Quotes About Overthinking

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Shannon L. Alder
“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?”
Shannon L. Alder

Anthony Hopkins
“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.”
Anthony Hopkins

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Thinking has, many a time, made me sad, darling; but doing never did in all my life....My precept is, do something, my sister, do good if you can; but at any rate, do something.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Shannon L. Alder
“True saddness is when someone still thinks your the same person after all these years. They brand you because of their own ego, fear and lack of spirituality. What's sadder is when they are Christian.”
Shannon L. Alder

Habeeb Akande
“The more you overthink the less you will understand.”
Habeeb Akande

“The sharpest minds often ruin their lives by overthinking the next step, while the dull win the race with eyes closed.”
Bethany Brookbank, Write like no one is reading

John Stuart Mill
“Those only are happy (I thought) who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness; on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way. The enjoyments of life (such was now my theory) are sufficient to make it a pleasant thing, when they are taken en passant, without being made a principal object. Once make them so, and they are immediately felt to be insufficient. They will not bear a scrutinizing examination. Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat, not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life. Let your self-consciousness, your scrutiny, your self-interrogation, exhaust themselves on that; and if otherwise fortunately circumstanced you will inhale happiness with the air you breathe, without dwelling on it or thinking about it, without either forestalling it in imagination, or putting it to flight by fatal questioning.”
John Stuart Mill, Autobiography

“Don't get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn't even exist in the first place.”
Jayson Engay

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“To think too much is a disease.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground & The Double

Natsume Sōseki
“Your addiction to thinking will come back to haunt you.”
Natsume Sōseki, Light and Darkness

Patrick Rothfuss
“so many thoughts, my kvothe. you know too much to be happy.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

“The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn't the real problem. The real problem is that we don't trust.”
L.J Vanier

Ransom Riggs
“By morning I was worn out. My limbs felt heavy as wood, my head cottony. I might've felt better if I hadn't slept at all.”
Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

Robert Herjavec
“Too much thinking leads to paralysis by analysis.”
Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec
“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It's important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”
Robert Herjavec, The Will To Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding

“Overthinking. A powerful drug of mentality.”

“The third person. There was no sign of this happiness on the outside, she knew. She was bored by this happiness that seemed out of place, impatient to get rid of it. The feeling was less pleasurable than she had imagined it might have been, less well-defined, and when she felt along its strings she found it was not easily traced or attached to the objects she thought it might have been attached to. Perhaps it was not attached to anything at all.”
Joanna Walsh, Vertigo

Laurie Viera Rigler
“You know, it is a little known fact that thinking is entirely overrated. The world would be a much better place if we all did a lot less of it.”
Laurie Viera Rigler, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

“Over-thinking, a devouring monster,
entice, only the inky reflections;
there's a pleasure you come by,
from this anomalous encounter;
kills your desire, for human affection.”
Kashish Gurung

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Don"t gaze too hard at your belly button
Or you will unexpectedly hit rock bottom!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

“Overthinking will not empower you over things that are beyond your control. So, let it be if it is meant to be and cherish the moment.”
Mahsati A

Albert Ellis
“oتضخيم الأمور نادراً ما يساعدك على تحسين الوضع كما أنه سيعود لاحقاً ليخرب جهودك نحو التغيير. فأنت تشعر أن الأمور أسوأ و اكثر إحباطاً مما هي عليه فعلاً حتى إنك تزيدها سوءاً. و العودة بإستمرار إلى الموضوع نفسه تزيد من الضيق الذي يحدثه في النفس بالإضافة إلى أنها تجعل هذا الضيق شعوراً مستديماً. الحل لتضخيم الأمور؟ أن تقنع نفسك أن الأمور السيئة سيئة فقط و ليست فظيعة.”
Albert Ellis, إجعل حياتك سعيدة

Nick Hornby
“This time, something different happens, though. It’s the daydreaming that does it. I’m doing the usual
thing—imagining in tiny detail the entire course of the relationship, from first kiss, to bed, to moving in
together, to getting married (in the past I have even organized the track listing of the party tapes), to how
pretty she’ll look when she’s pregnant, to names of children—until suddenly I realize that there’s
nothing left to actually, like, happen. I’ve done it all, lived through the whole relationship in my head.
I’ve watched the film on fast-forward; I know the whole plot, the ending, all the good bit. Now I’ve got
to rewind and watch it all over again in real time, and where’s the fun in that?
And fucking … when’s it all going to fucking stop? I’m going to jump from rock to rock for the rest of
my life until there aren’t any rocks left? I’m going to run each time I get itchy feet? Because I get them
about once a quarter, along with the utilities bills. More than that, even, during British Summer Time.
I’ve been thinking with my guts since I was fourteen years old, and frankly speaking, between you and
me, I have come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

Andrea L'Artiste
“Stay as far away as possible from the person who says "Don't overthink it" or "You're overthinking it”
Andrea L'Artiste

“Overthinking, also, best known as creating problems that are never there”
David Sikhosana

“She took time to think on things; but time had already moved on without her.”
sdparsons//IG poet

S.R. Crawford
“Less thinking, more living.”
S.R. Crawford, From My Suffering: 25 Ways to Break the Chains of Anxiety, Depression & Stress

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