10 quotes about anxiety everyone should hear

As someone who personally struggles with feeling anxious, I find that having little mantras or quotes to keep in mind can help ground me when I’m feeling stressed or worried. One that really helps me is “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” –Dr. Seuss.

Here are a couple of quotes about anxiety that you might resonate with, that might help you get through the bad days, or that might help you understand anxiety better.

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“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” –Khalil Gibran

“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.” –Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” –Isabel Allende

“The problem with trying hard not to think about something was that you thought about it even more.” –Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“How do you know what is the right path to choose to get the result that you desire? The honest answer is this: You won’t.” –Jon Stewart

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” –Albert Camus

“Anxiety is a meteor shower of what-ifs.” –Max Lucado

“Whenever you start to feel yourself getting anxious, remind yourself, ‘Hey, this has happened before, and what happened last time? Everything was ok.’” –Emma Chamberlain

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.”–Theodore Roosevelt

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

Olivia Holland
Medical Writer