Angst Sayings and Quotes

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


Great music seems to come from a lot of angst, and that angst is from great musicians getting together with intense chemistry. When that chemistry isn't there, people tend not to write great music.     

Peter Hook

You don't have to have angst to be an artist, but it's grist to the mill. If you want to explore the whole emotional spectrum in your work, it helps to have experienced intense emotions.     

Cornelia Parker

Angst is not the human condition, it's the purgatory between what we have and what we want but can't get.     

Miguel Syjuco

All this angst, all this stuff we all feel, is just tied to making art. It's so ancient.     

Paul Beatty

You can't be angsty all day or else it becomes a sort of pale angst.     

Jim Broadbent