Dysfunction quotes

  • I think as a child you know when it's time for your parents to split. You realise they love each other, but they're not in love with each other. And I think as a child it's much better for your parents to split than for them to stay and have dysfunction within the family.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Children #Thinking #Dysfunction

  • Bengalis love to celebrate their language, their culture, their politics, their fierce attachment to a city that has been famously dying for more than a century. They resent with equal ferocity the reflex stereotyping that labels any civic dysfunction anywhere in the world 'another Calcutta.'
    -- Bharati Mukherjee

    #Attachment #Cities #Dysfunction

  • A number of holistic and complementary medical doctors in the US, from general practitioners to psychiatrists, are using maca with a variety of patients. Both men and women report a significant boost in libido. And a number of men who have suffered from erectile dysfunction have improved, as a result of taking maca.
    -- Chris Kilham

    #Men #Dysfunction #Doctors

  • There's something in the Zeitgeist now. A lot of [film] scripts I get have these very dark themes, a cornucopia of dysfunction. You know, Jane is a 13-year-old anorexic who lives with her parents and has been raped by her father. And this is a comedy.
    -- Christine Vachon

    #Father #Dark #Dysfunction

  • It's hard not to get down on the government when you see dysfunction play out on our TVs every day. Frankly, sometimes at every level of government.
    -- Chuck Todd

    #Government #Play #Dysfunction

  • Memory is not particularly linear - it is associative, repetitive, subjective and porous. But the writer needs to convey disorder and dysfunction without making the novel itself disorderly or dysfunctional.
    -- Dana Spiotta

    #Memories #Dysfunction #Needs

  • In the old days, words like sin and Satan had a moral certitude. Today, they're replaced with self-help jargon, words like dysfunction and antisocial behavior, discouraging any responsibility for one's actions..
    -- Don Henley

    #Responsibility #Self #Dysfunction

  • There was plenty of dysfunction in my family and I went to Catholic School with these psychotic nuns. I would always try to be funny to lighten the mood.
    -- Downtown Julie Brown

    #School #Dysfunction #Catholic

  • The egoic madness, or dysfunction, becomes enormously amplified by the science and technology we all have developed.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Technology #Dysfunction #Madness

  • People can't live with themselves much longer. The planet cannot live with humans much longer! We have the weaponry, destruction of the planet, pollution, destruction of forests, countless manifestations of humans using their intelligence in the service of the dysfunction, the madness. It's a strange juxtaposition. Humans are intelligent, but if you look at history or even watch TV, they're also incredibly stupid.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Stupid #Intelligent #Dysfunction

  • When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. The mind itself is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek your self in it and mistake it for who you are.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Mistake #Self #Dysfunction

  • If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Creating #Dysfunction #Evil

  • The unchecked striving for more, for endless growth, is a dysfunction and a disease. It is the same dysfunction the cancerous cell manifests, whose only goal is to multiply itself, unaware that it is bringing about its own destruction by destroying the organism of which it is a part.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Cells #Dysfunction #Goal

  • We all have family dysfunction. It's why we're successful, to fill that hole.
    -- Eli Attie

    #Successful #Dysfunction #Holes

  • One of the things I learned is that you've got to deal with the underlying social problems if you want to have an impact on crime - that it's not a coincidence that you see the greatest amount of violent crime where you see the greatest amount of social dysfunction.
    -- Eric Holder

    #Dysfunction #Impact #Want

  • I'm surprised that I've survived my own dysfunction, really.
    -- George Michael


  • Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
    -- James Hillman

    #Depression #Dysfunction #Cold

  • I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make.
    -- Janice Dickinson

    #Queens #Mistake #Dysfunction

  • An obsessive attention to the news, I've realized, only serves to paint a picture of the world as a throbbing blob of dysfunction, most news falling somewhere on a scale from disappointing to calamitous.
    -- Josh Radnor

    #Fall #Dysfunction #Attention

  • I am actually in poor health due to chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, and my ability to work is greatly diminished right now, so I have to get better before I can start another big project
    -- Laura Hillenbrand

    #Dysfunction #Get Better #Poor

  • There is so much chaos and dysfunction going on with the federal government that Dallas can't wait any longer for federal help.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Government #Dysfunction #Waiting

  • Dysfunction is a true reaction to untruth.
    -- Lemn Sissay

    #Dysfunction #Reactions #Untruth

  • Instead, we have found ourselves gasping for air in a sea of corruption, dysfunction, environmental degradation, waste, disenchantment and inequality—and the harder we compete, the more unequal we become.
    -- Margaret Heffernan

    #Air #Sea #Dysfunction

  • I believe that everybody comes from pain and a certain amount of dysfunction.
    -- Mariel Hemingway

    #Pain #Believe #Dysfunction

  • Religion was no cure for dysfunction.
    -- Marjorie M. Liu

    #Dysfunction #Cures

  • "What is normal?" really becomes the question. What is normal, and how are we fooled into thinking it's something other than what we're doing at any given time. Every family has either a drug addict or an alcoholic or some sort of dysfunction that the family is dealing with. And I think the grace of this family is that they actually could be that far out there but also be forgiving, and be really human, and be human in front of each other without much shame.
    -- Mark Ruffalo

    #Thinking #Dysfunction #Drug

  • After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.
    -- Marshall Goldsmith

    #Years #Dysfunction #People

  • Government by three men in a room has turned New York State into a national symbol of governmental dysfunction. Enough is enough!
    -- Michael Bloomberg

    #New York #Men #Dysfunction

  • Did I end up finding a little blue pill to cure America's electoral dysfunction? Unfortunately, it's not that simple.
    -- Mo Rocca

    #Simple #Blue #Dysfunction

  • Trust is the foundation of real teamwork. And so the first dysfunction is a failure on the part of team members to understand and open up to one another. And if that sounds touchy-feely, let me explain, because there is nothing soft about it. It is an absolutely critical part of building a team. In fact, it’s probably the most critical.
    -- Patrick Lencioni

    #Teamwork #Real #Dysfunction

  • I felt it [Shakespeare's Coriolanus] is sort of an examination of our dysfunction as a nationalistic, tribal entities. I think the world is rocking and cracking open in weird and worrying places. And I think Coriolanus, the play, reflected that.
    -- Ralph Fiennes

    #Thinking #Play #Dysfunction

  • Pick a dysfunction and it's a family problem.
    -- Robert Downey, Jr.

    #Dysfunction #Family Problems #Problem

  • Anger and depression are not diseases or dysfunctions or anomalies; they are perfectly rational responses to the myriad avoidable disappointments that begin in a thoroughly irrational hope.
    -- Shalom Auslander

    #Disappointment #Dysfunction #Anomalies

  • Can true function arise from basic dysfunction?
    -- Ursula K. Le Guin

    #Dysfunction #Arise #Function

  • If your decision-making is improved on the ground, certainly you'll be less likely to make the kind of errors that will linger with you the rest of your life and lead to regret, remorse, and a whole cascade of psychological dysfunction.
    -- Amishi Jha

    #Regret #Errors #Dysfunction

  • Bob Dole is going to be appearing in a Pepsi commercial with Britney Spears. Yeah, apparently Dole says that if this doesn't cure his erectile dysfunction, nothing will.
    -- Conan O'Brien

    #Dysfunction #Pepsi #Bob

  • Savant syndrome, characteristically, consists of left hemisphere dysfunction coupled with right hemisphere emergence, and what you see in the savant are basically right brain skills.
    -- Darold Treffert

    #Skills #Dysfunction #Brain

  • We have to be careful that we don't keep multiplying disorders and diluting them. I think there is a difference. People talk about Asperger's as high-functioning autism, which I think it is. But it does have some of its own characteristics, like the preservation of language, particularly, which may be right brain dysfunction instead of left brain dysfunction, and we lose something in that, as things lose their specificity, and we keep diluting things. I'm not sure that's helpful.
    -- Darold Treffert

    #Thinking #Differences #Dysfunction

  • I've not met one person, even if they are not creative, who isn't dysfunctional. I guess artists are just a bit more aware of their dysfunction because it serves a purpose.
    -- Karen Elson

    #Artist #Dysfunction #Creative

  • , I have a friend living as a woman. But she's almost too "normal," to be quite frank. I'm not relying on her, because "The Jerry Springer Show" has such huge characters. I'm trying to come up with a little more dysfunction than that.
    -- Max von Essen

    #Character #Dysfunction #Trying

  • Without a body and without time, I wasn't disturbed by my ego or by the function or dysfunction of my brain and memory. And during my pure perception within the source, I had no opinion either. I didn't even have an 'I.' An opinion is tied to the ego, and the ego to the body. Without any of this, there was only objective consciousness.
    -- Pim van Lommel

    #Inspirational #Memories #Dysfunction

  • So much of great American drama has been about a certain kind of dysfunctional family, and maybe my interests are in the kind of strange dysfunction that exists even among deeply functional families.
    -- Stephen Karam

    #Drama #Dysfunction #Strange

  • I had my dysfunctions, but music gave me peace and joy. I never felt in tune with the world. My parents always saw me as an artist, and that greatly influenced me. My art was my autonomy.
    -- Meredith Brooks

    #Art #Dysfunction #Joy

  • In general, I'm careful when I'm dealing with subjects of deep cultural importance and write with abandon when I'm dealing with issues of personal dysfunction.
    -- Eden Robinson

    #Writing #Dysfunction #Issues

  • Marriage is designed to pull dysfunction to the surface of our lives, set it on fire and help us grow.
    -- Tyler Ward

    #Fire #Dysfunction #Helping

  • Could we chose to amend the rules of the game to create a society that values people over profits, life over pollution, mutual care over guns and prisons, vision over dysfunction?
    -- Vicki Robin

    #Gun #Games #Dysfunction

  • I totally bristle against words like "dysfunction" or "abuse."
    -- Justin Torres

    #Dysfunction #Abuse