The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
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.
What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough
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.
Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
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.
Christian soldiers armed with virtue- hearts afire with blind obsession, cannot see the difference 'twixt compassion and oppression
The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession
Nixon had three goals: to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history; to be remembered as a peacemaker; and to be accepted by the 'Establishment' as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession
A passion, an obsession, a romance, a nice acquaintanceship with trees, sand, and water.
When you fall in love with golf, you seldom fall easy. It's obsession at first sight
My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession.
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, will never...never forget it.
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
The true love is a state of half-madness, of some kind of soft obsession, ruling a so delicate kind of feeling that can lead a person from the greatest happiness to the most dreadful pain.
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.
The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.
Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one's intensity is funny.
Rather than the obsession with impurity, you'd do better to fear the nostalgia for purity.
I liked movies so much that they became an obsession. I am still trying to kick the habit.
...as I followed his [candidate Obama] obsession with restructuring our entire domestic way of life, it became completely clear to me that our willful ignoring of national-security policy was going to cost us...I was watching what was happening in 2008, and I thought, How can this be?