Stage Fright Quotes

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.
Ari Graynor
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.
Andrea Bocelli
I suffer a lot with nerves and stage fright.
Sheridan Smith
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.
Skai Jackson
I can’t remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.
Henry Rollins
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
Stevie Nicks
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.
Brooke Burke
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.
Anne Lamott
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.
Brianna Brown
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.
Agnetha Faltskog
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.
Carol Channing
The truth is, I hate to perform. I get such bad stage fright, it makes me physically ill.
Rivers Cuomo
At first, I had such stage fright, and it was always comforting to look over and see my big brother.
Sasha Spielberg
I have stage fright really badly.
Jessica Barden
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.
Britt Ekland
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.
Roseanne Barr
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.
Buzz Osborne
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.
Helen Mirren
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.
Damien Chazelle
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.
Richie Sambora
I definitely get stage fright.
Bridgit Mendler
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.
Taylor Swift
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.’
Kirk Douglas
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.
Moshe Kasher
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.
Gregg Allman
To begin with, I don’t have any stage fright.
Ednita Nazario
I’ve never really been one to get what they call stage fright so much.
Sean Penn
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.
Beth Behrs
Actually, I failed drama in high school because of nerves. I wasn’t able to memorize the words. I had complete stage fright.
Constance Marie
I was very nervous as a child and had stage fright.
Ayushmann Khurrana
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.
Loni Love
I started out doing my mother’s nightclub act, and I had stage fright.
Carrie Fisher
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.
Tom Lenk
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.’
Walker Hayes
So many horses get stage fright when they enter the arena, and that’s it – the performance is over.
Charlotte Dujardin
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.
Ezra Furman
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.
Barry Humphries
I’ve always loved acting but never thought I could do theatre because I got the worst stage fright ever.
Daisy Lowe
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.
Tess Daly