84 Nervous Quotes On Success In Life

These nervous quotes will inspire you. Nervous, having or showing feelings of being worried and afraid about what might happen.

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

Best Nervous Quotes

  1. “The first time I played the Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.” ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez
  2. “Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.” ~ Marquis de Sade
  3. “I think Hannah gets nervous just like any other person would. She’s like a dork, personally. She’s just really, really fun.” ~ Miley Cyrus
  4. “I get more anxious than nervous before a concert.” ~ Miley Cyrus

  5. “I’m very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That’s my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that’s in real womanlike situations, where it’s romanticized, I’m a little nervous about it.” ~ Kristen Bell
  6. “Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty.” ~ Jaden Smith
  7. “But that day I was anxious. I was nervous and worried, uneasy and distracted. I paced around and never felt settled. I didn’t care for the sensation, yet I realized it was possibly a natural progression of my evolving soul, and therefore I tried my best to embrace it.” ~ Garth Stein
  8. “Everything makes me nervous – except making films.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

  9. “I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  10. “If I didn’t think, I’d be much happier; if I didn’t have any sex organs, I wouldn’t waver on the brink of nervous emotion and tears all the time.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  11. “If you’re not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don’t have the expectations of yourself that you should have.” ~ Hale Irwin”If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.” ~ Miguel Cabrera
  12. “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
  13. “My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.” ~ Paul Cezanne

  14. “I was very nervous about going up to teach at Stanford and very nervous even about going to ARPA.” ~ Vinton Cerf
  15. “I get nervous around girls for the first time. Once I’m in, I can take the reins and go. It’s just the initial approach I’m really bad at.” ~ Jensen Ackles
  16. “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”I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I’m nervous I know I’m going to have a good show.” ~ Beyonce Knowles
  17. “A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.” ~ Earl Wilson

  18. “My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.” ~ Timothy Leary
  19. “The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.” ~ Shana Alexander
  20. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  21. “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

  22. “Being nervous isn’t bad. It just means something important is happening.” ~ Michael Jordan
  23. “The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.” ~ William Bolitho
  24. “I feel passionately about how I express myself. Language is the greatest motivating force. You can phrase something positively and inspire people to do their best, or negatively and make them feel worried, uncertain, and self-conscious. You can talk at a fast pace and people will get nervous, feel afraid to bring up extraneous thoughts. But those are the very thoughts that might be most important! They might represent that person’s best thinking. If you’re rushed, you’re simply not going to get at that extra level of thinking.” ~ Frances Hesselbein
  25. “I’m nervous whenever I perform.” ~ Adele

  26. “Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.” ~ Andrea Gibson
  27. “When I do these interviews, I get really nervous. And when I get nervous, it comes off as mellow for some reason.” ~ Jack Johnson
  28. “I get so nervous on stage I can’t help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it’s pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I’m going to be able to deliver.” ~ Adele
  29. “I get very nervous around famous people and I get nervous around beautiful women.” ~ Liev Schreiber

  30. “It’s unthinkable not to love – you’d have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you’d have to be Philip Larkin.” ~ Lawrence Durrell , Nervous quotes love
  31. “On Sunday morning, I’m not nervous… I can’t wait to tell what God wants me to say.” ~ Charles Stanley
  32. “In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.” ~ Carl Rogers
  33. “”Rednecks” always made me nervous to play, but I’m glad I wrote it and I continue to play it. It’s just that the language is so rough.” ~ Randy Newman
  34. “I love to be nervous before a scene.” ~ Kim Basinger

  35. “I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be when I started” ~ Todd Barry
  36. “God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.” ~ Alfred Korzybski
  37. “I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.” ~ Catherine Deneuve
  38. “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
  39. “Only when you’re nervous do you get nasty.” ~ Deborah Grey

  40. “If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.” ~ Haile Gebrselassie
  41. “It’s funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers.” ~ Julie Benz
  42. “We are the kind of people who obsess over one word… but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour.” ~ Amy Tan
  43. “I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.” ~ Peter Kay

  44. “When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I’d be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do.” ~ Gabriela Sabatini
  45. “Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We’re not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.” ~ David Foreman
  46. “I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I’m nervous.” ~ Jamie Oliver
  47. “I hate auditioning; it makes me more nervous than anything ever, and I always feel like I wasted my time and I could have been creating my own thing. With the Internet, you have so much freedom that ‘gatekeepers’ make me terrified.” ~ Grace Helbig
  48. “I have to learn from Sehwag how to play in the nervous 90’s” ~ Sachin Tendulkar

  49. “The weird thing is, I used to skate in front of, like, 5,000 people and I was never nervous, but the first time I got on stage, there were four people there and I vomited.” ~ Albert Hammond, Jr.
  50. “I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care.” ~ Beyonce Knowles
  51. “I’m not big with an audience; I get very nervous.” ~ Sherilyn Fenn
  52. “There is still such a thing as subversive. Subversive makes hip people nervous. It’s something new that scares you in a good way. I mean, subversive to me is a compliment. Subversive is something that influences people to do something against society that they haven’t thought of before.” ~ John Waters
  53. “Because I’ve always been a fairly nervous person.” ~ David Sedaris

  54. “Insecure managers create complexity. Frightened, nervous managers use thick convoluted planning books and busy slides filled with everything they’ve known since childhood……. They worry that if they’re simple, people will think they’re simple minded. In reality, of course, it’s just the reverse. Clear, tough minded people are the most simple.” ~ Jack Welch
  55. “In fact we do not try to picture the afterlife, nor is it our selves in our nervous tics and optical flecks that we wish to perpetuate; it is the self as the window on the world that we can’t bear to thinkof shutting. My mind when I was a boy of ten or eleven sent up its silent scream at the thought of future aeons — at the thought of the cosmic party going on without me. The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise of the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.” ~ John Updike
  56. “Studies have shown that the terms girl and lady have pejorative connotations: They conjure images of someone weaker and lazier; someone more nervous, afraid, dependent, immature, and inconsiderate; someone less sexy, intelligent, and certainly less charismatic than ‘woman.’ Indeed, the term woman is overwhelmingly interpreted as more favorable and is most often used to describe adult females who deserve respect.” ~ Pat Heim
  57. “There are few states, I suppose, which exact so severe a toll from one’s nervous system as the anticipation of calamity.” ~ Sax Rohmer

  58. “Of all the creative acts performed by the artist, the most directly legible is drawing… it is the act that is most directly and spontaneously governed by his nervous and muscular system.” ~ Rene Huyghe
  59. “If people want to invade your privacy, they want to invade your privacy. I find it chilling, and I find it awful, and it makes me really nervous. It hasn’t happened to me much, but when you have a taste of it, it’s bitter.” ~ Ruth Negga
  60. “I’m always nervous doing auditions – to be honest, I hate it. I always envy the actors who are so cool and cold-blooded when they go in for an audition, especially if it’s for a part that you would really love to play.” ~ Daniel Bruhl
  61. “I auditioned for Jake in Progress, and I was nervous because I had a big crush on John Stamos. I was totally thrown off and couldnt remember my lines.” ~ Mircea Monroe

  62. “When you audition for shows in Hollywood, you go in, you do your scene, maybe you get an adjustment. It’s sort of easy, and a lot of times it just feels sort of rote and simple. Whereas when you go to New York and you audition for plays, you walk out sweaty and intimidated and nervous and doubting yourself as an actor.” ~ Ben Feldman
  63. “There were two auditions for The Social Network, one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?” ~ Armie Hammer
  64. “I had kissed a girl in the second season of ‘Community,’ but that was my first time kissing a girl ever, and I was so nervous, I almost knocked Brit Marling’s teeth out.” ~ Gillian Jacobs
  65. “I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake.” ~ Wesley Snipes

  66. “I’ve noticed that, while I can’t help but respect and sort of envy the moral nerve of people who truly do not care what others think of them, people like this also make me nervous, and I tend to do my admiring from a safe distance.” ~ David Foster
  67. “I’m an incurable optimist and a go-getter – it’s in my nature to focus much more on what makes me happy than what makes me nervous.” ~ Demi Moore
  68. “I just don’t want to repeat the same thing over and over again, so I’m always looking for something that’s going to be challenging and make me nervous every time I start a project.” ~ Logan Lerman , Don’t be nervous quotes
  69. “I’m a very law-abiding citizen, and I’ve never consciously broken any law. I get nervous just jaywalking in Los Angeles!” ~ Gillian Jacobs

  70. “Broadly speaking, nervous women may be divided into two classes – those who are really nervous, and those who imagine themselves to be so.” ~ Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
  71. “When the Lord fights the battles of the saints, he does it so effectually that nobody gets nervous but the enemy” ~ Brigham Young
  72. “I have learned from the first Olympics, of course. When I went to my first Olympic Games, I experienced all of the pressure and was able to win the gold medal. I try not to feel the pressure, and I try not to be nervous when I am on the ice and when I compete.” ~ Yuna , I am nervous quotes
  73. “I don’t like the country. The crickets make me nervous.” ~ Budd Schulberg

  74. “The knocking out of a pipe can be made almost as important as the smoking of it, especially if there are nervous people in the room. A good, smart knock of a pipe against a tin wastebasket and you will have a neurasthenic out of his chair and into the window sash in no time.” ~ Robert Benchley
  75. “The hallucinogenic world, in environmental terms, can be considered as a forlorn effort of man to match the speed of power of his extended nervous system (which we call the “electronic world”) by intensifying the activity of his inner nervous system.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  76. “When the Special Theory of Relativity began to germinate in me, I was visited by all sorts of nervous conflicts… I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.” ~ Albert Einstein
  77. A nervous window bled.” ~ Allen Tate

  78. “It is a curious fact about British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively less nervous; when it is imminent they are fierce when it is mortal they are fearless.” ~ Winston Churchill
  79. “I tend to get very nervous before the first races of the year. It takes you a bit of time to get into the season.” ~ Alistair Brownlee
  80. “One of the reasons I think people are increasingly nervous about U.S. debt is because they think that we are not actually digging ourselves out of the hole, but instead are digging ourselves into a deeper and deeper hole and will not be able to pay it back because we’re not actually creating the new technologies that will enable us to pay back and the money somehow is not really being invested in the future or in progress.” ~ Peter Thiel
  81. “I think women are usually a little bit nervous about wearing white denim. There are rules associated, body issues, all of those things.” ~ Brad Goreski

  82. “I’m a former skydiver, I jumped out of all kinds of things including a hot air balloon. Ironically, once I started skydiving, I felt nervous not having my rig on in case the plane went down because I wasn’t used to landing.” ~ Carlos Alazraqui
  83. “The public, as a whole, does not demand or appreciate the pure expression of beauty. Its cultured members expect to find in poetry, if anything, repose from material and nervous anxiety; an apt or chiseled phrase strokes the appetites and tickles the imagination. The more general public merely enjoys its platitudes and truisms jerked on to the understanding in line and rhyme; truth put into meter sounds overwhelmingly true.” ~ Harold Monro
  84. “I was shy and a hard worker, so acting was a way to focus whatever nervous energy I was experiencing onto a goal.” ~ Deborah Ann Woll

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