Anxious Quotes

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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

“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

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

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

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

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

Tobe Hanson
“If you feel anxiety or depression, you are not in the present. You are either anxiously projecting the future or depressed and stuck in the past. The only thing you have any control over is the present moment; simple breathing exercises can make us calm and present instantly.”
Tobe Hanson, The Four Seasons Way of Life:: Ancient Wisdom for Healing and Personal Growth

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

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Go to bed! Someone is anxious to come into your dream.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

John Corey Whaley
“Dr. Webb says that life is so full of complications and confusion that humans oftentimes find it hard to cope. This leads to people throwing themselves in front of trains and spending all their money and not speaking to their relatives and never going home for Christmas and never eating anything with chocolate in it.
Life, he says, doesn't have to be so bad all the time. We don't have to be so anxious about everything. We can just be. We can get up, anticipate that the day will probably have a few good moments and a few bad ones, and then just deal with it. Take it all in and deal as best as we can.”
John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

Moryah DeMott
“You had me believing that I was crazy. Every time I broke down over what seemed like nothing, it was you.’ Bade ran an anxious hand through his hair.
‘Well, that’s love isn’t it?’ Davina took his restless hand. ‘Love is crazy and irrational, and anything less would be boring.”
Moryah DeMott, Timeless

Joseph Conrad
“I was anxious to deal with this shadow by myself alone -- and to this day I don't know why I was so jealous of sharing with any one the peculiar blackness of that experience.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Worry leads to weary.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Catherine Lacey
“What I was to do with my hands suddenly became a distinct and unsolvable problem.”
Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

Joyce Rachelle
“You won't stress over it unless you care.”
Joyce Rachelle

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If we live in the moment every misery shall fade.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Garth Risk Hallberg
“I didn't drink, I told him, with that embarrassed feeling I got whenever I was reminded that I had a body, that I looked like anything at all.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We worry about many things. And pray about few things.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Peaceful roads are for the unpeaceful minds; restful attracts the unrestful; the empty streets of tranquillity pull the anxious souls towards itself!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Emma Mills
“I know that she hates change. She gets anxious about the future.”
Emma Mills

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We spend a huge chunk of our lives worrying about whether or not we will eventually get the person and/or the things we need or want. Once we get them, we spend the rest of our lives worrying about whether or not we will eventually lose them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I drank because it was lovely and I needed a calm to understand the reality.”
Dominic Riccitello

Deborah Bravandt
“Anxiety always originates from a lie. All lies, whether self generated or accepted from another person, will resonate as a pendulum swinging to and fro as a reminder of an inconsistency with truth and impeccability. The further the lie is carried, the more the intensity of anxiety builds. The feeling may begin as unease, building to angst, translating to anxiety, panic, and even dread. Ultimately, anxiety creates stagnancy. What's the solution? Speak the truth even if it scares you. Be authentic.”
Deborah Bravandt

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people worry about money way more often than most people who have or earn way less money than them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“To calm your anxious mind, fear not and love yourself without judgment.”
Debasish Mridha MD

Kangoma Kindembo
“Danger is only when we feel the insecurity of what pains us the most.”
Kangoma Kindembo

“… i promised myself never to look into the past
but on perfect summer days i get anxious i want to begin again”
Laura Villareal, Poems to Carry in Your Pocket

“At times, the frontier seemed so precarious, pioneers felt like they would be better off standin’ bare-assed in a nest of rattlers!”
Lee E. Hollingsworth

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