Breakdown Sayings and Quotes

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

Every major difficulty you face in life is a fork in the road. You choose which track you will head down, toward breakdown or breakthrough. John Maxwell
Disordered love always leads to misery and breakdown. The only way to 'reorder' our loves is to love God supremely. Timothy Keller
Catastrophe is the essence of the spiritual path, a series of breakdowns allowing us to discover the threads that weave all of life into a whole cloth. Joan Halifax
If you want to give the devil a nervous breakdown, just get up every day and see how much good you can do. Joyce Meyer
Your best is whatever you can do comfortably without having a breakdown. J. R. Moehringer
Breakdowns are really just breakthroughs. It takes hitting the bottom to make it to the top. unknown
When there is breakdown in a relationship, you must have the hard conversation. It may not be pretty and it may not feel good. But if you are willing to listen and tell the truth, it will open up. Iyanla Vanzant
You're heading for a breakdown. Why don't you pull yourself to pieces. Groucho Marx
Nervous breakdowns can be highly underrated methods of spiritual transformation. Marianne Williamson
Whether we like it or not, a breakdown in home-life will eventually lead to a breakdown everywhere. This is, surely, the most menacing and dangerous aspect of the state of society at this present time. Once the family idea, the family unit, the family life is broken up – once that goes, soon you will have no other allegiance. Martyn
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. R. D. Laing
To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown. Jeanette Winterson
A small communication breakdown is enough for everyone to be working on slightly different things. And then you loose focus. Sam Altman
To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs is the whole function of a master. Rajneesh
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell
It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build. Nelson Mandela
Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation. Cherrie Moraga
Psychological breakdowns are actually breakthroughs to enlightenment. R. D. Laing
The simplest type of breakdown exhibits itself as an oscillation in a goal-seeking process which appears only when that process is actively invoked. Norbert Wiener
And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority. Hu Shih
War is not the continuation of policy. It is the breakdown of policy. Hans von Seeckt
There is no breakthrough without a breakdown. Tony Robbins
A nervous breakdown waits around the corner for anyone who lets himself wallow in bitterness. Little by little, it takes over your whole being. Mariama Bâ
The Breakdown in all human relations is unstated expectations. Eric Holtzclaw
The financial costs of family breakdown are incredibly high. Iain Duncan Smith
Sometimes you just need to breakdown to have all the pieces you need to build yourself up again. unknown
What appears to be a breakdown can often be a breakthrough, if you understand God's grace. Carl Lentz
Instead of me having a breakdown, I'm focusing on me having a breakthrough. Terrell Owens
It is no good being a Manager with an engineering background if you cannot get yourself out of trouble in times of breakdown and failure. Richard Hardy
As a believer in evolution and the breakdown in barriers, I am using my practice to show that art conversations break down barriers: art/ not art, high/low, etc. Virgil Abloh
A nervous breakdown is a relapse into auto eroticism. Edward J. Kempf
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be a breakthrough. R.D. Laing
How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started—that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed. Adolf Hitler
Adaptable as human beings are and have to be, I sometimes sympathize with the chameleon who had a nervous breakdown on a patchwork quilt. John Stephen Strange
The sorrow you can hold, however desolating if nobody speaks to you. If they speak, you break down. Bede Jarrett
A nervous breakdown shows you care. Robert Orben
For the parents of a little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings. Earl Wilson
When families are strong and stable, so are children— showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong—either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship—the impact on a child's later life can be devastating. Lain Duncan Smith
I do not think burning the candles at both ends casts a lovely light; on the contrary, I am of the opinion that it is a dandy way to get a nervous breakdown. George Abbott
The biggest trouble with success is is that its formula is just about the same as that for a nervous breakdown. John Holmes
Your day give yourself a break do something that makes you happy / do some workout / Music and meditation / at the end of the day it goes easy. Perpetua Aperocho
If you're not breaking, you're not really living. Richie Norton
Live boldly and rejoice in work is a worthy mantra for enduring a life that will ultimately break the fibrous soul. Kilroy J. Oldster
Something as straightforward as a difference could lead to something as complex as a breakdown. Jeanette Winterson
Sometimes, breaking down is the bravest thing you can do. Vironika Tugaleva
Give yourself a break to avoid a breakdown. Karen Salmansohn
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. Charlie Tremendous Jones
We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle. Jerry Falwell
I put enough pressure on myself already - I can sit here and work myself into an anxiety-filled breakdown without worrying about What everyone else is going to think. Sam Fender
It does not always silence responsible for the breakdown. Aditya Chandel
I don't want to be a leader. I want to be one who goes around with a little oil can and offers help when I see a breakdown. Baba Amte
With the breakdown of the medieval system, the gods of chaos, lunacy, and bad taste gained ascendancy. John Kennedy Toole
I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not break down from overwork but from worry and dissipation. Charles Evans Hughes
Your best is whatever you can do comfortably without having a breakdown. J.R. Moehringer