Obsession Quotes

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Margaret Atwood
“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.”
Margaret Atwood

Elie Wiesel
“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”
Elie Wiesel

Jeanette Winterson
“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”
Jeanette Winterson

Rick Riordan
“The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.”
Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Sylvia Plath
“I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Emily Brontë
“If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

J.K. Rowling
“When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you.
Seal my ears, I'll go on hearing you.
And without feet I can make my way to you,
without a mouth I can swear your name.

Break off my arms, I'll take hold of you
with my heart as with a hand.
Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.
And if you consume my brain with fire,
I'll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Charlotte Brontë
“I have little left in myself -- I must have you. The world may laugh -- may call me absurd, selfish -- but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Stephenie Meyer
“Don't be self-conscious, if I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I'm not ashamed of it.”
Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

Virginia Woolf
“All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.”
Virginia Woolf, Orlando

W. Somerset Maugham
“He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

James Frey
“The first time I saw you, my heart fell. The second time I saw you, my heart fell. The third time fourth time fifth time and every time since, my heart has fallen.
I stared at her.
You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Your hair, your eyes, your lips, your body that you haven't grown into, the way you walk, smile, laugh, the way your cheeks drop when you're mad or upset, the way you drag your feet when you're tired. Every single thing about you is beautiful.
I stared at her.
When I see you the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There's nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops and it is a beautiful place and there is only you. Just you, and my eyes staring at you.
I stared.
When you're gone, the World starts again, and I don't like it as much. I can live in it, but I don't like it. I just walk around in it and wait to see you again and wait for it to stop again. I love it when it stops. It's the best fucking thing I've ever known or ever felt, the best thing, and that, beautiful Girl, is why I stare at you.”
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

Jeffrey McDaniel
“Even when I'm dead, I'll swim through the Earth,
like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.”
Jeffrey McDaniel

Cassandra Clare
“All that existed was Jace; all she felt, hoped, breathed, wanted, and saw was Jace. Nothing else mattered.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Emily Brontë
“May she wake in torment!" he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion. "Why, she's a liar to the end! Where is she? Not there—not in heaven—not perished—where? Oh! you said you cared nothing for my sufferings! And I pray one prayer—I repeat it till my tongue stiffens—May she wake in torment!" he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion. "Why, she's a liar to the end! Where is she? Not there—not in heaven—not perished—where? Oh! you said you cared nothing for my sufferings! And I pray one prayer—I repeat it till my tongue stiffens—Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You become what you think about all day long.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Brontë
“I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together.”
Emily Brontë

“I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can't see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine.”
Jack Llawayllynn, Indulgence

Sara Gruen
“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.

I want.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Dave Barry
“I like the relaxed way in which the Japanese approach religion. I think of myself as basically a moral person, but I'm definitely not religious, and I'm very tired of the preachiness and obsession with other people's behavior characteristic of many religious people in the United States. As far as I could tell, there's nothing preachy about Buddhism. I was in a lot of temples, and I still don't know what Buddhists believe, except that at one point Kunio said 'If you do bad things, you will be reborn as an ox.'

This makes as much sense to me as anything I ever heard from, for example, the Reverend Pat Robertson.”
Dave Barry, Dave Barry Does Japan

Ayn Rand
“I love you so much that nothing can matter to me - not even you...Only my love- not your answer. Not even your indifference”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Jodi Picoult
“I think you can love a person too much.

You put someone up on a pedestal, and all of a sudden, from that perspective, you notice what's wrong - a hair out of place, a run in a stocking, a broken bone. You spend all your time and energy making it right, and all the while, you are falling apart yourself. You don't even realize what you look like, how far you've deteriorated, because you only have eyes for someone else.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

J.R. Ward
“The truth was...he was in love with her. Totally over-the-line, no-going-back, not-even-dead-would-he-part kind of shit.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

Simone Elkeles
“This connection we have isn't going away, it's only getting stronger. Because the more I spend time with her, the closer I want to be.”
Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

Claude Monet
“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”
Claude Monet

Donna Lynn Hope
“If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don't. It's not that complicated. Love, in most cases, betrays the one feeling it. Don't waste moments waiting and wondering. Don't throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn't want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.”
Donna Lynn Hope

L.J. Smith
“Each night I lie and dream about the one
Who kissed me and awakened my desire
I spent a single hour with him alone
And since that hour, my days are layed with fire.”
L.J. Smith, Secret Circle Booklet

Julie Kagawa
“I will be with her again, or I will die. There aren’t any other options”
Julie Kagawa, The Iron Knight

“This isn't a crush, it's obsession.You are never not in my thoughts. Your scent carries across a room and paralyzes me with longing. I don't want to hold your hand. Part of me wants to set you on fire and hold you while the flame consumes us both, to eat your heart so I know that only I possess it entirely.”
Gwen Hayes, Falling Under

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