51 Social Anxiety Quotes On Success In Life

These social anxiety quotes will inspire you. Social anxiety disorder sometimes referred to as social phobia, is a type of anxiety disorder that causes extreme fear in social settings.

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

Best Social Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” ~ Albert Camus
  2. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” ~ Theodore Newton Vail , Overcoming social anxiety quotes
  3. “Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.” ~ Stefan Molyneux
  4. “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” ~ Les Brown

  5. “Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  6. “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” ~ John Lubbock
  7. “No one is moved to act, or resolves to speak a single word, who does not hope by means of this action or word to release anxiety from his spirit.” ~ Ibn Hazm
  8. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fear.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  9. “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  10. “For most of my life, I was a worrier and an over-thinker. I had pretty bad social anxiety.” ~ Rob Corddry
  11. “It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ~ Stephen Fry
  12. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” ~ Mark Twain

  13. “The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.” ~ Ricky Williams
  14. “The shy and the extroverted have this in common — that they both fancy they are the center of attention.” ~ Robert Breault
  15. “A very sensitive person in this stupid world is bound to become mad…. Only meditation can save him from becoming mad.” ~ Rajneesh
  16. “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” ~ Glenn Turner

  17. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  20. “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.” ~ Ann Brashares

  21. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  22. “You have social media and the Internet and immigration and so, suddenly, cultures are clashing and people feel as if they’re less familiar with the people around them. That causes social anxieties.” ~ Barack Obama
  23. “The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  24. “INTROVERTS are especially vulnerable to challenges like marital tension, a parent’s death, or abuse. They’re more likely than their peers to react to these events with depression, anxiety, and shyness. Indeed, about a quarter of Kagan’s high-reactive kids suffer from some degree of the condition known as “social anxiety disorder,” a chronic and disabling form of shyness.” ~ Susan Cain
  25. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

  26. “Over and over again in my life, I find closeness to other people and proximity to other people really painful; that’s part of my mental illness, social anxiety. Closeness to other people is really hard, but it’s also a shame because it’s all you want too. But it doesn’t always work.” ~ Adam Duritz
  27. “Penology…has become torture and foolishness, a waste of money and a cause of crime…a blotting out of sight and heightening of social anxiety.” ~ Paul Goodman
  28. “From restless thoughts, that, like a deadly swarm Of hornets arm’d, no sooner found alone, But rush upon me thronging.” ~ John Milton
  29. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

  30. “A stammering man is never a worthless one. Physiology can tell you why. It is an excess of sensibility to the presence of his fellow creature, that makes him stammer.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  31. “The neurotic is always half-drowning in anxiety, and always being half-rescued.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  32. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  33. “What makes me deeply vulnerable? Probably the thing I suffer most from and have the most uncontrollable reactions from is still social anxiety.” ~ Alex Ebert
  34. “Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  35. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  36. “Status and class and social anxiety and perhaps social code are all released when you look at paintings of powerful individuals from the past.” ~ Kehinde Wiley
  37. “Well, unless you’ve suffered from panic attacks and social anxiety disorders, which is what I was diagnosed as having, it’s hard to explain it. But you go on stage knowing you’re actually physically going to die. You will keel over and die.” ~ Donny Osmond
  38. “We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  39. “I do think economic and social anxiety is the number one issue. And I’m pretty confident Hillary Clinton will be really riding that train pretty hard.” ~ David Brooks
  40. “I was having pretty bad anxiety attacks and stuff, and I think a lot of it had to do with my physical environment. Deep down I’ve always had a pretty strong connection with nature, but I’ve suppressed it for so long while living in the city. I think it caught up to me. I started really bugging out and needing wide-open space. So it was that simple. That and social anxiety. I felt like I was existing too much in nightlife.” ~ Brian Degraw
  41. “I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child…. My hemmings and hawings over the telephone cause long-distance callers to switch from their native English to pathetic French. At parties, if I attempt to entertain people with a good story, I have to go back to every other sentence for oral erasures and inserts…. In these circumstances nobody should ask me to submit to an interview if by “interview” a chat between two normal human beings is implied.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov
  42. “We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.” ~ Cullen Hightower

  43. “I definitely have an alter ego that can come out and get me out of situations where I’m having social anxiety. I can take a deep breath and create a bubble so I can perform in some way.” ~ Lindy Booth
  44. “I was just staying home and getting stoned and drinking. It was a pretty rough period. I think that’s kind of the whole theme of Indestructible Machine, how when you have social anxiety, you can sort of convince yourself that you’ve gotten over it by drinking a bottle of whiskey, but once you sober up you’re still terrified of everything. Hence you’re treating your body like it will never die. I think I have gotten better, just from touring so much, but I still definitely have the skittish nature.” ~ Lydia Loveless
  45. “There are people who have an appetite for grief; pleasure is not strong enough and they crave pain. They have mithridatic stomachs which must be fed on poisoned bread, natures so doomed that no prosperity can sooth their ragged and dishevelled desolation.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  46. “Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  47. “I don’t mind being recognized, it’s just that I have a bit of social anxiety, and this situation has increased it. The idea of having to be ‘on’ and social at random times can be difficult. I’ll be out in the morning, someone comes and takes a picture, and then I discover I have toothpaste on my face.” ~ Simon Helberg
  48. “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
  49. “The sexual freedom of today for most people is really only a convention, an obligation, a social duty, a social anxiety, a necessary feature of the consumer’s way of life.” ~ Pier Paolo Pasolini
  50. “Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.” ~ Ricky Williams

  51. “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

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