Quotes About Self Destructive Behavior

Quotes tagged as "self-destructive-behavior" (showing 1-20 of 20)
Gerard Way
“I was more addicted to self destruction then to the drugs themselves ... something very romantic about it”
Gerard Way

Courtney Summers
“The problem with alienating, self-destructive behavior is people get it into their heads it’s a cry for help. It wasn’t.”
Courtney Summers, Cracked Up to Be

Nenia Campbell
I know what it is to want something that could destroy you.
Nenia Campbell, Endgame

Bessel A. van der Kolk
“When you have a persistent sense of heartbreak and gutwrench, the physical sensations become intolerable and we will do anything to make those feelings disappear. And that is really the origin of what happens in human pathology. People take drugs to make it disappear, and they cut themselves to make it disappear, and they starve themselves to make it disappear, and they have sex with anyone who comes along to make it disappear and once you have these horrible sensations in your body, you’ll do anything to make it go away.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk

Leo Tolstoy
“It would be a sin to help you destroy yourself.”
Leo Tolstoy

The glorification of hatred is predicated on a foundation of fear-induced ignorance venomous to haters
“The glorification of hatred is predicated on a foundation of fear-induced ignorance venomous to haters and those they believe they hate.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

“My birth sign is Scorpio and they eat themselves up and burn themselves out. I swing between happiness and misery. I am part prude and part nonconformist. I say what I think and I don’t pretend, and I am prepared to accept the consequences of my actions.”
Vivien Leigh

E'yen A. Gardner
“All are at war with the one who wars against self.”
E'yen A. Gardner, Poetic License

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The atomic bomb was created with the destruction of men in mind”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you aren't destroying your enemies, it's because you have been conquered and assimilated, you do not even have an idea of who your enemies are. You have been brainwashed into believing you are your own enemy, and you are set against yourself. The enemy is laughing at you as you tear yourself to pieces. That is the most effective warfare an enemy can launch on his foes: confounding them.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“Self-destructive behaviors do not exist because there is a force within us that tries to hasten our return to an inorganic state; they exist because they provide short-term relief from pain that threatens to become intolerable.”
David L. Conroy, Out of the Nightmare: Recovery from Depression and Suicidal Pain

“DID may be underdiagnosed. The image derived from classic textbooks of a florid, dramatic disorder with overt switching characterizes about 5% of the DID clinical population. The more typical presentation is of a covert disorder with dissociative symptoms embedded among affective, anxiety, pseudo-psychotic, dyscontrol, and self-destructive symptoms, and others (Loewenstein, 1991). The typical DID patient averages 6 to 12 years in the mental health system, receiving an average of 3 to 4 prior diagnoses. DID is often found in cases that were labeled as "treatment failures" because the patient did not respond to typical treatments for mood, anxiety, psychotic, somatoform, substance abuse, and eating disorders, among others. Rapid mood shifts (within minutes or hours), impulsivity, self-destructiveness, and/or apparent hallucinations lead to misdiagnosis of cyclic mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder) or psychotic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia).”
Gilbert Reyes, The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma

Cathy Burnham Martin
“Direct lies, small lies, huge lies, and lies of omission… these are all self-serving and sources of self-destruction.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts

Theia Mey
“I am here for readers to see parts of themselves during my dark days, but also for a better way of living in my triumphs and gained wisdom.”
Theia Mey, Ohana: One Woman's Battle With Love, Death, & Destiny

“A person who finds grace never lacks the courage to endure, remain resolute in principles and action in the face of an easy collapse into anger, insanity, and self-destruction when living in an increasing chaotic world filled with armed conflict, terrorism, and cultural discord.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Unspeakable feelings need to find expression in words. However... verbalization of very intense feelings may be a difficult task.”
James A. Chu, Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

Susan Forward
“The incest victim's need for self-punishment often leads her into self-abusive behaviors like alcoholism, drug abuse, or prostitution.”
Susan Forward, Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation

“true acting out is an expression of intense underlying affects without conscious awareness of them, not just another undesirable and difficult patient behavior”
James A. Chu, Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

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