57+ Best Paranoid Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Paranoid is an adjective used to describe someone who has the mental disorder paranoia, which is characterized by delusions and feelings of extreme distrust, suspicion, and being targeted by others. Inspirational paranoid quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Paranoid Quotes

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 Hofstadter

Paranoia is just another word for ignorance. – Hunter S. Thompson

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

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. – Unknown

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

The worm of paranoia begins to eat into even the hardest adversary. – David Ignatius

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

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. – Andy Grove

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

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. – Kurt Cobain

Paranoia is just a heightened sense of awareness. – John Lennon

The paranoid is never entirely mistaken. – Sigmund Freud

A paranoid thinks that sinister forces are out to get him, not realizing that they are out to get everybody. – Robert Breault

Paranoia is the delusion that your enemies are organized. – Arthur D. Hlavaty

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on. – William S. Burroughs

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them. – Susan Sontag

Paranoia is just another word for longevity. – Laurell K. Hamilton

Paranoia is reality seen on a finer scale. – Philo Gant

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

Paranoia was always a potential side effect. – Kimberly Derting

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J. D. Salinger

It’s amazing where the paranoid mind can take you. – Bill Ayers

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there isn’t somebody watching. – Patrick Carman

A paranoid is someone who has all the facts. – William S. Burroughs

Even paranoid people have enemies. – Henry A. Kissinger

In this world only the paranoid survive. – Dean Koontz

Sometimes paranoia’s just having all the facts. – William S. Burroughs

If you’re paranoid long enough, sooner or later you’re gonna be right. – Kinky Friedman

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

Only the paranoid survive. – Andy Grove

There is no such thing as paranoia. No. Not in the 21st century. Paranoia is just another word for ignorance. – Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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

We need to tell the difference between being paranoid and being careful. – Parry Aftab

Paranoia has a sharper taste if the danger is real. – Pat Conroy

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

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

There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. – Hunter S. Thompson

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

The secret to a happy, successful life of paranoia is to keep careful track of your persecutors. – Tyrone Hayes

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. – Margaret Atwood

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

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

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

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. – Woody Allen

Even a paranoid clock is being followed twice a day. – Dan Wells

Life,” said Marvin dolefully, “loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it. – Douglas Adams

There is no literature and art without paranoia. Probably there would be even civilization. Paranoia is the world. It is the attempt to make sense of what has not. – Thomas Pynchon

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

Paranoia. The more you think of an imaginary problem, the more you feel as though it’s real — – Simona Panova

Paranoid means you are aware of 10% of the problem. – Oran Kangas

Life! Don’t talk to me about life! – Douglas Adams

I suppose there must be some way in which I’m compelled to show some side of myself – or of people – that’s paranoid and fraught and beleaguered and downtrodden, just as Tom Cruise wants to show that he’s terrifyingly upbeat and terrifyingly heroic all the time. – Paul Giamatti

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

Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then. – Philip K. Dick

The suspicious mind conjures its own demons. – Hanshiro Tsugomu

Maybe the life I think I’m living is a paranoid delusion…Sanity is a valuable possession; I hoard it the way people once hoarded money. I save it, so I will have enough, when the time comes. – Margaret Atwood

Total paranoia is just total awareness. – Charles Manson

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