Quotes and Sayings about Insecurity



"I'd been around women who put me down, made me feel bad, or said things to fuel my insecurity."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Women, Insecurity)

"Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Anger, Insecurity, Loneliness, Self)

"I don't miss the economic insecurity, the living paycheck to paycheck."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Insecurity, Living)

"I love playing ego and insecurity combined."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Love, Ego, Insecurity)

"For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Change, Creation, Evil, Insecurity, Man, Spirit, World)

"Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, Idea, Fear, Being, Gender, Insecurity, Man)

"It's a bit loose and the people in my group have got other groups. They don't have to have a total allegiance to me. I think that's really a bit weird and showing some weird insecurity."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: People, Insecurity)

"I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Funny, People, Feeling, Insecurity, Laughter, Now)

"Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That's the truth. And on that note, I'll say goodnight. God love you."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Love, God, Truth, Fool, Insecurity)

"I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Heroes, Human nature, Insecurity, Want)

"Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best."
- Harold W. Dodds
(Related: Force, Insecurity)

"It's an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure... Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best."
- Harold W. Dodds
(Related: Force, Insecurity, Old)

"There's too much insecurity on studio sets, with all the people standing around, whispering."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: People, Insecurity)

"The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence."
- Douglas Dunn
(Related: Negative, Confidence, Expression, Insecurity, Nationalism)

"It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Science, Acting, Credit, Insecurity, Man, Mind)

"The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute, transforming everything into a brave new world, but there lingered an insecurity about the arts."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: America, Insecurity, Spirit, World)

"The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Insecurity)

"The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Insecurity)

"That's why you find a lot of entertainers are insecure, because it's the perfect camouflage for insecurity."
- Gloria Gaynor
(Related: Insecurity)

"For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it."
- Frank Gehry
(Related: Day, First, Insecurity, Project)

"She's probably in denial that she's a great big ball of insecurity and I'm quite well aware that I am one."
- Boy George
(Related: Denial, Insecurity)

"Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Bigotry, Insecurity, Judgment)

"It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Insecurity, Play, World)

"It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Insecurity, World)

"Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Hope, Insecurity, Order, Resignation)

"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Insecurity, Jealousy, Self)

"I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it's shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it's a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It's truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Anxiety, Day, Insecurity, Inspiring, Overcoming, Self, Shyness)

"Insecurity is just something that's there all the time. I've never been crippled by it."
- Catherine Keener
(Related: Time, Insecurity)

"Creative people are very insecure people because they don't know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: People, Actor, Insecurity)

"I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it's important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Wisdom, Insecurity)

"I had no idea that he was going to write that, but I've always believed that insecurity was what would keep you always in your innocence, no matter what the business did."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Business, Idea, Innocence, Insecurity)

"First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: War, Approval, Corporate, First, Insecurity, Job, Mind, Months, Public, Sense, Terrorism)

"Bad directors will tell you they absolutely know how to do it, and how it has to happen; there's this insecurity that leads them to feeling like they have to control everything."
- Molly Parker
(Related: Control, Feeling, Insecurity, Will)

"I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Complaint, Elections, Insecurity, Iraq)

"Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Time, Acting, Insecurity)

"Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade."
- Miranda Richardson
(Related: People, Actor, Insecurity, Trade, Weakness)

"I have the show because I'm insecure. It's my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience."
- Ray Romano
(Related: Insecurity, Want)

"Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery."
- G. B. Trudeau
(Related: Exercise, Insecurity, Right)

"It goes to establish a just and permanent principle of trade which puts an end to all serious fluctuations in prices and consequently, to all the insecurity and ruin which these fluctuations produce; and to build up those who are already ruined."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: End, Insecurity, Ruin, Trade)

"It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments."
- William H. Wharton
(Related: Confusion, Injustice, Insecurity, State)

"But so much of being an actor isn't so great - the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Financial, Actor, Being, Insecurity, Rejection)