Quotation Explorer - 'Obsession'

One hasn't become a writer until one has distilled writing intoa habit, and that habit has been forced into an obsession.Writing has to be an obsession. It has to be something as organic,physiological and psychological as speaking or sleeping or eating. - Niyi Osundare
Obsession and desperation for your goal, gets you the goal. - Amit Kalantri
George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life. - Elisabeth Elliot
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. - Elie Wiesel
In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact. - Marlene Dietrich
Figure out the WHY you want it and turn it into a desire and then and obsession! - Darren D.O. Connell
Our whole social order could self-destruct over the obsession with freedom disconnected from responsibility; where choice is imagined to be somehow independent of consequences. - Boyd K. Packer
Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment. - Claude Monet
Trust is not an obsession, it's an extension of love. When we truly love someone, we give them our heart to hold in their hands. And when that love is returned, that very trust is balm to our souls. - Julie Lessman
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
The truth is, if I were going to lose weight successfully, I would have to think about what I eat constantly. I cannot imagine a life more boring and a more time-consuming obsession than being preoccupied with what I eat. - Mindy Kaling
obsession either boosts up feeling or just blow iy off... - shivangi lavaniya
Escape.. escape.. escape by God. Never mind hunger pains, discomfort, or any other agony. Let escape become your passion, your one and only obsession until you finally reach home. - Richard Pape
In English, we don't have a word for people who aren't virgins. What the non-virgin lexical gap really made me think was that our obsession with sexual purity is such that once you are no longer this THING, you are indescribable.
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
All the great stories are about obsession and people who are obsessed. - Marty Rubin
Create a character with an obsession, then follow. - Ray Bradbury
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
Emotion is bad if it hinders the mind from thinking. Anemotion that opens the mind to contemplate severalaspects of things at once is better than one that fixesthought to an obsession. - A.C Grayling
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
In America, sex is an obsession; in other parts of the world it's a fact. - Marlene Dietrich
Mind hates to seep in delusion soaking faintly discolored obsession. - Munia Khan
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
Had he learned nothing from all those years of teaching Hawthorne? Through story after story he’d led his boys to consider the folly of obsession with purity its roots sunk deep in pride, flowering condemnation and violence against others and self. - Tobias Wolff
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
Given Loughner's obsession with meaninglessness and language, maybe Foucault & Derrida deserve some fault here, too. - Walter Kirn
It is only by seeing beauty in everything that we can see it in any one single thing, day after day. Don't run into the arms of obsession, for that quickly fades. Long lasting love comes from an open, loving heart. - Vironika Tugaleva
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
A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience. - Naomi Wolf
When Passion meets Inspiration, an Obsession is born. - RVM
Our cultural obsession with death consumes energy that could be given to the art of loving. - bell hooks
Aptitude plus obsession equals greatness - Josh Bezoni
Don’t let your problems become your obsession. - Debasish Mridha
Life is obsession and so is reading :D - Rukamanee Maharjan
All the great novels are about obsession and people who are obsessed. - Marty Rubin
Often a healthy obsession is an essential component of great success. - Debasish Mridha
Love and hate are not opposites; they are siblings birthed by obsession. - Steve Maraboli
Your obsession determines what you pay attention to. Your observations are limited to the focus of your mind. - Emmanuel Ayensu
Although pride and obsession can feel like love, I guess. - Meg Howrey
Obsession is like a pretty, little, picket fence that offers itself up as a thin line--a separation between ingenuity and insanity. - S. D. Lawendowski
..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
Undeniable obsession of words that quickens my spirit. - Euginia Herlihy
To have the beginning of a truly great story, you need to have a character you're completely and utterly obsessed with. Without obsession, to the point of a maddening addiction,there's no point to continue. - Jennifer Salaiz
Writing begins as a solitary obsession and ends up as communication. - Marty Rubin
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