Stressed Quotes

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“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Steve Maraboli
“The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Charlotte Eriksson
“I was stressed and scared and I had to hurry to be someone, become something, do something. I was running and talking and cursed myself when I wasted my time on things that wouldn’t get me anywhere. It was work and it was money and I was never where I was, always somewhere else in my head far, far away.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

“Live a good life. More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
Roy Bennett

“When you're stressed, you eat ice cream, cake, chocolate and sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is desserts.”

Raquel Cepeda
“The gaping hole in her heart is amplified when she catches a glimpse of the strands of silver hair framing her once young face in the mirror.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Sarah Addison Allen
“The air around her was cool lately, as if she were creating a vacuum with her unhappiness.”
Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

Steve Maraboli
“The people in my circle? Those who make me feel blessed; not stressed.”
Steve Maraboli

Terry McMillan
“I thought you said you were trying to quit swearing!
Go to hell, Paulette. I will. As soon as I can have a whole week where no crazy or ridiculous or unbelievable shi*t happens an my mind is calm long enough to remember how to think.”
Terry McMillan, The Interruption of Everything

Tyne O'Connell
“I had entered a world that no one with an evolved sense of joie de vivre would touch with a barge pole - it's called "Joining the Property Market" and it trumps war for stress!”
Tyne O'Connell, Latest Accessory

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You are not walking slow enough, when taking a walk, if you do not come across as bored or depressed (to the average sane person).”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Steven Magee
“The majority of the common people do not realize that calling 911 may result in a stressed out armed police officer that has a range of medical issues and is taking potent prescription drugs being sent to out to them.”
Steven Magee

“It's funny how the things we fear the most, offer the greatest rewards.
In my pursuit of happiness, I realized I had to come to terms with my mortality. It was one of the hardest things I've had to do. But when I did, life took on a whole new meaning for me. I became happier, and started enjoying life. I stopped taking things personally (still in progress). I unburdened myself of cultural and societal pressure. I am taking more calculated risks, and I am doing the things I've always wanted to do. Life is way too short to be stressed, miserable and unhappy.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

Craig Groeschel
“Better a little with God than a whole lot without Him. Better to have fewer houses, cars, appliances, clothes, toys, and bills than to have the whole world and lose your soul. Better something paid for that's used and enjoyed and shared and worn out than something nice and shiny and new that won't be paid for until 2019 and that you're too stressed to enjoy. Better a little with the fear of the Lord than more of what everyone else has. Better than normal, instead of normal is best.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The modern man is usually in a hurry to get to a destination from which he will sooner or later suffer from and at times complain about boredom.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“When you wake up one morning realizing you have piled so much on yourself that you feel you can't afford to get out, GET THE FUCK OUT!”
DC Allen

Arvyn Cerezo
“I am sunken in my own sea and
I will drown myself in my loneliness within it.”
Arvyn Cerézo, Dystopia and Derelict Dreams: Poems

Frank Sonnenberg
“Is stress inflicted on you — or created by you?”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Michael  Grant
“I’m mean? That’s the worst you can throw at me?”
“Mean and self-pitying. Does that make it better?”
“And what are you, Astrid?” he shouted. “A smug know-it-all! You point your finger at me and say, ‘Hey, Sam, you make the decisions, and you take all the heat.’”
“Oh, it’s my fault? No way. I didn’t anoint you.”
“Yeah, you did, Astrid. You guilted me into it. You think I don’t know what you’re all about? You used me to protect Little Pete. You use me to get your way. You manipulate me anytime you feel like it.”
“You really are a jerk, you know that?”
“No, I’m not a jerk, Astrid. You know what I am? I’m the guy getting people killed,” Sam said quietly.
Then, “My head is exploding from it. I can’t get my brain around it. I can’t do this. I can’t be that guy, Astrid, I’m a kid, I should be studying algebra or whatever. I should be hanging out. I should be watching TV.”
His voice rose, higher and louder till he was screaming. “What do you want from me? I’m not Little Pete’s father. I’m not everybody’s father. Do you ever stop to think what people are asking me to do? You know what they want me to do? Do you? They want me to kill my brother so the lights will come back on. They want me to kill kids! Kill Drake. Kill Diana. Get our own kids killed.
“That’s what they ask. Why not, Sam? Why aren’t you doing what you have to do, Sam? Tell kids to get eaten alive by zekes, Sam. Tell Edilio to dig some more holes in the square, Sam.”
He had gone from yelling to sobbing. “I’m fifteen years old. I’m fifteen.”
He sat down hard on the edge of the bed. “Oh, my God, Astrid. It’s in my head, all these things. I can’t get rid of them. It’s like some filthy animal inside my head and I will never, ever, ever get rid of it. It makes me feel so bad. It’s disgusting. I want to throw up. I want to die. I want someone to shoot me in the head so I don’t have to think about everything.”
Astrid was beside him, and her arms were around him. He was ashamed, but he couldn’t stop the tears. He was sobbing like he had when he was a little kid, like when he had a nightmare. Out of control. Sobbing.
Gradually the spasms slowed. Then stopped. His breathing went from ragged to regular.
“I’m really glad the lights weren’t on,” Sam said. “Bad enough you had to hear it.”
“I’m falling apart,” he said.
Astrid gave no answer, just held him close. And after what felt like a very long time, Sam moved away from her, gently putting distance between them again.
“Listen. You won’t ever tell anyone…”
“No. But, Sam…”
“Please don’t tell me it’s okay,” Sam said. “Don’t be nice to me anymore. Don’t even tell me you love me. I’m about a millimeter from falling apart again.”
Michael Grant, Hunger

Jomny Sun
“a stressed human helps no one not even himself.”
Jomny Sun, Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

Patricia Cornwell
“Most of us feel isolated and paranoid during stressful times. We feel alone in the wilderness.”
Patricia Cornwell, Body of Evidence