Bipolar Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bipolar quotes, bipolar sayings, and bipolar proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Sometimes when you have bipolar you have days you are grumpy and not feeling yourself. Frank Bruno
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
You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity. Patty Duke
People with bipolar disorder have difficulty with boundaries. Claire Danes
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
There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help Catherine Zeta-Jones
Everything in nature is bipolar, or has a positive and a negative pole. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius by birth, Bipolar by design. Stanley Victor Paskavich
I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place. Anthony Storr
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. Bill Clinton
It hurts the most when the person that made you feel special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today. Kenneth
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
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. Patty Duke
It's almost like it's my alter ego when I get on stage... I turn into this different person, seriously. Bipolar disorder. I'm tired of everybody touching me and things being plugged into my head. Britney Spears
You may have bipolar disorder, but it does not have you. It cannot have you because I have claimed you and I don't share. Quinn Loftis
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
There are many different forms of bipolar and the way that it expresses itself. Trai Byers
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not. Kurt Kobain
In short, unbalanced bipolar systems are so unstable that they cannot last for any appreciable period of time. John Mearsheimer
As lives go, I'll take the quietly desperate over the radically bipolar. John Green
Emotions, moods, impulses, ebb and flow with the tide of my life. Tidal waves, at times, in a bipolar mind. Helen G
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively. Voltaire
Mental illness is not in the business of making sense of itself. Roni Askey-Doran
Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with. Adam Ant
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle
People who are bipolar, they kind of latch onto things that are fanatical sometimes. Brad Garrett
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
You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. Julian Seifter
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
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
When under the strain of bipolar’s strongest symptoms, we certainly can make selfish decisions, but that doesn’t make us selfish people. In fact, because we have struggled and known such depths of darkness, our compassion runs deeper. Lyss Trayers
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
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 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
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. Ray Bradbury
Playing an unstable, bipolar, multiple-personality-disorder person is definitely up my alley. Sebastian Stan
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