True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
– Edmund Burke
Love is full of anxious fears.
I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.
– Penelope Cruz
There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible.
– Elizabeth I
I’m totally an anxious mess all the time. There’s a constant dialogue going on in my brain, and it’s just reminding me of all the failures that I have had, and all of the things I need to do, and all of the things I’m not doing good enough.
– Aubrey Plaza
My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’ll say, ‘Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there’s a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.
“I can’t believe I’ve turned into a typical old man. I can’t believe it. I was young just minutes ago.”
– Maurice Sendak
“A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“I’m a typical middle child. I’m the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody’s happy. It’s hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy.”
– Jennifer Jason Leigh
“I’ve never had coffee. I’ve always hated the smell. It was always tea. I was a pretty typical kid, though. I grew up drinking Lipton. I didn’t know there was other tea to drink.”
– Billy Corgan
“There’s always been a lot of information about your activities. Every phone number you dial, every credit-card charge you make. It’s long since passed that a typical person doesn’t leave footprints.”
– Bill Gates
“In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There’s so much more to the story.”
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
“I don’t even think of myself as particularly good looking, and not at all a typical kind of Hollywood leading man sort of actor.”
– Ryan Gosling
“I long for typical days, but rarely get them anymore.”
– Nora Roberts
“One of the big, most underlying messages for me is celebrating beauty that is not typical.”
– Tyra Banks
“I’m very much a typical Midwesterner, and I don’t think the condition is curable.”