Peace is not something you wish for, it's something you make

— Robert Fulghum

Dreamy Coping Mechanisms quotations

My coping mechanism with my dyslexia is to use wit and humor.

Coping mechanisms quote Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.

Denial, perhaps, is a necessary human mechanism to cope with the heartaches of life.

Coping mechanisms quote After I read a good book I have hard time coping with reality.
After I read a good book I have hard time coping with reality.

Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.

When one of us dies of cancer, loses her mind, or commits suicide, we must not blame her for her inability to survive an ongoing political mechanism bent on the destruction of that human being. Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions.

I have a lot of friends who are trying to clean up their act, or that are still making trouble for themselves, so I’m definitely well-versed on what goes on in the mind and the heart of a person who self-destructs as their coping mechanism, and also what they’re like when you take their preferred substance away.

I didn't do drugs. It wasn't my thing. But the drink was terrible. Today when I look back, it's like I was another person. You could call it a coping mechanism, but that would be an excuse. I just drank too much.

I have an unusual hobby: I collect pictures of people I don't know.

It started when I was a kid growing up in South Florida, the land of junk stores, garage sales, and flea markets, as a kind of coping mechanism.

Life is what happens when we are busy doing other things.

Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away.

Music for me is not just being on a stage and singing. It's my coping mechanism.

One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem.

True believers are continually shown by reality that their god doesn't exist, but have developed extensive coping mechanisms to deal with this cognitive dissonance.

Give me lust, baby. Flash. Give me malice. Flash. Give me detached existentialist ennui. Flash. Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism. Flash.

One idea I explore in my stand-up show is whether, if you try looking at the universe rationally and avoid coping mechanisms like mysticism or religion, you can still be happy knowing you are going to die after a brief time on this spinning ball.

Lying is not only a defense mechanism; it's also a coping mechanism and a survival technique.

Denial is a critical part of the human coping mechanism.

Without it, we would all wake up terrified every morning about all the ways we could die. Instead, our minds block out our existential fears by focusing on stresses we can handle—like getting to work on time or paying our taxes.

Popular religion is a coping mechanism for the anxieties of a dysfunctional social and economic environment.

One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.

I actually try not to go on my phone too much.

That's something that's been a huge self-care move for me. I got rid of my iPhone, and so I'm actively working toward trying to be more present and not feeling uncomfortable when I don't have it as a coping mechanism.

That was my earliest maladaptive coping mechanism I forged when I was a kid.

I found that my fists weren't going to do any significant protective work for me, so my mouth was it. Making my father laugh was a way to control him.

Half of Wisconsinites are considered alcoholics.

It's part of the culture of Wisconsin... if self-deprecation is their survival instinct, alcohol is their coping mechanism.

Only when Stephen Strange has his accident and everything that he's ever had in his life falls apart that he becomes pretty monstrous. It's the self-loathing rage of a wounded animal and he doesn't have a coping mechanism at all. It ties in with the discipline and the magic of this world.

I don't think the victims should be babied, but there should be a counselor to teach them coping mechanisms. The bully needs counseling too.

Before I start a book, I talk over my characters with a friend who is a counselor. I like to make sure I have the right dynamics in place and understand each character's belief system, fears, coping mechanisms and things like that.

Most Americans stopped looking at what was happening through a variety of coping mechanisms - starting with women entering paid work and then everyone working longer hours and using their homes for raising equity and generating more money through debt. The typical household basically staved off the day of reckoning.

We all deal with a certain amount of stress, on a day-to-day basis.

I probably smoke too many cigarettes, which isn't a very good thing. I don't have any extraordinary coping mechanism. I certainly don't talk to a dog.

The Doomsayers have always had their uses, since they trigger the coping mechanism that often prevents the events they forecast.

As a coping mechanism, or as a way to make a little hard count by shilling demons in the shadows, I try not to belittle the thought process of the conspiracy theorists. As a cocktail waitress in Vegas once schooled me: never get down on anybody else's hustle.

One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.

Me with nothing left to lose, plotting my big revenge in the spotlight.

Give me violent revenge fantasies as a coping mechanism.

I used food as a coping mechanism for many, many years, and it was my best friend for a long time.

I've always had a quirky way of looking at things. It's my coping mechanism.