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nervousness Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about nervousness
  1. #1
    “... the psychological condition of fear is divorced from any concrete and true immediate danger. It comes in many forms: unease, worry, anxiety, nervousness, tension, dread, phobia, and so on. This kind of psychological fear is always of something that might happen, not of something that is happening now.”
  2. #2
    “I smiled—for what had I to fear?”
  3. #3
    “True! - nervous - very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”
  4. #4
    ″‘There goes my old man.’ Mrs. Delacroix said. She held her breath while her husband went forward.”
  5. #5
    “In fact, flying silently around my lamplit cabin at 3 o’clock in the morning as I’m reading (of all things) (shudder) Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde -- Small wonder maybe that I myself turned from serene Jekyll to hysterical Hyde in the short space of six weeks, losing absolute control of the peace mechanisms of my mind for the first time in my life.”
  6. #6
    “Joy is what God gives, not what we work up. Laughter is the delight that things are working together for good to those who love God, not the giggles that betray the nervousness of a precarious defense system.”
  7. #7
    “Cath could already feel the anxiety starting to tear her stomach into nervous little pieces. ‘It’s not just that…. I don’t like new places. New situations. There’ll be all those people, and I won’t know where to sit—I don’t want to go.’”
  1. #8
    “Five people—five frightened people. Five people who watched each other, who now hardly troubled to hide the state of their nervous tension. There was little pretense now….They were five enemies linked together by a mutual instinct of self-preservation.”
  2. #9
    “Dear, don’t think of getting out of bed yet. I’ve always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous.”
  3. #10
    “I was the scaredest young fella in the State of New Hampshire. I thought I’d make a mistake for sure. And when I saw you comin’ down that aisle I thought you were the prettiest girl I’d ever seen, but the only trouble was that I’d never seen you before. There I was in the Congregation Church marryin’ a total stranger.”
  4. #11
    “He said, ‘You saw her snip the cord.’ ‘Yeah. So?’ But even as I said it, I knew it was a big deal. ‘This is not happening,’ Grover mumbled. He started chewing at his thumb. ‘I don’t want this to be like the last time.‘”
  5. #12
    ″So who were you? I saw your height and your hair, but I couldn’t see your face clearly enough.
    Still, you gave yourself up, Tyler.
    And for some reason, telling me you were nowhere made your eyes twitch and your forehead break into a sweat.”
  6. #13
    “I do stupid things when I’m nervous, which means I’m constantly doing stupid things.”
  7. #14
    “You are Britta, you survived Olana, Katar, two mountain winters, and a wolf pack of bandits. You might throw up, but you won’t die now.”
  8. #15
    “Connor looks flustered and cornered for a moment before he comes to his senses and says, ‘Yeah. Yeah, I am.‘”

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Edgar Allan Poe, David Pelham, Christopher Wormell
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3.5
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