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Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Miss America contest is the most perfectly rendered theater in our culture, for it so perfectly captures what we yearn for: a low-class ritual, a polished restatement of vulgarity, that wants to open the door to high-class respectability by way of plain middle-class anxiety and ambition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our own body, which is doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals; from the external world, which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless forces of destruction; and finally from our relations to other men. The suffering which comes from this last source is perhaps more painful than any other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites -- rather than fighting for jobs or education -- fight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When any anxiety or gloom of the mind takes hold of you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaining; but exert yourselves to hide it, and by endeavoring to hide it you drive it away.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion, insofar as it sets that three-quarters free and communicates self-confidence and mutual cheerful agreeableness to those who know they are subject to its law.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape; a spirit with any honor is not willing to live except in its own way, and a spirit with any wisdom is not over-eager to live at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
American energy is the energy of violence, of free-floating resentment and anxiety unleashed by chronic cultural dislocations which must be, for the most part, ferociously sublimated. This energy has mainly been sublimated into crude materialism and acquisitiveness. Into hectic philanthropy. Into benighted moral crusades, the most spectacular of which was Prohibition. Into an awesome talent for uglifying countryside and cities. Into the loquacity and torment of a minority of gadflies: artists, prophets, muckrakers, cranks, and nuts. And into self-punishing neuroses. But the naked violence keeps breaking through, throwing everything into question.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We had this thing called the Cotillion, which was a source of anxiety for me because I was shy and you were forced to ask girls to dance.More [05/23/2006 12:05:00]
“I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety - panic attacks - and I was not sure of what I wanted to do.”More [10/31/2006 12:10:00]
I remember having anxiety because I got the record deal, but I had to hold it together.More [11/01/2006 12:11:00]
Food can become such a point of anxiety - not because it's food, but just because you have anxiety. That's how eating disorders develop.More [11/12/2006 12:11:00]
I am learning that the beliefs I have about my self cause me to make the decisions I make. I act out of fear, out of anxiety and uncertainty.More [11/14/2006 12:11:00]
“A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience. In 'The Second Sex,' Simone de Beauvoir says that as they approach 50, a lot of women are set free from the anxiety and the mortification and the humiliation of intimate relationships with men - the opposite sex. For some reason, you are suddenly free from it. And thank God for that. It's the upside of sticking around this long.”More [12/04/2006 12:12:00]
“To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight - and thank God for that.”More [12/11/2006 12:12:00]
Sid Waterman: I don't need to work out. My anxiety acts as aerobics.More [03/14/2007 12:03:00]
Greg: What do you do for exercise?
Hobie: Tiddly winks. And an occasional anxiety attack.More [06/09/2007 12:06:00]
Kate has a lot of anxiety about not living up to the standard of motherhood in this town, in this context,More [07/23/2007 12:07:00]
Though details of the book are specific to Connecticut, … what happens on the playground with the mothers (their social competition) is sort of universal. … The irony is that even the women who seem to be the most together are feeling the same sort of insecurity. I think that there’s anxiety felt by women who gave up careers in the city and wonder about the choice, and do that ‘The grass is greener’ thing. There’s this pervasive attitude in America that if you have money nothing can go wrong, which isn’t true … often, economic security in fact is illusory.More [07/23/2007 12:07:00]
The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety upon the account of my absence and exposed situation, made sensible impressions on my heart.More [10/23/2007 12:10:00]
Martin Q. Blank: Don't you think that maybe you're just upset because I told you what I do for a living, and you got upset and *you're* letting it interfere with *our* dynamic?
Dr. Oatman: Whoa. Martin. You didn't tell me what you did for a living...
Martin Q. Blank: Yes, I did!
Dr. Oatman: You didn't tell me what you did for a living for *four* sessions. *Then* you told me. And I said, "I don't want to work with you any more." And yet, you come back each week at the same time. That's a difficulty for me. On top of that, if you've committed a crime or you're thinking about committing a crime, I have to tell the authorities.
Martin Q. Blank: I know the law, okay? But I don't want to be withholding; I'm very serious about this process.
Martin Q. Blank: And I know where you live.
Dr. Oatman: Oh, now see? That wasn't a nice thing to say; that wasn't designed to make me feel good. That's a... kind of a... not too subtle intimidation, and I, uh, get filled with anxiety when you talk about something like that.
Martin Q. Blank: Come on, come on. I was just kidding, all right? The thought never crossed my mind.
Dr. Oatman: You did think of it, Martin! You thought it, and then you said it. And now, I'm left with the aftermath of that, thinking I gotta be creative in a really interesting way or Martin's gonna blow my brains out! You're holding me hostage. That's not right.More [01/16/2008 12:01:00]
“We thought it was wrongheaded and the amount of anxiety caused by this review was significant, ... We stopped the VA from going backward, but we still need to move forward.”More [02/14/2008 12:02:00]
Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand?More [04/02/2008 12:04:00]
It came home to me indelibly that I was never going to change anything in America by walking around carrying a sign. It was a great revelation. It saved me a lot of anxiety and a lot of wasted energy.More [08/25/2008 12:08:00]
Ann Keith:
Justice! That's what you promised, ain't it? I told you what he'd get. Cattleman's justice! A trial in the dead of night so you could hang him quicker. Are you satisfied?

Judge Marlowe:
Young woman, I can understand your anxiety for your father. But justice does not vary with the time of day. Your father can receive as fair a trial in darkness as in daylight.

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Isabelle 'Izzy' Grossman:
No, no that's a good choice, very vivid, that whole section, he's so hungry for her, it's... unsettling.

Anton Maes:

Isabelle 'Izzy' Grossman:
What I love most about your writing...

Anton Maes:
Yes, yes, yes, yes?

Isabelle 'Izzy' Grossman:
Is it's deceptive accessibility. It reads like pulp fiction... and then you... hear music.

Anton Maes:
Will you tell me that when I call you with an anxiety attack at 4 in the morning?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[after Joe's Anxiety attack, Antonio walks in Joe's office to make sure he's alright. He finds him holding a squeezable doll in his hand] What's with the Dolly?

Joe Hackett:
The Doctor gave it to me. I'm supposed to squeeze "Mr. Googi" whenever I feel I might pinch over again.

So there's nothing physically wrong with you

[then adds in a sarcastic subtle tone]

You're just a nut case.

Joe Hackett:
[In an angry provoked tone] Look I'm not...

Calm Down honey, no body thinks you're crazy. Just squeeze Mr. Googi & visualize your happy place

[after a two second pause]

Don't get confused again and squeeze your happy place and visualize Mr. Googi!

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Heather Evans:
Do you come out here a lot?

Isaac Barr:
No, just in moments of existential anxiety and when I want to impress a date.

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The more I read, the more questions I have. Everytime I pass a library I get an anxiety attack.

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Adam Sors:
Never give up your religion. Not for God. God is present in all religions. But if your life becomes a struggle for acceptance, you'll always be unhappy. Religion may not be perfect, but it is a well-built boat that can stay balanced and carry you to the other shore. Our life is nothing but a boat adrift on water balanced by permanent uncertainty. About the people whom you will judge, know this; all they do is struggle to find a kind of security. They're just people, like us. Therefore you mustn't judge them on the basis of appearance or hearsay. Trust no one. Examine all things yourself. Do not join with power. Despise all rank. Do not be ostentatious with what is yours. Owning possessions and property ultimately comes to nothing. Possessions and property can be consumed by fire, swept away by flood, taken away by politics. Do not undertake what you do not know. This causes anxiety which makes you ill. Exercise discipline.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Lars von Trier:
In brief flashes, life is wonderful. P.S. The last sentence and this entry have made me so nervous that I'm getting physical symptoms. Plus it's a hot day. Declaring "life is wonderful" fills me with anxiety beyond imagination.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[to the pharmacist]

Paula Small:
I need to refill this prescription. It's for my anxiety disorder and, uh, it's working nicely 'cause, uh... I wouldn't be able to approach you otherwise.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[first lines]

Charlie Kaufman:
[voiceover] Do I have an original thought in my head? My bald head. Maybe if I were happier, my hair wouldn't be falling out. Life is short. I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I'm a walking cliché. I really need to go to the doctor and have my leg checked. There's something wrong. A bump. The dentist called again. I'm way overdue. If I stop putting things off, I would be happier. All I do is sit on my fat ass. If my ass wasn't fat I would be happier. I wouldn't have to wear these shirts with the tails out all the time. Like that's fooling anyone. Fat ass. I should start jogging again. Five miles a day. Really do it this time. Maybe rock climbing. I need to turn my life around. What do I need to do? I need to fall in love. I need to have a girlfriend. I need to read more, improve myself. What if I learned Russian or something? Or took up an instrument? I could speak Chinese. I'd be the screenwriter who speaks Chinese and plays the oboe. That would be cool. I should get my hair cut short. Stop trying to fool myself and everyone else into thinking I have a full head of hair. How pathetic is that? Just be real. Confident. Isn't that what women are attracted to? Men don't have to be attractive. But that's not true. Especially these days. Almost as much pressure on men as there is on women these days. Why should I be made to feel I have to apologize for my existence? Maybe it's my brain chemistry. Maybe that's what's wrong with me. Bad chemistry. All my problems and anxiety can be reduced to a chemical imbalance or some kind of misfiring synapses. I need to get help for that. But I'll still be ugly though. Nothing's gonna change that.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Man dressed in black:
Soon I'll relieve your anxiety with the relief of death.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.More [07/04/2011 11:07:00]
Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point.More [07/14/2011 04:07:04]
For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.More [07/25/2011 07:07:04]
Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.More [07/25/2011 07:07:39]
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.More [07/28/2011 02:07:37]
There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces.More [08/04/2011 07:08:22]
The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter.More [08/04/2011 01:08:36]
If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself.More [08/14/2011 04:08:56]
What I wasn't prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me. I wasn't prepared for the initial feeling of I don't want to have to do that again. I was scared.More [08/14/2011 11:08:48]
I think there's an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen.More [08/22/2011 11:08:55]
There's an insecure part of me that comes out of me, I get nervous. I don't know why, I wish I could overcome it because it gives me an anxiety feeling.More [09/25/2011 11:09:32]
And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it.More [09/28/2011 01:09:31]
If I'm driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I've got Peggy with me, we're cool.More [10/04/2011 10:10:00]
Gather experience... Look at what you should not look at. A feeling of anxiety is the sure and certain evidence that you should do this.More [10/10/2011 02:10:47]
There is still some very broad humor, but you would connect to the characters and completely identify with Ben Stiller's anxiety about not only meeting Robert De Niro's character and all, but the kind of characters from his past that come with him.More [01/17/2012 12:01:31]
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.More [03/02/2012 07:03:35]
The feeling for him was one of anxiety of life and especially at that age, it's a big part of who you are.More [07/09/2012 07:07:29]
I remember being onstage once when I didn't have fear: I got so scared I didn't have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack. More [08/02/2012 08:08:22]
But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country - to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false.More [01/21/2013 04:01:45]
It's sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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