Excitement Sayings and Quotes

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

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.     

Bo Bennett

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.     

Henry David Thoreau

To look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow.     

Natalia Makarova

I feel the need to endanger myself every so often.     

Tim Daly

Not a visible enthusiasm but a hidden one, an excitement burning with a cold flame.     

Patrick Suskind

If excitement is a mechanism our Creator uses for His own amusement, love is something that belongs to us alone and enables us to flee the Creator. Love is our freedom. Love lies beyond "Es Muss sein!     

Milan Kundera

Excitement is a crossroad which runs in all directions. No man lacks personality; he just never connected with you at the intersection.     

Criss Jami

Excitement, then, is a defense against anxiety, a transformation of anxiety into something more bearable, a melodrama.     

Robert Stoller

The key that unlocks energy is desire. It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.     

Earl Nightingale

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.     

Walter Chrysler

Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to becomre an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and at yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the sme process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.     

Denis Waitley

The desire for excitement is very deep-seated in human beings     

Bertrand Russell

The human mind is capable of excitementwithout the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.     

William Wordsworth

At the end, excitement maintained its hysteria.     

Jerry Coleman

Excitement must lead to immediate action or you will lose the power of momentum. More dreams die because we fail to seize the moment. Do it now!     

Tony Robbins

After doing so many different roles, if you don't stretch yourself, there's no excitement left.     

Christine Lahti

The world needs actual excitement and emotion more than it needs cool people.     

Amanda Palmer

Excitement is an emotion that is very similar to joy or happiness.     


Nothing is so aggravating than calmness     

Oscar Wilde

Ninety nine percent of what's wrong with people is not enough excitement     

L. Ron Hubbard

Without leaps of imagination, we lose the excitement of possibilities.     

Gloria Steinem

The only difference between fear and excitement is your attitude about it     


The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yes, more than enthusiasm, I would say excitement. I like to see men get excited. When they get excited, they make a success of their lives.     

Walter Chrysler

Fear is excitement without breath.     

Robert Heller

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.     

Oscar Wilde

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.     

George Sand

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.     

Wallace Stevens

One feels the excitement of hearing an untold story.     

John Hope Franklin

It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it, and motion to excite it; and it brightens as it burns     

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Think, when your castigated pulse Gies now and then a wallop, What ragings must his veins convulse, That still eternal gallop:     

Robert Burns

Discover day-to-day excitement.     

Marley Baudelaire

Excitement is the drunkenness of the spirits. Only calm waters reflect heaven in their bosom.     

Marguerite de Valois

Human nature, if it healthy, demands excitement; and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way, it will seek it in the wrong. God never makes bloodless stoics; He makes no passionless saints.     

Oswald Chambers

Over-excitement and boredom are states of mind which I equally shun.     

E. V. Knox

Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.     

Victor Hugo

A connoisseur of tame excitement.     

Ruth Benedict

Follow your excitement and it will never let you down.     


There is no such joy in the tavern as upon the road thereto.     

Cormac Mccarthy

Best not to anticipate too much ... it jiggles the possibilities.     

Donald Barthelme

Anticipation of pleasure is, in itself, a very considerable pleasure.     

David Hume

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.     

Samuel Smiles

Anticipation forward points the view.     

Robert Burns

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.     


We usually get what we anticipate.     

Claude M. Bristol

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.     

George Eliot

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.     

Elbert Hubbard

We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.     

Lucy Maud Montgomery

We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.     

Samuel Johnson