70 Paranoid Quotes And Sayings

Looking for quotes about being paranoid? We have rounded up the best collection of paranoid quotes, sayings, captions, messages, jokes,  (with images and pictures, memes) that you might relate to.

Being paranoid means to have a feeling of Paranoia. It is a feeling that you’re being threatened in some way, such as people watching you, criticizing you, or acting against you, even though there’s no proof that it’s true.

In stressful situations, anxiety and often depression you tend to be paranoid and see the negative side of things mostly. It is a feeling of suspicion and mistrust which can consume you in the wrong way. Don’t forget to read our quotes on overthinking to inspire you to get over the habit.

Paranoid Quotes

  1. “Only the paranoid survive.”- Andy Grove

  2. “I’m always paranoid that I annoy people.”

  3. “Paranoia is just total awareness.”- Charles Manson

  4. “Paranoia is reality seen on a finer scale.”- Philo Gant                                                                 
    Paranoia Quotes
    Paranoia Quotes

  5. “In this world only the paranoid survive.”- Dean Koontz

  6. “Not creating delusions is enlightenment.”- Bodhidharma

  7. “Even paranoid people have enemies.”- Henry A. Kissinger

  8. “The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.”- Sigmund Freud

  9. “Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.”                                     
    Paranoid Sayings
    Paranoid Sayings

  10. “Paranoia has a sharper taste if the danger is real.”- Pat Conroy

  11. “Paranoia was always a potential side effect.”- Kimberly Derting

  12. “It’s amazing where the paranoid mind can take you.”- Bill Ayers                                                 
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    Paranoid Quotes Images

  13. “Paranoia is just a heightened sense of awareness.”- John Lennon

  14. “Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.”- Edward Abbey

  15. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Joseph Heller                                                                                                                                                     
    Being Paranoid Quotes
    Being Paranoid Quotes

  16. “Paranoia is just another word for longevity.”- Laurell K. Hamilton

  17. “Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.”- Hunter S. Thompson

  18. “Stop overthinking, you’re only creating problems that aren’t there.”

  19. “The suspicious mind conjures its own demons.”- Hanshiro Tsugomu

  20. “A paranoid is someone who has all the facts.”- William S. Burroughs

  21. “Paranoid means you are aware of 10% of the problem.”- Oran Kangas                               
    Funny Paranoid Quotes
    Funny Paranoid Quotes

  22. “Paranoia is the delusion that your enemies are organized.”- Arthur D. Hlavaty

  23. “Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.”

  24. “If it weren’t for his delusions, many a man would go out of his mind.”- Evan Esar

  25. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.”- Woody Allen

  26. “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.”- William S. Burroughs

  27. “The worm of paranoia begins to eat into even the hardest adversary.”- David Ignatius

  28. “It requires a great deal of inexperience to be beyond the reach of anxiety.”- Evan Esar

  29. “We need to tell the difference between being paranoid and being careful.”- Parry Aftab

  30. “Don’t be a little paranoid; worry about everything, or let it all go.”- James Alan Gardner

  31. “I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.”- Susan Sontag

  32. “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”

  33. “Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”

  34. “Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant – it tends to get worse.”- Molly Ivins

  35. “Paranoia’s the garlic in life’s kitchen, right: you can never have too much.”- Thomas Pynchon

  36. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there isn’t somebody watching.”- Patrick Carman

  37. “I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”- J. D. Salinger

  38. “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”- Andy Grove                                                                                                           
    Only the paranoid survive Quote
    Only the paranoid survive Quote

  39. “Funny, how just when you think life can’t possibly get any worse it suddenly does.”- Douglas Adams

  40. “In some paranoid individuals the signs of change in appearance that occur are subtle.”- Martin Kantor

  41. “Hire paranoids. Even though they have a high false alarm rate, they discover all plots.”- Herman Kahn

  42. “Everything is connected, that makes the world as dangerous as it is beautiful.”- Jason Edward Shiffman

  43. “Anxiety isn’t all bad: at least it gives you something to think about while watching television.”- Evan Esar

  44. “There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.”- Hunter S. Thompson                                                                                                           
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    Paranoid Quotes

  45. “The secret to a happy, successful life of paranoia is to keep careful track of your persecutors.”- Tyrone Hayes

  46. “I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.”- Johnny Depp

  47. “Paranoia plays into all of us. Trust is a terrifying idea of not knowing who we can rely on.”- Eric Christian Olsen

  48. “Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that’s not true.”- Robert Orben

  49. “If you act out of a paranoid fear of something happening, you will always make that thing happen.”- John Green

  50. “Experiences might teach us to be cautious, but never to be paranoid. Paranoia is a limiter of destiny.”- Mr Imbuya

  51. “Being paranoid is accepting that you can see a very small window of a much larger reality.”- Jason Edward Shiffman

  52. “In some paranoid individuals the changes in appearance resemble those found in individuals who are depressed.”

  53. “Paranoid is what people who are trying to take advantage call you in an effort to get you to drop your guard.”- Matt Damon

  54. “A paranoid thinks that sinister forces are out to get him, not realizing that they are out to get everybody.”- Robert Breault

  55. “Thinks this is funny how when you write something in your status people automatically think it’s about them!!! Paranoid!!”

  56. “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  57. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.”

  58. “It is easy to dismiss the world as ‘irrelevant,’ or consumed by ‘paranoid anti-Americanism,’ but perhaps not wise.” – Noam Chomsky

  59. “Some people think this is paranoia, but it isn’t. Paranoids only think everyone is out to get them. Wizards know it.”- Terry Pratchett

  60. “The principal defining features of paranoia are pervasive and unwarranted mistrust and suspiciousness of others.”- Library of Congress

  61. “For paranoia about ‘what other people think’: remember that only some hate, a very few love – and almost all just don’t care.”- Alain De Botton

  62. “Paranoid individuals like individuals who are depressed feel pessimistic due to the belief that they will never have any sort of life.”- Martin Kantor

  63. “People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.” – Shannon L. Alder

  64. “Juggle with each others emotions, snuggle up to quick solutions, all of us are really being paranoid, in this artificial world filled with android.” – Subir

  65. “Depressed paranoid individuals may use what they believe to be positive changes in their appearance to compensate for feeling defective.”- Martin Kantor

  66. “At any moment, there is always something that will take you down, you just have to wait for it, and most importantly watch for it.”- Jason Edward Shiffman

  67. “You’re mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.”- Banksy

  68. “Don’t be afraid of losing a little power in daily associations. People who seek power and knowledge aren’t misers. They aren’t afraid. That is paranoid.”- Frederick Lenz

  69. “Being paranoid and insecure are the best things that can happen to someone, if embraced and controlled. Because that way, you will never be surprised about anything.” – Shikhar Jain

  70. “If for every error and every act of incompetence one can substitute an act of treason, many points of fascinating interpretation are open to the paranoid imagination.”- Richard Hofstadter

  71. “Don’t be so paranoid that you think everything is about you. Because it’s not. If you feel in your heart that you’re totally innocent, nothing else needs to matter. Just keep moving towards your own direction.”

  72. “A paranoid individual’s characteristic problems with appearance, speech, thought, behavior, mood, insight, judgement, and intelligence when taken together trace recognizable pattern called the mental status.”- Martin Kantor

  73. “I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn’t really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you’re trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.”- Alan Alda

  74. “The idea of the paranoid style as a force in politics would have little contemporary relevance or historical value if it were applied only to men with profoundly disturbed minds. It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant.” – Richard Hofstadyer

  75. “Paranoia reduces anxiety and guilt by transferring to the other all the characteristics one does not want to recognize in oneself. It is maintained by selective perception and recall. We only see and acknowledge those negative aspects of the enemy that support the stereotype we have already created.”- Sam Keen

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