100+ Anxiety Quotes, Messages & Wishes

If you’re looking for some inspiring quotes about mental health, you’ve come to the right place.

100+ Anxiety Quotes, Messages & Wishes

Everyone – including celebrities, athletes, political leaders, and artists – has mental health struggles and insights

  1. In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.” – Jack Kornfield
  2. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”—Jodi Picoult
  3. “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller
  4. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan MillmanAnxiety QuotesAnxiety Quotes
  5. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra
  6. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”  – Oprah Winfrey
  7. “Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  8. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us.” – Nicole Reed
  9. “For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin
  10. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne W. Dyer
  11. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” —Charles Spurgeon
  12. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”—David Mamet
  13. Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”—William S. Burroughs
  14. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” —Anonymous
  15. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.”—Amy Cuddy
  16. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.”—Bryant McGill
  17. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”—Sydney J. Harris
  18. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”—Eckhart Tolle
  19. “We live only a few conscious decades, and we fret ourselves enough for several lifetimes.”—Christopher Hitchens Anxiety QuotesAnxiety Quotes
  20. “You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.”—Zig Ziglar
  21. “Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”—Karen Salmansohn
  22. He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.”– Gaius Julius Caesar (Roman general and dictator)
  23. “I was having problems with depression and anxiety disorder, and it felt like not blogging about it was creating a false history. When I did finally share the problems I was having, I was shocked – not only by the support that was given to me, but also by the incredible amount of people who admitted they struggled with the same thing.”– Jenifer Lawson (American journalist and blogger popularly known as “The Blogess”) Anxiety QuotesAnxiety Quotes
  24. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  25. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle
  26. “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ― Leonard Cohen
  27. “Increasing the strength of our minds is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  28. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” ― Henry David Thoreau
  29. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Amy March, from Little Women
  30. “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” — Charles Bukowski
  31. “Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh
  32. “In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”  — Albert Camus
  33. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill
  34. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.” — Anonymous
  35. “The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never came.”– James Russell Lowell (19th Century American poet)
  36. The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” — Demi Lovato
  37. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it,” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Anxiety QuotesAnxiety Quotes
  38. “You are not alone. You are seen. I am with you. You are not alone.” — Shonda Rhimes
  39. “The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.” — Prince Harry
  40. “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers
  41. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” ― John Green
  42. “Just remember, you are not alone, in fact, you are in a very commonplace with millions of others. We need to help each other and keep striving to reach our goals.” — Mike Moreno
  43. “The humanity we all share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not” ― Elyn R. Saks
  44. “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.”  — Erik Erikson
  45. “Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.” — Matt Haig
  46. “Anxiety is a kind of fuel that activates the fight-or-flight part of the brain in me. It makes sure that a velociraptor isn’t around the corner and that you do as much as you possibly can to survive. Because Hollywood has a lot in common with ‘Jurassic Park’ and its primeval-dinosaur universe.”– Ben Affleck (American actor and movie director) Anxiety QuotesAnxiety Quotes
  47. “There are people who have the glass half full and glass half empty, and I’m afraid the glass is going to break and I’ll cut myself on the shards.”– Scott Stossel  (American journalist and editor of The Atlantic magazine)Anxiety QuotesAnxiety Quotes
  48. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.”– T.S. Eliot (American poet and leading figure of modernism in the arts)
  49. “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”– Seneca, The Younger

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