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Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka
I started to wonder if this government is so obsessed with fracking because they’re trying to release Thatcher’s soul from hell. Frankie Boyle’s New World Order I, BBC 2022
Everyone is obsessed with women’s breasts. Penn & Teller, Bullshit s5e3: Breast Hysteria, Showtime 2007
And who are these people who are so scared by a tit? So-called decency organisations like Focus on the Family. ibid.
Breast cancer: unfortunately not bullshit. According to the American Cancer Society it kills roughly forty thousand women in the US alone. ibid.
Except at protests and it’s illegal to bear her breasts. ibid.
We hold these tits to be self-evident. ibid.
I was obsessed with the idea of fasting and isolation. David Blain
The 1990s saw the advent of a new obsession with celebrity. 90s Greatest: Tragedies, National Geographic 2014
When are people going to stop obsessing with what other people are doing and concentrate on their own miserable existence? Wolvoman80, Fuck the System II, Youtube 1.55.08
I think that art is an obsession with Life. Francis Bacon, cited The Art of Francis Bacon
Obsession for one: the persistent single-minded fixation on one idea. Star Trek s2e13: Obsession, Spock to Doctor
Top Five Most Common Obsessions: 1) Fear of contamination; 2) Fear of causing harm to someone else; 3) Fear of making mistakes; 4) Fear of behaving in a way that is socially unacceptable; 5) Need for exactness. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
I will have you
Yes, I will have you
I will find a way and I will have you
Like a butterfly
A wild butterfly
I will collect you and capture you.
CHORUS: You are an obsession
You’re my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me
You are an obsession
You're my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me. Knight & Barres lyrics, My Obsession
Without obsession life in nothing. John Waters
Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet and relationships suffer. We make mistakes at work. We struggle to relax, to enjoy the moment, even to get a decent night’s sleep. Carl Honore
People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. Its very selfish, but it’s understandable. Mick Jagger
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts. Henry Moore
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
I think life’s an irrational obsession. Sean Penn
You become what you think about all day. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance. C S Lewis
A quarter of adults in Britain are so obsessed with cleaning and tidying that they spend two and a half hours or more every weekday on household chores. Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, Channel 4 2013
I’m Murray Walker, and my life is a story of obsession, an obsession with cars, an obsession with bikes, an obsession with the growl and roar of a racing engine. I’m fanatical, unreformed and unrepentant. Murray Walker: A Life in the Fast Lane, BBC 2018
I’m Dan Schneider. And I’m a pharmacist … My son was murdered buying crack in the Lower 9th Ward. The police have the attitude that it’s another drug deal gone bad. And these kids maybe got what they deserved. The New Orleans police department was corrupt. And almost none of the murders were ever solved. But I was determined to get the killer off the street. The Pharmacist I: Justice for Danny, Netflix 2020
I started noticing in the drug store an unusual amount of high-powered opiate prescriptions. There was a certain doctor using her licence to virtually decimate my community. ibid.
I saw this opiate epidemic in its infancy. We were creating addicts all over this country. Purdue could have done things to stop this but they saw the profits. Not only were they white-collar criminals, they were white-collar murderers. My son’s killer paid a price. What about Purdue Pharma? What price have they paid? They gave birth to a crisis that killed hundreds of thousands of people. ibid.
Jeffrey [dealer] said he knew my son and he wouldn’t have killed my son. ibid.
Addiction was not spoken of in pharmacy school. It’s not something we thought we’d have to face. The Pharmacist II: A Mission from God
When I see these kids coming in with these Oxycodone prescriptions I felt that something wasn’t right about this. ibid.
I was going out there [local pill mill] almost every week filming hard. ibid.
I’m going to blow up because my mind went into paranoia. I really do believe I crossed the edge. The Pharmacist III: Dope Dealers with White Lab Coats
I was pretty much working full time at shutting Dr Cleggett down. ibid.
I saw Dr Cleggett taking pills herself when arriving at the clinic. The Pharmacist IV: The Tunnell, local prosecutor