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Paranoia Quotes

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Thomas Pynchon
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Jim Butcher
“Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.”
Jim Butcher, Storm Front

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

Banksy
“Your mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid.
You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation
at high speed with total clarity.”
Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

Shannon L. Alder
“People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect its motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!”
Shannon L. Alder

Philip K. Dick
“This is a mournful discovery.
1)Those who agree with you are insane
2)Those who do not agree with you are in power.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

Tacitus
“If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticise.”
Tacitus

Bertrand Russell
“These illustrations suggest four general maxims[...].
The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself.
The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits.
The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself.
And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Philip K. Dick
“Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.”
Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

Shannon L. Alder
“Feelings are something you have; not something you are.”
Shannon L. Alder

William S. Burroughs
“Panic is the sudden realization that everything around you is alive.”
William S. Burroughs, Ghost of Chance

Garth Nix
“My parents are going to kill me!"
"That seems rather harsh...”
Garth Nix, Sir Thursday

Guy de Maupassant
“I told myself: 'I am surrounded by unknown things.' I imagined man without ears, suspecting the existence of sound as we suspect so many hidden mysteries, man noting acoustic phenomena whose nature and provenance he cannot determine. And I grew afraid of everything around me – afraid of the air, afraid of the night. From the moment we can know almost nothing, and from the moment that everything is limitless, what remains? Does emptiness actually not exist? What does exist in this apparent emptiness?”
Guy de Maupassant, Complete Works

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

Shannon L. Alder
“Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.”
Shannon L. Alder

Nicole  Lyons
“I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.”
Nicole Lyons, Hush

Joseph Heller
“Who's they?" He wanted to know. "Who, specifically, do you think is trying to murder you?"
"Every one of them," Yossarian told him.
"Every one of whom?"
"Every one of whom do you think?"
"I haven't any idea."
"Then how do you know they aren't?"
"Because..." Clevinger sputtered, and turned speechless with frustration.
Clevinger really thought he was right, but Yossarian had proof, because strangers he didn't know shot at him with cannons every time he flew up into the air to drop bombs on them, and it wasn't funny at all.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Osamu Dazai
“What is society but an individual? [...] The ocean is not society; it is individuals. This was how I managed to gain a modicum of freedom from my terror at the illusion of the ocean called the world.”
Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

Simon Holt
“I know a secret,and secrets breed paranoia.”
Simon Holt, The Devouring

Criss Jami
“The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat. What doesn't surrender in reverence is blasphemous to a high opinion of oneself - the burden of self-importance. The narcissist reconstructs his own law of gravity which states that all things and all creatures must adhere to his personal satisfaction, but when they do not, the pain is far more intense than it is for one who is free from the clamors of 'I'.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“It is so easy at times for a lonely individual to begin fantasizing about what the people outside are saying about him and, in result, irrationally and fearfully, and sometimes angrily, fancy himself a villain.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone is stalking you because they think you are stalking them, it makes you wonder who really is the true stalker?”
Shannon L. Alder

Seanan McGuire
“Call me paranoid. I'm frequently right.”
Seanan McGuire, A Local Habitation

Edward Abbey
“Anyone not paranoid in this world must be crazy. . . . Speaking of paranoia, it's true that I do not know exactly who my enemies are. But that of course is exactly why I'm paranoid.”
Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

Oğuz Atay
“Evde oturmaya o kadar alışmışım ki sanki evden çıkınca gerçek bir dünyada yaşamıyorum.Evin dışında her yer sanki aynı,sanki bütün insanlar birbirine benziyor.Ne acıklı değil mi?”
Oğuz Atay, Günlük

Osamu Dazai
“Even now it comes as a shock if by chance I notice in the street a face resembling someone I know however slightly, and I am at once seized by a shivering violent enough to make me dizzy.”
Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human

Iain Reid
“I should have told someone. But I didn’t. I didn’t think it was anything significant until it was.”
Iain Reid, I'm Thinking of Ending Things

T. Mountebank
“He didn’t know what beget what, but he quickly learned that people with money to hide were powerful, and powerful people were violent. It was reliable math: as the amount of money being conveyed increased, so too did the level of paranoia; the psychotic behavior of his clients increasing with every figure added to the sum.”
T. Mountebank, Sister Sable

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