Quotes About Stage Fright

A List of Quotes About Performance Fears

Stage fright can affect all types of performers.
Don't let stage fright keep you from a career on the stage. Leonard Mc Lane / Getty Images

Stage fright can affect even the most experienced performers. Barbra Streisand forgot her words during a performance and didn't go on stage for many years afterward. Donny Osmond was afflicted with a case of stage fright that was eventually diagnosed as social anxiety disorder (SAD).

If you suffer with stage fright, realize that you are not alone. Even top performers can suffer through this fear of being in the limelight.

Below are a list of quotes about stage fright from performers and others. 

  1. I have big, big stage fright. ~Andrea Bocelli
  2. There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. ~Dale Carnegie
  3. 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. ~Kelly Clarkson
  4. I am basically the sort of person who has stage-fright teaching. I kind of creep into a classroom. I'm not an anecdote-teller, either, although I often wish I were. ~Lydia Davis
  5. Yeah... I was a singer as a kid. I had a lot of stage fright, and what's happened with 'Idol,' it has got me past so much of that.~Kara DioGuardi
  1. It so amazes you how much stage fright you get. I've been in front of cameras all my life, but that first tee, standing over that ball that's not even moving, it's scarier than doing a movie. ~Michael Douglas
  2. I have had a very difficult time with stage fright; it undermines your well-being and peace of mind, and it can also threaten your livelihood. ~Renee Fleming
  1. Nothing had happened to precipitate it, nothing had changed, but without warning, my throat closed up entirely. ~Renee Fleming
  2. People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it's not easy at all; we're used to hiding behind masks. ~Jane Fonda
  3. I detest audiences. I think they are a force of evil. ~Glenn Gould
  4. A little bit of stage fright, then I'm ready. ~Faith Hill
  5. I would have stage-fright if I had to speak with every one of the people before whom I speak. ~Karl Kraus
  6. Every single night I'm nervous. ~Vivien Leigh
  7. The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about. ~Micheal Mescon
  8. 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
  9. Anyway, I collapsed in France in the middle of a tour. I hadn't been eating properly, I was getting very phobic about audiences, and I collapsed in pure fright. ~Andy Partridge
  10. Some performers really do well when they forget the words. They forget the words all the time, but they somehow have humor about it. I remember I didn't have a sense of humor about it. I was quite shocked. ~Barbra Streisand
  1. But I... never could make a good impromptu speech without several hours to prepare it. ~Mark Twain
  2. 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. ~Brian Wilson

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