Some of the best insecurity quotes come from those who have battled their insecurities and won - or who have turned their
into a tool to bolster themselves up.
Insecurity can be physical or financial, in which case it makes you work harder then ever to overcome it; or
, in which case you can choose to turn it to your advantage and by doing so conquer it and your fears.
Some of the people who appear the most
hide insecurity just below the surface, while others who live apparently unremarkable lives in actuality have faced and fought back all their fears and reap the benefits.
For many, insecurity is linked to personal appearance:
Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery. ~G. B. Trudeau
Often it is rooted in concepts learned in childhood:
Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity. ~Jasmine Guy
Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness. ~Naomi Campbell
For some, it's the inspiration to follow their dreams:
Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best. ~Harold W. Dodds
Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade. ~Miranda Richardson
For others, it's what drives them, even as they conquer it:
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
I love playing ego and insecurity combined. ~Jim Carrey
Those who recognize it for what it is can use it instead of being made miserable by it:
A competent and self confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. ~Robert A. Heinlein
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
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
Often, insecurity can seem like a linchpin of the universe:
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
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
But above all, insecurity can make us better people, if we let it become a motivator instead of a weight dragging us down:
Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order. ~Gustav Heinemann
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
These insecurity quotes can serve to remind you not to let insecurity get the best of you and keep you from your best - but how to channel it into even greater effort.