worry Quotes

66 of the best book quotes about worry
“Worrying about scarcity is our culture’s version of post-traumatic stress. It happens when you’ve been through too much, and rather than coming together to heal (which requires vulnerability), we’re angry and scared and at each other’s throats.”
“But no matter when I go back, the fact remains, eventually I need to face the other people on the tapes.”
“That’s why; he’s worried about how his life is turning out, and he’s lonely, and lonely people are the bitterest of them all”
“All of us have worries. We worry because we are intelligent beings. Intelligence predicts, that is its essence; the same intelligence that allows us to plan, hope, imagine, and hypothesize also allows us to worry and anticipate negative outcomes.”
“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. ”
“I could not eat or drink a thing for my belly was tied up with fear. My thoughts chased round and round my brainpan.”
“Today, I will let things happen without worrying about the significance of each event. I will trust that this will bring about my growth faster than running around with a microscope. I will trust my lessons to reveal themselves in their own time.”
“... 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.”
“Beds empty! No note! Car gone-could have crashed-out of my mind with worry-did you care?”
“I’ll be ready for it to happen and that way it won’t happen. It’s a burden, being able to control situations with my hyper-vigilance, but it’s my lot in life.”
“Worrying means you suffer twice”
“We hold on to worry because we don’t trust God. We hold on to anger because we don’t trust God. We feel threatened because we’re insecure, and we’re insecure because – surprise! – we don’t trust God. When you start practicing it, you realize: choosing to be unoffendable means actually, for real, trusting God.”
“Scared money can’t win and a worried man can’t love.”
“‘Hello? Aziraphale! For Go—, for Sa—, for somebody’s sake! Aziraphale!‘”
“The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.”
“The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.”
“Or perhaps, to confess that you yourself are worried and frightened? You need your friends, Harry. As you so rightly said, Sirius would not have wanted you to shut yourself away.”
“‘Sometimes you can’t worry about hurt. Sometimes you worry only about getting where you have to go.’”
“Sometimes the simplest and best use of our will is to drop it all and just walk out from under everything that is covering us, even if only for an hour or so—just walk out from under the webs we’ve spun, the tasks we’ve assumed, the problems we have to solve. They’ll be there when we get back, and maybe some of them will fall apart without our worry to hold them up.”
“Today we have so many opportunities to worry and live in fear. People are worried about the economy, worried about their health, worried about their children. But God is saying to you: ‘Don’t use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe.‘”
“A sleeper just waits and when the time is right, they come out and wow everyone. That’s you, kiddo. Don’t you worry.”
“I, if on this voyage then I venture, fear it will in folly end.”
“‘I lived here my whole life and I’ve never been to this neighborhood.’ And Big Mike finally spoke up. ‘Don’t worry,’ he said. ‘I got your back.‘”
“Your heart will fix itself. It’s your mind you need to worry about. Your mind where you locked the memories, your mind where you have kept pieces of the ones that hurt you, that still cut through you like shards of glass. ”
“DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW! This is not a suggestion but a command.”
“Someone had once said you could be terrified in space, but you could not be worried there. It was perfectly true.”
“How disappointing would it be get to heaven and find out God created life to be enjoyed while all we did was worry?”
″‘I’m just gonna go ahead and nip this thing in the bud. Cuz you know, they say pregnancy often leads to, you know... an infant.‘”
“And for three months… for three months I tried to convince myself that you were better off without me. I tried to convince myself that everything I’d done had made you hate me.”
“‘I’m sorry I didn’t find a way to spare you from what happened Under the Mountain,’ Rhys said with equal quiet. ‘From dying. From wanting to die.‘”
“Maybe I just worried too much about things.”
″‘Scuse me. We’re heading straight for a brick wall.’ ‘Don’t...worry,’s just a hologram”
“Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”
“We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.” We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.”
″‘Are you sure, Willem?’ Jude had asked him, looking worried, and he knew that Jude was really asking if he was sure about the relationship itself: he was always holding the door open for him, letting him know he could leave.”
“Llama llama red pajama in the dark without his mama. Eyes wide open, covers drawn...What if Mama Llama’s gone?”
“Mama isn’t coming yet. Baby Llama starts to fret.”
″‘After all, he does look a good deal like a mouse,’ said Mr. Little to his wife. ‘And I’ve never seen a mouse yet that didn’t like to go into a hole.‘”
“Who will take care of us out there?” Klaus said, looking out on the flat horizon. “Nobody,” Violet said. “We’ll have to take care of ourselves. We’ll have to be self-sustaining.” “Like the hot air mobile home,” Klaus said, “that could travel and survive all by itself.” “Like me,” Sunny said, and abruptly stood up. Violet and Klaus gasped in surprise as their baby sister took her first wobbly steps, and then walked closely beside her, ready to catch her if she fell. But she didn’t fall. Sunny took a few more self-sustaining steps, and then the three Baudelaires stood together, casting long shadows across the horizon in the dying light of the sunset.”
“Oh dear. I’m late.”
“I’ll watch out for trouble in front and back sections by aiming my eyeballs in different directions.”
″‘ there anyone in the class who’s not worried about getting old?’ Simon’s hand went up. ‘I’m not,’ he said. ‘Good, Simon.’ exclaimed Ms. Kidman in relief. ‘Why’s that?’ And suddenly I saw her try to stop herself, as she realized what was coming. ‘Well, I’m not going to get to old age, am I?’ replied Simon. ‘I’m going to be dead first.‘”
“That night the De Sotos lay awake worrying. ‘Should we let him in tomorrow?’ Mrs. De Soto wondered. ‘Once I start a job,’ said the dentist firmly, ‘I finish it. My father was the same way.’ “
“I think she got so worried about so many things, about money and us, about what she could do to take care of us, about not being able to do anything to make things better—I think it all piled up inside her so that she just quit. She felt so sad and sorry then, and lost—remember how she’d go out and not come back for hours? I think she got lost outside those times, the way she was lost inside.”
“Some days she has lots of tips. Some days she has only a little. Then she looks worried. But each evening every single shiny coin goes into the jar.”
″‘Suppose the smell in the lake comes from them. And they can smell us...’ ‘How could it come from them?’ ‘I don’t know.’ ‘If you’re right I hope we smell a bit better.’ He grinned at her but she was too worried to laugh. She took the binoculars back. Yes, the man was sniffing, there was no mistake about that.”
“Worry rose up on a bubble of realization.”
“Grandma Poss looked miserable. ‘Don’t worry, Grandma,’ said Hush. ‘I don’t mind.’ But in her heart of hearts she did.”
“But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.”
“This is the man all tattered and torn, that kissed the maiden all forlorn, that milked the cow with the crumpled horn, that tossed the dog, that worried the cat, that chased the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built”
“Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?”
“This is the cow with the crumpled horn that tossed the dog, that worried the cat”
“This the maiden all forlorn, that milked the cow with the crumpled horn, that tossed the dog, that worried the cat, that chased the rat, that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built”
″ ‘Aren’t you worried that maybe I will get sick and all my teeth fall out from eating so much bread and jam?’ asked Frances. ‘I don’t think that will happen for quite a while’, said Mother, ‘So eat it all up and enjoy it.’ ”
“This is the dog that worried the cat, that chased the rat, that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built”
“I only hope she knows what she’s doing. Climbing so high, so quickly: it only makes for further to fall.”
“When he walked he use to worry about tornadoes, ghosts, biting dogs, and bullies.”
“When you get nervous and worry about how things will turn out, it actually means you care about how things are going to go.”
“Do you wonder about what the new stuff would actually be like?”
″‘Who is it?’ ‘Young Russell, from Flambards.’ ‘Oh, aye, young William. My God, what’ll the old man say about it?’ ‘He’d worry more if it were Mark.‘”
″‘Naow Mollie, don’t take on so,’ consoled Uncle Analdas. ‘Ain’t no sense to it. Why with that bumpity, twisty driveway full of holes like it is, couldn’t no dingblasted movin’ van make speed enough to danger a box turtle.‘”
“If used properly, the same mental voice that has been a source of worry, distraction, and general neurosis can become the launching ground for true spiritual awakening.”
″...she cried, ‘Moving vans,’ and burst into tears. She threw her apron over her head and wept for some time, demanding that Little Georgie be confined to the burrow on the morrow until all danger was past.”
“It was all rather complicated because Mummy had said that we had to go live in the country because Daddy had lost his money in pepper; and an awful thought came to me that perhaps we wouldn’t be able to afford a license for Shadow or his dinners.”
“At some point, you have got to stop worrying so much about what everyone else needs and start thinking about what you need.”
“While they wished to look out for each other, and to keep tabs on each other, staying in touch took a toll on them, serving as an unsettling reminder of a life not lived, and also they grew less worried each for the other, less worried that the other would need them to be happy, and eventually a month went by without any contact, and then a year, and then a lifetime.”

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