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Quotes About Bipolar Disorder

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Kay Redfield Jamison
“If I can't feel, if I can't move, if I can't think, and I can't care, then what conceivable point is there in living?”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Marya Hornbacher
“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, Madness: A Bipolar Life

Alyssa Reyans
“Bipolar robs you of that which is you. It can take from you the very core of your being and replace it with something that is completely opposite of who and what you truly are. Because my bipolar went untreated for so long, I spent many years looking in the mirror and seeing a person I did not recognize or understand. Not only did bipolar rob me of my sanity, but it robbed me of my ability to see beyond the space it dictated me to look. I no longer could tell reality from fantasy, and I walked in a world no longer my own.”
Alyssa Reyans, Letters from a Bipolar Mother

Preeti Shenoy
“Creativity is closely associated with bipolar disorder. This condition is unique . Many famous historical figures and artists have had this. Yet they have led a full life and contributed so much to the society and world at large. See, you have a gift. People with bipolar disorder are very very sensitive. Much more than ordinary people. They are able to experience emotions in a very deep and intense way. It gives them a very different perspective of the world. It is not that they lose touch with reality. But the feelings of extreme intensity are manifested in creative things. They pour their emotions into either writing or whatever field they have chosen" (pg 181)”
Preeti Shenoy, Life is What You Make It

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

Amy Reed
“What if talking about your feelings doesn't fix anything? What if what you really need is to make the feelings go away?”
Amy Reed, Crazy

Amy Reed
“I feel like I'm a snow globe and someone shook me up and now every little piece of me is falling back randomly and nothing is ending up where it used to be.”
Amy Reed, Crazy

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“I feel sorry for every Therapist, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist I've ever met. I know I've put thoughts in their mind they will never forget.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Alyssa Reyans
“The doctor’s words made me understand what happened to me was a dark, evil, and shameful secret, and by association I too was dark, evil, and shameful. While it may not have been their intention, this was the message my clouded mind received. To escape the confines of the hospital, I once again disassociated myself from my emotions and numbed myself to the pain ravaging my body and mind. I acted as if nothing was wrong and went back to performing the necessary motions to get me from one day to the next. I existed but I did not live.”
Alyssa Reyans, Letters from a Bipolar Mother

Amy Reed
“Maybe there's a galaxy with a planet that's just a little more tilted, with a sun that shines just a little bit darker, and that's where I'm supposed to be, where it somehow makes sense to feel this broken.”
Amy Reed, Crazy

Amy Reed
“Even though I'm sleeping again, everything still feels a little rickety, like I'm here but not quite here, like I'm just a stand-in for my real self, like someone could just reach over and pinch me and I'd deflate. I thought I was feeling better, but I don't know anymore.”
Amy Reed, Crazy

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“Before I die I'd love to see my name on the Famous Bi Polar list I'm not ashamed of my Illness I believe most of my talent comes from it.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“A vivid Imagination is awesome a Manic Imagination is a curse.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Jeannine Garsee
“Psychosis can happen out of the blue, to anyone, and no one knows why. Not even the best doctors on the planet.

And that’s why Mom is always so afraid. If we don’t know what made me sick in the first place, how can anyone guarantee I won’t flip out again?”
Jeannine Garsee, The Unquiet

Amy Reed
“I said just let me try one more time and she said, "THAT'S ENOUGH, ISABEL," again, and she could just say it over and over and it would never get through my thick skull because I'm always wanting and wanting because nothing is ever enough you are never enough I am never enough I am never enough I AM NEVER ENOUGH.”
Amy Reed, Crazy

Marya Hornbacher
“I get absolutely shitfaced. I am shitfaced and hyper and ten years old. I am having the time of my life.”
Marya Hornbacher, Madness: A Bipolar Life

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“Saying I don't take my meds because they make me feel funny. Is like cannibals saying they don't eat clowns because the taste funny”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“What most people call talent is our way to vent, and if we’re not discovered it will never pay the rent.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“The greatest communication barrier known to man is the lack of the common core of experience "When’s the last time you had a Manic Episode Doctor"?”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Alistair McHarg
“Everything is, the way it is, for a reason. Or it isn't. Or neither. Or both. It's so hard to tell. It's so hard to tell you're a mile away by the Luke in your eye.”
Alistair McHarg, Invisible Driving

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“I've invaded the walls of the asylums with my ink pen. The way they look at mental illness won't be the same again”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“My psychiatrist said "you're BI Polar. I said "tell us something we don't already know".”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“If I ever get rid of my Bi Polar condition we'll be so happy.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“Bipolar is an illness not a hopeless destination it can be maintained with proper medication”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Norah Vincent
“That was the crux. You. Only you could work on you. Nobody could force you, and if you weren't ready, then you weren't ready, and no amount of open-armed encouragement was going to change that.”
Norah Vincent

Sandra Balzo
“Goody. That must be why they were looking for a 22-caliber anything when they came by with their search warrant this morning.'

'They didn't!'

'They did.'

'When?'

'Oddly enough, right before I upped my meds.”
Sandra Balzo, Triple Shot

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Trivedi Master

“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

Diriye Osman
“Manic depression — or bipolar disorder — is like racing up to a clifftop before diving headfirst into a cavity. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the psychic equivalent of an extreme sport. The manic highs — that exhilarating rush to the top of the cliff — make you feel bionic in your hyper-energized capacity for generosity, sexiness and soulfulness. You feel like you have ingested stars and are now glowing from within. It’s unearned confidence-in-extremis — with an emphasis on the con, because you feel cheated once you inevitably crash into that cavity. I sometimes joke that mania is the worst kind of pyramid scheme, one that the bipolar individual doesn’t even know they’re building, only to find out, too late, that they’re also its biggest casualty.”
Diriye Osman

Diriye Osman
“There may not be any romance to mental illness but who needs romance when the preferable route is agency? The prevailing conversation around mental health issues is agency and the lack thereof on the part of the mentally ill. But what do you do if you’re a paid-up member of the mentally ill populace in question? Do you curl up into a ball and give up? No, you look for solutions. Ultimately, it’s about keeping despair at bay and sometimes simple things like running, taking up a hobby, doing charity work, painting or, in my case, writing can be a galvanizing part of the recovery process. Keeping the brain and the body active can give life a semblance of pleasure and hope. This is what writing has done for me. I took every traumatic element of my condition and channelled it into something useful.”
Diriye Osman

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