Quotes and Sayings about Paranoia



"Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Anger, Life, Control, Day, Paranoia)

"Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Distrust, Folk, Paranoia, Will, Writers, Wrong)

"People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It's isn't the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don't think."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Romance, People, Fault, Horror, Obsession, Paranoia)

"A paranoiac like a poet, is born, not made."
- Luis Bunuel
"Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Facts, Paranoia)

"The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Failure, Difference, World)

"I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia."
- Cher
(Related: Death, Pet, Being, Paranoia, Poor, Will)

"This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia: you know you've got it when you can't think of anything that's your fault."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Fault)

"There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Americans, Being, Deep, Paranoia)

"But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Negative, Positive, Cancer, First, Paranoia, Word)

"I got this idea about being afraid to let go of something and being afraid of sinking into a state of almost anesthesia, where you have to trust other people. Just the paranoia of it all. And it seemed to suit the frenetic track. So I just wrote it out and, you know, said it."
- Nick Rhodes
(Related: Trust, People, Idea, Being, Paranoia, State)

"Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials."
- Mordecai Richler
(Related: Being, Canada, Paranoia, Writer)

"I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Destiny, Fate, Hatred, Paranoia)

"My paranoia never ends, but I haven't been paranoid about being spied on my shadowy forces for some time now."
- Jon Ronson
(Related: Time, Being, Now, Paranoia)

"My own reaction from a distance is that Pol Pot's demise as the leader of the Khmer Rouge was inevitable, and that his own paranoia did him in as much as anything else."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Leader, Paranoia)

"Pol Pot carried out through the years enormous purges against his own followers because of his paranoia."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Followers, Paranoia, Years)

"Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Time, Being, Film, Importance, Paranoia)

"I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses. Paranoia is a skill."
- John Shirley
(Related: Paranoia, Right, Skill)

"I always feel like an interloper when I do serious drama. It's my own paranoia."
- Johnny Vegas
(Related: Drama, Paranoia)