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Obsession quotes by Billy Corgan
#1. I really think it's a white, bourgeois idea to pretend that you don't have influences. It seems to be the obsession strictly of white people in college. #Quote by Billy Corgan
Obsession quotes by James W. Bodden
#2. That girl has done things to your head.'

He pats my back, 'Don't pretend she's not crawling inside of yours. #Quote by James W. Bodden
Obsession quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#3. Being in a relationship has the tendency to deceive one into believing that there is someone without whom one cannot live. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Obsession quotes by Alana Massey
#4. They know too well the violent hypnosis of those who hope to possess them-- men who can smell the blood on the places where a woman is breaking. #Quote by Alana Massey
Obsession quotes by Anna White
#5. Truth: last week I online shopped too much. Then I ate 2 pounds of jelly beans to feel better about that. In fact, while I was trying to read soul-nourishing things all I could think about was shopping and jellybeans. Points to the monkey mind. #Quote by Anna White
Obsession quotes by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
#6. There is practically no activity that cannot be enhanced or replaced by knitting, if you really want to get obsessive about it. #Quote by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Obsession quotes by Ellen Von Unwerth
#7. I think that the obsession with technique is a male thing. Boy's toys. They love playing ... I would rather search for a new model or location. #Quote by Ellen Von Unwerth
Obsession quotes by John Ortberg
#8. Being deeply contented with God in my everyday life is a focused attitude. It is always available. It means practicing letting go of my obsession with how I'm doing. It means training myself to learn to actually be present with people, and seeking to love them. #Quote by John Ortberg
Obsession quotes by Grace Hartigan
#9. I don't see how you can create and not have the feeling that it is the most important, all-consuming thing. #Quote by Grace Hartigan
Obsession quotes by Frederick Forsyth
#10. I'm very sceptical about some of the excesses that I regard the Milibands of this world are leading towards. When you think about it, it's all been incredibly rapid - a year, a year and a half. And it's not a concern: it's an obsession. It's something very close to hysteria. #Quote by Frederick Forsyth
Obsession quotes by Daniel Wallace
#11. There is no passion. There is solely obsession.
There is no knowledge. There is solely conviction.
There is no purpose. There is solely will.
There is nothing ...
Only me. #Quote by Daniel Wallace
Obsession quotes by Saidiya V. Hartman
#12. If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery--skewed life chances, limited access to health and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment. #Quote by Saidiya V. Hartman
Obsession quotes by Tommy Wallach
#13. Paris? People always say Paris is the shit. "Yes, I've never understood the American obsession with that city. The food is actually quite terrible on the whole, and the people can be rather awful if you don't speak the language. #Quote by Tommy Wallach
Obsession quotes by E. Lockhart
#14. I think it was the institution ... I was trying to master it. #Quote by E. Lockhart
Obsession quotes by Conrad Aiken
#15. It was gentler here, softer, its seethe the quietest of whispers, as if, in deference to a drawing room, it had quite deliberately put on its 'manners'; it kept itself out of sight, obliterated itself, but distinctly with an air of saying, 'Ah, but just wait! Wait till we are alone together! Then I will begin to tell you something new! Something white! something cold! something sleepy! something of cease, and peace, and the long bright curve of space! Tell them to go away. Banish them. Refuse to speak. Leave them, go upstairs to your room, turn out the light and get into bed - I will go with you, I will be waiting for you, I will tell you a better story than Little Kay of the Skates, or The Snow Ghost - I will surround your bed, I will close the windows, pile a deep drift against the door, so that none will ever again be able to enter. Speak to them!...' It seemed as if the little hissing voice came from a slow white spiral of falling flakes in the corner by the front window - but he could not be sure.

("Silent Snow, Secret Snow") #Quote by Conrad Aiken
Obsession quotes by Rita Mae Brown
#16. Alcohol is an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind. #Quote by Rita Mae Brown
Obsession quotes by Barbra Streisand
#17. I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good. #Quote by Barbra Streisand
Obsession quotes by Phil Zuckerman
#18. I found myself pondering the specific Christian American obsession with abortion and gay rights. For million of Americans, these are the great societal "sins" of the day. It isn't bogus wars, systemic poverty, failing schools, child abuse, domestic violence, health care for profit, poorly paid social workers, under-funded hospitals, gun saturation, or global warming that riles or worries the conservative, Bible-believers of America." pg33 #Quote by Phil Zuckerman
Obsession quotes by Mickie James
#19. My New Obsession ... is YOUR DESTRUCTION!! #Quote by Mickie James
Obsession quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#20. I wasn't obsessed with him until I felt him fading. But maybe I was always obsessed, I just didn't feel the anxiety of it until the trust was gone. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Obsession quotes by Joseph Girzone
#21. One of the problems we have is that we cannot just be content to admire and enjoy, we have to possess and feel we own what we see. That can become for many of us an addiction which adds a complication to our life and takes away our peace of mind. Craving things becomes after a while a serious distraction and an obsession. #Quote by Joseph Girzone
Obsession quotes by Craig Williams
#22. The separation of the individual from a corporeal relationship with the Soul is mirrored in the separation of the individual from nature. This is perhaps one of the most important spiritual and psychological poisons of modernity: the alienation of the individual from the wilderness of nature. The modern obsession with progress and technology has worked to effectively separate man from the unpredictable and uncontrollable milieu of the wilderness and the concomitant alienation of the Soul from the flesh. The modern mind worships the Techno-God and uses many methods to enforce the separation of the flesh from the Soul. Reconnecting to nature requires only concentrated periods spent in a natural environment instead of living a life entirely immersed in artificial environments Efforts should be made to spend significant time in nature to allow the Sacramental Vision to thrive and organically develop. Without a constant connection to nature, the primordial voice of the Soul will eventually fade into silence. Nature must become a constant companion. #Quote by Craig Williams
Obsession quotes by Stacy Reid
#23. God, how I want you.You are my obsession. #Quote by Stacy Reid
Obsession quotes by Yann Martel
#24. The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists. #Quote by Yann Martel
Obsession quotes by Ophelia Callens
#25. - What's with this obsession over fire?
- It draws you into drunken oblivion. #Quote by Ophelia Callens
Obsession quotes by Leslie Ludy
#26. Until Jesus Christ is the obsession of your heart, you'll always be looking to mere men to meet your needs that only Him can fill. Only when you make Jesus Christ your first love,will you be ready for a love story that reflects His glory. #Quote by Leslie Ludy
Obsession quotes by Susan Vreeland
#27. No one but another painter could know the delicacy required to balance the complexities, to keep reality at bay in order to remain in the innermost center of his work. #Quote by Susan Vreeland
Obsession quotes by Sara Gruen
#28. 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. #Quote by Sara Gruen
Obsession quotes by Jake Halpern
#29. Ultimately, our obsession with celebrities isn't about them; it's about us and our needs. Many of us look at these people - who have glamour, beauty, wealth, and youth - and familiarize ourselves with them until they begin to feel like real people in our lives. We discuss them at work, in the park, and over dinner. We develop feelings for them. We love them, or hate them, or pity them, or profess not to care but secretly do. #Quote by Jake Halpern
Obsession quotes by Larry Kelley
#30. Unlike some of the Arabs of antiquity who learned to make a living as farmers or merchants, the mark of manhood for the Arab nomads who followed Muhammad was the possession of arms, obsession with honor, and claim to pastures, camels, and women. Robbery and murder outside the protective confines of one's clan were simply the means to an end." 125 It was upon the ethos of the ruthless raid that Muhammad founded Islam. #Quote by Larry Kelley
Obsession quotes by Elizabeth Finn
#31. I wanted nothing more than for her to feel me – my desire for her, the pleasure I could give her, my obsession for her. #Quote by Elizabeth Finn
Obsession quotes by Michelle M. Pillow
#32. He knew for certain that she belonged forever in his arms, just as he knew she didn't realize it yet. #Quote by Michelle M. Pillow
Obsession quotes by Peter Ackroyd
#33. I am the scourge of God #Quote by Peter Ackroyd
Obsession quotes by John Ruskin
#34. I am almost sick and giddy with the quantity of things in my head, all tempting and wanting to be worked out. #Quote by John Ruskin
Obsession quotes by Frantz Fanon
#35. In order to assimilate the culture of the oppressor and venture into his fold, the colonized subject has to pawn some of his own intellectual possessions. For instance, one of the things he has had to assimilate is the way the colonialist bourgeoisie thinks. This is apparent in the colonized intellectual's inaptitude to engage in dialogue. For he is unable to make himself inessential when confronted with a purpose or idea. On the other hand, when he operates among the people he is constantly awestruck. He is literally disarmed by their good faith and integrity. He is then constantly at risk of becoming a demagogue. He turns into a kind of mimic man who nods his assent to every word by the people, transformed by him into an arbiter of truth. But the fellah, the unemployed and the starving do not lay claim to truth. They do not say they represent the truth because they are the truth in their very being.

During this period the intellectual behaves objectively like a vulgar opportunist. His maneuvering, in fact, is still at work. The people would never think of rejecting him or cutting the ground from under his feet. What the people want is for everything to be pooled together. The colonized intellectual's insertion into this human tide will find itself on hold because of his curious obsession with detail. It is not that the people are opposed to analysis. They appreciate clarification, understand the reasoning behind an argument, and like to see where they are going. #Quote by Frantz Fanon
Obsession quotes by Raphael Montes
#36. What you feel is infatuation. It's an illness, an obsession. It's anything but love. #Quote by Raphael Montes
Obsession quotes by Helen Fisher
#37. Romantic love is an obsession. It possesses you. You lose your sense of self. You can't stop thinking about another human being. #Quote by Helen Fisher
Obsession quotes by Brian K. Vaughan
#38. ... though queens are a particular obsession of mine. I'm not speaking of European sovereigns, mind you, but that most glorious force of the chessboard. Did you know her square was originally occupied by a male "vizier," able to advance only one meager diagonal step per move? But during the reign of the great female monarchs, this piece metamorphosed into a "queen," and her power grew commensurate with her title. Only then did the game become something more - A mental odyssey that helped reshape the world. #Quote by Brian K. Vaughan
Obsession quotes by Michael Schiefelbein
#39. Right there, the Jew temple of Jerusalem beneath us, I swore to myself that I would finally enter him - the boy prophet, the ultimate challenge, my obsession. I would enter him the way I entered the Emperor's gates after a campaign: invincible, majestic. But hailed by his groans rather than by the cries of banner-waving masses. #Quote by Michael Schiefelbein
Obsession quotes by John Dolan
#40. Time. So much of our human experience is bound up in time, I muse. It reflects in our everyday colloquialisms, and drives so much of our activities. Yet this obsession with the passing of the hours is a relatively modern phenomenon; an inevitable product of the Industrial Revolution, and its fixation on efficiency. A new master exported by England across the globe, so that in the developed world at least everyone has one wrist on which is clamped the new and unforgiving shackle we call a watch. In less pressurised days, men observed the ageing of the universe through the more sedate changing of the seasons. But no more. Now the hour is king, or the minute and sometimes even the second. We are all people in a rush, where speed is of the essence, and slow is often deployed as a term of abuse. #Quote by John Dolan
Obsession quotes by Frederick Lenz
#41. The danger in mysticism is that you push yourself too far into the nagual too soon. This is obsession. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Obsession quotes by Michael Caine
#42. Obsession is a young man's game. #Quote by Michael Caine
Obsession quotes by Laurence Housman
#43. I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result. #Quote by Laurence Housman
Obsession quotes by Iain M. Banks
#44. Obsession is just what those too timorous to follow an idea through to its logical conclusion call determination. #Quote by Iain M. Banks
Obsession quotes by Unica Zurn
#45. Worshiping someone requires complete passivity. To turn the principle of immobility into a rule. #Quote by Unica Zurn
Obsession quotes by Abbi Glines
#46. You tempt me.I can't be tempted.I'm not made to be tempted,but you,Pagan Moore,you tempt me.From the moment i came for you i was drawn in.Everything about you.."One of his hands left my waist and moved up to gently caress my arm."You make me crazy with need.With want.I didn't understand it at first.But now i know.It's your soul calling to me.Souls mean nothing to me.They aren't supposed to.But yours has become my obsession. #Quote by Abbi Glines
Obsession quotes by Alton Tobey
#47. I have, at times, been absorbed in my work to the point of complete self-oblivion. Once I worked for thirty-six hours without a break - to complete exhaustion; and while I was in the middle of it I didn't even notice. #Quote by Alton Tobey
Obsession quotes by Cambria Hebert
#48. I don't think my social media obsession is dangerous. I joked. #Quote by Cambria Hebert
Obsession quotes by Sebastian Bach
#49. Every single band in the world has these gigantic songs that people are obsessed with. #Quote by Sebastian Bach
Obsession quotes by John Banville
#50. This love, this mortal love, is of their own making," Hermes muses, "the thing we did not intend, foresee or sanction. How then should it not fascinate us? ... It is as if a fractious child had been handed a few timber shavings and a bucket of mud to keep him quiet only for him promptly to erect a cathedral ... Within the precincts of this consecrated house they afford each other sanctuary, excuse each other their failings, their sweats and smells, their lies and subterfuges, above all their ineradicable self-obsession. This is what baffles us, how they wriggled out of our grasp and somehow became free to forgive each other for all that they are not. #Quote by John Banville
Obsession quotes by Ching Hai
#51. Sometimes, if we are faced with obstacles, be they tangible or not, such as jealousy, worldly sentiment, greed, hatred or obsession, etc., there is no other way to overcome them except by practicing more diligently. You need to read Master's books and to listen to Master's tapes more often, meditate more, do Quan Yin more, put more effort into your practice and concentrate more on the path of practice. It is safe only when you are sheltered by the supreme power, no other way. #Quote by Ching Hai
Obsession quotes by John Peter Nettl
#52. Passion is curiously exclusive and the need for it irresistible, while promiscuity is passionless--a mere collector's obsession. #Quote by John Peter Nettl
Obsession quotes by John Pomfret
#53. The work is a calling. It demands that type of obsession. #Quote by John Pomfret
Obsession quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#54. Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,
because the mass man will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive,
what longs to be burned to death.
In the calm water of the love-nights,
where you were begotten, where you have begotten,
a strange feeling comes over you,
when you see the silent candle burning.
Now you are no longer caught
in the obsession with darkness,
and a desire for higher love-making
sweeps you upward.
Distance does not make you falter.
Now, arriving in magic, flying,
and finally, insane for the light,
you are the butterfly and you are gone.
And so long as you haven't experienced
this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest
on the dark earth. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Obsession quotes by Sara Quin
#55. That's the thing about success and happiness. Every time I fall in love I become absolutely, pathologically obsessed. The moment that you have what you want, and you're not totally ready for it, you become obsessed with the idea that you don't deserve it. #Quote by Sara Quin
Obsession quotes by Novala Takemoto
#56. You fueled my obession, even encouraged it and your selfishness ruined my life #Quote by Novala Takemoto
Obsession quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#57. Don't make me hunt you, Princess," Ryodan warns softly. "You'll become my sole target, my obsession, my compulsion, my undying homicidal fantasy, the object of my every fucking thought and inclination, and the more time I have to contemplate what I'm going to do to you when I find you - #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Obsession quotes by Karen Ann Hopkins
#58. The glistening colours around his eyes had actually spread out farther on his face, creating an incredibly fascinating montage of blacks, blues, purples, and, around the very edge, pinks. I found my eyes drawn to his unnatural skin tones in morbid curiosity. Besides my sick obsession with his bruises, when my eyes would meet his, the fluttering in my stomach would start up, along with my thumping heart. It was interesting that his face was hardly recognisable, but his hot gazes still gave me goose bumps. #Quote by Karen Ann Hopkins
Obsession quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#59. Passion out of passion's obstacles. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Obsession quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#60. Cooking without remuneration" and "slaving over a hot stove" are activities separated mostly by a frame of mind. The distinction is crucial. Career women in many countries still routinely apply passion to their cooking, heading straight from work to the market to search out the freshest ingredients, feeding their loved ones with aplomb. [...] Full-time homemaking may not be an option for those of us delivered without trust funds into the modern era. But approaching mealtimes as a creative opportunity, rather than a chore, is an option. Required participation from spouse and kids is an element of the equation. An obsession with spotless collars, ironing, and kitchen floors you can eat off of---not so much. We've earned the right to forget about stupefying household busywork. But kitchens where food is cooked and eaten, those were really a good idea. We threw that baby out with the bathwater. It may be advisable to grab her by her slippery foot and haul her back in here before it's too late. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Obsession quotes by Nathaniel Branden
#61. There is an irrational, cultish tendency in many intellectual movements, and Objectivism, alas, is no exception. Ayn Rand's personal obsession with loyalty did little to discourage this trend ... Rand had often protested, 'Protect me from my followers!' #Quote by Nathaniel Branden
Obsession quotes by Anne Rice
#62. Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge. #Quote by Anne Rice
Obsession quotes by Roger Ross Williams
#63. I didn't know the extent of American obsession with Uganda until I got there and saw it. You ride in the plane and it's filled with American missionaries. Uganda is the No. 1 destination for American missionaries in the world. #Quote by Roger Ross Williams
Obsession quotes by Vladimir Putin
#64. I'm proud of Russia, that's true. And we have something to be proud of, but we do not have any obsession with being a superpower in the international arena. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Obsession quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#65. I think now that this obsession with identifying racism, which I saw so often among Somalis too, was really a comfort mechanism, to keep people from feeling personally inadequate and to externalize the causes of their unhappiness. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Obsession quotes by Zosia Mamet
#66. I have a ship's bed, which totally plays to my obsession of, if I were not an actress, I would be a pirate. #Quote by Zosia Mamet
Obsession quotes by Jim O'Heir
#67. One of my obsession is animals. I'm into dog rescues. It drives me crazy when people go to pet stores and buy dogs. There are so many dogs that need a good home. And this sounds crazy, but I really believe they know what is happening and are appreciative, and I just think they make for the best pets. #Quote by Jim O'Heir
Obsession quotes by Claire C. Riley
#68. You and I, Mia. We have needs that must be attended. I will look after yours, and you will look after mine." He sighs, and his fingers move to his suit jacket and deftly undoes the buttons, letting it fall open to reveal a smart black shirt and tie underneath. "I've waited for this moment for so long. #Quote by Claire C. Riley
Obsession quotes by Andrew Solomon
#69. I have no ambitions. I only have obsessions. #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Obsession quotes by Anne Sebba
#70. After a burglary of all her most valued and treasured possessions, Winston Churchill's aging mother wrote: "That burglar relieved me of an obsession. For years, I've had to take houses big enough to hold all these bibelots. I am almost grateful to him." #Quote by Anne Sebba
Obsession quotes by Arlaina Tibensky
#71. Sylvia Plath is there for me when actual living people upon who I have depended upon my whole life, are not. What I mean to say is, without her words, I'd be exponentially more messed up than I am already. #Quote by Arlaina Tibensky
Obsession quotes by Yawatta Hosby
#72. This wasn't the last of it. Now that Finia was carrying his baby, they would be together forever, whether she liked it or not. #Quote by Yawatta Hosby
Obsession quotes by Beck Sherman
#74. A long time ago, the act of another put the dark in his veins, and it's been there ever since. The night he lost his true love, his heart and his brain became one, so that his heart was scheming and his brain was loving. 'That doesn't sound so bad', my dream-self thought, but suddenly I could feel it, and it was very bad indeed - for when a brain loves, it is only out of obsession, and when a heart schemes, it does not mean well. #Quote by Beck Sherman
Obsession quotes by Rosemary Sullivan
#75. Most people who fall obsessively in love claim that it happens precipitously, unexpectedly [ ... ]
But I believe there's almost always a prerequisite. Falling in love in this way will usually occur at a time of transition. We may not be conscious of it, but something has ended and something new must begin. Romantic obsession is like a cataclysm breaking up the empty landscape. Like a strange exotic plant, it grows in arid soil. (pp. 27-28) #Quote by Rosemary Sullivan
Obsession quotes by Peter Sotos
#76. My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point. And since I write pornography, naturally, something of an obsession for me. #Quote by Peter Sotos
Obsession quotes by Elie Wiesel
#77. And what is a friend? More than a father, more than a brother: a traveling companion, with him, you can conquer the impossible, even if you must lose it later. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. It is a friend that you communicate the awakening of a desire, the birth of a vision or a terror, the anguish of seeing the sun disappear or of finding that order and justice are no more. That's what you can talk about with a friend. Is the soul immortal, and if so why are we afraid to die? If God exists, how can we lay claim to freedom, since He is its beginning and its end? What is death, when you come down to it? The closing of a parenthesis, and nothing more? And what about life? In the mouth of a philosopher, these questions may have a false ring, but asked during adolescence or friendship, they have the power to change being: a look burns and ordinary gestures tend to transcend themselves. What is a friend? Someone who for the first time makes you aware of your loneliness and his, and helps you to escape so you in turn can help him. Thanks to him who you can hold your tongue without shame and talk freely without risk. That's it. #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Obsession quotes by Eugene Delacroix
#78. What drives men of genius is their obsession with the idea that what has already been done is not good enough. #Quote by Eugene Delacroix
Obsession quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#79. When I am fully immersed in my work of nourishing humanity, it fills my head with all kinds of feel-good chemicals, such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine. Problems occur during the brief intervals between the finishing of one work and the beginning of another. During these intervals, my biology starts to get filled with stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin, that worsens my OCD. That is why, I can't sit still even a day after I finish writing a book. Because if I do, my OCD begins to suffocate me inside my head. Hence, as soon as I deliver a work, I have to start working on my next scientific literature. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Obsession quotes by Alice W. Flaherty
#80. When others' obsessions are not ours, we are sad for them, and we talk of how empty their lives will be if they don't achieve their empty goal: the gymnastics prize, the firm partnership. But there is a monomania in which it is the focus, the sense of transport, that is the real pleasure. #Quote by Alice W. Flaherty
Obsession quotes by Nigel Cumberland
#81. Success requires a focused attention of your time and energy. This is true no matter what you want to achieve – to change the world or simply change apartments. All success stories come down to one person having a focused aim – so focused at times it can look like an obsession. #Quote by Nigel Cumberland
Obsession quotes by Donna Tartt
#82. My hopes for a relationship with her were wholly unreal, whereas my ongoing misery, and frustration, were an all-too-horrible reality. Was groundless, hopeless romantic obsession any way to waste the rest of my life? #Quote by Donna Tartt
Obsession quotes by Arthur Erickson
#83. The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself. #Quote by Arthur Erickson
Obsession quotes by Gary Oldman
#84. I got obsessed with classical music, I got obsessed with Chopin, with playing the piano. #Quote by Gary Oldman
Obsession quotes by E. E. Cummings
#85. If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making. #Quote by E. E. Cummings
Obsession quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#86. The clinical hallmark of manic-depressive illness is its recurrent, episodic nature. Byron had this in an almost textbook manner, showing frequent and pronounced fluctuations in mood, energy, sleep patterns, sexual behavior, alcohol and other drug use, and weight (Byron also exhibited extremes in dieting, obsession with his weight, eccentric eating patterns, and excessive use of epsom salts). Although these changes in mood and behavior were dramatic and disruptive when they occurred, it is important to note that Byron was clinically normal most of the time; this, too, is highly characteristic of manic-depressive illness. An inordinate amount of confusion about whether someone does or does not have manic-depressive illness stems from the popular misconception that irrationality of mood and reason are stable rather than fluctuating features of the disease. Some assume that because an individual such as Byron was sane and in impressive control of his reason most of the time, that he could not have been "mad" or have suffered from a major mental illness. Lucidity and normal functioning are, however, perfectly consistent with-indeed, characteristic of-the phasic nature of manic-depressive illness. This is in contrast to schizophrenia, which is usually a chronic and relatively unrelenting illness characterized by, among other things, an inability to reason clearly. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Obsession quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#87. And when I look around the apartment where I now am, - when I see Charlotte's apparel lying before me, and Albert's writings, and all those articles of furniture which are so familiar to me, even to the very inkstand which I am using, - when I think what I am to this family - everything. My friends esteem me; I often contribute to their happiness, and my heart seems as if it could not beat without them; and yet - if I were to die, if I were to be summoned from the midst of this circle, would they feel - or how long would they feel - the void which my loss would make in their existence? How long! Yes, such is the frailty of man, that even there, where he has the greatest consciousness of his own being, where he makes the strongest and most forcible impression, even in the memory, in the heart of his beloved, there also he must perish, - vanish, - and that quickly.

I could tear open my bosom with vexation to think how little we are capable of influencing the feelings of each other. No one can communicate to me those sensations of love, joy, rapture, and delight which I do not naturally possess; and though my heart may glow with the most lively affection, I cannot make the happiness of one in whom the same warmth is not inherent.

Sometimes I don't understand how another can love her, is allowed to love her, since I love her so completely myself, so intensely, so fully, grasp nothing, know nothing, have nothing but her!

I possess so much, but my l #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Obsession quotes by Marie Helvin
#88. We are constantly driven to believe that women should look a set age or be a certain body size, which is fuelling an obsession with ever more dramatic and invasive steps. #Quote by Marie Helvin
Obsession quotes by Radhanath Swami
#89. Sex could be a gift of God, but when it becomes an obsession, it plunders all intelligence and people are driven to abominable acts to satisfy their lust. When passion is frustrated, people lose all good sense. #Quote by Radhanath Swami
Obsession quotes by Michel Hazanavicius
#90. I only have one obsession - not to be boring. #Quote by Michel Hazanavicius
Obsession quotes by Ransom Riggs
#91. Every snapshot collector has obsessions. Some only collect photos of cars. Others like World War II, or babies, or old-timey girls in old-timey swimsuits. I happen to collect the weird stuff: photos that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up a little. The uncanny. #Quote by Ransom Riggs
Obsession quotes by Sherry Turkle
#92. One thing is certain: the riddle of mind, long a topic for philosophers, has taken on new urgency. Under pressure from the computer, the question of mind in relation to machine is becoming a central cultural preoccupation. It is becoming for us what sex was to the Victorians
threat and obsession, taboo and fascination. #Quote by Sherry Turkle
Obsession quotes by Nicolas Winding Refn
#93. My movie [The Neon Demon] is a hyper-version of the obsession with beauty. As this crazy obsession grows, longevity does not. Everything seems to become younger and younger. The girls and people around them cannibalize themselves. #Quote by Nicolas Winding Refn
Obsession quotes by Robert Silverberg
#94. In every man's life there is something he feels driven to do, something that pricks him at the core of his soul so long as it remains undone, and yet as he approaches the doing of it he will know fear, for perhaps to fulfill the obsession will bring him more pain than pleasure. #Quote by Robert Silverberg
Obsession quotes by Jacqueline Bisset
#95. I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films. #Quote by Jacqueline Bisset
Obsession quotes by Harsh Malik
#96. seek a way or MAKE one.

Seek Success, not Popularity. It lasts longer.

Short cuts to success are none. Efforts only can achieve success.

Some call it Obsession I call it Dedication.

starting point of all achievement is desire.

Staying positive will win you Victory, positively. #Quote by Harsh Malik
Obsession quotes by Simon Sinek
#97. Most organizations only focus on WHAT they do and HOW they do it - tactics and strategies - and they aren't even aware that this thing called the WHY exists. Focusing on only two pieces of a three piece puzzle leaves an organization, or a career, inherently out of balance. Being out of balance, only operating on two of the three pieces, shows up in different ways - increased stress, loss of passion, obsession with what your competition is doing, being forced to play the price game, trouble differentiating. These are all signs that the WHY is missing. #Quote by Simon Sinek
Obsession quotes by Bey Deckard
#98. Would he be able to kill when the procedure was done? He took a sip of the bitter coffee, swallowing it down along with his trepidation. It was his obsession that he wanted to remove, not his ability. #Quote by Bey Deckard
Obsession quotes by Marguerite Young
#99. I believe that all my work explores the human desire or obsession for utopias, and the structure of all my works is the search for utopias lost and rediscovered. #Quote by Marguerite Young
Obsession quotes by Karin Fossum
#100. While I am absorbed by fiction, I pull the strings like a puppeteer; I make things happen. It's a passion and a lifelong obsession. #Quote by Karin Fossum
Obsession quotes by Penny Reid
#101. I am of the opinion that women don't really understand men. Most men, real men would do anything for the woman they love. When a man loves a woman enough to marry her, he loves her to the point of obsession. It's the devotion of a male for his mate.

He watches her sleep. He smells her clothes searching for her scent. He craves her admiration like a drug. He lives for her smile, for her laugh, and especially for her touch.

Being needed - by his woman - is ecstasy for a man. #Quote by Penny Reid
Obsession quotes by Herman Melville
#102. What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it; what cozening, hidden lord and master, and cruel, remorseless emperor commands me; that against all natural loving and longings, I so keep pushing, and crowding, and jamming myself on all the time; recklessly making me ready to do what in my own proper, natural heart, I durst not so much as dare? #Quote by Herman Melville
Obsession quotes by Carl Honore
#103. This is where our obsession with going fast and saving time leads. To road rage, air rage, shopping rage, relationship rage, office rage, vacation rage, gym rage. Thanks to speed, we live in the age of rage. #Quote by Carl Honore
Obsession quotes by Walter Moers
#104. Someone with an obsession for arranging things in alphabetical order was an abcedist, whereas someone with an obsession for arranging them in reverse alphabetical order was a zyxedist. #Quote by Walter Moers
Obsession quotes by Chila Woychik
#105. 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. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Obsession quotes by Bella Freud
#106. Ever since I was little, I really loved boyish clothes - I had a real obsession with strict clothes, like uniforms. They really got me going. #Quote by Bella Freud
Obsession quotes by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
#107. But with all their mocking they had only hardened his resolve. And the odd thing was, they took a perverse pleasure in it, as though they really didn't want him to recant. He could see the excitement in their faces, and he almost pitied them their devilish obsession. Their souls were in more peril than his. His body might burn, but their souls were being consumed by the fires of their hatred. (p. 365-366) #Quote by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Obsession quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#108. I'm not leaving until you tell me why you followed me. I know I'm a fascinating guy, but this is starting to feel like an unhealthy obsession. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Obsession quotes by Liane Moriarty
#109. I don't get the obsession with strangers, her first husband, Sol, once said to her, and Frances had struggled to explain that strangers were by definition interesting. It was their strangeness. The not-knowing. Once you knew everything there was to know about someone, you were generally ready to divorce them. #Quote by Liane Moriarty
Obsession quotes by Marty Rubin
#110. Some thoughts are too angry to sleep. They lie awake all night and become obsessions. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Obsession quotes by Rajneesh
#111. The more your meditation goes deep, the less and less you will feel the burden of the mind. The more and more meditation goes deep, the less and less you will be a mind. Thoughts will become rare, and ultimately they cease. That doesn't mean you become unthinking; it only means that your consciousness becomes clear, transparent, without thoughts moving continuously as clouds. Whenever you need to think you can think; but now thought becomes an instrument to you, not an obsession as it is presently. Thoughts are an obsession without meditation. #Quote by Rajneesh
Obsession quotes by Erik Davis
#112. The funny thing about games and fictions is that they have a weird way of bleeding into reality. Whatever else it is, the world that humans experience is animated with narratives, rituals, and roles that organize psychological experience, social relations, and our imaginative grasp of the material cosmos. The world, then, is in many ways a webwork of fictions, or, better yet, of stories. The contemporary urge to "gamify" our social and technological interactions is, in this sense, simply an extension of the existing games of subculture, of folklore, even of belief. This is the secret truth of the history of religions: not that religions are "nothing more" than fictions, crafted out of sociobiological need or wielded by evil priests to control ignorant populations, but that human reality possesses an inherently fictional or fantastic dimension whose "game engine" can - and will - be organized along variously visionary, banal, and sinister lines. Part of our obsession with counterfactual genres like sci-fi or fantasy is not that they offer escape from reality - most of these genres are glum or dystopian a lot of the time anyway - but because, in reflecting the "as if" character of the world, they are actually realer than they appear. #Quote by Erik Davis
Obsession quotes by Matt Ridley
#113. Yet Nancy Wexler's obsession with finding the gene was driven by her desire to mend it or cure it when she did find it. And she is undoubtedly closer to that goal now than ten years ago. 'I am an optimist', she writes, 'Even though I feel this hiatus in which we will be able only to predict and not to prevent will be exceedingly difficult .. . I believe the knowledge will be worth the risks.'
What of Nancy Wexler herself? Several times in the late 1980s, she and her elder sister Alice sat down with their father Milton to discuss whether either of the women should take the test. The debates were tense, angry and inconclusive. Milton was against taking the test, stressing its uncertainties and the danger of a false diagnosis. Nancy had been determined that she wanted the test, but her determination gradually evaporated in the face of a real possibility. Alice chronicled the discussions in a diary that later became a soulsearching book called Mapping fate. The result was that neither woman took the test. Nancy is now the same age as her mother was when she was diagnosed. #Quote by Matt Ridley
Obsession quotes by Jess Walter
#114. For many people it's Facebook, or sports on TV, whatever it is. I have my own demons that I battle. But whatever they are, you wish you could not do them. For most of us it's "I cannot get off Facebook." But imagine that your demon has you living on the street. I don't think those compulsions and obsessions are that different. #Quote by Jess Walter
Obsession quotes by Kenya Wright
#115. We learned a new way to consume each other, without the need for any drug or conflict. We smothered each other in kisses and dreams of our future and poetic wishes that ended in moans. Our addictions shifted to our obsession with us. #Quote by Kenya Wright
Obsession quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#116. Giving up the obsession of sign-values and the subservient fascination of the social pyramid, allows us to set priorities in life, find out the core of our true self and appreciate being "in" the moment. ("Keeping up with the Joneses" ) #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Obsession quotes by Arianna Huffington
#117. Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life. #Quote by Arianna Huffington
Obsession quotes by Agatha Christie
#118. Ah yes, the people concerned. That is very important. You remember, perhaps, who they were?'

Depleach considered.

'Let me see-it's a long time ago. There were only five people who were really in it, so to speak-I'm not counting the servants-a couple of faithful old things, scared-looking creatures-they didn't know anything about anything. No one could suspect them.'

'There are five people, you say. Tell me about them.'

'Well, there was Philip Blake. He was Crale's greatest friend-had known him all his life. He was staying in the house at the time.He's alive. I see him now and again on the links. Lives at St George's Hill. Stockbroker. Plays the markets and gets away with it. Successful man, running to fat a bit.'

'Yes. And who next?'

'Then there was Blake's elder brother. Country squire-stay at home sort of chap.'

A jingle ran through Poirot's head. He repressed it. He mustnot always be thinking of nursery rhymes. It seemed an obsession with him lately. And yet the jingle persisted.

'This little pig went to market, this little pig stayed at home…'

He murmured:

'He stayed at home-yes?'

'He's the fellow I was telling you about-messed about with drugs-and herbs-bit of a chemist. His hobby. What was his name now? Literary sort of name-I've got it. Meredith. Meredith Blake. Don't know whether he's alive or not.'

'And who next?'

'Next? Well, #Quote by Agatha Christie
Obsession quotes by Thaddeus Of Vitovnica
#119. We need repentance. You see, repentance is not only going to a priest and confessing. We must free ourselves from the obsession of thoughts. We fall many times during our life, and it is absolutely necessary to reveal everything [in Confession] to a priest who is a witness to our repentance.
Repentance is the renewal of life. This means we must free ourselves from all our negative traits and turn toward absolute good. No sin is unforgivable except the sin of unrepentance. #Quote by Thaddeus Of Vitovnica
Obsession quotes by Matthew Mather
#120. For me, the flow of information was an apt metaphor. As surfing became my obsession at a young age, my innovation had been to remap my tactile sense into the water around me. Sitting on my surfboard, bobbing up and down between the swells, I could feel the pressure, shape, and temperature of the water's surface around me through my skin. The thousands of neurons attached to each hair follicle could sense even tiny subsurface eddies and water currents. After nearly twenty years of dedicated practice, my brain had neuroplastically reformatted to devote a large part of itself to my water-sense, and I now had the most highly attuned tactile array of any pssi-kid, or for that matter anyone else in the world. Sitting with my eyes closed, I could feel the water moving and undulating around me as a perfectly natural and integral part of my body. I was one with the water, and it was one with me. #Quote by Matthew Mather
Obsession quotes by John Fowles
#121. It's despair at the lack of feeling, of love, of reason in the world. It's despair that anyone can even contemplate the idea of dropping a bomb or ordering that it should be dropped. It's despair that so few of us care. It's despair that there's so much brutality and callousness in the world. It's despair that perfectly normal young men can be made vicious and evil because they've won a lot of money. And then do what you've done to me. #Quote by John Fowles
Obsession quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#122. Everyone has a self-destructive nature in them. It's whether you feed it or not. You don't have to be a pop star to feel connected to destruction or self-destruction. But self-destruction is self-obsession, and self-obsession is not really possible if you're engaged in raising children. And if you have a spiritual life, you're constantly being asked to see yourself as one small fragment in the bigger picture. #Quote by Madonna Ciccone
Obsession quotes by Selima Hill
#123. Being a poet is like having an invisible partner. It isn't easy. But you can't live without it either. Talent is only 10 per cent. The rest is obsession. #Quote by Selima Hill
Obsession quotes by Maxine Kumin
#124. I would not recommend poetry as a career. In the first place, it's impossible in this time and place - in this culture - to make poetry a career. The writing of poetry is one thing. It's an obsession, the scratching of a divine itch, and has nothing to do with money. You can, however, make a career out of being a poet by teaching, traveling around, and giving lectures. It's a thin living at best. #Quote by Maxine Kumin
Obsession quotes by Mike Rosen
#125. The left's obsession with corporations as a spawn of evil is pathological paranoia. A corporation is just one form of organizing a private business enterprise for purposes of limiting personal liability, issuing stock, filing financial reports and paying taxes. Other forms include partnerships and sole proprietorships. Are they less evil? You buy your groceries from corporations, your cars, newspapers, cellphones, clothing and exercise equipment. Your parents and children work for corporations. Are they evil? #Quote by Mike Rosen
Obsession quotes by Heidi Hanna
#126. How many stress symptoms, illnesses, or injuries do we need to suffer through before we recognize that our obsession with perfectionism enslaves us to crave more - despite wearing ourselves out to the point of exhaustion? #Quote by Heidi Hanna
Obsession quotes by Pope Francis
#127. The obsession with economic profit and technical efficiency puts the human rhythms of life at risk. #Quote by Pope Francis
Obsession quotes by Bong Joon-ho
#128. The mother's love for her child is very strong in Korean society - almost on the borderline of being an obsession. #Quote by Bong Joon-ho
Obsession quotes by Kirsty Eagar
#129. It's not love. It's an obsession. And it's not art. It's a way of seeing things. A way to see the things that aren't there. #Quote by Kirsty Eagar
Obsession quotes by Eugene Delacroix
#130. What moves those of genius, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough. #Quote by Eugene Delacroix
Obsession quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#131. Black people love their children with a kind of obsession. You are all we have, and you come to us endangered. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Obsession quotes by Criss Jami
#132. An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. #Quote by Criss Jami
Obsession quotes by Michael Caine
#133. Not only is acting more than a part-time job, it's more than a full-time job. It's a full-time obsession. #Quote by Michael Caine
Obsession quotes by April Bloomfield
#134. I have this obsession with pea pods. They're just really nice to look at. They can be perfect. #Quote by April Bloomfield
Obsession quotes by Donald Hall
#135. It's almost relaxing to know I'll die fairly soon, as it's a comfort not to obsess about my next orgasm. #Quote by Donald Hall
Obsession quotes by Ashley Sarel
#136. Time didn't heal my heal wounds but it lent me perspective. My vision was no longer clouded and I saw what I'd become. I'd let inspiration become obsession. Tunnel vision had hindered all progress. I was so fixated on you, I got stuck. #Quote by Ashley Sarel
Obsession quotes by Napoleon Hill
#137. What a different story men would have to tell if only they would adopt a DEFINITE PURPOSE, and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession! #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Obsession quotes by Mark Barrowcliffe
#138. With the help of fanzines and close attention to the text of the game you can actually learn to speak Tsolyanu while wondering why the school still makes you learn French–it's not like you're going to use it. #Quote by Mark Barrowcliffe
Obsession quotes by Marty Rubin
#139. All the great novels are about obsession and people who are obsessed. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Obsession quotes by Richard J. Foster
#140. Owning things is an obsession in our culture. If we own it, we feel we can control it; and if we control it, we feel it will give us more pleasure. The idea is an illusion. #Quote by Richard J. Foster
Obsession quotes by Lucy Robinson
#141. It is a fact universally acknowledged that no sane person can really fall in love in one night. At best, it is an obsession. A compeling feeling that this person, this one, out of all the millions of others, is the answer to all of your problems. At worst, it is misplaced horn. #Quote by Lucy Robinson
Obsession quotes by Becky G
#142. I have an obsession with hot sauce. I love Cholula. I put Cholula on everything. #Quote by Becky G
Obsession quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#143. There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Obsession quotes by Euginia Herlihy
#144. Undeniable obsession of words that quickens my spirit. #Quote by Euginia Herlihy
Obsession quotes by Faraaz Kazi
#145. I wish there was a word more than 'love' itself to convey what I feel for you. #Quote by Faraaz Kazi
Obsession quotes by Anna M. Aquino
#146. I feel as if I've gone past the lukewarm stage that Jesus talked about in the book of Revelations and am slowly dwindling on cold. Deep down I want to change, but I don't know how. I'm the pastor. I'm supposed to know how. I hide my frustration with an obsession for Ohio State football and hours at the I Sold It on eBay internet cafe around the corner from the church. #Quote by Anna M. Aquino
Obsession quotes by Peter Greenaway
#147. My personal obsessions are much more interesting to me than other people's. #Quote by Peter Greenaway
Obsession quotes by Criss Jami
#148. The fans are always more radical than that which they are fans. #Quote by Criss Jami
Obsession quotes by A.S. Byatt
#149. My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with other writers. In many ways, I know George Eliot better than I know my husband. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Obsession quotes by Jules Olitski
#150. I work day and night without sleep. The paintings keep me fired up. #Quote by Jules Olitski
Obsession quotes by Karina Halle
#151. Mistaking obsession for love is one of the greatest mistakes you'll every make #Quote by Karina Halle
Obsession quotes by Shantaye Brown
#152. Does she think she can keep fucking with my head and weaving her devious webs thinking I'll always get caught in them? She's toying with my lust for her, my obsession, and I keep letting her. #Quote by Shantaye Brown
Obsession quotes by Malvina Hoffman
#153. To give life to sculpture I found it must have a pulse, a breathing quality that could change in a flash, and it must never appear static, hard, or unrevealing. All these demands formed themslves in my thoughts, and became like an endless obsession. #Quote by Malvina Hoffman
Obsession quotes by Jennifer Traig
#154. There's a fine line between piety and wack-ass obsession, and people have been landing on the wrong side for thousands of years. #Quote by Jennifer Traig
Obsession quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#155. Germans Francis Grund, and Francis Lieber, and the Pole Adam G. de Gurowski all wrote about the striking social equality they found in America, the absence of differences in status. They all noted the American obsession with work and the restless quest for the "almighty dollar."18 #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Obsession quotes by Renzo Piano
#156. There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. It's the art of putting all your energy into one thing; it's the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture. #Quote by Renzo Piano
Obsession quotes by H.G. Wells
#157. He perceived too in these still hours how little he had understood her hitherto. He had been blinded, - obsessed. He had been seeing her and himself and the whole world far too much as a display of the eternal dualism of sex, the incessant pursuit. Now with his sexual imaginings newly humbled and hopeless, with a realization of her own tremendous minimization of that fundamental of romance, he began to see all that there was in her personality and their possible relations outside that. He saw how gravely and deeply serious was her fine philanthropy, how honest and simple and impersonal her desire for knowledge and understandings. There is the brain of her at least, he thought, far out of Sir Isaac's reach. She wasn't abased by her surrenders, their simplicity exalted her, showed her innocent and himself a flushed and congested soul. He perceived now with the astonishment of a man newly awakened just how the great obsession of sex had dominated him - for how many years? Since his early undergraduate days. Had he anything to put beside her own fine detachment? Had he ever since his manhood touched philosophy, touched a social question, thought of anything human, thought of art, or literature or belief, without a glancing reference of the whole question to the uses of this eternal hunt? During that time had he ever talked to a girl or woman with an unembarrassed sincerity? He stripped his pretences bare; the answer was no. His very refinements had been no more than indicativ #Quote by H.G. Wells
Obsession quotes by Mark A. Bradley
#158. Hoover's growing obsession with what he believed was communism's malignant influence on African Americans stands out in his August 3, 1943, letter to the White House, which he filled with unsubstantiated rumors about racial unrest in the nation's capital. Quoting several confidential informants, Hoover warned of a marked uptick in communist-inspired agitation among Washington's "less desirable colored element." These included, one informant claimed, "younger negroes between the ages of 16 and 18 years old who are not in the Army and who have shown an insolent attitude that they will take nothing from anyone. #Quote by Mark A. Bradley
Obsession quotes by Hope Jahren
#159. Our world is falling apart quietly. Human civilization has reduced the plant, a four-million-year-old life form, into three things: food, medicine, and wood. In our relentless and ever-intensifying obsession with obtaining a higher volume, potency, and variety of these three things, we have devastated plant ecology to an extent that millions of years of natural disaster could not. Roads have grow like a manic fungus and the endless miles of ditches that bracket these roads serve as hasty graves for perhaps millions of plant species extinguished in the name of progress. Planet Earth is nearly a Dr. Seuss book made real: every year since 1990 we have created more than eight billion new stumps. If we continue to fell healthy trees at this rate, less then six hundred years from now, every tree on the planet will have been reduced to a stump. My job is about making sure there will be some evidence that someone cared about the great tragedy that unfolded during our age. #Quote by Hope Jahren
Obsession quotes by Debra Anastasia
#160. What are you typing?" Livia did not share Kyle's obsession with electronic contraptions. "Currently, I'm texting Debbi, Michelle, Karen, and Sam. This incident boosts my street cred." Kyle's text was in all caps. "Oh, pardon me. I didn't realize you were straight-up gangsta," Livia mocked. "Whatever. I had some bastard's finger in my mouth tonight. I'm milking this story for all it's worth." Kyle hit send. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
Obsession quotes by Thomas Merton
#161. What is serious to men is often very trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as "play" is perhaps what he Himself takes most seriously. At any rate, the Lord plays and diverts Himself in the garden of His creation, and if we could let go of our own obsession with what we think is the meaning of it all, we might be able to hear His call and follow Him in His mysterious, cosmic dance. We do not have to go very far to catch echoes of that game, and of that dancing. When we are alone on a starlit night; when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children; when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet Bashō we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash--at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the "newness," the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.

For the world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness. The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast. The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity and despair. But it does not matter much, because no despair of ours can alter the reality of things; or stain the joy of the cosmic dance whi #Quote by Thomas Merton
Obsession quotes by Elizabeth Smart
#162. I am overrun, infested with a menagerie of desires. #Quote by Elizabeth Smart
Obsession quotes by Craig Stone
#163. My landlord lives in the flat at the bottom of the stairs. I rent a studio flat from him, and live at the top of the staircase. There are two more flights of stairs and four more flats, but it's me he is obsessed with. #Quote by Craig Stone
Obsession quotes by Nora Sakavic
#164. He's high," Kevin told Neil. "He tells me when he's sober, so I always know. How did you figure it out?" "They're twins, but they're not the same." Neil lifted one shoulder in a shrug. "One of them hates your obsession with Exy while the other couldn't care less." Kevin looked to Andrew, but Andrew only had eyes for Neil. Andrew took a second to process those words before he started laughing. "He's a comedian, too? An athlete and a comic and a student. How multitalented. What a grand addition to the Fox line. I can't wait to find out what else he can do. Perhaps we should throw a talent show and find out? #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Obsession quotes by Sidney Lumet
#165. Work is my norm. I have mad energy, insane energy, a kind of stamina in terms of work that's a little crazy. #Quote by Sidney Lumet
Obsession quotes by Stacey King
#166. No-one inspired me growing up more than Thom Yorke. I was eleven when the obsession hit hard and I'm still such a huge fan. #Quote by Stacey King
Obsession quotes by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#167. Never in my life had I been more frustrated. Go figure it wouldn't be with a human but a freaking alien. At least I now knew that the male species were asses no matter what planet they hailed from. #Quote by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsession quotes by Rose Croft
#168. Loren was the air I needed to breathe; her words were the bricks that kept me pieced together. Her body was the temple where I wanted to worship. I didn't know if I believed in God and eternity but, with her, I felt like I was knocking on heaven's gates.
- Andrew, High School Lover #Quote by Rose Croft
Obsession quotes by Nenia Campbell
#169. Being depressed and suicidal doesn't mean wanting to kill yourself every moment of every day. It may be a fixed obsession, but sometimes it gets relegated to the back of your head. Rather, it means the world takes on the very cut and dry, black and white, unilateral aspect of a flowchart. #Quote by Nenia Campbell
Obsession quotes by Yuvika Mathur
#170. I may be 65 tomorrow, but i have no plans to 'let go.
My psychiatrist asked me the same thing. He said he wanted to give me a pill so I wouldn't obsess so much over momentary things. I told him I don't want a pill. I want an answer. #Quote by Yuvika Mathur
Obsession quotes by Russell Baker
#171. What [man landing on the moon] is doing up there is indulging his obsession with the impossible. The impossible infuriates and tantalizes him. Show him an impossible job and he will reduce it to a possibility so trite that eventually it bores him. #Quote by Russell Baker
Obsession quotes by Thomas Sowell
#172. The left's obsession with the high incomes of corporate executives never seems to extend to equally high - or higher - incomes of professional athletes, entertainers, or best-selling authors like Danielle Steel. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Obsession quotes by Emma Chase
#173. You realize this makes us mortal enemies? You're now the Lex Luthor to my Superman, the Magneto to my Professor Xavier."
"With your comic book obsession obviously still in full effect, I'd say I'm more the Wendy to your Peter Pan complex. #Quote by Emma Chase
Obsession quotes by Anup Kochhar
#174. We need to appreciate that being different is not the same as being wrong. A 'wrong' answer is just a different answer, a different perspective which could be used to address the issue differently. Unfortunately, our obsession with the 'right' answer makes it difficult to see the importance of an alternative answer. #Quote by Anup Kochhar
Obsession quotes by Ernest Becker
#175. The neurotic preoccupied with his symptom is led to believe that his central task is one of confrontation with his particular obsession or phobia. In a sense his neurosis allows him to take control of his destiny - to transform the whole of life's meaning into the simplified meaning emanating from his self-created world. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Obsession quotes by George Steiner
#176. The notion of travelling to far places in order to study alien peoples and cultures, is unique to Western man; it springs from the predatory genius of the Greeks; no primitive peoples have ever come to study us. This is, on the one hand, a disinterested, intellectually inspired impulse. It is one of our glories. But it is, on the other, part and parcel of exploitation. [] The Western obsession with inquiry, with analysis, with the classification of all living forms, is itself a mode of subjugation, of psychological and technical mastery. #Quote by George Steiner
Obsession quotes by Roland Emmerich
#177. It's like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide. And even though everybody hates the Americans, they're still watching American movies. #Quote by Roland Emmerich
Obsession quotes by Antonin Artaud
#178. I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat. #Quote by Antonin Artaud
Obsession quotes by Napoleon Hill
#179. Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognise failure, will bring riches. #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Obsession quotes by Ed Lynskey
#180. Quote is taken from Chapter 1:
Since Etta could log in her rare Baltimore oriole sighting, she decided she'd had enough birding for one day. It was just a fun hobby, not an obsession. #Quote by Ed Lynskey
Obsession quotes by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
#181. Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment. #Quote by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Obsession quotes by Neil Strauss
#182. Evidently, women have eating disorders, men have sex addiction. I suppose both share the same obsession: women's bodies. #Quote by Neil Strauss
Obsession quotes by Donna Tartt
#183. But does it make any sense at all to know that it ends badly for all of us, even the happiest of us, and that we all lose everything that matters in the end-and yet to know as well, despite all this, as cruelly as the game is stacked, that it's possible to play it with a kind of joy?
To try to make some meaning out of all this seems unbelievably quaint. Maybe I only see a pattern because I've been staring too long. But then again, to paraphrase Boris, maybe I see a pattern because it's there. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Obsession quotes by Darell Hammond
#184. Our country's growing obsession with organized sports isn't just hurting our children, but also our communities. As play is siphoned off to gyms and fields, fewer kids are playing in our streets, parks, and playgrounds. #Quote by Darell Hammond
Obsession quotes by Lady Gaga
#185. I wrote about everything I didn't write on The Fame. While traveling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my 'Fear of Sex Monster,' my 'Fear of Alcohol Monster,' my 'Fear of Love Monster,' my 'Fear of Death Monster,' my 'Fear of Loneliness Monster,' etc. I spent a lot of nights in Eastern Europe, and this album is a pop experimentation with industrial/Goth beats, 90's dance melodies, an obsession with the lyrical genius of 80's melancholic pop, and the runway. I wrote while watching muted fashion shows and I am compelled to say my music was scored for them. #Quote by Lady Gaga
Obsession quotes by Evie Dunmore
#186. ...Even [Helen of Troy's] obsession with Paris was compelled by a poisoned arrow - what's romantic about that?"

"Passion," Annabelle said, "Eros's arrows are infused with passion."

"Oh, passion, poison," Hattie said, "either makes people addle-brained."

She had a point. The ancient Greeks had considered passion a form of madness that infected the blood, and these days, it still inspired elopements and illegal duels and lurid novels. It could even lead a perfectly sensible vicar's daughter astray. #Quote by Evie Dunmore
Obsession quotes by Gary Chapman
#187. We have been led to believe that if we are really in love, it will last forever. We will always have the wonderful feelings that we have at this moment. Nothing could ever come between us. Nothing will ever overcome our love for each other. [..] Unfortunately, the eternality of the in-love experience is fiction, not fact. The late psychologist Dr. Dorothy Tennov conducted long range studies on the in-love phenomenon. After studying scores of couples, she concluded that the average life span of a romantic obsession is two years. #Quote by Gary Chapman
Obsession quotes by Avijeet Das
#188. I have always loved extremes. Either give me everything or nothing. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Obsession quotes by Debasish Mridha
#189. Don't let your problems become your obsession. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Obsession quotes by Anne Lamott
#190. We can pray for a shot at having a life in which we are present and awake and paying attention and being kind to ourselves. We can pray, "Hello? Is there anyone there?" We can pray, "Am I too far gone, or can you help me get out of my isolated self-obsession?" We can say anything to God. It's all prayer. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Obsession quotes by Helen Fielding
#191. The basis of my own addiction, I know, is my simple human need for Darcy to get off with Elizabeth. Tom says football guru Nick Hornby says in his book that men's obsession with football is not vicarious. The testosterone-crazed fans do not wish themselves on the pitch, claims Hornby, instead seeing their team as their chosen representatives, rather like parliament. That is precisely my feeling about Darcy and Elizabeth. They are my chosen representatives in the field of shagging, or, rather, courtship. I do not, however, wish to see any actual goals. I would hate to see Darcy and Elizabeth in bed, smoking a cigarette afterwards. That would be unnatural and wrong and I would quickly lose interest. #Quote by Helen Fielding
Obsession quotes by Michelle Richmond
#192. I have a hunch that our obsession with photography arises from an unspoken pessimism; it is our nature to believe the good things will not last ... But photos provide a false sense of security> like our flawed memory, they are guaranteed to fade ... We take photographs in order to remember, but it is in the nature of a photograph to forget (pg 157) #Quote by Michelle Richmond
Obsession quotes by W.H. Hudson
#193. My feathered friends were so much to me that I am constantly tempted to make this sketch of my first years a book about birds and little else. #Quote by W.H. Hudson
Obsession quotes by Bud Grant
#194. Come September, the middle of September when the first frost comes, that's hunting season. Fishing poles are hung up and the hunting season starts. You've got to be careful, if you're a hunter, that it doesn't become an obsession. #Quote by Bud Grant
Obsession quotes by Jane Velez-Mitchell
#195. Jodi Arias had a deadly obsession with Travis Alexander. #Quote by Jane Velez-Mitchell
Obsession quotes by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
#196. Secular humanists of every type may ridicule the Bible, but they cannot escape it; and in their obsession with change, calls for reform, doomsday warnings, and utopian visions, they continue to steal from it. #Quote by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Obsession quotes by Ansel Elgort
#197. I just make whatever music I want. It's my obsession, and it's very fulfilling. #Quote by Ansel Elgort
Obsession quotes by Patrick Carnes
#198. Addiction is a relationship, a pathological relationship in which ... obsession replaces people. #Quote by Patrick Carnes
Obsession quotes by Attica Locke
#199. Wally's and Keith's lives revolved around the black folks they claimed to hate but couldn't leave alone. It was, as his uncle Clayton would say, an obsession that weakened them, that enraged and eventually enslaved them within their own hearts... #Quote by Attica Locke
Obsession quotes by Jennifer Salaiz
#200. To have the beginning of a truly great story, you need to have a character you're completely and utterly obsessed with. Without obsession, to the point of a maddening addiction,there's no point to continue. #Quote by Jennifer Salaiz

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