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Obsessive Quotes


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

"Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art" - Susan Sontag

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

"Now people are celebrated for being obsessive." - Francois Arnaud

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

"I am an obsessive flyer, myself." - Jason Reitman

"I'm an obsessive person. I like intensity." - Mandy Patinkin

"Good things come to obsessive compulsives who fixate." - Kieran Culkin

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

"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'm as obsessive with health as I was with destruction." - Dave Navarro

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

"I become quite obsessive when I get into something." - Victoria Beckham

"I am not obsessive about anything except my health." - Linda Gray

"When you're making movies you've got to get obsessive." - Daniel Craig

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

"I get a little too obsessive with work." - Eli Roth

"Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage." - Phil Spector

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

"I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive." - Nicole Kidman

"If you become obsessive in spiritual practice, if you just try and try, you are not going to be happy. You are going to be obsessive." - Frederick Lenz

"The emotional element which gives an obsessive value to communal existence is death." - Georges Bataille

"I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well" - Tom Ford

"The essence of boredom is to be found in the obsessive search for novelty." - George Leonard

"I interview every employeeand I have 3000 employees. It's an obsessive sickness." - Stephen Starr

"Love" and all the obsessive behaviors associated with it, was an absurd emotion." - Judith Mcnaught

"Some crushes just never went away. They built, instead, into something permanent, obsessive and all consuming." - Maya Banks

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

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

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

"I've always had that obsessive will to win and a commitment to excellence." - Sumner Redstone

"I just always wonder if I'm too obsessive about subjects. I try to avoid that." - Gary Gulman

"I'm a terrible sleeper. I get obsessive, repetitive thoughts and it's horrible." - Eliot Paulina Sumner

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

"I am a really obsessive music listener, and I would look for clues." - Craig Finn

"I do seem like the kind of guy who'd be obsessive about Rubik's Cubes." - Chris Hardwick

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

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

"Well, I am obsessive about my work. I throw myself in all the way." - Jamie Bell

"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

"Twitter freaks me out. You have followers? It feels so obsessive and proprietary." - Mos Def

"My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people's idea of obsessive." - David Fincher

"I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well." - Tom Ford

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

"My brother Paul's really kind of obsessive, and he obsesses over things." - Kevin Dillon

"Oh my gosh, I feel like I'm really obsessive about anything dealing with my health." - Ginnifer Goodwin

"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 will admit I am quite obsessive about the world of anti-ageing." - Trinny Woodall

"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 love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser." - Gates Mcfadden

"I think musical theater fans - obsessive fans - are very much like Comic Con fans in our personalities. We're very possessive, and we're very obsessive, and we're very critical. So don't screw with our stuff." - Richard Lagravenese

"To win it all, winners have to be obsessive about the fundamentals and doing the little things right." - Don Meyer

"All of us task-oriented obsessive compulsives must learn to slow down and let people into our lives." - Hans Finzel

"Collectors become obsessive and then addicted. You become addicted to art and you can't live without it." - Eli Broad

"Anorexia is a disease that happens to people, mostly women and girls, who have obsessive, perfectionist personalities." - Crystal Renn

"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

"In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey." - Paulo Coelho

"The moment we let go of our obsessive concern for our own welfare, our mind naturally relaxes and becomes lighter." - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"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

"It is really important to have an obsessive need to construct something, to understand something from your own experience." - Gregory Crewdson

"Some people are probably saner. They're good performers, and they go about their day. I just get obsessive about it." - Judd Apatow

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

"When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love." - J K Rowling

"I have a habit of getting very obsessive about one thing, but it usually lasts no more than three days." - Lizzy Caplan

"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 consume an enormous number of books, but they're always on a particular subject because I'm obsessive." - George Hamilton

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

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

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

"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'm an obsessive. When I get a problem, a question in my mind, it can take me over." - Barbara Ehrenreich

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

"Of course I don't think I have it made by any means. I'm too insecure, obsessive and paranoid for that." - Harvey Pekar

"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

"I swayed into him, drawn to his obsessive and insatiable raw need for me, which reflected the depth of my need for him" - Sylvia Day

"There is practically no activity that cannot be enhanced or replaced by knitting, if you really want to get obsessive about it." - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

"I believe that the obsessive worship of movie, TV and sports figures is less likely to produce spiritual gain than praying to Thor." - Chuck Lorre

"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

"When you're obsessive, like me, searching for something unattainable can become unhealthy ... it's like falling through the air and grabbing at the clouds." - Jonny Wilkinson

"Jude [Law] is really good at playing an obsessive. He has a very watchable quality when he's on a quest for something." - Steven Soderbergh

"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

"If I gave up writing, I'd have to find an equally obsessive way to fill my time. Yarn-bombing skyscrapers or making houses out of empty soda bottles." - Eden Robinson

"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

"I'm obsessive about my job and I want it to be as great as it can possibly be, especially right now in these early parts of my career." - Patrick Heusinger

"I'm still an obsessive personality, and I still think I'm right, and I still believe my literary balls hang far lower than nearly anyone else's alive." - Jim Goad

"There is space for a different kind of investigative reporting that's about immersion and obsessive attention to detail and deep listening." - Sarah Stillman

"I am only interested in the ideas that become obsessive and make me feel uneasy. The ideas that I'm afraid of." - Marina Abramovic

"A geek is a person, male or female, with an abiding, obsessive, self-effacing, even self-destroying love for something besides status" - D B Weiss

"I would love to be a voice in this maelstrom of chaos and obsessive celebrity infatuation that says, 'Let's talk about something that matters'." - Zachary Quinto

"I can be a little obsessive about avoiding colds and flu. Thera Zinc Echinacea lozenges are awesome, and I almost always have some with me." - Murray Bartlett

"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

"These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate." - Jacques Derrida

"When I'm working, I'm not so much disciplined as obsessive. I have this feeling that I need to clear everything away and get this down." - Anne Enright

"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 very careful with money - both my parents were very sensible with it and I grew up to become an obsessive saver." - Murray Walker

"I'm obsessive enough about getting fit, it's ridiculous. I'm 40 now, and I've got to stop doing it soon. I have to start getting fat and old!" - Daniel Craig

"I have always been an obsessive reader - I remember going back and forth to the local library with stacks of books taller than I was." - Lisa Kleypas

"Facebook and pictures on the Internet have created such a different way of dating. It's not necessarily good because an obsessive quality can develop in people." - Alexander Koch

"It's always exciting to play characters who are obsessive because all their energy is so focused on that one thing and they're eccentric because of it." - Robin Mcleavy

"I have this almost obsessive desire to whomever is close to me: I want to have a very intense, close, intimate relationship with them." - Susanne Bier

"I have an addictive personality. I was addicted to computer games... and then all that obsessive nature just piled into music." - Chet Faker

"One of the things my success as an author has forced me to face is how dysfunctional... Maybe that's a strong word, but how obsessive I am." - Michel Faber

"Part of me wishes some of the more obsessive fans would spend a fraction of the time they spend studying the band." - Dave Matthews

"While obsessive behavior may be an antisocial plague to societies and communities at large, it's total moxie when lone practitioners catch it." - Robert Genn

"I'm irresponsible to my career in order to paint. Because painting is obsessive. I forget to eat. I forget to sleep." - Joni Mitchell

"I'm a very obsessive type. If I do get into it, I'll soon be there 12 hours a day. I just don't want to do that." - Yoko Ono

"I must have got my detailed, obsessive streak from my father, who was an English teacher, because my mother wasn't like me at all." - Barbra Streisand

"Much of today's public anxiety about science is the apprehension that we may forever be overlooking the whole by an endless, obsessive preoccupation with the parts." - Lewis Thomas

"As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive." - Emma Watson

"I've done a lot of drama, and comedy was the one genre I was not being offered. So I became obsessive about getting one." - Rachel Weisz

"When you're obsessive, like me, searching for something unattainable can become unhealthy... it's like falling through the air and grabbing at the clouds." - Jonny Wilkinson

"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." - Barbra Streisand

"I am a bit obsessive about tidiness. I need to make my bed in the morning and leave it perfectly made up." - Kiefer Sutherland

"I used to be an obsessive outliner - figuring that writing without an outline was like jumping off a cliff and building a parachute on the way down." - Robin Wasserman

"I stay up nights and fiddle with my opera designs. It's a bit obsessive. That's why I can't do it all the time." - David Hockney

"When I'm making a film, I'm obsessive about what I do, and I get totally into it. That's all I'm eating, breathing, living at that moment." - Karan Johar

"I'm an obsessive musical theatre person, so some of the most formative albums for me were, you know, the 'Phantom Of The Opera' soundtrack or 'Into The Woods.'" - Allison Williams

"Books and music saved me as a teenager because it was through them that I realized that I wasn't alone in my obsessive love for words and music." - Charles De Lint

"I love to learn; I really do. We'd study something in class, and I'd take it outside of class and become, like, obsessive and just research everything." - Marykate Olsen

"I'm an obsessive hiker and I do it every day for two hours and it really helps me when it comes to learning songs or scripts." - Mandy Patinkin

"You work with people who are obsessive about shopping, obsessive about owning things and buying things, like this purchase is going to make them happy. And you want to say to them, You know, no amount of real estate is gonna fill that void." - David Lachapelle

"[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

"I am an obsessive personality. And if you are an obsessive personality, you need to be aware of it and be able to drive it with success. There are moments in your life when you are driving it well, but you shift and you shift badly and you hurt yourself." - Lapo Elkann

"You work with people who are obsessive about shopping, obsessive about owning things and buying things, like this purchase is going to make them happy. And you want to say to them, 'You know, no amount of real estate is gonna fill that void.'" - David Lachapelle

"I never was obsessive about anything I watched when I was a kid, except maybe 'The A-Team' and 'Airwolf' And I loved 'Knight Rider' and then later 'Baywatch.'" - Benedict Cumberbatch

"There is nothing more American than brutal violence. The country was built on it, revels in it and shows every evidence of clinging to it with the crazed, destructive strength of an obsessive lover." - Bob Herbert

"Love is the spirit that motivates the artist's journey. The love may sublime, raw, obsessive, passionate, awful. or thrilling, but whatever its quality, it's a powerful motive in the artist's life." - Eric Maisel

"Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead. A sort of indomitable obsessive dedication and the realization that there is no end or limit to this because life is simply an ever-growing process, an ever-renewing process." - Bruce Lee

"I don't even know if Stephenie [Meyer] could tell you why she was so fixated on [Twilight] very, very contained story about these very obsessive characters. It's just an anomaly." - Robert Pattinson

"The love song must be born into the realm of the irrational, absurd, the distracted, the melancholic, the obsessive, the insane for the love song is the noise of love itself and love is, of course, a form of madness." - Nick Cave

"A different world can be created or re-created-but not until we stop enshrining the economic values of invisible labor, infinite and obsessive growth, and a slow environmental suicide." - Gloria Steinem

"The essence of boredom is to be found in the obsessive search for novelty. Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes." - George Leonard

"I just want to write. It's like once I get those obsessive thoughts out of my head, once they're written down, they're somehow set free and I can move on." - Susane Colasanti

"Cinema is the culmination of the obsessive, mechanistic male drive in western culture. The movie projector is an Apollonian straight-shooter, demonstrating the link between aggression and art. Every pictorial framing is a ritual limitation, a barred precinct." - Camille Paglia

"I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness." - Edna O'Brien

"I have an obsessive character. I manicure my nails at three in the morning because nobody else can do it the right way. Maybe that's the secret to my success." - Scarlett Johansson

"In our long and obsessive passion for youth, we have - more than any other modern society - avoided direct approach to age and to dying by denying them in word, in fact, and - above all - in worth." - Marya Mannes

"I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britains greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive - and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger - or my own reputation." - Geoffrey Rush

"I am an obsessive rewriter, doing one draft and then another and another, usually five. In a way, I have nothing to say, but a great deal to add." - Gore Vidal



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