„You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.“

—  John Irving, buch The Hotel New Hampshire

Quelle: The Hotel New Hampshire, ch. 11

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„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 American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007

Interview with Divina Infusino in American Way (15 June 1995)

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„I get an obsession that everybody is out for what they can get during the war and it makes me sick.“

—  Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947

Letter to Lady Dickinson (28 November 1917), quoted in Robert Rhodes James (ed.), Memoirs of a Conservative: J. C. C. Davidson's Memoirs and Papers, 1910-1937 (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969), p. 79.
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„Life is nothing if you're not obsessed.“

—  John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946

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„Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

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„Without Obsession, Life Is Nothing“

—  John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946

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„The Dream obsessed him … but what was it?“

—  William McKeen American academic 1954

Quelle: Outlaw Journalist (2008), Chapter 8, American Dream, p. 118
Kontext: The Dream obsessed him... but what was it? Was it Horatio Alger, rags to riches, the idea that you could start with nothing and end up rolling naked in stacks of hundreds? Or was it a dream of freedom? Personal freedom... or the concept of freedom that the founders brought into the whole world?

„Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.“

—  Karl Bowman American psychiatric researcher 1888 - 1973

Quoted in Aaron Ben-Ze'ev (2001), The Subtlety of Emotions, p. 445 http://books.google.com/books?id=S0rkL_Unl-cC&pg=PA445

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„Obsession with self is the motif of our time.“

—  Charles Krauthammer American journalist 1950 - 2018

1990s, 1999, Nixon on the Couch (1999)

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„The fact is, you get great art only from mutilated egos. Only mutilated egos are obsessive enough.“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947

Playboy interview (May 1995)
Kontext: The fact is, you get great art only from mutilated egos. Only mutilated egos are obsessive enough. When I entered graduate school in 1968, 1 thought women were going to have all these enormous achievements, that they would redo everything. Then I saw every one of my female friends — these great minds who were going to transform the world — get married, move because their husbands moved and have babies. I screamed at them: What are you doing? Finish your great book! But they all read me the riot act. They said, "Camille, we are not you." They said, "We want life. We want love. We want happiness. We are not happy — like you are — just living off ideas." I am weird.

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