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Neurotic Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Neurotic Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

A competent and self-confident person is
incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth.
Creating characters is second nature to me.
- Len Wein

I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
- Len Wein

I have had time to analyze my feelings.
I am certain that they are totally neurotic,
sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
- Phil Donahue

 

Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy.
- Connie Willis

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down,
so to speak, a real person by an ideal,
since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
- Alfred Adler

All successful people these days seem to be neurotic.
Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me -
for being so confounded normal.
- Deborah Kerr

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I'm afraid of making a mistake.
I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it.
I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic.
- Bridget Fonda

And I know I'm paranoid and neurotic,
I've made a career out of it.
- Thom Yorke

It was the fashion of the time, still is,
to feel that all actors are neurotic,
or they would not be actors.
- Gene Tierney

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
- Alfred Adler

In general, certain conclusions are possible from these data.
They fail to prove that psychotherapy,
Freudian or otherwise, facilitates the recovery of neurotic patients.
- Hans Eysenck

The poet is in command of his fantasy,
while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he
is possessed by his fantasy.
- Lionel Trilling

I don't like psychiatry.
I don't believe it works.
I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic,
for the most part.
- Kirstie Alley

I prefer neurotic people.
I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
- Stephen Sondheim

A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius,
but his greatest danger is always that he will not
recognize when he is dull.
- Louis Auchincloss

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse.
It's a bum's life.
Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
- Marlon Brando

I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.
- Ralph Fiennes

A considerable number of persons are able to protect
themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic
phenomena only through intense work.
- Karl Abraham

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air.
A psychotic is the man who lives in it.
A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
- Jerome Lawrence

So my idea of neurotic is spending too much time trying to correct a wrong.
When I feel that I'm doing that, then I snap out of it.
- Gene Wilder

My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid.
I've developed the habit of mentally listing things
that make me optimistic about the future.
I do it every day.
- Martha Beck

I can honestly say this industry hasn't made me neurotic about my looks,
except maybe my weight.
I hope my clothes kind of reflect that.
They're meant to make you feel good.
- Stella McCartney

For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured
but so I was neurotic on the shoot.
- Guillermo del Toro

All currency is neurotic currency.
- Norman O. Brown

Nerds are just deep, and neurotic, fans.
Needy fans.
We're all nerds, on one subject or another.
- Jonathan Lethem

They show that roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic
patients will recover or improve to a marked extent
within about two years of the onset of their illness,
whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not.
- Hans Eysenck

Not to be offensive, not to be capricious,
not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic,
not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get
in and you're given so little time to get in gently,
but it's always hard.
- William Hurt

If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things
at one and the same time,
then I'm neurotic as hell.
I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually
exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.
- Sylvia Plath

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life,
we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers
most because of the patient's condition.
Usually this is a member of the family.
- Alfred Adler

My grandmother though, began to prepare in her own neurotic -
and I think psychotic -
way to face racism.
So she taught us to be racist, which is something I
had to undo later when I got to Michigan,
you know.
- James Earl Jones

And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma,
especially at that time, is that the women on television
were more neurotic than they were free.
And I thought, this is a rare bird and this is unique
on television and I think it's really refreshing.
- Jenna Elfman

People look at me and go, 'You must have it made.
You have girls.
You have a great life.
It's not true.
I mean you pull the curtain away, and you see I'm just
as insecure and neurotic and scared and vulnerable as anybody,
you know.
- John Stamos

The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint.
The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle.
Their blood flows from similar wounds.
But the first one gasps and the other one gives.
- Georges Bataille

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

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against
the risk of certain neurotic illnesses;
their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them
the task of constructing a personal one.
- Anatole France

I'm fairly competant as a director and actor,
but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer.
I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well.
I take it personally.
Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what
you think could be changed.
- Tim Robbins

Nothing uniquely bad has happened to me in my personal life,
but all the regular little bad things have accumulated
to make me a neurotic person.
And these adventures are my way of trying to make sense of that.
- Jon Ronson

My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy,
neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life
afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like
that might happen to her.
- John Hurt

It's a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was,
and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws.
Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior.
And we couldn't find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.
- Stone Gossard

We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads.
It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes,
neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.
- Lillian Hellman

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics.
They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
- Marcel Proust

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young
blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something
that neither their teacher nor they know.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize
the intimate connection between wetting the bed and
the character trait of ambition.
- Sigmund Freud

We're all controlled neurotics.
- Harry Reasoner

Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them.
My mother cleans them.
- Rita Rudner

Neurotics complain of their illness,
but they make the most of it,
and when it comes to talking it away from them they
will defend it like a lioness her young.
- Sigmund Freud

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is clearer when you're in love.
- John Lennon

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Presence requires an internal alertness
to the all and everything surrounding us.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Imagination decides everything.
- Blaise Pascal

In true friendship, one can express
anything and everything without feeling ashamed
or afraid of being rejected.
- Aparna Chatterjee

Love them as they are,
and forgive them everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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