Quotes About Ocd

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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

Emilie Autumn
“I do not have OCD OCD OCD.”
Emilie Autumn

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Kenneth Oppel
“The baby was warm against my chest. I knew I was broken too. I wasn't like other people. I was scared and weird and anxious and sad lots of the time, and I didn't know why. My parents thought I was abnormal, I was pretty sure. They said I wasn't, but you don't get sent to a therapist if you're normal.

Sometimes we really aren't supposed to be the way we are. It's not good for us. And people don't like it. You've got to change. You've got to try harder and do deep breathing and maybe one day take pills and learn tricks so you can pretend to be more like other people. Normal people. But maybe Vanessa was right, and all those other people were broken too in their own ways. Maybe we all spent too much time pretending we weren't.”
Kenneth Oppel, The Nest

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

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

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

Shannon L. Alder
“The problem was never my mind; it was a heart that could never hold all that it felt.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

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

Shannon L. Alder
“You can't fight mental health bias if you label people based on a lists of symptoms and you have no medical degree to diagnose people. We all have crazy running through our blood and so many things trigger that. We all struggle with our anxiety and twisted issues. Defamation of character is not kind, nor Christlike. Because when you label people with self righteous vindication you open the door to the very idea that self righteousness is itself a disorder that we should all be afraid of. This doorway when left open too long gets people to pull away from Christ, not run to him.”
Shannon L. Alder

“To resist a compulsion with willpower alone is to hold back an avalanche by melting the snow with a candle. It just keeps coming and coming and coming.”
David Adam, The Man Who Couldn't Stop

Douglas Coupland
“Personality is a slot machine, and the cherries, lemons, and bells are your SSRI system, your schizophrenic tendency, your left/right brain lobalization, your anxiety proclivity, your wiring glitches, your place on the autistic and OCD spectrums - and to these we must add the deep-level influences of the machines and systems of intelligence that guided your brain into maturity.”
Douglas Coupland

“Officially, it is no more possible to be a little bit OCD than it is to be a little bit pregnant or a little bit dead.”
David Adam, The Man Who Couldn't Stop

Paul Rudnick
“My compulsive thoughts aren't even thoughts, they're absolute certainties and obeying them isn't a choice.”
Paul Rudnick

Rabih Alameddine
“Yes, I am a tad obsessive. For a nonreligious woman, this is my faith.”
Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman
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“Mind over matter represents the triumph of will over physical hindrance. Our thoughts are our weapon against the world.”
David Adam, The Man Who Couldn't Stop

Cyndi Williams Barnier
“We're Killers On The Keyboard”
Cyndi Williams Barnier, Murder in Twos and Threes

Ana Alonso
“Elen sila lúmenn' omentielvo. Una estrella brilla en la hora de nuestro encuentro.”
Ana Alonso, El sueño de Berlín

Ana Alonso
“No hay gloria para los que no se atreven a soñar.”
Ana Alonso, El sueño de Berlín

Matt Haig
“People with mental illnesses aren't wrapped up in themselves because they are intrinsically any more selfish than other people. Of course not. They are just feeling things that can't be ignored. Things that point the arrows inward.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

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