Insecure Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.”
Shannon Alder

John Lennon
“I was feeling insecure you might not love me anymore”
John Lennon

Criss Jami
“It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Steve Maraboli
“Only insecure boys will belittle a woman. The greatest way to "man-up" is to empower women.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Criss Jami
“Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Love begets wisdom, thus it is, as often misconceived, more than vain layers of tenderness; it is inherently rational and comprehensive of the problem within the problem: for instance, envy is one of the most excused sins in the media of political correctness. Those you find most attractive, or seem to have it all, are often some of the most insecure at heart, and that is because people assume that they do not need anything but defamation.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Sue Grafton
“Insecure people have a special sensitivity for anything that finally confirms their own low opinion of themselves.”
Sue Grafton, B is for Burglar

Shannon L. Alder
“The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don't care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“I am not perfect, but if I looked perfect to everyone I must have been rocking imperfect perfectly to a few imperfect souls that seek imperfection vs. perfection, in an imperfect world where God asks us to seek perfection for our imperfect souls.”
Shannon L. Alder

Beverly Engel
“This is particularly true of those who "love too much" and those who tend to lose themselves in their relationships. Sometimes our love becomes distorted by our feelings of insecurity and our fear of abandonment. This is the often the case with those who become overly controlling and overly smothering of their partner. Others become emotionally abusive because of their fear of intimacy.”
Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

“Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Judith-Victoria Douglas
“Ariel: "Why do such stories always sound so sad? Why can't people part on more amiable terms?"
Danny: "Human nature," he said. "When feelings change and a person is at their most insecure, it's a matter of personal survival, I think. It's not always meant to hurt, but it often does.”
Judith Victoria Douglas, Ariel's Cottage

Jake Wood
“Failure is another emotion I cannot stand to feel, because in adult life I have conditioned myself not to fail at anything. Failure takes me straight back to the feelings of worthlessness I grew up with as a stammering, reclusive little boy.”
Jake Wood , Among You: The Extraordinary True Story of a Soldier Broken By War

Bob Goff
“We make loving people a lot more complicated than Jesus did. Every time I try to protect myself by telling somebody about one of my opinions, God whispers to me and asks about my heart. Why are you so afraid? Who are you trying to impress? Am I really so insecure that I surround myself only with people who agree with me? When people are flat wrong, why do I appoint myself the sheriff to straighten them out? Burning down others’ opinions doesn’t make us right. It makes us arsonists.”
Bob Goff, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Hank Green
“Well, if I weren't so insecure, I would have had neither the opportunity nor the inclination to spend every day of my life getting really good at seeming confident.”
Hank Green, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Leo Tolstoy
“These fits of jealousy, which of late had been more and more frequent, horrified him and, however much he tried to disguise the fact, estranged him from her, although he knew the cause of her jealousy was her love for him. How often he had told himself that to be loved by her was happiness; and now that she loved him only as a woman can for whom love outweighs all that is good in life, he was much farther from happiness than when he had followed her from Moscow.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Qwana Reynolds-Frasier, Friend In Your Pocket Conversations With M.I.N.I M.E: CLASS IS NOW IN SESSION

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“The selfish are seldom secure.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

E.M. Forster
“She had a strong, if erroneous, conviction of her own futility, and wished she had never come out of her backwater, where nothing happened except art and literature, and where no one ever got married or succeeded in remaining engaged.”
E.M. Forster, Howards End

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every sane adult is insecure about at least one thing on or about them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I imagine everyone wears layered masks, and parades around a variety or panoply of false selves depending on the occasion. Normal people do that out of their own insecurities and ambitions. Mind-controlled people are hollow because their minds were taken away from them. Their controllers instruct these shells of people about what to do and when. Theirs is institutionalized, manufactured falsity.”
Wendy Hoffman, White Witch in a Black Robe: A True Story about Criminal Mind Control

Reham Khan
“Did he really think anyone could take his celeb status away from him? How could Imran Khan, of all people, be insecure?”
Reham Khan, Reham Khan

L.P. Hartley
“Suddenly I caught sight of myself in a glass and saw what a figure of fun I looked. Hitherto I had always taken my appearance for granted; now I saw how inelegant it was, compared with theirs; and at the same time, for the first time, I was acutely aware of social inferiority. I felt utterly out of place among these smart rich people, and a misfit everywhere.”
L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

Christa Parrish
“I am not Seamus, who tacks emotions to the outside of his skin and whose words charge from his mouth on horseback. No one sees through me, except Xavier, and he does so not because I choose to give him access but because he knows himself. I will have to offer myself to Seamus, if I want something 'more' with him. Part of me can't believe I'd contemplate it, even for a moment. What do I have in common with an oversized, yarn-spinning, bread-mauling, divorced deliveryman attached to a seven-year-old? The rest of me doesn't know if I remember how to be close to another person. I practice mimicry, a Viceroy butterfly masquerading as a Monarch, a Superb Lyrebird echoing the calls of everything from chickadees to chain saws. I practice stories of my past, telling this sad memory or that scary one, and people feel I'm confiding in them because the words touch their deepest wounds, not because the tales hold any emotional resonance for me. My intimacies, the ones that have become my Sisyphus stones, long-term romantic relationships, the college one, ended with the nice young man shocked when I said I didn't love him and we had nothing in common. "We've spent two years talking about everything," he said.
Yes, mimicry.”
Christa Parrish, Stones for Bread

“I am sorry I am not the girl with the golden crown.’ The insecure girl said.
The boy put his arm around her.
‘But you are the one with the silver wings.”
Giovannie de Sadeleer

“Somehow this disorder hooks into all kinds of fears and insecurities in many clinicians.”
Joan Frances Casey, The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality

James Kakalios
“This is not a "guilty pleasure" of mine, simply because I don't believe in "guilty" pleasures. Snobbery is just the public face of insecurity.”
James Kakalios, The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition

Robert  Black
“Insecure people seek answers in all the wrong places.”
Robert Black

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