WEAKNESSES, n.pl. Certain primal powers of Tyrant Woman wherewith she holds dominion over the male of her species, binding him to the service of her will and paralyzing his rebellious energies. - Ambrose Bierce
Sometimes when reading Goethe I have a paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing. - Bill Watterson
The purpose of education is to save young people from the paralyzing effects of wealth and poverty. (more or less verbatim quote) - Kurt Hahn
We move in response to our conversation partner’s face, and our brain also fires as we move those muscles and stirs the passions. Paralyzing the face is idiotic. - John M. Gottman
…falling in love is a state of mental misery which has a restricting, impoverishing, and paralyzing effect upon the development of our consciousness. - José Ortega y Gasset
Give someone a book, they'll read for a day. Teach someone how to write a book, they'll experience a lifetime of paralyzing self doubt. - Lauren DeStefano
The paralyzing fear of being lost is fed solely by the irrational fear that we will never be found. - Craig D. Lounsbrough