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A competent and self-confident person is
incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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All successful people these days seem to be neurotic.
Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me -
for being so confounded normal.
- Deborah Kerr

A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius,
but his greatest danger is always that he will not
recognize when he is dull.
- Louis Auchincloss

So my idea of neurotic is spending too much time trying to correct a wrong.
When I feel that I'm doing that, then I snap out of it.
- Gene Wilder

 

All currency is neurotic currency.
- Norman O. Brown

I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth.
Creating characters is second nature to me.
- Len Wein

The poet is in command of his fantasy,
while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he
is possessed by his fantasy.
- Lionel Trilling

A considerable number of persons are able to protect
themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic
phenomena only through intense work.
- Karl Abraham

I prefer neurotic people.
I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
- Stephen Sondheim

It was the fashion of the time, still is,
to feel that all actors are neurotic,
or they would not be actors.
- Gene Tierney

I'm afraid of making a mistake.
I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it.
I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic.
- Bridget Fonda

I have had time to analyze my feelings.
I am certain that they are totally neurotic,
sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
- Phil Donahue

Nerds are just deep, and neurotic, fans.
Needy fans.
We're all nerds, on one subject or another.
- Jonathan Lethem

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air.
A psychotic is the man who lives in it.
A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
- Jerome Lawrence

My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid.
I've developed the habit of mentally listing things
that make me optimistic about the future.
I do it every day.
- Martha Beck

I don't like psychiatry.
I don't believe it works.
I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic,
for the most part.
- Kirstie Alley

And I know I'm paranoid and neurotic,
I've made a career out of it.
- Thom Yorke

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down,
so to speak, a real person by an ideal,
since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
- Alfred Adler

In general, certain conclusions are possible from these data.
They fail to prove that psychotherapy,
Freudian or otherwise, facilitates the recovery of neurotic patients.
- Hans Eysenck

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse.
It's a bum's life.
Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
- Marlon Brando

Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy.
- Connie Willis

I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.
- Ralph Fiennes

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
- Alfred Adler

I can honestly say this industry hasn't made me neurotic about my looks,
except maybe my weight.
I hope my clothes kind of reflect that.
They're meant to make you feel good.
- Stella McCartney

For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured
but so I was neurotic on the shoot.
- Guillermo del Toro

I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
- Len Wein

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life,
we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers
most because of the patient's condition.
Usually this is a member of the family.
- Alfred Adler

I'm fairly competant as a director and actor,
but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer.
I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well.
I take it personally.
Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what
you think could be changed.
- Tim Robbins

We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads.
It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes,
neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.
- Lillian Hellman

My grandmother though, began to prepare in her own neurotic -
and I think psychotic -
way to face racism.
So she taught us to be racist, which is something I
had to undo later when I got to Michigan,
you know.
- James Earl Jones

And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma,
especially at that time, is that the women on television
were more neurotic than they were free.
And I thought, this is a rare bird and this is unique
on television and I think it's really refreshing.
- Jenna Elfman

If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things
at one and the same time,
then I'm neurotic as hell.
I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually
exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.
- Sylvia Plath

The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint.
The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle.
Their blood flows from similar wounds.
But the first one gasps and the other one gives.
- Georges Bataille

They show that roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic
patients will recover or improve to a marked extent
within about two years of the onset of their illness,
whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not.
- Hans Eysenck

Not to be offensive, not to be capricious,
not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic,
not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get
in and you're given so little time to get in gently,
but it's always hard.
- William Hurt

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against
the risk of certain neurotic illnesses;
their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them
the task of constructing a personal one.
- Anatole France

My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy,
neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life
afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like
that might happen to her.
- John Hurt

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis.
The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things;
the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them.
In short, the neurotic has problems,
the psychotic has solutions.
- Thomas Szasz

Nothing uniquely bad has happened to me in my personal life,
but all the regular little bad things have accumulated
to make me a neurotic person.
And these adventures are my way of trying to make sense of that.
- Jon Ronson

People look at me and go, 'You must have it made.
You have girls.
You have a great life.
It's not true.
I mean you pull the curtain away, and you see I'm just
as insecure and neurotic and scared and vulnerable as anybody,
you know.
- John Stamos

It's a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was,
and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws.
Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior.
And we couldn't find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.
- Stone Gossard

Neurotics complain of their illness,
but they make the most of it,
and when it comes to talking it away from them they
will defend it like a lioness her young.
- Sigmund Freud

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics.
They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
- Marcel Proust

Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them.
My mother cleans them.
- Rita Rudner

We're all controlled neurotics.
- Harry Reasoner

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young
blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something
that neither their teacher nor they know.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize
the intimate connection between wetting the bed and
the character trait of ambition.
- Sigmund Freud

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain.
- Dale Carnegie

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't complain, don't whine, and don't gossip.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Anybody can decide if they have got the money to fight
a case if they don't like a particular thing,
and they complain to the watch committee,
local council or whatever.
- Timothy West

We operate under a jury system in this country,
and as much as we complain about it,
we have to admit that we know of no better system,
except possibly flipping a coin.
- Dave Barry

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they
start getting better taste in them.
- Bill Maher

We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.
- George Berkeley

It's my belief we developed language because of our
deep inner need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

I understand people who boo us.
It's like going to Broadway show, you pay for your
tickets and expect to be entertained.
When you're not, you have a right to complain.
- Sparky Anderson

What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?
- Marquis De Custine

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb.
Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
- Aaron Allston

Somebody did complain to me and tell me that my clothes
were so loud they couldn't hear me sing.
- Cyndi Lauper

If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself,
I complain that they do not even think of themselves.
- Michel de Montaigne

If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna,
who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face.
- Elizabeth Banks

I have a very good life, so I have nothing to complain about.
Sometimes, I just have existential angst.
- Meg Ryan

Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.
- Aisha Tyler

Those who make the worst use of their time are the
first to complain of its shortness.
- Jean de la Bruyere


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