Nervous Quotes

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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

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Relax; the world's not watching that closely. It's too busy contemplating itself in the mirror.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

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

Becky Albertalli
“It’s like this: Me: Hey, brain. Let’s think of something cool to say!

Brain: UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Me: Okay, it doesn’t have to be cool. Just something semi-coherent . . .

Brain: UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Me: COME ON, BRAIN, GIVE ME SOMETHING.

Brain: white noise

Shit. Shit. Shit.”
Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited

John Green
“But the things that make other people nervous have never scared me. I'm not afraid of men in golf carts or horror movies or roller coasters. I didn't know precisely what I was afraid of, but it wasn't this.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

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

Kelly Moran
“Peachy. Alrighty, then. She’d just get in her car, run home to check her clothes, hair, and makeup, walk across the street to Jason’s apartment, knock on his door, stare at his masculine hotness in stupid adoration, probably insert her foot into her mouth fifty-five times in under five minutes, then go back to her place and relive the embarrassment all night long while replaying what she should’ve done or said had she been a sophisticated woman, instead of a blundering moron.
Done and done. Piece of cake.”
Kelly Moran, Residual Burn

Kelly Moran
“That. That right there was exactly how the slippery slope into Humiliation-ville began.”
Kelly Moran, Residual Burn

“I feel as though I can chew up nails and spit out a barbed wire fence.”
Khloe Beutler, Speaking Up for Each Other: A Collection of Short Stories for Tweens and Middle Grade Readers

Cathy Burnham Martin
“All we need to do is get those nervous butterflies in our stomachs flying in formation.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best

Ari North
“Do you ever get so nervous that you pass straight through terror and come out the other side? And then you stop being scared and you start being reckless?”
Ari North, Always Human

Richie Norton
“Ready? It doesn’t matter. The world is changed by people who aren’t ready.”
Richie Norton

“For me, reading was never an antisocial activity. It was deeply social. It was the most profound kind of socialising there was. A deep connection to the imagination of another human being. A way to connect without the many filters society normally demands.”
Mark Haig

Kayla Krantz
“Why am I so awkward? I groan to my flats as I pull them on and rush out the door.”
Kayla Krantz, The OCD Games: A Christmas Romance Novella

Richie Norton
“The world is changed by people who aren’t ready.”
Richie Norton

Jason Medina
“He swallowed nervously, but in a schoolboy crush kind of way. She was so beautiful. He had been admiring her beauty for the past few days, but it never seemed right to act on it. Somehow, things felt more normal being in his home. It was like the past few days were just a crazy nightmare that had finally ended, except it didn’t. It was only on hold for a while, but it was long enough to act on his feelings. He wanted this woman badly. Everything about her was absolutely perfect!”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

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

Rose McGowan
“The whole time I was in the meeting [with Aaron Spelling], I was imagining him with blue troll doll hair. That's what I often did so I wouldn't be nervous.”
Rose McGowan, Brave

Jason Medina
“They were obviously all feeling a bit jumpy. The coffee probably didn’t help, although some of them swore they needed it. Craved it was more like it.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Sara Raasch
“I stop, staring into the teardrop-shaped room, my heartbeat an alive and determined creature trying to claw its way out of my throat.”
Sara Raasch, Ice Like Fire

Margaret Kennedy
“When they got to their hotel she went straight up to bed, but he paused to get a drink. There was, in the vestibule, a flower stall and he bought a handful of roses, stiffly wired into a bouquet, before proceeding to the oppressive gorgeousness of their bridal suite. The lift was lined with looking glass, so that as he shot upwards he got an endlessly duplicated version of himself, stout and nervous, a light cloak flung over his shoulder and flowers in his hand: an infinitely long row of gentlemen carrying offerings to an unforgiving past.”
Margaret Kennedy

Alain de Botton
“Precedent forces us to suppose that later generations will one day walk around our houses with the same attitude of horror and amusement with which we now consider many of the possessions of the dead. They will marvel at our wallpapers and our sofas and laugh at aesthetic crimes to which we are impervious. This awareness can lend to our affections a fragile, nervous quality.”
Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

Dana Muwwakkil
“I'm afraid of everything and nothing.”
Dana Muwwakkil, The Anxiety Diaries: Volume 1

“Now she hesitated, wondering whether she dare do what she wanted . . . but surely, if they were best friends, it was all right?”
Robert Galbraith, Troubled Blood

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