Words matter. These are the best Nervous Quotes from famous people such as Wilhelm Wundt, Jamie Campbell Bower, Margaux Hemingway, Michelle Carter, Justin Halpern, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Now, there are a very large number of bodily movements, having their source in our nervous system, that do not possess the character of conscious actions.
I’m nervous when taking part in any movie.
I loved to dance and went to Studio 54 at least twice a week. But I always felt nervous around the people there. I was in awe of that whole Halston-Liza Minnelli crowd. To me, they were the real celebrities, and I was just a girl from Idaho.
If I was to get nervous, then I’m wasting my energy.
Before I proposed to my now-wife, I was understandably nervous. My father suggested that I take stock of all of my experiences and relationships with women, from my earliest memories to present day, and see if I had learned anything that might inform my decision.
Being home alone at night makes me a bit nervous. If I’m at home alone, I have to sleep on the sofa – I can’t face going to bed. I’m there with the TV on and all the lights on. I’m not very brave about anything in life. In tennis, yes. In everything else, not very.
My brain and body and nervous system, they see a plane ride, a long plane trip, as an opportunity to sleep with nothing coming in, nothing to do. I just go offline the minute I’m on the plane.
I don’t get nervous when I’m directing a play. It’s not like acting.
I enjoy a good cliffhanger. As a reader, I relish that nervous feeling you get when you’re engrossed in a story, but in the back of your mind you’re aware that there aren’t that many pages left. How will it end? Everything can’t be wrapped up! This can’t end! Then it does, and your heart seems to stop.
I was nervous to even talk to other kids in my class. I would hide in my room when my parents had people over.
They said my voice was terrible, nervous, and spotty and that I must go away and learn how to use it properly. I must admit I was rather agape, since I had never thought about making my voice better.
I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid. I remember taking my cycling proficiency test aged seven – I got to school at 7:30 A.M. to practise, I was so nervous. After that, I always cycled to school.
I always get nervous. It’s usually a good thing. I worry about the nights that I’m not nervous, actually.
Training is fabulous because it gives you a basis, a strong structure, so that when you’re unbelievably nervous and you think that you can’t get a word out, you will get the word out.
If you’re public speaking, imagine yourself feeling confident; if you’re nervous about a date and thinking, ‘I’m gonna be a dork,’ picture yourself being funny. Then it will be familiar to your brain.
See I think we are nervous about every movie before it’s release, irrespective of who has directed the movie.
My family were really happy for me that I’m going to such a big club as Manchester United. They definitely were a bit nervous because of my high price, but I’m going to stay focused on proving my worth.
My most annoying habit is complaining about my aches and pains. It’s the new ones that I haven’t identified yet that make me nervous. According to my wife, I complain way too much. I may be a borderline hypochondriac, or you could say I am fascinated by the body – at least by mine.
I’m nervous when I play in the Masters or most other tournaments.
It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn’t remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me.
When I went to Los Angeles right after high school, I got some acting jobs, and I never, ever wanted to be an actress! Public speaking and acting make me want to vomit. But I have never been nervous singing. When it comes to public speaking, I stumble on my words, sweat, and pull at my clothes.
While studying the effects of accumulated stress on the nervous system, I began to suspect that most organisms have an innate capacity to rebound from threatening and stressful events.
I get so nervous. I happen to be socially awkward and shy. I spent a lot of my time as an adult not going places.
There were two auditions for ‘The Social Network,’ one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, ‘Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?’
I love travelling with my laptop because I get a bit nervous if I can’t access my e-mails.
What I want is for people to really grab hold of language and not be nervous about it. ‘The Word Spy’ is all about diving in and playing with words.
I’m a much more chill person now that I know who I am and know my own voice, so I don’t really get nervous with live TV at all.
One of my first interviews was Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, and Johnny Depp for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’ I was in eighth grade at the time, little teenybopper. I was so, so nervous. I just remember Johnny had an aura around him.
We were so busy that right before we recorded the follow-up single to ‘Lovin’ Feelin’ I had a nervous breakdown. I just folded. I had to stay in bed for a couple of months and rest.
I get very nervous before I get on the stage, but once I’m on the stage, I’m just, you know, me. Nothing hurts me.
Honestly, like, American football is not that big over in the U.K., so we hadn’t really heard of Drew Brees before. I did know that he was, like, a massive football player. He’s a massive star, so I was still a little bit anxious and nervous to meet him.
There are not many times when I get nervous, but I do a little bit with penalties.
I’m kind of a sloppy feminist. Any ideology makes me a little nervous because there’s some point where it doesn’t allow for the complexity of things.
I get very antsy and nervous if I don’t know what the next job is.
So it’s kind of nervous to be in this situation, but at the same time you look at all those actors and the work that they’ve done, I’ve been in bigger films than all of them and still kept my integrity and still kept my respect.
People get so stressed and nervous and mad.
Big government is indeed big, and like another big creature, the sauropod dinosaur, government has a primitive nervous system: The fact of an injury to the tail could take nearly a minute to be communicated to the sauropod brain.
The more you play against teams and defenders, the more you get to know them. You know if they are more nervous; you know, on the pitch, people are different. I try to adapt to their character.
I thought I’d get over being insecure if I became famous, but it hasn’t happened. It just gets worse, really. You get more and more on edge, more nervous. These are all the things I’m dealing with. You think if you get famous, fear will go away and problems will go away. But they don’t.
The Comedy Bar is an intimate club, which I prefer. I refuse to play theatres, because large empty spaces make me nervous, and I don’t enjoy the echo. I’m no sell out. Literally.
Interviews are fun, but I get nervous at red carpets.
I’m a neurotic Jew who doesn’t want loans. I can’t even carry a balance on my credit card without having a nervous breakdown.
The consumer is going through a period around the world of uncertainty – whether geopolitical uncertainty, economic uncertainty – and that makes them a little nervous as well.
Before I met David Bowie, I was very nervous. I thought, ‘Here comes the Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust. How will I ever communicate with him?’
I definitely want to act, but hosting is something that I am really enjoying. The first show I ever hosted was ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja.’ I was super nervous then, but now I am very comfortable.
I wish there was something where you could blink an eye and be somewhere. I’m a very nervous flier. I wish we could get from point A to point B instantly.
I’m an incurable optimist and a go-getter – it’s in my nature to focus much more on what makes me happy than what makes me nervous.
I’m a hometown girl, and my personality at home is the opposite of the performer in me. But then, when I’m home and haven’t done anything for a while, I get really itchy and nervous and weird-feeling.
I was a nervous flyer before, but now I’ve gotten used to it.
Americans are nervous; Americans are restless; and what troubles me the most is that Americans are uncharacteristically pessimistic.
The first time I did a show, I definitely didn’t get any money. My friend just let me do this show. I was so nervous: my mic didn’t work, and I was like, ‘Urgh.’ It was terrible. It was a dingy club off of the highway, but all these people came. It was packed out.
People who say they’re not nervous – I would be kind of curious to see how successful you are at what you do and how long you’ve done it. And what is success in your eyes? Have you separated yourself from everyone else in that craft? Or have you settled amongst the pack?
Because I’m a writer, I’m really good at being nervous.
In the very beginning whenever Mia Hamm or Brandi Chastain would call for the ball, I’d just give it to them immediately because it was them and I was nervous.
I am very benign-looking. I’m somewhat like a golden retriever: It’s not hard to look at me. I’m perfectly fine. It’s not like things jut out and make you nervous. But the lovely thing about being so pale and having such pasty features is that I can look like pretty much anything, which is nice.
On record dates like that I never felt too nervous because everything was really overdubbed. When we did that album, we were in the studio for probably a week, so you had a lot of opportunity to fix things.
When the ‘New York Times’ revealed the warrantless surveillance of voice calls, in December 2005, the telephone companies got nervous.
Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
I’m never nervous around anyone, which I think is a real key to my success. I was never nervous around anyone!
Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.
When things are going good, I get nervous.
If I’m not nervous, I’m nervous. You never know how people are going to receive the work.
I would prefer to be a little nervous, because when you stop being nervous is kind of when you stop caring.
We don’t get too nervous for too may things, but on television a few million people are sitting there watching. Definitely a lot more nerves.
Even moderates, they can see in Trump the potential to have logjams broken and things finally get done. This makes some conservatives and some liberals furious, nervous, and me nervous a little bit, because I’m a pretty pure conservative. So that’s a potential of his leadership.
Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer. You’re gay, you’re sick, you’re nervous or whatever.
It stresses me out writing songs,; I get really super nervous and speedy. I feel like I’m possessed.
Whenever you give a shot, the nervous energy in your stomach is the key to that emotional breakdown, that kick that is needed to perform.
I think I have stopped being nervous about the outcome of a film. The five consecutive flops in 1997 and the five consecutive hits in 1999 have mellowed me in many ways.
I’m a sucker for entertainment and escapism as much as the next person. I like silly and lowbrow stuff, but I get nervous when I indulge in that too often. I want to know what’s going on in the world. I have a morbid fear of being surprised by bad news. I want to anticipate everything.
I get nervous around girls for the first time. Once I’m in, I can take the reins and go. It’s just the initial approach I’m really bad at.
I was shy and a hard worker, so acting was a way to focus whatever nervous energy I was experiencing onto a goal.
I grew up in a town with no movie theater. TV was my only link to the outside world. Film wasn’t such a big deal to me. It was TV. So much so, that when I meet TV stars now… Not my co-workers, but real TV stars, I get nervous. I freak out around them.
I guess you could say I’m an addict – an adrenalin addict – I get great excitement and stimulation from doing stuff in public, even though I’m nervous and I have very bad stage fright.
When I’m nervous, I can’t eat or sleep.
I can’t play video games because I get too nervous. It just stresses me out.
There was a lot of passion with Klopp, I felt that most in the dressing room before games. He always had a big smile. He hugged every player. I loved his attitude – he was never nervous. He gave us confidence.
I don’t usually get nervous on the pitch because playing football is what I’ve done all my life.
When my dad died, I developed a nervous habit. He was very shy and quiet, and I was like him.
I was a nervous young man. I wanted to do so many things. And I was so enthusiastic and earnestly in love with so many things that I tried too hard. I tried really, really hard. And I made a lot of mistakes. I was afraid of a lot of stuff. And I kind of feel bad for that person I was.
I’m scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous, I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.
People I get the most star-struck by are people I’ve sort of grown up with watching. So, for example, working with Debby Ryan, when I first met her, I was a bit nervous and a bit star-struck because I had grown up watching her TV shows on the Disney Channel.
I was very nervous about taking on an empire that was richer and far more powerful than I will ever be. It was very daunting.
For all of my life I’d been extremely healthy. I’d never had any health issues, so to go from being perfectly healthy to having this very rare disease was scary. In a lot of people it is very severe. Some people go blind, you can have neuro-lesions which affect your brain, so I was very nervous.
I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.
First time I walked out on the Opry stage, Vince Gill was there. He kind of ‘daddied’ me through the whole thing. My knees were knocking. I walked out there, and I was literally shaking. They say it’s the spirits or the ghosts. And out of respect for that whole establishment, I was really really nervous.
I feel nervous before performing in live concerts, but it does not last more than five minutes.
On stage, I’m always nervous, but there is so much adrenalin, too. It’s strange because I have to turn my back on the audience, and my audience is the orchestra. I communicate my energy to them, and they communicate it to the audience behind me!
I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.
I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch.
I look at is as one single entity. I dehumanize the audience. This way, I don’t get nervous, you know?
Before every performance I feel nervous.
I’m nervous before all shows.
I don’t really get nervous that much, or if I do, only I know. It’s all inside me. I am good at hiding everything.
Whenever I go on the red carpet and I’m a bit nervous, I just say to myself the mantra, ‘Come on Barbara, you gotta get those pictures posted on Instagram!’ That’s all I have in my mind, like, ‘Look serious now, maybe give a little smile, but a cheeky one,’ but in the end, it’s never how it looks.
I still see myself on TV and think, ‘Oh my God, I’m on a television, and there are millions of people watching,’ and I get really nervous and embarrassed and insecure.
I’m humble ’cause I think many years ago people say, ‘Well, Alibaba’s terrible company’. And I know we were not that terrible. We’re pretty good; we’re better than people thought. But today, when people have a high expectation on you, and I start to worry and nervous because we are not good yet.
I still get nervous about singing. I drink tea with honey and lemon before every concert. And I need to have scented candles in all of my hotel rooms.
It’s about businesses nervous about taking on school leavers because of a mass of red tape. It’s about health and safety regulations and green fines.
In Giacometti’s work, the armature has once again become the life-line of the sculpture, and also, he’s brought back to sculpture a nervous sensitivity which the ‘pure carving’ side of sculpture can lose sight of altogether.
I was nervous about meeting Charlotte Rampling, as she’s a proper legend, but she is just so sweet.
The kind of true-life writing that is fun to read – that makes an ally of the reader – is the kind that you are so nervous about putting down on paper that you lock the Word file with a secret password and encrypt it – and all of it.
Sometimes travelling really intensely for a long time is like having a continuous nervous breakdown.
Further study of central nervous action, however, finds central inhibition too extensive and ubiquitous to make it likely that it is confined solely to the taxis of antagonistic muscles.
I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it.
It’s not telepathy. It’s not the Borg. But we created a new central nervous system made of two brains.
I get really nervous when people are like, ‘I saw you in a trailer! I saw you on TV!’ Genuinely, my cheeks get red.
I’m always working. If I’m not in my studio I become quite nervous.
I am essentially a recluse who will have very little to do with people wherever he may be. I think that most people only make me nervous – that only by accident, and in extremely small quantities, would I ever be likely to come across people who wouldn’t.
I ain’t never nervous. Never nervous.
When I’m depressed, I definitely comfort eat, but I also eat when I’m happy. The only time I don’t eat is if I am terribly nervous.
It was quite natural – the first day I got to the set I was really nervous, but I loved the whole experience.
I’d say the only time I ever get nervous is around great ballet dancers or people I really admire.
I hate auditioning; it makes me more nervous than anything ever, and I always feel like I wasted my time and I could have been creating my own thing. With the Internet, you have so much freedom that ‘gatekeepers’ make me terrified.
I still feel like a novice when it comes to classical theater, but I don’t ever want to become comfortable with anything. The greatest creativity comes from being nervous and uncomfortable.
I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
I don’t get nervous anymore. The first couple times I met Roger Federer, or Grigor Dimitrov, I was a little nervous. But now, it’s more natural.
I’d be stupid not to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ because it was tough out there and I was nervous, and I felt his presence all day.
I think women are usually a little bit nervous about wearing white denim.
My stepfather was quite into opera, but he’d play it when he was in a bad mood, so you’d hear this boom through the floor, Wagner, and you’d feel nervous.
I grew up in a bookless house with a father and brother who have spent most of their lives in prison, psychiatric hospitals, or living rough, and a mother who has spent her life slaving and scrimping to pay the bills, living a nervous and troubled life.
Being undefined somewhat makes me nervous, but what I do know is I’m 100 percent confident in who Charlotte is.
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing – he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous – any athlete who tells you they’re not nervous isn’t telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
The idea of uploading a video that the whole world had access to made me nervous.
I’ve had to ban my mum from coming to see me play. She gets so nervous before any show. I’ve always got a few nerves but she’s so much worse than me. You’d think she’d be able to handle that kind of situation. After all, she is a concert pianist.
I don’t understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.
I was very nervous about going up to teach at Stanford and very nervous even about going to ARPA.
A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.
I very rarely get nervous as an actor. Very rarely.
I am a very open person, and I’m always nervous of being misconstrued. Sitting in the middle of a restaurant makes me nervous. I feel like I’m being judged. And it’s funny that I should feel that way.
With every film that you do, you’re always so nervous. You feel exposed because you know people will see this eventually. You sort of have to put all that out of your head. What will be will be. But it’s nerve wracking.
I enjoyed doing Lipstick, but it scared me. I was very nervous. I couldn’t wait for it to be over. It was very real, and I was just a kid.
If you want to perform at your ultimate best, if you want to be the best you can be in sports and in school, mentally, physically – chiropractic is the way, because everything has to do with your nervous system.
Most fighters are nervous before they go out there. Nervousness makes the body tight. I don’t like that. I want to fight with a normal feeling. That’s why I move the fingers, shoulders, everything. I try to move like spaghetti.
This has not changed: always like the first time, very, very nervous. But when the music begins, you are in the music, it’s a sort of transformation. Your feeling for the music is greater and has nothing to do with your nerves. You go out of yourself.
It’s not like I’m nervous of people seeing what I can or can’t do on camera or on TV or anything, or what my engineers think.
I really enjoyed my degree, for me it was the best course you can do. To be able to study the brain and nervous system and the mind with a scientific approach is just incredible! Its philosophical, psychological and biological, three very interesting areas to me.
I’m kind of a nervous guy. I know on television I look like I’m half asleep, but inside I’m going about 100 miles an hour.
I still get a little nervous when talking to girls. Which is awful, and embarrassing, because I feel like I shouldn’t.
I remember my dad came from Ireland and Scotland, and so he carried with him the fear of poverty. So when I wanted to break loose, it kind of made him very nervous.
I’d be nervous about skiing, wondering what I’d do if I felt shaky on top of a mountain; but other diabetics do ski, so there’s no reason I couldn’t.
My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren’t monsters, but it wasn’t a good childhood.
When you stop being nervous is when you should retire. I’m always a little nervous for anything I do because when complacency sets in, that’s when I feel it’s time to move on to something else.
I was definitely nervous turning up on my first day to shoot with Woody Allen.
Frank Sinatra discovered me at a nightclub called P.J.’s in Hollywood. It was 1962. He used to come in there a lot with all his big star friends. I was so nervous to see him. I’ve only had one idol in my life, and that was Frank Sinatra.
Being on the stage is the one place I don’t get nervous. Before the show is another story, but once I’m up there, and the first chord hits, I go to this other place. It’s like a dream land.
Now nobody get nervous, you ain’t got nothing to fear. You’re being robbed by the John Dillinger Gang, that’s the best there is!
It was hard to get guys to notice me, period, because I was so skinny and all my friends were curvy. Plus, I used to be very nervous in front of guys.
I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.
I don’t really get nervous about the people I’ll audition for, especially if it’s people I admire and want to work with: it actually makes me more excited.
There was nothing about ‘The Killing’ that patronized its audience, and it was quite slow and detailed, all of the things which, for a long time, people had been nervous of making.
I get scared to death every time I have to play. I always get nervous because you never know what to expect. The crowd could be awful, or it could be amazing. You just never know what you’re going to get until you get out there and do it. I just do my best and have fun.
I was a little nervous coming in mostly because my first scene was with Martin Sheen, who I’m a huge fan of.
Most of those takes were one take. I made those records in three minutes. I didn’t have time to get nervous or scared the first time I sang it. It was all ‘live’ and I enjoyed it so much.
I was nervous and hesitant about putting myself out there for the pie scene. But I went for it and the results were wonderful.
I don’t get nervous before the match. I try to act the same and stay normal right before entrance. I don’t want to do anything special, so I want to act normal before a match.
If the plane moves, some turbulence, I am nervous flyer.
I can play in front of 30,000 people at Fenway and not be nervous at all. But I get really nervous in front of kids.
I’m always very nervous about the word ‘dancer’ next to my name because anyone who’s really trained in dance will go, ‘This guy’s fudging so badly.’
You have to be as strong when things go wrong, but I don’t get nervous.
Sometimes when you go into the match, you want it so badly. I think sometimes is tricky. It makes you a little bit, like, tense and nervous.
I myself get nervous when I write something on social media. I make sure I don’t write anything wrong.
Lots of business owners spend their lives trying to land the whale – the single, massive, brand-name account that will fatten the top line and bestow instant credibility. But big customers make me nervous.
I tell residents, if you gave me two patients with identical problems, and one of them had family at the bedside with a lot of laughter, plus photos and a quilt from home, and next door was another patient who was alone every time I came by – I’m going to be very nervous about the isolated patient’s mental status.
I can be a bit of a nervous flyer.
Although it’s the hub of the nervous system and the ultimate terminus of every nerve, the brain itself lacks enervation and therefore cannot feel pain.
I used to be really nervous to perform in front of people. I would cry.
I’m very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That’s my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that’s in real womanlike situations, where it’s romanticized, I’m a little nervous about it.
I have performed my one-man show ‘700 Sundays’ over 400 times now. There were only two times that I can honestly say I was nervous. The first was when I knew Mel Brooks was in the audience, and the second was when Sid Caesar came.
I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I’m nervous.
I perform better under pressure. If I go out there, and I’m not nervous, and I’m too relaxed, I don’t like that vibe. I like big matches. I like pressure situations.
I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.
I don’t get nervous talking about my films, but if I’m the subject, it’s hard.
They think I’m depressed because I look serious in photos. It’s usually because I’m just nervous. But I’ve stopped dressing for other people. If I think I look good, that’s the most important thing.
I have an almost religious zeal… not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up.
I don’t get the jitters and I don’t get nervous, because I build that comfort on set for myself. Sometimes if I’m gonna do something really crazy, it helps me to yell or look like an idiot on set, so that when I’m about to do a scene, I’ve already embarrassed myself. I find ways to work around getting the jitters.
I get nervous even guesting on other people’s shows.
Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends’ are – a search for something ‘safe’ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.
There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.
When I get nervous, I get word vomit.
I can’t say I don’t get nervous, but I really kind of enjoy performing now.
I get unreasonably nervous before talk shows.
I really don’t get nervous when I perform -it’s more of an exciting feeling than anything else. But put me in a classroom with kids my age and have me take a test and yeah, I’ll be nervous!
I get very nervous about not being around the office.
For any YouTuber, if you’re too nervous to have somebody else document, it may be that what you’re putting out there isn’t authentic.
I’ve always been full of nervous energy, but I’m not really as happy as I seem.
I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn’t nervous but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear.
Because I’ve always been a fairly nervous person.
My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
I try to practice mindfulness at all times, including the times where I’m nervous and I’m stressed.
The psychological basis of the metropolitan type of individuality consists in the intensification of nervous stimulation which results from the swift and uninterrupted change of outer and inner stimuli.
I never played against my own age, and I was one of the best players. That’s when I would get really nervous, maybe not sleep the night before a game.
What I absolutely can’t do is just sit around, that drives me crazy. I go nuts! I’m far too nervous, too high strung to sit around. It’s not my thing; I can’t deal with it!
Everything is so chaotic. My nervous system can’t handle it. I need my peace, so, every once in a while, while the kids are at school, I lie in bed, close the curtains, watch television and eat food.
Pressure is calming to the nervous system.
I don’t have superstitions because I think sometimes they work against you because, if something happens to disturb them, you feel nervous.
I didn’t only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn’t work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy.
Relationships in general make people a bit nervous. It’s about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there?
Even if we’re in fifth place in September, I get butterflies before a game. I’m nervous.
I always get less nervous when we get into rehearsals because it just gives me a better idea of how it’s gonna go.
I love auditioning. Since ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Wedding Crashers,’ I don’t have to audition anymore, and I miss it. You get to show your interpretation of the character. I get nervous when I don’t audition. What if they hate what I want to do?
My entire pregnancy with Major, I was nervous about enduring another long labor.
In 2003, for my first Rumble, I was just as nervous then as I was 15 years later.
I’m always pretty nervous when I do anything! I walk very slowly. I’m very careful.
I was a really nervous kid. I was extremely sensitive. Incredibly perceptive.
Now, I don’t know about my peers, but I get nervous – okay, I genuinely freak out – when an actor starts trying on a Southern accent. That’s for Brits trying to find the easiest way to sound American.
When I left Planned Parenthood, I was extremely nervous. I was immediately thrown into the media spotlight, and I had no idea what it was going to be like to be a public figure in the pro-life movement.
I get nervous all the time. Both on and off stage. You just hope it turns into adrenaline.
I’m incredibly grateful to be playing the villain in a world which, if I really thought to hard about what I was doing, I would get very nervous about the size and the magnitude of the importance and responsibility of being a villain in the world of ‘Batman.’
The more prepared I am, the more I’ll be in control, less nervous, less stressed and more focused.
When I got Jacob’s Latter, I was nervous because I felt I wasn’t allowed to fail. I felt that they were waiting for one little failure and that would prove them right and I’d be, ‘out of there.’
My mom couldn’t afford dance shoes, so she put me in these old cowboy boots with a hard bottom so I could get some sound out. I used them for seven months. When I finally got real tap shoes, I was nervous. I kept moving my feet, thinking, ‘Oh, so this is how it’s supposed to sound.’
I’m a very strong person, and I think that’s why, actually, I find it really infuriating when I read, ‘She had a nervous breakdown’ or ‘She’s not very mentally stable, just a weak, frail little creature.’
There are times I felt insecure or not sure: I’m unsure of myself, or I get nervous, but nerves are good. I try and embrace all those things. I try and embrace the times where I’m not sure of myself or I’m like, ‘Is this going to work? Is this going to land?’
They gave their money, and they gave their screams. But the Beatles kind of gave their nervous systems. They used us as an excuse to go mad, the world did, and then blamed it on us.
I’m nervous about moving away from my family. That’s one thing that I’m really scared of, but I feel like it’ll be good for me to live on my own for a bit and really knuckle down on what I really love and study.
I get more anxious than nervous before a concert.
A lot of times I would go into a room and audition for whatever sitcom it was and they would expect me to do sort of what my dad was doing and I am not him so they would be disappointed and I would feel nervous and not know exactly how to do it.
I don’t get nervous on a stage; I don’t get nervous in interviews. I don’t get nervous.
So when I speak in front of thousands, tens of thousands of people, I don’t really get nervous because I know what I want to say and I know what message I want to give.
To this day, I get very nervous coming back into my own country.
Jane Fonda was at the top of my list of women to meet and the only time I felt nervous about interviewing someone. She is one of the most dynamic women I have ever had the honor of talking to.
I don’t really get nervous in front of people. I kind of walk into every situation like I’m walking in to meet my peers, and they either like me or not.
I was quite nervous in my first week at Barcelona, but after that, I was relaxed.
Auditions make me nervous; any time I have to perform, I get stage fright.
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences don’t like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
I definitely get nervous about if I’m going to forget the words to the songs or something. And I don’t enjoy being the center of attention for an hour straight – I think that’s really stressful.
It’s funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers.
I get nervous for any competition. I also get really competitive.
I’m nervous and awkward.
I think I’m nervous to sign on to any job.
People say to me that I can’t be nervous because I’ve had such a wealth of experience, but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before.
God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.
If you can’t relax during your interview, then nothing you do to prepare will matter. Being yourself is essential to the selection process, and interviewers will feel it if you’re too nervous. Showing fear or anxiety appears weak compared to a relaxed smile and genuine confidence.
Because we put ourselves in a movie or on TV, then it must mean we want to be completely open to the world. Sometimes, people will run up to you as if this is Disneyland and I’m a character. I understand their point of view, but it’s difficult to explain how terrified it makes me. I’m so nervous.
I suffer from stage fright, so I blabber on stage and stop midway through my performances. I cannot even write a cheque, as it makes me nervous. Being around people makes me nervous. But I’m very comfortable in front of the camera, and this I realised many films later.
I still get real nervous when I go in front of more than two people.
Dementia is, after all, a symptom of organic brain damage. It is a condition, a disorder of the central nervous system, brought about in my case by a viral assault on brain tissue. When the assault wiped out certain intellectual processes, it also affected emotional processes.
A lot of what I do as a showrunner is anxiety control. People get nervous when they don’t know what’s going on, so a big part of my job is making sure everyone has all of the information all of the time.
I could play a gig on the moon and not be nervous about it.
Competitions make me nervous. When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating and not, ‘I have to do this to win.’ I forget it is a competition.
I don’t really get nervous anymore unless there’s a big interview.
I still get nervous on dates. I’ll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can’t breathe.
I think I’ve always been fine on stage – though I get nervous beforehand. But once I’m on stage, all of that goes out of the window.
I was nervous about doing ‘Scottsboro Boys’ because I’m not a trained dancer, and there is a lot of very athletic dancing involved.
With silly stuff, it’s seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it’s because I’m nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke.
A lot of my fans are really young and seem slightly unsure and nervous about things. Hopefully for young people watching my show, it comes away that I’m pretty weird up there.
If I’m not nervous, if I don’t have at least a little bit of the same self-doubt and anxious feelings I had when I started playing, then it will be time for me to go on. I must have that tension.
I’ve become more relaxed. When I was younger, I had more erratic, nervous tension when I was working.
I always have to poop right before I do a concert. I don’t feel nervous, but I think that must be my body reacting.
Being in a room full of my art makes me incredibly nervous because the work always gets damaged when it’s shown, and I hate my openings.
I come from a strong religious background, and I had a very conservative upbringing. So I was nervous, and confused. Here I was wanting to be Whitney Houston, so why did I have to dress in lingerie to do that? I didn’t get it.
I know what I’m missing. I know what I have to work on. Coloratura. And I sing sharp sometimes. It happens when I’m nervous.
The only thing I’m nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people. I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven’t seen.
In my case what happened next in 1999 was that I fell apart over that back nine. When I saw I was in genuine contention that year I felt like throwing up. That remains probably the most nervous I’ve ever been on a golf course.
I had a nervous breakdown at 17 when my first love left me, and he was a typical bad boy, albeit a charismatic one, with a string of broken hearts trailing behind him.
Want to fire up a liberal? Dare to suggest that a nervous looking young Middle Eastern man standing in a TSA line to get on an airplane should be scrutinized.
I know that my father was a little nervous about me pursuing a career in the arts.
I’m a firm believer that if you’re nervous before you go into a scene, it means the scene is going to be good, and it means you’re invested in making something special.
I think that’s part of acting – to still get nervous and control that fear. I don’t know how to get rid of that.
I did a few DJ gigs at empty clubs, sort of as a warm-up set before Flume was a thing. I did one when I got big enough, and I had five friends come down, and they were the only ones dancing. That was one of my earliest ones. I was super nervous.
Any time I am nervous, I do a couple of yoga breaths, and I am fine.
It’s much easier to teach writing, because people are less shy about writing. If they’re in a group, nobody can see what they’re writing. When you’re drawing, people get a little more nervous.
I don’t really get nervous, ever. I just have a good time.
I used to be tense or nervous before heats. But I’ve learned to get rid of the negative stuff and just stay relaxed and positive – and it seems to be working for me.
Girls come up to me and start crying. Or they’re so nervous, they are shaking. Some have tried to sneak grabs of my abs and my butt!
I’m always nervous when I perform anyway.
You’re always nervous about what critics say – about what anybody has to say, really.
I’m always nervous doing auditions – to be honest, I hate it. I always envy the actors who are so cool and cold-blooded when they go in for an audition, especially if it’s for a part that you would really love to play.
The first time I sang in front of an audience, I was about 14 – it was at my guitar school’s showcase, and there were about 30 people there. I was so nervous, but I did it.
I started singing in my church choir, and then when I got to middle school, I had the coolest musical theatre director, and we actually did ‘The Wiz’ in seventh grade, and I was Addaperle, and my grandma was like, ‘Why didn’t you audition for Dorothy?’ But I was too nervous for that.
I’d love to say that I’m this brave person doing this big adventure and that it’s easy. The truth is, the night before I left, I called my mom, crying and nervous, thinking, ‘What am I getting into? Can I really ride my bike across the country?’
I don’t get nervous.
Anyone who tells you they’re not nervous playing on the CMAs stage, I’m afraid they’re not telling you the whole story.
I am clumsy, a late and nervous driver, and despise all sports except a little gentle dancing or yoga.
Desires collide; the wish to eat bumping up against the wish to be thin, the desire to indulge conflicting with the injunction to restrain. Small wonder food makes a woman nervous.
My celebrity crush is not gonna find out who my celebrity crush is anytime soon. I’m so nervous! I may keep that to myself because if I do meet her and she already knows about it, that could be awkward.
Grip pressure – not mechanical flaws – is the biggest factor when you’re nervous. You unconsciously grip it tighter, which keeps you from making a smooth swing with a natural release. Keep your grip pressure light, and you’ll be surprised how much your mechanics stabilize.
What makes us a bit nervous is, in this instant age, to release something that might take more than one listen. Where everything is instantly judged on YouTube or something! It’s a bit like releasing a horse and cart on a racetrack.
Venus told me the other day that champions don’t get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn’t get nervous and just do the best I can.
If I’m with a group of people, I’m okay, but actually I’m quite a nervous person if I’m just one-to-one with somebody.
When a performer doesn’t get nervous, that is when you have to give up.
Humans are nervous, touchy creatures and can be easily offended. Many are deeply insecure. They become focused and energized by taking offence; it makes them feel meaningful and alive.
Be very nervous of the shaky hands.
You know when you read that someone has to leave a show or a tour because they had ‘nervous exhaustion’? Well, I had one of those and discovered that I was quite close to death. I always assumed that my lifestyle was going to take me at an early age, but when it was actually occurring I was, ‘Not yet!’ I pulled back.
No actor has made a career of exerting determination to the extent that Matt Damon has. In the ‘Bourne’ movies, he burned himself down to a central nervous system – his focus fried away unnecessary calories.
Sometimes you get nervous because you cannot make shots and then you rush your shot and then you take bad shots and then you get even more nervous.
I was always nervous before a television show, and I still am now. But ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is a happy show; there is no bad language, and although we do have drama, we deal with it calmly.
The word ‘album’ makes you nervous, especially ‘debut album.’
The older I get, the more nervous and anxiety-ridden I get. I don’t know how to fix that.
I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit.
I’m kind of emotionally dyslexic, and when I feel vulnerable or nervous, I laugh.
I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m having a girl! Baby weaves and green lipstick, here we come!
I find performing very difficult. It’s difficult to be a good actor. I get very nervous, even though it sounds disingenuous, because you could legitimately go, ‘Well, why do it?’
I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.
I wasn’t for Vietnam. When I told that to the hippie newspaper, all my people got nervous.
Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.
With the rise of social media, it has given me an opportunity and a platform to have a voice as a blogger and as an activist, but it has also made me nervous that I might become a meme or a viral sensation, all without my consent.
Usually when I get nervous and don’t know how to prepare for something, I just don’t do anything at all, which is not necessarily the best idea.
Being in the stands is very difficult. I was never playing but I am nervous watching, waiting.
I feel nervous when the script is set in stone, and I feel nervous when I feel the script is written for mass consumption because I don’t see myself that way.
It’s a relentless regime with ‘Misfits.’ I’m actually a little bit nervous of it, because I know it’s going to be so tough to film, but we have a good crack at it.
I remember taking my mom and dad to the premiere of ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ and being really nervous. My mom was like, ‘Laura, don’t worry: I’ve watched all of the first series of the TV show, so I understand what this is going to be like.’
When I was a young executive, I was always nervous that my idea wouldn’t be great. So I asked around, ‘What do you think of this?’ That became my filter for whether my idea was good enough. Then I realized it just plain made me smarter.
‘Rednecks’ always made me nervous to play, but I’m glad I wrote it and I continue to play it. It’s just that the language is so rough.
And I’m supposed to grab her and kiss her and she’s supposed to react. Well, what happened was, Julie was very nervous at that time, given this incredible part which she did beautifully.
You feel the Olympics and you get chills and nervous and a little scared. You go through the emotional roller coaster at what it’s like to compete at the Olympic level and you let that run through your whole body.
As an actor, you’re always nervous as to what a director will do with something.
Capitol Records were very keen for me to write and see how I got on; I think that is what defined my sound. The first session I had was with two young up-and-coming writers, Nick Atkinson and Tom Wilding, and I went into a session a bit nervous because I hadn’t written that many songs before.
My mom didn’t write, but she loved to read. She liked books ‘that made you a little nervous.’ Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Peter Straub were the three wise men of our family bookshelf.
When we first started ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ I would get incredibly nervous because it’s such a big show and I was just out of graduate school. I’d come in and have this huge responsibility for the one line that everyone hopes will bring down the house.
I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.
I became famous so quickly and so young – it was daunting. I was immature and I used to say some really stupid things in interviews. I never smiled on stage so I looked really serious, but it was because I hated my teeth and was incredibly nervous.
My personality is a personality where I get really, really nervous and doubtful about almost everything, which is always a work in progress to build up my confidence a little bit more.
You remember driving your kids to Little League, and they’re nervous about making the team, and you’re encouraging them. Forty years down the road, we’re having the same conversation. Only it’s about the Ravens and Steelers, or Stanford and Cal.
It’s fine to admit being nervous – after the event. But if you tell people you’re uptight before the game, it can be like, ‘That guy’s got problems. We can’t trust him.’
It wasn’t like a Maths test where I have to strain to get it right. I feel very close to Luna so acting her was just natural. And if I had got too nervous I’d have done terribly.
The music kind of possesses me when I sing. So whenever I start to sing on a show – I mean, first, I’m nervous, and then when I get into it, it’s just like I feel like I’m the person who sang the song first.
I love my nose! I was so nervous when I got pregnant that I was going to get that weird nose spread that you sometimes see pregnant ladies get.
I’m never nervous about being vulnerable with my songwriting because my favorite artists are ones that are vulnerable. I want people to feel like they know me.
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.
But even so, I still get nervous before I go onstage.
For me, if I attack two or three times but didn’t get the point, then I would get nervous.
I’m too short to play basketball and too nervous to steal.
I get that same queasy, nervous, thrilling feeling every time I go to work. That’s never worn off since I was 12 years-old with my dad’s 8-millimeter movie camera.
I like a man who can come out and say he’s nervous on the first date. I think that would be really cute.
I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake.
One of the biggest things I learned was that it’s OK to be nervous and admit that you’re having a hard time.
We do not know where to look, or what to look for, when something is memorized. We do not know what it means, or what change there is in the nervous system, when a fact is learned. This is a very important problem which has not been solved at all.
When I was in fifth grade, a boy put a rose on my desk and I threw it away. The attention makes me nervous.
When I go to competitions, I don’t have so much confidence that I don’t worry or get nervous about the other skaters doing well.
The hardest part about improv is getting the audience to relax and enjoy themselves, because most improv is not very good, and the audience is nervous for the performers the whole time. Not that they don’t even like the show, but they feel bad for the performers.
Basically, I was a little bit nervous before competing beam at the Olympics, and I had this nervous thing to just talk to myself, like ‘You can do it, you can do it.’ And right before I hopped up there, I said, ‘I got this.’
In my everyday life I’m a little bit nervous and not particularly brave. I feel like if I can be completely brave in my work then I’m doing something right.
I’m nervous the first few songs, and then I’m like, ‘I got this audience. I’m ready!’
Ironically, it is when we identify with our spirits rather than our bodies that we are most powerful on the material plane. Our overidentification with the world does not give us power within the world so much as it diminishes our power here. It makes us frightened and nervous and full of anxiety.
My dad is not really a relaxed guy. He’s nervous. He wants to do everything. But I am completely opposite to him. I am calm.
I was kind of nervous to put ‘Learning’ out: it’s a lot different. That’s who I am. I’m going to push the boundaries.
If people are a little nervous about approaching you at the market, it’s good. I’m not Chuckles The Clown. Or Bozo. I don’t cut the ribbon at the opening of markets. I don’t stand next to the mayor. Hit your baseball into my yard, and you’ll never see it again.
I was definitely not the cocky kid. I was probably on the other end of the spectrum – I was quiet. I remember a time when there was a skills competition, and I think I was five, and I was so nervous to even compete that I chose not to do the skating part.
Even if I’ve studied all there is to study, I get a nervous and twitchy feeling before the exam. Till I get the question paper I’m nervous. This somehow gives me a little bit extra when I’m on the field. I’m able to make decisions on the field just a bit quicker.
The day that you walk out in front of 30,000 people and don’t get nervous is probably the day to give it up. It’s inspiring to be a little terrified.
Probably more than any other movie we’ve made here at Pixar, ‘Up’ was the one we were the most nervous about.
It’s cool to be nervous, and how the nerves come out sideways. That’s why some actors scream their heads off, or it comes out in their hair.
Physiology seeks to derive the processes in our own nervous system from general physical forces, without considering whether these processes are or are not accompanied by processes of consciousness.
The cool thing is, I was a little nervous about how they were going to handle Black Panther in his own movie, but then when I saw ‘Civil War’ and just the perfect way they handled him in that movie, it made me even more excited about a Black Panther film.
I get nervous before every shoot. I’m really jealous of the people that can just rest on their laurels and say, ‘I’m good; this is it.’
I love the art of acting, and I love film, because you always have another chance if you want it. You know, if we – if this isn’t going well, you can’t say – well, you could say – let’s stop. Let’s start over again, Gene, because you were too nervous.
I’m not even Indian-American: I’m Indian-Indian. Everybody expected me to have henna and a nose pin and talk in an accent like Apu from ‘The Simpsons.’ I was nervous because I wasn’t sure if America was ready for a lead that looked like me.
Every single night I’m nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react.
Grip pressure – not mechanical flaws – is the biggest factor when you’re nervous. You unconsciously grip it tighter, which keeps you from making a smooth swing with a natural release. Keep your grip pressure light, and you’ll be surprised how much your mechanics stabilize.
Then, there was Cary Grant. He spent three hours a week in hospitals teaching nervous people how to eat jello.
I was nervous batting eighth, and I was nervous batting seventh.
I think every English actor is nervous of a Newcastle accent.
I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around. I was really nervous about being found out, but nobody would even make eye contact with me. It really upset me.
I get a little upset, yeah, if a year goes by and I don’t get a script. Thank God I have other interests that keep me from becoming a nervous wreck.
I’ve thought Cheney was scary for a long time. Now I know I was right to be nervous.
In general, I get nervous when I do print interviews because I know that whatever I say is going to be shown through the lens of whomever I’m talking to.
I haven’t been really nervous about a gig in a long time.
Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally.
I am always nervous before the start of a race. It helps me to say to myself to try my very best. That is my commitment. No matter how bad it gets, I will try my hardest.
Actually I did not hold the baby immediately because I was not confident of myself. I was initially nervous to hold him, so I had to wait for a few days before I could a feel of him.
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
When the Greatest Hits came out and we did that tour, I just felt I wanted to take a break, totally. Probably because, as well, I was so young when I got famous. I did album, tour, album, tour, album, tour, then I had a public nervous breakdown where I just lost tons of weight.
I was definitely nervous for the combine. You train for three months to go out there and perform for three days.
I always got nervous the nights we played in the World Series. First pitch, I was nervous. Then after that, forget it; I’d start playing.
I always thought the name of my first book would be ‘The Insecure Chef,’ because when I started cooking, I was so nervous.
After I debuted, I was frequently asked why I get nervous so much.
The one I have the most angst towards would be YouTube. We had an opportunity to invest, and I just got nervous about the media industry’s response to the unlicensed content on the site.
I was shy. I was painfully shy, until fifth grade when I transferred to another school and befriended the class clown. And one day he was sick and I kinda stepped in for the class clown and I said, ‘Wow, this is exciting, I’m a little bit nervous.’
I remember Tyra Banks giving me encouraging advice during my first Victoria’s Secret commercial shoot. I was so nervous, and she told me to just relax and be confident – that made me feel very comfortable.
The good thing about being nervous is that you perform better.
We human beings get nervous if we don’t know what’s going on. It’s the rule for creating scary stories: the unknown is always more frightening than the known.
Medically speaking, there is no such thing as a nervous breakdown. Which is very annoying to discover when you’re right in the middle of one.
Look, every guy is nervous when they talk to girls, but I find that little bit of nervousness to be kind of fun.
I am a really bad test taker. I can get straight As in school, but I get nervous on test.
Whenever I have a bad day, I tell everybody around me, ‘Just so guys know I am having a bad day and I am nervous about these things,’ and that makes all the difference.
Of course you’re nervous going into a final.
People are nervous about their kids, and they’re worried about the disintegration of families and the type of media culture they’re living in.
I still get a little nervous before performing. You don’t want to forget a lyric; you don’t want to make a mistake. I still get butterflies. You can try to judge an audience, but you can only really judge things by the applause.
When I did the video for ‘Holding Out For A Hero,’ we filmed that on top of the Grand Canyon, and that was quite frightening. I was close to the edge, and there was a helicopter hovering about, creating a lot of wind, and I was nervous I was going to fall off.
In the 1880s, a weedy Easterner named Owen Wister had something like a nervous breakdown. Wyoming, with its wide-open spaces and healthy pursuits, was prescribed as a cure. Wister was immediately smitten by the taciturn cowboys and the rules imposed upon them by the cattle barons.
I still get really nervous, though, before each performance. It kind of hits about 15 minutes before we go onstage – sometimes I don’t even want to go on. But once I’m onstage I’m fine.
I don’t ever recall being nervous before performing because I’ve already stepped into the shoes and the clothes of the character.
I used to get nervous about three weeks before a gig… now I’ve managed to condense it down to a manageable ten minutes.
I get really nervous if pigeons are flying around before shows. I can’t stand them after one once flew in through my bathroom window and went for me while I was having a wee. That was enough. I think pigeons target me.
I’m actually constantly a bit nervous because I never want to disappoint anyone, you know?
Anytime someone talks about your figure constantly, you get nervous; you get really self-conscious.
I remember Alicia Keys and Usher had released a song called ‘My Boo,’ and my music teacher got me to sing a duet with a friend of mine, and I remember being so nervous because I loved to sing, but I could never fathom singing by myself. And when I did that, I remember how proud I was of myself. I was 12.
What bothers me is our culture’s obsession with nudity. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. I think this overemphasis with nudity makes actors nervous. There’s the worry about seeing one’s body dissected, misrepresented, played and replayed on the Internet.
If you had asked me, did I have everything nailed down and wired about what I wanted to do, and was I following some real plan? No. In fact, by the time I was in my mid-20s or even late-20s, and I was still in the law firm, I really was starting to get a little nervous that I didn’t know what I was going to do.
There are times when I do feel very nervous when I start a film. And I feel very nervous before the release. I do get stuck in some scenes, but that’s very natural and human. It happens to all the artistes in the world.
Even at age 10, I already knew that I was different from most people. My anxiety disorder was still years from being diagnosed, but it affected me quite deeply. I was too afraid to speak out in class, too nervous to make real friends.
I used to get nervous just going to the stage door, seeing people waiting to talk to me. I was afraid of being caught out in some way or not being right.
I had kissed a girl in the second season of ‘Community,’ but that was my first time kissing a girl ever, and I was so nervous, I almost knocked Brit Marling’s teeth out.
I always pretend like I’m nervous no matter what. I try to fall asleep.
I’m a very nervous, shy person.
I get nervous before openings or premieres or when someone’s reading a new script, and I get nervous when my daughter isn’t in my immediate field of vision.
You can’t be nervous when you know your steps.
I have been to hell and back. I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown.
It was a struggle to find myself. I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. There were too many defeats. I finally admitted defeat and went into therapy.
It’s the only time that I’m ever nervous on stage, is when we’re doing live TV. Especially an awards show, because I know you can’t fix it.
If you can actually get someone to sit on the edge of their seat and feel nervous if there’s a knock at the door, then you’ve done something pretty terrific as a writer.
I don’t have any phobias per se, but both tight and vast spaces tend to make me nervous after a prolonged time.
I am going to keep on singing. I have no intention of retiring. Actually, I always wonder whether people know my songs in the different countries I visit. I feel nervous over whether they will sing along with me or not.
Lots of people think I’m telling porky pies when I say how nervous I get about singing. I was good at working out how music was put together, and I was good at being at the back, but if you asked me to sing up front, then I looked like I was going to pass out.
The bigger the crowds get, the more nervous I get. I actually am very comfortable with a half-filled room of people who are slightly disinterested and are irritated at a Barnes & Noble.
That’s a curious paradox that I don’t think a lot of people out there know; that you get really scared before you go on. You come out in a nervous rash, and it’s not like you actually love getting up there and showing off.
Seeing Pax get extra-nervous about which shirt he is going to wear when he meets Aung San Suu Kyi, I get very moved. He rightfully doesn’t get nervous going to a movie premiere; he gets nervous going to meet her.
My favorite thing to do is to wind those guys up by hitting on their girlfriends. I say, ‘I think your girlfriend’s gorgeous, but it’s all right, I’m gay.’ They get very nervous after a few minutes!
All know the importance of sustaining the hopes of a sick man. The reason of this is that his nervous system is then, vastly more than in health, susceptible to the influence of particular states of the mind.
When I signed up for ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I was nervous. If I threw everything off, there are 10-15 million people watching, and that would be a negative viewpoint of deaf people, and I didn’t want that.
I used to get nervous so I took up Yoga to help me calm down.
People have nervous tics they don’t know about, and I would advise asking around. Ask the casting director, ‘Is there something I’m doing?’ I would see people unconsciously rocking back and forth. I roll my lips. I bite my lips and roll them.
I used to second guess myself all the time. I can sit there and work in circles when I’m nervous about what I’m doing.
Don’t get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That’s a story. Handled properly, it’s more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be.
Being on set with my dad – that’s so cool. People always ask me if that made me nervous, but it’s the same element when you’re a kid – when your parents come in the auditorium for those school performances. It calms you.
Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.
I was fired from my first job in New York. I was just out of school, doing the Welsh play, ‘The Corn Is Green,’ at Equity Library Theater. I was studying with Uta Hagen, and I was really working well, but they got nervous. They wanted results right away. We had a run-through, and I wasn’t there yet, so they fired me.
The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.
I get very nervous whenever I think about it. I’ve never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman – she’s really my only idol. It’s going to be a big stretch – certain people come out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense and you get ready to smile.
I was so nervous that this was ‘True Detective’ and that I needed to do a good job that I would just dig into every scene.
My debut was in a final. I was not nervous. I scored a goal, and I won my first title. In all my debuts, I’ve always been able to score goals, and I have come to Madrid to stay and score many goals.
Do not sit next to my mother when she is watching one of her children compete because you will have fingernails down your back. She is a nervous wreck.
I used to really want to go on the stage and then the last couple of years I’ve done some presenting at some award shows. I was so nervous I thought I was going to be sick, so I don’t think me on stage for any length of time would work too well.
I cannot control what goes on in another lane and this is how I focus on the Games. There is no point in being nervous of other swimmers. It’s just about focusing on yourself and what you need to do in order to perform at your best.
I was only 23 and just out of college when I filmed ‘Casualty’ and so nervous, but it was brilliant fun. I was really lucky, and it really helped my career.
Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have perception of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any… I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus.
I am always nervous when I’m auditioning for a part I really want.
I imagined that it might be awkward to talk to your wife about her performance, so going into it I was a little nervous. But doing it was actually a wonderfully inspiring experience.
I show up in a playoff game, I have my sideline sheet. I can’t even spit plays out, I get so excited. I mean, you get nervous. These are critical, do-or-die situations. Third down and 1, Red Zone, what do I call? Two minute drill? Are we going to go no huddle? These are decisions that you wrestle with.
Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity. I’m just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me. That was kind of weird.
I just always had this feeling inside me of always being nervous and afraid of situations.
I met Bon Jovi on the way to Washington, D.C. I think I called him Jon Jovi. Ugghhhh. I just smiled and pretended it didn’t happen. I love him and his wife; they’re so sweet. I was very nervous.
I’m always shook up and nervous and I’ve got the hospital record to prove it.
People might not believe me if I say I get nervous, but I tend to practice constantly to show a balanced performance.
I didn’t feel that I was ready to leave NXT. When I was called up to SmackDown, I was very nervous. I hadn’t done many of the things at NXT that I thought I was supposed to. I didn’t have a TakeOver match. I never held the title. I only had a few matches on NXT TV and to be called up and told, ‘Well, here you go!’
I was passionate about soccer. I still am. Odd, though – playing soccer always made me much more anxious than playing tennis. On soccer days, I’d be out of bed by 6 in the morning, all nervous. But I was always calm when it was time for a tennis match. I still don’t know why.
I was a little nervous at my first match, but I think I did OK. I went home after the match and watched the tape of it over and over. I wanted to do it again.
The most venomous animal that lives in the ocean is the box jellyfish. And every one of those barbs is sending that venom into this central nervous system. So first I feel like boiling hot oil I’ve been dipped in. And I’m yelling out, ‘Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Help me! Somebody help me!’ And the next thing is paralysis.
I get so nervous, I get belly pains before I go on stage.
I moved from New York to El Paso in 2015, just before my senior year. I was super nervous. My mom, she’s in the Army, and she got stationed at Fort Bliss. We packed everything up and drove all the way to El Paso.
It hasn’t always been a sweet ride. When I was 15, I almost hated racing in finals because I was so nervous. But as I got more experienced, I had to choose between fight and flight – and I’ve fought every time.
If you become president, you’re guaranteed to develop some nervous habit.
In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
Just me onstage with a mike having an intimate relationship with the audience. I don’t get nervous for that. I just get excited.
Growing up, if I had been given any advice – bad or good – I probably wouldn’t have been able to act on it regardless. I wasn’t shy, but I’d get nervous. I got a little more confident later in high school when I realized I could get girls to pay attention to me by making them laugh.
If you’re nervous, that means you care and you want to give your best.
I think whenever you come in, whenever you try to evolve a company, people will get nervous. But, if you articulate a clear vision, a clear mission to help them understand their roles in it and ask them to buy into the system, everyone will band together to make it happen.
The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore so it eats it!
Even though I’ve got quite a bit of singing experience, I still get nervous when stretchin’ my pipes.
I like having conversations: you learn a lot about how other people think. If I’m myself and confident, I don’t get nervous easily. I try not to make other people uncomfortable – I think that’s a very arrogant thing to do.
I don’t know, I think, in times where I’m really nervous, and I’m really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. I just do.
Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system. Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It’s conscious.
I get nervous all the time. The only time I’m not nervous is onstage, which is weird.
Every time I’ve been around Beyonce, I get so nervous that I forget how to speak English.
I always had a sketchbook with me when I was young. I was hiding behind it, basically, hiding behind drawing because I couldn’t cope with people in real life; I was very shy and very nervous around people.
The uneven bars make me especially nervous because when you stop training, you lose sense of where the bar is going to be.
I think I failed miserably on NewsRadio. I was very nervous because of the caliber of the cast – especially Dave Foley – so I think I did a terrible job.
‘The Conjuring’ was a massive success, and honestly, it set the bar quite high. So I was nervous about making the sequel, and I wasn’t sure if it will still have the same impact as the first one did. But that’s what moved me to make the sequel.
I’d try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn’t always work.
It scared me to death to think about improv, but I got hired for a year at Second City in Chicago, which made me nervous, but I found I could improvise. Then I was in a group called the Ace Trucking Company, which we’d do, like, a half hour set of material, then open up for improvisation.
Sometimes when you’re just thrown into something, you are more ready for it than when you have time to think it over and get nervous about it.
I’m lucky I have a fast metabolism… my whole family does… everyone’s got a lot of nervous energy so we burn it off.
I could live my whole life being so comfortable doing things I’ve already worked hard to not be nervous at, or I could continue to push the envelope and make myself uncomfortable and learn and see what I’m capable of, and acting is definitely that.
Barry and I were in the middle of building a house, and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown, because that’s what you do when you build a house.
I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be when I started.
I get nervous every time, for every single performance, before getting up on that stage.
When Mom had her first nervous breakdown, she said she had a vision of Christ coming to her in the living room.
The only time I don’t get nervous is if I’m doing a home club in L.A. and I know all of my friends there because then I play to my friends. When I first started doing comedy, I hated it when my friends came; it made me more nervous. Now I just try to make them laugh.
For the third season, we do a sit around on one episode where we were in character and then we commented on one episode just being ourselves, so – not really. I was comfortable, though. I wasn’t nervous.
I was pretty nervous when I met Robert DeNiro. I kind of felt like a kid in a candy store for the first time. I couldn’t wipe the grin off of my face. But Bobby DeNiro was really, really sweet and made me feel very comfortable. He’s very low-key and just a superstar professional, and totally someone to be admired.
When I was little, I was very loud and loved performing in front of people. I was fearless. When I hit puberty, I became very shy and self-conscious. I still get nervous sometimes before shooting and definitely before big auditions.
I was nervous from the very beginning, and it got worse as the years went on. I was conscientious and wanted to do more, always, than I was able. I don’t think, when I was playing, that I was ever happy – beginning at 4 o’clock any afternoon.
Tiger Woods, Larry Bird, Wayne Gretzky, a pitcher just before a game, I would imagine they all have nervous energy. But as you perform, the nervous energy dissipates and you start to relax and you start to do what you do best.
I’m always nervous when I start a new picture.
There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.
I got to watch my heroes meet him and saw how they reacted, whether it was Joe Strummer or Tom Waits. It was peculiar. I’m so stoked to meet Tom Waits, and he’s so nervous to meet my dad. It’s a head spin.
Nowadays, if a studio assumes that his film is bad, there is always an executive that gets more nervous than usual and thinks that if they change the music, the film will become a masterpiece.
I don’t like giving speeches. It makes me nervous.
Out on the hill under the helmet, nobody sees your face or hair, but then you take it off, and they do – that’s the part I’m nervous about.
I’m nervous performing because it’s such a weird thing to do, standing on stage demanding people’s attention.
I’ve never felt nervous in front of big crowds and in big stadiums.
My 20s was a sea of worry. I worried about benefit forms, about being thrown out of my flat. I never went on holiday because I thought: ‘What if an audition comes up?’ I was a nervous wreck.
Coaching in the NBA is not easy. It’s like a nervous breakdown with a paycheck.
I’m very nervous about taking jobs. I always make sure that, if I’m going to work with somebody, that they really understand what it is that I want to do. I’d rather not take the job than be vague about how I’m going to do something and run into trouble later on. It’s a hard thing to negotiate.
When people are nervous, some people move around. Some people scratch their leg.
As was to be expected, the discovery of the nervous apparatus of the salivary glands immediately impelled physiologists to seek a similar apparatus in other glands lying deeper in the digestive canal.
If a terrorist group wanted to hit Britain, all they’d have to do is kill 100 random celebrities. The country would have a nervous breakown.
I’m too nervous to eat before I go onstage, and I’ll usually eat out after the performance or when I get home at midnight.
It’s very exciting to be able to just work in this business, let alone on stuff you are extremely proud of. So it does make me a little nervous, because ‘Breaking Bad’ is so special. It’s great being part of something so great because people pay attention to you, hopefully because you’re doing good work.
I fell in love with Nawaz on-screen after watching ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ So my love story starts with him from there. I was quite nervous to act alongside him. He is an excellent actor.
I get way more nervous playing golf in front of 500 people than being on stage in front of 20,000 people.
I don’t really get nervous.
A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders.
To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism.
Tardiness in literature can make me nervous.
If I’m nervous, it means I had to work hard to get there, whether it’s playing in a tournament or speaking at an event. So I try to stop and be proud of getting to live in that moment.
I sweat a lot because I get really nervous.
I was quite a shy child. I would get terribly nervous and throw up before my birthday party. And then I would be fine. I feel the same now. I get nervous, then it’s fine.
I like the performing part, it gives me a huge rush but it still makes me nervous. Being in front of large crowds is intimidating to me and I feel myself withdrawing.
The ‘Sisters’ phenomenon was a byproduct of the ‘Trainwreck’ deal. I had to do the normal auditioning process for ‘Trainwreck’. I was extremely nervous for it, because you plan for this one event, and you get the opportunity.
There’s a lot of pressure on a film set that’s more immediate than the pressure in the theater where you’re nervous about what’s going to happen next week.
I know when things are going to get me a little nervous, because nervous to me feels good.
I always did music privately as a hobby, I think partly because I was nervous to do it in front of other people.
Because I get nervous all the time. It’s weird but I think it’s fun and it’s refreshing. It’s always good to be that way. That keeps me appreciative of everything.
In my view, while the single neuron is the basic anatomical and information processing-signaling unit of the brain, it is not capable of generating behaviors and, ultimately, thinking. Instead, the true functional unit of the central nervous system is a population of neurons, or neural ensembles or cell assemblies.
I love dressing up, but I do find the red carpet thing quite stressful. When I went to Venice Film Festival last month to promote ‘Wuthering Heights,’ I told my boyfriend beforehand ‘I will be a nightmare, I will cry, I will be nervous.’ Actually once I was there, it was fine.
When you suffer an attack of nerves you’re being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?
So, suddenly I was an actor. I don’t remember being nervous. I learned to be nervous later.
I get kinda nervous before every show.
I don’t get nervous.
I have this rubber band that I have all the time on my wrist, and sometimes when I get nervous or anxious, I’ll do this twiddle thing with my finger and I’ll snap the rubber band. A lot of people use rubber bands to cope with things like anxiety and depression and addiction.
It was so much fun to work with the cast on ‘School of Rock’. I was a little nervous because it was my first acting gig, but it was such a great experience.
I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.
Michael worked one day. Everybody was a little freaked out and nervous because he’s a really big star. We were already working with really big stars, but Michael is Michael.
I don’t have the most confidence in the world, and I’d venture to say most women in comedy don’t come from a place of, ‘Oh, I’m fabulous!’ She’s just as nervous as you are. So if you’re trying to score with a funny girl, laugh at her jokes and tell her how hilarious she is.
Sometimes I have a nervous breakdown over my suitcase – over socks – because your brain just goes, ‘I just can’t pack again. I can’t.’ You’re looking at your suitcase going, ‘I’m in five countries in two weeks, and it’s four different seasons.’ That’s when my brain melts.
I had gigged so much from the age of 11 to 20 that I got to a stage where I actually got less nervous the bigger the gig. But you need those butterflies: they make you feel alive.
I would like to work with my ideal type, Song Hye Kyo sunbae. Although she has an elegant and classic style, her charisma is also strong, and her acting talent is outstanding. If we act together, I think I could learn a lot from her. But I’d probably be nervous a lot of times.
I get terrified the first day I’m on a film set. I get nervous walking down a red carpet. I find making speeches the most terrifying thing in the world.
When I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.
As I understand from the real military personnel who I’ve had the opportunity to speak to over the last few years, humor is very much used to diffuse stress. I think that if they were to keep it as serious as the situations often are, there would be a lot more nervous breakdowns.
People think I look odd onstage. But the way I deal with being incredibly nervous is by concentrating really hard.
The best thing about golf is ultimately what it teaches you about yourself. And the worst thing is how freakin’ nervous it can make you feel.
I’m not a nervous flier. I realize it’s still the safest form of travel.
I get nervous cooking for our little house party barbecues. I’m very insecure with my cooking. I tend to throw things away that I’m scared of serving, even though they might be great.
I found I could perform in front of 200 people, but I would still feel nervous having a one-on-one conversation.
I get nervous around girls for the first time. Once I’m in, I can take the reins and go. It’s just the initial approach I’m really bad at.
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
Kids are smart: don’t underestimate their bull detector. Contemporary kids have access to a lot of information, so don’t even try to fool them. I have never been more nervous about my research than when writing for young adults because they pick up every single error.
I’m getting nervous to be called a centrist. Breaking out in a rash.
I’m definitely nervous and excited. I feel like I’ve been playing off-Broadway, not to say that Boston doesn’t have a great theatre district or great theatre, but it’s not going to Broadway; it’s just a different city.
The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn’t put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
There were times I’d be nervous walking home from elementary school, thinking, ‘If that red tag from the power company saying our lights are turned off is on the door handle, I don’t know what I’ll do.’
I always get nervous before a scene.
Daveed Diggs is a very nervous person.
For some reason, when I get to the 200m, I’m always a little bit nervous.
Russia has had very aggressive military exercises. They’ve practiced mock nuclear attacks on Warsaw. Russian bombers practiced attacking strategic military targets in Sweden. The military aggression gets everybody nervous.
I walked out very nervous, my first WrestleMania, and I had my dad beside me.
Every time before I go on stage, I’m nervous.
I stopped getting nervous a long time ago, so any time I do get nervous, which is rare – about work, anyway – I always take that as a really good sign.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
I think lots of actors are very nervous and shy. I know lots of them who are, and some who aren’t of course.
I just sing the songs that people don’t expect you to sing, because I just love having fun at karaoke and I’m always a bit nervous to sing something serious.
I’m excited, happy, nervous, anxious, all those feelings about playing for the Jets again. If I didn’t have high expectations, I wouldn’t come back here.
It’s the Masters. If that doesn’t get you nervous and your juices flowing, I don’t know what does.
I think I’m always nervous, even if I play not on the center court.
Some people think that confidence is something that some people just have. Even though I may look confident strutting in a two-piece on a stage, there are days when I’m so nervous, or I feel like, ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t know if I can do this.’
During every book, I have a nervous breakdown. Usually it’s about two thirds of the way through the book – I’m just comatose on the couch for at least a week, and I eventually break through it and have an answer about how to fix the thing.
Backstage, I get sleepy, and want to curl up and snooze. I never get nervous, whatever the event. I feel quite detached until I walk on stage, and then some gear inside me clicks and off I go like a wind up doll.
I get so nervous on stage I can’t help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it’s pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I’m going to be able to deliver.
When I try to be funny, it always makes me more nervous that I’m trying too hard, and then my brain that already thinks too much jumps into hyper drive, and I light-speed start talking ‘Star Trek’ to someone who’s talking ‘Star Wars.’ Anyway, it doesn’t work out usually when I ‘try’ to be funny.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I showed up for my first official ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ recording session.
China and India are feeding their people for the first time in human history due to free markets, and the Left knows that, and it gets them nervous.
Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ is my go-to song to pump myself up if I’m having a tough time or if I get really nervous right before a speech.
I think there are a lot of people who, when they hear the word ‘socialist,’ get very, very nervous.
My mom had an audition for a commercial when I was about two and a half, and I ran in crying and interrupted her. They thought I was cute so they offered me a commercial role. My mom was skeptical and a bit nervous about the child actor thing, but I was extremely bossy and convinced them I wanted to try it.
I mean, I can cook, but I’d get very nervous having my food being judged by dinner guests.
Yeah, I kinda still get nervous sometimes now.
The two moments that I felt the most nervous in my entire life were when I first had reading rehearsal for ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and when I was at the Academy Awards ceremony.
I can get really nervous before a race. People will think this is mad, but sometimes I have got to the start line and thought, ‘What if I can’t do this?’ But the minute I sit on the bike, I am like a different person.
I get nervous as hell when it’s time for the songs to come out.
I am a little nervous with strangers. But I’m not tight inside. I think I am impulsive.
You’ve got to feel a little nervous when you first meet Spielberg. The guy’s an apparition.
When I meet people for the first time, I’m friendly but shy. I’m much less outwardly nervous than I used to be, but I still get anxious sometimes.
I do still get extremely nervous before speeches. My biggest fear is that I’ll be standing there in front of hundreds of people and be incapable of talking. I’m afraid that I’ll make a complete fool of myself and be unable to go on.
With such riches as I have in life, you’re always nervous. Being Irish, you’re waiting for something to knock it sideways.
After I lost my legs, I got invited to my old high school, and I shared my stories with all the classes. I remember I was so nervous and didn’t know where to start, but I knew I had information they could take away.
It was really good working with Paresh Rawal. I was nervous at first because he is such a big star and I love his performances, but the initial nervousness went away once I got to know him. He is a very simple and hardworking man.
It’s hard not to read the success of someone like Hilary Mantel as the product of a world that is too nervous, too crazy, and perhaps too interesting for some people.
I just thought at Wimbledon I was very nervous.
There are some men who are frightened by strong women and some men who are nurtured by them and feel nervous, with weak clinging vines. And I am very much of the latter category.
Years ago, I did a CBS audition. I was nervous. They introduced me as ‘Scott Bakoola.’ Not a good sign. I also didn’t get the show.
I’m always a little nervous when someone comes from other media into writing comics. It’s a unique storytelling form, and it requires both talent and respect.
Being in a Grand Slam, doesn’t matter what you did before, it’s always nervous and excitement.
I was so nervous to turn 40, but the last year and a half has been the most fun I have ever had.
I’ve never been more nervous in my life than singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
I worked myself into a frenzy. By 1996, I had a nervous breakdown just from working. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, just getting anxiety attacks and all of that stuff because I was doing too much, too young, all the time.
I get very nervous when I have to take my wedding ring off.
I feel you gotta be nervous. If you’re nervous, it’s just ’cause you want to do well, it’s not ’cause you’re scared.
People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology, and everybody gets nervous.
There was an assistant professor I kind of had a crush on, but I was far too awkward and far too nervous to ever say anything.
By the fall of 2007, my last remaining Iraqi friend in Baghdad had left. Once he was gone, my connection to the country and the war began to thin, even as the terror diminished. I missed the improvement that came with the surge, and so, in my nervous system, I never quite registered it.
I play banjo, and in Britain, it’s easy to get away with playing banjo because you don’t often see it on U.K. stages. In America, people know when you’re a good banjo player, so I was really nervous about playing out there. But we actually went down really well.
I get nervous every single time. It doesn’t matter if there’re five people or five thousand. What I have noticed is that the more people there are, the less nervous I am. It’s way harder to impress five people.
The last thing we need is yet another makeup company. Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor.
Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.
If you’re making too many excuses for someone, agonising over them in a way which takes up all your waking thoughts and feel so nervous around them you could be sick, then they are probably the wrong person.
Understanding that being nervous, having doubts and lacking confidence are emotions that are human is how you deal with it. It is okay to feel that way… and then understanding that you can work through it.
My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
When you coach Russ Smith, you have a nervous breakdown on every possession. He’s not from a different country. He’s from a different planet.
I was really nervous, intimidated by the whole thing-all the people and all the buzzing, and all the sitting around waiting. I felt really small in this huge place.
I remember when I was a dancer and I had to do this performance and I was really nervous about it, and I happened at that moment to go see ‘Flashdance.’ I mean, it’s silly, but I walked out of that movie going ‘what a feeling!’ I walked out with confidence.
I was very comfortable on the set of ‘Lost’. I was so nervous when I went on to the set because I had just watched all the ‘Lost’ episodes. I was, like, a fan. A big fan.
‘True Romance’ was definitely, in part, still me finding my voice as a writer. I was nervous, and I was a lot more shy. The album sounds bruised.
I always feel a little funny being in front of a lot of people trying to show them my approach to the ukulele, but I do enjoy it. I do get a little more nervous doing workshops rather than performing.
I never got nervous performing my own material.
The stage is my comfort zone, and playing live is what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s why I want to do two hundred dates a year. I wouldn’t feel that way if I were nervous onstage.
I get nervous about everything. I think there’s something wrong if you don’t get nervous.
I love tennis more than designing because it’s actually easier and I don’t get nearly as nervous.
You’ve got to stay in pretty good shape to be a pro wrestler, and all the TNA wrestlers get a bit nervous when I wrestle them because they’re afraid I’ll tire them out, but the Olympics is a whole different level.
As a kid, I drew comics. I had curly hair. I liked to joke, but I was kind of nervous about it at first until it was coaxed out of me.
I do this weird thing in studios where I climb stuff when I get nervous.
I trust my makeup artist to apply dark lipstick, but I get nervous about reapplying it, so I’ll just use gloss instead. The last time I tried to reapply dark lipstick, I dropped it on my dress and it left a spot.
I’m not an outgoing person. Compared to an average person, I am quite skeptical and pessimistic. This is different from being nervous.
Being nervous isn’t always the worst thing for me.
I thought twenty was pretty scary, like, not being able to call myself a teenager anymore, and feeling like an adult – that kind of made me nervous.
I once went on a date where the girl drove and so couldn’t drink. I was nervous, so drank quite a bit – it didn’t end amazingly. As much as I love movies, I think cinema dates can be weird because you essentially sit next to each other in silence for a couple of hours.
I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.
I get extremely nervous before performances. I pray and try to look at it as, ‘I’ll go out there and have fun,’ but it’s very nerve-wracking for me. I don’t think that will ever change.
I wanted to be an actor, like, so, so bad. I took acting classes, I auditioned for Disney, and then I realized how nervous I got with remembering lines.
I was a little nervous backstage. But I had this book, Gandhi. I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts. Presently, this book is my prized possession.
I still get nervous when I have a lot of makeup on, a big hairdo, and a dress.
I love books; my suitcases are always full of them. Books and shoes. I read when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am nervous. My favourite British author is Jane Austen, and my favourite American one is John O’Hara.
If there came a time when we didn’t get nervous, that would be worrying, as it’d mean we didn’t care as much.
Our experiments not only proved the existence of a nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands, but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation of these nerves in normal activity.
If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.
And if it’s a boy, I will be really nervous because I have no idea what to do with a boy because I am a girl and I have a girl!
When you audition for shows in Hollywood, you go in, you do your scene, maybe you get an adjustment. It’s sort of easy, and a lot of times it just feels sort of rote and simple. Whereas when you go to New York and you audition for plays, you walk out sweaty and intimidated and nervous and doubting yourself as an actor.
To feel nervous; to feel threatened and vulnerable and alive and engaged in that sense when interacting with someone you’re really attracted to? I think that’s wonderful. That’s usually the best part. In fact, it’s almost always downhill from there.
I was a tiger, a good fighter, in good shape, but I was always nervous before boxing matches.
I find that I get nervous before I play. Even sound checks can give me anxiety and screw with my mind. But as long as I can play a little acoustic guitar backstage if I’m feeling nervous, so I don’t have to walk in there cold turkey, I’ll be fine.
Moderates shouldn’t be nervous about Newt because he has a vision, he’s laid it forward. He’s fundamentally leading us in the way that middle class Americans want to go.
I failed public speaking in grade school, ’cause I was so nervous and scared.
I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care – that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.
Somehow, people get very nervous about leaving the comfortable life of rules behind and never take the chance to develop their own internal voice, to listen to their own consciousness.
I’m fine around other people’s feelings. It doesn’t make me nervous or anxious.
Having that amount of nominations makes me a little nervous, because you feel that the bar is really high, the expectations are really high, but it also feels great.
Actors are always nervous about not only hurting each other, but maybe perhaps hitting each other’s face and ending one’s career.
The studio was very nervous about ‘Raging Bull.’
I’ve never followed a list in my life, and that’s probably what has created so much nervous energy in my body.
I attempt to surf. I’m not as good as anyone else in the water. I’m more like a beached whale. I just hang out on my board. I can ride, but I get too nervous unless I go with my boyfriend or my trainer. There are too many burly men out there!
I get nerdy and nervous around not only great actors, but great directors and DPs I love.
I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad – I couldn’t even use a pen.
When I’m nervous, I know I care about something – you should be nervous about things that you want.
My inspiration is endless; I can’t define it. It is a constant flow and evolution. In general, I’m taking it from everywhere. People get nervous when they walk with me, as I’ll see something and suddenly have to text it to myself.
I don’t get nervous when I’m interviewing someone on film – it can be cut, and we can do it again. It is quite nerve-racking doing things live.
No one knows what they’re doing. I remember going into an interview with a big star and I was nervous. Then I realised they were more nervous. I realised I was the one with the power because I was the one asking the questions.
I’m kind of ready for anything. I don’t really get nervous, and I’m not the type of person who gets worried about a game. I just play the game, and I enjoy it.
I was really nervous. Even when I left the audition I was nervous.
With a suit, even if you’re having a nervous breakdown, you still look like you’re in charge.
I was a little nervous that people wouldn’t take to ‘Under Pressure,’ because my style and what I embodied had previously been the braggadocious ’90s fun rapper type. Before this album, I didn’t rap about my life much.
I’m taking one thing at a time. With the children and launching my solo career it would drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise a wedding on top of that.
Eat well and sleep well. That will feed your nervous system and your psyche. As you get older, you look how you feel.
It’s okay to feel nervous before a competition because it means you care about doing well.
When we started off it was all nervous energy and we probably played everything twice as fast as we do now.
Our experiments not only proved the existence of a nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands, but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation of these nerves in normal activity.
We shall probably never attain the power of measuring the velocity of nervous action; for we have not the opportunity of comparing its propagation through immense space, as we have in the case of light.
I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: ‘strength.’
There’s something that goes on in a new-business meeting that’s wonderful to watch. It’s like showtime. There are people who are nervous, and there are people who are jittery, and there’s so much drama and so much at stake.
I’m always nervous taking on a period role because it’s difficult to research – you can’t observe it, go out and see it. But it’s satisfying because eventually you think, ‘I got there.’
I know that I am the kind of person that gets a little bit more nervous than other skaters, but that’s because I care for my skating very much. I take all my emotions with me. I can’t go out and say ‘Now, this is just my job.’ I really care.
You’re always nervous before a fight.
For a while, I was nervous about portraying women because of the objectification that automatically comes with it, whether the artist intends or not.
I still get butterflies when I’m doing a runway show. The music starts, you’re wearing these gorgeous clothes and your nervous about your high heels, if your shoes are going to break, if your going to slip or do something wrong.
You used to be able to identify Sox fans in Yankee Stadium. They sat, slump-shouldered, with the same panicked expectation nervous motorists have looking in the rearview mirror at the 16-wheeler behind them on Interstate 95 near New Haven.
There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never have to go out side there free home.
The great thing about scenes that involve nervous breakdowns – in the little experience I have doing them – is that there’s no way to craft it. You just have to do it, and it sort of crafts itself in just being incredibly messy.
I was incredibly nervous about doing a period drama. I thought that to play period, you had to be English-looking and blonde and very well spoken, and have gone to drama school.
On ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ I was very young and very nervous.
When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
I felt that it was cool to even get to the point where I was able to audition on the actual ‘SNL’ stage. Looking back on it, I can’t believe that I wasn’t more nervous.
You probably don’t hit as many fairway-bunker shots as you do the greenside ones, and that unfamiliarity might make you a bit nervous.
Technically, my first acting job was in one of my videos for a song called ‘Retrospect For Life,’ which Lauryn Hill directed and featured an actress by the name of N’bushe Wright, who played my girlfriend who was about to be pregnant. I remember being so nervous about it, but now I feel like I can conquer the world with it.
I’m used to being nervous for shows in general.
People get nervous accessorising, but there is nothing wrong with adding a belt or a pair of shoes in another colour.
My last audition for ‘Baby Driver,’ I had to meet with Jon Hamm and go through the scenes. I was a bit nervous: ‘What if Jon Hamm dislikes me? This is the end.’ I also watched ‘Mad Men’ religiously, so that didn’t help with my nerves.
I’m from Hollywood; I’m too dumb to be nervous about New York.
People still make me nervous, but gradually over the years I’ve developed kind of like a public personality, so I can talk. I have my spiel, I have my stories.
I hadn’t worked for a year when I had my Prison Break audition and it was the easiest audition I’ve ever had. I got the script on Friday, went to the audition on Monday and got the part on Tuesday. I was shooting the pilot a week later. I didn’t have time to be nervous – it happened so quickly.
Guys usually like a very natural look. I think it’s bad idea to wear a strong lip on a first date – or for the first few dates. I’m always too nervous he’ll kiss it off – if I’m lucky enough to get a kiss! I also think soft, sexy hair is important.
You get more nervous in front of a lot of people. That’s why, when you play a concerto, you play with a small orchestra, in some place where you don’t feel that it is as important as Carnegie Hall.
When I came to know that I have to do a dance sequence with him, I was nervous. After all, he is Hrithik Roshan.
I have a lot of nervous energy. Work is my best way of channelling that into something productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener.
‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ is one of my all-time top YA fantasy trilogies, so I was a little nervous about reading ‘Strange the Dreamer.’ Of course, I shouldn’t have been worried because Laini Taylor immediately grabbed me by the proverbial lapels and refused to let me go.
I am pretty weird – as weird as in my videos. The only difference is Lilly is not a performer, and Superwoman is. So Superwoman is very fearless. You’ll never see her nervous. You’ll never see her sad. But Lilly is a human. She is the person behind Superwoman, who gets sad and tired sometimes.
The Fall was super powerful to me because of their covers. They were intimidating. I bought ‘This Nation’s Saving Grace’ when it came out in 1985, and there was something about it that made me nervous. It terrified me.
It’s hard for me to grasp the concept of somebody being nervous when I’m talking to them.
I found out that I couldn’t have a nervous breakdown. I tried a couple of times, but it just didn’t work out. My mind, my body wouldn’t let me.
We’ve never played at this place before. This place is big, and I’m kinda nervous, so we’re going to make it feel small by pretending we’re in a… bedroom. We’ll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked!
North Korean defectors who speak out against the regime always feel nervous. We never know what the North Korean government is planning. It’s really difficult for us to show our faces and speak out, but we feel obligated to do something to inform people about the ongoing tragedy inside North Korea.
After doing the first couple scenes and I got used to being in front of a few people it got easier and easier. In Chasing Amy, I wasn’t nervous at all. And in Dogma, the same.
The dog can only become what’s in your bubble. The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You are the source, the feast of energy. If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you. If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you.
When I took over ‘New Mutants,’ writing and drawing, and I figure this is a big deal, I’m 23, 22 at that time, and I am nervous because I’ve had nothing but success. And now they’re giving me the entire platform to create. And I figure, if I fall flat on my face here, it’s going to hurt. It’s going to set me back.
People get nervous driving around corners, thinking they’re going to tip over. But you can go soooo much faster through the curves than you realize.
The only time I get afraid is when I am at the ocean. I get a little nervous when I’m in the water because I always feel like something is going to bite or snatch me.
I’ve worked on really big budget movies as a designer – ‘Vanilla Sky,’ ‘Three Kings;’ I’ve been in that world, and you can just see people get nervous.
I don’t really get star-struck, but I do get talent struck. If I meet somebody that I think is just wildly talented and brilliant, that’s when I start getting nervous.
Now I’m instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.
If I have done a role that’s taken me to a certain space emotionally, I won’t repeat that; I would rather do something now that taps into something else in my psyche… maybe something that makes me nervous.
As I get older, I’m slowing down and, yes, calming down in my desire to be taken seriously. That I can be entertaining and funny and high nervous energy can work against me as a serious composer, slowly but surely you’ll see me be quieter just so that people will listen.
If my mother hadn’t encouraged me, I would be nervous and feeling like I’m doing something wrong.
I get kind of nervous in crowds, so a musical festival would never be something I would go to, unless I was playing.
When I first got sick, they told me I had a year to live, and I was writing my memoir really fast. There were really weird things happening with my nervous system and my heart and stuff, and it didn’t look like I was gonna make it, so I was writing really fast, and then I couldn’t write anymore.
I’m one of those people that if I go to a party, I can’t remember my mother’s name because I’m so nervous in a social situation.
I know what it’s like to be pregnant and nervous and poor.
When I walk onto a film set, I become frightened and nervous. There’s all this equipment, all these people, and most of them do things you don’t know how to do. I didn’t come from a film background.
Especially when I’m nervous, my mind is running a mile a minute. My ADHD speaks for me before I can speak for me.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
Olivia Newton-John was our first choice to play Sandy, but she was nervous about acting, whether she would feel comfortable with us and could pull it off at all.
I don’t get nervous in any situation. There’s no such thing as nerves when you’re playing games.
Yes, you have to be brave enough to take steps that your heart is telling you to take. Because when I decided to go into cricket, not one person told me I was making the right move. At that time, nobody thought the IPL would become so big. I was nervous at that time, because suddenly I was in an uncomfortable spot.
I really liked drama and being in plays, so when I was playing a character onstage and I could act like somebody else, then I wasn’t scared or nervous, but I didn’t like meeting new people when I had to be myself. That was scary.
The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that, in spite of man’s boasted ability to live anywhere, the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more nervous and active types of mind.
I’m not nervous standing with anyone.
I was always an exhibitionist. I liked it when everyone laughed. But I didn’t do plays in high school. I was too nervous.
I have learned from the first Olympics, of course. When I went to my first Olympic Games, I experienced all of the pressure and was able to win the gold medal. I try not to feel the pressure, and I try not to be nervous when I am on the ice and when I compete.
I don’t consider myself sexy. I’m kind of a nervous person in general. I’m socially awkward. I’m not tall and sensuous. I usually wear sweats everywhere I go. Oh, and I burp a lot.
I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
I was nervous. I was thinking, ‘Gee, he’s Ralph Fiennes. What an amazing actor, and I can have this scene with him.’ But I enjoyed it, you know. That’s what I got into acting to do – to push myself and see if I can do these things.
I don’t want to compete. I want to skate for the joy. I get so nervous in competition. I get always sick. I had pressures enough in my life from skating.
My father was a Party member and he was a pretty high rank military officer under the colonel, junior colonel, I don’t know the term. He was a total Stalinist. A bit with a streak of anti-Semitism and very shrewd man, a very kind of nervous man.
When I get up in the morning, I look forward to the games and I’m just buzzing. At the end of the day, if you are nervous or scared before games, you are not going to perform. I just go out there and think, ‘If I get a chance, I’m going to score’ and that’s it.
I like not to feel that all my eggs are in one basket, or I get nervous.
Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it’s about not getting bored.
You know who I was most nervous to meet, probably? Andy Serkis. I am such a huge fan.
There is a need to be the best you can be. You can’t panic; you concentrate. When I run up to the hurdles, I’m very nervous, but I’ll tend to think about technical things to keep my mind focused.
I’m nervous and awkward.
New Age music does something wonderful to the nervous system.
I don’t particularly get nervous about anything.
I’m a shy person, so I get really nervous going into interviews.
I never want to change. I get nervous about that… people thinking that I’ve changed just because the circumstances of my life have.
When I’m nervous, I stutter, and I had to keep stopping and starting.
Mercury is most commonly recognized as a developmental toxin, threatening to young children and fetuses as they develop their nervous system. Prenatal exposure to even low levels of mercury can cause life-long problems with language skills, fine motor function, and the ability to pay attention.
I think Hannah gets nervous just like any other person would. She’s like a dork, personally. She’s just really, really fun.
I’ve read a couple of things that I was sort of close to having a nervous breakdown. But I don’t think I was. I was very, very tired. It was a really difficult time.
I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who were nervous about what they had just bought for a jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase, but are increasingly coming again.
Everything makes me nervous – except making films.
It’s funny, though, because when I first started going to races after we met, I was extremely nervous. It’s like being backstage and hoping you don’t trip over something or break an amp or accidentally speak into a live microphone, so I was really hesitant.
There’s five cameras, I don’t know how many people in the audience… depending on where we’re taping, there can be anywhere from 300 to 5,000 people, so the contestants are nervous.
I’m nervous about our civic culture. I’m not sure the Internet is largely the cause of it. It’s certainly the cause of careless writing. People who get used to blurbing things on the Internet are never going to be good writers.
As a player, sometimes you expect something to happen every time the ball is in the box. Every time somebody falls down, you get nervous because you have to watch your back because anything can happen.