31 Quotes About Being Clingy


People are clingy most of them are trying to compensate for lacking something to hold onto in their life. These quotes about being clingy capture the spirit of those trying to make it independently.

“Any man’s measure is determined by what he will do when he is faced with his own deep need. Not how high he may reach but how low he may kneel.”

“Are you a piece of Saran Wrap? No Well then why are you acting so clingy?”

“As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama’s snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.”

“Because introverts are typically good listeners and, at least, have the appearance of calmness, we are attractive to emotionally needy people.”

“Being attached to someone is hard, I mean I don’t want to come across as clingy but at the same time all I wanna do is talk to them.”

“Don’t be so obsessed with stardom that you miss out on success.”

“Every action is a losing, a letting go, a passing away from oneself of some bit of one’s own reality into the existence of others and of the world.”

“Every year, feminists provide more and more evidence for the old charge that women can neither think nor write.”

“Everyone is screwed up, broken, clingy, and scared, even the people who seem to have it more or less together. They are much more like you than you would believe. So try not to compare your insides to their outsides.”

“Feminism has become a catch-all vegetable drawer where bunches of clingy sob sisters can store their moldy neuroses.”

“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated.”

“Girls say they prefer clingy boys, but when they get the opportunity they just take them for granted.”

“Given a choice between keeping my distance & being clingy, I’ll go with being clingy so that there’s no confusion whether I like you or not.”

“Great women scholars like Jane Harrison and Gisela Richter were produced by the intellectual discipline of the masculine classical tradition, not the wishy-washy sentimentalism of clingy, all-forgiving sisterhood, from which no first-rate book has yet emerged.”

“If he’s with you, it’s a given that he finds you attractive. Don’t talk him out of his attraction by highlighting all your flaws and spending your time cutting down other women’s qualities that you are jealous of.”

“I’m independent. If a guy is too clingy or needy, I actually get afraid of hurting him – and I can’t deal with that.”

“It wasn’t as if she’d thought it through or anything, how what a person wanted wasn’t always what they needed, and what a person needed might be the last thing they could ever want.”

“Love should not cause suffocation and death if it is truly love. Don’t bundle someone into an uncomfortable cage just because you want to ensure their safety in your life”

“Many a rich man’s bed is bigger than many a poor woman’s bedroom; his bedroom, her house.”

“My mother said I was a clingy kid until I was about four. I also remember that from the age of eight she and I fought almost every day.”

“Normally, Edward would have found intrusive, clingy behavior of this sort very annoying, but there was something about Sarah Ruth. He wanted to take care of her. He wanted to protect her. He wanted to do more for her.”

“Parents are programmed to want the best for their kids, regardless of what they get in return. That’s what love is supposed to be like, right?”

“That I would be loved even when I numb myself. That I would be good even when I am overwhelmed. That I would be loved even when I was fuming. That I would be good even if I was clingy.”

“This is making me crazy. I hate relying on other people to save me, I hate being clingy, I hate it, and every time you show up, I lean on you.”

“This is particularly true of those who”love too much” and those who tend to lose themselves in their relationships.”

“We are unhappy because we think that love is something we require from someone else.”

“We each make our solo voyages to deep, expansive waters. Alone in our contest with the wider world, we test our mettle and seek our trophies, promotions, compliments, and accolades.”

“When a child is ridiculed, shamed, hurt or ignored when she experiences and expresses a legitimate dependency need, she will later be inclined to attach those same affective tones to her dependency.”

“When all seems hopeless, cross your fingers and stick with the secular prayer.”

“When we give freely, we feel full and complete; when we withhold, we feel small, petty, impotent, and lacking.”

“You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you are in desperate need.”

Dealing with a clingy person can seem overwhelming. Providing them with a feeling of security and independence will help them to draw their focus somewhere else.

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