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"Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice. It knows all your insecurities and uses them against you. It gets to the point when it's the loudest voice in the room. The only one you can hear."

Anxiety disorders certainly cause you to feel as if there's a fearsome voice following you around. There are ways to cope with anxiety and silence that voice -- or at least make it quieter.


"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby."

In some ways, phobias are shadows. But there are ways to treat phobias so the light will follow the shadow.


"Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won't make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes."

It's true: you can take a breath for mental health. Diaphragmatic breathing is one way to feel better fast.


"I'm a lonely person at heart, I need people, but my social anxiety prevents me from being happy.

Social anxiety is no joke. However, social anxiety can be treated successfully (with some work on your part). 


"Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you."

There are natural treatments for anxiety that work best when you're actively using coping skills to get through.


"Don't let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly."

Remember that anxiety can cause brain fog. This inability to make decisions can make your difficulties seem insurmountable. Give yourself grace; don't be too hard on yourself, just figure out how to treat the brain fog.


“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”

What causes anxiety? Challenges to our sense of control is definitely a major reason we suffer. This anxiety quote is correct: if you plan smartly then let go of the outcome, you'll rest easier at night.


"Don't believe the things you tell yourself late at night."

If anxiety keeps you up at night, you could try antianxiety medication to help you sleep. Good sleep hygiene is a great help too.


"I remember from my panicky days how I felt different and disconnected."

Panic disorder has several symptoms that tend to isolate you from other people. You think they don't understand. But anxiety is the most widespread mental illness in the United States, so chances are you will find someone who does understand what you're going through.


"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."

Anxiety can affect your relationships, and when that happens, anger, jealousy and paranoia are usually to blame.


"Anxiety is not being able to sleep because you said something wrong two years ago and can't stop thinking about it."

Anxiety and insecurity often go hand-in-hand. It's difficult to increase your self-esteem when everything makes you anxious.


"I am severely overwhelmed with everything. It's come to a point that even small tasks make me feel like breaking down and crying. Everything is just too much for me now."

Anxiety does overwhelm us at times. It's going to be okay. Use your coping skills and self-care to breathe, relax, and come out from under the weight of anxiety.


"Every day is a struggle even when I'm at my best. My anxiety is always with me and my panic taps me on my shoulder a few times a day. On my good days, I can brush it off. On my bad days, I just want to stay in bed."

Learn about morning anxiety. It can help you plan for the mornings you can't get out of bed, maybe making it possible for you to get on with your day.


"I literally have to remind myself all the time, that being afraid of things going wrong isn't the way to make things go right."

Being afraid of things going wrong, constantly, leads to anxiety attacks. It's a good idea to get a hold of your worry and stress.


"Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have."

Worry is 'common anxiety' vs. an anxiety disorder. There is help for common anxiety, mostly through stress reduction.


"I feel like everybody secretly hates me."

No matter what kind of anxiety disorder you deal with, anxiety disorder treatments are effective. Don't be afraid to talk to your doctor.


"A panic attack goes from 0 to 100 in an instant. It's halfway between feeling like you'll faint and feeling like you'll die."

Panic attacks certainly can scare you, both because of the emotional and physical symptoms that panic attacks cause.


"I will breathe. Worry will not control me. Stress will not break me."

Believe it or not, breathing exercises for anxiety work. Try some breathing techniques the next time you're anxious.


"Anxiety isn't something that goes away; it's something you learn to control."

And you can learn to control anxiety in at least 17 ways (but there are several other ways too -- see our anxiety self-help section).


“I get nervous about everything. Sometimes I literally don't know why I'm anxious. I just am and no-one seems to understand that.”

If anxiety happens, you can't find a cause and it is interfering with your life, you could have generalized anxiety disorder. Use this anxiety test to open a conversation with your doctor.

More Anxiety Quotes

Quotes about anxiety can help you feel less alone, less fearful, and better able to take a step forward. We have many anxiety quotes so at least one of them will apply to you.


“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.”


“Today, I will not stress over things, I can't control.”


“My anxiety is silent. You wouldn't even notice a change on the outside but I'm honestly so stressed I can't even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when, in reality, I'm just overwhelmed.”

“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”


“It's sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.”


“Anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know, because it's an inward thing. It feels like you're malfunctioning and you can't process your own thoughts. You get a knot in your stomach and you can't take a full breath, but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal, as long as no one tries to speak to you.”


“Social anxiety isn't a choice. I wish people knew how badly I wish I could be like everybody else, and how hard it is to be affected by something that can bring me to my knees every single day.”


"Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”


“When I say can’t take on even one more thing, I really need you to understand I really just can’t.”


“There’s just so much going on in my mind, sometimes I can’t keep up with what’s going on around me.”


“Anxiety makes you sit there and overthink every single thing. At times it makes you think people in your life are leaving you. You begin to feel abandoned, and not worth anything because the most important people in your life don’t want you.”


“The fact that many people don’t recognize or have the patience for your illness only makes everything worse.”


“The thing about an anxiety disorder is that you know it is stupid. You know with all your heart that it wasn’t a big deal and that it should roll off of you. But that is where the disorder kicks in. Suddenly the small things are very big and it keeps growing in your head, flooding your chest, and trying to escape from under your skin. You know with all of your heart that you’re being ridiculous and you hate every minute of it.”


“Even when things are wonderful. I’m always waiting for something horrible to happen.”


“Anxiety has nothing to do with courage or character. Nothing at all.”


“Anxiety is having to remind myself that being afraid of things going wrong isn’t the way to make things go right.


“Even the simplest task can be overwhelming at times.”


“I realized today that I have stopped living life. I am literally just trying to get to the next day, just living in the thought of tomorrow. I am not living, I am waiting. And the trouble is, I don’t know what I am exactly waiting for. I am kind of scared for what it might be.”


“I say “sorry” a lot, mostly because I feel everything is my fault.”


“I am safe right now. This will fade away. I am not in danger. I am getting enough air. I am starting to relax. I feel calmer. I am going to be okay.”


“Anxiety is the most silently painful experience. It makes no sense and you sit alone and suffer for an unknown reason. You can’t explain it. You can’t stop it, It is horrible.”


“I’ve only just realized how utterly exhausted and drained I am after living in a near-constant state of fight or flight for so long.


“I worry my depression and anxiety are always going to keep me from being the person I dreamed of becoming.”


“My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t even notice a change on the outside, but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when in reality I’m just overwhelmed.”


“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”


“When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.”


“I’m terrified that even if I try my hardest, I still won’t be good enough.”


“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”


“You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like hell. You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you anxious. And you are amazing for trying and holding on no matter how hard life gets.


"You're not going to master the rest of your life in one day just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day."


"Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done."


"Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action."


"It's sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.”


“Just because I can't explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn't make them less valid.”


“Anything you’re trying to will is focused on the future; it’s always associated with some sort of anxiety that makes the present moment somewhat uncomfortable.”


"Sometimes it's better to look at things than own them... owning means anxiety and a lot of bags to carry around."


"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."


"Let whatever you do today be enough."


"I over analyze situations because I'm scared of what will happen if I'm not prepared for it."

"Anxiety can feel as huge as the big, blue sea, but remember that the sea is made up of smaller waves."


"Most people don't realize the strength it takes to pull yourself out of an anxiety attack. So if you've ever done that, I'm proud of you."


"Telling me my greatest fears aren't real or going to happen doesn't help me."


"Telling someone with anxiety to just calm down is like telling someone with epilepsy to just stop having a seizure."


"No matter how irrational I may sound, it's real to me."


"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear and how to be free from it."


"I will breathe I will think of a solution I will not let my worry control me. I will not let me stress break me. I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don't quit."


"Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest."


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


"My body thinks something is gravely wrong, but my brain doesn't have a clue what to do about it, so it starts racing to the worst possible conclusions."


"The worst feeling in the world is trying to hold back a panic attack in public."


"Just because I can't explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn't make them less valid."


"This is one of the most frustrating things about having an anxiety disorder; knowing as you're freaking out that there's no reason to be freaked out, but lacking the ability to shut the emotion down."


"Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure everything out. "


"Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind."


"My body thinks something is gravely wrong, but my brain doesn't have a clue what to do about it, so it starts racing to the worst possible conclusions."


"Don't lose yourself in your fear."

"I will breathe. I will think of a solution. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let me stress break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don't quit."


"Worry pretends to be necessary, but serves no useful purpose."

"I get nervous about everything, sometimes I literally don't"Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain."


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


"People think I'm weak. The fact is, they just don't know now how strong I am struggling every single day to stay alive. "


"How do you run away from things that are in your head?"


"Worry does nothing but steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing."


"No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen."


"Worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum."


"Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me."


"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."


"Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear."


"Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness."


"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go."


"Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency."


"Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose. "


"Anxiety's like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far."


"There came a time in every prolonged effort when he had a moment of near panic, or 'terror in a lonely place', the original semantic content of the word. The lonely place was his own mind." 


"PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions."


"Some people´s lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts. That´s what trauma does. It interrupts the plot. You can´t process it because it doesn´t fit with what came before or what comes afterwards."


"The humming of my parents' voices from behind my bedroom wall, which throughout my childhood had filled me with a sense of security, had now become a source of anxiety and panic."


"In an era of stress and anxiety, when the present seems unstable and the future unlikely, the natural response is to retreat and withdraw from reality, taking recourse either in fantasies of the future or in modified visions of a half-imagines past. "


"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities."


"What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of its strength. It does not make you escape the evil; it makes you unfit to cope with it if it comes."


"Often it isn't the initiating trauma that creates seemingly insurmountable pain, but the lack of support after."


"PTSD is best described as "I jumped out of my skin and kept on jumping."


"Decisions, actions, behaviors, thoughts and emotions can all seem amped up when you live with anxiety, fear, panic, and hypervigilance."


"The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real--the here-and-now. Seize the day."


"Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: 'Better an end with terror than a terror without end."


"The only way I can describe the extent of my anxiety is to say that I felt as if I were pregnant with a rock."


"Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!"


"If you don't learn how to be scared, you'll never really learn how to be brave."


"Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other."


"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."


"If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances."

APA Reference
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100+ Anxiety Quotes to Help You Feel Calmer

100+ Anxiety Quotes to Help You Feel Calmer - Declutter The Mind

When you’re feeling anxious, worried, or scared about the future, anxiety quotes can help you feel like someone out there understands you and what you’re going through. As a long-time anxious person, I’ve compiled some of the best anxiety quotes to help you feel calmer on tough days but also to feel heard and understood. Here are 100+ anxiety quotes to read now:

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Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It sometimes gets loud in my head.” – Unknown
  2. “It’s perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay. ” – Unknown
  3. “Breathe darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Lourie
  4. “Mantra for Anxiety: This is not you. This is something moving through you. It can leave out of the same door it came in.” – James Clear
  5. “If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember trees lose their leaves every year and they stand tall and wait for better days to come.” – Unknown
  6. “She has been through hell. So believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles.” – E. Corona
  7. “Let your mind and heart rest for a while. You will catch up, the world will not stop spinning for you, but you will catch up. Take a rest.” – Cynthia Go
  8. “Stop beating yourself up for not being perfect. You were never designed to be anyway.” – Unknown
  9. Sometimes the sun hides behind the clouds, but the sun will come out shining again
  10. “Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for the rain.” – Unknown

Quotes About Anxiety

  1. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself. ” – Unknown
  2. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” – Unknown
  3. “Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Unknown
  4. “The best use of creativity is imagination. The worst use of creativity is anxiety.”  – Deepak Chopra
  5. “Stress is self-created, I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.” – Brendon Burchard
  6. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran
  7. “You are bigger than what it making you anxious.” – Unknown
  8. “Until I am ready, let me be. I have to heal myself.” – Unknown
  9. “Your mountain may be harder to climb, but oh the view is divine.” – Jennae Cecelia
  10. “It’s okay to not be okay. Just don’t give up.” – Unknown

Anxiety Quotes About Love

  1. “Maybe the reason why you’re so scared about your relationship is because you finally have something you love but fear losing. Be as kind to people as you can be and you will always be loved.” – Declutter The Mind
  2. “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
  3. “Sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.” – Unknown
  4. “After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it’s a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it’s sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we’re doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.” – Paulo Coelho
  5. “I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.” – Unknown
  6. “You’ve tried enough. Maybe it’s time to let go.” – Unknown
  7. “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” – Frank Ocean
  8. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analysing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you could just leave the pieces on the floor and move on. ” – Tupac
  9. “It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for are the ones behind the trigger.” – Unknown
  10. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” – Robin Sharma

Depression and Anxiety Quotes

  1. “I like my music so loud I can’t hear my thoughts.” – Unknown
  2. “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.” – Anna Funder
  3. “She’s hurt mentally and emotionally. But everyday, she walks with a smile. ‘Cause that’s who she is: the girl who never stopped smiling.” – Unknown
  4. “Feeling the need to be busy all the time is a trauma based response and fear-based distraction you’d be forced to acknowledge and feel if you slowed down.” – Tutu Mora
  5. “I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.” – Mimi Love
  6. “Stop telling people no one will love them until they love themselves. Stop planting the idea in people’s brains that they are unworthy of love because of their own struggle. ” – @jackalltimelow
  7. “At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you planned. I love you anyway.” – Unknown
  8. “Somewhere, there is a past you overflowing with so much pride looking at how far you’ve come.” – Unknown
  9. “Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.” – Buddhist Proverb
  10. “All I want is a clear mind and a happy heart.” – Dipti Bhoyar
  1. “I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”— Augusten Burroughs
  2. “I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth. ”— Daphne du Maurier
  3. “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
  4. “Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.” – Stefan Molyneux
  5. “The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  6. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Seuss
  7. “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
  8. “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. ” – Ann Brashares
  9. “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.” – Lugwig Wittgenstein
  10. “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 Quotes About Life

  1. “No one can pray and worry at the same time.” – Max Lucado
  2. “It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life.” – Chinoye J. Chidolue
  3. “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is an ocean.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  4. “Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure it all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” – Karen Salmansohn
  5. “A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.” – Unknown
  6. “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.” – Joel Osteen
  7. “I won’t let my pain turn my heart into something ugly. I will show you that surviving can be beautiful.” – Christy Ann Martine
  8. “I couldn’t heal because I kept pretending I wasn’t hurt.” – Unknown
  9. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. ” – Unknown
  10. “If you feel anxious about an event before it happens, you’ll put yourself through the same mental state twice instead of just once.” – Unknown

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

  1. “If it’s not going to matter in five years, don’t spend five minutes being upset about it.” – Unknown
  2. “You can’t calm the storm. So stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye
  3. “Breathe. You’re going to be okay. You’ve gotten through so many things in your life. You’ve got this.” – Karen Salmansohn
  4. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will too.” – Jennae Cecilia
  5. “Fear thrives in a place of inaction. Overcome your anxiety by taking one small step forward.” – Sarah Boyd
  6. “You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to let them stop controlling you.” – Dan Millman
  7. “I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to have a good day. Instead, I advise you to have a day. Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don’t give up on yourself just yet. It’ll get better. Until then, have a day.” – Unknown
  8. “Anxiety I will transform you into something useful and productive. I will not bow down to you.” – Jaeda Dewalt
  9. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
  10. “Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” – Rick Warren

Anxiety Quotes for Friends

  1. “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
  2. “There are these moments you think you won’t survive. And then you survive.” – David Levithan
  3. “Anxiety is when the butterflies in your stomach turn into bees.” – Bridgett Devoue
  4. “It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” – Unknown
  5. “Too often, the only escape is sleep.” – Charles Bukowski
  6. “If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too. ” – Unknown
  7. “Don’t allows yourself to wake up with yesterday’s issues troubling your mind. Refuse to live backwards, see every day is a new chapter.” – Unknown
  8. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.” – Lauren Elizabeth
  9. “The quality of your life is where you live emotionally.” – Tony Robbins
  10. “Nothing about depression and anxiety is easy.” – Keisha Defliger

Quotes for Anxiety

  1. “Smile, breathe, go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” – Robert Tew
  3. “It’s so empowering to say “this isn’t serving me’ and walk away in peace.” – Unknown
  4. “Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.” – Tenzin Gyatso
  5. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” – Unknown
  6. You are going to overcome what you’re currently struggling with. Be patient. You’re going to be okay.
  7. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. ” – Robert J. Sawyer
  8. “For me, a calm house, equals a calm heart, equals a calm life.” – Erica Layne
  9. “Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
  10. “The secret to living well is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.” – Tibetan Proverb

Positive Anxiety Quotes

  1. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale
  2. “Your anxiety is lying to you. You are loved and are going to be okay.” – Unknown
  3. “You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.” – Olivia Benson
  4. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” – Dalai Lama
  5. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible, that’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” – C. Assaad
  6. “Today I will not stress over the things I can’t control. ” – Unknown
  7. “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” – Unknown
  8. “Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it.” – Crystal Andrus
  9. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
  10. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha

Deep Anxiety Quotes

  1. “A victory against my old friend anxiety.” – Lisa Wilson
  2. “Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts.” – Bianca Sparacino
  3. “Too numb to feel anything.” – Unknown
  4. “She was always fighting a battle, but her smile would never tell you so.” – Nikki Rowe
  5. “They told me all of my cages were mental, so I got wasted like all my potential” – Taylor Swift
  6. “Just because I carry it well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy.” – Unknown
  7. “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.”  – English Proverb
  8. “We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
  9. “Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.” – William C. Hannan
  10. “The minute you let anxiety flow freely is the minute you stop fearing it.” – Unknown

Anxiety Attack Quotes

  1. “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 each day.” – Unknown
  2. “Living with anxiety, turning up and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most will never know.” – Unknown
  3. This is only temporary. You’ll get through this too.
  4. “The truth is some days I don’t give it my best. I don’t even give it my all. I can only manage to give it my some, and it’s not even that great. But I’m still here and I’m still trying.” – Nanea Hoffman
  5. You are so much stronger than your anxiety. 
  6. You’re not going to die. I know that heart of yours is pounding hard and fast. You’ll get through this. Now take a deep breath in… hold it…. Release.
  7. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” – Unknown
  8. “Remember: There is nothing wrong with having an anxiety attack. It doesn’t mean you’re weak or broken or flawed.” – Unknown
  9. “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.” – Joel Osteen
  10. “It’s disrepectful, in my opinion, when people talk about anxiety attacks as if they’re just a slight hiccup.” – Unknown

Quotes About Stress and Anxiety

  1. “It’s not stress that kills us. It’s our reaction to it.” – Hans Seyle
  2. “Stress is the alarm clock that lets you know you’ve attached to something not true for you.” – Byron Katie
  3. “Stop thinking about everything so much, you’re breaking your own heart.” – Unknown
  4. “A year from now everything your stressing about won’t mean a thing.” – Nitya Prakash
  5. “Some day everything will make sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” – Unknown
  6. “You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick.” – Unknown
  7. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. And it will be okay because I won’t quit.” – Shayne Mcclendon
  8. “I lied and said I was busy. I was busy but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes this is my busy and I will not apologize for it.” – B. Oakman
  9. “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” – Unknown
  10. “Spend time with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.” – Unknown

Funny Anxiety Quotes

  1. “I have two moods: constant panic and worry about every little detail and YOLO” – Unknown
  2. “Life would be a million times better if there were pinatas strategically placed throughout the day. ” – Unknown
  3. “Me: What could possibly go wrong? Anxiety: I’m glad you asked.” –Unknown
  4. “If anxiety burned calories, I’d be a supermodel.” – Unknown
  5. “I stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about. Then I stress about stressing over stress that doesn’t need to be stressed about. It’s stressful.” – Unknown
  6. “The chill pill I took this morning seems to be a placebo.”
  7. “Everyone thinks I’m overdramatic when I’m stressed. When an octopus is stressed, it eats itself. Now that’s overdramatic.” – Unknown
  8. “Let’s just say my anxieties, have anxieties.” – Unknown
  9. “I came. I saw. I had anxiety… so I left.” – Unknown
  10. “I’m somewhere between giving up and seeing how much more I can take.” – Unknown

Inspirational Quotes for Anxiety

  1. “When thinking about the future, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.” – Unknown
  2. I deserve a break from my own thoughts.
  3. “People cry not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong too long.” – Johnny Depp
  4. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennet
  5. “Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s okay if you have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where your headed.” – Unknown
  6. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
  7. The most dangerous place in the world is often within your own mind. So don’t be afraid to step outside of it to find your peace.
  8. “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a dark place mentally. If you did that today or any other day, I’m proud of you.” – Horacio Jones
  9. “What if… everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?” 
  10. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate. ” – Renee Jain

Bible Verses About Anxiety

  1. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
  2. “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  – Isaiah 41:10
  3. “Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” – John 14:27
  4. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
  5. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
  6. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2
  7. “But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” – 1 Peter 3:4
  8. “Do not be anxious about tomorrow.” – Matthew 6:34
  9. “I have told you these things so that you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
  10. “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13

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The one who most of all longs for prosperity lives the most anxious life.

• Bion Boristhenit

Life and Death, Wisdom, Anxiety




Whose heart is aching, as if from a burn,
In his soul there is both torment and anxiety.
But here's what amuses me at least a little:
What doesn't happen - everything is in the power of God.

• Hafiz Shirazi

God, Alarm, Alarm





Alarms and the ability to write poetry

• Akhmatova Anna A.

, anxiety, anxiety , Feelings




A barely noticeable pain in the little finger plunges us into much greater anxiety than the destruction of millions of people like us.

• William Hazlitt

Anxiety, Humanity




The life of evil people is full of anxiety.

• Denis Diderot

Evil, Wise quotes, Anxiety




I know that years will drown out anxiety.
This pain, like years, will pass.
Both mouth and innocent soul
She saves for another.

• Sergey A. Yesenin

Years, Sad quotes, Anxiety




• Alexander S. Griboyedov

Public opinion, Anxiety




I can't sleep, there's no fire;
Everywhere is darkness and a tedious dream.
The movement of the clock is only monotonous
It resounds near me,
Babies' babble of parks,
The trembling of the sleeping night,
The running of a mouse of life...
Why are you disturbing me?
What do you mean, boring whisper?
Reproach or grumbling
Wasted day by me?
What do you want from me?
Do you call or prophesy?
I want to understand you,
I am looking for meaning in you...

• Alexander S. Pushkin

Insomnia, Day and Night, Anxiety




The night does not alleviate the anxiety of the day,
And the night, like the day, torments me with melancholy.

• William Shakespeare

Day, Beautiful quotes, Night, Longing, Anxiety
Why did I come into the world, if - without me, with me -
Is he still making his incomprehensible path?

• Omar Khayyam

Sad quotes, Creation, Anxiety




The pain passes little by little,
It is not forever given.
There is an end to the rebellious groans.
Evil torment and anxiety
Silence wins.

• Alexander A. Blok

Pain, Torment, Silence, Anxiety




• Lao Tzu

Wise quotes, Condemnation, Reprimand, Praise, Anxiety




for elevated syllable:
alarm time does not end,
but the winters are coming to an end.

• Joseph A. Brodsky

Winter, anxiety





During anxieties and cryst of
epidemic feeling of
languid conviction of the space.

• Igor M. Guberman

Life quotes, Anxiety, Feelings




Not only for nerves and cold
sickness and sickness multiply:
health is getting worse,
when you are worried about health.

• Igor M. Guberman

Illness, Anxiety




is tied on the first alarm.

• Evgeny A. Evtushenko

Wise quotes, Anxiety, Character




An anxious and harassed individual who is unable to adapt to the harsh real world, breaks contact with the environment and goes into his own imaginary world. Thus, he tries to free himself from anxiety and unrest.

• Dale Carnegie

Worry, Worry, Anxiety




Don't worry about others - they are not dumber than you. If you want to destroy loved ones, worry about them.

• Mikhail E. Litvak





As soon as you leave the solid foundation of the present, and your attention turns to the future, anxiety takes over.

• Frederick Perls

Future, Life quotes, Present, Anxiety




Ringing in the head from bumblebee buzzing.
How drunk I can talk about anything.
About what? About a life that lasted in vain?
Don't. I'm already tired of this.
Tired already? Well, that's great,
I didn't want to talk about her either.
And yet, and yet the road continues,
Oh no, not the road - dull anxiety,
Confusion, listening, looking around,
Trying to remember something in advance,
Memory is tormented and still cannot
Break through somewhere until
my day. ..

• Maria Petrov

Sad quotes, Life, Memory, Anxiety




A man, even despite the armor of egoism, understands that a woman is better. It's just that we don't acknowledge it out loud - solidarity from generation to generation. What if this prevents you from respecting us, considering us men? Although a man is far from a member between the legs, it is also a caring desire to cover the window when she is cold, but is silent about it. A man is anxiety for her, even when they are not together.

• Elchin Safarli

Care, Man and Woman, Anxiety




Without a doubt, the problem of anxiety is a key point of many important issues; the solution of the riddle of anxiety will shed a flood of light on the whole mental life of man.

• Sigmund Freud

Life Quotes, Anxiety




The ego is the true seat of anxiety.

Anxiety quotes | quotes for all occasions

If you measure your success by the measure of other people's praises and censures, your anxiety will be endless.

In anxiety there is always a bit of hope that everything will work out. In hopelessness, there is nothing but hopelessness itself.

— So why are you so calm?
I either die or I don't. Not that I would like to die, but the experiences of no one else, it seems, have not been cured.

The anxieties of the day are not alleviated by the night,
And the night, like the day, torments me with melancholy.

Explanation of the quote:

Translated by S.Ya. Marshak

An anxious and harassed individual who is unable to adapt to the harsh real world, cuts off all contact with the environment and retreats into his own imaginary world. Thus, he tries to free himself from anxiety and unrest.

Our age is by no means the Age of Anxiety. This is the Void Age. Our age has just broken anchor and is rushing to nowhere.

Never before had he experienced such anxiety. It wasn't fear, it was anxiety. Now he could absolutely accurately distinguish these feelings from one another. Fear is short-lived and intense. Like an orgasm. Anxiety is different. It covers gradually. And lasts.

"Love is... anxiety," he said. - You want to bring joy and are afraid that they will see you the way you are. At the same time, you want to be known. In other words... you're naked, moaning in the dark, losing all pride... I wanted her to see me and love me, although she knew me as flaky, and I knew her. Now she is not around, and my knowledge is incomplete. All day long I try to imagine what she does, what she says, with whom she communicates, how she looks. I try to make up for the lost hours, but the longer the separation, the more difficult it is - the unknown multiplies. You have to think. Actually, I just don't know. I don't know anything else.

What will happen will happen apart from your anxiety.

The pain passes little by little,
It is not given forever.
There is an end to the rebellious groans.
Evil torment and anxiety
Silence wins.

He already knew well this disgusting state, a strange mixture of impotence and apathy with panic anxiety, when it seems that you are mortally tired and you want to sleep, but as soon as you lie down - and sleep does not go, all sorts of passions come into your head, and even if you succeed for a few minutes doze off, you will definitely dream of some kind of muck.

On his third visit, he firmly decided to smile at her, but his heart beat so fast that he missed the beat, missed.

Sometimes wisdom manifests itself in ignorance of something. Especially in happiness. Only ignorance makes a person happy. The more they learn about what worries them, the less happiness they have left.

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