105+ Best Nervous Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational nervous quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Nervous Quotes

That nervous feeling when you think about that certain someone and how you’re about to see them soon. — Anonymous

To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil. — Pearl Bailey

The aim of the following inspirational quotes about depression and anxiety is to help you identify the key things that can help you achieve peace of mind.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. — Margaret Mead

Tense and nervous are not the words, though they are the words. — Unknown

I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous. — Sidney Crosby

Make me nervous, I want to be shy and lose my mind because of you. — Unknown

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. — Shannon L. Alder

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. — Mother Teresa

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. — Bertrand Russell

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. — William S. Burroughs

Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute. — Adriana Lima

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths. — Etty Hillesum

Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid. — Lauren Elizabeth

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. — Shana Alexander

Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing. — Taryne Mowatt

The universe doesn’t allow perfection. — Stephen Hawking

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it. — Art Buchwald

Being nervous is not something you should be ashamed of. Nervous means you care, you really want to do well. — Paula Creamer

If you’re not nervous, it means you don’t care. — Tiger Woods

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you. — Bianca Sparacino

Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming. — Jacqueline Whitney

Nervous people tend to overreact. — Toba Beta

You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. — Wayne Dyer

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. — Roy T. Bennett

Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be. — Jennifer Elisabeth

The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it. — William Hazlitt

When there’s people on the other side of the room trying to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you, you can get nervous. — Jello Biafra

Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff. — Robert Eliot

The good news is that anxiety disorders can be greatly improved or even fully treated with appropriate medications and therapy. Lifestyle changes and adopting skills to cope with stress are also very helpful.

Time flies when you are anxious! — Maria Bamford

To show his nervousness was not shameful; only to admit it. — Ernest Hemingway

I used to get nervous so I took up Yoga to help me calm down. — Jim Sullivan

I know what it’s like to be pregnant and nervous and poor. — Loretta Lynn

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. — William Shakespeare

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. — Aesop

Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not. — Ana Monnar

It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave. — Mandy Hale

I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. ‘Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.’ — E. B. White

I like to smile. I smile even when I’m nervous since it calms me down and shows my friendliness. — Yani Tseng

Most beginners are too anxious for results. Real progress takes place over a long period of time. — Mary Beth McKenzie

How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, ‘Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?’ To which the man responded, ‘That’s your worry’ — Max Lucado

My worst date would be with someone nervous who has nothing to say. I like people who inspire me. — Tamara Mellon

I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake. — Wesley Snipes

I love to be nervous before a scene. — Kim Basinger

Being nervous actually kept me very tense. — Kate Bush

The following quotes offer relief to someone suffering from chronic stress and anxiety.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. — Elbert Hubbard

Learning how to stop overthinking is an essential habit that can help combat stress.

Being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder can be extremely challenging. Most of the time, the condition occurs with other mood disorders.

Being nervous isn’t bad. It just means something important is happening. — Michael Jordan

If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake. — Miguel Cabrera

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

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. — Henry Ward Beecher

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. — Winston S. Churchill

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. — Olin Miller

Nervous means you want to play. Scared means you don’t want to play. — Sherman Alexie

There is nothing more nervous than a million dollars – it moves very fast, and it doesn’t speak any language. — Jean Chrétien

You can’t control things by being nervous. — Tina Fey

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

The more prepared I am, the more I’ll be in control,less nervous, less stressed and more focused. — Marilu Henner

Smile, breathe, and go slowly. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Being nervous is a waste of time. — Lindsey Wixson

Butterflies in your stomach. More like killer bees. — Kami Garcia

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. — Alexander Hamilton

Talking’s just a nervous habit. — Martha Grimes

When you feel afraid or nervous to do a thing then do it because the real harm which you may thus receive is less poignant than its expectation and fear. — Ali bin Abu-Talib

Nervousness doesn’t make you a coward but makes you wise and conscious as you go forward. — Unknown

Sometimes when I’m nervous, that’s when the most interesting things happen. — Chelsea Peretti

The only way to build confidence is through experience. — Unknown

Nervousness always provokes mistakes, and mistakes lead to easy convictions. — S.R. Ford

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating. — John Green

Look, every guy is nervous when they talk to girls, but I find that little bit of nervousness to be kind of fun. — James Maslow

Sometimes when you’re just thrown into something, you are more ready for it than when you have time to think it over and get nervous about it. — Lara Flynn Boyle

Nervousness made her feel nauseous, almost like she had two hearts frantically beating in her chest, instead of one. — Caroline Hanson

Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute. — Adriana Lima

I was so nervous…I just had to go shopping. — Usher

Although the good kind of stress helps you become more alert and able to finish tasks, continually being exposed to stress can shut down your immune system.

Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will. — Cheryl Strayed

If you’re not nervous then you’re not paying attention. — Miles Davis

I’ve always been full of nervous energy, but I’m not really as happy as I seem. — Unknown

A nervous silence loosens tongues. — Jacqueline Carey

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. — Maya Angelou

Laughter puts your brain, your central nervous system and your whole being into a state of free play. — Max Eastman

The worst of all diseases is a nervous ability. — Unknown

Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day. — Unknown

The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy. — William James

Be not nervous. In a very little while you will either be a member or you will not be. — R. A. Lafferty

I’m a very anxious, nervy kind of loser in many ways, and I get very stressed and a little tense. — Ed Weeks

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. — Mary Hemingway

I wasn’t nervous. Maybe I was a little bit concerned, but that’s not the same thing. — Unknown

I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored. — Catherine Deneuve

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times. — Dean Smith

Stress has been identified to cause depression and other host of illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart ailments.

When people are nervous, some people move around. Some people scratch their leg. — Beau Mirchoff

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever. — The Dalai Lama

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 Talib

When you feel nervous, recall your pride. — Toba Beta

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

P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it. — Danielle LaPorte

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

Being nervous when talking in front of a lot of people. Sweaty hands, shakey voice, forgetting what your about to say. — Anonymous

You’re making me nervous by being so weird. But your weirdness is what I like about you. — Jaclyn Moriarty

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