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
Emotional Stage Fright quotations
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
I get stage fright and gremlins in my head saying: 'You're going to forget your lines'.
The Alexander Technique has helped me to undo knots, unblock energy and deal with almost paralysing stage fright
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I'm suffering from stage fright. I don't like making speeches. [...] I'm the kind of introvert actor who likes putting on other people's clothes and pretending to be somebody else, which is completely crazy choice of profession. So, I don't enjoy public speaking and I have every sympathy for anyone who has to do it and doesn't enjoy it.
I have stage fright every single concert I've ever done.
I have at least four or five minutes of it. It's absolute living hell.
Yes, I was scared, it was like stage fright, but I worked through it.
If you've gotten to the door, you shouldn't doubt you can open it.
Everyone has friend during each stage of life. But only the lucky ones have same friend in all stages of life.
I don't get stage fright. I do get nervous before I play in front of big audiences [though].
He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next
For me I have learned to enjoy everything, especially performing live, so much more. I used to get horrible stage fright when I was younger and today and just love to sing for anyone who still turns up at my shows!
It's never fun to be scared [about stage fright] but I think that it is important and it's healthy to always push yourself.
Many people associate stage fright with a fear of looking ridiculous, making a bad impression. For me, it's like a kind of fever.
I always feel like if someone has stage fright, I really try and say, "Listen, these people want you to succeed, they want to have a good evening. They want to see something really great. They don't want to see something crappy. They don't. They want to be at something really special."
I like to take a puff or two before going on the air.
I still get stage fright when I have to perform. A little grass gets rid of the problem.
But I have fun with the fright, work with it.
You have to - that's your timing, that beat of excitement. And when I go on stage, it's just like taking a step into heaven. Poof, you know? Poof - and there I am.
I've never really been one to get what they call stage fright so much.
I can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.
I've never suffered stage fright. That fascinates people.
I have big, big stage fright.
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.
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.
The distance thing is partially due to the fact that I'm pretty shy and I've struggled with extreme stage fright in the past. So I just have to go onstage in a different head space so I'm not as self-aware.
The whole concept of stage fright is fascinating.
Actors get stage fright, but they wouldn't be on the stage in the first place if they just succumbed to it. There's this love/hate relationship with the spotlight.
You get used to it, you look forward to the adrenaline of the stage fright before you go out.
There was a while when I got really bad stage fright and I basically felt.
..I was incredibly angry. I felt like everything had been taken away from me and it was at that point that I realized how much doing stand up reminds me of my self love and curiosity about myself and love of other people because I don't go on stage to dominate.
Throughout my career, nervousness and stage-fright have never left me before playing. And each of the thousands of concerts I have played at, I feel as bad as I did the very first time.
Stage fright, like epilepsy, is a divine ailment, a sacred madness.
.. It is a grace that is sufficient in the old Jesuit sense - that is, insufficient by itself but a necessary condition for success.
Fame: an embalmer trembling with stage fright.
I definitely get stage fright.
I have never known stage-fright at any time.
The absolute contingency of the encounter takes on the appearance of destiny.
The declaration of love marks the transition from chance to destiny and that's why it is so perilous and so burdened with a kind of horrifying stage fright.
I would love to work on Broadway, but I don't know that it would manifest itself in musical theater.... I have terrible stage fright that I'd have to get over.
I still get stage fright horribly. I still get nervous. I do tend to find when you're playing characters, often - just for the time you're playing them - there are sides of your personality that get stronger because you draw on them more.
[Princess Margaret] was loud, an extrovert, an exhibitionist, loved fashion, loved color, loved music, loved drama, loved the theater, wanted to be a ballerina or actress, was always the little one putting on the school plays, and [princess] Elizabeth reluctantly did it and got stage fright.
Anytime you have to get intimate on camera, it's always a little interesting.
You have to trick your brain almost, so that you don't get stage fright or get too much in your head where you're super uncomfortable.
You always get nervous on stage because when you get up there, you want to do great. The crowd has you pumped up so there are always a little bit of butterflies. That's all part of it. But as far as getting stage fright, clamming up there, not generally, I just enjoy it on stage and have a great time.