Obsessive Quotes

Quotes tagged as "obsessive" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Simona Panova
“And I wasn’t playing a role – I was trying to be myself.
But the harder I was striving, the more I was realizing that I had probably lost that ‘myself’ somewhere between two perfectly performed roles...”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Colleen McCarty
“I'm tired of being inside my head. I want to live out here, with you.”
Colleen McCarty, Mounting the Whale

“When life hasn’t got a swing anymore, people may give in to obsessive oniomaniac compulsions, in as much as they are going out of their way to construct a flamboyant life style and change their identity from “don’t-need” to “must-have” consumers, so as to satisfy their gripping buying desire. ("Buying now. Dying later")”
Erik Pevernagie

Simona Panova
“Emotions don’t interfere in my acting, nor in my life.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Criss Jami
“Be careful not to appear obsessively intellectual. When intelligence fills up, it overflows a parody.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Geoffrey Miller
“Imagine a young Isaac Newton time-travelling from 1670s England to teach Harvard undergrads in 2017. After the time-jump, Newton still has an obsessive, paranoid personality, with Asperger’s syndrome, a bad stutter, unstable moods, and episodes of psychotic mania and depression. But now he’s subject to Harvard’s speech codes that prohibit any “disrespect for the dignity of others”; any violations will get him in trouble with Harvard’s Inquisition (the ‘Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’). Newton also wants to publish Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, to explain the laws of motion governing the universe. But his literary agent explains that he can’t get a decent book deal until Newton builds his ‘author platform’ to include at least 20k Twitter followers – without provoking any backlash for airing his eccentric views on ancient Greek alchemy, Biblical cryptography, fiat currency, Jewish mysticism, or how to predict the exact date of the Apocalypse.

Newton wouldn’t last long as a ‘public intellectual’ in modern American culture. Sooner or later, he would say ‘offensive’ things that get reported to Harvard and that get picked up by mainstream media as moral-outrage clickbait. His eccentric, ornery awkwardness would lead to swift expulsion from academia, social media, and publishing. Result? On the upside, he’d drive some traffic through Huffpost, Buzzfeed, and Jezebel, and people would have a fresh controversy to virtue-signal about on Facebook. On the downside, we wouldn’t have Newton’s Laws of Motion.”
Geoffrey Miller

Simona Panova
“Strength and victory... What he would never praise himself for, but whose loss was his most obsessive fear.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Donna Lynn Hope
“You've invaded my mind and I can't get you out of it," he accused with discernible disdain. She avoided looking at him and said, "Then you should forget." "Forget?" he thundered,"EVERYTHING reminds me of you!" She turned to confront him, slowing lifting her eyes to meet the disgust in his. "That's not my doing," she countered, "That's your doing and you are the only one who can control it.”
Donna Lynn Hope

“Battered women who were physically abused as children develop an active coping style as adults, typically with obsessive-compulsive tendencies. It is as if she can "just get things right" then the battering will stop. Those who were sexually abused as children tend to be severely depressed and a more passive coping style.”
Debra Crown LPC-S Journal of Family Violence 2006

Robert A. Caro
“Johnson was insulated from reality by his hopes and dreams.”
Robert A. Caro, Master of the Senate

Bryant McGill
“TV is a pornographic cacophony of violence, death obsession, screams, gunfire and drama. You think it's fine because you are damaged.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

S.M. Yair-Levy
“As if he had simply stolen a piece of her heart and without him it refused to beat.”
S. M. Yair-Levy, Stolen