Quotes About Nervous

Quotes tagged as "nervous" (showing 1-30 of 48)
Jacqueline Carey
“A nervous silence loosens tongues”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Liz Reinhardt
“Are you going to kiss me?" I blabbered stupidly.
"I'm working up the nerve," he said softly.”
Liz Reinhardt, Double Clutch

Oscar Wilde
“Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. And that makes me quite nervous.”
Oscar Wilde

Toba Beta
“When you feel nervous, recall your pride.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“Nervous people tend to overreact.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able, - to dress and entertain, and order things”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper

Michele Jaffe
“You talk more when you're nervous," he said, still standing close to her.
"No i don't. That's absurd. I'm just trying to explain to you-"
"Do i make you nervous?"
"No. I'm not nervous."
"You're trembling."
"I'm cold. I'm wearing practically zero clothes."
His glance went to her lips, then back to her eyes. "I noticed.”
Michele Jaffe, Prom Nights from Hell

Evan Roskos
“This is the hour I hide everything
Behind my eyes
To see if you can see
All the trouble my brain's been brewing.

Yes, I feel I am the worst and you are the best
And yet, and yet,
Nothing bad unfolds as we sit,
Young and nervous,
Alive and bursting,
With futures that may not entwine.
Who am I?
Who am I to sabotage what may be too small
For even chaos to notice
And disassemble?”
Evan Roskos, Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

“When I opened the door, Andrew was standing there like a remedy for heart palpitations. Or maybe he made them worse. It was hard to tell.”
N.R. Walker, Spencer Cohen, Book One

Amy Poehler
“I do a weird thing when I am nervous where I tilt my head back like I am super confident. This is my attempt to fake it until I make it, or at the very least make it easier for someone to slit my throat.”
Amy Poehler, Yes Please

“This lunch, however, was going nowhere. Li Yong sat across the table running his mouth like a nervous sewing machine, never missing an opportunity for self-congratulations.”
Michael Benzehabe

Catherynne M. Valente
“She stared into her coffee, sitting in a thin blue dress that tangled in her calves. She often felt that she chased the ideal cup of coffee in her mind from table to table, the rich, thick, creamy coffee, spicy, bittersweet, that betrayed no hint of thinness or chemical flavoring, nothing less than total, fathomless devotion to the state of being itself. Every morning she pulled a delicate cup from its brass hook and filled it, hoping that it would be dark and deep and secret as a forest, and each morning it cooled too fast, had too much milk, stained the cup, made her nervous.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Palimpsest

Sarah J. Maas
“I had to keep my hands clenched at my sides to avoid wiping my sweaty palms on the skirts of my gown as I reached the dining room, and immediately contemplated bolting upstairs and changing into a tunic and pants. But I knew they’d already heard me, or smelled me, or used whatever heightened senses they had to detect my presence, and since fleeing would only make it worse, I found it in myself to push open the double doors.
Whatever discussion Tamlin and Lucien had been having stopped, and I tried not to look at their wide eyes as I strode to my usual place at the end of the table.
“Well, I’m late for something incredibly important,” Lucien said, and before I could call him on his outright lie or beg him to stay, the fox-masked faerie vanished.
I could feel the full weight of Tamlin’s undivided attention on me—on every breath and movement I took. I studied the candelabras atop the mantel beside the table. I had nothing to say that didn’t sound absurd—yet for some reason, my mouth decided to start moving.
“You’re so far away.” I gestured to the expanse of table between us. “It’s like you’re in another room.”
The quarters of the table vanished, leaving Tamlin not two feet away, sitting at an infinitely more intimate table. I yelped and almost tipped over in my chair. He laughed as I gaped at the small table that now stood between us. “Better?” he asked.
I ignored the metallic tang of magic as I said, “How … how did you do that? Where did it go?”
He cocked his head. “Between. Think of it as … a broom closet tucked between pockets of the world.” He flexed his hands and rolled his neck, as if shaking off some pain.
“Does it tax you?” Sweat seemed to gleam on the strong column of his neck.
He stopped flexing his hands and set them flat on the table. “Once, it was as easy as breathing. But now … it requires concentration.”
Because of the blight on Prythian and the toll it had taken on him. “You could have just taken a closer seat,” I said.
Tamlin gave me a lazy grin. “And miss a chance to show off to a beautiful woman? Never.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Amy Poehler
“I think it’s glorious to be nervous. Being nervous is great! How often do we get nervous on a daily basis? Being slightly nervous means you care, and you’re alive, and you’re taking some kind of risk. Hooray for being nervous! A friend told me to substitute the word ‘excitement’ for ‘nervous’. That way you acknowledge the physical feelings without putting a negative spin on things. So to answer your question, sometimes I still get so excited about ‘Update’ that I want to throw up”
Amy Poehler

Cherie M. Hudson
“If anyone tells you love makes you invincible, tell them they're full of shit. Love makes you paranoid and insecure and nervous you're going to fuck it all up and lose the best thing that's ever happened to you.”
Cherie M. Hudson, Undeniable

Caroline Hanson
“Nervousness made her feel nauseous, almost like she had two hearts frantically beating in her chest, instead of one.”
Caroline Hanson, Love is Darkness

Lisa Kleypas
“Miss Hathaway.” Cam spoke gently, while she fidgeted before him. He wanted to take her in his arms and hold her until she quieted. “Do I make you nervous?”
She brought herself to look up at him, her eyes harboring the blue-black glitter of a moonlit lake. “No,” she said immediately. “No, of course you … yes. Yes, you do.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am not at 'peace', then I can be altogether confident that I've placed a larger 'piece' of myself in the hands of someone other than God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Christina Engela
“We got to see a Corsair ship up close – all matt black, no markings, no lights – and practically invisible out here in the dark! What a sight to behold! Most people don’t get to see those bastards up close. That is, for very long! Anyways, the ship was just floating there, no sign of life. Our hails weren’t being answered, and so we assumed the ship was dead in space. Captain Mulligan, gods-rest-his-soul, told me to form a boarding party of security and medics from the sickbay and that we were going over there. We weren’t a military ship, and we’re not Star Marines, so we were lightly armed and quite nervous. I mean, this wasn’t just some of my security section being called out to break up a fight at one of the bars on the promenade, this was serious life-and-death shit! So I said ‘okay’, and told my assistant supervisor, Lisa Garfner, to get them all together. Seven of us shifted over to the other ship with the transmatter (you still use those things, I take it?) not knowing what to expect. It could’ve been anything… and it was. It was crazy.”
Christina Engela, Space Vacation

“Call it anything else if you will—fear, anxiety, nervousness, sweating
—but “shyness” is the historic word for it.”
Richard N. Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Kami Garcia
“Butterflies in your stomach. More like killer bees.”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Creatures

Sarah Glenn Marsh
“I raise my face to his, ready for the crush of his lips against mine, wanting to share more than these nervous breaths.”
Sarah Glenn Marsh, Fear the Drowning Deep

Cindy Skaggs
“Hmm.” Hell, he’d lost his voice. Maybe his capacity for thought. They were headed where his body had wanted her since the day they met. Blood surged to his groin, leaving his brain defenseless. “What’s that?”

She rubbed a finger across his lower lip. “Do I make you nervous?”

She threw off his equilibrium, but he could work with that since he was trained to adapt to new and dangerous situations. He licked his lips, letting his tongue brush the finger she still pressed against him.

“I can handle you.”

“Oh, sweetheart, I doubt it.”
Cindy Skaggs, Fight By The Team

Maggie Stiefvater
“His presence, so strange and wonderful, seemed to fill the room and press against me. I didn't think I'd ever sleep again.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Could he hear my heart pounding?”
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

“Great! I’m addressing the King of Altoln…about who knows what, but I’m at the centre of it and everyone’s looking at me now, oh for all the gods’ sake Falchion, swallow it down and say something damn you.”
J.P.Ashman

Catherynne M. Valente
“How we would like to argue with September, and tell her that in the waiting lies the pleasure! That we here in the world of sensible folk know how to wait without twisted-up bellies and tapping feet and wishing for the sun to hurry up and rise and set. That a clever person is never bored, and a bored person is never clever. But though I am sly, I am a trickster, I am even cruel—I cannot lie.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

“Pick this one, she vibrates!”
Erica Larsen, Bad Boy Nice Guy

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