Quotes and Sayings about Nerves



"In our story logic which we're making up, if we're saying he's alive, then like a quadriplegic who's in bed he can move his head and shoulders, but he can't move his arms. If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms, the nerves could get through and he could walk."
- John Badham
(Related: Power, Bed, Logic, Nerves, Saying)

"Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

"My nerves before a gig got worse; I had terrible bad nerves all the time. Once we started... I was fine."
- John Bonham
(Related: Time, Nerves)

"But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Purpose, Eyes, Nerves)

"He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nerves, Skill)

"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nerves, Skill)

"I don't have half the nerves there that I have anywhere else."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Nerves)

"The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: War, American, Nerves)

"The big trick in putting is not method; the secret of putting is domination of the nerves."
- Henry Cotton
(Related: Nerves)

"I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Body, Nerves)

"Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Machine, Nerves, Poor)

"After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Feeling, Nerves, Pain)

"It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Being, Day, Nerves)

"Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Nerves)

"That's the way I like it because there's no time to have nerves about it. You just run out and do it."
- Doug Flutie
(Related: Time, Nerves)

"Being unprepared heightens nerves."
- James Galway
(Related: Being, Nerves)

"Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you're going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Time, Politics, Religion, Truth, Nerves, Now)

"Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty."
- Herbert Gold
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Careers, Literature, Living, Meaning, Memories, Nerves, Writers)

"I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Nerves, Years)

"When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?"
- Russell Hoban
(Related: Being, Chance, Man, Nerves)

"There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself."
- Doris Humphrey
(Related: Power, Strength, Emotions, Nerves, Senses)

"Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Men, Circumstances, Exhaustion, Nerves)

"When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Heart, Attention, Being, Mind, Nerves, Talk, Understanding)

"I don't like money actually, but it quiets the nerves."
- Joe E. Lewis
(Related: Money, Nerves)

"I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves."
- Joe Louis
(Related: Money, Nerves)

"The nerves are a problem on trumpet, because when you mess up everyone can hear it. Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it. That should calm your nerves."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: People, Nerves)

"I definitely wanted this win today and I don't want anybody to talk about my nerves anymore."
- Amelie Mauresmo
(Related: Nerves, Talk, Today, Want)

"To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Action, Expression, Light, Nerves)

"Sensation is not the conduction of a quality or state of external bodies to consciousness, but the conduction of a quality or state of our nerves to consciousness, excited by an external cause."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Quality, Cause, Consciousness, Nerves, State)

"He who feels compelled to consider the consequences of these facts cannot but realize that the specific sensibility of nerves for certain impressions is not enough, since all nerves are sensitive to the same cause but react to the same cause in different ways."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Cause, Consequences, Facts, Nerves, Sensibility)

"You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused."
- Eliot Ness
(Related: Death, Nerves, Nothing)

"Nerves provide me with energy... It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that's when I get worried."
- Mike Nichols
(Related: Energy, Nerves)

"Money does not make you happy but it quiets the nerves."
- Sean O'Casey
(Related: Money, Nerves)

"I don't get nervous in any situation. There's no such thing as nerves when you're playing games."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Games, Nerves)

"All this flying around got on my nerves. But then I gave the script to Cathy to get her opinion. When she started to laugh, it was like 'That's it!'. I went to LA and I got the part."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Flying, Nerves, Opinion)

"Our experiments not only proved the existence of a nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands, but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation of these nerves in normal activity."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Existence, Facts, Nerves, Participation)

"Our success was mainly due to the fact that we stimulated the nerves of animals that easily stood on their own feet and were not subjected to any painful stimulus either during or immediately before stimulation of their nerves."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Success, Animals, Fact, Feet, Nerves)

"Physiology has, at last, gained control over the nerves which stimulate the gastric glands and the pancreas."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Control, Nerves)

"In the case of the stomach, however, the nerves of the glandular cells were always severed when constructing an artificially isolated pouch and this, naturally, affected the normal work of the stomach."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Work, Nerves)

"I think the whole nerves thing comes into play when we worry about what other people and society will think."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Society, People, Nerves, Play, Will, Worry)

"The worst thing for an actor is a director that gets on your nerves and says things that actually confuse you."
- Stephen Rea
(Related: Actor, Nerves)

"Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Control, Acting, Nerves)

"Netanyahu is pressured easily, gets into a panic, and loses his senses... to run a country like Israel a leader needs to have reason and judgment and nerves of steel, two traits he does not have."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Leader, Country, Israel, Judgment, Needs, Nerves, Reason, Senses)

"Let me be accurate in everything, for though you and I have seen some strange things together, you may at the first think that I, Van Helsing, am mad. That the many horrors and the so long strain on nerves has at the last turn my brain."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: First, May, Nerves)

"Before I was a year old I walked and talked and I was even potty trained. When I started going to school I think I got on everyone's nerves because I used to ask adult questions rather than settle for the stuff usually fed to kids."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Kids, Nerves, Old, Questions, School)

"Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves."
- Paul Theroux
(Related: Nerves, Pretty, Writing)

"The public's nerves are raw and edgy. You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing."
- Jack Valenti
(Related: Nerves, Public, Understanding)

"I couldn't sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Nerves, Psychology, Sleep, Years)

"To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace. I have never been troubled by nerves in golf because I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain."
- Harry Vardon
(Related: Peace, Gain, Golf, Nerves, Nothing, Play)

"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Events, Nerves, Quiet, Trifles)

"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Life, Success, Dream, Idea, Body, Nerves)

"Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom."
- Bernard De Voto
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Pessimism, Name, Nerves)

"How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Experience, God, Being, Eyes, Jewels, Nerves)

"Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Soul, People, Nerves)