Schizophrenia Sayings and Quotes

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

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair. R. D. Laing
Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy. Marshall McLuhan
Schizophrenia is hearing voices, not doing voices. Maria Bamford
Schizophrenia beats dining alone. Oscar Levant
Adults with schizophrenia are not attractive in the way that an abandoned baby or abused dog is. Paula Sellmeyer
There is no such condition as schizophrenia, but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event. Ronald David Laing
They've always tried to help me, but having schizophrenia it was hard to receive the help. Robert Lawton
When it comes to the treatment of patients with chronic schizophrenia, the glass is only half-full. Jeffrey Lieberman
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. E. L. Doctorow
When I talk to someone with schizophrenia, I understand them hearing voices. It puts them at ease to know they're not the only one. Barbara Lindsay
There is no difference between acute schizophrenia and a world at war. Gary Zukav
Schizophrenia: A psychotic disorder characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patters of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations. See also: Nightmare. Holly Schindler
There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that. John Forbes Nash
As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy. Hermann Hesse
Schizophrenia demons live in my head. Wesley Willis
We children of schizophrenics are the great secret keepers, the ones who don't want you to think that anything is wrong. Mira Bartok
Labels are for canned goods! Christine Klaass Smith
I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are also the police force of it. David Icke
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Mark Twain
The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare. Elyn Saks
There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that. John Forbes Nash
After a century of studying schizophrenia, the cause of the disorder remains unknown. Thomas R. Insel
Please hear this: There are not 'schizophrenics.' There are people with schizophrenia. Elyn Saks
Some people say I'm unique, that there aren't other people with schizophrenia like me. Well, there are people like me out there, but the stigma is so great that they don't come forward. Elyn Saks
There are a lot of mental cases [on the streets]. A lot of them have schizophrenia and they tend to use drugs a lot. David Davis
Schizophrenia means difficulty in comprehending reality. Vineet Raj Kapoor
Our society produces schizos the same way it produces Prell Shampoo and Ford cars, the only difference being that the schizos are not salable. Giles Deleuze
Schizophrenia rolls in like a slow fog, becoming imperceptibly thicker as time goes on. At first, the day is bright enough, the sky is clear, the sunlight warms your shoulders. But soon, you notice a haze beginning to gather around you, and the air feels not quite so warm. After a while, the sun is a dim lightbulb behind a heavy cloth. The horizon has vanished into a gray mist, and you feel a thick dampness in your lungs as you stand, cold and wet, in the afternoon dark. Elyn R. Saks
There was still a grieving period when I first received the diagnosis, because there really are not a lot of success stories in broad circulation about people living with schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia. Most of what we hear in the news or media are the negative stories about people living with schizophrenia or negative depictions about mental illness in general. So, I no longer was sure where I was going to end up and that added an additional element of fear. Lauren (owner of the Living Well with Schizophrenia YouTube channel)
Schizophrenia affects so much of the body and mind. These symptoms come from the condition itself, the medicine, and a little of both. Nothing can prepare you for all that might happen over the lifetime of a psychotic illness. If you know a psychotic person, be kind: they’re going through a lot. Rose Parker