Obsession Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old obsession quotes, obsession sayings, and obsession proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Obsession is the rocket fuel of our creativity.     

Jordan Ritter

An obsession is a way for damaged people to damage themselves more.     

Mark Barrowcliffe

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

My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion.     

Azzedine Alaia

Obsession is what lazy people call dedication.     


Obsession is a commitment; you have to believe in it, because it soon takes you over.     

Lennard J. Davis

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

There's a lot of obsession about people's personal ambitions.     

Mary Ann Shaffer

An obsession with control generally seems to reflect a fear of uncertainty.     

Henry Mintzberg

An obsession is where something will not leave your mind.     

Eric Clapton

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

Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters.     

Jeremy Irvine

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

The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.     

Mike Dooley

Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.     

Michel de Montaigne

Obsession is just another round on the merry-go-round of unfinished business.     

Dale Andrews

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

An obsession is intrusive because it does not require a permit to walk into the brain.     

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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

A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance.     

C. S. Lewis

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

Obsessions are essentially secondary to the depression, and usually clear up when the depression lifts.     

Padmal de Silva

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