83 Inspiring Quotes about Obsession

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The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.

— Emil M. Cioran, The New Gods

Guitars have been the obsession of my life. I first picked one up at the age of four and I’ve been a guitar junkie ever since.

— Johnny Marr

Ever since her obsession with Jonathan Cain, a deranged transfer student who had been at Sweet Valley for a month, Enid’s life had been entirely guyless.

— Francine Pascal, Model Flirt

Although I was so big, and so rough in many ways, loved hunting, fighting, horseback riding, I loved the piano above everything else…The mountain man’s obsession is to get a glimpse of the sea.

— Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin’s Continuous Novel

And yet, despite this portrait of a self assured woman, Cindy seemed to have a near obsession with being where everyone was and doing what everyone was doing.

— Imbolo Mbue

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.

— Elie Wiesel

I think all males from Detroit have an obsession with cars.

— Dax Shepard

An obsession is where something will not leave your mind

— Eric Clapton

There is an obsession in the Church with sin management. People think more about their sins than about their redemption through Jesus

— John Paul Warren

A true artist removes his heart willingly, allows constructive criticism to stomp it, then puts it back—bruised and aching—as he continues to strive for excellence due to the all-consuming obsession and love for his art.

— H.G. Mewis

Your voice is the wildest thing you own, ” Brooke says to me. “And you’re giving it away. You can’t see it. Your obsession is blinding you.” He is angry. He is talking in shorthand. “You’re losing yourself.

— Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

David Stern might be the smartest executive in the history of professional sports. His obsession with the Vagrant Kings is one of the strangest stories.

— R.E. Graswich, Vagrant Kings

A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.

— Naomi Wolf

Cat rescue is like a virus, ” says Des placidely about the cat obsession that has taken over his life. “And once you’re infected, it’s incurable.

— Denise Flaim, Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck,and a Few Turtles

Meeting Hettie again made him achingly conscious once more of the irrefutable nature of his obsession with her. Obsession – or love? Or was it something more unhealthy – a kind of craving, an addiction?

— William Boyd

The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.

— Henry Moore

The greatest obsession is I believe in myself.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I had no doubt that I could do something, but what, and how? I had no contacts and I believed in nothing. And the obsession with my identity which I had developed in the factory hospital returned with a vengeance. Who was I, how had I come to be?

— Ralph Ellison

The obsession with the afterlife is born of a panic at not having memories of a before-life.

— Dean Cavanagh

Women have this obsession with shoes.

— Alexandra Paul

He was possessed now with that obsession for the cross in which so many lips have worn themselves away on crucifixes.

— Émile Zola, La Faute de l’abbé Mouret

Ironically your greatest spiritual asset is what appears to be your greatest obstacle: your obsession with yourself. Today we live in the age of individualism. – Richard Harvey

— Richard Harvey

‘Snow White’ is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today’s science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It’s bizarre.

— Julia Roberts

It happened to some people, that obsession with throwing their clothes off at an age when it would be best to keep them on.

— Philip Hensher, King of the Badgers

Money. The dark obsession of the human race.

— Samantha Shannon, The Mime Order

Often a healthy obsession is an essential component of great success.

— Debasish Mridha

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.

— Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Science is the ultimate pornography, analytic activity whose main aim is to isolate objects or events from their contexts in time and space. This obsession with the specific activity of quantified functions is what science shares with pornography.

— J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine – what it does to people, how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally, I am interested in old age.

— Anne Tyler

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.

— Eugene Delacroix

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.

— Gene Edward Veith Jr., Loving God With All Your Mind: How to Survive and Prosper As a Christian in the Secular University and Post-Christian Culture

This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.

— Henry Mintzberg

Be true to what naturally interests you – and be brave enough to turn an obsession into a profession.

— Shelly Branch, What Would Jackie Do?: An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living

But it is hazardous and, I believe, counterproductive to become frozen in time by an obsession with past wrongs and errors.

— George S. McGovern, Terry: My Daughter’s Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism

There’s never been a culture that wasn’t obsessed with food. The sort of sad thing is that our obsession is no longer with food, but with the price of food.

— Jonathan Safran Foer

What is it about the American obsession with productivity and responsibility that makes it so difficult for us to allow ourselves a little time to solve the puzzle of our own lives, before it’s too late?

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists.

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi

I used to have an obsession with building businesses and forgot about building health. I was focused on the destination instead of the journey. I caution you to not do the same.

— Vivek Wadhwa

Nothing scares me more than a failed attempt. The last thing I want is to end up in a wheelchair, eating pulverized food and being watched around the clock by some sassy nurse who has a not-so-secret obsession with cheesy reality TV.

— Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

I have this weird obsession with kids and old people falling. Like, funny falls. It is awful, but it’s the thing that makes me laugh the most.

— Malin Akerman

Anything that inspires addiction or obsession – substances, entertainment, beauty, secrecy – is dangerous in that it can lead to isolation, self-absorption, and disconnection, to paralyzed stasis: an immobility that gathers like a force.

— Greg Carlisle, Elegant Complexity: A Study of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest

But I know that in my heart of hearts that drinking is about as good an escape as an innocent game of suicide skiing, so I know also that David’s complete obsession with video games of this type, or any type, are far from healthy.

— Sarabeth Purcell

Mankind’s obsession with money and greed has them going down a one way street to their demise.

— Steven Magee

What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is not enough.

— Edouard Delacroix

Your obsession determines what you pay attention to. Your observations are limited to the focus of your mind.

— Emmanuel Ayensu

What obsession do men have for destruction and murder? Who do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled ‘enemy?

— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

… it would be better for our country and the world in general, if at least the few people who were capable of thought stood for reason and the love of peace instead of heading wildly with blind obsession for new war.

— Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Your obsession with being in control of your mind makes you so stiff all the times; that is why our egos are growing, and our sense of humor is shrinking.

— Jasz Gill

Man’s obsession with his own wants is taking him further from those without whom happiness cannot be found. It is taking him from his people.

— Anasazi Foundation, The Seven Paths: Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World

Thomas finally tired of playing with me mentally and moved into phase two of his obsession to rid himself of me. I was informed continually that resistance would be futile, and there was no way to escape

— Sara Niles, Torn From the Inside Out

If my heart is set on pursuing real treasures, my mind must be fixed solely on the privilege of enjoying them and freed of the obsession of owning them.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

I was super brainy and a proper geek at school, but there would always be a boy. But that sort of obsession did turn me into a songwriter. My writing has always come from that feeling of infatuation.

— Ellie Goulding

I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one’s intensity is funny.

— Jim Dine

Life is obsession and so is reading 😀

— Rukamanee Maharjan

Friendship marks a life even more deeply rhan love. Love risks degenerating into obsession friendship is never anything but sharing.

— Elie Wiesel

Although pride and obsession can feel like love, I guess.

— Meg Howrey

It is hundreds of tiny threads of memories, which sew people together through the years. Despite, their mental separation they stay woven into that tapestry out of habit, emotion, obsession or fear.

— Shannon L. Alder

…the Palestinian Arabs’ obsession with the Jews and rejection of all political compromise was inspired by Islamic teachings as well as by European fascism.

— Sol Stern, A Century of Palestinian Rejectionism and Jew Hatred

Man’s greatest wisdom is to choose his obsession well.

— Éliphas Lévi, El libro de los sabios: Obra postuma

All the great stories are about obsession and people who are obsessed.

— Marty Rubin

I have this obsession with really cool, old books.

— Constance Zimmer

I read in order to write. I read out of obsession with writing.

— Cynthis Ozick

Hap sighed. If he could change one thing about Umber-besides his constant need for the thrill of exploration-it would be his obsession with secrets and surprises.

— P.W. Catanese, Dragon Games

Love is not an obsession or a delusion. Love exists in longing and appreciation.

— Debasish Mridha

All the great novels are about obsession and people who are obsessed.

— Marty Rubin

There are very few movies in English about romantic obsession told with a seriousness of purpose.

— James Gray

I think one of the downsides of the sort of obsession with romantic love and personal fulfillment is that the plain fact of the matter is that those feelings don’t last for ever and so they better be replaced and reinforced by things that do.

— Mary Archer

Undeniable obsession of words that quickens my spirit.

— Euginia Herlihy

Given Loughner’s obsession with meaninglessness and language, maybe Foucault & Derrida deserve some fault here, too.

— Walter Kirn

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.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel

Think of it! We could have gone on longing for one another and pretending not to notice forever. This obsession with dignity can ruin your life if you let it.

— Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I was told I have obsessive behavioral traits. I looked up everything to do with obsession after that.

— Willow Madison, We Were One Once

…an obsession is a way for damaged people to damage themselves more.

— Mark Barrowcliffe, The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange

The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.

— Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

I don’t understand my sudden obsession with staring at her, but i can’t seem to stop.

— Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday

What was it about my obsession with romance that always made me feel embarrassed? Like it was a silly, girlish thing to obsess about. In reality, it was what we all wanted, right?

— L.H. Cosway, Showmance

Today our world is mad in its obsession with pleasure, sex, and money. Its ear is too dull to hear the truth. Most men’s eyes are blind. They do not want to see. They do not want to hear. They hurry to their doom.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

..the writer’s obsession – the desire to know and communicate, or, rather, to know everything so as to communicate with the greatest degree of precision.

— Ivan Klíma

Like most young Annawadians, the girls considered the caste obsession of their elders to be an irrelevant artifact. Manju and Meena had become friends because they both loved to dance, and stayed friends because they could keep each other’s secrets.

— Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

I’ve always loved Halloween: the one day of the year when you can blatantly dress as your number-one obsession and people will smile instead of snicker.

— J.C. Lillis, A&B

Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

— Renzo Piano

When you think about a person or object most of the times while you are awake, it is either obsession or it is love.

— Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon