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Famous Quotes By David Adam

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It felt good to say those things out loud. It was a relief to free them from my head and expose them to the light. — David Adam

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Freud, who spoke German, used the term zwangsneurose (obsessional neurosis). The word zwang was translated as 'obsession' in London, but 'compulsion' in New York. Faced with confusion, scientists introduced the hybrid term 'obsessive-compulsive', a label subsequently given to millions of people, as a compromise. — David Adam

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Mind over matter represents the triumph of will over physical hindrance. Our thoughts are our weapon against the world. — David Adam

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People who live with OCD drag a mental sea anchor around. Obsession is a brake, a source of drag, not a badge of creativity, a mark of genius or an inconvenient side effect of some greater function. — David Adam

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If you can't be good, be good at it! — David Adam

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No longer possessed by possessions, we may become open enough to become possessed by God. — David Adam

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Officially, it is no more possible to be a little bit OCD than it is to be a little bit pregnant or a little bit dead. — David Adam

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Reassurance, like offence, is taken not given. — David Adam

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Soils could also be giving up their carbon stores: evidence emerged in 2005 that a vast expanse of western Siberia was undergoing an unprecedented thaw. The region, the largest frozen peat bog in the world, had begun to melt for the first time since it formed 11,000 years ago. Scientists believe the bog could begin to release billions of tonnes of methane locked up in the soils, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The World Meteorological Organisation recently reported the largest annual rise of methane levels in the atmosphere for a decade. — David Adam

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To resist a compulsion with willpower alone is to hold back an avalanche by melting the snow with a candle. It just keeps coming and coming and coming. — David Adam

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Some people with OCD are compelled to pick up pieces of broken glass from the street. They worry that, if they don't, then someone else might cut themselves on the glass. If the person with OCD fails to prevent that happening, they think, well I may as well have walked up to the stranger and deliberately hurt them. So they take — David Adam