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.”
Someone once said that you can make the choice between getting old and getting creepy, and I think getting old is the way to go. – Kate Beckinsale
Tweets? That stuff kills conversation. And people taking pictures with their phone or recording you, sometimes surreptitiously, is creepy. They come up and just start talking to you, and you can see the red light on their phone. – Robin Williams
I don’t trust or love anyone. Because people are so creepy. Creepy creepy creeps. Creeping around. Creeping here and creeping there. Creeping everywhere. – Vincent Gallo
I am not a princess, I don’t want to be referred to as a princess – I find that super creepy. – Melissa McCarthy
Everything in Venice is just a little bit creepy, as much as it’s beautiful. – Christopher Moore
I don’t think you need to spend $40 million to be creepy. The best horror films are the ones that are much less endowed. – George A. Romero
I’m not aware of having a creepy laugh, but apparently I do. – Craig Ferguson
I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive. – Nora Ephron
I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial. – Flannery O’Connor
If you’ve got a big mouth and you’re controversial, you’re going to get attention. – Simon Cowell
A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes – and it will come – may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system. – Jane Smiley
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial. – Erma Bombeck
Ninety-eight percent of the things that come out of my mouth are intended to be harmless or even charming. They’re not ever intended to be offensive or controversial. – Megan Fox
It’s really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don’t hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don’t do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working. – Amanda Seyfried
What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don’t think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact. – Sonny Rollins