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As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years.
~By James Ellroy ~


Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping.
~By Timothy Garton Ash ~


Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion, everything is O.K.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.
~By John Cale ~


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.
~By Jacques Lacan ~


The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
~By George Sand ~


The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self, that's the general thing people are talking about.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


In my work, I explore my own Catholic obsessions.
~By Andres Serrano ~


Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work.
~By Lucian Freud ~


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.
~By John Updike ~


Zac Efron is my obsession, we're the same person. We're not actually here, it's like Janet and Michael Jackson. He just puts on his wig and a dress, and it's me, and you don't know that. It's one of the greatest mysteries of all time.
~By Megan Fox ~


I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.
~By Laurence Housman ~


The obsession required to see a feature through from concept to release is not a rational thing to do with your brief time on this planet. Nor is it something to which an intelligent person should aspire.
~By Yahoo Serious ~


Music became an obsession, and eventually we felt more comfortable with each other then we did with anyone else. The three of us were like one person.
~By Robin Gibb ~


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.
~By Norman Mailer ~


I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one's intensity is funny.
~By Jim Dine ~


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.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


I think life's an irrational obsession.
~By Sean Penn ~


What can we say about a marketing culture that so openly feeds and colludes with obsession? The Disney empire has developed this to an unprecedented degree of professionalism.
~By Rowan Williams ~


People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It's isn't the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don't think.
~By Adam Arkin ~


Dancing is my obsession. My life.
~By Mikhail Baryshnikov ~


My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point. And since I write pornography, naturally, something of an obsession for me.
~By Peter Sotos ~


My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don't want our lives to end.
~By John Barton ~


Without obsession, life is nothing.
~By John Waters ~


The obsessions we have are pretty much the same our whole lives. Mine are people, the human condition, life.
~By Mary Ellen Mark ~


The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
~By Meryl Streep ~


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.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


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.
~By Eugene Delacroix ~


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


I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies.
~By Illeana Douglas ~


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.
~By Antonin Artaud ~


What I'm trying to do is find either existing properties or come up with properties or angles or stories which will create music drama. It's my obsession and most of all I would like to remain working in theatre. I think it's very much alive.
~By Pete Townshend ~


I'm a guy who just wanted to see his name in the lineup everyday. To me, baseball was a passion to the point of obsession.
~By Brooks Robinson ~


Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine - what it does to people, how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally, I am interested in old age.
~By Anne Tyler ~


Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
~By Claude Monet ~


It was said of me recently that I suffered from an Obsessional Privacy. I can only suppose it must be true.
~By Dirk Bogarde ~


The work is a calling. It demands that type of obsession.
~By John Pomfret ~


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?
~By Abdul Kalam ~


Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we, women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older, et cetera.
~By Sela Ward ~


I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
~By Jacqueline Bisset ~


I get very caught up with things. I used to be dominated by domestic things. I had a lovely house in LA-and it became this growing, mad obsession.
~By Kyle MacLachlan ~


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.
~By Arianna Huffington ~


An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.
~By Andres Serrano ~


When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
~By Amartya Sen ~


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.
~By Anne Rice ~


In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
~By Alberto Giacometti ~


It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies.
~By Mike Leigh ~


If you don't have obsessions, don't write. my characters are obsessed.
~By Marguerite Young ~


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


The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have a need for what they don't have at all, which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn and a perverse obsession with youth.
~By Joni Mitchell ~


I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me.
~By Candice Bergen ~


My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession.
~By Joaquin Phoenix ~


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.
~By Barbra Streisand ~


Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old.
~By Michael Caine ~


Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.
~By Mario Vargas Llosa ~


Obsessions turn people off.
~By Grover Norquist ~


I believe that all my work explores the human desire or obsession for utopias, and the structure of all my works is the search for utopias lost and rediscovered.
~By Marguerite Young ~


In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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.
~By Christian Bale ~


It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
~By Robert Bly ~


People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.
~By Mick Jagger ~


All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


When I came out, and for many years afterwards, it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read, like an obsession. I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them. It took me a while to change that habit.
~By Mohsen Makhmalbaf ~


The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


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


Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


Women have this obsession with shoes.
~By Alexandra Paul ~


Cure for an obsession: get another one.
~By Mason Cooley ~

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