There’s a lot to be said about numbness. Time seems to be speeding up. You eat less, and because numbness encourages lethargy, you do fewer things, for better or for worse, and the world is probably a better place as a result. The following numb quotes are collected from different sources, and some might look lengthy, but the idea behind all this is to give you a deep dive into numbness.
20 Numb quotes
My heart hurts, and I’m in a drowsy, numb state.
Perhaps you can’t do anything about your numbness. It’s the result of what the rest of the world has done to you. But your coldness. That is what you do to the world.
And he recalled thinking at the time that if she died, he would be certain not to cry. Because it would be the dying face of an unknown, a street face, a newspaper image, and it was suddenly so very wrong that he started crying, not at death but at the prospect of not crying at death, a silly empty man near a silly empty woman.
He’d been numb for months, if not years. He spent all of his nights down Ninsei, all of his nights with Linda, numb in bed and numb in the cold sweating heart of every drug trade. But now he’d discovered this warm thing, this murder chip. Some part of him said, “Meat. ” Ignore what the flesh is saying. – numb quotes
When your body has had enough, it shuts down and goes its own way within, waiting for a better time, leaving you numb and half-alive.
I am insignificant. I feel like I’ve been tossed into the ocean at night and am floating about aimlessly. I extend my hand, but no one is there. I yell, but no one responds. I have no ties to anyone or anything.
As hollow and empty as the gaps between stars, I was.
The emptiness inside her was hers alone till the very end.
Numbness is always preferable than pain.
I get the weird sensation that I am no longer myself. It’s difficult to describe, but it’s as if I was fast asleep and someone walked in, disassembled me, then rapidly reassembled me. That kind of thing. – numb quotes
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I am afflicted by life and other people. I’m unable to look reality in the eyes. Even the sun depresses and discourages me. Only when I’m alone at night, withdrawn, forgotten, and lost, with no connection to anything real or useful, can I find myself and feel safe.
I want to be concerned, but I’m not. When I look at you, all I see is exhaustion. As I go through the halls of school, all I want to do is get out. I don’t know why I’m here when I wake up in the morning. I have the impression that I am not who I claim to be.
There is a level of pain that is so profound that it no longer resembles grief at all. The agony becomes so intense that the body loses its ability to feel it. Grief cauterizes itself, scars over, and prevents feelings from being inflated. This kind of numbing is a form of mercy.
I’m a reincarnation of someone I used to be. I’m never where I think I’m supposed to be, and if I look for myself, I’m not sure who’s looking for me. I’m numb because I’m bored with everything. I feel as if my soul has been exiled. – numb quotes
I lay crying and began to feel again, to acknowledge that I was human, fragile, and sensitive. I began to recall how things had been in the past; how there had been that seed of joyful creativity. Character determines fate, and darn, I’d best work on mine. I’d been retreating into numbness because it’s so much safer not to feel, not to let the world touch you.
There’s a kind of disbelief that settles in and takes control, and you just go through the motions. You do what you’re meant to do, but you’re not actually present.
What causes you to be so depleted? Who is it that takes it from you?
If I had to pick between experiencing pain and experiencing nothing, I would choose agony.
I, too, wished to turn everything off. I just clicked a button to turn off the computer. Turn off my heart, mind, and body, and just lie there, mindless, like a dormant tree in the winter, waiting for spring to return. – numb quotes
Winning intoxicates you and makes you oblivious to other people’s misery.