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#anxiety

Read through the most famous quotes by topic #anxiety




It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.


Mandy Hale


#being-scared #believing-in-yourself #bravery #faith #fear

When my sons arrived in the family, their legal status was not ambiguous at all. They were our kids. But their wants and affections were still atrophied by a year in the orphanage. They didn't know that flies on their faces were bad. They didn't know that a strange man feeding them their first scary gulps of solid food wasn't a torturer. Life in the cribs alone must have seemed to them like freedom. That's what I was missing about the biblical doctrine of adoption. Sure it's glorious in the long run. But it sure seems like hell in the short run. . . .


Russell Moore


#desire #fear #family

I was in misery, and misery is the state of every soul overcome by friendship with mortal things and lacerated when they are lost. Then the soul becomes aware of the misery which is its actual condition even before it loses them.


Augustine of Hippo


#disillusionment #idolatry #friendship

We are tempted to believe that certain achievements and possessions will give us enduring satisfaction. We are invited to imagine ourselves scaling the steep cliff face of happiness in order to reach a wide, high plateau on which we will live out the rest of our lives; we are not reminded that soon after gaining the summit, we will be called down again into fresh lowlands of anxiety and desire.


Alain de Botton


#anxiety #desire #happiness #materialism #possessions

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


#happiness #love #torment #love

as the determinants of high status keep shifting, so, too, naturally, will the triggers of status anxiety be altered.


Alain de Botton


#status #nature

[L]ife is a phenomenon in need of criticism, for we are, as fallen creatures, in permanent danger of worshipping false gods, of failing to understand ourselves and misinterpreting the behaviour of others, of growing unproductively anxious or desirous, and of losing ourselves to vanity and error. Surreptitiously and beguilingly, then, with humour or gravity, works of art--novels, poems, plays, paintings or films--can function as vehicles to explain our condition to us. They may act as guides to a truer, more judicious, more intelligent understanding of the world.


Alain de Botton


#art #criticism #desire #films #gravity

To hear the phrase "our only hope" always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn't work, there is nothing left.


Lemony Snicket


#hope #work

When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.


Andrew Coyle Bradley


#anxiety #await #begins #curiosity #entrance

I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.


Leonard Cohen


#anxiety #background #clinical #collapse #depression






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