90 Overthinking Quotes To Help Calm Your Mind

Looking for quotes about overthinking? We have rounded up the best collection of overthinking quotes, sayings, captions, statuses, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to not dwell in the same thoughts repeatedly.

Overthinking can be a destructive habit that affects people’s mental health and well-being. It’s when we ruminate on a thought or situation for an excessive amount of time, often leading to feelings of anxiety, stress, and decreased happiness.

Overthinking can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, lack of control, and a need for perfectionism.

Let’s get over this overthinking game. Overthinking can drive you insane sometimes. Making things seem much worse than they actually are. Late-night thoughts can rob you of your peaceful sleep and make you anxious.

A prolonged habit of overthinking can be caused by — and can contribute to — depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. So you should always try to calm your mind, and stop overthinking.

Also See: Can’t Sleep Quotes

Learning to take time to calm your mind, instead of distracting it, can allow you to have more mental clarity, and focus, and give up the habit of overthinking and put an end to your negative thoughts.

Overthinking quotes are a powerful tool to help people recognize and address the negative impact that overthinking can have on their lives.

For example, a quote like “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength” by Corrie Ten Boom highlights the futility of overthinking and encourages individuals to focus on the present moment.

These quotes can provide encouragement and guidance, reminding us to let go of our negative thoughts, focus on the present moment, and find peace in the face of stress and uncertainty.

Also check out our post on overwhelmed quotes and frustration quotes which will inspire you to have more mental clarity, and focus, and help you control your thoughts.

Famous Overthinking Quotes & Sayings 

  1. “Overthinking ruins you.”                                                                                                                       
    Short Overthinking Quote
    Short Overthinking Quote

  2. “Less thinking, more living.” ― S.R. Crawford

  3. “A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”

  4. “Overthinking keeps you busy but takes you nowhere.”                                                                                           
    Overthinking Sayings
    Overthinking Sayings

  5. “Sometimes the worst place to be is in your own head.”                                                                                               
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    thinking too much quotes

  6. “Sleeping is so hard when you can’t stop thinking.”                                                                                     
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    overthinking quotes

  7. “Stop overthinking. Whatever happens, happens.”                                                                                   
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    quotes about overthinking

  8. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”

  9. “Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness.”                                                                                             
    Overthinking Pictures
    Overthinking Pictures

  10. “Stop thinking, and end your problems.” – Lao Tzu                                                                                         
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    stop overthinking quotes

  11. “Stop overthinking. You can do it.” ― Avina Celeste

  12. “Overthinking. A powerful drug of mentality.” ― A.M.L.

  13. “To think too much is a disease.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky                                                                           
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    Overthinking Pics

  14. “Don’t ruin a new day by thinking about yesterday. Let it go.”

  15. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe” – Mark Twain

  16. “Live in the real world, not in the world of constant thinking.”                                                           
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    quotes overthinking

  17. “Stop overthinking. You can’t control everything, just let it be.”

  18. “Worry is the interest paid in advance on a debt you may never owe.”

  19. “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” — Clement Stone

  20. “Trust the overthinker who tells you they love you. They have, most assuredly, thought of every reason not to.” —LK Pilgrim                                                                       
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    Overthinking Girl Quotes

  21. Worrying is a form of betting against yourself. – Karen Salmansohn

  22. “Overthinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.”                                                   
    Overthinking Quotes Images
    Overthinking Quotes Images

  23. Things won’t get better unless you think better. – Karen Salmansohn

  24. “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.” – William R. Inge

  25. “Too much thinking leads to paralysis by analysis.” ― Robert Herjavec                                       
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    over thinking quotes

  26. “Don’t keep things bottled up. It’s not good for you.” ― Kody Keplinger

  27. “The more you overthink the less you will understand.” ― Habeeb Akande

  28. “Your addiction to thinking will come back to haunt you.” ― Natsume Sōseki

  29. Today I read something that said; “Someone who overthinks is also someone who over loves” and I felt that.                                                                                                                       
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    Overthinking Love Quotes

  30. “Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.”

  31. “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” – Buddha

  32. “There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts.”                                                                                                                                                     
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    overthinking quotes

  33. “Stop overthinking, put more energy on what you really want to do.” ― Amit Ray

  34. “Do not overthink it. Breathe and have faith that all will work out for the very best.”

  35. “Don’t overthink yourself out of something good!” ― Akosua Dardaine Edwards                                                                                                                                                   
    Overthinking Images
    Overthinking Images

  36. “A crowded mind leaves no space for a peaceful heart.” ― Christine Evangelou                                                                                                                                                           
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    overthinking wallpaper

  37. “You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.”

  38. “No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.”

  39. “Worrying is blurrying. It stops you from seeing clearly.” – Karen Salmansohn

  40. “While you were overthinking, you missed everything worth feeling.” ― Nitya Prakash

  41. “Action should follow thoughts. If you just get stuck in your thoughts you arrive nowhere.”

  42. “I’m tired of being inside my head. I want to live out here, with you.” — Colleen McCarty

  43. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” –Bruce Lee

  44. “Don’t use your energy on worry. Use it to believe and find a way.” – Karen Salmansohn

  45. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”                                                                                                                                                               

    Positive Overthinking Quotes
    Positive Overthinking Quotes

Funny Overthinking Quotes

Overthinking can at times magnify a problem and make you panic and anxiety. There are times at late night when your mind thinks about something for too long. The feeling is energy-draining and kills your happiness.

These sarcastic, funny, and humorous quotes on overthinking will help you take the message on a lighter note. The worries of the future and the regrets of the past can ruin relationships, work, and happiness.

  1. Talent: Overthinking                                                                                                                                         
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    Funny Overthinking Memes

  2. “Overthinking is my worst enemy.”

  3. “I even overthink my overthinking.”                                                                                                 
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    Overthinking quotes funny

  4. “Those who overthink overlove.”- Unknown

  5. “Hold on, I’ve got to overthink about it.” – Unknown

  6. “Why overthink when you can overdrink.” – Unknown                                                                                                         
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    Sarcastic Quotes Overthinking

  7. “RIP to all the hours of sleep I’ve lost to overthinking.”                                                                 
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    Funny Overthinking Jokes

  8. “If overthinking situations burned calories, I’d be dead.”                                                           
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    Overthinking Quotes Wallpaper

  9. “If overthinking was a sport, I would be a world champion.”                                                                     
    Funny Overthinking Quotes
    Funny Overthinking Quotes

  10. “Overthinking: The art of creating problems that weren’t even there.”                                                 
    Famous Overthinking Quotes
    Famous Overthinking Quotes

  11. “Dear mind, please stop thinking so much at night. I need sleep.”                                                                         
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    Overthinking Captions For Instagram

  12. “My hobbies include overthinking everything and winning fake arguments in my head.”                                                                                                                                                       
    Quotes On Overthinking
    Quotes On Overthinking

  13. I was having a pretty decent day, until I thought of something I said when I was 15.                                                                                                                                                                 

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    Overthinking Kills

Best Quotes About Overthinking

It’s human nature to think things through when evaluating a situation or making a decision. But the same becomes overthinking when you can’t get out of your own head.

It happens to all of us at some point in our lives, when we all overthink due to worry or stress. Overthinking can make you paranoid, negative and pessimistic too.

Also See: Positive Mindset Quotes

But with time you have to stop overthinking and calm down to help yourself. With meditation, and a positive mindset you will be able to less over-analyze things and people.

  1. “Overthinking, also, best known as creating problems that are never there” – David Sikhosana

  2. “Dwelling on worries and on things that might happen is like tying yourself with chains.”

  3. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.” – Dean Smith

  4. “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” – Randy Armstrong

  5. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot                                                                                                                             
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    Overthinking Quotes Pictures

  6. “Don’t think. It complicates things. Just feel, and if it feels like home, then follow its path.” — R.M. Drake

  7. “To end hunger of overthinking, you need to eat positive attitude and happiness.” ― Genereux Philip

  8. “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”

  9. “Overthinking evaporates when you feel connected with your body, mind, breath and the soul.” ― Amit Ray

  10. “The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.” –Shannon L. Alder

  11. “Always make sure your optimistic thoughts wildly out number your fears and regrets.” – Karen Salmansohn

  12. “When you stop overthinking, you free yourself from worries, anxieties and stress, and enjoy inner peace.”                                                                                                                         
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    Don’t Overthink Quotes

  13. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

  14. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

  15. “Overthinking is a dream-killer. Sometimes you can drown yourself in your own thoughts.” – Steve Maraboli

  16. “Ask yourself, who is the boss of your mind, you, or the unimportant thoughts that you are unable to shake off.”

  17.  “Dwelling and worrying on problems and difficulties does not solve them. Planning and taking action is the solution.”

  18. “Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.” — Rumi

  19. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  20. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute” ― Tina Fey

  21. “Thinking the same thought over and again leads nowhere. It is like moving in a circle, instead of going forward.”

  22. Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. — John Collins

  23. “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” – Paulo Coelho

  24. “Overthinking arises when you are disconnected – disconnected from the body, mind, soul, society, and nature.”- Amit Ray

  25. “The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.” – Will Durant

  26. ”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” – George Bernard Shaw

  27. “I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

  28. “My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yozrself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.” – Sylvia Plath

  29. “Don’t get too deep, it leads to overthinking, and overthinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place.” -Jayson Engay

  30. ”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy

Stop Overthinking Quotes To Help You

Overthinking is common, but you can always take steps to deal with it. All you need to do is to try to convert your negative feelings and thoughts into positive, pleasant ones.

Overthinking is caused by anxiety or regrets of the past or fear of the future. You tend to over-analyze and overestimate situations. So stop overthinking today!

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Thinking too much is mentally exhausting and can drain your energy. These deep meaningful overthinking quotes will help you relax and break the loop of overthinking.

  1. “The sharpest minds often ruin their lives by overthinking the next step, while the dull win the race with eyes closed.”- Bethany Brookbank

  2. “Letting worries take control of your mind is like letting someone who does not know to drive to sit behind the driving wheel of your car.”

  3. “The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that we don’t trust.” – L.J. Vanier

  4. “Often, people know what to do, but instead, they keep weighing the pros and cons instead of taking action, until they get tired and frustrated.”

  5. “Overthinking arises when you unconsciously provoke negative emotions and thoughts and avoid positive emotions and thoughts.” ― Amit Ray

  6. “Overthinking ruins friendships and relationships. Overthinking creates problems you never had. Don’t overthink, just overflow with good vibes. “

  7. “Too often, people overthink about simple and minor matters that don’t require more than a few seconds of thinking. They just are not able to stop.”

  8. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” – Shannon L. Alder

  9. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” – Eckhart Tolle

  10. “Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss.” – Anthony Liccione

  11. “Overthinking makes you dwell in the past and immerse yourself in worries and fears, instead of living in the present and acting in the present.”

  12. “Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions.” – Satsuki

  13. “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.” — Dale Carnegie

  14. “Overthinking will not empower you over things that are beyond your control. So, let it be if it is meant to be and cherish the moment.” ― Mahsati A

  15. “Sometimes you gotta stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out. Maybe not how you planned. But how they were meant to be.”

  16. “Stop worrying about what tomorrow may bring. Focus on what you can control. Stay positive. Enjoy today. Expect good things to come”.— Karen Salmansohn

  17. “You know, it is a little known fact that thinking is entirely overrated. The world would be a much better place if we all did a lot less of it.” -Laurie Viera Rigler

  18. “I have realized sometimes I do better working under a crazy schedule. It gives me less time to overthink things and forces me to be present.” – Torrey DeVitto

  19. “Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.” -Robert Herjavek

  20. “Stop thinking that there is a hidden meaning in everything people say. Most of the time people just say things without any hidden intention or desire to hurt you.”

  21. “Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life.”- Leah Braemel

  22. “Overthinking uses energy and leads to activity with no action. That is one particular problem many will face. Questology is the answer to cure this cancer.” ― Thomas Vato

  23. “Thinking too much prevents you from taking action. It consumes your energy, disables your ability to make decisions, and puts you on a loop of thinking over and again.”

  24. “Don’t overanalyze what you see. I have a feeling that you’re over-thinking things. Give it some time, and the pieces of this puzzle might come together.” ― Jessica Park

  25. “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” — Ray Bradbury

  26. “Over-thinking ruins you. It ruins the situation. And it twists things around. It makes you worry. Plus it just makes everything worst than it actually is.” – Karen Salmansohn

  27. “Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not other, it is your own mind.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  28. “Sometimes, you overthink things so much that you ruin something before it even begins, then you beat yourself up, replaying everything to your friends and in your mind.”- Kirsten Corley

  29. Thinking has, many a time, made me sad, darling; but doing never did in all my life… My precept is, “Do something, my sister, do good if you can; but, at any rate, do something”. –Elizabeth Gaskell

  30. “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

  31. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

  32. “We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.” – Anthony Hopkins

  33. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”— the Dalai Lama


Overthinking quotes can also provide a different perspective on the situation, helping individuals to reframe their thoughts and gain a new understanding of the situation.

For example, a quote like “The best way to predict the future is to create it” by Abraham Lincoln reminds us that we have the power to shape our own lives and that overthinking is not a productive use of our time and energy.

In conclusion, overthinking quotes can be a valuable tool for individuals struggling with overthinking.

By providing inspiration, encouragement, and a new perspective, these quotes can help us to break free from the cycle of overthinking and find peace in the present moment.

Practicing techniques like deep breathing, meditation and self-compassion will you relieve the stress of overthinking.

We are sharing some wise and encouraging words by some of the most famous authors, celebrities, and leaders which are inspirational and relatable too.

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