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Quotes of the day: 66 observations on worry

Published Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 10:44 PM EDT
Sep 22 2014

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
-Isak Dinesen

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
-Benjamin Franklin

Do the job first. Worry about the clearance later.
-Sargent Shriver

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
-Howard Aiken

Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.
-Samuel Goldwyn

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
-Charles M. Schulz (In the comic strip Peanuts)

Don't worry about what your mother thinks of your language.
-Elmore Leonard

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
-Robert Fulghum

Don't worry, honey. There's always another train coming.
-Millie Mendez

Forget the past- the future will give you plenty to worry about.
-George Allen

I don't care where they stand. The man I worry about is the one who hasn't taken a position.
-H. Ross Perot

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
-Steven Wright

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
-Jules Renard

I have never yet met a healthy person who worries very much about his health or a really good person who worries much about his own soul.
-J.B.S. Haldane

I highly recommend worrying. It is much more effective than dieting.
-William Powell

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
-John Mortimer

I think these difficult times have helped me to realize how infinitely rich and beautiful life is. And that so many things one worries about are of no importance whatsoever.
-Isak Dinesen

I worry about my judgment when anything I believe in or do regularly begins to be accepted by the American public.
-George Carlin

I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else.
-Lily Tomlin

I'm worried that the universe will soon need replacing. It's not holding a charge.
-Edward Chilton

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.
-Thomas Pynchon

If you ain't never pick up the sword, you ain't never have to worry about fallin' on it.
-Meldrick Lewis

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
-Dale Carnegie

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.
-Ray Bradbury

If you want to test your memory, try to remember what you were worrying about one year ago today.
-E. Joseph Cossman

If you're right 95 percent of the time, why worry about the other three percent?

It isn't what a teenager knows that worries his parents. It's how he found out.
-Ann Landers

It's difficult enough to be funny without worrying about what is going to offend whom.
-Alan King

Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor.
-Paulo Coelho

Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present. When things are at their worst I find something always happens.
-W. Somerset Maugham

Life's too short to waste worrying about the inevitable.
-Pete Abrams

Most parents don't worry about a daughter until she fails to show up for breakfast. Then it is too late.
-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
-Dale Carnegie

Pessimists have already begun to worry about what is going to replace automation.
-John Tudor

Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.
-Robert Orben

Relaxation is the absence of worry.
-Albert Brooks

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
-Dale Carnegie

Some people are worried about the difference between right and wrong. I'm worried about the difference between wrong and fun.
-P.J. O'Rourke

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
-Jane Wagner

Stop worrying about communism; just get rid of the conditions that nurture it.
-Frank Sinatra

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
-Barbara Hoffman

Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world except money.
-Johnny Cash

That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another...
-Charles M. Schulz (In the comic strip Peanuts)

The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.
-Johnny Carson

The only way to maintain a moderate sum of happiness in this life, is not to worry about the future or regret the past too much.
-Mel Gibson

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.
-Mary Schmich

We live in the interface between radioactive molten rock and hard vacuum and we worry about safety.
-Chris Hunt

We probably wouldn't worry about what other people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
-Olin Miller

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
-Stacia Tauscher

What worries you, masters you.
-John Locke

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
-Winston Churchill

When the situation is hopeless, there's nothing to worry about.
-Edward Abbey

Whenever an angel says 'Be not afraid!' you'd better start worrying. A big assignment is on the way.
-Elie Wiesel

Why worry? If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it better.
-Walt Disney

Women always worry about the things that men forget; men always worry about the things women remember.
-Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Worriers spend a lot of time shoveling smoke.
-Claude McDonald

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
-Mary Hemingway

Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
-Marcus Sakey

Worry is interest paid before it's due.
-Zig Ziglar

Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.
-Erma Bombeck

Worry is the most wasteful thing in the world.
-Henry Ford

Worrying is the interest paid on a debt you may not owe.
-Peter McWilliams

You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.
-Lauren Bacall

You'll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.
-David Foster Wallace

(September 23 is also the birthday of Walter Lippman )

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