Anxiety Quotes

Tina Fey quote my ability to turn good news into anxiety

Cara Delevingne

“All of a sudden I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out. I never cut, but I’d scratch myself to the point of bleeding. I just wanted to dematerialize and have someone sweep me away…. The worst thing was that I knew I was a lucky girl, and the fact that you would rather be dead . . . you just feel so guilty for those feelings, and it’s this vicious circle. Like, how dare I feel that way? So you just attack yourself some more.” ~Cara Delevingne, Vogue, 2015

Lena Dunham

“I’ve always been anxious, but I haven’t been the kind of anxious that makes you run ten miles a day and make a lot of calls on your Blackberry. I’m the kind of anxious that makes you be like, ‘I’m not going to be able to come out tonight, tomorrow night or maybe for the next 67 nights.'” ~Lena Dunham, Refinery29’s RIOT Series, 2016

Tina Fey

“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” ~Bossypants2013

“While people around me start to relax, I keep my eyes on the sea, waiting to be rocketed into it on a wave of fire. It’s a burden, being able to control situations with my hyper-vigilance, but it’s my lot in life.” ~Tina Fey, Bossypants2013

Lady Gaga

“I openly admit to having battled depression and anxiety and I think a lot of people do. I think it’s better when we all say: ‘Cheers!’ And ‘fess up to it.” ~Lady Gaga, Mirror, 2016

Dakota Johnson

“Sometimes I panic to the point where I don’t know what I’m thinking or doing. I have a full anxiety attack. I have them all the time anyway, but with auditioning it’s bad…. I’m so terrified of it. I have crippling self doubt! But the things I’m the most afraid of, I run towards.” ~Dakota Johnson, AnOther, 2015

Amy Poehler

“Ambivalence is key. You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.” ~Amy Poehler, Yes Please, 2015

Winona Ryder

“Some days you glide and excel and you soar. And some days you fall and crumble and it’s nightmare and you think you’re never gonna get up again. It’s what makes us human.” ~Winona Ryder, Diane Sawyer interview, 1999

“Even that word, anxious. It’s a bad word. And so like all of these words — it’s kind of what I tried to do with Girl, Interrupted, and why I was so invested in that book and trying to get it made [as a movie]. My whole point was, this happens to every girl, almost.” ~Winona Ryder, New York Magazine, 2016

Mikaela Shiffrin

“I realized that I was totally letting everybody else’s expectations rule my own thinking, which is not something I’ve ever done.… No matter what people are telling you, everything depends upon how you perceive it. I am in control of my emotions. This does not need to bother me. I can still make today a good day.” ~Mikaela Shiffrin, NBC Sports, 2017

“Value love, not triumph. Remember moments, not victories. Count memories, not medals.” ~Mikaela Shiffrin, Time, 2018

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Kristen Stewart

“Between ages 15 and 20, it was really intense. I was constantly anxious. I was kind of a control freak. If I didn’t know how something was going to turn out, I would make myself ill, or just be locked up or inhibited in a way that was really debilitating…. At one point, you just let go and give yourself to your life. I have finally managed that and I get so much more out of life…. I’m really proud that I am able to move forward and not fall into every mental crater. That’s a new thing for me. Age has made me smarter and calmer. And it is fucking awesome.” ~Kristen Stewart, Marie Claire, 2015

Emma Stone

“The first time I had a panic attack I was sitting in my friend’s house, and I thought the house was burning down. I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just would not stop…. I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be, then ask again 30 seconds later. I just needed to know that no one was going to die and nothing was going to change.” ~Emma Stone, The Wall Street Journal, 2015

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