64+ Overthinking Quotes

Famous overthinking quotes help calm your mind, stop living in your head and regaining control of your thoughts.

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Best Overthinking Quotes

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap. Sir Anthony Hopkins

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Thinking too much just brings it back to me, me, me but thanking takes my eyes off myself and my mistakes and puts them on others, on things bigger than myself. I can’t stand here very long without being humbled at how small I am and amazed at how big and beautiful our world is. Elizabeth Musser

Overthinking ruins friendships and relationships. Overthinking creates problems you never had. Don’t overthink, just overflow with good vibes.

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte

Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. Rumi

Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action. Robert Herjavek

The more you overthink the less you will understand. Habeeb Akande

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. George Bernard Shaw

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. Brian Tracy

You can’t change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you’re thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain. Ernesto Bertarelli

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Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff. Robert Eliot

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Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life. Leah Braemel

If you’re stressing over happiness, you’re doing it wrong! Shannon L. Alder

Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn’t even exist in the first place. Jayson Engay

We all know that feeling of being lonely in the whole damn world, despite the number of people around us. We are alone, in our own company. Surrounded by our thoughts and no superpower in the entire universe can help us to get rid of them. We cannot escape them just as we can’t stop our own imagination. We overthink nonstop. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. Ash Gabrieli

Overthinking ruins you. It ruins the situation. And it twists things around. It makes you worry. Plus it just makes everything worst than it actually is. Karen Salmansohn

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything is too easy. If you want to record a song, you can buy Pro Tools and record 400 guitar tracks. That leads to overthinking, which kills any spontaneity and the humanity of the performance. Jack White

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

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Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. Steve Jobs

My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you. Sylvia Plath

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times. Dean Smith

I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it. Jonathan Safran Foer

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill

Overthinking, also, best known as creating problems that are never there. David Sikhosana

Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.

Sometimes we think and worry nonstop. It’s like having a cassette tape continually turning in our minds. When we leave the television set on for a long time, it becomes hot. Our head also gets hot from all our thinking. When we can’t stop, we may be unable to sleep well. Even if we take a sleeping pill, we continue to run, think, and worry in our dreams. The alternative medicine is mindful breathing. If we practice mindful breathing for five minutes, allowing our body to rest, then we stop thinking for that time. We can use words like in and out to help us be aware of our breathing. This is not thinking; these words aren’t concepts. They’re guides for mindfulness of breathing. When we think too much, the quality of our being is reduced. Stopping the thinking, we increase the quality of our being. There’s more peace, relaxation, and rest. Thich Nhat Hanh

You know, it is a little known fact that thinking is entirely overrated. The world would be a much better place if we all did a lot less of it. Laurie Viera Rigler

inspirational overthinking quotes

Dear mind, please stop thinking so much at night. I need sleep.

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. Buddha

This is probably the advantage of being stupid. Stupid people just do. We tend to overthink. If we could eliminate the over and just think, then we could do, too. Only we’d be smarter doers because we’d be thinkers. Sarah Strohmeyer

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, What else could this mean? Shannon L. Alder

Life brings us as many joyful moments as it does downfalls. Let funny inspirational quotes change the way you think about your own life and how you see the world.

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Short Quotes About Overthinking

Remember, absolutely nothing good can come out of overthinking it.

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. John Newton

Stop thinking, and end your problems. Lao Tzu

Thinking has, many a time, made me sad, darling; but doing never did in all my life… My precept is, Do something, my sister, do good if you can; but, at any rate, do something. Elizabeth Gaskell

To think too much is a disease. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. Dalai Lama

When you ve had a life of overthinking, you have the same reaction time and time again. Shyness becomes habitual. When you’re put in an unfamiliar situation, all you want to do is retreat and hide by default. You watch but don’t participate. You listen but don’t respond. You read, but rarely comment. You take a photo, but you rarely post. You write, but you rarely publish. All of this is because your overthinking mind cannot stop thinking about how you will be perceived by the outside world. Joel Annesley

Don’t get too deep, it leads to overthinking, and overthinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place. Jayson Engay

Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions. Satsuki

stop overthinking quotes

When you’ve had a life of overthinking, you have the same reaction time and time again. Shyness becomes habitual. Joel Annesley

The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that we don’t trust. L.J. Vanier

Don’t think. it complicates things. Just feel, and if it feels like home then follow its path. R.M. Drake

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In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

short overthinking quotes

It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. Paulo Coelho

He never complicates a desire by overthinking it, unlike Mirabelle, who spins a cocoon around an idea until it is immobile. Steve Martin

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it, and you’re like, Ah, I shoulda did that! You can’t live life with regrets. Michael B. Jordan

Every time the days morphed into night, my mind spun around like a carousel. What was it about the night that made people overthink everything? Morgan Lee Miller

You only have control over three things in your life, the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take. Jack Canfield

As so often happens in life, he had thought so much and so often of the situation that now confronted him that he was somewhat nervous in its presence. Sherwood Anderson

famous overthinking quotes

Remember, the talking about the thing isn’t the thing. Doing the thing is the thing. Amy Poehler

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the cute. Tina Fey

Trust the still, small voice that says, this might work and I’ll try it. Diane Mariechild

Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you. Unknown

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them Albert Einstein

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You can dwell in your thoughts, or you can stop the loop by taking action. Do something, do anything. A small act puts a pause on your mental spiral.

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. Mark Twain

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A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

Overthinking ruins beautiful things before they even begin.

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Erma Bombeck