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"Do not have any anxiety about anything." - Kenneth E. Hagin

"As you kind of get over the anxiety about [science and evolution], it actually adds to your sense of awe about this amazing universe that we live in, it doesn't subtract from it at all." - Francis Collins

"Anxiety is the illness of our age. We worry about ourselves, our family, our friends, our work, and our state of the world. If we allow worry to fill our hearts, sooner or later we will get sick." - Nhat Hanh

"Society cares about the individual only in so far as he is profitable. The young know this. Their anxiety as they enter in upon social life matches the anguish of the old as they are excluded from it." - Simone De Beauvoir

"You have to be able to cut off from the ballet and relax, or you have anxiety dreams at night, worrying about what you're going to dance the next day, going over every little detail." - Darcey Bussell

"I was born with a chronic anxiety about the weather." - John Burroughs

"I am touched by your beautiful anxiety about life..." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Seems like half my anxiety dreams are about airports." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"Anxiety is practising failure in advance. Anxiety is needless and imaginary. It's fear about fear, fear that means nothing." - Seth Godin

"The state of man is inconstancy, ennui, anxiety." - Blaise Pascal

"The basic anxiety, the anxiety of a finite being about the threat of non-being, cannot be eliminated. It belongs to existence itself." - Paul Tillich

"The price we pay for anticipation of the future is anxiety about it" - Carl Sagan

"Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to." - Michael Chabon

"In fact most of what we call anxiety is overconcern about what someone thinks of you." - Albert Ellis

"Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it." - Khalil Gibran

"Character begins to form at the first pinch of anxiety about ourselves." - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood." - W Somerset Maugham

"Whenever you avoid alarming situations, you almost always increase your anxiety about them." - Albert Ellis

"There was a touch of anxiety in the whole human race about its future." - William Saroyan

"A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is." - Pauline Kael

"I don't know any woman who doesn't have an anxiety attack about wearing a bathing suit." - Vanessa Marcil

"I am not into publicity. I'm not good at it. I get anxiety about it." - Zach Galifianakis

"What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?" - Thomas A Kempis

"The participants expressed anxiety about the problems the Defense Ministry had been meeting in realizing its plans for future development." - Vladimir Putin

"The renowned seventh-century Zen master Seng-tsan taught that true freedom is being "without anxiety about imperfection." - Tara Brach

"Einstein was always looking for a unifying principle for the universe. I think anxiety about hair is the unifying principle." - Diane Sawyer

"There's a lot of anxiety about terrorism among the country at large. There's also a feeling the country has stagnated." - Mara Liasson

"Free-diving is all about dealing with anxiety. I've blacked out a few times. I've had big black-outs." - Tanc Sade

"My touchstone is just fear and anxiety and I know a lot about those two awful emotions." - Chris Pine

"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease." - Alexander Pope

"Few things hold the perception more thoroughly captive than anxiety about what we have got to say" - George Eliot

"I have my dark side like anybody, you know, depression, anxiety... and I write about gritty, real-life stuff." - Art Alexakis

"If I'm driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I've got Peggy with me, we're cool." - Rita Coolidge

"I have bizarre anxiety about being in a city - I have no idea who I am or where I am." - Dakota Johnson

"I try not to worry about the future - so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time." - Tom Wilson

"The level of concern and anxiety among scientists - and I guess I'd say the science-friendly public - about the place of science in society in government, has gone beyond concern to anxiety." - Rush D Holt Jr

"Anxiety is experiencing failure in advance. Tell yourself enough vivid stories about the worst possible outcome of your work and you'll soon come to believe them. Worry is not preparation, and anxiety doesn't make you better." - Seth Godin

"Even as economic and political freedoms have advanced enormously and generated huge benefits for humanity, they've also created a great deal of anxiety because every time you have to make a choice, there's anxiety about making the wrong one." - Scott Stossel

"The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and anxiety into creative action." - Harold Bridgwood Walker

"Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Anxiety checks learning. A feeling of well being and respect stimulates an alert mind." - Eda LeShan

"Stupidity is without anxiety." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Verily, affluence brings anxiety!" - Anne Ellis

"Literature is achieved anxiety." - Harold Bloom

"...Anxiety beclouds the future..." - Abraham Lincoln

"For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words." - Ken Follett

"I had no trouble with strangers finding out about my anxiety. It was my friends and colleagues I was concerned about." - Scott Stossel

"The hardest thing to write was explaining what anxiety feels like. Every time I'd try to really write about what it feels like to have an anxiety attack, I would actually have an anxiety attack. It was good material but so incredibly uncomfortable." - Jenny Lawson

"The hard work, you discover over the years, is in learning to discern between correct and incorrect anxiety, between the anxiety that's trying to warn you about a real danger and the anxiety that's nothing more than a lying, sadistic, unrepentant bully in your head." - Daniel Smith

"Anxiety is so pervasive in my work, it's like it's not even a thing because it's always there. Like air. I have to work through a layer of anxiety to get to anything else. It's embarrassing to me when people point out to me all the anxiety I portray in my work. I don't ever want to write about anxiety again but it'd be like leaving a huge gap in the picture." - Gabrielle Bell

"The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. Anxiety is not a sin; it's an emotion. So don't be anxious about feeling anxious. Anxiety can, however, lead to sinful behavior. When we numb our fears with six-packs or food binges, when we spew anger like Krakatau, when we peddle our fears to anyone who will buy them, we're sinning." - Max Lucado

"Theres always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things." - Stephen Mangan

"The worst thing about living in this world, in general, is that things get overwhelming, and things cause a tremendous amount of despair and anxiety." - Marc Maron

"Don't get depressed about not being where you want to be. This nagging feeling of anxiety is actually called ambition. Ambition is your friend." - Atom Egoyan

"How many writers are there... who, breaking up their subject into details, destroy its life, and defraud us of the whole by their anxiety about the parts." - John Henry Newman

"Writing a book has about it some of the anxiety of telling a joke and having to wait several years to know whether or not it was funny." - Alain De Botton

"South Africa is such a fraught place to live. The anxiety about crime, the crunching on racial eggshells, the juxtaposition of First World materialism with Third World squalor." - Rory Carroll

"Happiness is such an incredible advantage in our life. When the human brain is positive, our intelligence rises, we stop diverting resources to think about anxiety." - Shawn Achor

"Such is the demographic paradox of a junior physician's relationship with his patients: I worry about how to extend their lives. This anxiety inevitably shortens my own." - Jacob M. Appel

"I think the joy of wanting to direct is having that nervous anxiety knowing your film is about to be shown and you're sitting right there with everyone." - Renee O'Connor

"Therapy is not to 'talk about' things, but to change the person's life, and to relieve suffering, such as depression, anxiety, or relationship problems." - Conrad Burns

"Do' get depressed about not being where you want to be. This nagging feeling of anxiety is actually called ambition. Ambition is your friend." - Atom Egoyan

"Instead of antiquated notions of physical daring, courage is much more about making small choices to take initiative even when we are experiencing anxiety and facing risk." - Robert Biswas-Diener

"I always had difficulty as a model just being myself. I can be very shy, and I used to have a lot of anxiety about working on set." - Stephanie Seymour

"I know content-wise I leave nothing to chance. I have no anxiety about what I'm going to do once I'm out on stage." - Jay Mohr

"Whatever our situation, we feel some sense of confusion, anxiety, and helplessness. At the same time, we think about God and wonder where He is." - John Townsend

"Forget about what you are escaping from, he said, quoting an old maxim of Kornblum's. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to." - Michael Chabon

"First we have to understand what doubts and fears are, how anxiety and doubts and fears come about. They are a psychic disease." - John Assaraf

"I think the joy of wanting to direct is having that nervous anxiety knowing your film is about to be shown and you're sitting right there with everyone." - Renee Oconnor

"The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember." - David Antin

"There's a lot of talk about the positive aspects of love. We as a society downplay the danger, the anxiety, and the disappointment. We romanticize romance." - Helen Fisher

"There's always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things." - Stephen Mangan

"As a 14-year-old with anxiety, to have read about that in a book would have helped me so much." - Zoe Sugg

"You may have a cat in the room with you without anxiety about anything except eatables. The presence of a cat is positively soothing to a student." - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"If, because of anxiety and self-doubt, you procrastinate and only think about working, you'll feel more exhausted than if you'd created for hours." - Eric Maisel

"Much of today's public anxiety about science is the apprehension that we may forever be overlooking the whole by an endless, obsessive preoccupation with the parts." - Lewis Thomas

"Therapy is not to 'talk about' things, but to change the person's life, and to relieve suffering, such as depression, anxiety, or relationship problems." - David D Burns

"Where faith begins, anxiety ends; where anxiety begins, faith end." - George Muller

"It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength." - Charles Spurgeon

"If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear." - Confucius

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry" - Eckhart Tolle

"Anxiety is loves greatest killer." - Anais Nin

"Nothing quells anxiety like action!" - Walter Inglis Anderson

"All publicity works upon anxiety." - John Berger

"I think it's still difficult to write about motherhood and anxiety, that talking about not wanting to be a mother or feeling ambivalent about motherhood makes people uneasy. The ambivalent mother is certainly much more interesting." - Laurie Foos

"Deep within every human being there still lives the anxiety over the possibility of being alone in the world, forgotten by God, overlooked among the millions and millions in this enormous household. One keeps this anxiety at a distance by looking at the many round about who are related to him as kin and friends, but the anxiety is still there, nevertheless, and one hardly dares think of how he would feel if all this were taken away." - Soren Kierkegaard

"INTROVERTS are especially vulnerable to challenges like marital tension, a parent's death, or abuse. They're more likely than their peers to react to these events with depression, anxiety, and shyness. Indeed, about a quarter of Kagan's high-reactive kids suffer from some degree of the condition known as "social anxiety disorder," a chronic and disabling form of shyness." - Susan Cain

"Christian faith does not involve repressing one's anxiety in order to appear strong. On the contrary, it means recognizing one's weakness, accepting the inward truth about oneself, confessing one's anxiety, and still to believe, that is to say that the Christian puts his trust not in his own strength, but in the grace of God." - Paul Tournier

"INTROVERTS are especially vulnerable to challenges like marital tension, a parent's death, or abuse. They"re more likely than their peers to react to these events with depression, anxiety, and shyness. Indeed, about a quarter of Kagan's high-reactive kids suffer from some degree of the condition known as "social anxiety disorder," a chronic and disabling form of shyness." - Susan Cain

"If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people." - Harold Bloom

"Even having to do the amount of press that I have to do is dreadful and gives me so much anxiety. After having done this whole slew of press for 'Big Love', now I'll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said." - Chloe Sevigny

"Even having to do the amount of press that I have to do is dreadful and gives me so much anxiety. After having done this whole slew of press for 'Big Love,' now I'll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said." - Chloe Sevigny

"In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable, we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old, anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities, simple routine care and attention." - Rowan D. Williams

"I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level." - Ted Danson

"I don't know very many people in the art world, only socialise with the few I like, and have little time to gnaw my nails with anxiety about any criticism I hear about." - Charles Saatchi

"I think that fear comes about when there's things in the world that we want to change, things we're scared or angry about, and we can't change them, and so we become fearful; we develop anxiety." - Michael Franti

"I know very well what I am about and that my skies have not been neglected, though they often failed in execution - and often no doubt from over anxiety about them..." - John Constable

"As far as the anxiety, I have no idea about it. I don't feel like I have any nervousness out there. I'm just a guy who really cares about being competitive and that's the bottom line." - Dontrelle Willis

"I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that's how the album came out so dark." - Vanilla Ice

"In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable, we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old, anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities, simple routine care and attention." - Rowan Williams

"The great antidote to anxiety is to come to God in prayer. We are to pray about everything. Nothing is too big for Him to handle, and nothing is too small to escape His attention." - Jerry Bridges

"Science is a method of logical analysis of nature's operations. It has lessened human anxiety about the cosmos by demonstrating the materiality of nature's forces, and their frequent predictability." - Camille Paglia

"Its quite pretentious, really, isnt it? The notion the audience is going to be interested in you for an hour and a half. Think too much about that and anxiety takes over." - Jean Dujardin

"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

"There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them." - C S Lewis

"If you start giving your kids anxiety about food, it's going to last a lifetime. Moms have to lead by example. Don't say, "Oh, my jeans don't fit," or "Oh, I was bad." No diets. Nothing like that." - Bethenny Frankel

"For those who do not have faith in God, fear is a way to protect them. But if faith is strong, there is no anxiety about something in danger." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The biggest anxiety is just about America's role in the world. People are feeling very unsafe. They really are. They're just wondering whether, anything can be done to try to stabilize the world a little bit." - Chris Christie

"People think motherhood involves a lot of domestic labor, and it doesn't. It involves being nice to your children as often as possible. That's part of my trick. I don't have that anxiety about meeting their needs." - Anne Enright

"There's an anxiety of wanting to please the studios. You want to prove to them that you can do it and sometimes you might jump at a project that you're not totally passionate about." - Justin Lin

"I guess I don't think about age too much. I've always felt older than I really am anyway. I'm not dreading getting older and I don't miss the anxiety of being younger." - Steve Buscemi

"There is a lot of anxiety in India about writers selling out to foreign audiences, but I'm neither flattering the Indian audience nor the American audience. I'm uneasily somewhere in the middle." - Pankaj Mishra

"When I left home, I was going to ride around a little while and then go to my mom's. As I rode and rode and rode, I felt even more anxiety coming upon me about not wanting to live" - Susan Smith

"Anxiety about the future never profits; we feel no evil until it comes, and when we feel it, no counsel helps; wisdom is either too early or too late." - Anonymous

"If you're anxious about the state of the world, that's understandable. But trade your anxiety for the blessing of hearing the words of Scripture, keeping them in faith and obedience, and remembering the time is near." - David Jeremiah

"You belong in the most secret part of you. Don't worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you-draw and paint your fear and anxiety." - Sol Lewitt

"Sometimes an unimportant incident is capable of turning everything beautiful into a moment of anxiety. We insist on seeing the mote in the eye and forget about the mountains, the fields and the olive groves." - Paulo Coelho

"Our imagination and reasoning powers facilitate anxiety; the anxious feeling is precipitated not by an absolute impending threat-such as the worry about an examination, a speech, travel-but rather by the symbolic and often unconscious representations." - Willard Gaylin

"I've learned one important lesson in my life, and I'm going to share it with you. Don't worry about bad things that haven't happened yet. It will save you a lot of anxiety." - Adriana Trigiani

"To be an inventor, you have to be willing to live with a sense of uncertainty, to work in this darkness and grope towards an answer, to put up with anxiety about whether there is an answer." - Ray Dolby

"Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself when apparent to the eyes ; and we find the burden of anxiety greater, by much, than the evil which we are anxious about : ..." - Daniel Defoe

"I am suggesting that we can and do regain eternity when we are so immersed in life, in moral action, or in aesthetic contemplation, that we completely forget about time and anxiety." - Don Cupitt

"I think there's an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen" - Sherilyn Fenn

"The world is changing so rapidly, and many people are paralyzed with fear and anxiety about the future. The angels can guide us through these changes, and give us solid guidance that we can trust." - Doreen Virtue

"I should perhaps warn you that I am about to faint from anxiety and general depression, though. The film I saw last night was especially grueling, a teen-age beach musical. I almost collapsed during the singing sequence on surfboard." - John Kennedy Toole

"I'll play for a couple of hours and then before you know it, it's time to go on stage. It takes away any nervousness and anxiety I might have about the big crowd out there." - Lights

"I know a lot about fear in itself, and lived with fear a lot. Lived with anxiety a lot, lived with the things that - most human beings, at some stage in their lives, are going to live with these feelings." - Charlotte Rampling

"You belong in the most secret part of you. Do' worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you-draw and paint your fear and anxiety." - Sol Lewitt

"Brains distinguish between an Us and a Them in a fraction of a second. Subliminal processing of a Them activates the amygdala and insular cortex, brain regions that are all about fear, anxiety, aggression, and disgust." - Robert M. Sapolsky

"If I was born into a household with anxiety about money, I wouldn't have had as much freedom to be in my own world. So it's impossible for me to divorce the privilege of my childhood from the other things." - Zoe Kazan

"My research shows that uncertainty about your income at older ages causes more depression, causes more anxiety, which could lead to more chronic heart failure, heart disease, does actually mean shorter lifespans." - Teresa Ghilarducci

"I did not write about that kind of insecurity and anxiety between myself and my brothers, because my father was the dominant male figure as I was growing up in that home." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"Up to a certain point anxiety is good, for it promotes action. Beyond that point we freeze any fixed attitudes or rush about without thinking deeply from one decision to another." - Jules Henry

"Think of how much we stress about living up to our "potential," and how it creates anxiety and terror in people; in short, stops them from living their life as fully as they might out of fear and self-loathing." - Emily Susan Rapp

"There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood...Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five." - W Somerset Maugham

"Our imagination and reasoning powers facilitate anxiety; the anxious feeling is precipitated not by an absolute impending threat - such as the worry about an examination, a speech, travel - but rather by the symbolic and often unconscious representations." - Willard Gaylin

"Incidentally, one of the most worrying problems in the impact of Western modernity on traditional culture is that it quite rapidly communicates its own indifference or anxiety or even hostility about age and ageing." - Rowan D. Williams

"I would say 70 percent of people who are in therapy are in therapy not because of their upbringing, not because of their mean sister or obsessions, but because of anxiety brought about by lack of financial security." - John Hodgman

"I think there's an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen." - Sherilyn Fenn

"It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band." - Jack Irons

"We should be worrying about if you live in the city you're more likely to have anxiety or mood disorders and to be schizophrenic. More than the problems people have from social media." - Nick Harkaway

"His biggest misgiving came from his concern about the loud crash that was bound to occur and would probably create, if not terror, at least anxiety behind all the doors. But that would have to be risked." - Franz Kafka

"There is always anxiety before a competition and it was no different for me today. It was only in the third round, with about 40 targets left, that I realised I could match the world record score." - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathor

"When it grows dark, we always need someone. This thought, the product of anxiety, only comes to me in the evenings, just when I'm about to end my writerly explorations." - Enrique Vilamatas

"And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it." - Rosanne Cash

"Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating." - Andrew Cohen

"Text messaging is just the most recent focus of people's anxiety; what people are really worried about is a new generation gaining control of what they see as their language." - David Crystal

"It's quite pretentious, really, isn't it? The notion the audience is going to be interested in you for an hour and a half. Think too much about that and anxiety takes over." - Jean Dujardin



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