135 Quotes about Obsession

You need to be somewhat obsessed with living the life you’ve always dreamed of and to make that happen. May these quotes inspire you to use obsession positively and become the person you always wanted to be.

Quotes about Obsession

1. Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters. – Jeremy Irvine

2. Obsession is essential to creativity.

3. I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well. – Tom Ford

4.I desire very little, but the things I do consume me. – Beau Taplin

5. When passion meets inspiration, an obsession is born.

6. Real obsession needs an unconscious motivation behind it. – Damon Galgut

7. Good requires motivation, great requires obsession. = M. Cobanli

8. If you don’t have the mental capacity to be that obsessed about what you’re trying to get. Then you ain’t never gonna have it. – C.T. Fletcher

9. Your job is to get your audience to care about your obsessions. – Martin Scorsese

10. Obsession is beautiful. It’s what makes art. – Joss Whedon

11. Follow your most intense obsession mercilessly. – Frank Kafka

12. You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed. – John Irving

13. Aptitude plus obsession equals greatness. – Josh Bezoni

14. To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all cherish a magnificent obsession. – Walt Disney

15. My mission is my obsession.

16. Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession. – Mark Cuban

17. The more you’re obsessed by something the better chance you have of achieving it. – Frank Zane

18. Be obsessed or be average. – Grant Cardone

19. If you are not obsessed with your life, change it. – Elite Daily

20. I have a magnificent obsession. All I want to do is change the world, make it a better place for this and future generation. – W. Clement Stone

21. We’re not competitor obsessed, we’re customer obsessed. We start with the customer and we work backwards. – Jeff Bezos

22. A great artist has a unique vision, obsession. They are someone willing to fail flamboyantly. – Jerry Saltz

23. Efficiency for me is an obsession. It not only helps me get stronger but makes things simpler. – George St-Pierre

24. Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness. – Michel de Montaigne

Quotes about Obsession

25. Until your mission is an obsession, nothing will change. – Robin Sharma

26. This is hard work. This is an obsession. We are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed. – Conor McGregor

27. Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession. – Napoleon Hill

28. As entrepreneurs, we must constantly dream and have the conviction and obsession to transform our dreams into reality – to create a future that never existed before. – Clara Shih

29. To do anything to a high level, it has to be a total obsession. – Conor McGregor

30. Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.

31. Obsession is the rocket fuel of our creativity. – Jordan Ritter

32. An obsession is a way for damaged people to damage themselves more.      – Mark Barrowcliffe

33. Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life. – Arianna Huffington

34. My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can’t go out of fashion. – Azzedine Alaia

35. Obsession is what lazy people call dedication.     

36. Obsession is a commitment, you have to believe in it, because it soon takes you over. – Lennard J. Davis

37. Obsession is so extreme and so hard to imagine with the rational mind that it has a science-fiction-like quality to it-it’s almost as if the obsessed one has been taken over by a replica, a pod, a facsimile of the rational person. – Susan Cheever

38. There’s a lot of obsession about people’s personal ambitions. – Mary Ann Shaffer

39. An obsession with control generally seems to reflect a fear of uncertainty.    – Henry Mintzberg

40. An obsession is where something will not leave your mind. – Eric Clapton

41. Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they’re men. – Meryl Streep

42. To obsess too virulently is to walk alone in anxiety. But to obsess too little is to wall oneself off from one’s own creativity. – Eric Maisel

43. The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.     – Mike Dooley

44. Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness. – Michel de Montaigne

45. Obsession is just another round on the merry-go-round of unfinished business.      – Dale Andrews

46. An obsession is an idea which you must get out of your mind if you are not to go out of your mind. – Evan Esar

47. An obsession is intrusive because it does not require a permit to walk into the brain. – Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias

Quotes about Obsession

48. Positive obsession is about not being able to stop just because you’re afraid and full of doubts. Positive obsession is dangerous. It’s about not being able to stop at all. – Octavia Butler

49. A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance. – C. S. Lewis

50. 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. – Jacques Lacan

51. Obsessions are essentially secondary to the depression, and usually clear up when the depression lifts. – Padmal de Silva

52. 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. – Norman Mailer

53. Patience is hardest when it comes to love, especially love that creates an almost obsessive passion inside yourself to love the other person beyond what it costs you. How do you wait for someone you loved to come back to you? There is always a chance that you will be waiting forever, and that they will never come, but if they do every ounce of waiting is worth the weight of all the diamonds in the world. – Jennifer Megan Varnadore

54. When an editor works with an author, she cannot help seeing into the medicine cabinet of his soul. All the terrible emotions, the desire for vindications, the paranoia, and the projection are bottled in there, along with all the excesses of envy, desire for revenge, all the hypochondriacal responses, rituals, defenses, and the twin obsessions with sex and money. It other words, the stuff of great books.- Betsy Lerner

55. I love when people become obsessed with Downtown. – Jessica Brown

56. But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world. – Christiane Amanpour

57. Fame has become this obsession for people, which kind of creeps me out. – Zoe Kravitz

58. I’m obsessed with you in a non-creepy way

59. You’re so obsessed with finding someone to love you because you can’t love yourself.

60. I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I’ve just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don’t know what put that bug in me at a young age. – Holly Madison

61. Become obsessed about the things you want, otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted. – Grant Cardone

62. Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves. The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. – Gordon B. Hinckley

63. Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it. Those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never never forget it. – Lilliana Anderson

64. Women have this obsession with shoes. – Alexandra Paul

65. They call it an obsession, but I prefer the word love.

66. Love is an obsession. It has that quality to it. But there are healthy obsessions, and mine is one of them. – Pamela Stephenson

67. I know that everybody is so obsessed with this idea of fame, and they think that I’m obsessed. In all honesty, I’m just doing me. – Aubrey O’Day

68. I’m obsessed with you. 

69. These people are obsessive. They go overboard interpreting verbal and behavioral cues that take them way beyond reality. – Cary Cooper

70. You deserve someone who is utterly obsessed with you

71. Obsession is a young man’s game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old. – Michael Caine

72. You know you’re already my obsession. – Pat Benatar

73. Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics. – Sloane Crosley

74. Good design requires motivation, great design requires obsession. – M. Cobanli

Quotes about Obsession

75. Needy clinging is not love. Jealousy is not love. Obsession is not love. If you are experiencing these feelings, it is not love

76. Life is nothing if you’re not obsessed. – John Waters

78. The obsession was gone. We liked each other, even loved each other. And our sex was still good, but the hunger was gone. Either it just wore out or we wore each other out. A passion like that pushes everything else out of its path. You can’t be married and have jobs and children and work and write and have something like an emotional bubonic plague. – Stephen Dobyns

79. Obsessions are the only things that matter. – Patricia Highsmith

80. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel

Quotes about Obsession

81. 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. – Elie Wiesel

82. ‘Mad’ is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else. – Ugo Betti

83. A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance. – C. S. Lewis

84. Obsession led me to write. It’s been that way with every book I’ve ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge. – Anne Rice

85. 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. – Albert Einstein

86. The painter’s obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work. – Lucian Freud

87. While obsessive behavior may be an antisocial plague to societies and communities at large, it’s total moxie when lone practitioners catch it. – Robert Genn

88. Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession. – Napoleon Hill

89. You start living for the obsession alone. You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you’re enjoying the road or not. – Paulo Coelho

90. I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat. – Antonin Artaud

91. My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character’s complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism, that’s what I was saying about the difference between the character’s message and the film’s message. – Christian Bale

92. Dancing is my obsession. My life. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

93. Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration. – Taylor Swift

94. I have very little fashion sense, and to tell you the truth, I give it very little thought. I dress to be as comfortable as I possibly can. Most of my clothing is either black, grey, or dark blue, and I don’t really wear a lot of colours. But I do like jackets. I have a little bit of an obsession with them. – Leonardo DiCaprio

95. Everyone has their own definition of a healthy lifestyle, and mine has come to mean making health a priority but not an obsession. – Daphne Oz

96. In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself, wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion. – Anthony Joshua

97. I have an obsession with fashion, it’s another form of expression for me – and I have a growing collection of vintage clothes and jewelry. Being able to play dress-up for my career has been a gift. – Karen Fairchild

98. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel

99. 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? – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

100. Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters. – Jeremy Irvine

Quotes about Obsession

101. My mom passed on her obsession of all things antique or vintage. I love to go thrift store shopping or explore any sort of garage sale. Treasure hunting is a family passion. – Zoey Deutch

102. I don’t get this whole super-skinny obsession. I really think women look more beautiful when they let their curves show. – Vanessa Marcil

103. Different people in different parts of the world can be thinking the same thoughts at the same time. It’s an obsession of mine: that different people in different places are thinking the same thing but for different reasons. I try to make films which connect people. – Krzysztof Kieslowski

104. I have a pretty active presence on social networking sites, and every day there are messages from so many young girls telling me that they are happy B-Town has curvy women like me. I feel you should be happy the way you are. Of course, fitness is important, but not to the extent of obsession. – Sonakshi Sinha

105. The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts. – Henry Moore

106. The only thing that I’m obsessed with is sleeping, and actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure. – Christian Bale

107. By relinquishing your obsession with the past and your fantasies about the future, you can tap into the power of the present and feel the force of love that resides inside of you. – Debbie Ford

108. Acting requires a lot of discipline to go with the obsession. It’s a path of knowledge, and of self-knowledge. Sometimes you get lost on the path. And then you find yourself again. – Toni Servillo 

109. I used to have an obsession with building businesses and forgot about building health. I was focused on the destination instead of the journey. I caution you to not do the same. – Vivek Wadhwa

110. The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility. – Emil Cioran

111. I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary. – Margaret Atwood

112. Obsession is dangerous only when you think of it that way.

113. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive. – Rick Riordan

114. Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind. – Jeanette Winterson

115. I must get my soul back from you, I am killing my flesh without it. – Sylvia Plath

116. If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave. – Emily Brontë

117. When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love. – J.K. Rowling

118. Extinguish my eyes, I’ll go on seeing you. Seal my ears, I’ll go on hearing you. And without feet I can make my way to you, without a mouth I can swear your name. Break off my arms, I’ll take hold of you with my heart as with a hand. Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat. And if you consume my brain with fire, I’ll feel you burn in every drop of my blood. – Rainer Maria Rilke

119. I have little left in myself, I must have you. The world may laugh, may call me absurd, selfish, but it does not signify. My very soul demands you, it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame. – Charlotte Brontë

120. Don’t be self-conscious, if I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I’m not ashamed of it. – Stephenie Meyer

121. All extremes of feeling are allied with madness. – Virginia Woolf

122. He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other. – W. Somerset Maugham

123. Even when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth, like a mermaid of the soil just to be next to your bones. – Jeffrey McDaniel

124. All that existed was Jace, all she felt, hoped, breathed, wanted, and saw was Jace. Nothing else mattered. – Cassandra Clare

125. You become what you think about all day long. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes about Obsession

126. I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together. – Emily Brontë

127. I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can’t see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine. – Jack Llawayllynn

128. I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin. I want. – Sara Gruen

129. I think you can love a person too much. You put someone up on a pedestal, and all of a sudden, from that perspective, you notice what’s wrong, a hair out of place, a run in a stocking, a broken bone. You spend all your time and energy making it right, and all the while, you are falling apart yourself. You don’t even realize what you look like, how far you’ve deteriorated, because you only have eyes for someone else. – Jodi Picoult

130. This connection we have isn’t going away, it’s only getting stronger. Because the more I spend time with her, the closer I want to be. – Simone Elkeles

131. Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment. – Claude Monet

132. If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don’t. It’s not that complicated. Love, in most cases, betrays the one feeling it. Don’t waste moments waiting and wondering. Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up. – Donna Lynn Hope

133. Each night I lie and dream about the one who kissed me and awakened my desire. I spent a single hour with him alone and since that hour, my days are layed with fire. – L.J. Smith

134. I will be with her again, or I will die. There aren’t any other options. – Julie Kagawa

135. This isn’t a crush, it’s obsession.You are never not in my thoughts. Your scent carries across a room and paralyzes me with longing. I don’t want to hold your hand. Part of me wants to set you on fire and hold you while the flame consumes us both, to eat your heart so I know that only I possess it entirely. – Gwen Hayes

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