Stress quotes

  • I can't stress how much my daughter is an inspiration to stay sober. When I come home and she opens those big blue eyes at me, it's the most amazing feeling I could ever feel.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Daughter #Stress #Inspiration

  • I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Stress #Successful #Order

  • Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living. But serious music was never meant to be soporific.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Wisdom #Stress #People

  • A simple yet profound way to create a healthy body, a stress-free mind, and a peaceful sense of well-being.
    -- Aaron Hoopes

    #Stress #Simple #Profound

  • When you're doing something you're passionate about, stress becomes a featurenot a bug.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Stress #Passionate #Bugs

  • The 10% between 90% done to 100% done takes most of the time, causes most of the stress, but is all of the value.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Stress #Done #Causes

  • However, I must stress that my own interest is immediate and in the picture. What I am conscious of and what I feel is the picture I am making, the relation of that picture to others I have made and, more generally, its relation to others I have experienced.
    -- Aaron Siskind

    #Photography #Stress #Conscious

  • If you get to a point where something happens today to stress you out, take a breath & center your thoughts on peace. Ignored thoughts die.
    -- Ace Antonio Hall

    #Stress #Today #Ignored

  • You have to prioritize what you stress about when you have a child.
    -- Adele

    #Children #Stress #Prioritize

  • No one can escape stress, but you can learn to cope with it. Practice positive thinking. . . seize control in small ways.
    -- Adele Scheele

    #Stress #Positive Thinking #Practice

  • Reality is always true to itself. When you're in harmony with it, you experience bliss. As soon as you are not in harmony with it, you experience pain. This is the law of the universe; it is the way things are. Nobody gets out of this law.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Pain #Stress #Reality

  • A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
    -- Aesop

    #Peace #Stress #Food

  • In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Stress #Fall #Mean

  • The things that stress me out haven't changed. But I don't wanna lose anything. So I thought that at least I would change. I'm lucky...that I'm afraid of losing something.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Stress #Lucky #Losing

  • I like that Pilates compromises the mind and body. It's not just about being able to run around the block a few times. It's about alleviating stress and controlling breathing. It's about being balanced.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Running #Block #Stress

  • Hitting the gym to release stress is not nearly as effective as hitting the people that cause the stress to begin with.
    -- Alan Garner

    #Stress #People #Care

  • Cash is available and we should use that in larger amounts, as is necessary, to solve the problems of the stress of this.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Stress #Use #Cash

  • He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Strong #Stress #Struggle

  • I'm doing great heart-wise. I get a complete stress test once a year, and those have gone well. I have stents in two arteries, and they are holding up. My other arteries haven't shown any additional clogging.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Wise #Stress #Heart

  • Ironically enough, the only people who can hold up indefinitely under the stress of modern war are psychotics. Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #War #Stress #People

  • I try to stay calm and I try to enjoy myself as I perform these actions so I perform them with minimal stress on my body.
    -- Alex Caceres

    #Stress #Stay Calm #Trying

  • The truth is, I'm not a coper. I hate stress. I might appear calm externally but internally it's all going on.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Hate #Stress #Might

  • Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Success #Stress #Congratulations

  • Such a wife as I want... must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Hate #Stress #Believe

  • Crying, that is, sobbing is the earliest and deepest way to release tension. Infants can cry almost from the moment of birth, and do so easily following every stress that produces a state of tension in the body... Human beings are the only creatures who can react in this way to stress and tension. Most probably, they are the only ones who need this form of release.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Stress #Body #Way

  • The person senses what it feels like to be free from inhibitions. At the same time he feels connected and integrated – with his body and, through his body, with his environment. He has a sense of well-being and inner peace. He gains the knowledge that the life of the body resides in its involuntary aspect. […] Unfortunately these beautiful feelings do not always hold up under the stress of daily living in our modern culture. The pace, the pressure and the philosophy of our times are antithetical to life.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Beautiful #Philosophy #Stress

  • Oh, man," Xavier groaned. "See what you've done--now I'm stressing." "You can't! You're the stable one!" Xavier laughed and I realized his distress had been feigned to illustrate a point. He wasn't worried in the slightest. "Just relax. Go and run a bath or have a shot of brandy." "Okay." "That second bit was a joke. We both know you can't hold your liquor.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Running #Stress #Men

  • I think a closet full of things would actually stress me out.
    -- Alexandra Kotur

    #Stress #Thinking #Closets

  • Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to.
    -- Alexis Bledel

    #Stress #People #Directors

  • We talk a lot on 'Biggest Loser' about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it burns off stress. What I like about running is that it gives me time alone. I'm always busy, with people at work, with my kids. I love getting out for a run by myself and just listening to my music.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Running #Stress #Kids

  • And I always like to stress, it's not a quota, not a set-aside, it's not about race, it's about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Stress #Opportunity #Race

  • Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Time #Stress

  • I've always felt that when you use too many products or try too many new things, you're just piling a lot of unnatural, unnecessary stress on your face. I try to keep it simple.
    -- Amber Rose

    #Stress #Simple #Trying

  • Dearest TV media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Stress #Home #Media

  • Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life not to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy.
    -- Amy Alcott

    #Life #Stress #Golf

  • A Western upbringing tends to stress questioning authority, which is always asking why, why, why.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Stress #Asking #Authority

  • There's nothing like watching a live performance of, frankly, anything. You have to make sure that people believe everything is improvised. I could not stress enough how little we [actors] prepare and what small amount of time we put in before these shows.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Stress #Believe #People

  • I cannot stress enough that the answer to life's questions is often in people's faces. Try putting your iPhones down once in a while, and look in people's faces. People's faces will tell you amazing things. Like if they are angry, or nauseous or asleep.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Stress #Iphone #People

  • I can't wait to sit with these unbelievable broads and relive a time where sleep did not exist, where stress and coffee were mama's little helpers, and where we all dove into the deep end together to make something weird and very, very cool.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Stress #Coffee #Sleep

  • I don't understand, Why do I stress the man, When there's so many bigger things at hand?
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Broken Heart #Stress #Men

  • It's funny, there are so many women who are former executives and have taken all that stress and anxiety and transferred it onto their kids.
    -- Ana Gasteyer

    #Stress #Taken #Kids

  • How well I know with what burning intensity you live. You have experienced many lives already, including several you have shared with me- full rich lives from birth to death, and you just have to have these rest periods in between.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Stress #Burning #Birth

  • Pride is bad, stress is good. I don't want to feel confident. I want to feel rage. Endless, all consuming rage.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Stress #Pride #Want

  • Nothing threatens freedom of the personality and the meaning of life like war, poverty, terror. But there are also indirect and only slightly more remote dangers. One of these is the stupefaction of man (the "gray mass," to use the cynical term of bourgeois prognosticators) by mass culture with its intentional or commercially motivated lowering of intellectual level and content, with its stress on entertainment or utilitarianism, and with its carefully protective censorship.
    -- Andrei Sakharov

    #Stress #War #Men

  • If you're successful and stressed out, you're succeeding in spite of your stress, not because of it.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Stress #Successful #Succeed

  • We all enjoy pushing ourselves to accomplish our objectives. But we don't need stress to get there.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Stress #Needs #Pushing

  • The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Inspirational #Stress #Kids

  • We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you're anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Stress #Goal #Upset

  • Remember that stress doesn't come from what's going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what's going on in your life.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Stress #Remember

  • The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn't been able to keep up.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Stress #Numbers #Balance

  • The less you think counterfactually, the less you experience stress. Stress, in this light, isn't a bad thing. It's simply a warning system telling you that your mind has lost touch with what's real.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Real #Stress #Thinking

  • What I would say is I've only had one injury in my NBA career that was probably was because my core wasn't strong enough, when I had a stress fracture in my back.
    -- Andrew Bogut

    #Strong #Stress #Careers

  • Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche
    -- Andrew Denton

    #Stress #Pressure #Common

  • Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Stress #Breathing #Panic Attacks

  • I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it.
    -- Anita Baker

    #Fun #Stress #Term

  • Busy is a choice. Stress is a choice. Joy is a choice. Choose well.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Stress #Choices #Joy

  • Every time I surrender to stress, aren’t I advertising the unreliability of God?
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Stress #Unreliability #Advertising

  • Stress isn't only a joy stealer. The way we respond to it can be sin.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Stress #Joy #Way

  • In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Stress #Struggle #Self

  • This is such a cynical world. The way the world is, there's so much going on and so much stress in the world and so much darkness and craziness and imbalance.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Stress #Cynical #Darkness

  • ... the primitve Christians, by laying so much stress upon a future life in contradiction to this life, and placing the lower creatures out of the pale of sympathy, and thus had the foundation for this utter disregard of animals in the light of our fellow creatures.
    -- Anna Brownell Jameson

    #Christian #Stress #Animal

  • I had no doubts I could go to the pole. I may not be as strong, but I make up for physical strength in other areas, like steadiness and not panicking under stress.
    -- Anne Bancroft

    #Strong #Stress #Doubt

  • Do not wait for enough time or money to accomplish what you think you have in mind. Work with what you have right now. Work with the people around you right now…. Do not wait for what you assume is the appropriate, stress-free environment in which to generate expression…. Do not wait till you are sure that you know what you are doing…. What you do now, what you make of your present circumstances, will determine the quality and scope of your future endeavors.
    -- Anne Bogart

    #Stress #Thinking #Expression

  • If I can center down and strengthen the core of who I am, and the core of who I am is my relationship with God, then that helps me maintain peace deep down. If I can maintain a healthy spiritual core, I think that's enormous for helping the stress.
    -- Anne Graham Lotz

    #Spiritual #Stress #Thinking

  • There's no magic bullet; there's no pill that you take that makes everything great and makes you happy all the time. I'm letting go of those expectations, and that's opening me up to moments of transcendent bliss. But I still feel the stress over 'Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?'
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Letting Go #Stress #Expectations

  • Coffee is the ultimate stress buster for me and I need my cup of coffee in the morning to kick start my day.
    -- Anushka Sharma

    #Morning #Stress #Coffee

  • I can't stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people - it really cheers me up.
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Cheer #Stress #School

  • Don’t just climb the ladder of success - a ladder that leads, after all, to higher and higher levels of stress and burnout - but chart a new path to success, remaking it in a way that includes not just the conventional metrics of money and power, but a third metric that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving, so that the goal is not just to succeed but to thrive.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Stress #Giving #Goal

  • Don't buy society's definition of success. Because it's not working for anyone. It's not working for women, it's not working for men, it's not working for polar bears, it's not working for the cicadas that are apparently about to emerge and swarm us. It's only truly working for those who make pharmaceuticals for stress, diabetes, heart disease, sleeplessness, and high blood pressure.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Graduation #Stress #Heart

  • I think especially as women we nned to recognize that feeling pressure is completely selfimposed.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Stress #Thinking #Feelings

  • Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Motivational Sports #Workout #Stress

  • I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
    -- Arthur Boyd

    #Stress #Landscape #Metaphysical

  • Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea
    -- Arthur Frederick Saunders

    #Stress #Cells #Ideas

  • When a chess player looks at the board, he does not see a static mosaic, a 'still life', but a magnetic field of forces, charged with energy - as Faraday saw the stresses surrounding magnets and currents as curves in space; or as Van Gogh saw vortices in the skies of Provence.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Stress #Player #Curves

  • I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear - the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
    -- Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

    #Stress #Believe #Hard Work

  • I mean, everyone agrees with stress tests for banks. I mean that's clear. But banks should do that on their own. And they should worry about their own capital functioning. That's what they should do. It shouldn't be a government function.
    -- Arthur Laffer

    #Stress #Mean #Government

  • The cure to combat the three Ss- stress, strain, and speed- can be found in three Ws- the work of devoted practice, the wisdom that comes of understanding the self and the world, and worship because ultimately surrendering to what we cannot control allows the ego to relax and lose the anxiety of its own infinitesimally small self in the infinitude of the divine.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Stress #Self #Practice

  • Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Stress #Struggle #Yoga

  • to have a crisis, and act upon it, is one thing. To dwell in perpetual crisis is another.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Stress #Trouble #Crisis

  • Laughter dulls the sharpest pain and flattens out the greatest stress. To share it is to give a gift of health.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Laughter #Pain #Stress

  • In the day-to-day, farm work is stress relief for me. At the end of the day, I love having this other career - my anti-job - that keeps me in shape and gives me control over a vegetal domain.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Jobs #Stress #Careers

  • Elizabeth lay face-down on the massage table, and allowed Marco to relieve the stress of the business day with firm and knowing fingers. Success, she decided, was often a matter of knowing when to relax.
    -- Barbara Taylor Bradford

    #Stress #Knowing #Relaxation

  • Never let stress shape your strategy. Most women think better after a brisk walk, a light meal, a massage and a nap.
    -- Barbara Taylor Bradford

    #Stress #Thinking #Light

  • For most of my life, I have eaten to deal with stress.
    -- Barney Frank

    #Stress #Dealing With Stress #Deals

  • Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the bloody thing.
    -- Barry Sheene

    #Stress #Waiting #Swim

  • Restaurants stress the protein. People read menu items left to right, with the protein first. I read descriptions right to left.
    -- Barton Seaver

    #Stress #People #Firsts

  • When I play my own music, or when I play new music, there's much more stress and intensity of thinking about how I'm going to make it work!
    -- Bela Fleck

    #Stress #Thinking #Play

  • In gymnastics, smaller will always be better in many ways. The stress in the head, that will be the same for all. But the stress on the body and the concussions it must endure, that will always be easier for the little ones.
    -- Bela Karolyi

    #Stress #Gymnastics #Body

  • I think stress is anything going on in our lives that impinges on our capacity to have optimum well being.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Stress #Thinking #Capacity

  • Another response to racism has been the establishment of unlearning racism workshops, which are often led by white women. These workshops are important, yet they tend to focus primarily on cathartic individual psychological personal prejudice without stressing the need for corresponding change in political commitment and action. A woman who attends an unlearning racism workshop and learns to acknowledge that she is racist is no less a threat than one who does not. Acknowledgment of racism is significant when it leads to transformation.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Stress #Commitment #White

  • I was born left-handed, but I was made to use my other hand. When I was writing 'Famished Road,' which was very long, I got repetitive stress syndrome. My right wrist collapsed, so I started using my left hand. The prose I wrote with my left hand came out denser, so later on I had to change it.
    -- Ben Okri

    #Stress #Writing #Hands

  • The culture in which we live stresses looking out for number one. Without adopting such a self-centered value system, we can demand the best of ourselves while we are extending our hands to help others.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Stress #Helping Others #Self

  • I think people think filmmaking is fun, but I've never thought that. For me it's always been a lot of work and pain and stress.
    -- Benjamin Lewin

    #Fun #Pain #Stress

  • The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.
    -- Bernard Berenson

    #Stress #Healing #Passion

  • They place great stress on the clarity of our language for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
    -- Bernard Pivot

    #Stress #Nuance #Clarity

  • It is astounding how much the immune system is strengthened by reducing daily mental stress levels with either visualization or meditation. The other great tonic for the immune system is love—loving ourselves as well as others.
    -- Bernie Siegel

    #Stress #Meditation #Levels

  • One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Success #Work #Stress

  • Always make sure you have your rent. At the end of the month, if you have to eat Ramen for a week because you wont have your rent money, just do it but make sure your rent is all there so youre not stressing about that. As long as you have your rent at least you have somewhere to live.
    -- Beth Behrs

    #Stress #Long #Months

  • Surfing is so unique and it's something that no matter what level you are, you can go and have fun. You can pick and choose the waves that you want to surf, so if it is too big and scary, you can wait until it changes and gets more to your level. Every time you go out it's always different and unique. It's almost like a place you can just de-stress.
    -- Bethany Hamilton

    #Fun #Stress #Unique

  • Stress is a signal that something needs to change. Suffering, is when we don't make the change!
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Stress #Suffering #Needs