66 Anxiety Quotes


  • Anxiety is wanting to fix something that isn’t even a problem. –  Kirsten Corley


  • If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu


  • If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.  – Amit Ray


  • I thought too much, lived too much in the mind. It was hard to make decisions. – Donna Tartt


  • Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.  – C. H. Spurgeon


  • My mind turned by anxiety, or other cause, from its scrutiny of blank paper, is like a lost child – wandering the house, sitting on the bottom step to cry. – Virginia Woolf


  • Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.  – Anais Nin


  • Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. – Arthur Somers Roche


  • I used to spend a lot of time burning with anxiety. That happens when you imagine that you’re less than infinite.  – Jim Carrey


  • The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness. – Alain de Botton


  • One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. – Jiddu Krishnamurti


  • Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head. – Mignon McLaughlin

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  • Smile, breathe, and go slowly. – Thich Nhat Hanh


  • Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. – Kahlil Gibran


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  • Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. -Brianna Wiest


  • The mind that constantly wanders through the past is always a terrible mess. – Marwane Caber


  • I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. – Steve Maraboli


  • Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.  – Alain de Botton


  • Anxiety is controlling and can be life ruining. But she has not given up. – Isabelle Adler


  • No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past. – Karen Salmansohn


  • Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. -Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


  • I wondered what you’d have on the side with a plate of Deep Fried Anxiety. Pickles? Coleslaw? Potato-strychnine mash? – Robin McKinley


  • We must never forget to pray, and to ask God to remember us when He is arranging things, so that we too may feel safe and have no anxiety about what is going to happen. -Johanna Spyri


  • Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.  – Astrid Alauda


  • Those who are extremely anxious wear themselves out and become in a sense their own executioners.  – John Calvin


  • Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin


  • I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.  – Wayne Dyer


  • It’s thinking too much, it’s caring too much. Because the root of people with anxiety is caring. – Kirsten Corley


  • The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James


  • You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. – Dan Millman


  • You are not alone, please know that hope can fly in on the most unexpected of wings. – Tracy Shawn


  • Whether anxiety is a frequent or seldom visitor, it has the power to leave you exhausted, scared, and paralyzed. – Kate Dolan


  • It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control?  The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.  – Wayne Dyer


  • Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far. – Jodi Picoult


  • If I think back, I get depressed. If I think ahead, I get afraid. – Unknown


  • Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. – Walter Anderson


  • I get anxious going into public places because I might have to talk to people.  – Ryan Pernofski


  • Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.


  • Anxiety is the constant thought that says, ‘Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.  – Carly Riegler


  • I was lost in the anxiety of the moment. I was crying and trying not to breathe too loudly.  – Bret Easton Ellis


  • Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. – T. S. Eliot


  • Worry is preposterous; we don’t know enough to worry.  – Wei Boyang


  • Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. – Pema Chodron


  • but what am I supposed to do if this fear, and not my heart, is beating in my body  – Franz Kafka


  • Worry is my worst enemy… an enemy I unleash upon myself. – Terri Guillemets


  • You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others. – Gavin Newsom


  • Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to.  – Michael Chabon


  • He Himself makes the mortals anxious, and He Himself takes the anxiety away.  – Sri Guru Granth Sahib


  • My memories have turned into anxieties.  – Fernando Pessoa


  • Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming. – Robert Tew


  • High functioning anxiety can truly make us into our own worst enemies. – Lauren Jarvis-Gibson


  • Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency. – Natalie Goldberg


  • Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. – Søren Kierkegaard


  • Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.  – Thich Nhat Hanh


  • Anxiety is what happens when you have an absolutely ridiculous thought… but then you start to believe it. – Brianna Wiest


  • Stop worrying. There is no point to worrying, unless you are actually coming up with a game plan to tackle something. If you are worrying for no reason, stop. – Lisa Bedrick


  • Because of my anxiety, I struggle to see my value. I only see a million flaws. – Holly Riordan


  • Anxiety is drowning. It can look and feel different in everyone, but there’s one shared commonality. It sucks. – Kris Miller


  • You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King


  • Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals. – Winifred Gallagher


  • It can be stress or anxiety related. It can even be triggered by boredom. – Audra Attaway


  • Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms. – Paulo Coelho


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  • Anxiety can just as well express itself by muteness as by a scream.  – Søren Kierkegaard


  • Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.- Ali Ibn Abi


  • If anxiety is our chief malady, avoidance is its coddling nurse, always ready to assure us we need not risk confrontation with that which makes us uncomfortable.  – Lisa Marchiano

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