Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.— Franz Kafka
Delighting Obsessive quotations
I am obsessed with becoming a woman comfortable in her skin.
You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I'm wearing Rick Owens moon boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favourite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I'm obsessed with being different.
In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey.
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.
Woman, then, stands in patriarchal culture as a signifier for the male other, bound by a symbolic order in which man can live out his fantasies and obsessions through linguistic command by imposing them on the silent image of a woman still tied to her place as the bearer of meaning, not maker of meaning.
I like the idea of craziness with discipline.
Now sexual obsessions are the basis of artistic creation.
Accumulated frustration leads to what Freud calls the process of sublimation. Anything that does not take place erotically sublimates itself in the work of art
It's very easy to become selfish and narrow-minded and see ballet as the only thing in life, but there's lots more.
To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.
People do complain about the way I act on stage.
.. They think on stage I act too arrogant, too self-obsessed, solecistic, self-contained, synonyms.
If we spend our time obsessing with the future or regretting the past, then we will never live. Tomorrow will always be tomorrow and yesterday cannot be changed.
People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
Chefs are nutters. They're all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.
Under the obsessive thoughts and plans, under the emotions, positive and negative, there is an ocean of peace.
To me this movie is about what is valuable.
To one person it might be a stone; to someone else, a story in a magazine; to another, it is a child. The juxtaposition of one man obsessed with finding a valuable diamond with another man risking his life to find his son is the beating heart of this film.
Obsessive use of meditative disciplines or perennial study of scripture and philosophy will never bring forth this wonderful realization, this truth which is natural to awareness, because the mind that desperately desires to reach another realm or level of experience inadvertently ignores the basic light that constitutes all experience.
My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football.
I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I'm obsessed.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
I can get obsessed by anything if i look at it long enough.
That's the curse of being a photographer.
People are intrigued and fascinated, almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities.
Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards.
The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.
God can't fill you when you are already full of yourself.
American Education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas. The current obsession with making our schools work like a business may be the worst of them, for it threatens to destroy public education. Who will Stand up to the tycoons and politicians and tell them so?
As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years.
The movers and shakers have always been obsessive nuts.
Skill alone cannot teach or produce a great short story, which condenses the obsession of the creature; it is a hallucinatory presence manifest from the first sentence to fascinate the reader, to make him lose contact with the dull reality that surrounds him, submerging him in another that is more intense and compelling.
The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.
Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.
As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do.
I still am a geek, I don't think there's anything wrong with it.
I see no shame in having an unhealthy obsession with something.
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
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'.