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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“Some thoughts should never be conceived. Some questions should never be asked, because they have no answer, and the questions themselves serve only to haunt with grinding guilt and second guessing.”
Bobby Adair, Dead Fire

Jennifer Niven
“I run until time stops. Until my mind stops.”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

“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

Shannon L. Alder
“The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.”
Shannon L. Alder

Vironika Tugaleva
“They say, "Look before you leap." So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure. Look for the opportunity to leap, and leap faster than your fear can grab you. Leap before you talk yourself out of it, before you convince yourself to set up a temporary camp that turns into a permanent delay on your journey into your own heart.”
Vironika Tugaleva

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

Judy Blume
“Nights are the worst. You just don't know what it's like for me, trying not to think of [him]...knowing that we're going to be apart for so long. It's pure torture.”
Judy Blume, Forever

Shannon L. Alder
“Not enough people realize that ADHD is not a disorder about loss of focus. It is a disorder of loss of emotional control, which is triggered by outside influences, self-esteem and our interpretation of events. Whether this is positive or negative it triggers us to hyper focus on what consumes our thoughts. Staying positive is critical and distancing oneself from hurtful people is essential, in order to live a life with purpose.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Life is not tough as much sometime we create it by overthinking about unnecessary things. Speak freely, feel more, live life.”
Qasim Chauhan

Akosua Dardaine Edwards
“Don't overthink yourself out of something good!”
Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Kody Keplinger
“Don't keep things bottled up. It's not good for you.”
Kody Keplinger, The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Shannon L. Alder
“Winning and losing is not an external game. It is an internal battle over telling yourself the truth vs. lies regarding why you haven’t stepped into the life you dreamed of.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Oh! To rationalize oneself into matrimony...Oh! To decide something so grave in life 'after mature consideration'! Choose the color of a dress after a thousand hesitations, but for God's sake, get married without reflecting on it! That's the grace I wish I wish for you. May you even be so distracted that day that you walk past the registry office without remembering to stop there.”

Rainbow Rowell
“I can’t help but think,’ Park would say during taekwando. ‘I can’t turn off my brain.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

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

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

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

Donald Miller
“We were made to be distracted by life, by story.”
Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

Tina Fey
“It’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go. You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it…You have to let people see what you wrote.”
Tina Fey

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