Vertigo Sayings and Quotes

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


Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down. Things seem to be spinning. It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.     

Laura Hillenbrand

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.     

Salman Rushdie

Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.     

Milan Kundera