47 Quotes About Shutting Down Emotionally


A simple mistake is all it can take to make someone shut down emotionally. From common mistakes to those special circumstances that cause hurt to the other individual, here is a look at some of the best quotes about shutting down emotionally.

“A feeling is no longer the same when it comes the second time. It dies through the awareness of its return. We become tired and weary of our feelings when they come too often and last too long.”

“A writer’s breakthrough is a breakdown with a smile.”

“All reality about me now appeared to be in tatters, taken down and reduced to the civil war of its particles. I held on very, very tight indeed.”

“And I know, knew for sure, with an absolute certainty, that this is rock bottom, this what the worst possible thing feels like. It is not some grand, wretched emotional breakdown.”

“Be ready to defend yourself as I’m coming out of the shelf.”

“Beneath Jamie’s attempt to live a rational life where all was clearly marked and set in order, there was a wellspring of eccentric behaviour waiting to be tapped, which Jamie seemed instinctively at pains to keep from spilling over.”

“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”

“Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest.”

“Everybody has a home team: It’s the people you call when you get a flat tire or when something terrible happens. It’s the people who, near or far, know everything that’s wrong with you and love you anyways.”

“I admit to being prone to deep thinking, which – given that I’m emerging from dark times – can take me to some very sombre or profound places.”

“I am an extremely sincere individual. I am sincere, to a fault. One of the many things that I have come to realize, to learn, is that sincerity must be reserved and given only to those who deserve it.”

“I couldn’t avoid my reflection in the large mirrored wall that sat over the vanity area… I had grey smudges of mascara streaked down my face.”

“I don’t like hope very much. In fact, I hate it. It’s the crystal meth of emotions. It hooks you fast and kills you hard. It’s bad news. The worst. It’s sharp sticks and cherry bombs.”

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”

“I feel too much. That’s what’s going on.’ ‘Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel in the wrong ways?’ ‘My insides don’t match up with my outsides.'”

“I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.'”

“I needed some space to lay myself out, so that I could decide which pieces I wanted to pick up.”

“I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.”

“I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid.”

“I went whale-watching, and I was really looking forward to that, but when you see it on TV and you see other programs do it, you’re seeing close-ups of these massive creatures, and the music that’s added gives you a certain feeling.”

“If you think that your partner has been cheating, then take a look at their will. If a past lover is in there, then it is probable that some form of infidelity has occurred.”

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.”

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love.”

“Instead of heading for a big mental breakdown, I decided to have a small breakdown every Tuesday evening.”

“It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.”

“It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.”

“It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage.”

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.”

“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.”

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.”

“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

“Sentimental outbreaks are like liquorice; when first you suck it, it’s not bad, but afterwards it leaves a very nasty taste in the mouth.”

“She grabbed all her clothes from her wardrobe and flung them across the room, screaming her head off until she finally felt sane again. Perhaps tomorrow she would buy those cats.”

“Something as straightforward as a difference could lead to something as complex as a breakdown.”

“That was one other time when my whole body reacted to the fear and went out of my own control. My nerves came apart completely, and I started vomiting and vomiting.”

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…”

“The ever-increasing weight of responsibilities that enmeshes our lives keeps us locked into the system. We become the pulse that keeps the beast alive, but the cost is our own lives.”

“The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.”

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”

“There is an emotional promiscuity we’ve noticed among many good young men and women. The young man understands something of the journey of the heart.”

“When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages – a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the covers.”

“Whoever perceives that robots and artificial intelligence are merely here to serve humanity, think again.”

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to.”

“You are constantly told in depression that your judgment is compromised, but a part of depression is that it touches cognition.”

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”

There are many reasons why someone may become emotionally shut down. Fear is one of the main ones.

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