Mental Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mental" (showing 1-30 of 258)
Emilie Autumn
“It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?”
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

Arthur Conan Doyle
“My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

Carrie Fisher
“One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you're living with this illness and functioning at all, it's something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Mike  Norton
“Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.

Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it's conqueror.”
Mike Norton

Tiffany Madison
“The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.”
Tiffany Madison, Black and White

Criss Jami
“I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Brandon Sanderson
“I'm convinced that responsibility is some kind of psychological disease.”
Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia

Instead of heading for a big mental breakdown, I decided to have a small breakdown
“Instead of heading for a big mental breakdown, I decided to have a small breakdown every Tuesday evening.”
Graham Parke, No Hope for Gomez!

Charles Bukowski
“I paid, got up, walked
to the door, opened
it.

I heard the man
say, "that guy's
nuts."

out on the street I
walked north
feeling
curiously
honored.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

“To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Don't only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world. The language of the heart is mankind's main common language.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Criss Jami
“Anger's like a battery that leaks acid right out of me
And it starts from the heart 'til it reaches my outer me”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

J.D. Stroube
“Their screams would echo through the house and reverberate against my eardrums until my mind would fracture. Years went by and with each fracture; I lost a piece of my soul until I became lost and empty inside.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Marcus Garvey
“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign.”
Marcus Garvey

E. Lockhart
“I think it was the institution...I was trying to master it.”
E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Eoin Colfer
“this was business.”
Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

Alfred North Whitehead
“The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment... We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, this great science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it.”
Alfred North Whitehead, An Introduction to Mathematics

“As we go through the flightiness of time, dazed by the inebriety of our mental time voyage, we must hit the brakes, sometimes, and not shy away from questioning ourselves, when we wade through the tanning mist of our memory that embroiders our thoughts or distorts them.
("Uber alle Gipfeln ist Ruh" )”
Erik Pevernagie

“If we want to give oxygen and content to our life, let us bypass the flamboyant bells and whistles of shallow pursuits and take delight in the appeasement of the emotional windfalls that crop up when we encounter the ‘others’ and engage in new mental adventures. ("Transcendental journey" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“You push the TRUTH off a cliff, but it will always fly. You can submerge the TRUTH under water, but it will not drown. You can place the TRUTH in the fire, but it will survive. You can bury the TRUTH beneath the ground, but it will arise. TRUTH always prevails!”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

“As an undergraduate student in psychology, I was taught that multiple personalities were a very rare and bizarre disorder. That is all that I was taught on ... It soon became apparent that what I had been taught was simply not true. Not only was I meeting people with multiplicity; these individuals entering my life were normal human beings with much to offer. They were simply people who had endured more than their share of pain in this life and were struggling to make sense of it.”
Deborah Bray Haddock, The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook

Herman Melville
“Is he mad? Anyway there's something on his mind, as sure as there must be something on a deck when it cracks.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Toba Beta
“Mental strength induces mind and body.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Depression is a serious problem, but drugs are not the answer. In the long run, psychotherapy is both cheaper and more effective, even for very serious levels of depression. Physical exercise and self-help books based on CBT can also be useful, either alone or in combination with therapy. Reducing social and economic inequality would also reduce the incidence of depression.”
Irving Kirsch, The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Lorii Myers
“There is confidence convergence when mental prowess and business aptitude mesh.”
Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

“Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Steven Magee
“I find that a little bit of crazy is an essential ingredient of discovery.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“You have to love a woman’s cats like you love the woman.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The American dream is on sick leave.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Fear of the sun will eventually make you sick.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The insane human mind is the greatest scientific instrument known to mankind.”
Steven Magee

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