Nervous Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nervous quotes, nervous sayings, and nervous proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Being nervous isn’t bad. It just means something important is happening.     

Michael Jordan

Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach and get the juices flowing.

Taryne Mowatt

Being nervous when talking in front of a lot of people. Sweaty hands, shakey voice, forgetting what your about to say.     

Anonymous

Nervousness always provokes mistakes, and mistakes lead to easy convictions.     

S.R. Ford

I'm a very anxious, nervy kind of loser in many ways, and I get very stressed and a little tense.

Ed Weeks

That nervous feeling when you think about that certain someone and how you're about to see them soon.

Anonymous

Nervous people tend to overreact.     

Toba Beta

When you feel nervous, recall your pride.

Toba Beta

If you're not nervous then you're not paying attention.     

Miles Davis

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.     

Bertrand Russell

To show his nervousness was not shameful; only to admit it.     

Ernest Hemingway

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

Alexander Hamilton

Most beginners are too anxious for results. Real progress takes place over a long period of time.

Mary Beth McKenzie

Being nervous actually kept me very tense.

Kate Bush

The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it.     

William Hazlitt

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Shana Alexander

Time flies when you are anxious!

Maria Bamford

Butterflies in your stomach. More like killer bees.     

Kami Garcia

Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute.

Adriana Lima

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.

Pearl Bailey

If you’re not nervous, it means you don’t care.

Tiger Woods

Being nervous is not something you should be ashamed of. Nervous means you care, you really want to do well.

Paula Creamer

A nervous silence loosens tongues.

Jacqueline Carey

You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.     

Dan Millman

Nervousness made her feel nauseous, almost like she had two hearts frantically beating in her chest, instead of one.     

Caroline Hanson

Sometimes when you're just thrown into something, you are more ready for it than when you have time to think it over and get nervous about it.     

Lara Flynn Boyle

When you feel afraid or nervous to do a thing then do it because the real harm which you may thus receive is less poignant than its expectation and fear.     

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.     

Art Buchwald