A List of 21 Best Social Anxiety Quotes to Motivate You For The Day.

In today’s world, due to the increased use of social media, anxiety is far more prevalent than it ever was before. This has led to severe cases of social anxiety that the world has never seen before.

Several of those in need who come to us looking for guidance, feel that they are the only ones in the world who are going through the ups and downs of Social Anxiety. We often encounter questions such as ‘why am I the only one who thinks these thoughts?’, ‘Why do I have to suffer while everyone else seems to be doing just fine?’. Time and time again, we tell those coming to us for help, that they are not the only ones thinking this and there is a way out of this loop.

We have seen several sources talk about ‘just be yourself’, ‘you are perfect the way you are’, ‘don’t overthink’, and pass it off as advice. Although this sounds enough, more often than not, it isn’t. We believe that each person dealing with social anxiety is unique and their thoughts need to be heard individually. For this very reason, our team hears out every single enquiry that we receive and address it with the utmost level of personalization.

We also believe that going through quotes that well known personalities have stated help with dealing with social anxiety as it reinstates that you are not alone in all of this. Below is a list of quotes that we have found relatable and hope puts your mind at ease. In case you feel anxious at any point during the day, you could refer to any of these quotes and they are sure to let you know that what you are going through is temporary.

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

There’s just so much going on in my mind, sometimes I can’t keep up with what’s going on around me.

Amanda Jade Briskar on A Healthy Place

All this hurrying from place to place won’t bring you any relief, for you’re traveling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way.


Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.

Marcus Aurelius.

What upsets people is not things themselves, but their judgments about these things.


…meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same.

Rudyard Kipling

It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.

Matt Haig

I am exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.


Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

Charles Spurgeon

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.

George Bernard Shaw

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.

Walter Anderson

I'm not anti-social. I'm just not social.

Woody Allen

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.

Ray Bradbury

What other people think of me is none of my business.

Wayne Dyer

We are always doing something to cover up our basic existential anxiety. Some people live that way until the day they die.

Joko Beck, American Author

He was of an impressible nature, and lived a great deal in other people’s opinions and feelings concerning himself.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist, poet, journalist, and translator

Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.

Marcus Aurelius

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.

Ruth E. Renkel

Don't believe the things you tell yourself late at night.

Cheryl Cole

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Elizabeth Kenny

To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.

Boyd K. Packer

A BONUS Quote that is sure to give you strength:

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

John A. Shedd

And there you go, a list of quotes one going through social anxiety is sure to be able to relate to. Be sure to let us know your top quotes from this little list we have curated.

The above quotes have been sourced from:

  • Brainy Quote
  • Painted Teacup
  • Books from Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
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