Bipolar Quotes (115) Spiritual Sayings

===> Bipolar Quotations. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom

Summary: Bipolar is described as, formerly called manic depression, causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities.

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


Now, bipolar disorder, it goes on a spectrum. There's very severe conditions of it and there are milder ones. I'm lucky enough that it's reasonably mild in my case.
~ Stephen Fry


“Except you cannot outrun insanity, anymore than you can outrun your own shadow.”
~ Alyssa Reyans, Letters from a Bipolar Mother


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


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


There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
~ Aristotle


Bipolar indicates that you're not - you don't just experience depression, but the mood swing goes up, and it can go very up.
~ Patty Duke


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


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


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


Manic-depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live. It is an illness that is biological in its origins, yet one that feels psychological in the experience of it, an illness that is unique in conferring advantage and pleasure, yet one that brings in its wake almost unendurable suffering and, not infrequently, suicide.
~ Kay Redfield Jamison


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


We of the craft are all crazy.
~ Lord Byron


Bipolar depression really got my life off track, but today I'm proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love, and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support and treatment they need.
~ Demi Lovato


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


There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help
~ Catherine Zeta-Jones


Manic depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live.
~ Kay Redfield Jamison


I'm not the kind of person who gives up without a fight.
~ Michael Landon


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


Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.
~ Carrie Fisher


I have often asked myself whether, given the choice, I would choose to have manic-depressive illness. If lithium were not available to me, or didn't work for me, the answer would be a simple no... and it would be an answer laced with terror. But lithium does work for me, and therefore I can afford to pose the question. Strangely enough, I think I would choose to have it. It's complicated...
~ Kay Redfield Jamison


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


Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people's reaction to my trying to commit suicide.
~ Emilie Autumn


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


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


I'm kind of effectively bipolar.
~ Emily Blunt


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


It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends.
~ Stephen Fry


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


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


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


So when I was 24, someone suggested to me that I was bipolar, and I thought that was ridiculous. I just thought he was trying to get out of treating me. But he was also responding to the chaotic nature of my life.
~ Carrie Fisher


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


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


Mental illness, of course, is not literally a 'thing' - or physical object - and hence it can 'exist' only in the same sort of way in which other theoretical concepts exist.
~ Thomas Szasz


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


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


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


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


Soon madness has worn you down. It’s easier to do what it says than argue. In this way, it takes over your mind. You no longer know where it ends and you begin. You believe anything it says. You do what it tells you, no matter how extreme or absurd. If it says you’re worthless, you agree. You plead for it to stop. You promise to behave. You are on your knees before it, and it laughs.
~ Marya Hornbacher


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


When you are mad, mad like this, you don't know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else's reality, it's still reality to you.
~ Marya Hornbacher


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


Holding back our thoughts, feelings and behaviors can place people at risk for minor and major diseases.
~ James W. Pennebaker


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


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


The point about manic depression or bipolar disorder, as it's now more commonly called, is that it's about mood swings. So, you have an elevated mood. When people think of manic depression, they only hear the word depression. They think one's a depressive. The point is, one's a manic-depressive.
~ Stephen Fry


As lives go, I'll take the quietly desperate over the radically bipolar.
~ John Green


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


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


When a superior intellect and a psychopathic temperament coalesce in the same individual, we have the best possible condition for the kind of effective genius that gets into the biographical dictionaries.
~ William James


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


In Serbia a lot of people hate me because they want to westernize, not understanding that the western world is bipolar, with very good things and very bad things.
~ Emir Kusturica


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


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

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


There's childhood and early onset bipolar, but it transitions in your early adulthood into something a little bit different, and extremely severe. It was at that time that my impulse control just went out the window. Impulse control when you're manic just disappears.
~ Marya Hornbacher


Now, bipolar disorder, it goes on a spectrum. There's very severe conditions of it and there are milder ones. I'm lucky enough that it's reasonably mild in my case.
~ Stephen Fry


Having waited my entire life to get an award for something, anything...I now get awards all the time for being mentally ill. It’s better than being bad at being insane, right? How tragic would it be to be runner-up for Bipolar Woman of the Year?
~ Carrie Fisher


There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
~ R. D. Laing


When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder the year I turned 50, it was certainly a shock. But as a journalist, knowing a little bit about a lot of things, I didn't suffer the misconception that depression was all in my head or a mark of poor character. I knew it was a disease, and, like all diseases, was treatable.
~ Jane Pauley


Everything in nature is bipolar, or has a positive and a negative pole.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar.
~ Demi Lovato


Blizzards, floods, volcanos, hurricanes, earthquakes: They fascinate because they nakedly reveal that Mother Nature, afflicted with bipolar disorder, is as likely to snuff us as she is to succor us.
~ Dean Koontz


SpongeBob is a good role model as far as imaginary creatures go. He works hard and his emotional highs are very high, he's either giddy or utterly devastating and crying like a lawnsprinkler... SpongeBob is bipolar.
~ Tom Kenny


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


I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I'm not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.
~ Kevin Gates


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


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


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


I get lots of awards for being mentally ill. Apparently, I am better at being mentally ill than almost anything else I've ever done. Seriously - I have a shelf of awards for being bipolar.
~ Carrie Fisher


I have trouble with letting go. That's my problem. Anybody that has extreme highs and extreme lows is bipolar to any psychologist and that's not necessarily the truth.
~ Kevin Gates


Being bipolar and an addict and an alcoholic I have to keep myself very busy. I don't sleep. I am lucky if I get three hours of sleep a night, and so I get up, and my head is full of slamming doors.
~ David Feherty


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


Anybody who's had to contend with mental illness - whether it's depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever - actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they've had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.
~ Kay Redfield Jamison


I'm really quite bipolar, and the depressed times, when everything felt like night, sometimes you get to such a low point that you physically beat at it until it bleeds - as you would say - bleeds till sunshine.
~ David Bowie


I think people don't understand how intimately tied suicide is to mental illness, particularly to depressive illness and bipolar illness.
~ Kay Redfield Jamison


Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It's a product of stress and in my case over-work.
~ Adam Ant


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


I'm really quite bipolar, and the depressed times, when everything felt like night, sometimes you get to such a low point that you physically beat at it until it bleeds - as you would say - bleeds till sunshine. You get to a point where you say, 'I will not take it anymore! I'm gonna do something drastic if I stay this depressed. I've got to break out of there!'
~ Mos Def


I don't want to be caught ... ashamed of anything. And because generally someone who has bipolar doesn't have just bipolar, they have bipolar, and they have a life and a job and a kid and a hat and parents, so its not your overriding identity, it's just something that you have, but not the only thing - even if it's quite a big thing.
~ Carrie Fisher


Society takes what it wants. The artist himself does not count, because there is no actual existence for the work of art. The work of art is always based on the two poles of the onlooker and the maker, and the spark that comes from the bipolar action gives birth to something - like electricity. But the onlooker has the last word, and it is always posterity that makes the masterpiece. The artist should not concern himself with this, because it has nothing to do with him.
~ Marcel Duchamp


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


For almost every character I've played in the 43 years I've been working as a professional actor, I've found parts of myself. We are all bipolar in the tiniest essence of what it is. We are all multiple personalities, in a sense, and to be healthy mentally, I think, learning what those multiple personalities are and inviting them in your life is really important.
~ Sally Field


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


The idea was to focus on the primal drama of parenthood: the way from moment to moment you swing from comforter to tormentor, just as kids simultaneously light up our lives and drive us nuts. I was trying to capture that strange, bipolar quality of parenthood. For all that being a parent is normal statistically, it's not normal psychologically. It produces some of the most extreme emotions you'll ever have.
~ Emma Donoghue


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


Now, why is it that most of us can talk openly about the illnesses of our bodies, but when it comes to our brain and illnesses of the mind we clam up and because we clam up, people with emotional disorders feel ashamed, stigmatized, and don't seek the help that can make the difference.
~ Kirk Douglas


Even bipolar vampires needed sleep from time to time, and he was well past his recommended safe dosage of stress.
~ Rachel Caine


As lives go, I'll take the quietly desperate over the radically bipolar.
~ John Green


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


Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid
~ Heinrich Heine


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


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


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


I have a type of bipolar that swings up and down all day long. There are significant mood swings within a day, within a week, within a month. I go through at least four major episodes a year. That's really the definition of bipolar rapid cycle. But I have ultra-rapid, so I have tiny little episodes all day long.
~ Marya Hornbacher


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


Sometimes I feel the only way I can get a major publisher interested in mental illness is if I find a character who has bipolar disorder and is also a love-sick vampire attending an English school called Hogwarts. But I'm not giving up.
~ Pete Earley


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


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


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