Bipolar quotes

  • Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
    -- Adam Ant

    #Bipolar #Finals #Needs

  • I think Hell exists on Earth. It's a psychological state, or it can be a physical state. People who have severe mental illness are in Hell. People who have lost a loved one are in Hell. I think there are all kinds of different hells. It's not a place you go to after you die.
    -- Al Franken

    #Thinking #People #Bipolar

  • I don't know that I'm actually bipolar, but I definitely have huge mood swings, and I'm definitely passionate about the way I feel. I'm not really lukewarm one way or the other.
    -- Alicia Witt

    #Swings #Bipolar #Passionate

  • I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place.
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Bipolar #Lines #Want

  • Melancholia is the beginning and a part of mania. The development of a mania is really a worsening of the disease (melancholia) rather than a change into another disease.
    -- Aretaeus of Cappadocia

    #Bipolar #Development #Disease

  • A period of lewdness and shamelessness exists with the highest type of manic delirium.
    -- Aretaeus of Cappadocia

    #Bipolar #Delirium #Type

  • I contemplated suicide. My main concern was that I would not make the New York Times obituary page.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Suicide #New York #Bipolar

  • I learned that I suffered from bipolar II disorder, a less serious variant of bipolar I, which was once known as manic depression. The information was naturally frightening; up to 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and rates may even be higher for those suffering from bipolar II.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Suicide #People #Bipolar

  • Because of my bipolar disorder, I tend to these mixed states, which are depressed but loud and agitated. So I can be terribly irritable. I go to cognitive behavioral therapy in order not to yell at my children.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Children #Order #Bipolar

  • Where would the memoir be without bipolar writers? I mean, that's what - that whole oversharing thing is really a very clear symptom of bipolar disorder. And I'm not saying that every, you know, I'm not accusing every memoirist of being bipolar. But I think in a way it's kind of a gift.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Mean #Thinking #Bipolar

  • I was a violent, bipolar, compulsive liar. I was a real American.
    -- Ben Lerner

    #Real #Liars #Bipolar

  • I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it's called bipolar manic depression. I've got a rich history of that in my family.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Thinking #Guy #Bipolar

  • Mania's premonitory signs are unusual acts of extravagance, manifested by the purchase of houses, and certain expensive and unnecessary articles of furniture.
    -- Benjamin Rush

    #House #Bipolar #Extravagance

  • I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic.
    -- Carrie Fisher

    #Bipolar #Being Free #Three

  • If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Bipolar #Suffering #Needs

  • I'm not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it's completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don't have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Issues #Bipolar #Rooftops

  • The smartest thing I did was to stop going online. I'm the sort of person who will just look for the negative - Michael really can't understand it, but that's just the way I am. And with my bipolar thing, that's poison. So I just stopped. Cold turkey. And it's so liberating.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Turkeys #Bipolar #Negative

  • I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression, but I didn't see the signs in myself. I couldn't ask for help because I didn't know I needed help.
    -- Clara Hughes

    #People #Bipolar #Helping

  • A very common symptom in maniacal conditions is erotic excitement. This varies from mere coquetry, a somewhat extended application of the command "love one another", an undue attention to the opposite sex, and so forth, up to the extreme of salacity, when the mind is wholly occupied by the urgent sexual appetite, and all restraint is abandoned.
    -- Daniel Hack Tuke

    #Sex #Opposites #Bipolar

  • Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.
    -- David Foster Wallace

    #Bipolar #Secret #Way

  • You know, veterans come home and they may not be bipolar, but after they've been through a war with PTSD or a head injury, their families have a handful when they come home.
    -- David O. Russell

    #War #Home #Bipolar

  • Sexual excitability is increased and leads to hasty engagements, marriages by the newspaper, improper love-adventures, conspicuous behavior, fondness for dress, on the other hand to jealousy and matrimonial discord.
    -- Emil Kraepelin

    #Adventure #Hands #Bipolar

  • The patients often try to starve themselves, to hang themselves, to cut their arteries; they beg that they may be burned, buried alive, driven out into the woods and there allowed to die. One of my patients struck his neck so often on the edge of a chisel fixed on the ground that all the soft parts were cut through to the vertebrae.
    -- Emil Kraepelin

    #Cutting #Bipolar #Trying

  • I'm bipolar, but I'm not crazy, and I never was. I'm stark raving sane.
    -- Emilie Autumn

    #Crazy #Bipolar #Starks

  • I'm kind of effectively bipolar.
    -- Emily Blunt

    #Bipolar #Kind

  • Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change.
    -- Eric McCormack

    #Gay #Modern Family #Bipolar

  • If you know people who are suicidal, or if you know people who are bipolar, depressed, have panic attack disorder, just be there for them. They're going through something that's very, very hard.
    -- Eric Millegan

    #Suicidal #People #Bipolar

  • If you have a friend or a family member who's bipolar, or has panic attack disorder, or is depressed, read up on it a little bit so you can get to know where they're coming from.
    -- Eric Millegan

    #Bipolar #Littles #Panic Attacks

  • Mental illness is a very powerful thing. If it is with you it is probably going to be there until the day you die. I am trying so hard to break mine, but it is not easy. It is my toughest fight ever.
    -- Frank Bruno

    #Powerful #Fighting #Bipolar

  • Sometimes when you have bipolar you have days you are grumpy and not feeling yourself.
    -- Frank Bruno

    #Feelings #Bipolar #Sometimes

  • Being both more systematically brutal than chimps and more empathetic than bonobos, we are by far the most bipolar ape. Our societies are never completely peaceful, never completely competitive, never ruled by sheer selfishness, and never perfectly moral.
    -- Frans de Waal

    #Peaceful #Bipolar #Selfishness

  • Evidence is strongly suggesting Bipolar Disorder - previously known as Manic Depression - may be dramatically increasing in modern society.
    -- Gordon Parker

    #Bipolar #May #Modern

  • The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease.
    -- James D. Watson

    #Essence #Bipolar #Disease

  • I know I'm not bipolar or schizophrenic, but this career allows you to explore, to take some facets of yourself and spin it.
    -- Jeff Daniels

    #Careers #Bipolar #Facets

  • It seems like everybody's perception of me is very bipolar. To one group, it's overpaid, overrated; to another group, it's underpaid, underrated, underdog. It's funny to me because there's no real balance.
    -- Jeremy Lin

    #Real #Bipolar #Perception

  • Being born into the Royal Family is like being born into a mental asylum. Marrying into it is not something to be taken lightly.
    -- John Lydon

    #Taken #Bipolar #Asylums

  • Sometimes labeling is only useful, like with OCD. Once you're labeled you can be treated. On other occasions labeling leads to tyranny, like with childhood bipolar disorder in the U.S.
    -- Jon Ronson

    #Childhood #Bipolar #Sometimes

  • What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God.
    -- Kate Millett

    #Mean #Bipolar #Diagnosis

  • I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, I tend to compare my current self with the best I have been, which is when I have been midly manic. When I am my present "normal" self, I am far removed from when I have been my liveliest, most productive, most intense, most outgoing and effervescent. In sort, for myself, I am a hard act to follow.
    -- Kay Redfield Jamison

    #Inspirational #Self #Bipolar

  • When I am high I couldn't worry about money of I tried. So I don't. The money will come from from somewhere; I am entitled; God will provide. Credit cards are disastrous, personal checks worse. Unfortunately, for manics anyway, mania is a natural extension of the economy.
    -- Kay Redfield Jamison

    #Worry #Bipolar #Cards

  • Every seventeen minutes in America, someone commits suicide. Mostly, I have been impressed by how little value our society puts on saving the lives of those who are in such despair as to want to end them. It is a societal illusion that suicide is rare. It is not.
    -- Kay Redfield Jamison

    #Suicide #America #Bipolar

  • I am by temperament an optimist, and I thought from the beginning that there was much to be written about suicide that was strangely heartening.
    -- Kay Redfield Jamison

    #Suicide #Bipolar #Optimist

  • I have had manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder, since I was 18 years old. It is an illness that ensures that those who have it will experience a frightening, chaotic and emotional ride. It is not a gentle or easy disease.
    -- Kay Redfield Jamison

    #Emotional #Years #Bipolar

  • One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don't have prior awareness, you don't have any idea what hit you.
    -- Kay Redfield Jamison

    #Ideas #Bipolar #Awareness

  • Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
    -- Mason Cooley

    #Depression #Courage #Bipolar

  • The Hulk, a being of pure tortured id, bipolar mania unbound, sprung from the subconscious of a repressed, scientist with a dark childhood.
    -- Max Landis

    #Dark #Childhood #Bipolar

  • Seeing movies about mental illness, a lot of falseness has leapt out at me over the years. So I just focused on what I remembered, the real experience of seeing somebody like that. And as an adult, I've had family members who are bipolar, so I've seen it again.
    -- Maya Forbes

    #Real #Years #Bipolar

  • It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
    -- Mike Royko

    #Views #Bipolar #Asylums

  • I've had this problem since I was in my 20s. They don't call it manic depression anymore. They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2?
    -- Ned Beatty

    #Depression #Bipolar #Problem

  • I know that without treatment I would not have never been able to harness my creativity in such a successful way.
    -- Patty Duke

    #Creativity #Successful #Bipolar

  • Women who put on a few pounds after starting lithium sometimes say the cure is worse than the disease. The weight gain shoots them straight into depression.
    -- Patty Duke

    #Bipolar #Weight #Disease

  • Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression.
    -- Peter D. Kramer

    #Suicide #Bipolar #Certificates

  • Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
    -- R. D. Laing

    #Depression #Insanity #Bipolar

  • Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.
    -- Ray Bradbury

    #Insanity #Bipolar #Insane

  • For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet... and hoped that they would go away.
    -- Richard Codey

    #Long #Bipolar #Going Away

  • With someone you like that much, the lows are as low as the highs are high. Does that make sense?' It does. It also makes me sound bipolar.' Love will do that to a person.
    -- Simone Elkeles

    #Bipolar #Doe #Sound

  • Living with bipolar, schizophrenia or any other mental condition takes a recognition that one has a chronic condition that needs managing. The management can be through pharmaceutical intervention, talk therapy, mindfulness programmes, diet and exercise changes, all kinds of things.
    -- Stephen Fry

    #Exercise #Bipolar #Mindfulness

  • The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
    -- Thomas Paine

    #Religious #Religion #Bipolar

  • My doctor says, 'You've got one of the hardest ones to treat because it's not bipolar, it's not up and down, you're always just about a quart low in the mood department,
    -- Trent Reznor

    #Doctors #Bipolar #Mood

  • Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.
    -- Voltaire

    #Depression #Thinking #Bipolar

  • It seems when the madness sets in the mix of wealth and seductiveness, it's never the first generation that acquired the wealth; they had to be quite savvy. That savvy-ness probably meant you were some sort of alpha person. That alpha stuff in the later generations, you still have the intelligence, but it tends to manifest itself in bipolar disorders and inestimable amounts of depression.
    -- Lawrence Douglas

    #Bipolar #Madness #Wealth

  • If I were to peruse a survey of label options, as they exist now, they either sound like a time bomb disorder or manic depression or Bipolar divide or mental illness. How can I find an identity in that? It certainly isn't something I can bring up in conversation, without a reaction of judgement or even fear.
    -- Paul Dalio

    #Judgement #Bipolar #Identity

  • I am a pretty good actor. Most of my friendships are based on the fact that I pretend to be outgoing and funny in social situations, but when I get home, I tend to isolate myself because I am actually somewhat bipolar and introverted.
    -- Reese Roper

    #Home #Bipolar #Actors

  • I am a pretty good actor. Most of my friendships are based on the fact that I pretend to be outgoing and funny in social situations, but when I get home, I tend to isolate myself because I am actually somewhat bipolar and introverted. So it is really hard for me to invest time into a relationship because I get kind of freaked out by the thought of doing something that part of my mind keeps telling me is "unproductive".
    -- Reese Roper

    #Home #Bipolar #Mind

  • There is almost no evidence that diagnoses such as 'schizophrenia' and 'bipolar disorder' correspond to discrete entities ('natural kinds' in the language of philosophy).
    -- Richard Bentall

    #Philosophy #Bipolar #Diagnosis

  • I had developed manic depression [bipolar disorder] ... and the main symptoms the constant voice in the head telling you to kill yourself.
    -- Sinead O'Connor

    #Depression #Voice #Bipolar

  • I have family members that are bipolar. One had a case recently that I witnessed, and it was very, very helpful.
    -- Trai Byers

    #Bipolar #Helpful #Cases

  • If knowledge and wisdom keep the same pace in development, the adept is enabled to grasp all the laws of the microcosm and the microcosm, not only from the point of view of wisdom, but also from the intellectual side, that is, in a bipolar way, to perceive and utilize them for his own development.
    -- Franz Bardon

    #Views #Law #Bipolar

  • The Cold War has ended. It's very simple. We are no longer living in a bipolar world. The chances that we will go to war with Russia are pretty much ended. Mutually Assured Destruction was a doctrine that worked very well for decades as a deterrent, but the world has fundamentally changed.
    -- Valerie Plame

    #War #Simple #Bipolar