Impulsive Quotes

Quotes tagged as "impulsive" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Sarah Alderson
“It's Lila--come on, Jack. She might be a little impulsive but that doesn't make her a sociopath.'
I swivelled my gaze to Jack, trying my best not to look like a sociopath.”
Sarah Alderson, Hunting Lila

Stanley Kubrick
“If chess has any relationship to film-making, it would be in the way it helps you develop patience and discipline in choosing between alternatives at a time when an impulsive decision seems very attractive.”
Stanley Kubrick

“Alterations in regulation of affect (emotion) and impulse:
Almost all people who are seriously traumatized have problems in tolerating and regulating their emotions and surges or impulses. However, those with complex PTSD and dissociative disorders tend to have more difficulties than those with PTSD because disruptions in early development have inhibited their ability to regulate themselves.
The fact that you have a dissociative organization of your personality makes you highly vulnerable to rapid and unexpected changes in emotions and sudden impulses. Various parts of the personality intrude on each other either through passive influence or switching when your under stress, resulting in dysregulation. Merely having an emotion, such as anger, may evoke other parts of you to feel fear or shame, and to engage in impulsive behaviors to stop avoid the feelings.”
Suzette Boon, Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists

“Changes in Meaning:
Finally, chronically traumatized people lose faith that good things can happen and people can be kind and trustworthy. They feel hopeless, often believing that the future will be as bad as the past, or that they will not live long enough to experience a good future. People who have a dissociative disorder may have different meanings in various dissociative parts. Some parts may be relatively balanced in their worldview, others may be despairing, believing the world to be a completely negative, dangerous place, while other parts might maintain an unrealistic optimistic outlook on life”
Suzette Boon, Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists

L.M. Montgomery
“Something just flashes into your mind, so exciting, and you must out with it. If you stop to think it over, you spoil it all.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables / Anne of Avonlea

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We often throw rocks not realizing that they’re going to land somewhere.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“We have become a nation of thoughtless rushers, intent on doing before thinking, and hoping what we do magically works out. If it doesn’t, we rush to do something else, something also not well thought-out, and then hope for more magic.”
Len Holman

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When wisdom gives way to whimsy and ethics fall to excitement, it is highly likely that the ground beneath me will ‘give way’ and it is I who will ‘fall.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The reason my life has wandered to nowhere is likely due to the fact that the focus of the moment has dictated the destination of my life, when the destination of my life should have been dictating the focus of the moment.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The world brazenly touts freedom as both the inalienable right and morally liberating justification to mindlessly play in the filth that lies all around me. And the slight bit of sanity that yet remains within me asks, ‘what raging madness would prompt me to incessantly wallow in the very things that will eventually swallow me?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Jeff VanderMeer
“Sometimes you had to keep things from people just so they wouldn’t do the first thing that came into their heads.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Authority

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Impulsivity is something akin to spontaneously jumping out of an airplane and not realizing that you forgot something until about five seconds before impact.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In choosing to exchange precious principles for worthless impulses, I have far too often bankrupted my soul in order to bankroll my ego.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Kristin Hannah
“... allow me to be an old man for a moment and to remind a young girl who is used to being impulsive that there can be none of that anymore.”
Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

“Human history is the ancient story of the umbilical conflict between a lone individual versus a cabalistic society. A love-hate relationship defines our personal history with society, where the suppression of individuality for the sake of the collective good battles the notion that the purpose of society is to enable each person to flourish. A conspicuous feature of cultural development involves societies teaching children the sublimation of unacceptable impulses or idealizations, consciously to transform their inappropriate instinctual impulses into socially acceptable actions or behavior. The paradox rest in the concept that in order for any person to flourish they must preserve the spiritual texture of themselves, a process that requires the individual to resist societal restraint, push off against the community, and reject the walls of traditionalism that seek to pen us in. The climatic defining event in a person’s life represents the liberation of the self from crippling conformism, staunchly rebuffing capitulating to the whimsy of the super ego of society.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Holly Black
“She didn’t want to explain the recklessness, the pleasure of making the bad choice, the glory of at least this once, picking her own path to damnation.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown