Nerves Quotes

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Jane Austen
“Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves.

"You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They
are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration
these last twenty years at least.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Charlotte Brontë
“I sat down and tried to rest. I could not; though I had been on foot all day, I could not now repose an instant; I was too much excited. A phase of my life was closing tonight, a new one opening tomorrow: impossible to slumber in the interval; I must watch feverishly while the change was being accomplished.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Richard Halliburton
“Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.”
Richard Halliburton

Thomas Hardy
“--the ethereal, fine-nerved, sensitive girl, quite unfitted by temperament and instinct to fulfil the conditions of the matrimonial relation with Phillotson, possibly with scarce any man...”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Will Advise
“And now, for something completely the same:

Wasted time and wasted breath,
's what I'll make, until my death.
Helping people 'd be as good,
but I wouldn't, if I could.

For the few that help deserve,
have no need, or not the nerve,
help from strangers to accept,
plus from mine a few have wept.

Wept from joy, or from despair,
or just from my vengeful stare.
Ways I have, to look at stupid,
make them see I am not Cupid.

Make them see they are in error,
for of truth I am a bearer.
Most decide I'm just a bear,
mauling at them, - like I care.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Maggie Stiefvater
“In the night, I've shrunk and everyone else on the island has grown. They're all nine feet tall and men and I'm four feet and a child. Dove, too, is a toy or possibly a dog as I lead her through the throngs of people.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

Dejan Stojanovic
“When magic through nerves and reason passes,
Imagination, force, and passion will thunder.
The portrait of the world is changed.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Markelle Grabo
“Drop something?" he asked, trying to suppress a smile but failing miserably at the act.
I nodded and smiled back at him sheepishly, unable to find my voice to respond in any other way.
"Interested in locks, I see," he commented.
I nodded again.
"Well, here you go," he said, and he handed the book to me.
I nodded.
Oh crap, why did I just nod? Take the book! I screamed inside my head. Take it!
I took it slowly. He kept looking at me, smiling.”
Markelle Grabo, The Elf Girl

Karen Chance
“My nerves needed a break, not a reminder of how much trouble we were in. I prowled around, but it didn't help. I still felt like my skin was on too tight.”
Karen Chance, Midnight's Daughter
tags: nerves

“Nerves are cousin to excitement, and excitement is cousin to gratitude. Pay attention to your nerves: If you feel nervous, it’s a sign that a Very Big Thing is unfolding. Be nervous for how good that thing can be.”
Alexi Pappas, Bravey

Sherwood Anderson
“As so often happens in life, he had thought so much and so often of the situation that now confronted him that he was somewhat nervous in its presence.”
Sherwood Anderson, Sherwood Anderson: Short Stories

Louisa Edwards
“Winslow bounced over on the balls of his feet, clearly not experiencing any sort of crash. 'Aren't your guys nervous? I'm nervous as all hell.'
'There's nothing to be nervous about,' Beck said, joining them. 'Nerves are only useful when they can spur you on to work harder, faster, better. Once the work is done, they become pointless.”
Louisa Edwards, Too Hot To Touch

Louisa Edwards
whatever," Winslow snorted. "The first team that got judged, from the Italian place on East Thrity-Sixth? They came back in here looking like whipped dogs. Come on, I Know i'm not the only one here about to wet myself."
There was a short pause while they all looked at Win, and the way he was sort of dancing in place.
"Dude," Danny finally said, "Maybe you just need to pee.”
Louisa Edwards, Too Hot To Touch

Franny Billingsley
“I adore complaining— it calms the nerves”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Blanche McCrary Boyd
“I will never be crazy," repeats the adolescent hero to herself. "I will never get killed. I have to grow up.”
Blanche M. Boyd
tags: nerves

Mitch Albom
“ALS is like a lit candle: it melts your nerves and leaves your body a pile of wax..
you cannot support yourself standing.. you cannot sit up straight.
By the end, if you are still alive.. your soul, perfectly awake, is imprisoned inside a limp husk.. like something from a science fiction movie, the man frozen inside his own flesh.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Karl Kristian Flores
“These are icebreakers. You’re not supposed to break the ice, you’re just supposed to coat your voice with as many layers of confidence as possible so that they don’t hear your voice shake when it’s your turn to speak. Idiot.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Mitch Albom
“Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system.
There was no known cure.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Mike Skinner
“I saw this thing on ITV the other week
Said, that if she played with her hair, she's probably keen
She's playin' with her hair, well regularly
So I reckon I could well be in.”
Mike Skinner

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
“Nervous people make poor listeners.”
Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, The Story Collector

Jason Medina
“He tried to hide how nervous he felt. If this experimental serum worked it would change his whole life. That meant everything to him. He closed his eyes and prayed to himself.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Dean F. Wilson
“Nothing else attacked the submarine that day, or the days that followed, but every sound was heard as the battle cry of a beast, every creak the war song of the deep. Nerves were frayed, and many among the crew found it difficult to rest, and impossible to sleep. For those who fought their way into the realms of slumber, the battle raged on in their dreams.”
Dean F. Wilson, Lifemaker

John Cowper Powys
“It is a thing of nerves, this "brutish sting," this erotic obsession, of nerves and of the psyche, the soul, the self! The flesh is pathetically, beautifully, grotesquely innocent. It is in the nerves that all lecheries, all lusts, all passions the nerves and the imagination.”
John Cowper Powys, A Glastonbury Romance

Brittany Cavallaro
“I was excited, I supposed. In a way in which I wanted to throw up from nerves.”
Brittany Cavallaro, A Question of Holmes

“Safety is a sensual state. You cannot feel sensual unless you’re feeling safe.”
Lebo Grand

“Impatience is the rust of nerves”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

“Even the nerves of steel gets rusted”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

Anthony T. Hincks
“Don't bundle your nerves when there is truth to be faced.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Georgette Heyer
“Oh, Kit, don't joke me! I am going distracted!”
Georgette Heyer, False Colours
tags: nerves

Anthony T. Hincks
“Shoelaces are just like nerves because they tie themselves in knots.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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