65 Nerves Quotes On Success In Life

These nerves quotes will inspire you. Nerves, a bundle of nerve fibers that carries messages in the form of nerve impulses to or away from the brain and spinal cord or a person’s steadiness, courage, and sense of purpose when facing a demanding situation.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging nerves quotes, nerves sayings, and nerves proverbs.

Best Nerves Quotes

  1. “I couldn’t sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash.” ~ Mordechai Vanunu
  2. “You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.” ~ Eliot Ness
  3. “His nerve, his memory, and I can’t remember the third thing.” ~ Lee Trevino
  4. “A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.” ~ Helen Rowland

  5. “Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.” ~ Alan Rickman
  6. “And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn’t have the nerve.” ~ Etta James
  7. “It’s a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  8. “I wish I had the nerve not to tip.” ~ Paul Lynde

  9. “Physiology has, at last, gained control over the nerves which stimulate the gastric glands and the pancreas.” ~ Ivan Pavlov
  10. “In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.” ~ Christopher Morley
  11. “I thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I’d never run out of nerve. Never.” ~ Evel Knievel
  12. “Before I was a year old I walked and talked and I was even potty trained. When I started going to school I think I got on everyone’s nerves because I used to ask adult questions rather than settle for the stuff usually fed to kids.” ~ Sharon Stone
  13. “I don’t like money actually, but it quiets the nerves.” ~ Joe E. Lewis

  14. “Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  15. “To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism.” ~ Johannes Peter Muller
  16. “People with self-respect exhibit a certain toughness, a kind of moral nerve; they display what was once called *character,* a quality which, although approved in the abstract, sometimes loses ground to the other, more instantly negotiable virtues…. character–the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life–is the source from which self-respect springs.” ~ Joan Didion
  17. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” ~ J. K. Rowling

  18. “Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.” ~ Mark Twain
  19. “It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war.” ~ Elihu Root
  20. “Nerves and butterflies are fine – they’re a physical sign that you’re mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that’s the trick.” ~ Steve Bull
  21. “Happiness means quiet nerves.” ~ W. C. Fields

  22. “The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.” ~ Andrew Greeley
  23. “I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles, but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before.” ~ Temple Grandin , My nerves quotes
  24. “Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don’t balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.” ~ Fred Barnes
  25. “I don’t have half the nerves there that I have anywhere else.” ~ Eric Clapton

  26. “If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.” ~ Jerry Garcia
  27. “A stem cell is essentially a blank cell capable of becoming another, more differentiated cell-type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell or a nerve cell.” ~ Virginia Foxx
  28. “Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty.” ~ Herbert Gold
  29. “He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.” ~ Edmund Burke

  30. “Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.” ~ Paul Brunton
  31. “Sensation is not the conduction of a quality or state of external bodies to consciousness, but the conduction of a quality or state of our nerves to consciousness, excited by an external cause.” ~ Johannes Peter Muller
  32. “When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  33. “But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.” ~ Robert Browning
  34. “My nerves before a gig got worse; I had terrible bad nerves all the time. Once we started… I was fine.” ~ John Bonham

  35. “Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.” ~ Fritz Kreisler
  36. “I simply haven’t the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.” ~ Quentin Crisp
  37. “Our success was mainly due to the fact that we stimulated the nerves of animals that easily stood on their own feet and were not subjected to any painful stimulus either during or immediately before stimulation of their nerves.” ~ Ivan Pavlov , Nerves quotes pain
  38. “Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves.” ~ Paul Theroux

  39. “In the case of the stomach, however, the nerves of the glandular cells were always severed when constructing an artificially isolated pouch and this, naturally, affected the normal work of the stomach.” ~ Ivan Pavlov
  40. “To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace. I have never been troubled by nerves in golf because I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.” ~ Harry Vardon
  41. “Let me be accurate in everything, for though you and I have seen some strange things together, you may at the first think that I, Van Helsing, am mad. That the many horrors and the so long strain on nerves has at the last turn my brain.” ~ Bram Stoker
  42. “The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves.” ~ Ty Cobb

  43. “I only drink to steady my nerves… sometimes I’m so steady I don’t move for months.” ~ W. C. Fields
  44. “It’s a great story. It’s available for anyone else who wants to try it. We’re not brilliant. We’re not unbelievable. We’re just two people who hit a nerve. I think it can be done again and again and again. More people should try it.” ~ Jerry Moss
  45. “That a strong stimulus to such an afferent nerve, exciting most or all of its fibres, should in regard to a given muscle develop inhibition and excitation concurrently is not surprising.” ~ Charles Scott Sherrington
  46. “Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  47. “Putting affects the nerves more than anything. I would actually get nauseated over three-footers.” ~ Byron Nelson

  48. “You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend. When I was down you just stood there a grinin” ~ Bob Dylan
  49. “No man can have a ‘yellow streak’ and last. He must pay much attention to his nerves or temperament. He must hide every flaw.” ~ Christy Mathewson
  50. “Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.” ~ Walter Bagehot
  51. “Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.” ~ Marsha Norman
  52. “My countrymen should have nerves of steel, muscles of iron, and minds like thunderbolt.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

  53. “I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.” ~ Shawn Johnson
  54. “Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.” ~ William Randolph Hearst
  55. “The exercise of prayer, in those who habitually exert it, must be regarded by us doctors as the most adequate and normal of all the pacifiers of the mind and calmers of the nerves.” ~ William James
  56. “Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.” ~ Richard Halliburton

  57. “Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves.” “You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least.” ~ Jane Austen
  58. “Is it a fact-or have I dreamt it-that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  59. “Nerves provide me with energy… It’s when I don’t have them, when I feel at ease, that’s when I get worried.” ~ Mike Nichols
  60. “I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends.” ~ Jane Austen

  61. “I’ll tell you, my friends: it’s all in the nerves. The nerves that tense and relax as you approach the edges of companionship and love. The razor-sharp edges of companionship and love.” ~ Roberto Bolano
  62. “Being unprepared heightens nerves.” ~ James Galway”You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  63. “After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  64. “I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.” ~ e. e. cummings

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