Category Archives: COMPULSION

most Substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking, meaning they have a compulsive and unhealthy relationship with their own thinking.”

― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

― Becca Chopra, The Chakra Diaries

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Taking the first step with the good thought, the second with the good word, and the third with the good deed, I enter paradise.

Advice is not compulsion. Ger.

"Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically"


Hard is the choice when one is compelled either by silence to die with grief or by speaking to live with shame. Benjansoti.

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One pot of beer makes room for another. Creates a craving for another. Till the first went down, the man was happy without the poison ; but now he is not master of himself, and must have another pot to keep the first one company.

"The Salt-cellars: Being a Collection of Proverbs, Together with Homely Notes Theron"


Serendipity is a propensity for making fortuitous discoveries while looking for something unrelated.