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Kids are smart: don't underestimate their bull detector. Contemporary kids have access to a lot of information, so don't even try to fool them. I have never been more nervous about my research than when writing for young adults because they pick up every single error.
Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
Thomas de Quincey
I get more anxious than nervous before a concert.
I would prefer to be a little nervous, because when you stop being nervous is kind of when you stop caring.
I don't understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I still get nervous about singing. I drink tea with honey and lemon before every concert. And I need to have scented candles in all of my hotel rooms.
Mary J. Blige
I've never been more nervous in my life than singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
It was hard to get guys to notice me, period, because I was so skinny and all my friends were curvy. Plus, I used to be very nervous in front of guys.
When I'm nervous, I stutter, and I had to keep stopping and starting.
I never got nervous performing my own material.
I ain't never nervous. Never nervous.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
When I went to Los Angeles right after high school, I got some acting jobs, and I never, ever wanted to be an actress! Public speaking and acting make me want to vomit. But I have never been nervous singing. When it comes to public speaking, I stumble on my words, sweat, and pull at my clothes.
I get nervous when I don't get nervous. If I'm nervous I know I'm going to have a good show.
I'd say the only time I ever get nervous is around great ballet dancers or people I really admire.
Dita Von Teese
I get nervous watching teammates. I get nervous for them. Late in the game, pressure situation, I'm nervous for them.
I wouldn't say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I'd like my fear emotion to be less because it's very distracting and fries my nervous system.
Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing - he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous - any athlete who tells you they're not nervous isn't telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
No matter how many shows I've done, as soon as they say it's time to start, I get that nervous sensation and feel like I have to pee. So that's where my mind is. That and making it to the end of the runway and back as fast as I can.
When there's people on the other side of the room trying to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you, you can get nervous.
I get way more nervous playing golf in front of 500 people than being on stage in front of 20,000 people.
I was a tiger, a good fighter, in good shape, but I was always nervous before boxing matches.
I think I've always been fine on stage - though I get nervous beforehand. But once I'm on stage, all of that goes out of the window.
The mind and the body are inextricably entwined, and rarely are their inseparability clearer than when we're under some kind of mental pressure. The moment we start trying to learn a new skill, make a decision or otherwise think on our feet, our nervous system reacts - with accelerated pulse rate, increased respiration, even sweating.
I don't consider myself sexy. I'm kind of a nervous person in general. I'm socially awkward. I'm not tall and sensuous. I usually wear sweats everywhere I go. Oh, and I burp a lot.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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