72+ Best Social Anxiety Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Social anxiety is nervousness in social situations. Some disorders associated with the social anxiety spectrum include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Profoundly inspirational social anxiety quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Social Anxiety Quotes

Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it, I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway. – Martin Amis

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon

I’m shy, but I’m not clinically shy. I don’t have social anxiety disorder or anything like that. I more have a gentle shyness. Like, I have a little trouble mingling at parties. – Samantha Bee

I think one thing that does cause unhappiness is protracted anxiety and worry. – Derek Bok

The shy and the extroverted have this in common – that they both fancy they are the center of attention. – Robert Breault

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. – Deepak Chopra

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. — Steve Maraboli

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. – Zig Ziglar

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King Jr.

I’m scared of any fighter I’ve ever fought because they are some dangerous people to be dealing with. That’s also where the anxiety comes from. – Nate Diaz

I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go. – Shauna Niequist

Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder. – Edvard Munch

I have social anxiety. It’s easier up on stage because there’s security in being there. When I’m off stage I’m trying not to be a manic freak. I’m quite shy. – Sia Furler

We are always doing something to cover up our basic existential anxiety. Some people live that way until the day they die. – Joko Beck

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. – Soren Kierkegaard

Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will. – Billy Graham

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. – Proverb

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. – Brené Brown

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob Kerrey

To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. – Boyd K. Packer

Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me. – Ricky Williams

In the anxiety to get beautiful colour harmony do not exhaust all combinations on one canvas. – John F. Carlson

Anxiety is not to be managed it is a sin that needs to be repented of. – Mark Driscoll

Our minds can be kept free of anxiety as we dump the load of our cares on the Lord in prayer. – Charles R. Swindoll

The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all. – Mignon McLaughlin

Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It creates the failures. 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

Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor. – Laura Linney

Stress is something that is sort of out of your control. You get stressed out over looking at the finish line. Stress is something that is an outside thing. Stress is an anxiety. – Joe Torre

Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. – Ann Brashares

Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life. – George Vaillant

I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse. – Leonard Cohen

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Anxiety is good for nothing if we can’t turn it into a defense. – Samuel Rush Meyrick

You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting. – Jen Wilde

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence. – Angela Carter

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. – Ray Bradbury

At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety. – Nigella Lawson

When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago. – Amy Clampitt

Anxiety comes into existence only when we become identified with small things. And they all pass. – Rajneesh

The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better. – Ricky Williams

For me, most of the anxiety and difficulty of writing takes place in the act of not writing. It’s the procrastination, the thinking about writing that’s difficult. – Adam Mansbach

It was impossible to sleep. Anxiety stopped me from falling asleep; depression woke me up. – David Walliams

Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease. – T.F. Hodge

Depression is a devastating illness, causing great suffering in the afflicted and anxiety to their nearest and dearest: it can hit at any age. – John Cornwell

Even now it comes as a shock if by chance I notice in the street a face resembling someone I know however slightly, and I am at once seized by a shivering violent enough to make me dizzy. – Osamu Dazai

A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained. – Millicent Fawcett

The way you tell your story to yourself matters. – Amy Cuddy

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.– Lao Tzu

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. – Swedish Proverb

Act the way that you want to feel. – Gretchen Rubin

What people in the world think of you is really none of your business. – Martha Graham

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions. – Stephen R. Covey

Release all the anxiety that keeps you from moving ahead. Keep breathing it out and letting it go. – Judith Orloff

In other people’s company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring. – Andre Gide

My anxiety level of my own work and what I’m doing and focusing on my art and all of that stuff? That’s fundamental. – Sufjan Stevens

Anxiety is a deep conscious breath away from dissolving. – Michael Dolan

I have packed myself into silence so deeply and for so long that I can never unpack myself using words. When I speak, I only pack myself a little differently. – Herta Muller

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. – Wayne W. Dyer

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. – Joyce Meyer

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

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. – Hans Selye

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do. – Wayne Dyer

Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are. – Stefan Molyneux

Even though loneliness affects so many of us, it has gotten scant research attention compared to related conditions like depression or anxiety. – Robin Marantz Henig

He who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fear. – Michel de Montaigne

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. – Winnie the Pooh

Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. – Erma Bombeck

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers

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

Anxiety is the fear that one of a pair of opposites might cancel the other. Forever. – Alan Watts

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