Paranoia Quotes

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1. “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”

Tags : Contradiction Correcting Correction Criticism Inspirational Opinions Paranoia
Source : Emerson in His Journals

2. “When someone is stalking you because they think you are stalking them, it makes you wonder who really is the true stalker?”

Tags : Angry People Anxiety Denying Feelings Ego Fear Jealous Women Lies Love Male Ego Obsession Paranoia Stalked Stalking

3. “Dr. Talbon was struck by another very important thing. It all hung together. The stories Cheryl told — even though it was upsetting to think people could do stuff like that — they were not disjointed They were not repetitive in terms of "I've heard this before". It was not just she'd someone trying consciously or unconsciously to get attention. really processed them out and was done with them. She didn't come up with them again [after telling the story once and dealing with it]. Once it was done, it was done. And I think that was probably the biggest factor for me in her believability. I got no sense that she was using these stories to make herself a really interesting person to me so I'd really want to work with her, or something. Or that she was just living in this stuff like it was her life. Once she dealt with it and processed it, it was gone. We just went on to other things. 'Throughout the whole thing, emotionally Cheryl was getting her life together. Parts of her were integrating where she could say,"I have a sense that some particular alter has folded in with some basic alter", and she didn't bring it up again. She didn't say that this alter has reappeared to cause more problems. That just didn't happen. The therapist had learned from training and experience that when real integration occurs, it is permanent and the patient moves on.”

Tags : Alter Personality Attention Attention Seeking Dissociation Dissociative Dissociative Identity Disorder Government Helicopter Mental Health Mental Illness Military Multiple Personality Disorder Paranoia Patient Pilot Power Psychological Problems Psychologist Soldier Split Personality Spy Super Soldier Therapist Therapy Training Trauma Victim
Author : Cheryl Hersha
Source : Secret Weapons: How Two Sisters Were Brainwashed To Kill For Their Country

4. “True saddness is when someone still thinks your the same person after all these years. They brand you because of their own ego, fear and lack of spirituality. What's sadder is when they are Christian.”

Tags : Assuming Blaming Branding Communication Denying Feelings Dishonorable Facts Fear Gossiping Guessing Hurting People Hypocrisy Ignoring Judgement Lack Of Communication Male Ego Not Caring Not Knowing Opinionated Overthinking Paranoia Saddness Truthfullness

5. “Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.”

Tags : Demon Paranoia Paranoid
Author : Jim Butcher
Source : Storm Front

6. “...she was so afraid of everything that she made it impossible to really enjoy anything at all.”

Tags : Afraid Fear Literary Quotes Paranoia
Source : The Wide Window

7. “A privileging of individual rights over group goods can lead to serious problems, as we’ve seen with the antivaccination movement.”

Tags : Diy Homemakers Homesteading Hyperindividualism Libertarianism Paranoia Social Contagion Social Withdrawal
Author : Emily Matchar
Source : Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity

8. “If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticise.”

Tags : Anarchism Authority Paranoia
Author : Tacitus

9. “A boy has other people do the talking for him; a man speaks his mind.”

Tags : Boy Confidence Coward Cruelty Fearful Grow Up Grownup Inmature Insecure Lack Of Confidence Man Manners Paranoia Scared Seriously Speak For Yourself Using People

10. “Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.”

Tags : Anger Angry Angry Women Betrayed Women Controversy Enemies Exboyfriends Exgirlfriends Fake Christians Fools Hurt Insecure Women Insecurity Issues Jealous Women Low Self Esteem Mean Girls Men Motives Paranoia Trust Upset

11. “He didn’t know what beget what, but he quickly learned that people with money to hide were powerful, and powerful people were violent. It was reliable math: as the amount of money being conveyed increased, so too did the level of paranoia; the psychotic behavior of his clients increasing with every figure added to the sum.”

Tags : Money Paranoia Power Powerful Men Powerful People Psychosis Psychotic Behavior Violence
Author : T. Mountebank
Source : Sister Sable

12. “It was one of those days when I was thinking too much, too fast. Only it was more like the thoughts had a mind of their own and going all by themselves at a hundred miles a second, and I was just sitting back, feeling the growing paranoia inside of me.”

Tags : Anxiety Contemplation Control Issues Paranoia Thoughts
Author : Sasha Mizaree

13. “Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on.”

Tags : Anxiety Bravery Business Career Changes Choices Confidence Dating Education Fear Foolish Future Goals Paranoia Rising Above It Scenarios Single Staying Positive Taking Chances

14. “The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect its motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!”

Tags : Alienating Brutal Truth Bury Burying Dating Drowning Others Find Joy Finding Focus Forgive Funeral Director Funny Happiness Hating Others Humor Joyful Living Let Go Let It Go Life Coaching Love One Another Moving On Over Thinking Paranoia Relationships Staying Positive Stayingpositiveu Com

15. “Feelings are something you have; not something you are.”

Tags : Anger Confusion Emotions Feelings Hate Identity Illness Joy Love Overcoming Paranoia Self Suspician Who You Are

16. “People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.”

Tags : Blaming Brokenness Disorders Hatred High Standards Hypocrisy Ignoring Illness Issues Judging Others Learning No Conscience No Filter Paranoia Problems Respecting Others Self Absorbed Self Abuse Self Realization Trust Trustworthy

17. “You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid.You explore every avenue and possibility of your situationat high speed with total clarity.”

Tags : Art Clarity Mind Paranoia Thinking
Author : Banksy
Source : Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

18. “The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat. What doesn't surrender in reverence is blasphemous to a high opinion of oneself - the burden of self-importance. The narcissist reconstructs his own law of gravity which states that all things and all creatures must adhere to his personal satisfaction, but when they do not, the pain is far more intense than it is for one who is free from the clamors of 'I'.”

Tags : Burden Ego Fear Intimidation Narcissism Pain Paranoia Psychology Satisfaction Self Centeredness Threat
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

19. “Paranoia is at most annoying!”

Tags : Annoying Fear Paranoia Worry

20. “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”

Tags : Answers Paranoia Proverbs Questions Wit
Source : Gravity's Rainbow

21. “Americans may say they love our accents (I have been accused of sounding 'like Princess Di') but the more thoughtful ones resent and rather dislike us as a nation and people, as friends of mine have found out by being on the edge of conversations where Americans assumed no Englishmen were listening.And it is the English, specifically, who are the targets of this. Few Americans have heard of Wales. All of them have heard of Ireland and many of them think they are Irish. Scotland gets a sort of free pass, especially since Braveheart re-established the Scots' anti-English credentials among the ignorant millions who get their history off the TV.”

Tags : Accents Americans Anti British Sentiment Braveheart Britons Eavesdropping History International Relations Ireland Irish Paranoia Princess Diana Scotland Scots Television Uk Us Relations United Kingdom United States Wales

22. “It is so easy at times for a lonely individual to begin fantasizing about what the people outside are saying about him and, in result, irrationally and fearfully, and sometimes angrily, fancy himself a villain.”

Tags : Appreciation Assumptions Celebrity Conscience Enemy Excommunication Extrovert Fame Fancy Fantasy Fear Friendship Hate Haters Illusion Irrational Loneliness Misunderstood Popularity Psychology Revenge Seclusion Sociopath Victim Villain
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

23. “Germans grew reluctant to stay in communal ski lodges, fearing they might talk in their sleep. They postponed surgeries because of the lip-loosening effects of anesthetic. Dreams reflected the ambient anxiety. One German dreamed that an SA man came to his home and opened the door to his oven, which then repeated every negative remark the household had made against the government.”

Tags : Dreams Fear Germany Nazis Paranoia Tension
Author : Erik Larson
Source : In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

24. “[T]he relentless note of incipient hysteria, the invitation to panic, the ungrounded scenarios--the overwhelming and underlying desire for something truly terrible to happen so that you could have something really hot to talk about--was still startling. We call disasters unimaginable, but all we do is imagine such things. That, you could conclude mordantly, is the real soundtrack of our time: the amplification of the self-evident toward the creation of paralyzing, preëmptive paranoia.”

Tags : Disaster Fear Hysteria Overreaction Panic Paranoia
Author : Adam Gopnik

25. “It is not the homeless, mentally ill or extremely cunning people that we have to be afraid of. When someone loses everything that meant something to them is when people should get very afraid. A person that has nothing to lose is the scariest person on earth.”

Tags : Careful Cautious Commonsense Cunning Danger Dangerous Fear Losing Everything Losing Hope Manipulative No Compassion No Filter Not Caring Paranoia Reaching Out Scared Shunned

26. “Paranoia is just the bastard child of fear and good sense." (Charlie)"Poor thing. Let's adopt it, give it a last name and raise it right." (Jace)"You want to get it a puppy, too?""Sure. We'll call it Panic. It and little Paranoia can play together at the park and scare the hell out of all the other kids.”

Tags : Humor Panic Paranoia Pets
Author : D.D. Barant
Source : Back from the Undead

27. “My parents are going to kill me!""That seems rather harsh...”

Tags : Childhood Humor Paranoia Parents
Author : Garth Nix
Source : Sir Thursday

28. “Behind the hieroglyphic streets there would either be a transcendent meaning, or only the earth.”

Tags : Conspiracy Theories Emptiness Meaning Paranoia Reality Truth Trystero

29. “Although he was a young and virile man at 37, he was not inexhaustible. In addition to food and drink, he had better lay in a couple thousand tablets of viagra. The drug would probably remain potent if he vacuum packed the pills in groups of 10 and kept them in a freezer. That would work unless civilization completely collapsed and power companies were unable to function. Fortunately, Jim had a propane-powered backup generator with half a dozen tanks of fuel already on hand. If Henry added to the propane supply, and he used the generator only for essential maintenance like keeping the viagra freezer operating in warm weather, he would be happy here on the farm for a looong, looong time. Unless, even now, dead Jim was out there in the generator shed sabotaging the machinery.”

Tags : Absurdity End Of The World Male Thinking Paranoia
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : Breathless

30. “Complacency kills. Paranoia is the reason I’m still alive.”

Tags : Apocalypse Death Kill Life Paranoia
Author : D.J. Molles
Source : The Remaining

31. “More often than not, if a person is wearing a smile, there is a victim attached somewhere.”

Tags : Humor Humor Inspirational Paranoia Parnoia Humor
Author : Donald Gorman
Source : Paradox

32. “Paranoia. The more you think of an imaginary problem, the more you feel as though it’s real –”

Tags : Afraid Dread Fake Fantastic Freya Gothic Gothic Romance Horrified Imaginary Imagination Imagine Imagined Lie Lies Mystery Nightmare Nightmarish Nightmarish Sacrifice Pretend Problem Romance Sacrifice Scared Suspense True Truth Young Adult
Author : Simona Panova
Source : Nightmarish Sacrifice

33. “I told myself: 'I am surrounded by unknown things.' I imagined man without ears, suspecting the existence of sound as we suspect so many hidden mysteries, man noting acoustic phenomena whose nature and provenance he cannot determine. And I grew afraid of everything around me – afraid of the air, afraid of the night. From the moment we can know almost nothing, and from the moment that everything is limitless, what remains? Does emptiness actually not exist? What does exist in this apparent emptiness?”

Tags : Emptiness Fear Nihilism Paranoia
Source : Complete Works

34. “When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple.”

Tags : Accepting Personalities Authentic Self Communication Ego Egotistical Friends Gossip Growing Up Guessing Letting People In Listening Members Narcissism Opening Up Paranoia Personalizing Reading Between The Lines Reading In To Everything Seeing Self Directed Self Esteem Settings Social Circles Speculation Understanding Victomization

35. “People that have been consistently hurt by others in life will only see the one time you hurt them and be blinded to all the good your heart has to offer. They look no further than what they want to see. Unfortunately, most of them remain a victim throughout their life.”

Tags : Anger Ego Games Hurts Lack Of Communication Male Ego Mental Disorders Narcissistic No Ownership No Responsibility Paranoia Self Absorbed Trust Issues Victims

36. “[The militia experts] accuse antigoverment agitants of paranoia, yet they spin around and claim that militias speak in coded phrases, have underground bunkers, and are secretly conspiring to take over the world and enslave minorities. They say it`s lunacy that men at the pentagon can conspire, yet they`re certain that farmers out on the plain are plotting as we speak.They depict the United Nations as weak und ineffectual, yet they portray raggedy-ass backwoodsmen as the world`s biggest organized military threat. ”

Tags : Antigoverment Conspiracy Domestic Terrorism Militia Militia Experts Millitias Paranoia
Author : Jim Goad
Source : The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats

37. “These illustrations suggest four general maxims[...]. The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself. The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits. The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself. And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you.”

Tags : Arrogance Narcissism Paranoia Self Centeredness
Source : The Conquest of Happiness

38. “The anticipation of loss is much more frightening than the actual loss as anticipation leaves room for the imagination to create that which, in all likelihood, will never transpire.”

Tags : Anticipation Anxiety Apprehension Depression Exaggerate Fear Imagination Inflate Panic Paranoia Paranoid Transpire

39. “When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want.”

Tags : Anxiety Fear Get Over It Harmless People Harmless Situations Imagination Joy Live Life Move On Not As Bad As You Think Paranoia Peace Wasting Time Worry Worry Wart

40. “In the mid 1980's I was asked by an american legal institution known as the Christic Legal Institute to compile a comic book that would detail the murky history of the C.I.A., from the end of the second world war, to the present day. Covering such things as the heroin smuggling during the Vietnam war, the cocaine smuggling during the war in Central America, the Kennedy assasination and other highlights. What I learned during the frankly horrifying research that I had to slog through in order to accomplish this, was that yes, there is a conspiracy, in fact there are a great number of conspiracies that are all tripping each other up. And all of those conspiracies are run by paranoid fantasists, and ham fisted clowns. If you are on a list targeted by the C.I.A., you really have nothing to worry about. If however you have a name similar to someone on a list targeted by the C.I.A., then you are dead?The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory. The truth is far more frightening. Nobody is in control. The world is rudderless...”

Tags : Alex Jones Cia Confirmation Bias Conspiracy Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy Thoeorists Illuminati Males 18 35 Mindscape Of Alan Moore New World Order Paranoia Pitfalls Of Bad Thinking The Truth Is
Author : Alan Moore

41. “There had never been a Class A1 event; it had always been a purely theoretical designation. Until now.”

Tags : Action Collapse Paranoia Technology Thriller
Source : Connected Infection

42. “This is a mournful discovery.1)Those who agree with you are insane2)Those who do not agree with you are in power.”

Tags : Humor Paranoia
Source : VALIS

43. “Panic is the sudden realization that everything around you is alive.”

Tags : Literature Paranoia
Source : Ghost of Chance

44. “Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.”

Tags : Paranoia Reality
Source : A Scanner Darkly

45. “Who's they?" He wanted to know. "Who, specifically, do you think is trying to murder you?""Every one of them," Yossarian told him."Every one of whom?""Every one of whom do you think?""I haven't any idea.""Then how do you know they aren't?""Because..." Clevinger sputtered, and turned speechless with frustration. Clevinger really thought he was right, but Yossarian had proof, because strangers he didn't know shot at him with cannons every time he flew up into the air to drop bombs on them, and it wasn't funny at all.”

Tags : Bombs Murder Paranoia
Author : Joseph Heller
Source : Catch-22

46. “I know a secret,and secrets breed paranoia.”

Tags : Paranoia Secrets
Author : Simon Holt
Source : The Devouring

47. “Some people think this is paranoia, but it isn't. Paranoids only think everyone is out to get them. Wizards know it.”

Tags : Humor Paranoia
Source : Sourcery

48. “Call me paranoid. I'm frequently right.”

Tags : Paranoia
Source : A Local Habitation

49. “Evde oturmaya o kadar alışmışım ki sanki evden çıkınca gerçek bir dünyada yaşamıyorum.Evin dışında her yer sanki aynı,sanki bütün insanlar birbirine benziyor.Ne acıklı değil mi?”

Tags : Paranoia
Author : Oğuz Atay
Source : Günlük

50. “Anyone not paranoid in this world must be crazy. . . . Speaking of paranoia, it's true that I do not know exactly who my enemies are. But that of course is exactly why I'm paranoid.”

Tags : Paranoia
Author : Edward Abbey
Source : Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

51. “My paranoia wasn't always right, but just to be on the safe side, I never went to sleep with a clown in the room.”

Tags : Clown Paranoia Trust
Author : Mark Henwick
Source : Hidden Trump

52. “Egnaro is a secret known to everyone but yourself.It is a country or a city to which you have never been; it is an unknown language. At the same time it is like being cuckolded, or plotted against. It is part of the universe of events which will never wholly reveal itself to you: a conspiracy the barest outline of which, once visible, will gall you forever.”

Tags : Fantasy Paranoia
Source : Things That Never Happen

53. “Allen europäischen Staaten voran ist besonders der britische hinsichtlich seiner Schuldvermutung, die in den atemlos fortschrittsgläubigen Überwachungsszenarien aufscheint, ganz und gar paranoid geworden und darin dem Künstler Damien Hirst ähnlich, der in seinem Buch "Theories" berichtet, dass ihn in den 90er Jahren grenzenlose Panik befiel, als ihm klar wurde, dass seine Augen eine nur verschwindend geringe Prozentzahl seiner Körperoberfläche ausmachen und er ansonsten eingeschlossen in einem vollständig finsteren Kasten sitzt.”

Tags : Paranoia Surveillance
Author : Olaf Arndt

54. “If you ask amateurs to act as front-line security personnel, you shouldn't be surprised when you get amateur security.”

Tags : False Positives Paranoia Security See Something Say Something Social Control Surveillance

55. “Often people that tell others they are "extremely polite" when the situation calls for tact and bluntness are not actually polite people. Instead, they hide behind the word “polite” because they have low self esteem or hidden agendas. Sadly, they impolitely confuse the hell out of everyone, send mixed signals, which then makes people question their sanity and motives.”

Tags : Agenda Anxiety Bluntness Fear Games Honesty Low Self Esteem Motives Paranoia Politeness Tact

56. “I guess I should say a little bit about my method - I really am a fence sitter. I *loathe* Science and am always keen to attack it in most situations, though not here, because I love Reason and I'm perfectly aware of the difference. I also know what a concept means like Rules of Evidence. I'm not sure that's a concept as widely circulated in these circles as it needs to be - in other words, how *do* you tell shit from shinola? That's very critical. I think reason can only take us a certain distance, and then we have to go with the divine imagination, but with all safety systems fully in operation, or the divine imagination will lead us into complete paranoia.”

Tags : Imagination Paranoia Reason Rules Of Evidence Science Ufos

57. “It will change everything. We won't need governments and corporations. The very concepts our economic and social systems are based on: money, wealth, privilege, will be meaningless. What use is money when everyone can build everything they need?'... 'These are people who've spent their whole lives fighting their way to the top and you're just going to tell them that there is no top anymore?... it's you that doesn't understand: they only care about material things as status symbols, to show that they're better than everyone else, that they've beaten everyone else, that's what drives them. They'll never give that up.”

Tags : Conspiracy Theories Nanotechnology Paranoia
Author : K. Valisumbra
Source : Mortlake and Other Stories

58. “If the next generation of nanotechnology could be used in medicine to repair organs and tissue from inside the human body, then it could just as easily be programmed to destroy them, making it the ultimate weapon of assassination. Imagine clouds of these things flying to their targets to either be breathed in like a virus or ingested with food or drink, and then creating fatal haemorrhages or lesions that lead to death from apparently natural causes.”

Tags : Assassination Conspiracy Theories Nanotechnology Paranoia
Author : K. Valisumbra
Source : Mortlake and Other Stories

59. “To have paranoia, it's nothing bad it's like your antivurs system on your computer, it makes as much secure as possible.”

Tags : Paranoia Secure Security
Author : Deyth Banger

60. “Paranoia is just having the right information.”

Tags : Culture Paranoia William S Burroughs Quotes

61. “Paranoia is transmissible from mind to mind, but it does not go by the route of reason. It can therefore change its rationalization while remaining essentially the same.”

Tags : Fear Paranoia Racism
Source : Christian Antisemitism

62. “About his madmen Mr. Lecky was no more certain. He knew less than the little to be learned of the causes or even of the results of madness. Yet for practical purposes one can imagine all that is necessary. As long as maniacs walk like men, you must come close to them to penetrate so excellent a disguise. Once close, you have joined the true werewolf.Pick for your companion a manic-depressive, afflicted by any of the various degrees of mania - chronic, acute, delirious. Usually more man than wolf, he will be instructive. His disorder lies in the very process of his thinking, rather than in the content of his thought. He cannot wait a minute for the satisfaction of his fleeting desires or the fulfillment of his innumerable schemes. Nor can he, for two minutes, be certain of his intention or constant in any plan or agreement. Presently you may hear his failing made manifest in the crazy concatenation of his thinking aloud, which psychiatrists call "flight of ideas." Exhausted suddenly by this riotous expense of speech and spirit, he may subside in an apathy dangerous and morose, which you will be well advised not to disturb.Let the man you meet be, instead, a paretic. He has taken a secret departure from your world. He dwells amidst choicest, most dispendious superlatives. In his arm he has the strength to lift ten elephants. He is already two hundred years old. He is more than nine feet high; his chest is of iron, his right leg is silver, his incomparable head is one whole ruby. Husband of a thousand wives, he has begotten on them ten thousand children. Nothing is mean about him; his urine is white wine; his faeces are always soft gold. However, despite his splendor and his extraordinary attainments, he cannot successfully pronounce the words: electricity, Methodist Episcopal, organization, third cavalry brigade. Avoid them. Infuriated by your demonstration of any accomplishment not his, he may suddenly kill you.Now choose for your friend a paranoiac, and beware of the wolf! His back is to the wall, his implacable enemies are crowding on him. He gets no rest. He finds no starting hole to hide him. Ten times oftener than the Apostle, he has been, through the violence of the unswerving malice which pursues him, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of his own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren, in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Now that, face to face with him, you simulate innocence and come within his reach, what pity can you expect? You showed him none; he will certainly not show you any.Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, 0 Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all the perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.Mr. Lecky's maniacs lay in wait to slash a man's head half off, to perform some erotic atrocity of disembowelment on a woman. Here, they fed thoughtlessly on human flesh; there, wishing to play with him, they plucked the mangled Tybalt from his shroud. The beastly cunning of their approach, the fantastic capriciousness of their intention could not be very well met or provided for. In his makeshift fort everywhere encircled by darkness, Mr. Lecky did not care to meditate further on the subject.”

Tags : Insanity Killing Madman Madness Mania Maniac Murder Paranoia Paranoiac
Source : Castaway

63. “God, what would someone so afraid do with power so awful?”

Tags : Fear Magik Paranoia Power Urban Fantasy
Author : Apollo Blake
Source : Shadows of Ourselves

64. “Poor things, she thought - do they have to spend all this energy just to surround me? It seemed pitiful that these automatons should be created and wasted, never knowing more than a minor fragment of the pattern in which they were involved, to learn and follow through insensitively a tiny step in the great dance which was seen close up as the destruction of Natalie, and far off, as the end of the world.They had all earned their deaths, Natalie thought, by a job well done - the woman in the seat ahead who had never needed a face, had perhaps been given for her part only the back of a head and a dark cloth coat collar, the man in the seat next to Natalie, a full-dress part, even to the watchchain and the grimy shirt collar - had not this same man, as a matter of fact, been close to Natalie in the station, memorising her face so that although when next they met she would not know him, he would be able to identify her, winking and gesturing with his head to the others, murmuring perhaps to the bus driver, 'That one, there.”

Tags : Paranoia Reality Solipsism
Source : Hangsaman

65. “It’s all society is, the repressed sex drives of men, the objectification of women, their paranoia, the posturing, the macho stances, the beauty standard, it’s all just one charade masking a never ending hard on.”

Tags : Beauty Charade Culture Erection Macho Mask Men Objectification Paranoia Posturing Repression Sex Society Women
Source : Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

66. “The only time I want someone's opinion is when I ask for it. Reason why I don't ask for anyone's opinion nowadays is because they are too afraid, they always cover the truth with a lie, which is something I hate tremendously. When I ask for your opinion; I want full brutal honesty, face on, outright! Not a lot of people can do that, which is sad, very sad indeed...”

Tags : Afraid Brutal Honesty Face On Fear Opinion Outright Outspoken Paranoia Reality Truth
Author : Nisa Jolly

67. “He reached the ground floor and flung the door open, fleeing into the street. He glanced back and saw that she wasn't following, so he slowed to a halt. His pulse raced. The entranceway was dark, the door swinging slowly closed. Movement to his left caught his attention: the camera on the corner of the building that covered the resident's parking. It swivelled to point directly at him, and he stared at it for a moment, suddenly doubtful it was a closed-circuit system after all.He ran for his car, and the camera followed.”

Tags : Camera Cctv Chased Horror Paranoia Technology Thriller
Source : Infected Connection

68. “Shaver’s worldview was a deeply paranoid one in which pretty much everything of importance was traced back to evil deros and sinister machines in the hollow earth. He did not believe in God, an afterlife, a spiritual world, or paranormal powers: all such htings were the purely physical and totally illusory effects of the ray machines of the deros. We have all been duped, and we are constantly being zapped in our dreams, diseases, and disasters. “The unseen world beneath our feet, malignant and horrible, is complete in its mastery of Earth,” he declared with not a doubt or qualification in sight. So, too, there is no such thing as astral travel or spirits. The spirits seen in séances are in fact projections of the machines controlled again by entirely physical creatures seething and scheming below us. Like other hollow earthers before him, Richard Shaver was what Palmer called “an extreme materialist.” He knew nothing of the psychology of projection, and he seemed completely incapable of thinking symbolically or metaphorically, which I take as a fairly clear symptom of whatever psychological condition he suffered.”

Tags : Paranoia Paranoid
Source : Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal

69. “Paranoid means you are aware of 10% of the problem”

Tags : Humor Humorous Paranoia Paranoid
Author : Oran Kangas

70. “Happy, you really are a first-class gloomy bugger," JC said affectionately. "You could gloom for the Olympics, and still take a Bronze in existential paranoia."Everyone has to be good at something," said Happy smiling in spite of himself.”

Tags : Existential Gloom Gloomy Olympics Paranoia Paranoid
Source : Ghost of a Chance

71. “No INSECURITY makes us sociopathic; too much makes us paranoid; but a little keeps us humble and introspective-a good thing...”

Tags : Insecure Paranoia Paranoid
Author : J.R. Wirth

72. “The reason I do not wear a watch is because I am always on a watch. I just need to ask the person how long they have been watching me. - the irony of paranoia”

Tags : Being Watched Paranoia Paranoid

73. “Insanity is the only real escape from the banality of our lives. - Clara Bayliss”

Tags : Adult Clara S Song Dark Horror Paranoia Psychotic Thriller
Author : John Hennessy
Source : Clara's Song

74. “It would be better to be deceived a hundred times than to live a life of suspicion.”

Tags : Defensiveness Humility Openness Paranoia
Source : Lectures to My Students

75. “O Medo degrada as pessoas, meu caro jovem. Se você mantiver a pressão, semanas, meses a fio, o Medo acaba por funcionar como uma doença. Ao princípio é apanas um incómodo persistente, como uma dor de dentes, como uma dor de cabeça, uma dor que se instala no espírito, e vai corroendo tudo. Pouco a pouco a pessoa começa a alterar o seu comportamento, começa a imaginar situações de perigo. Torna-se paranóica, perde o gosto pela vida e entra em depressão. Eventualmente mata-se.”

Tags : Degradação Depressão Medo Paranóia Perigo Pressão Suicídio
Source : Barroco Tropical

76. “Alfred Adler, desarrolló la teoría del complejo de inferioridad. Según Adler, los niños que sufren una percepción de desarraigo a resultas de haber padecido una infancia mala, plena de burlas, sufrimientos, rechazos, tienden a buscar “sobre compensaciones” que pueden ser en la forma de determinados logros exagerados. Aquí también ves que las humillaciones, las líneas vergonzosas de la propia biografía, pueden modificar la propia posición en el Mapa de la Autoestima, llevando a que se necesiten, de manera más urgente, determinadas hazañas.La “hazaña escudo” es lo mismo que la sobre-compensación de Adler, pero a futuro. Si la compensación, es una hazaña que se busca para que duela menos la anti-hazaña que ya tenemos, que ya sufrimos, la hazaña escudo, en cambio, es un paragolpes que preparamos por un miedo enfermizo que tenemos a la posible llegada de una anti-hazaña. Es un paragolpes. Es como una anestesia de baja calidad para que, si llega la anti-hazaña, duela menos.Como desarrollaremos en este capítulo, las hazañas escudo están detrás de certezas como pesimismo, hipocondría, delirios de persecución, y de comportamientos como auto-boicot, agresividad paranoide, etc.”

Tags : Ataque De Pánico Auto Boicot Celotipia Delirios Esquizofrenia Hipocondría Paranoia Paranoiac Psicología Psicopatología Psicosis Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo
Author : Martín Ross
Source : El M.A.S. y El M.A.P.: Una Teoria Psicologica

77. “You state here that you believe your daughter, Amy, is no longer with you; that the girl living in your house - who looks and sounds exactly like Amy - is not in fact your daughter. Is this correct? Is this still the case?”

Tags : Action Controlled Horror Paranoia Possession Thriller
Source : Connected Infection

78. “The serious Sylvia was agonizing over the execution of the Rosenbergs and McCarthyism; others were delighting to dream over trousseau lingerie at Vanity Fair's showroom.”

Tags : Mccarthyism Paranoia The Rosenbergs Execution
Source : Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

79. “Perhaps some guest editors would keep Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in their peripheral vision. But Sylvia recognized their execution as the most extreme and gruesome example of McCarthy's red-baiting paranoia.”

Tags : Mccarthyism Paranoia The Rosenbergs Execution
Source : Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

80. “Every scrape, site, range and page; every game, download, hack, song, movie and virrie on the Web. Everything on your phone. Everything on your 'puta. Even the content directories of your cupboards. Almost every system has been brute-forced; passwords cracked, firewalls breached. Nothing has been left untouched.”

Tags : Action Cell Phones Computers Hacked Mobile Phones Paranoia Technology Thriller
Source : Connected Infection

81. “The acid test is that all paranoids and fundamentalists lack a sense of humor, for humor is a chaos flux and flexibility, of ambiguity and multi-dimensionality, and that kind of erotic liveliness is precisely what the fundamentalist is trying to eliminate in holding rigidly to doctrine.”

Tags : Fundamentalists Humor Intolerance Paranoia

82. “Welcome my new paranoia, if you are not my reality, so where the hell is the fucking reality!?!?! To be or not to be?! this is the paranoia of my sweet dreams. So you are more than welcome to my paradox, to my mind, to my existence. Consume from my brains flesh. There is no ending of this portion for you. My mind is the Prometheus of the time. Endless resource for paranoia.”

Tags : Life Nightmare Paradox Paranoia Torture

83. “He worried that too much alone time was a bad thing. Socializing was therapeutic and was a cure for most mental issues in the world. Of course, I argued so was a double dose of Adderall, a personal phone call from Jesus and electric shock therapy. However, soon after, my cell phone died and the jumper cables for my car went missing.”

Tags : Humor Isolation Paranoia Tsloama

84. “Mubarak was so paranoid that anyone he perceived as competent became a threat to him.”

Tags : Mubarak Paranoia Regime Attacks Revolution
Author : Wael Ghonim
Source : Revolution 2:0: A Memoir and Call to Action

85. “Behind every unquestionable belief is a system of control.”

Tags : Anarchism Authority Paranoia
Source : A Traitor's War

86. “For the evil our government does, tinfoil hats are simply not required, and are indeed a detriment.”

Tags : Conspiracy Theories Government Government Abuse Paranoia
Author : Mike Klepper

87. “Il n'arrivait às à trouver exactement son aplomb. Comme lorsqu'on déplace un meuble très lourd et qu'on n'arrive plus ensuite à faire coïncider sa base avec ses marques laissées au sol. Ou comme lorsqu'on n'arrive plus à replier une chemise comme l'avait fait la vendeuse. Les plis du tissu sont là, bien marqués, on les suit, mais le résultat n'est plus parfait, il est personnel.”

Tags : Anxiety Melancholy Paranoia
Author : Fred Vargas

88. “Imaginary diseases are the hardest to cure.”

Tags : Disease Imagination Paranoia The Mind
Author : Marty Rubin

89. “A warrior doesn’t worry. He or she evaluates the situation, investigates the source, calculates the risks and benefits, formulates a plan then puts it into action.”

Tags : Actions Anxiety Free Choose The Right Faith Fearless Freedom Of Speech Happiness Joy Leadership Motivation Paranoia Plans Positive Outlook Positivity Staying Positive Victory Warriors Worry

90. “We must content ourselves with the mystery, the absurdity, the contradictions, the hostility, but also the generosity that our environment offers us. It's not much, but it's always better than the deadly, defeatist certainty of the paranoid.”

Tags : Paranoia Reality Reconciliation Uncertainty Uncertainty In Life
Source : Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

91. “[...] I was afraid to board a streetcar because of the conductor; I was afraid to enter the Kabuki Theater for fear of the usherettes standing along the sides of the red-carpeted staircase at the main entrance; I was afraid to go into a restaurant because I was intimidated by the waiters furtively hovering behind me waiting for my plate to be emptied.”

Tags : Depression Fear Life Loneliness Mental Illness Paranoia Social Anxiety Social Awkwardness
Author : Osamu Dazai
Source : No Longer Human

92. “What is society but an individual? [...] The ocean is not society; it is individuals. This was how I managed to gain a modicum of freedom from my terror at the illusion of the ocean called the world.”

Tags : Depression Fear Friendship Life Loneliness Mental Illness Paranoia People School Social Anxiety Social Awkwardness Society Work
Author : Osamu Dazai
Source : No Longer Human

93. “And I was incapable of living all by myself in those lodgings where I didn't know a soul. It terrified me to sit by myself quietly in my room. I felt frightened, as if I might be set upon or struck by someone at any moment.”

Tags : Depression Fear Life Loneliness Mental Illness Paranoia Social Anxiety Social Awkwardness
Author : Osamu Dazai
Source : No Longer Human

94. “Even now it comes as a shock if by chance I notice in the street a face resembling someone I know however slightly, and I am at once seized by a shivering violent enough to make me dizzy.”

Tags : Depression Fear Friendship Friendships Human Relationships Life Loneliness Mental Illness Paranoia Social Anxiety Social Awkwardness
Author : Osamu Dazai
Source : No Longer Human

95. “And I realize the unbearable anguish of insanity: how uninformed people can be thinking insane people are "happy," O God, in fact it was Irwin Garden once warned me not to think the madhouses are full of "happy nuts." (p. 200)”

Tags : Discontentment Insanity Paranoia Unhappiness
Author : Jack Kerouac
Source : Big Sur

96. “God is always trying to give blessings to us, but our minds are usually too full to receive them.”

Tags : Anger Blessings Clouded Thoughts Confusion Delusions Doubt Fearful Frustration Gifts God Jealousy Minds Paranoia Resentment Skepticism Spirituality Talents

97. “Experiences might teach us to be cautious, but never to be paranoid. Paranoia is a limiter of destiny”

Tags : Destiny Experiences Paranoia
Author : Mr Imbuya

98. “Please don't continually say I'm paranoid.Why?It makes me paranoid.”

Tags : Medicalisation Mental Health Paranoia
Source : Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

99. “I hold the biscuits in front of his face and he stands up."What do I have to do?" he says."Nothing," I say. "They're for you.""Are they poisoned?" he says."No," I say."Eat one," he says.So I do."Probably the others are poisoned," he says. "Eat a fraction of each."I eat a corner off each biscuit. He looks at the reminders suspiciously, then sniffs them."I'm not sure it's worth it," he says. "How I wish you'd never come. Perhaps you've left the poison off of just those corners."I begin to realize I'll doubt whatever information he gives me."Lick the entire biscuit," he says. "Then give them to me."So I lick each biscuit."Both sides," he says.I lick both sides of each biscuit. I give him the wet biscuits and he cracks them open and sniffs them. Then he puts them in his pocket. "What do you want?" he says. "Now that you've failed to poison me to death.”

Tags : Absurd Doubt Humor Paranoia Poisoning
Source : Pastoralia

100. “He regarded Huginn as only slightly more dangerous than most pets, in that he understood why people had pets but harbored the paranoia they would one day eat their owners. True, it kept Eliot from even having a pet larger than his fist, but it also kept him from being kibble.”

Tags : Birds Cats Dogs Paranoia Pets
Source : Danse Macabre (Night's Dream, #2)

101. “Did you consider anything like the Infected?' Simon had asked.'Not quite. But some of our other contingency plans might help us out with this particular mission.”

Tags : Action Conspiracy Contingency Government Paranoia Thriller
Source : Infected Connection

102. “Af en toe levensgrote paranoia creëren verleent aan een tocht een bepaalde, aantrekkelijke dimensie, die mij soms aanzet de gekste situaties te bedenken.”

Tags : Letters Paranoia
Author : Jef Geeraerts
Source : Brieven

103. “I swear that I will never cause trouble for anybody, as long as I live!! So please! Nobody cause any trouble for me, either!!”

Tags : Fear High School Life Living Manga Mental Illness Paranoia People Social Anxiety Society Work
Author : Minoru Furuya
Source : Himizu #1

104. “Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both partners run out of goods.But if the seed of a genuine disinterested love, which is often present, is ever to develop, it is essential that we pretend to ourselves and to others that it is stronger and more developed than it is, that we are less selfish than we are. Hence the social havoc wrought by the paranoid to whom the thought of indifference is so intolerable that he divides others into two classes, those who love him for himself alone and those who hate him for the same reason.Do a paranoid a favor, like paying his hotel bill in a foreign city when his monthly check has not yet arrived, and he will take this as an expression of personal affection – the thought that you might have done it from a general sense of duty towards a fellow countryman in distress will never occur to him. So back he comes for more until your patience is exhausted, there is a row, and he departs convinced that you are his personal enemy. In this he is right to the extent that it is difficult not to hate a person who reveals to you so clearly how little you love others.”

Tags : Love Story Paranoia Relationships
Author : W.H. Auden
Source : The Dyer's Hand

105. “Oh, God, if I'm anything by a clinical name, I'm a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I think people are plotting to make me happy.”

Tags : Funny Happiness Happy Paranoia
Author : J.D. Salinger
Source : Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

106. “You can’t write novels without a touch of paranoia. I’m paranoid as an act of good citizenship, concerned about what the powerful people are up to.”

Tags : Fear Government One Percent Paranoia Power
Author : Kurt Vonnegut

107. “The utter absence of proof for a proposition is proof of a successful conspiracy to destroy all proof.”

Tags : Bias Paranoia Stubbornness
Source : The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric

108. “Sometimes paranoids have enemies, and conspiracies are only laughable when they fail to materialize.”

Tags : Conspiracy Paranoia Pessimism
Author : Jon Meacham
Source : Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

109. “The more logical conclusion was that the General had bolstered the Vietnamese tendency for conspiracy with the American trait of paranoia, admittedly with my help.”

Tags : Conspiracy Paranoia
Source : The Sympathizer

110. “Paranoia, he said, was fundamentally egocentric, and every conspiracy theory served in some way to aggrandize the believer.But he was also fond of saying, at other times, that even paranoid schizophrenics have enemies.”

Tags : Ego Paranoia
Source : Pattern Recognition

111. “Their love story: It’s when logic fell in love with paranoia and paranoia learned to love logic; logic grounded paranoia and paranoia turned up the heat because logic never knew where that heat would come from. Logic needs to be stimulated and paranoia needs to be soothed and therefore they need each other, which resulted in the birth of combustion. The end.”

Tags : Combustion Logic Love Story Paranoia

112. “There’s always someone bigger and badder who can knock you off your perch—even if you’re me. Never forget it and you don’t have to worry about corruption. You’ll be too afraid with watching your own back. --Alexandria "Dria" McAndrews”

Tags : Corruption Paranoia Power
Author : C.J. Ellisson
Source : Death's Servant

113. “The military operation swiftly became one of disaster management and damage control, search and rescue.”

Tags : Action Army Horror Military Paranoia Thriller
Source : Infected Connection

114. “[…] die Angst vor Überwachung aufgrund von Terrorgefahr ist dort [bei der Gemeinschaft der amerikanischen Muslime] besonders stark und tiefgreifend. Und die Muslime haben auch allen Grund dazu. 2012 enthüllten Adam Goldberg und Matt Apuzzo von Associated Press gemeinsame Pläne der CIA und des New Yorker Police Department, ganze muslimische Gemeinden in den USA physisch und elektronisch zu überwachen, selbst wenn nicht einmal der geringste Hinweis auf irgendwelche kriminellen Handlungen bestand. Die Auswirkungen auf ihr Leben beschreiben amerikanische Muslime oft so: Jeder neue Besucher einer Moschee wird als mutmaßlicher FBI-Spitzel betrachtet; im Freundes- und Familienkreis hält man sich in Gesprächen bedeckt, aus Angst, bespitzelt zu werden, und in dem Bewusstsein, dass jede vermeintlich amerikafeindliche Äußerung zum Anlass für Ermittlungen und sogar für Strafverfolgung genommen werden kann.”

Tags : Angst Muslims Paranoia Self Regulation Usa
Source : No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

115. “David started to sense acute paranoia, it was tangible, seeping from their pores. They felt themselves isolated and vulnerable, they couldn’t be trusted to be anything like rational. They hadn’t been at the meeting on Ames yacht, David told himself. They hadn’t seen how everything had hung in the balance, the whole plan. They had made the same mistake as most conspiracy theorists, the dispossessed and uninitiated, who concoct their viewpoints from the outside, with limited data – they had assumed everything was under control and running like clockwork.”

Tags : Paranoia Real Life
Source : Human+

116. “Anyone could be anybody. (Eric)”

Tags : Fiction Identity Paranoia Paranormal Romance Supernatural Trust Young Adult
Source : Minutes Before Sunset

117. “Not me, paranoia's the garlic in life's kitchen, right, you can never have too much.”

Tags : Garlic Paranoia Pynchon
Source : Bleeding Edge

118. “Officers succumbed to the spirit of conspirators.”

Tags : Paranoia Self Discipline Thought Life
Source : The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

119. “Paranoia seems more reasonable when you've got twelve stitches in your side.”

Tags : Kate Griffin Paranoia The Midnight Mayor
Author : Kate Griffin
Source : The Midnight Mayor

120. “If you think someone is seriously on the prod for your ass, it keeps you awake.”

Tags : Paranoia Pessimism
Source : Thinner

121. “For a minute, the fantasy frightened her, but ultimately, this fear saved her from feeling alone.”

Tags : Fear Forgotten Indifference Paranoia Psychology
Author : Stephen Grosz
Source : The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

122. “Poor and content is rich, and rich enough;But riches fineless is as poor as winterTo him that ever fears he shall be poor;–Good heaven, the souls of all my tribe defendFrom jealousy!”

Tags : Jealousy Paranoia Wealth
Source : Othello