Obsession with self is the motif of our time.
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face.Claude Monet
I liked movies so much that they became an obsession. I am still trying to kick the habit.christoffer boe
He reduced everything to politics; he was also unalterably of the Left. His line may have been unpopular or unfashionable, but he followed it unhesitatingly; in fact it was an obsession. He could not blow his nose without moralising on conditions in the handkerchief industry.cyril connolly
Sex: In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
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 afterlife.arianna huffington
That's the beauty of the Web: You can roll around in a stranger's obsession without having to smell his or her house. You can amscray whenever you want without being rude. The site gets its "hit" and you know more about our species' diversity.penn jillette
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
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.henry moore
The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick or a self-destroying or even murderous obsession. Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.iris murdoch
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.john rogers
The rational man may talk a good game about suicide, but reason must give way to obsession and finally squalor before he can actually do it.wilfrid sheed
Rather than the obsession with impurity, you'd do better to fear the nostalgia for purity.Georges Bernanos
His long struggle with physical passion was almost over, and, as with many other great sensualists, its place had been taken by an obsession with death.kenneth clark
From almost the first day they got into office, they (President Bush and Vice President Cheney) were trying to figure out how to get rid of Saddam Hussein. I’m not a psychiatrist – I don’t know all of the reasons behind their concern, some might say their obsession.hillary clinton
In an age of multiple and massive innovations, obsolescence becomes the major obsession.Marshall McLuhan
If the confusion of spirits, obsession of consciousness ("obnubilation of...", Fr.), abandonment of religious and moral principles was to become widespread, the consequences could be become such that we would finally see crop up ("on verrait...surgir", Fr.) in the very heart of the civilisation, a new and apalling barbarism capable to engulf (or engulfing, - "engloutir," Fr.) all the acquisitions of the past.african spir
“It is simple dog-eat-dog,” said Waylock. It’s basic battle for survival, fiercer and more brutal than ever before in the history of man. You have blinded yourself; you subscribe to false theories; you are permeated with your obsession not only you but all of us. If we faced the facts of existence, our palliatories would be less crowded.”jack vance
It is more than a little ironic that "capital accumulation" once a rather tendentious Marxian view of a supposed capitalist obsession, should have become - of all things - Wall Street's own slogan.
The obsession with equilibrium has imposed enormous costs on economics.Steve Keen
That's the beauty of the Web: You can roll around in a stranger's obsession without having to smell his or her house. You can amscray whenever you want without being rude. The site gets its "hit" and you know more about our species' diversity.
There is an element of delusional obsession in the French political elite's preoccupation with the notion that France is still a global power.zbigniew brzezinski