Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Stage Fright Quotes from famous authors such as Ari Graynor, Andrea Bocelli, Sheridan Smith, Skai Jackson, Henry Rollins. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I’ve started to get more stage fright the older I get.
Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.
I suffer a lot with nerves and stage fright.
During my teen years, I just really started to get anxiety. I would get stage fright when I would do certain speaking engagements and I always would get through them, but it was a really nerve-racking and hard thing to do.
I can’t remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
I don’t get stage fright, I actually love the energy, I love the spontaneity, I love the adrenaline you get in front of a live audience, it actually really works for me.
I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I’m annoying, and a phony.
I definitely suffered from stage fright. I had to work really hard to come out of my shell. When I was little, I was very loud and loved performing in front of people. I was fearless. When I hit puberty, I became very shy and self-conscious.
I used to suffer from stage fright, which at times was an ordeal. I won’t perform live again. I’m going to do some TV shows and videos but nothing else… I don’t like to travel too much or do concerts. I’m more of a studio and home girl.
I had big problems with stage fright in the past. I think, slowly, as I’ve gotten better at it, I’ve started to enjoy it. It’s made me a more confident person in my normal life. I can open up and be myself in situations that used to be abject terror.
I can’t remember if I had any stage fright at the first Bowl. But I did the second time.
The truth is, I hate to perform. I get such bad stage fright, it makes me physically ill.
At first, I had such stage fright, and it was always comforting to look over and see my big brother.
I have stage fright really badly.
As for the stage fright, it never goes away. When I’m waiting in the wings to go on, it’s agony every single time but I stay focused and I know that once I’m on stage it’ll be fine; I’ll be in my happy little bubble.
I had – after I sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ so badly, after my tragic singing accident, after that, you know, all my stuff kind of, like, really got even more full blown and, you know, I got stage fright and, you know, I couldn’t do stand-up anymore and let alone sing and all the other things.
I conquered my stage fright a long time ago. In my line of work, it’s kind of a pre-requisite that you not feel bad about looking stupid in front of a lot of people.
I still suffer terribly from stage fright. I get sick with fear. Not every night, but at the beginning and on occasion – not necessarily when I’m expecting it. You just have to cope with it – take it on the chin and work through it, trying to use the adrenalin to perform.
I didn’t have traditional stage fright. If there was 500 people in the audience or three people in the audience, it didn’t really make a difference. What made a difference was the conductor. Everything that I was scared about as a drummer was him.
When you’re sick on the road, it’s the worst. That’s when you become the most vulnerable and neurotic. You become scared. If I had a cold or a chest infection, and I had to sing all those high parts, there was stage fright.
I definitely get stage fright.
In my opinion, the only way to conquer stage fright is to get up on stage and play. Every time you play another show, it gets better and better.
God bless Dad, he came to every one of my shows. I was bad, and I had horrible stage fright. My dad was so relieved – he’d say, ‘You were terrible; this kid is not going to be an actor.’ Finally, I did a play and he said, ‘Son – you were really good.’
I don’t know about other comedians, but I know that I never have felt anything like stage fright. I’ve felt nervous before big shows, but I think that’s different than stage fright.
Stage fright is not a thing about ‘Am I any good?’ It’s about ‘Am I gonna be good tonight?’ It’s a right-now thing. It helps me. If I went out there thinkin’, ‘Eh, we’ll go slaughter ’em,’ I’m positive something would go seriously wrong.
To begin with, I don’t have any stage fright.
I’ve never really been one to get what they call stage fright so much.
I wake up around nine and do morning chants in my bed. I learned transcendental meditation four years ago, and I do it twice a day, plus an extra ten minutes before the show because I struggle with stage fright just before I go on.
Actually, I failed drama in high school because of nerves. I wasn’t able to memorize the words. I had complete stage fright.
I was very nervous as a child and had stage fright.
I started by doing a little funny story, and then I started going to open mics. I realized I had a lot of work to do – you have to get over the stage fright and get your stage presence up. It took me some time, but I finally feel that I’m at a point where I feel comfortable on stage and giving my point of view.
I started out doing my mother’s nightclub act, and I had stage fright.
It’s interesting – years ago, I had such bad stage fright during musical theater auditions that I just gave up. And now I’m on Broadway.
My dad was listening to me noodle around on the guitar in the house and sing, and he was like, ‘Man, you’re funny, and you sound good when you do that. You should do that at a bar.’ I had stage fright, so I was like, ‘No, Dad. Leave me alone.’
So many horses get stage fright when they enter the arena, and that’s it – the performance is over.
I get stage fright really bad sometimes, so touring has been hard on me in a lot of ways. But despite that, I love performing.
I guess you could say I’m an addict – an adrenalin addict – I get great excitement and stimulation from doing stuff in public, even though I’m nervous and I have very bad stage fright.
I’ve always loved acting but never thought I could do theatre because I got the worst stage fright ever.
I’ve never had stage fright, that would mean you were paralyzed like a rabbit in headlights and you wouldn’t be able to speak or move.