65 Uptight Quotes On Success In Life

These uptight quotes will inspire you. Uptight anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging uptight quotes, uptight sayings, and uptight proverbs.

Best Uptight Quotes

  1. “I think that I was being much more uptight about those things before. I feel like I really don’t have to prove anything at this point other than what I’m doing.” ~ Diana Krall
  2. “Practically everybody knows what its like to feel anxious, worried, nervous, afraid, uptight, or panicky. Often, anxiety is just a nuisance, but sometimes it can cripple you and prevent you from doing what you really want with your life. But I have some great news for you: You can change the way you feel.” ~ David D. Burns
  3. “The three-thousand hitting thing was the first time I let individual pressure get to me. I was uptight about it. When I saw the hit going through, I had a sigh of relief more than anything.” ~ Carl Yastrzemski
  4. “I don’t advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.” ~ Bruce Robinson
  5. “Tommie Aaron taught me how to have a good attitude, to be easy going, and not get uptight.” ~ Dale Murphy

  6. “Contrary to the royal and uptight image of polo, I want to bring it to a younger generation. This is a great sport that can have a larger audience and appeal to more people. Sportsmanship is lacking in many other sports that I don’t want to name.” ~ Randeep Hooda
  7. “One of the things that comedy has given me over the years is a really good ability to laugh at myself and to not take things that don’t really matter too seriously. I feel like very little offends me anymore. I’m really grateful for that because I think I was a pretty uptight little kid.” ~ Anna Faris
  8. “It sounds funny, but my biggest fear is that I’m not perfect. I’m a perfectionist, and I get upset when things go wrong or when I don’t do well. I used to be very uptight, but I’ve learned to loosen up.” ~ Nick Jonas
  9. “I have always had severe problems with Austrians. … Musical, churchy, uptight… nice legs… hypocritical… authoritarian… always insist their dustbins are very clean.” ~ Peter Greenaway
  10. “Sell the public flowers… things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.” ~ Robert Mapplethorpe

  11. “I never joined the army because at ease was never that easy to me. Seemed rather uptight still. I don’t relax by parting my legs slightly and putting my hands behind my back. That does not equal ease. At ease was not being in the military. I am at ease, bro, because I am not in the military.” ~ Mitch Hedberg
  12. “…when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you’re free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.” ~ Richard Carlson
  13. “When it comes to dressing well, American culture is so self-fulfilled that it has not only disregarded this courtesy of self-presentation, but has turned that disregard into a virtue. “We are too superior/busy/cool/not-uptight to bother about how we look to other people, and so we can wear pajamas to school and underwear to the mall.” ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  15. “To make a squirrel look less uptight, put tiny sunglasses on it.” ~ Demetri Martin

  16. “People who are too uptight make me nervous.” ~ Victoria Chang
  17. “I was a Christian. I didn’t want to have sex before marriage, I was a bit uptight and not very self-confident. I was a virgin until I was 26.” ~ Jimmy Carr
  18. “Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” ~ Stephen King
  19. “By tuning in to your minute-to-minute stream of consciousness, you discover the addictions that make you worried, anxious, resentful, uptight, afraid, angry, bored, etc. You thus use every uncomfortable emotion as an opportunity for consciousness growth. Even though you may still be feeling emotional and uptight, you begin to get at the roots of your ups and downs – your brief bits of pleasure and your long periods of unhappiness.” ~ Ken Keyes Jr.
  20. “God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow” ~ Helen Steiner Rice

  21. “You can’t put down anybody. You can just try and understand. The emphasis shouldn’t be on revolution, it should be on communication. Because it’s just going to get more uptight. The more the revolution goes on, and there will be a civil war sooner or later.” ~ David Bowie
  22. “Hug and kiss whoever helped get you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you’re too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” ~ Stephen King
  23. “I’ve noticed the people most uptight about smokers and drinkers don’t really have a problem with gluttony and gossip.” ~ Tim Hawkins
  24. “God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow, Teach me how to wait on You when my way I do not know. Teach me sweet forbearance when things do not go right So I remain unruffled when others grow uptight. Teach me how to quiet my racing, rising heart So I might hear the answer You are trying to impart. Teach me to let go, dear God, and pray undisturbed until My heart is filled with inner peace and I learn to know your will.” ~ Helen Steiner Rice
  25. “You don’t want to be too uptight about anything. Especially your job.” ~ Gilbert Arenas

  26. “She was my mother. I couldn’t threaten to slap, stab, beat or even name call her. I tried to think of something to scare her into never mentioning the predicament with the Dreamsnatcher again. I’ll become a swinger,” I said. her eyes bugged. Uptight rearing made her uncomfortable with alternate lifestyles. “That’s right. threesomes, foursomes, and more. bones knows about a thousand chicks who’d love to hop into bed with us. It’ll be kinky, we’ll get out freak on.-” ~ Jeaniene Frost , Mother uptight quotes
  27. “It was nerve-wracking [to unleash ‘Life of Pi’ to the world]. The first show to the journalists, that was the first one, so I was very uptight. Then I felt okay about the reception because we did a press conference with good and friendly questions, although people looked serious. So really, after the show you went to – the premiere – that reception tells me I think the movie worked, so that was a relief. I started to feel deflated.” ~ Ang Lee
  28. “I think we’re very uptight in America. You have to remember that we’re descended from Puritans. Whether or not the country is now composed of immigrants, our culture as American really begins with the landing of the Pilgrims and a puritanical view of things.” ~ Tom Ford
  29. “Everybody in the states is so relaxed, and everybody in Japan is so uptight.” ~ Ichiro Suzuki
  30. “Don’t let the sun go down on me.” ~ Elton John

  31. “I separate cartooning, which is fun and wacky and soulful, from illustration, which is very well-drawn and extremely uptight to look at. There’s a difference. I’m a cartoonist.” ~ Ralph Bakshi
  32. “German people get very uptight if you mention World War II. Germans today feel that what’s past is past, new generations don’t really remember it.” ~ Donna Summer
  33. “There are people who are younger than I who are more uptight than I am. It’s not necessarily an age thing. I mean nobody is offering me 20-year old leads anymore.” ~ Ewan McGregor
  34. “It just so happens that people aren’t doing comedy about abortion or cannibalism or waterboarding. And that to me doesn’t necessarily mean that there aren’t aspects of those subjects that are funny, it just means that people are too uptight.” ~ Rob McElhenney
  35. “I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional America is.” ~ John F. Kerry

  36. “You’ll notice all around the Hindu temples couples, statues and drawings, in various erotic forms of love-making. This used to give the British a lot of trouble because they were kind of white and uptight. It didn’t quite fit. How could a temple of God be covered with pictures of people, in their term, fornicating?” ~ Frederick Lenz
  37. “I’m more contented and at peace with myself now than I was as a box-office queen. I’m less uptight. I’ve even reached a stage where it doesn’t shatter me if somebody prints something bad about me.” ~ Julie Andrews
  38. “So somebody comes along and gets to me. They get me angry or uptight or they awaken some desire in me, wow am I delighted. They got me. And that’s my work on myself. If I am angry with you because your behavior doesn’t fill my model of how you should be, that’s my problem for having models. No expectations, no upset. If you are a liar and a cheat, that’s your Karma. If I’m cheated, that’s my work on myself.” ~ Ram Dass
  39. “In some cases, she was actively trying not to make friends, though she usually stopped short of being rude. (Uptight, tense, and mildly misanthropic? Yes. Rude? No.)” ~ Rainbow Rowell
  40. “I like someone who doesn’t take life too seriously. I hate people who are a bit uptight.” ~ Louis Tomlinson

  41. “I am very lustful. I am in this fortunate or unfortunate position being bisexual in that I have twice as many people to lust over. So i can get hard on tour. I dont think lust is a sin – People should have sex as much and in as many situations as possible. Then they’d be less uptight.” ~ Brian Molko
  42. “I try to be really hippie about things. I’m uptight in all the ways that are really important, but the things my husband and family can benefit from my uptightness, I’m completely lacking.” ~ Amanda Peet
  43. “I think dressing up or down should be a creative experience. Exciting. Fun. For me the key to personal style lies in accessories. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving – hopefully – a kind of throwaway chic” ~ Iris Apfel
  44. “Basil Fawlty was an easy character for me. For some reason, portraying a mean, uptight, incompetent bully comes naturally to me.” ~ John Cleese
  45. “The computer brings out the uptight perfectionist in us – we start editing ideas before we have them.” ~ Austin Kleon

  46. “To enjoy your goals, think of them as signposts, pointing you in a certain direction. They give you a focus and help your energy to get moving. The way you go is up to you; you can get very uptight focusing only on getting to your goal or you can relax and enjoy the entire journey, appreciating every unexpected bend and turn of the road, every new opportunity for learning and feeling.” ~ Shakti Gawain
  47. “Choose your tools carefully, but not so carefully that you get uptight or spend more time at the stationery store than at your writing table.” ~ Natalie Goldberg
  48. “Laughing at fear is one of the best things you can do. When you are afraid, instead of just plunging into panic, laugh. The fear gets really uptight and leaves.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  49. “I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things. It is true. We tell infertile couples all the time that are having trouble conceiving because of the woman not ovulating, ‘Just relax. Drink a glass of wine. And don’t be so tense and uptight because all that adrenaline can cause you not to ovulate.’ So he was partially right wasn’t he? But the fact that a woman may have already ovulated 12 hours before she is raped, you’re not going to prevent a pregnancy there by a woman’s body shutting anything down because the horse has already left the barn, so to speak.” ~ Phil Gingrey
  50. “Stockholm is very, like, posh and uptight, and everything should be so luxurious and refurbished.” ~ Karin Dreijer Andersson

  51. “I’ll definitely pay attention to someone who is critiquing the artwork. But as far as someone not thinking street harassment is a big deal or that I’m being uptight? I don’t think that’s a valid critique.” ~ Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
  52. “In my experience I haven’t met too many uptight black people. I’m sure they’re out there. Like I’m some big authority and I’ve lived in the inner city and ghetto.” ~ Paul Reubens
  53. “I know that some of the folks in the press are uptight about this [moving the press corps out of the West Wing ], and I understand. What we’re – the only thing that’s been discussed is whether or not the initial press conferences are going to be in that small press – and for the people listening to this that don’t know this, that the press room that people see on TV is very, very tiny. Forty-nine people fit in that press room.” ~ Reince Priebus
  54. “I would be constantly brought up on the carpet by these teachers who were brought up with Abstract Expressionism, saying, “You’re too uptight, you’re not expressing yourself, why don’t you feel freer?” I said, “Well, I don’t like that stuff. It means nothing to me.”” ~ Paul Laffoley
  55. “Christians and non-Christians have something in common. Were both uptight about evangelism.” ~ Rebecca Pippert

  56. “I’m uptight in general, and it’s hard for me to play in a situation where I’m not rehearsed or I feel like I’m not prepared. So it’s always hard for me to come away from those and think it was the best thing I could do.” ~ Bill Orcutt
  57. “The Mayans were right, as it turns out, when they predicted the world would end in 2012. It was just a select world: the G.O.P. universe of arrogant, uptight, entitled, bossy, retrogressive white guys. […] Instead of smallpox, plagues, drought and Conquistadors, the Republican decline will be traced to a stubborn refusal to adapt to a world where poor people and sick people and black people and brown people and female people and gay people count.” ~ Maureen Dowd
  58. “When [my father] reached his majority, he was the head of the family. Everybody depended upon him. He went into a very uptight appearance; he would wear Chesterfield coats to work, Homburg hats, really getting into the whole thing. He knew people like Oscar Levant. He loved New York. He wanted to live there.” ~ Paul Laffoley
  59. “I think that if you have to work very hard at dressing up and it makes you nervous or uptight, then you won’t look very well because you won’t be comfortable. I think it’s much better to be comfortable and happy than well dressed, don’t you?” ~ Iris Apfel
  60. “Baby, everything is alright, uptight, out of sight.” ~ Stevie Wonder

  61. “Diablo Cody wasn’t writing a script about a 16-year girl that got an abortion. She was writing a script about a 16-year old girl that got pregnant, decided to have the baby and give it to a young yuppy uptight couple for adoption. That’s what the movie is about.” ~ Ellen Page
  62. “In general, I’ve found female protagonists more intriguing to work with than males. I cherish women and have always preferred their company, reveling in their perfumes, their contours, their finer-grained sensibilities, lunar intuitions, nurturing instincts and relatively unfettered emotions–although I’m certainly not unaware that there are plenty of neurotic, uptight, stupid women in the world.” ~ Tom Robbins
  63. “I think that if you have to work very hard at dressing up and it makes you nervous or uptight, then you won’t look very well because you won’t be comfortable. I think it’s much better to be comfortable and happy than well dressed.” ~ Iris Apfel

  64. “Jesus is the best clue we have as to what God is like and He is consistently gracious and merciful, especially to those who are failures. He is harsh to uptight, judgmental people, but merciful and gracious to the failures. He seems to draw out the smallest kernel of faith in each person that He’s with. So, I presume that that’s the way God is going to judge humanity.” ~ Philip Yancey
  65. “The problem is that we live in an uptight country. Why don’t we just laugh at ourselves? We are funny. Gays are funny. Straights are funny. Women are funny. Men are funny. We are all funny, and we all do funny things. Let’s laugh about it.” ~ Bob Newhart

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