35 Quotes About Neediness

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There is a high level of creative and gifted children in the world. Sometimes there are others that leave you feeling left with a burden and constant demand. These quotes about neediness capture the common feelings associated with this type of demand.

“A poor but confident man is as hard to find as a rich but shy man.”

“Acting from the appropriateness of the heart, we are freed from the neediness of the mind.”

“As a child you received messages from your family to keep your mouth shut and remain invisible. You also learned to become invisible in order to protect yourself.”

“educing our desires and eliminating false neediness is the answer to resolving the nagging inner discomfort that we feel.”

“Emotion doesn’t travel in a straight line. Like water, our feelings trickle down through cracks and crevices, seeking out the little pockets of neediness and neglect, the hairline fractures in our character usually hidden from public view.”

“God not only loves me as I am, but also knows me as I am. Because of this I don’t need to apply spiritual cosmetics to make myself presentable to Him. I can accept ownership of my poverty and powerlessness and neediness.”

“Going into our fear and confronting our greed, our weaknesses, our neediness is the way out. And the way out is through the mind, by choosing our thoughts.”

“Here’s what I think: the five most unattractive traits in people are cheapness, clinginess, neediness, unwillingness to change and jealousy. Jealousy is the worst, and by far the hardest to conceal.”

“His version of ‘real’ love isn’t sufficient for me, I don’t think anyone should settle for so little. It wasn’t love – not in the true sense.”

“I always say neediness is the cause of suffering. I’m not the only one who says it. It’s something I adopted and I believe.”

“I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding. No matter how much free day care you throw at women, babies are still time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness.”

“I just really believe people have to get hungry. I think maybe what we need to do, instead of trying to stuff our beliefs down people’s throats, is just pray for them to really be hungry and to see their neediness.”

“If human help fails, God will never forsake thee.”

“If my journey was so easy, I would have missed out on life’s invaluable lessons.”

“If you want to celebrate a happy occasion, Do it by helping those who are in need.”

“I’m just reveling in the glory of not having to hear the neediness and impotence of my own voice.”

“It’s so funny you judge me arrogant after I succeeded.”

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

“My neediness is not a hole to be filled but something beneath the skin scratching to get out.”

“Needy people are like newborns, I have come to realize. One intoxicated night and BAM! You are stuck with this problem.”

“Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of many people to conceal their neediness from others.”

“Some women feel the need to act like they’re never scared, needy or hurt; like they’re as hardened as a man. I think that’s dishonest.”

“That’s what Jamie didn’t understand: it was never just sex. Even the fastest, dirtiest, most impersonal screw was about more than sex. It was about connection.”

“The devil would be powerless if he couldn’t entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.”

“The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.”

“The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them.”

“The voice of our age seems by no means favorable to art, at all events to that kind of art to which my inquiry is directed.”

“Their position was perhaps the happiest of all positions in the social scale, being above the line at which neediness ends, and below the line at which the convenances begin to cramp natural feeling, and the stress of threadbare modishness makes too little of enough.”

“There is no neediness in desire … there is no caretaking in desire. Caretaking is mightily loving, [but] it’s a powerful anti-aphrodisiac.”

“There is no security in a good disposition if the support of good principles–that is to say, of religion, of Christian faith–be wanting.”

“Unknowingly, he prepared me to survive the rest of my days with the way he shielded himself from emotional vulnerabilities that slowly destroy the rest of us.”

“When we give freely, we feel full and complete; when we withhold, we feel small, petty, impotent, and lacking. We are meant to learn this great truth, that giving fulfills us, while withholding and trying to get causes us to feel empty and even more needy.”

“You didn’t help me at all when I was so poor and needy.”

“Your insecurity and neediness is what makes you a big neurotic ball of comedy genius.”

“Your mind shines brightest when you enlighten others; your heart, when you encourage others; your soul, when you elevate others; and your life, when you empower others.”

There are various ways you can deal with the intense demand of a needy person. Taking the first step to change the dynamic of the environment is one place to start.