A Quote by Stephen King on worry, despair, and unhappiness

I looked at the ceiling and wished this life was over.  This unhappy life that had started out so confidently.  I thought I would sleep no more that night but eventually I did.  In the end we always wear out our worries.That's what Wireman says.  (as the character Edgar from 'Duma Key')

Stephen King (1947 -)

Source: Duma Key: A Novel, Pages: 30

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A Quote by Ann Patchett on fighting, conflict, anxiety, and worry

"When you were looking for the big fight, the moment that you thought i would knock everything over, nothing much happened at all." (written from perspective of the character Cecilia in The Patron Saint of Liars)

Ann Patchett

Source: The Patron Saint of Liars: A Novel

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on health, buddhism, present, mind, body, anticipation, future, past, secrets, trouble, and worry

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha, Truth and Brotherhood: An Epitome of Many Buddhist Scriptures, Translated from the Japanese By Dwight Goddard-P. 124

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A Quote by Bob Marley on worry, life, and lyrics

Don't worry 'bout a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.

Bob Marley

Source: "Three Little Birds" lyrics

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on pity, worry, awareness, and drama

Our physical organs (and this cannot be too often repeated) are animal forces, which will quite naturally obey a man who is prepared to command them.  They are there to serve him, not to enslave him.  But the ego is so lazy that it makes him quite glad to abdicate this power in return for the secret satisfaction of pitying his own sufferings, or attracting attention to his pathetic case.  Most of our pathological conditions are aggravated by this unconfessed indulgence.  The same applies to our personal dramas and daily worries; we should have the courage to admit that they feed largely on the pity of others, and on our own.  In most cases, what would be left of them if we passed them over in total silence?

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 106

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on worry, self talk, insight, and rumination

The first thing to do is to break the circuit between bile and brain by resolutely turning one’s thoughts away from the vexatious subject.  This does not means finding convincing arguments, but simply breaking off the contact by, for example, forcing oneself to careful observation of some object or another.  When the train of thought has thus been redirected, a few moments of mediation will prevent the reaction of the bile from continuing.

            This small act of control has the highest importance, for it ensures that when the anarchistic Automaton attacks the conscious self, victory shall go to the latter.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 104

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A Quote by Daniel Goleman on worry, worries, worrying, problem solving, solutions, and chronic worry

The work of worrying – when it succeeds – is to rehearse what those dangers are, and reflect on ways to deal with them.  But worry doesn’t work all that well.  New solutions and fresh ways of seeing a problem do not typically come from worrying, especially chronic worry.  Instead of coming up with solutions to these potential problems, worriers typically ruminate on the danger itself, immersing themselves in a low-key way in the dread associated with it while staying in the same rut of thought.  Chronic worriers worry about a wide range of things, most of which have almost no chance of happening; they read dangers into life’s journey that others never notice.

Daniel Goleman

Source: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Pages: 67

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A Quote by unknown on problem, stress, buddhism, tibet, worry, solution, and film quote

If a problem can be solved, there is nothing to worry about. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good.


Source: Movie "Seven Years in Tibet"

Contributed by: Marisa

A Quote by unknown on worry


If you worry you die, if you don't worry you die, so why worry?


Contributed by: Robin Littlefeather

A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops, independence, and worry

When there is a storm in your life, it is not the time to build. No creature on earth tries to build during a storm. Conserve your energy until the storm passes.    

The dance floor of life is filled with joy for everyone except for those who forget that it is better to dance by yourself than to dance with a partner who always criticizes your step.    

You would not go into an apple orchard and eat the weeds so why would you go into your day and feast on worries?

Patrick McBride

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