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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Quotes


"love is a mental illness, an obsessive-compulsive disorder romanticized!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"Curing yourself of obsessive compulsive disorder by going to a strip club is pretty strange." - Tracy Kidder

"I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs." - David Beckham

"I had a Tourette's period. And obsessive compulsive disorder. Things would get in my brain that I couldn't get out of my brain." - Richard Ford

"I'm kind of an obsessive-compulsive person, like, neat obsessive." - Liev Schreiber

"My work in general involves getting over my fears that are deeply embedded since childhood: Fear of darkness, fear of dangerous activities in general, and fear of dirt - I had a considerable obsessive compulsive disorder as a child." - Miru Kim

"I was diagnosed a number of years ago with obsessive-compulsive disorder - which everyone has, to some degree - and I have this really annoying trait where in conversation, I always steer it back to something that happened to me." - Paula Poundstone

"I know I have an eccentric, obsessive-compulsive side." - Demi Moore

"I was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as an adult, but I don't remember a time when I didn't have them. Back in the 1960s, when I was growing up, my symptoms didn't have a name, and you didn't go to the doctor to find out." - Howie Mandel

"Food compulsion isn't a character disorder; it's a chemical disorder." - Robert Atkins

"He's famous for being obsessive about details." - Matt Damon

"I become kind of obsessive about research." - James Franco

"Liberalism is a mental disorder." - Michael Savage

"Welcome to the psychiatric hotline: if you are obsessive compulsive press one repeatedly. If you are schizophrenic listen closely and a little voice will tell you which number to press. If you have borderline personality disorder hang up; you have already pushed everybody's buttons." - Barbara Oakley

"Manchester United could have any goalkeeper in the world. I was a 23-year-old kid from New Jersey who, from an early age, had to cope with Tourettes Syndrome, a brain disorder that can trigger speech and facial tics, vocal outbursts and obsessive compulsive behavior." - Tim Howard

"As an actor, I don't have any politics. As an actor, I'm driven more by an authentic - I would say an obsessive-compulsive-disorder level-fixation on mimicry, tonality of voice, to literally imitate something until I can just disappear into it." - Edward Norton

"Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick." - Thomas Boswell

"We're not going to waste our valuable space or your precious energy by giving equal time to stories of tragedy, failure, and tumult. They get far more that their fair share of attention everywhere else. Future historians might even conclude that our age suffered from a collective obsessive-compulsive disorder: the pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is." - Rob Brezsny

"I had really bad obsessive-compulsive disorder. At its worst, I was compelled to leave my house at three o'clock in the morning and go out in the alley because I just knew that the paper-towel roll I threw in the recycling bin was uncomfortable, like it was lying the wrong way, and I would be down in the garbage." - Fiona Apple

"Manchester United could have any goalkeeper in the world. I was a 23-year-old kid from New Jersey who, from an early age, had to cope with Tourette's Syndrome, a brain disorder that can trigger speech and facial tics, vocal outbursts and obsessive compulsive behavior." - Tim Howard

"I'm probably just as good a mother as the next repressed, obsessive-compulsive paranoiac." - Anne Lamott

"I'm probably just as good a mother as the next repressed, obsessive-compulsive paranoiac." - Anne Lamott

"I'm a hygiene freak. I'm like obsessive-compulsive when it comes to washing your hands." - Kelly Clarkson

"Personally I'm obsessive-compulsive about the placement and cleanliness of my things." - Chace Crawford

"There is no disorder but the heart's." - Mona Van Duyn

"I think religion is a neurological disorder." - Bill Maher

"you'll be free from mental disorder" - Hira Ratan Manek

"Fame made me develop a panic disorder." - Sia Furler

"Battle is an orgy of disorder." - George S Patton

"Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage." - Karl Bowman

"No, I don't think they're obsessive, they're just dedicated." - Alyson Hannigan

"I think so much about everything. I'm obsessive." - Rob Zombie

"The movers and shakers have always been obsessive nuts." - Theodore Sturgeon

"It could be ventured to understand obsessive compulsive neurosis as the pathological counterpart of religious development, to define neurosis as an individual religiosity; to define religion as a universal obsessive compulsive neurosis." - Sigmund Freud

"I am methodical to the point of being obsessive-compulsive. And I have always been good at multi-tasking." - Deepika Padukone

"I have a little obsessive-compulsive personality. You can tell because I played online games for eight hours a day." - Felicia Day

"Disorder in the society is the result of disorder in the family." - Elizabeth Ann Seton

"The vital energies regulate themselves naturally without compulsive duty or compulsive morality both of which are sure signs of existing antisocial impulses." - Wilhelm Reich

"Notice that whenever we suffer pain, the mind is always quick to identify with the negative aspects of things and replay them over and over again, wounding us deeply. Almost all humans have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) of the mind, which is why so many people become fearful, hate-filled, and wrapped around their negative commentaries. This pattern must be recognized early and definitively. Peace of mind is actually an oxymoron. When you're in your mind, you're hardly ever at peace, and when you're at peace, you're never only in your mind." - Richard Rohr

"The true enjoyments must be spontaneous and compulsive and look to no remoter end." - C S Lewis

"I was a violent, bipolar, compulsive liar. I was a real American." - Ben Lerner

"I used to be a compulsive exerciser, but I'm over that." - Courtney Thornesmith

"Well, I used to be a compulsive exerciser, but I'm over that." - Courtney Thornesmith

"I've been a compulsive reader for as long as I can remember." - David Nicholls

"A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced." - Ambrose Bierce

"Every person in therapy has a love disorder." - John Dufresne

"The present order is the disorder of the future." - Ian Hamilton Finlay

"The opposite of fragile is something that gains from disorder." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"As a speculator you must embrace disorder and chaos." - Louis Bacon

"I hate religion. I think it's a neurological disorder." - Bill Maher

"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics..." - Sun Tzu

"But woman brings disorder into society through passion." - Honore De Balzac

"The order I found was the order of disorder." - William Saroyan

"Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder." - Paul Valery

"Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder." - Rudolf Arnheim

"Shooting a movie isn't good for a sleep disorder." - Mike Birbiglia

"The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry." - Louis De Bernieres

"It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder." - Tim Ryan

"War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune." - Walter Raleigh

"A. A violent order is disorder; and B. A great disorder is an order. These Two things are one." - Wallace Stevens

"Children surviving childhood is my obsessive theme and my life's concern," - Maurice Sendak

"Desperate wants attained are always followed by obsessive fears of loss." - Alan Robert Neal

"I'm often called obsessive, but I don't think I am any more than anyone else." - Nicholson Baker

"My father was an obsessive bird-watcher. The genes of observation passed down." - Martin Parr

"I've been a massive obsessive about jazz singers all my life." - Eddi Reader

"Fashion is this obsessive narrative that people don't understand but they can't stop looking at." - Rita Ora

"I'm obsessive. I want to know the answer to how good I am. Most people aren't." - Daley Thompson

"I'm quite a compulsive person-I only worked this out recently-I'm compulsive, but I'm also very indecisive. I don't know what I want, but I know that I want it now." - Dylan Moran

"I do not believe in the art which is not the compulsive result of man's urge to open his heart" - Edvard Munch

"If I was a serial killer? How I would kill somebody? I'm actually a very compulsive person ... I'd chainsaw people." - Brendon Urie

"Truth in drama is elusive. You never quite find it, but the search for it is compulsive." - Tom Hiddleston

"I'm compulsive." - Doris Lessing

"Get the thing straight once and for all. The policeman isn't there to create disorder. The policeman is there to preserve disorder." - Richard J Daley

"If only I had discipline, but alas, it is only an obsessive-compulsive trait and the beauty of habit that causes me to return again and again to my work." - Louise Erdrich

"I'm not as obsessive-compulsive about certain things; I give a lot of latitude to people and support people. I know that I can't do it myself and that you're only as good as the people you have behind you." - Donna Karan

"The search for safety takes its clearest form... in the compulsive-obsessive neurosis... to frantically order and stabilize the world so that no unmanageable, unexpected or unfamiliar dangers will ever appear." - Abraham Maslow

"We work crazy hours in Silicon Valley; my wife says we're all kind of diseased in some way. We're totally obsessive compulsive - when we see an idea, we're like, 'let me in, it's so much fun.'" - Tony Fadell

"Under the obsessive thoughts and plans, under the emotions, positive and negative, there is an ocean of peace." - Gangaji

"These people are obsessive. They go overboard interpreting verbal and behavioral cues that take them way beyond reality." - Cary Cooper

"I try not to be sentimental and obsessive about possessions. I love collecting, but I hate owning." - Karl Lagerfeld

"It's an old story, really: seduced and corrupted, in the end, by an obsessive love for the text." - Jack O'Connell

"I was obsessed with Tupac - like eat, sleep, breathe Tupac. During this obsessive love affair, I dressed the part." - Priyanka Chopra

"I'm an obsessive writer who needs and loves revision. Writing helps me learn and helps me teach." - Kiese Laymon

"I don't have this obsessive need to do street art all the time because it's already opened doors for me." - Shepard Fairey

"I modelled in my 20s, and it was an obsessive time. I was under pressure to look a certain way." - Penny Lancaster

"I think I'm probably quite geeky in a lot of ways. I'm pretty into books, kind of obsessive about that." - Alice Eve

"I'm always writing. I'm an obsessive. It's not because I'm a disciplined person. It's because I'm crazy about it." - Hanif Kureishi

"Politics is a life sentence. It's an obsessive, all-demanding, utterly fascinating, totally committing profession - stimulating, satisfying, stretching." - Michael Heseltine

"I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I'm not obsessive over it." - Shawn Johnson

"Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him." - Sun Tzu

"Discontent and disorder were signs of energy and hope, not of despair." - C. V. Wedgwood

"The cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression." - Alexander Berkman

"Order or disorder depends on organisation; courage or cowardice on circumstances; strength or weakness on dispositions." - Sun Tzu

"The greatest disorder of the mind is to let will direct it." - Louis Pasteur

"As long as you are held within a pattern you must create disorder in the world." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"As for the "proper way:" it is the beginning of disorder." - Laozi

"Liberalism is part of a religious disorder that demands a belief that life is controllable." - Ann Coulter

"Gaiety - a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine." - Denis Diderot

"Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing." - Ambrose Bierce

"Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder" - Paul Ricoeur

"The more sharp weapons people have in a country, the bigger the disorder will be." - Laozi

"True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced." - Tom Robbins

"Extreme liberalism is not a political philosophy. It is a mental disorder." - Michael Savage

"I'm alarmed that to think than modern science may be turning creativity into a medical disorder" - Thomas Armstrong

"The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and malperformance." - Peter Drucker

"I am overwhelmed by the beautiful disorder of poetry, the eternal virginity of words." - Theodore Roethke

"My goal in life is to have a psychiatric disorder named after me." - Darynda Jones

"The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal." - Oliver Goldsmith

"We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives." - Ben Weininger

"A sweet disorder in the dresse Kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse." - Robert Herrick

"Homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be cured through counselling." - Stockwell Day

"Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength." - Laozi

"From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art." - Alexander Pope

"Disorder can play a critical role in giving birth to new, higher forms of order." - Margaret J Wheatley

"Optimism is a psychological disorder exhibited by those out of touch with reality" - Oliver Pell

"In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"There is great disorder in the heavens, and the situation is excellent." - Mao Zedong

"Nothing like a little post-traumatic stress disorder to make your day complete." - Woody Allen

"The fragile wants tranquility, the antifragile grows from disorder, and the robust doesn't care too much." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Take [preventive] action before things happen. Establish order before disorder has begun." - Laozi

"I look at it this way. I'm not an eavesdropper; I have an attention surplus disorder." - Robert Brault

"Order marches with weighty and measured strides; disorder is always in a hurry." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Disorder and violence are, in fact, things that might check the pace of India's progress." - Mahatma Gandhi

"After a century of studying schizophrenia, the cause of the disorder remains unknown." - Thomas R Insel

"In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." - Carl Jung

"In the entirety of my life, I have never had an eating disorder." - Joyce Giraud

"Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength." - Lao Tzu

"Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive." - Eliphas Levi

"Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder." - Paul Ricoeur

"I was a classic attention deficit disorder kid, always bored and mouthing off at school." - Stephen Rodrick

"As recently as 1979, neither panic attacks nor panic disorder officially existed." - Scott Stossel

"I'm dyslexic, I have attention-deficit disorder, and I've got something like a hereditary tremor." - Ozzy Osbourne

"[George Carlin] was obsessive about time; he was obsessive compulsive about his material and making things shorter and more perfect. He did an HBO hour every other year. It's live; you have to be off-stage at 55 minutes. It's a network; you've got to be off. And it's perfect." - Jay Mohr

"Western laziness consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"Neither my husband nor I am interested in mincing words. If I break something, for example, I have to announce it. I'm a compulsive confessor." - Jennifer Connelly

"When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves. As compulsive overeaters, we cannot afford resentment, since it exacerbates our disease." - Elizabeth I

"Compulsive eating is only the symptom; believing that you are not worth your own love is the problem. Go for the love. You will never be sorry." - Geneen Roth

"I'm used to rereading e-mails, even, before sending them - a bit compulsive. So this is high speed roller coaster for me!" - Lydia Davis

"Among scientists are collectors, classifiers, and compulsive tidiers-up; many are detectives by temperament and many are explorers; some are artists and others artisans." - Peter Medawar

"Men will often say they have 'found themselves' when they have really been worn down into a groove by the brutal and compulsive force of circumstance." - Thomas Wolfe

"I'm a workaholic. I also go to the gym a lot - it's my new thing. Yes, I am a compulsive person." - Jonathan Rhys Meyers

"Chaos does not mean total disorder. Chaos means a multiplicity of possibilities. Chaos is from the ancient Greek words that means a thing that is birthed from the void. And it was about that which is possible, not about disorder." - Jok Church

"I am diagnosed with what's called 'REM behavior disorder.' As far as the disorder goes, there's no cure, but it's going pretty well as far as these things go. I see a sleep doctor, take medication, etc." - Mike Birbiglia

"A man, as we see in this world, is chaos, but he doesn't recognize that fact so he tries to bring order into everything. Order is disorder. Order creates disorder." - Frederick Lenz

"It's nice to collect stamps, but if it becomes obsessive, and you start stealing for your stamps, it becomes too much." - Mick Jagger

"I categorize nerds as creative-obsessive. A lot of nerds are creative people who obsess almost unnaturally over the minutiae of things." - Chris Hardwick

"If I had to do a record review, I'd say it's got a cannibal, consumption, obsessive, violent-sex, romance angle, but with an upbeat swing to it." - Marilyn Manson

"There's an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would've grown out of by now. It's an ongoing source of shame for me." - Anne Hathaway

"Psychopaths don't have that charming skill set. They definitely manipulate, but they do it through focused, unskilled means. They're more obsessive." - Patrick Heusinger



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