Any obsession is dangerous.
I like the idea of craziness with discipline.
Until your mission is an obsession, nothing will change in your life.
No one changes the world who isn't obsessed.
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?
Without obsession, life is nothing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most inner-oriented artists share a common characteristic, a certain quality of obsession.
Cure for an obsession: get another one.
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.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work.
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.
An obsession is where something will not leave your mind.
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've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions.
You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
'Mad' is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
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.
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