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Neurotic Quotes

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

All currency is neurotic currency.
- Norman O. Brown

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We're all controlled neurotics.
- Harry Reasoner

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

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

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

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it
regards itself as therapy.
- Karl Kraus

I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was
deeper and more intensive than other,
more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
- Albert Ellis

I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis,
but the analysts weren't listening to my objections.
So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
- Albert Ellis

Freud is the father of psychoanalysis.
It has no mother.
- Germaine Greer

Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise,
to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.
- Germaine Greer

An actor shouldn't undergo psychoanalysis,
because there are a lot of things you're better off not knowing.
- Paul Lynde

The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does
psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
- Walter Benjamin

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis
in basically one sitting.
I decided to enroll in medical school.
It was almost like a conversion experience.
- Stanislav Grof

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement,
psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what
common sense and the poets have long known -
that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
- Norman O. Brown

Psychoanalysis.
Almost went three times - almost.
Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful.
I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.
- Bette Davis

Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious.
The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of.
But the Analysts already know what's in it -
they should,
because they put it all in beforehand.
- Saul Bellow

Psychoanalysis is a terribly efficient instrument,
and because it is more and more a prestigious instrument,
we run the risk of using it with a purpose for which it was not made for,
and in this way we may degrade it.
- Jacques Lacan

As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated
by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary
lines the human organism,
in the most intimate recesses of its being,
manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.
- Jacques Lacan

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness.
- Richard Carlson

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda


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