Quotes About Anxious

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Susan Forward
“Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate. Over-controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves. This makes it difficult for them to mature. Many never outgrow the need for ongoing parental guidance and control. As a result, their parents continue to invade, manipulate, and frequently dominate their lives.”
Susan Forward, Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Susan Forward
“Just as verbally and physically abused children internalize blame, so do incest victims. However, in incest, the blame is compounded by the shame. The belief that ‘it’s all my fault’ is never more intense than with the incest victim. This belief fosters strong feelings of self-loathing and shame. In addition to having somehow to cope with the actual incest, the victim must now guard against being caught and exposed as a ‘dirty, disgusting’ person”
Susan Forward, Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

John Irving
“Don't get your balls crossed about it.”
John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River

“Fear and anxiety affect decision making in the direction of more caution and risk aversion... Traumatized individuals pay more attention to cues of threat than other experiences, and they interpret ambiguous stimuli and situations as threatening (Eyesenck, 1992), leading to more fear-driven decisions. In people with a dissociative disorder, certain parts are compelled to focus on the perception of danger. Living in trauma-time, these dissociative parts immediately perceive the present as being "just like" the past and "emergency" emotions such as fear, rage, or terror are immediately evoked, which compel impulsive decisions to engage in defensive behaviors (freeze, flight, fight, or collapse). When parts of you are triggered, more rational and grounded parts may be overwhelmed and unable to make effective decisions.”
Suzette Boon, Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists

Patricia Highsmith
“Her life was a series of zigzags. At nineteen, she was anxious.”
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

Lemony Snicket
“Like this book, the dictionary shows you that the word "nervous" means "worried about something" -- you might feel nervous, for instance, if you were served prune ice cream for dessert, because you would be worried that it would taste awful -- whereas the word "anxious" means "troubled by disturbing suspense," which you might feel if you were served a live alligator for dessert, because you would be troubled by the disturbing suspense about whether you would eat your dessert or it would eat you.”
Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

Audrey Niffenegger
“Being in love is…anxious,” he said. “Wanting to please, worrying that she will see me as I really am. But wanting to be known. That is…you’re naked, moaning in the dark, no dignity at all…I wanted her to see me and to love me even though she knew everything I am, and I knew her”
Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“how anxiously I yearned for those I had forsaken.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Gillian Flynn
“Ever been in a spelling bee as a kid? That snowy second after the announcement of the word as you sift your brain to see if you can spell it? It was like that, the blank panic.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“How anxiously I yearned for those I had forsake”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

William MacDonald
“God pours out his choicest blessings on those who are anxious that nothing shall stick to their hands. Individuals who value the rainy day above the present agony of the world will get no blessing from God.”
William MacDonald, True Discipleship

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Idolatry happens when you worship or praise anything excessively to the point of causing you to believe it reigns supreme. All things on this earth are temporal, even your very own desires. Be careful that you do not create idols to worship.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

Amy Harmon
“...and I shut off my anxious heart and my nervous head as dusk descended into another night, another meaningless merging, another attempt to find myself as I gave myself away.”
Amy Harmon, A Different Blue

“Now she sat in their dining hall, a book in her lap but unread while she stared blankly across the room.Bercelak’s kin kept themselves busy by sharpening weapons, reading, talking, or setting things on fire with small bursts of flame.”
G.A. Aiken, Dragon Actually

Israelmore Ayivor
“Believe in yourself and relief yourself of the undue anxiety of feelings of incompetency. Leave worry aside and live with the hope that your dominion is not determined by people’s negative opinions!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Mary Crocker Cook
“It is very likely that men who are more gender role identified would never be seen as codependent because so many of their gender role traits are “normal” for an avoidantly attached codependent. Men with gender role conflict may pre-sent as more anxious, in general, and are more likely to be identified as codependent.”
Mary Crocker Cook, Codependency & Men

Israelmore Ayivor
“Pesticide is meant to deal with pests as passion is to deal with unnecessary loss of interest! Passion kills the ghosts of "I can't".”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Carol Shields
“I remember that I did feel, starting my mini-tour, the resident anxiety you develop when you know you've been too lucky; at any moment, maybe next Tuesday afternoon, I would be stricken with something unbearable.”
Carol Shields

“Anxious fills the Enthusiasm that lifts you up from your Tiredness”
Samar Sudha

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Don’t worry. Cast your anxieties upon the Lord!”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Israelmore Ayivor
“Once the barrier is exposed, fear and anxiety reduces! Once the barrier is broken, movement progresses! I decree and I declare the exposure and breakage of both strong and tall barriers ahead of us! We are unstoppable; We are victorious!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Israelmore Ayivor
“Empty complaints are the sources of everyday failure, but not the problem being complained about. Problems are solvable; but not with complaints. A complainer is just an explainer of problems!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never be anxious about maintaining the position you occupy. Be anxious about maintaining your good character and you will never lose your leadership influence!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Cast your anxious thoughts upon the Lord. He waits to hear you speak!”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Charlotte Brontë
“At that time, I well remember whatever could excite - certain accidents of the weather, for instance, were almost dreaded by me, because they woke the being I was always lulling, and stirred up a craving cry I could not satisfy. One night a thunder-storm broke; a sort of hurricane shook us in our beds: the Catholics rose in panic and prayed to their saints. As for me, the tempest took hold of me with tyranny: I was roughly roused and obliged to live. I got up and dressed myself, and creeping outside the basement close by my bed, sat on its ledge, with my feet on the roof of a lower adjoining building. It was wet, it was wild, it was pitch dark. Within the dormitory they gathered round the night-lamp in consternation, praying loud. I could not go in: too resistless was the delight of staying with the wild hour, black and full of thunder, pealing out such an ode as language never delivered to man - too terribly glorious, the spectacle of clouds, split and pierced by white and blinding bolts.”
Charlotte Brontë

Jasper Fforde
“Those that see too much quickly find themselves seeing nothing at all.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

“When you get shy, you’re simply thinking of yourself. Stop it. Step out of yourself.”
Kamand Kojouri

“Sometimes the anxiety takes over and I can’t seem to fathom the love he gives me.”
Dominic Riccitello

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