When you just can’t bear being you for one more moment, take a stroll through the best quotes about insecurity to remind yourself that however horrible you think you are, there’s always someone else who hates themselves more. If you’re not feeling sure, try to remember you’re no different than some of the most accomplished artists and thinkers in history. So stop the navel gazing and read through these famous quotes about insecurity.
- “My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” Woody Allen One of our most neurotic of entertainers, found the essence of insecurity to be someone else. At the same time, Allen built a career as one of America’s most respected comedians and filmmakers on a strong foundation of self-loathing, so it can’t be all bad. He also once quipped, “I've often said, the only thing standing between me and greatness is me.” If Woody can step out of his own insecure way, why not you, too?
- “Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Even back in the 16th century, folks were being hounded by voices in their head. Before he achieved literary greatness, Cervantes worked as a valet, a soldier, purveyor, tax collector and jail inmate. He didn’t experienced literary success until he was past 50. Somewhere along the way, those self-doubts became enemies real and imaginary that became the basis of the first modern novel.
- “Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.” John Lennon For a man who wrote love songs for a living, Lennon might have included some sex, drugs and rock and roll in the formula. Still, as his songbook attests, Lennon certainly explored all avenues of life. If the creator of “Imagine” and half the Beatles catalogue found work to be the key to living alongside fear and insecurity, it is advice well worth taking.
- "Be who you are and say what you feel because the people who matter don't mind and the people who mind don't matter!" Dr. Seuss had a rhyme and reason to all his strange word concoctions. Half of insecurity is worrying about what someone else thinks. But consider this, how many people have worthwhile opinions? Read through any comment board and watch that number dwindle. The truth is most people are too busy worry about themselves to notice what an idiot you are. So adopt a little Seuss-ian whimsy and you just may find what matters most of all.
- “That's why actors can take on other lives because I think basically, at the bottom of everything they are terribly insecure people. They don't feel themselves to be bright and beautiful or necessarily beloved. So they're always looking for it. And as long as they're looking for it, they work at their best capacity. So in that way, their insecurity feeds their talent.” As an award-winning actress and daughter of legendary film director John Huston, Anjelica Huston has spent a lifetime in Hollywood. She understands better than most that underneath the winning smiles and polished glamour of movie stars, there lays a vast pool of insecurity. When you’re feeling down, it’s easy to compare yourself to the Brad Pitts and Johnny Depps of the world. Just remember, the better the actor, the greater the insecurity.