Overreacting Sayings and Quotes

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


When justice is more certain and more mild, it is at the same time more efficacious.     

Alexis de Tocqueville

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.     

Barbara De Angelis

The excess energy released from overreaction to setbacks is what innovates!     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Somehow you were meant to take responsibility, minute to minute, for deciding which events you would call manageable, now that none of them were.     

Chris Cleave

Don't get upset with people or situations. Both are powerless without your reaction.     

Gautama Buddha

She knew that nothing was ever as overwhelming or final as he seemed to think, that if he would wait, instead of shouting, there'd be less to shout over in the end.     

Josephine Johnson

This brings a threatened nation, which can react to such uncertain dangers solely through administrative channels, to the truly embarrassing situation of perhaps overreacting.     

Jurgen Habermas

When you speak up about any sense of unfairness or injustice, you're told that you're overreacting, you're too angry, too silly, shut up already. It takes a tremendous amount of fortitude to be able to live in this world as a woman, let alone a woman who wants things to change.     

Kathleen Hanna

My legs have the strength of mashed potatoes. I'm cold and clammy and my stomach churns like I vomited. That's because I did, in the viewing room, and I discovered that yellow bile does not blend well with red velvet industrial carpeting. My crowning achievement in overreaction.     

Katie McGarry

We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumptions and judgments.     

Kristine Carlson

Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly.     

Leon Brown

Light control works; close control leads to overreaction, sometimes causing the machinery to break into pieces.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Congress does two things well: nothing and overreacting.     

Rep. Mike Oxley

The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions.     

Seth Klarman

Deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiment's of suppressed emotion.     

Stephen Covey

I think they should rename the place Unnecessary Violent Overreaction.     

Tui T. Sutherland

The message of the cross will always be foolishness to some, a stumbling block to others. But if our attention is on the market reaction, we move away from the power of the gospel. This fearfulness to talk about the blood of Christ is an overreaction. Worse than that, it borders on heresy, distorting and deflating the power of the Good News.     

Jim Cymbala

Anything that causes you to overreact or under react can control you, and often does     

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Life is always full of drama and challenges, but you don't have to overreact to any of it if you choose not to.     

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I've heard it said that holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.     

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Communication is like a pressure relief valve for your body. When a little pressure gets cooked up inside and needs to be released, you can gently turn the nozzle and release it slowly and gracefully until you feel better, by way of a productive conversation. But if you choose to ignore the warning signals and leave that pressure inside, it's going to grow and inevitably explode and make a mess, by way of an overreaction and possibly an argument.     

L.K. Elliott

Strong feelings are fine; it's the overreactions that mess us up.     

Albert Ellis

It's never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.     

Amy Poehler

Overreaction is one of the things that congress specializes in. I can't think of anything congress does better than overreact.     

Fred Barnes

Anything that causes you to overreact or underreact can control you, and often does.     

David Allen