Obsessions Quotes

Quotes tagged as "obsessions" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Shannon L. Alder
“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
Shannon L. Alder

Patricia Highsmith
“Obsessions are the only things that matter.”
Patricia Highsmith

Lisa Scottoline
“I wonder if whoever invented World of Warcraft realizes it’s practice for sociopaths.”
Lisa Scottoline, Every Fifteen Minutes

Munia Khan
“If lighthouse becomes a burning candle,
flickered upon ocean's insanity.
Your sailing heart there anchors to handle
the obsessed breeze towards sand dune's vanity.”
Munia Khan

Franz Kafka
“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka

“Our thoughts shape us. We become our obsessions. Our thoughts can enslave us or save us.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Chila Woychik
“I’m typing away, wondering why I had that Pepsi Throwback at such a late hour. Caffeine is a compulsion. Art is an obsession. Writing is both.
It weaves in and out, this obsession, forming a basket, a basket I can hide in while pulling its lid over top; it shuts out the noise and normalcy of living. It shuts out the people and caffeinated relationships I love so well. Can you live with an artsy hermit? A sketchy-betchy, meditative, BabyBoomingPseudoHippie? Then short-term visits are in order.”
Chila Woychik, On Being a Rat and Other Observations

Maureen  Brady
“Many of us learned that keeping busy…kept us at a distance from our feelings...Some of us took the ways we busied ourselves—becoming overachievers & workaholics—as self esteem…But whenever our inner feeling did not match our outer surface, we were doing ourselves a disservice…If stopping to rest meant being barraged with this discrepancy, no wonder we were reluctant to cease our obsessive activity.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Agatha Christie
“There are, of course, the people who revolve around themselves--but I agree with you, she's not one of that kind. She's totally uninterested in herself. And yet she's got a strong character--there must be something. I thought at first it was her art--but it isn't. I've never met anyone so detached from life. That's dangerous.'
'Dangerous? What do you mean?'
'Well, you see--it must mean an obsession of some kind, and obsessions are always dangerous.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Mr. Quin

Debasish Mridha
“True love is not in possessions or obsessions; it is in appreciation.”
Debasish Mridha

Vladimir Nabokov
“I would fight of course. Oh, I would fight. Better destroy everything than surrender her.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Robert Lane Greene
“Peeves are like that: my peeves are law, yours are unhealthy obsessions.”
Robert Lane Greene, You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

Crystal Woods
“Every time I thought to, I wrote about you.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

“They are not obsessions, they are interests that are predictable and comforting.”
TinaJ. Richardson

“Let go into His arms untill you find yourself obsessed with things devine”
John Crowder, The Ecstasy of Loving God

Munia Khan
“Mind hates to seep in delusion soaking faintly discolored obsession.”
Munia Khan

“An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.”
Andres Serrano

Emil M. Cioran
“I have no ideas, only obsessions. Anybody can have ideas. Ideas have never caused anybody's downfall.”
Emil M. Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

“I'm trapped by my obsession, but I'm set free by my decisions.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Jeannie Davide-Rivera
“Beyond being normal, our obsessions are positive, empowering and absolutely necessary.
What some may view as obsessive, odd, weird, abnormal and troublesome is a necessary part of our happiness. Our interests allow us to decompress, calm down, focus our energy, and gives us a reason to be excited about life - a purpose. An absence of obsessive interest leaves me feeling alone in the darkness.”
Jeannie Davide-Rivera, Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism

“Hello, I'm Stan and I'm a textaholic I am powerless over my thumbs”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Charles Dickens
“I found myself with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Vladimir Nabokov
“You must be careful. There are things that should never be given up. You must persevere.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Jonathan V. Last
“No single virtue is, on its own, necessarily virtuous.”
Jonathan V. Last

Jae T. Jaggart
“You really have spent too long amongst dead things and sand. People misbehave, Ben. People do … wicked things, in the name of pursuing sensual pleasures. And in the pursuit of love. Life is short. Very short. And as long as all understand the rules of the game, then there is no harm in it.”
Jae T. Jaggart, Objects Of His Obsession

Meia Geddes
“Cutting down a wall, the wall sawyer could feel the tension in a home ease and something windy rush in circles round her feet. It was addictive, each a sweet victory of art. The tumbling motion of a falling wall was like a volcanic eruption fading into a mountain of roses. The wall sawyer felt a loving animosity toward walls. “You must pay attention to your obsessions, where life and love intersect,” she told the little queen. ”
Meia Geddes, The Little Queen

Georges Rodenbach
“The only man who is truly happy is a man who has an idée fixe. It takes up his every minute, fills any empty spaces in his thought, sneaks unexpected pleasures into his boredom, gives direction to his idle hours, again and again enlivens the stagnant waters of existence with a surging current.”
Georges Rodenbach, The Bells of Bruges

“Silences of my days
Silences of my wanderings
Silences of my nights
Silences of my loneliness

Silences of my work
Silences of my insanity
Silences of my dreams
Silences of my craziness

Silences of my passions
Silences of my reading
Silences of my obsessions
Silences of my writing

Silences of my thoughts
Silences of my pondering
Silences of my emotions
Silences of my aching

Silences of my stares
Silences of my pining
Silences of my feelings
Silences of my longing

Silences where I truly live
My Silences
Leave me to my silences...”
Avijeet Das

“They are not obsessions. They are interests that are predictable and comforting.”
TinaJ. Richardson

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