Insecure quotes

  • I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others.
    -- Adele

    #Insecure #Looks #Want

  • I just think they're really insecure about themselves sometimes. I know all the girls, but we all work a lot and don't have time to hang out together. They're all really nice; I've never had a problem with any model.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Girl #Nice #Insecure

  • I think directing in a team is a really good idea because it stops the cult of the director as God straight away, and also you're discussing things on set so it opens it out to everyone and it becomes a totally collaborative thing. And you have someone who supports you when you're feeling a bit insecure.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Team #Insecure #Thinking

  • I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Insecure #Long #Guy

  • The more we try to live in the world of words, the more we feel isolated and alone, the more all the joy and liveliness of things is exchanged for mere certainty and security. On the other hand, the more we are forced to admit that we actually live in the real world, the more we feel ignorant, uncertain, and insecure about everything.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Real #Insecure #Hands

  • I love playing strong feisty women, I really do, but if you were to ask my husband he'd probably say that I'm very insecure. And actually incredibly malleable, which isn't necessarily a good thing.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Strong #Husband #Insecure

  • I've been on 'Days' since I was 16, and being surrounded by such thin, gorgeous actresses made me so insecure and self-conscious.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Insecure #Self #Actresses

  • Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Insecure #Careers #People

  • Being an actress hasn't made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Insecure #Long #Actresses

  • All women have a complicated relationship to beauty, but as a transgender woman it's a bit more complicated. There's a lot of pressure to appear feminine. When I was younger, I was most insecure about my size, my angular features, my feet, my hands . At the end of the day, it's about being comfortable in your own skin, and being able to walk down the street and not have people question your gender - and, for me, being perceived as a woman.
    -- Andrej Pejic

    #Insecure #Hands #Feet

  • I like the pluralism of modernity; it doesn't threaten me or my faith. And if one's faith is dependent on being reinforced in every aspect of other people's lives, then it is a rather insecure faith, don't you think?
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Insecure #Thinking #People

  • Most artists are notoriously insecure, and I fall into that category.
    -- Anita Baker

    #Fall #Insecure #Artist

  • I think what I often see is that people are frightened about fashion. Because it scares them or makes them feel insecure, so they just put it down. On the whole people that may say the mean things about our world I think that’s usually because they feel, in some ways, excluded or, you know, not a part of ‘the cool group’ so as a result they just mock it.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Mean #Insecure

  • On the surface I look fragile and insecure; you have to know me very well.
    -- Anne Parillaud

    #Insecure #Looks #Surface

  • The person who takes every opportunity to "pick on" others is often mistakenly called "sadistic". In reality, this person is a misdirected ***** who is working towards his own destruction. The reason a person viciously strikes out against you is because they are afraid of you or what you represent, or are resentful of your happiness. They are weak, insecure, and on extremely shaky ground when you throw your curse, and they make ideal human sacrifices.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Insecure #Sacrifice #Opportunity

  • What you really have to do, if you want to be creative, is to unlearn all the teasing and censoring that you've experienced throughout your life. If you are truly a creative person, you know that feeling insecure and lonely is par for the course. You can't have it both ways: You can't be creative and conform, too. You have to recognize that what makes you different also makes you creative.
    -- Arno Allan Penzias

    #Lonely #Encouragement #Insecure

  • I don't get bothered by people saying what they say. I'm a happy person and I'm happy with my looks. I'm not an insecure person. I believe if somebody chooses plastic surgery it should be for themselves, not for anyone else.
    -- Ashlee Simpson

    #Believe #Insecure #People

  • Anyone in England who puts himself forward to be elected to a position of political power is almost bound to be socially or emotionally insecure, or criminally motivated, or mad.
    -- Auberon Waugh

    #Insecure #Mad #Political

  • The stereotypical gay man is someone whose company I enjoy, someone who makes me laugh, someone I'd want my kid to be. The stereotypical gay woman makes me insecure, conscious of my failings as a feminist.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Kids #Insecure #Gay

  • I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure.
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Insecure #People #Insecurity

  • I pretend I've got lots of confidence and I'm a big jock and like that but deep inside I'm a frightened, insecure, can't-make-it failure.
    -- Beatrice Sparks

    #Insecure #Jocks #Frightened

  • I don't even want to think of myself as an actor because it's such an insecure place to go.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Insecure #Thinking #Actors

  • To subdivide this land into two unstable, insecure nations, to try to defend what is indefensible, is to invite disaster. Carving Judea and Samaria out of Israel means carving up Israel.
    -- Benjamin Netanyahu

    #Mean #Insecure #Israel

  • Does everyone feel this way? When I was young, I was perpetually overconfident or insecure. Either I felt completely useless, unattractive, and worthless, or that I was pretty much a success, and everything I did was bound to succeed. When I was confident, I could overcome the hardest challenges. But all it took was the smallest setback for me to be sure that I was utterly worthless. Regaining my self-confidence had nothing to do with success...whether I experienced it as a failure or triumph was utterly dependent on my mood.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Confidence #Insecure #Self

  • Old Testament, is really one of the most wickedest books you'll ever come across. God is an insecure, rage-filled hybrid of Bobby Knight and Suge Knight. He's got these anger issues that you can't believe. He's like John McCain if McCain could fart hail. He's pro-slavery, he's pro-polygamy, he's homophobic, he'll kill you for masturbating.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Book #Believe #Insecure

  • I'm as highly insecure as a human can be.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Insecure #Humans

  • My confidence wavers between being genuine and being insecure.
    -- Bob Saget

    #Insecure #Genuine

  • And Grace calls out, 'You are not just a disillusioned old man who may die soon, a middle-aged woman stuck in a job and desperately wanting to get out, a young person feeling the fire in the belly begin to grow cold. You may be insecure, inadequate, mistaken or potbellied. Death, panic, depression, and disillusionment may be near you. But you are not just that. You are accepted.' Never confuse your perception of yourself with the mystery that you really are accepted.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Jobs #Insecure #Men

  • After 'Freaks and Geeks,' I dealt with several producers who wanted to cover up all my beauty marks, every single mole on my body. They tried to cover them on my first two episodes of 'Dawson's Creek,' and it just looked ridiculous, so I had to put my foot down. But it's not something I'm insecure about.
    -- Busy Philipps

    #Insecure #Two #Feet

  • [Models] have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes, and they're the most physically insecure women probably on the planet.
    -- Cameron Russell

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Insecure

  • Models are the most physically insecure women on the planet,
    -- Cameron Russell

    #Insecure #Planets #Models

  • I’m more insecure than I ever let anyone know. Sometimes you protect yourself with this kind of armor that people see more than they see you.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Insecure #People #Armor

  • The stronger a woman gets, the more insecure the men in her life feel. It doesn’t work that way for a woman. We celebrate strength--in our partners as well as in ourselves.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Insecure #Men #Stronger

  • When do you manipulate others for your own advantage? When I notice myself doing it, usually it is when I am feeling insecure.
    -- Charles Eisenstein

    #Insecure #Feelings #Advantage

  • When it came to hip-hop... I don't know. Maybe I was insecure. You know, this is the early '90s. If you were a white guy, and you were rapping, that wasn't as accepted yet. I was scared of the quiet Northeast suburbs, so I couldn't embrace my full rapper self.
    -- Charlie Day

    #Rap #Insecure #Self

  • I'm insecure about everything, because... I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like.
    -- Cher

    #Girl #Insecure #Mirrors

  • People love to help. I don't have to be insecure and know it all.
    -- Chip Wilson

    #Insecure #People #Helping

  • Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Happiness #Insecure #Age

  • It's the bullies who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting. It's not the secure kids that get out there and fight. It's the insecure kids.
    -- Chuck Norris

    #Kids #Fighting #Insecure

  • When I was younger, I think I intimidated people much more because I was far more insecure.
    -- Claire Forlani

    #Insecure #Thinking #People

  • [The report 'World Energy Outlook 2006'] reveals that the energy future we are facing today, based on projections of current trends, is dirty, insecure and expensive.
    -- Claude Mandil

    #Dirty #Insecure #Oil

  • It often seems as though the silent, humble servant is secretly wiser and more discerning than the haughty master; yet through dutiful (and sometimes insecure) surrender he continues to serve and carry out petty orders in loyal acquiesce.
    -- Criss Jami

    #Humble #Insecure #Order

  • Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.
    -- Criss Jami

    #Wise #Patience #Insecure

  • All men are not slimy warthogs. Some men are silly giraffes, some woebegone puppies, some insecure frogs. But if one is not careful, those slimy warthogs can ruin it for all the others.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #Silly #Insecure #Men

  • I want to get comfortable with my insecurities until I am no longer insecure. I want to be comfortable in my skin so that I do not need to dump any of my discomfort onto someone else in the form of judgment.
    -- Damien Rice

    #Insecure #Insecurity #Skins

  • I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.
    -- Danielle Dax

    #Hero #Insecure #People

  • People want security in this insecure world.
    -- David Bailey

    #Insecure #People #World

  • We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam constructions, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres of previously settled land.
    -- David Foreman

    #Insecure #Land #Rivers

  • We're all human so of course there are days when I'm feeling insecure. When that happens, I take time to reflect on how far I've come and how far I will continue to go - it helps me feel empowered and self-assured.
    -- Demi Lovato

    #Insecure #Self #Feelings

  • I guess I could say I'm an actor, which I am, but that sounds like I'm putting down being a movie star, which, let's face it, is what I've become to many people. For myself, I'm a guy who was very insecure from about age 14 until the day I hit my 30th birthday.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Stars #Insecure #People

  • It is cruel and insensitive to interpret an affair as a symptom of sickness in the relationship, as it leaves the 'cheated-on' partner - who may already be feeling insecure - to wonder what is wrong with him Many people have sex outside their primary relationships for reasons that have nothing to do with any inadequacy in their partner or in the relationship.
    -- Dossie Easton

    #Sex #Insecure #People

  • I can feel like a hag some days if I want! And I can tell everybody how insecure I am if I want! Or I can be pretty and pretend to think I'm a hag out of fake modesty-I can do that if I want, too. Because you, Livingston, are not the boss of me and what kind of girl I become.
    -- E. Lockhart

    #Girl #Insecure #Thinking

  • 8. Fact: It is a bad idea to date a known cheater, because even if he doesn't cheat on you, you will always know he's capable of it and will never fully trust him. Then you will become even more insecure and neurotic than you already are.
    -- E. Lockhart

    #Insecure #Cheater #Ideas

  • Sometimes when I flick through a magazine and see these thin models I'm left wondering what effect they can have on an insecure person. But I say to girls: forget what you see in the magazines, that is a world which has nothing to do with reality; think of it as a cartoon.
    -- Elisabetta Canalis

    #Girl #Insecure #Reality

  • Does capital punishment tend to the security of the people? By no means. It hardens the hearts of men, and makes the loss of life appear light to them; and it renders life insecure, inasmuch as the law holds out that property is of greater value than life.
    -- Elizabeth Fry

    #Mean #Heart #Insecure

  • You check to see the facts are correct where business is concerned but if I read everything that was written about me, I'd end up feeling totally insecure about myself.
    -- Elle Macpherson

    #Insecure #Feelings #Insecurity

  • I was never really interested in studies and was hot-headed and rebellious in college, as I was totally confused and insecure but was not coming to terms with it.
    -- Emraan Hashmi

    #Confused #Insecure #College

  • Keenly aware of their limitations, artists often remain insecure even as their list of successes grows.
    -- Eric Maisel

    #Insecure #Artist #Lists

  • Despite what I do for a living, I am very insecure about my body.
    -- Erin Andrews

    #Insecure #Body

  • What’s the point of opening yourself up to your friends if they don’t notice you in your vulnerable state? The point of it all is to love friends completely and utterly, at their best and worst, and to love more than just the good things. It’s about showing that you’re willing to accept them for whatever they are, that they should not feel insecure or self-conscious in your presence, which can be a hard task to achieve.
    -- Esther Earl

    #Insecure #Self #Tasks

  • Zen Buddhism does not preach. Sermons remain words. It waits until people feel stifled and insecure, driven by a secret longing.
    -- Eugen Herrigel

    #Buddhism #Insecure #People

  • I guess I'm about ready to promote myself in a more human way. I don't feel quite so insecure.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Insecure #Way #Ready

  • Mobile phones are one of the most insecure devices that were ever available, so they're very easy to trace; they're very easy to tap.
    -- Evgeny Morozov

    #Insecure #Phones #Easy

  • Everybody sees me as this sullen and insecure little thing. Those are just the sides of me that I feel it's necessary to show because no one else seems to be showing them.
    -- Fiona Apple

    #Insecure #Littles #Sides

  • There's an insecure part of me that comes out of me, I get nervous. I don't know why, I wish I could overcome it because it gives me an anxiety feeling.
    -- Fred Durst

    #Insecure #Giving #Anxiety

  • If this is your God, he's not very impressive. He has so many psychological problems; he's so insecure. He demands worship every seven days. He goes out and creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes. He's a pretty poor excuse for a Supreme Being.
    -- Gene Roddenberry

    #Atheist #Mistake #Insecure

  • I grew up being really insecure and dumped on, over-feeling certain things in a negative way. So I thought I had something to prove.
    -- Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero

    #Insecure #Being Real #Feelings

  • That's why you find a lot of entertainers are insecure, because it's the perfect camouflage for insecurity.
    -- Gloria Gaynor

    #Insecure #Perfect #Insecurity

  • I don't like cold people at all. It makes me feel really insecure.
    -- Gloria Vanderbilt

    #Insecure #People #Cold

  • Chefs are nutters. They're all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.
    -- Gordon Ramsay

    #Insecure #Self #Soul

  • The fact is that movie stars are as insecure as the rest of us - if not more so. Many live in a luxurious bubble in which their best friends are their trainer, their hairdresser, their publicist, and their Kabbalah instructor.
    -- Graydon Carter

    #Stars #Insecure #Facts

  • There will never be a good time, financially, to get married, unless you're Shaq or Ray Romano. But somehow people manage. If your man is using money as an excuse not to marry you, it's your relationship that's insecure, not his bank account.
    -- Greg Behrendt

    #Insecure #Men #Dating

  • Logos are the bleating of the insecure, desperate for acceptance by the chronically shallow.
    -- Hadley Freeman

    #Acceptance #Insecure #Logos

  • The trouble with worrying so much about your security in the future is that you feel so insecure in the present.
    -- Harland Miller

    #Insecure #Worry #Trouble

  • For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise.
    -- Harry Browne

    #Insecure #Political #Promise

  • I fully realize that a person who stands for what I stand for, an activist, a gay activist, becomes the target or the potential target for a person who is insecure, terrified, afraid, or very disturbed with themselves.
    -- Harvey Milk

    #Gay #Insecure #Target

  • Feeling insecure is good for you. It forces you to do something better, drives you to use all your talents.
    -- Helen Gurley Brown

    #Insecure #Feelings #Use

  • The hardest period in life is one’s twenties. It’s a shame because you’re your most gorgeous, and you’re physically in peak condition. But it’s actually when you’re most insecure and full of self-doubt. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, it’s frightening.
    -- Helen Mirren

    #Insecure #Self #Doubt

  • The very fact that the youthful soul feels insecure strengthens its active aspiration to master its insecurity.
    -- Helene Deutsch

    #Insecure #Soul #Insecurity

  • When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?
    -- Henry Flynt

    #New York #Insecure #Artist

  • Most of the time when I have met artists who have meant a lot to me, the experience has been well above expectation. People like Iggy, Lou Reed, Jerry Lee Lewis, Black Sabbath, Nick Cave, Hubert Selby Jr, Billy Gibbons, Al Pacino, John Lee Hooker, James Brown, Johnny Cash etc. have been really great to me. What strikes me is most of the time, the bigger the celeb/legend, the more polite and cool they are. It's the insecure ones who treat you like they're doing you a favor by shaking your hand.
    -- Henry Rollins

    #Insecure #Artist #Hands

  • Growing up, I felt insecure about my build. I didn't feel very feminine. But as time went on, I learned to completely embrace my body.
    -- Hope Solo

    #Growing Up #Insecure #Body

  • I think becoming an actor because it's a ridiculously insecure profession to go into. I feel very comfortable but very lucky. I think any time that you imagine that it's plain sailing for hereon in, then you're kidding yourself.
    -- Hugh Dancy

    #Insecure #Thinking #Sailing

  • The advertising agency, as it stands today, is a peculiar manifestation of American business life of the twentieth century - glossy, brash, and insecure.
    -- Ilka Chase

    #Insecure #Agency #Peculiar

  • I think a woman feels ugly when she's got the wrong man at her side. I've felt ugly and insecure.
    -- Irina Shayk

    #Insecure #Men #Thinking

  • Insecure managers create complexity. Frightened, nervous managers use thick convoluted planning books and busy slides filled with everything they’ve known since childhood……. They worry that if they’re simple, people will think they’re simple minded. In reality, of course, it’s just the reverse. Clear, tough minded people are the most simple.
    -- Jack Welch

    #Book #Insecure #Thinking

  • You always gotta reach the people who feel bad about themselves or insecure about themselves, and I think 'Like 'Em All' was just a perfect song for all the girls, and I think that's why it blew up like it did.
    -- Jacob Latimore

    #Girl #Song #Insecure

  • At the heart of banking is a suicidal strategy. Banks take money from the public or each other on call, skim it for their own reward and then lock the rest up in volatile, insecure and illiquid loans that at times they cannot redeem without public aid.
    -- James Buchan

    #Heart #Suicidal #Insecure

  • How many of those who are insecure seek power over others as a compensation for inadequacy and wind up bringing consequences down upon their heads and those around them? How many hide out in their lives, resist the summons to show up, or live fugitive lives, jealous, projecting onto others, and then wonder why nothing ever really feels quite right. How many proffer compliance with the other, buying peace at the price of soul, and wind up with neither?
    -- James Hollis

    #Jealous #Insecure #Wind

  • The romantic temper, so often and so grievously misinterpreted and not more by others than by its own, is an insecure, unsatisfied, and impatient temper which sees no fit abode here for its ideals and chooses therefore to behold them under insensible figures. As a result of this choice it comes to disregard certain limitations. Its figures are blown to wild adventures, lacking the gravity of solid bodies, and the mind that has conceived them ends by disowning them.
    -- James Joyce

    #Adventure #Insecure #Choices

  • When I'm single, I'm this fabulous, independent, confident woman, and then I get involved with one disastrous man after another and I turn into this needy, insecure, fearful girl who becomes frightened of her own shadow.
    -- Jane Green

    #Girl #Independent #Insecure

  • I'm not sure that insecurity is a good enough excuse for that sort of behavior. We're all insecure, and I really think he's old enough to have discovered the reasons behind his insecurity, and do something about them." ...Lucy
    -- Jane Green

    #Insecure #Thinking #Insecurity

  • Virtually all ideologues, of any variety, are fearful and insecure, which is why they are drawn to ideologies that promise prefabricated answers for all circumstances.
    -- Jane Jacobs

    #Insecure #Promise #Answers

  • Popular kids are just a powerful union of needy, insecure losers.
    -- Jay Bell

    #Powerful #Kids #Insecure

  • I'm not as hard on myself anymore. I'm comfortable exactly where I am, though it took me until I was 34 years old! I still have things I'm really insecure about, but I've changed by loving me - C-section scars, stretch marks, and all.
    -- Jenny McCarthy

    #Insecure #Years #Scar

  • I think it's a room full of insecure actors, which is ultimately very comforting.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Insecure #Thinking #Comforting

  • I get insecure about a lot of things. In my line of work, unfortunately, your appearance is important, and I'm always like, 'Am I going to the gym enough this month? Have I been taking care of myself?' I get insecure about things from time to time.
    -- Jesse McCartney

    #Insecure #Important #Care

  • I was actually very ugly. I was ugly. I felt very insecure.
    -- Jessica Hahn

    #Insecure #Ugly

  • I was always very, very insecure about my height. Even as a 15-year-old I was a foot and a half taller than everyone.
    -- Joan Smalls

    #Insecure #Years #Feet

  • Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion, as insecure.
    -- John Buchanan Robinson

    #Insecure #Paper #Currency