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Mental Disorder Quotes


"Golf is a mental disorder." - Edgar Rice Burroughs

"Liberalism is a mental disorder." - Michael Savage

"Love is a severe mental disorder." - Plato

"you'll be free from mental disorder" - Hira Ratan Manek

"love is a mental illness, an obsessive-compulsive disorder romanticized!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"Food compulsion isn't a character disorder; it's a chemical disorder." - Robert Atkins

"Extreme liberalism is not a political philosophy. It is a mental disorder." - Michael Savage

"Homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be cured through counselling." - Stockwell Day

"There is no definition of a mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it." - Jon Rappoport

"Chess is mental torture." - Garry Kasparov

"Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder." - Rudolf Arnheim

"The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry." - Louis De Bernieres

"There are no objective tests in psychiatry-no X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder." - Allen Frances

"If you're spending so much time at the gym that your mail is forwarded there, you're not dedicated - you've got a mental disorder." - Dan John

"What, I ask, drives me to disorder? How can I diagnose myself? All I feel, most immediately, is the most anguished need for physical love and mental companionship -" - Susan Sontag

"Gay activists claim that because I don't subscribe to their political agenda, I am a homophobe, meaning I have a mental disorder - because that is what phobias are." - Laura Schlessinger

"Not a few patients, however, suffering from certain forms of mental disorder, regain a high degree of insight into their mental condition in what might be termed a flash of divine enlightenment." - Clifford Whittingham Beers

"You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession." - Phil Gramm

"Our mental limitations prevent us from accepting our mental limitations." - Robert A. Burton

"A positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude." - Napoleon Hill

"Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity." - Walter Dill Scott

"Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony." - James Allen

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery" - Bob Marley

"Prejudice marks a mental landmine." - Gloria Steinem

"Running is 80 percent mental." - Joan Benoit

"Love: a grave mental disease." - Plato

"Schizoaffective disorder is a big mental mash-up of a disease. It combines just about every disorder, from depression, delusions, and paranoia to mania, schizophrenia and hallucinations. My mother bounced between all of these regularly while raising me alone in our Hollywood home." - Shawn Amos

"You can have a disordered relationship with food, but to have an eating disorder is indicative of a mental illness, which I think needs treatment and recognition in a different way." - Troian Bellisario

"If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction." - Arthur Koestler

"I was hoping that I could say stuff about mental illness that maybe people didn't know. You know, speak up for bipolar disorder and let people know a little bit more about it that they may not have known." - Eric Millegan

"One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives." - Polly Toynbee

"Gaiety - a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine." - Denis Diderot

"We live for books. A sweet mission in this world dominated by disorder and decay." - Umberto Eco

"Disorder. But completeness..." - Milton Resnick

"Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine." - Denis Diderot

"Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive." - Eliphas Levi

"I was a classic attention deficit disorder kid, always bored and mouthing off at school." - Stephen Rodrick

"Everything depends on your mental attitude." - Dharma Mittra

"Freedom from mental distraction equals power." - Dan Millman

"Love is a grave mental illness." - Plato

"Storm is prerequisite to mental gain" - Eyedea

"Dispassion is the best of mental states. . . ." - Gautama Buddha

"Slavery is more mental than anything" - Kanye West

"Freedom and slavery are mental states." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Mental slavery is worst than physical slavery" - Dave Hockaday

"Women always have some mental reservation." - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

"People get really irritated by mental illness." - Maria Bamford

"I have mental joys and mental health, Mental friends and mental wealth, I've a wife that I love and that loves me; I've all but riches bodily." - William Blake

"Careful studies of cases dealing with supposed 'mental disorder' have at times revealed that many thought to be insane or warped in some fashion were actually simply highly sensitive individuals. What they suffered from was not mental debilitation, but personal and communal ignorance of psychic reality." - Aberjhani

"It happens that there are a lot of people who are very talented who also happen to have a mental disorder. A lot of the mental disorders are initially things that are adaptive. Like even OCD, it's good to sort of have structure and have certain rituals but when it gets to be extreme then it becomes problematic." - H. A. Berlin

"The building housing America's military brass is a five-sided pentagon, but somehow, the people in it still manage to make it the squarest place on earth. The latest evidence? A current military document that lists homosexuality as a mental disorder in the same league as mental retardation - noting, of course, the one difference: retarded people can still get into heaven." - Jon Stewart

"Failure or success in business is primarily not determined by mental capacity but by MENTAL ATTITUDES" - Walter Dill Scott

"As to the mental essence, we find it in infants devoid of every mental form." - Avicenna

"The house has to be clean and in order because I have to be able to sift through the creative disorder in my mind. The mental disorder that I'm exploring has to bounce off the walls. It has to go in and out of different rooms. If the room is not in order, then I can't distinguish which is which, and that really drives me crazy." - Alexis De Veaux

"It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling." - Pierre Bayle

"I had an attachment disorder." - Dave Pelzer

"Having an eating disorder doesn't show "strength." Strength is when are able to overcome your demons after being sick and tired for so long. Starving is not a "diet" and throwing up isn't something that only extremely thin men or women do. Eating disorders do not discriminate..Neither does any other mental illness. These are deadly diseases that are taking lives daily. So please, let's be cautious of the words we use when discussing ED's and other mental illnesses." - Demi Lovato

"Having an eating disorder doesn't show 'strength.' Strength is when are able to overcome your demons after being sick and tired for so long. Starving is not a 'diet' and throwing up isn't something that only extremely thin men or women do. Eating disorders do not discriminate..Neither does any other mental illness. These are deadly diseases that are taking lives daily. So please, let's be cautious of the words we use when discussing ED's and other mental illnesses." - Demi Lovato

"He who considers disease results to be the disease itself, and expects to do away with these as diseases, is insane. It is an insanity in medicine, an insanity that has grown out of the milder forms of mental disorder in science, crazy whims." - James Tyler Kent

"If I were to peruse a survey of label options, as they exist now, they either sound like a time bomb disorder or manic depression or Bipolar divide or mental illness. How can I find an identity in that? It certainly isn't something I can bring up in conversation, without a reaction of judgement or even fear." - Paul Dalio

"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

"I always had a dissociative disorder. But I healed from it over the course of 14 years of big-time therapy. But, you know, I mean, everybody's kind of loony now. So I was kind of a pioneer in the mental illness thing, too." - Roseanne Barr

"I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical." - Jim Morrison

"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one." - Fran Lebowitz

"After you have the basics down it's all mental." - Ken Venturi

"Mental power cannot be got from ill-fed brains." - Herbert Spencer

"An emotion is both a mental and a physical event." - Nathaniel Branden

"Inner mental technique is more important than the physical one." - Gichin Funakoshi

"Every mode of travel has its signature mental aberration." - Mary Roach

"I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency" - Plato

"Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health." - Ishmael

"Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one." - Bob Knight

"I write rhymes with addition and algebra, mental geometry." - Ice T

"We control by attitudes-positive mental attitudes-not by rules." - Woody Hayes

"Writers can treat their mental illnesses every day." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I wake up: I am mental, I got to bed and I am mental, I am mental within my dreams, I am mental within my normal state, I'm out of my mind." - Joey Jordison

"The first mile is mental. The rest are all heart." - Summer Sanders

"Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head." - Yogi Berra

"Literature doesn't exactly have a strong mental-health track record." - Daniel Handler

"Ninety percent of the game (baseball) is half mental." - Yogi Berra

"Mental confusion can be the product of divine discipline." - Max Anders

"How you live your life can affect your mental state." - Mariel Hemingway

"Ninety percent of this game is half mental." - Jim Wohlford

"There are no physical problems-only mental ones." - Byron Katie

"Concentration is at the root of mental mastery." - Robin S. Sharma

"The tougher the fight, the more important the mental attitude." - Michael Landon

"Mental strength is what separates champions from near champions." - Rafael

"Art, in other words, betrays a sexy mental fitness." - Sam Kean

"I've overcome physical and mental brutality - and fought back." - Tatum Oneal

"Republicans are not a political party. It's a mental condition." - Jesse Ventura

"Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one." - Bobby Knight

"Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves." - Sivananda

"Worry is an unhealthy and destructive mental habit." - Norman Vincent Peale

"I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher." - Pink

"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical." - Yogi Berra

"Mental health is such a complex thing and so difficult to diagnose. What is a mental problem? Who does have mental problems? What's the difference between mental problems and depression and sadness?" - Tom Sturridge

"I believe that every human being has mental challenges." - Sandra Bullock

"I think I have a mental nappy attitude." - Paul Mooney

"There was mental and physical abuse in my family." - Erin Moran

"I think rugby is 80 per cent mental." - Francois Hougaard

"Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching." - Ferguson Jenkins

"A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion." - George Orwell

"You are the mental architect of your own destiny" - Bob Proctor

"Nothing is more tragic - or more common - than mental inertia." - Napoleon Hill

"Mental alertness is not awareness. Mental alertness only enhances your survival instincts. It does not take you towards liberation." - Jaggi Vasudev

"A mental healer may be a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist may or may not be a mental healer." - R D Laing

"Love is mental illness going in and mental illness coming out. In between, you do a lot of laundry." - Steve Lopez

"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities." - Walter Scott

"There is no disorder but the heart's." - Mona Van Duyn

"Excesses accomplish nothing. Disorder immediately defeats itself." - Woodrow Wilson

"I think religion is a neurological disorder." - Bill Maher

"Do you have a multiple personality disorder?" - Stephenie Meyer

"I've had this problem since I was in my 20s. They don't call it manic depression anymore. They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2." - Ned Beatty

"Fame made me develop a panic disorder." - Sia Furler

"Autism is an extremely variable disorder." - Temple Grandin

"Battle is an orgy of disorder." - George S Patton

"I've been dyslexic and had Attention Deficit Disorder at some time in my life. I still read with a highlighter, but I've always loved to read." - Andrew Young

"I kinda have the opposite of ADD. I have a hyper-focused disorder, where if there's a given task in front of me I really concentrate on that." - Jared Leto

"True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed." - Tom Robbins

"If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of his history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction. Murder within the species on an individual or collective scale is a phenomenon unknown in the whole animal kingdom, except for man, and a few varieties of ants and rats." - Arthur Koestler

"Disorder in the society is the result of disorder in the family." - Elizabeth Ann Seton

"I think I do find humor in disorder, and reality is disorder." - Julie Delpy

"Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases." - Stephen Hawking

"The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder." - Richard J Daley

"The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder." - Richard J Daley

"In the same way that we want to expand mental health service for people with mental illness, we also need to make sure that our police officers are getting the mental health help they need." - Brian Lindstrom

"A good 80 percent of the vault is still physical and another percentage of it, 20, 25 percent is mental. Mental is always the mental strength, the confidence building up to that contest or repetition, practice, practice, and practice." - Bela Karolyi

"Mental fire is what won't burn real sticks; mental water is what won't necessarily (though of course it may) put out even a mentalfire." - William James

"And please, please, lets us put mental health back on the top of our national agenda, our prisons and our jails are now our mental health institutions." - Hillary Clinton

"Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"A country is as strong, really, as its citizens. And I think that mental and physical health - mental and physical vigor - go hand in hand." - John F Kennedy

"I tried to will them with my super mental powers so he'd put them around my waist, but apparently I had no super mental powers." - J.A. Redmerski

"Mental illness is a disease and organic mental illness of young kids is becoming more and more of a disease... we do need to talk about it." - Lisa Gardner

"The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it." - Joshua Reynolds

"Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body." - Lynn Jennings

"Fear is nothing more than a mental monster you have created, a negative stream of consciousness" - Robin S. Sharma

"A Positive Mental Attitude is the right mental attitude. What is the right mental attitude? It is most often comprised of the "plus" characteristics symbolized by such words as faith, integrity, hope, optimism, courage, initiative, generosity, tolerance, tact, kindliness, and good common sense. A person with positive mental attitude aims for high goals and constantly strives to achieve them." - Napoleon Hill

"The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The desire to impress others is one of the worst forms of mental imprisonment." - Robert Ringer

"Mental health: having enough safe places in your mind for your thoughts to settle." - Alain De Botton

"a basic "must" for every writer: A simple solitude-physical & mental." - Rod Serling

"A good rule for mental conduct-think whatever it makes you truly happy to think." - Susan Gregg

"There is no fundamental difference between humans and the higher mammalsin their mental faculties" - Charles Darwin

"...and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky..." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Try not to associate bodily defect with mental, my good friend, except for a solid reason" - Charles Dickens

"When a man works by faith, he works by mental exertion instead of by physical force." - Joseph Smith Jr

"Today I do a mental housecleaning, making room for new, positive thoughts." - Louise Hay

"Awareness means grasping life just the way it is, without contamination by mental projections." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Clutter, either mental or physical, is the sign of a healthy curiosity." - Christopher Fowler

"Basically, all women are nurturers and healers, and all men are mental patients to varying degrees." - Nelson Demille



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