Any obsession is dangerous.
Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?
I like the idea of craziness with discipline.
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.
Without obsession, life is nothing.
Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer.
If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
'Mad' is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else.
Cure for an obsession: get another one.
A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance.
I still have an insane drive to create and express myself, and it'll never stop because I don't know how to stop it.
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.
While obsessive behavior may be an antisocial plague to societies and communities at large, it's total moxie when lone practitioners catch it.
Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others' affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.
What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.
The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work.
Obsessional does not necessarily mean sexual obsession, not even obsession for this, or for that in particular; to be an obsessional means to find oneself caught in a mechanism, in a trap increasingly demanding and endless.
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
don't let jesus in. AA is just one obsession replaced with another
You start living for the obsession alone ... You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you're enjoying the road or not.
It's no longer a warmth hidden in my veins: it's Venus entire and whole fastening on her prey.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.
The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
These landscapes of water and reflections have become an obsession. It's quite beyond my powers at my age, and yet I want to succeed in expressing what I feel.
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