Overthinking Quotes

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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

Anthony Hopkins
“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

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

“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
“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

“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

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

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

Sarah Strohmeyer
“This is probably the advantage of being stupid. Stupid people just do. We tend to overthink. If we could eliminate the “over” and just think, then we could do, too. Only we’d be smarter doers because we’d be thinkers.”
Sarah Strohmeyer, Smart Girls Get What They Want

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

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

Christine Evangelou
“Head Vs Heart:

A crowded mind
Leaves no space
For a peaceful heart”
Christine Evangelou, Beating Hearts and Butterflies: Poetry of Wounds, Wishes and Wisdom

“Don't get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that don't even exist in the first place.”
Jayson Engay

Hafez
“Now that your worry has proved such an unlucrative business,
Why not find a better job?”
Hafez, The Poetry Pharmacy Returns: More Prescriptions for Courage, Healing and Hope

Nitya Prakash
“While you were overthinking, you missed everything worth feeling.”
Nitya Prakash

Mennah al Refaey
“Sideways, ladders, mazes, a mess, like we need a map, anything but straight roads ahead. Chaos inside my head, one that gets lit on fire every time I try to go to bed. Plans that spiral, dreams drew like art, decisions like ice-cold water pouring out on my injured heart. Thoughts vanishing into thin air like smoke after your very first fight. Fears that speed up your heart and make it feel like it's going to stop. They call them "the monsters under your bed", they are monsters that can make me crumble inside my head. "Have no fear my sweet innocent lady" another lie, she said. Can we just call it something else, can you tell me something else. Say it's the fear that you drives out of this. Say it's my thoughts that make me different like this. Tell me that the monsters teach me how to win battles for the people I love like I always do. And the maze, it gives me something to do while I'm stuck here with you.”
Mennah al Refaey

Amit Ray
“The best way to stop overthinking is conscious micro action meditation ( laghu jnana kriya).”
Amit Ray, 72000 Nadis and 114 Chakras in Human Body for Healing and Meditation

“So this was kissing. He had to admit Rachel seemed into it. She kept kind of rolling around and sighing. Would he be enjoying himself more if he were kissing Anna? Frankly, it was hard to ever imagine being turned on by this activity. Two boneless slabs of flesh, flopping around, like a pair of slugs mating in the cavern of your mouth. Gross, Ted. What was wrong with him?”
Kristen Roupenian, You Know You Want This

Amit Ray
“If you want to conquer overthinking, bring your mind to the present moment and reconnect it with the immediate world.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Only about two percent of one percent of our thoughts deserve to be taken seriously.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Amit Ray
“You can come out of the repetitive thought patterns by witnessing the thinker inside you. Witnessing will give you the state of "no-mind" -the state of deep inner connectedness. Gradually, you move into the state of pure being - the state of pure consciousness.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Amy Poehler
“Remember, the talking about the thing isn't the thing. Doing the thing is the thing.”
Amy Poehler, Yes Please

Amit Ray
“Overthinking is not a disease; it is due to the underuse of your creative power.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Sherwood Anderson
“As so often happens in life, he had thought so much and so often of the situation that now confronted him that he was somewhat nervous in its presence. ~ 27, SA: Sh. Stories, 1962”
Sherwood Anderson

Karoline von Günderrode
“A little while ago I was able to wander in a beautiful sublime fantasy world, in Ossian’s half-dark magical world. But the blessed dreams dissolve; they seem like love potions - they intoxicate, exalt and then disappear, that is the misery and wretchedness of all our feelings. With thoughts it is no better: one easily overthinks things to the point of staleness.”
Karoline von Günderrode

“I AM AT ODDS WITH MYSELF.
I WILL GET EVEN WITH MYSELF.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Amit Ray
“As cow, deer, and goat chew food again and again in endless circles, overthinking creates an endless loop and exhaust energy. Conscious micro meditation (Laghu gayan kriya) can bring you out of the loop.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

José Saramago
“No soy estúpido, Pues no, estúpido no eres, lo que pasa es que empleas demasiado tiempo en entender las cosas, sobre todo las más simples”
José Saramago, All the Names

José Saramago
“don José quiere y no quiere, desea y teme lo que desea, toda su vida ha sido así.”
José Saramago, All the Names

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