Quotes About Ocd

Quotes tagged as "ocd" (showing 1-30 of 53)
Emilie Autumn
“I do not have OCD OCD OCD.”
Emilie Autumn

Shannon L. Alder
“Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken.”
Shannon L. Alder

Wm. Paul Young
“It (trying to keep the law) grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in its more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainly out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse. ”
Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

Jarod Kintz
“I’m trying to overcome my OCD by replacing my neurosis with three other letters.”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Stephen King
“I have seen many cases like N. during the five years I've been in practice. I sometimes picture these unfortunates as men and women being pecked to death by predatory birds. The birds are invisible - at least until a psychiatrist who is good, or lucky, or both, sprays them with his version of Luminol and shines the right light on them - but they are nevertheless very real. The wonder is that so many OCDs manage to live productive lives, just the same. They work, they eat (often not enough or too much, it's true), they go to movies, they make love to their girlfriends and boyfriends, their wives and husbands . . . and all the time those birds are there, clinging to them and pecking away little bits of flesh.”
Stephen King, Just After Sunset

Shannon L. Alder
“My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.”
Shannon L. Alder

Colleen McCarty
“I'm tired of being inside my head. I want to live out here, with you.”
Colleen McCarty, Mounting the Whale

Jeff Bell
“Pretty hard to see when you refuse to look. Pretty hard to hear when you refuse to listen.”
Jeff Bell

Audrey Niffenegger
“Martin said, "It feels as though part of my self has detached and gone to Amsterdam, where it—she—is waiting for me. Do you know about phantom-limb syndrome?" Julia nodded. "There's pain where she ought to be. It's feeding the other pain, the thing that makes me wash and count and all that. So her absence is stopping me from going to find her. Do you see?”
Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry

Jarod Kintz
“I put gloves on before I put gloves on, so I don’t get my gloves dirty.”
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

“Kessa began to cut her meat into tiny pieces. As a whole it was unmanageable, frightening; but divided and arranged, the meat could be controlled. She cut four pieces. She'd count to four between each bite.”
Steven Levenkron, The Best Little Girl in the World

Norah Vincent
“This will sound strange, and yet I'm sure it was the point: it was a bit like being high. That, for me, anyway, had always been the attraction of drugs, to stop the brutal round of hypercritical thinking, to escape the ravages of an unoccupied mind cannibalizing itself.”
Norah Vincent

Molly Harper
“Leaving knots untied and scattering seeds to distract them will only work on vampires with OCD.”
Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

“I guess I wonder what it would be like, to be living their live instead of mine.”
Corey Ann Haydu, OCD Love Story

Elizabeth Haynes
“This isn't normal. This isn't how normal people think.
Fuck off, world- what the hell is normal anyway?”
Elizabeth Haynes, Into the Darkest Corner

Bethany Pierce
“My reflection followed me mercilessly in mirrors, car doors, shop windows. I lived in a world of circus mirrors, the grotesque distortion of my body looking back at me everywhere.”
Bethany Pierce, Feeling For Bones

Jarod Kintz
“My OCD governs my actions like a governor, but I didn’t vote for it. No, I voted for Dora J. Arod.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE
tags: humor, ocd

Jarod Kintz
“I’m so OCD that I sort the sort ofs out from the maybes.”
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

“It felt good to say those things out loud. It was a relief to free them from my head and expose them to the light.”
David Adam, The Man Who Couldn't Stop
tags: ocd

Andrea Kayne Kaufman
“Gloria watched the swollen white orb of a hot-air balloon rising over Navy Pier and knew she had to break it off with Oliver, for he was the type who would never enjoy hot-air balloons, Van Morrison songs, or mess, whether from orgasm or otherwise. But who was she to be dreaming about mess today?”
Andrea Kayne Kaufman, Oxford Messed Up

Andrea Kayne Kaufman
“The talked about their messed-up, dysfunctional families, carefully respecting boundaries, never probing too deep in any one sitting. And they always ended up laughing. Even when the subject matter was intense or macabre, Henry’s sick and twisted and often politically incorrect sense of humor was infectious…Gloria laughed more in these first weeks at Oxford then she remembered laughing almost anywhere.”
Andrea Kayne Kaufman, Oxford Messed Up

Jarod Kintz
“A person crying is like a sponge wringing itself out. Love is better than a sink that turns itself off without you having to touch the handle.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Jarod Kintz
“I belong to a secret order. We all have OCD, so you’d better believe we have order.”
Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

Andrea Kayne Kaufman
“But the most important part of her ritual was cleaning the toilet. In order to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses, it had to be done with absolute thoroughness and precision. Cleaning the toilet was a test of her competence and loyalty to Oliver, her god, and the precept of staying in control.”
Andrea Kayne Kaufman, Oxford Messed Up

Neil Hilborn
“The first time I saw her,
Everything in my head went quiet.”
Neil Hilborn

Susan Kaye Quinn
“...shades of OCD.”
Susan Kaye Quinn, Open Minds

Kevin Brockmeier
“[I]f he had to guess, he would say that the reason he doesn't want to loan the book out, to Ethan or anyone else, is because of the part of his personality that is one gigantic record-keeping system, a complex sifting and filing scheme that dictates what goes here and what goes there, turning his life into so many marks on a tablet. His mind would busy itself with the book's whereabouts every second it was away. He knows it would.”
Kevin Brockmeier, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade

Victoria Kahler
“When everything was laid out before her, she felt safe, loved even. She was always trying to be more organized than she was. She knew it was weird and blamed her mother, with the lists and
notes she’d leave whenever she and Dad went out of town. The labeled dinners in the freezer and the 20 emergency numbers on the phone showed she cared, even when absent, she cared.”
Victoria Kahler, Their Friend Scarlet

“Exposure and Response Prevention (E&RP) encourages participants to expose themselves to their obsessions (or to situations that will bring on the obsessions), while they prevent themselves from using compulsions to get rid of the resulting anxiety.”
Fred Penzel Ph. D.

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