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Quote Left If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows. Quote Right
Quote Left It is thus that the few rare lucid well-disposed people who have had to struggle on the earth find themselves at certain hours of the day or night in the depth of certain authentic and waking nightmare states, surrounded by the formidable suction, the formidable oppression of a kind of civic magic which will soon be seen appearing openly in social behavior. Quote Right
Quote Left The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life. Quote Right
Quote Left Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young. Quote Right
Quote Left The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you. Quote Right
Quote Left I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone. Quote Right
Quote Left The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. Quote Right
Quote Left A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist. Quote Right
Quote Left The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives. Quote Right
Quote Left We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality. Quote Right
Quote Left The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure. Quote Right
Quote Left A paranoiac, like a poet, is born, not made. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell. Quote Right
Quote Left [We use] the arts to help people with mental health issues back into the mainstream and having a patron of the stature of Roger Waters will help us immensely. Roger was born and brought up in Cambridge and, through his work and life with Syd Barrett in the early days of Pink Floyd, has a good understanding of the enormous difficulties that mental illness can cause. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are! Quote Right

Member Quotes About Mental Illness

Quote Left Bio Born Men running in women's races; stolen glory by failed, individuals, lost in their own world. Mental Illness growing... unchecked. Quote Right
Quote Left I am struggling with mental illness. Getting my feelings out helps. I am getting counselling, and writing about my negative journey seems to help me see the light better. Quote Right
Quote Left "A mental illness is not your only identifier." Quote Right
Quote Left If you have mental illness, don't panic! You will have a lot of companions, little sleep and a rope - just in case. Quote Right