anxiety quote: “Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”
Quote on anxiety: Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
Quote on anxiety: “Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.”
The sixth batch of 20 anxiety quotes
Anxiety quote: “Don’t let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” ~Deepak Chopra
“The worst feeling in the world is trying to hold back a panic attack in public.” -Unknown
Anxiety quote: “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.”
Anxiety quote: “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Anxiety quote: “People think I’m weak. The fact is, they just don’t know now how strong I am struggling every single day to stay alive.”
Anxiety quote: “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”
“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.” — Natalie Goldberg
“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” ~Brené Brown
Anxiety quote: “Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear.”
“I wake up scared and I’m scared all day. I’m scared of being scared. Scared of “losing it”. Scared of not being able to function. Scared of being hospitalized. Scared that I am not okay. Scared of what life is and if I am wasting mine. Scared that I have no home – that even the place I call home has no bottom to it and I will just keep falling under and under and under.”
― Melissa Broder, So Sad Today: Personal Essays
Quote on anxiety: “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
Anxiety quote: “Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.”
Anxiety quote: “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” — Proverb
Anxiety quote: “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.”
“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Quote on anxiety: “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.”
“Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.”
Anxiety quote: “Worry does nothing but steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.”
Anxiety quote: “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.”
– Lauren Elizabeth
Quote on anxiety: “Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.”
“I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.”
– John Green
Anxiety quote: “The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.” ~Daniel Goleman
Anxiety quote: “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.”
– Stephen Hawking
Anxiety quote: “It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.”
Anxiety quote: “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.”
– Robert Tew
Quote on anxiety: “You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else.”
Anxiety quote: “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”
Anxiety quote: “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
– Roy T. Bennett
Anxiety quote: “I’m a lonely person at heart, i need people but my social anxiety prevents me from being happy.
Anxiety quote: “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
– The Dalai Lama
Anxiety quote: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” —Mary Anne Radmacher
Anxiety quote: “Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.”
– Ana Monnar
Anxiety quote: “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” —English Proverb
“I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. ‘Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.’”
– E. B. White
Anxiety quote: “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.” —Anna Funder
Anxiety quote: “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
– Winston S. Churchill
“When feeling lonely or anxious, most of us have the habit of looking for distractions, which often leads to some form of unwholesome consumption — whether eating a snack in the absence of hunger, mindlessly surfing the Internet, going on a drive, or reading. Conscious breathing is a good way to nourish body and mind with mindfulness.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
“To live by worry is to live against reality.”
– E. Stanley Jones
“Anxiety is practicing failure in advance. Anxiety is needless and imaginary. It’s fear about fear, fear that means nothing.” —Seth Godin
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James
“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” — Jamie Paolinetti
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey
“Worrying about outcomes over which I have no control is punishing myself before the universe has decided whether I ought to be punished.”
– Sherry Thomas
“People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” ~Eckhart Tolle
“Worry in the dark can make it even darker.”
– Camron Wright
“You’re worried about what-ifs. Well, what if you stopped worrying?”
– Shannon Celebi
“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” ~Arthur Somers Roche
“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”
– Grenville Kleiser
“Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid.” -Lauren Elizabeth
Anxiety quote: “Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us.” —Marcus Buckingham
Anxiety quote: “Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
— Dalai Lama “
Anxiety quote: “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
– Amit Ray
Anxiety quote: “Calmness is the cradle of power.” — Josiah Gilbert Holland
Anxiety quote: “Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.”
– Nichiren Daishonen
Anxiety quote: “Confession: Sometimes I get anxious because I don’t feel anxious. Which means I forgot what I was supposed to feel anxious about in the first place and that gives me anxiety.” -Unknown
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne W. Dyer
Anxiety quote: “The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” ~Ernest Hemingway
Anxiety quote: “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”
– Astrid Alauda
Quote on anxiety: “How do you run away from things that are in your head?”
Anxiety quote: “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.”
– Charlie Chaplin
Anxiety quote: “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– William James
Anxiety quote: “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”
– Pema Chodron
Anxiety quote: “Today’s a perfect day for a whole new start. Let go of fear and free your mind. It’s time to open your heart.”
– Chris Butler
Anxiety quote: “Ask your anxiety this question: ‘Why don’t you just leave me alone'”
Anxiety quote: “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”
Anxiety quote: “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer
Anxiety quote: “Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, the soccer game, the recital, and the grocery-run. Take care of yourself.” —@nakedwithanxiety
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Anxiety quotes are a good way for you to find some hope when dealing with your anxiety but anxiety quotes may not be a long term solution to whatever issues you may be facing with your anxiety.
You may want to seek professional medical help if your anxiety persists.
If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.
You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.
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