Nerve Sayings and Quotes

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


He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.     

Edmund Burke

I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends.     

Jane Austen

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.     

Alan Alda

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.     

Benjamin Disraeli

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.     

Christopher Morley

I think the whole nerves thing comes into play when we worry about what other people and society will think.     

Dana Plato

A game of chess is not an examination of knowledge; it is a battle of nerves.     

David Bronstein

If you trust your nerve as well as your skill, you're capable of a lot more than you can imagine.     

Debi Thomas

Losing a position is aggravating, whereas losing your nerve is devastating.     

Ed Seykota

If your Nerve, deny you - Go above your Nerve     

Emily Dickinson

You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.     

Margaret Atwood

Nerves provide me with energy... It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that's when I get worried.     

Mike Nichols

Unnerved, the nerve, you're nervous, nervous that I'm right.     

Sara Quin

Nerves and butterflies are fine - they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick.     

Steve Bull

Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.     

W. C. Fields

It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.     

Zora Neale Hurston

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.     

Alan Rickman

I have no nerves, no emotion, no pressure.     

Eileen Collins

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it.     

Itzhak Perlman

Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut.     

Sanhita Baruah