The neurotic and the artist - since both live out the unconscious of the race - reveal to us what is going to emerge endemically in the society later on.
A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children. - Betty Friedan
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. - Thomas Szasz
One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic. - Robert Musil
What war did for him (hasten disillusionment with communism), childbirth did for me. I began to notice what neglected, neurotic waifs the children of Communists were and to question the genuineness of the love of mankind that didn't begin at home. - Joy Davidman
Anyone who is considered funny will tell you, sometimes without even your asking, that deep inside they are very serious, neurotic, introspective people. - Wendy Wasserstein
The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
Chicken Soup: An ancient miracle drug containing equal parts of aureomycin, cocaine, interferon, and TLC. The only ailment chicken soup can't cure is neurotic dependence on one's mother.
The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day. - Robert De Niro
I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface. - Stephen Sondheim
To be depressed or neurotic is passive. It has happened to all of us; we are its victims, are we have no control over it. - William Glasser
I would rather see a school produce a happy street cleaner than a neurotic scholar. - A.S. Neill
The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day."[Academy Award ceremony, March 2, 2014] - Robert De Niro