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100+ Anxiety Quotes to Help You Feel Calmer

Rachel Sharpe

When you’re feeling anxious, worried, or scared about the future, anxiety quotes can help you feel like someone out there understands you and what you’re going through. As a long-time anxious person, I’ve compiled some of the best anxiety quotes to help you feel calmer on tough days but also to feel heard and understood. Here are 100+ anxiety quotes to read now:

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100+ Anxiety Quotes to Help You Feel Calmer

Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It sometimes gets loud in my head.” – Unknown
  2. “It’s perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.” – Unknown
  3. “Breathe darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Lourie
  4. “Mantra for Anxiety: This is not you. This is something moving through you. It can leave out of the same door it came in.” – James Clear
  5. “If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember trees lose their leaves every year and they stand tall and wait for better days to come.” – Unknown
  6. “She has been through hell. So believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles.” – E. Corona
  7. “Let your mind and heart rest for a while. You will catch up, the world will not stop spinning for you, but you will catch up. Take a rest.” – Cynthia Go
  8. Stop beating yourself up for not being perfect. You were never designed to be anyway.” – Unknown
  9. Sometimes the sun hides behind the clouds, but the sun will come out shining again
  10. “Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for the rain.” – Unknown
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Quotes About Anxiety

  1. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.” – Unknown
  2. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” – Unknown
  3. “Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Unknown
  4. “The best use of creativity is imagination. The worst use of creativity is anxiety.”  – Deepak Chopra
  5. Stress is self-created, I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.” – Brendon Burchard
  6. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran
  7. “You are bigger than what it making you anxious.” – Unknown
  8. “Until I am ready, let me be. I have to heal myself.” – Unknown
  9. “Your mountain may be harder to climb, but oh the view is divine.” – Jennae Cecelia
  10. “It’s okay to not be okay. Just don’t give up.” – Unknown
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Anxiety Quotes About Love

  1. “Maybe the reason why you’re so scared about your relationship is because you finally have something you love but fear losing. Be as kind to people as you can be and you will always be loved.” – Declutter The Mind
  2. “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” – Anais Nin
  3. “Sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.” – Unknown
  4. “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
  5. “I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.” – Unknown
  6. “You’ve tried enough. Maybe it’s time to let go.” – Unknown
  7. “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” – Frank Ocean
  8. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analysing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you could just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.” – Tupac
  9. “It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for are the ones behind the trigger.” – Unknown
  10. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” – Robin Sharma
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Depression and Anxiety Quotes

  1. “I like my music so loud I can’t hear my thoughts.” – Unknown
  2. “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.” – Anna Funder
  3. “She’s hurt mentally and emotionally. But everyday, she walks with a smile. ‘Cause that’s who she is: the girl who never stopped smiling.” – Unknown
  4. “Feeling the need to be busy all the time is a trauma based response and fear-based distraction you’d be forced to acknowledge and feel if you slowed down.” – Tutu Mora
  5. “I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.” – Mimi Love
  6. “Stop telling people no one will love them until they love themselves. Stop planting the idea in people’s brains that they are unworthy of love because of their own struggle.” – @jackalltimelow
  7. “At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you planned. I love you anyway.” – Unknown
  8. “Somewhere, there is a past you overflowing with so much pride looking at how far you’ve come.” – Unknown
  9. “Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.” – Buddhist Proverb
  10. “All I want is a clear mind and a happy heart.” – Dipti Bhoyar
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Social Anxiety Quotes

  1. “I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”— Augusten Burroughs
  2. “I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.”— Daphne du Maurier
  3. “I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”— Shauna Niequist
  4. Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.” – Stefan Molyneux
  5. “The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  6. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Seuss
  7. “I have social anxiety. It’s easier up on stage because there’s security in being there. When I’m off stage I’m trying not to be a manic freak. I’m quite shy.” – Sia Furler
  8. “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. ” – Ann Brashares
  9. “A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.” – Lugwig Wittgenstein
  10. “You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.” – Jen Wilde

Anxiety Quotes About Life

  1. “No one can pray and worry at the same time.” – Max Lucado
  2. “It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life.” – Chinoye J. Chidolue
  3. “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is an ocean.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  4. “Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure it all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” – Karen Salmansohn
  5. “A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.” – Unknown
  6. “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.” – Joel Osteen
  7. “I won’t let my pain turn my heart into something ugly. I will show you that surviving can be beautiful.” – Christy Ann Martine
  8. “I couldn’t heal because I kept pretending I wasn’t hurt.” – Unknown
  9. Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Unknown
  10. “If you feel anxious about an event before it happens, you’ll put yourself through the same mental state twice instead of just once.” – Unknown
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Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

  1. “If it’s not going to matter in five years, don’t spend five minutes being upset about it.” – Unknown
  2. “You can’t calm the storm. So stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye
  3. “Breathe. You’re going to be okay. You’ve gotten through so many things in your life. You’ve got this.” – Karen Salmansohn
  4. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will too.” – Jennae Cecilia
  5. “Fear thrives in a place of inaction. Overcome your anxiety by taking one small step forward.” – Sarah Boyd
  6. “You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to let them stop controlling you.” – Dan Millman
  7. “I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to have a good day. Instead, I advise you to have a day. Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don’t give up on yourself just yet. It’ll get better. Until then, have a day.” – Unknown
  8. “Anxiety I will transform you into something useful and productive. I will not bow down to you.” – Jaeda Dewalt
  9. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
  10. “Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” – Rick Warren
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Anxiety Quotes for Friends

  1. “Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.” – Unknown
  2. “There are these moments you think you won’t survive. And then you survive.” – David Levithan
  3. “Anxiety is when the butterflies in your stomach turn into bees.” – Bridgett Devoue
  4. “It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” – Unknown
  5. “Too often, the only escape is sleep.” – Charles Bukowski
  6. “If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.” – Unknown
  7. “Don’t allows yourself to wake up with yesterday’s issues troubling your mind. Refuse to live backwards, see every day is a new chapter.” – Unknown
  8. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.” – Lauren Elizabeth
  9. “The quality of your life is where you live emotionally.” – Tony Robbins
  10. “Nothing about depression and anxiety is easy.” – Keisha Defliger
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Quotes for Anxiety

  1. “Smile, breathe, go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” – Robert Tew
  3. “It’s so empowering to say “this isn’t serving me’ and walk away in peace.” – Unknown
  4. “Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.” – Tenzin Gyatso
  5. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” – Unknown
  6. You are going to overcome what you’re currently struggling with. Be patient. You’re going to be okay.
  7. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” – Robert J. Sawyer
  8. “For me, a calm house, equals a calm heart, equals a calm life.” – Erica Layne
  9. “Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
  10. “The secret to living well is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.” – Tibetan Proverb
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Positive Anxiety Quotes

  1. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale
  2. “Your anxiety is lying to you. You are loved and are going to be okay.” – Unknown
  3. “You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.” – Olivia Benson
  4. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” – Dalai Lama
  5. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible, that’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” – C. Assaad
  6. “Today I will not stress over the things I can’t control.” – Unknown
  7. “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” – Unknown
  8. “Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it.” – Crystal Andrus
  9. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
  10. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha
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Deep Anxiety Quotes

  1. “A victory against my old friend anxiety.” – Lisa Wilson
  2. “Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts.” – Bianca Sparacino
  3. “Too numb to feel anything.” – Unknown
  4. “She was always fighting a battle, but her smile would never tell you so.” – Nikki Rowe
  5. “They told me all of my cages were mental, so I got wasted like all my potential” – Taylor Swift
  6. “Just because I carry it well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy.” – Unknown
  7. “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.”  – English Proverb
  8. “We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
  9. “Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.” – William C. Hannan
  10. “The minute you let anxiety flow freely is the minute you stop fearing it.” – Unknown
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Anxiety Attack Quotes

  1. “Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world each day.” – Unknown
  2. “Living with anxiety, turning up and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most will never know.” – Unknown
  3. This is only temporary. You’ll get through this too.
  4. “The truth is some days I don’t give it my best. I don’t even give it my all. I can only manage to give it my some, and it’s not even that great. But I’m still here and I’m still trying.” – Nanea Hoffman
  5. You are so much stronger than your anxiety. 
  6. You’re not going to die. I know that heart of yours is pounding hard and fast. You’ll get through this. Now take a deep breath in… hold it…. Release.
  7. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” – Unknown
  8. “Remember: There is nothing wrong with having an anxiety attack. It doesn’t mean you’re weak or broken or flawed.” – Unknown
  9. “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.” – Joel Osteen
  10. “It’s disrepectful, in my opinion, when people talk about anxiety attacks as if they’re just a slight hiccup.” – Unknown
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Quotes About Stress and Anxiety

  1. “It’s not stress that kills us. It’s our reaction to it.” – Hans Seyle
  2. “Stress is the alarm clock that lets you know you’ve attached to something not true for you.” – Byron Katie
  3. “Stop thinking about everything so much, you’re breaking your own heart.” – Unknown
  4. “A year from now everything your stressing about won’t mean a thing.” – Nitya Prakash
  5. “Some day everything will make sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” – Unknown
  6. “You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick.” – Unknown
  7. I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. And it will be okay because I won’t quit.” – Shayne Mcclendon
  8. “I lied and said I was busy. I was busy but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes this is my busy and I will not apologize for it.” – B. Oakman
  9. “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” – Unknown
  10. “Spend time with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.” – Unknown
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Funny Anxiety Quotes

  1. “I have two moods: constant panic and worry about every little detail and YOLO” – Unknown
  2. “Life would be a million times better if there were pinatas strategically placed throughout the day.” – Unknown
  3. “Me: What could possibly go wrong? Anxiety: I’m glad you asked.” –Unknown
  4. “If anxiety burned calories, I’d be a supermodel.” – Unknown
  5. “I stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about. Then I stress about stressing over stress that doesn’t need to be stressed about. It’s stressful.” – Unknown
  6. “The chill pill I took this morning seems to be a placebo.”
  7. “Everyone thinks I’m overdramatic when I’m stressed. When an octopus is stressed, it eats itself. Now that’s overdramatic.” – Unknown
  8. “Let’s just say my anxieties, have anxieties.” – Unknown
  9. “I came. I saw. I had anxiety… so I left.” – Unknown
  10. “I’m somewhere between giving up and seeing how much more I can take.” – Unknown
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Inspirational Quotes for Anxiety

  1. “When thinking about the future, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.” – Unknown
  2. I deserve a break from my own thoughts.
  3. “People cry not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong too long.” – Johnny Depp
  4. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennet
  5. “Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s okay if you have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where your headed.” – Unknown
  6. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
  7. The most dangerous place in the world is often within your own mind. So don’t be afraid to step outside of it to find your peace.
  8. “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a dark place mentally. If you did that today or any other day, I’m proud of you.” – Horacio Jones
  9. “What if… everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?” 
  10. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” – Renee Jain
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Bible Verses About Anxiety

  1. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
  2. “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  – Isaiah 41:10
  3. “Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” – John 14:27
  4. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
  5. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
  6. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2
  7. “But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” – 1 Peter 3:4
  8. “Do not be anxious about tomorrow.” – Matthew 6:34
  9. “I have told you these things so that you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
  10. “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
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