Insightful Quotes on Eating Disorders

These quotes on eating disorders provide insight and inspiration. They also give you some idea on what it's like living with an eating disorder. Feel free to share these eating disorder quotes set on beautiful images on your website, blog or social page.

If you have an active eating disorder, before going any further please consider these quotes and images may be triggering

Eating disorders quote - The good news, however, is that, also contrary to popular belief, full and lasting recovery from an eating disorder is possible.

Eating disorders quote: "The good news, however, is that, also contrary to popular belief, full and lasting recovery from an eating disorder is possible."

Quote on eating disorders - Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.

Quote on eating disorders: "Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries."

Eating disorders quote - She began to be reassured by these pains, tangible symbols of her success in becoming thinner than anyone else. Her only identity was being the skinniest. She had to feel it.

Eating disorders quote: "She began to be reassured by these pains, tangible symbols of her success in becoming thinner than anyone else. 'Her only identity was being the skinniest'. She had to feel it."

Quote on eating disorders - Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion.

Quote on eating disorders: "Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion."

Eating disorders quotes - To lose confidence in one's body is to lose confidence in oneself.

Eating disorders quote: "To lose confidence in one's body is to lose confidence in oneself."

Quote on eating disorders - What if I'm so broken I can never do something as basic as feed myself? Do you realize how twisted that is?

Quote on eating disorders: "What if I'm so broken I can never do something as basic as feed myself? Do you realize how twisted that is?"

Eating disorders quote - I am spinning the silk threads of my story, weaving the fabric of my world... I spun out of control. Eating was hard. Breathing was hard. Living was hardest.

Eating disorders quote: "I am spinning the silk threads of my story, weaving the fabric of my world... I spun out of control. Eating was hard. Breathing was hard. Living was hardest."

Quote on eating disorders recovery - I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.

Quote on eating disorders recovery: "I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles."

Insightful quote on eating disorders - My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse."

Eating disorder quote - It doesn´t take self motivation to get thin, but instead self hate. Nothing good ever comes from hate.

Eating disorder quote: "It doesn´t take self motivation to get thin, but instead self hate. Nothing good ever comes from hate."

Insightful quote on eating disorders: ...compulsive eating is basically a refusal to be fully alive. No matter what we weigh, those of us who are compulsive eaters have anorexia of the soul.

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "...compulsive eating is basically a refusal to be fully alive. No matter what we weigh, those of us who are compulsive eaters have anorexia of the soul."

Eating disorder quote: "Beauty is not a state of body. It´s a state of mind."

Eating disorder quote: "Beauty is not a state of body. It´s a state of mind."

Insightful quote on eating disorders - The heart of eating disorders is silence.

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "The heart of eating disorders is silence."

Eating disorder quote - Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of beauty.

Eating disorder quote: "Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of 'beauty'."

Insightful quote on eating disorders - Starvation is incredibly frightening when it finally sets in with a vengeance. And when it does,you are surprised. You hadn't meant this. You say: Wait, not this. And then it sucks you under and you drown.

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "Starvation is incredibly frightening when it finally sets in with a vengeance. And when it does,you are surprised. You hadn't meant this. You say: Wait, not this. And then it sucks you under and you drown."

Eating disorder quote - Have voluptuousness for an appetizer and bulimia for dessert. Then you can glut yourself on love without getting full.

Eating disorder quote: "Have voluptuousness for an appetizer and bulimia for dessert. Then you can glut yourself on love without getting full."

Insightful quote on eating disorders - We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need."

Eating disorder quote - Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you're sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It's about control.

Eating disorder quote: "Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you're sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It's about control."

Eating disorder quote - If you talked to your friends the way you talk to your body, you'd have no friends at all.

Body image quote: "If you talked to your friends the way you talk to your body, you'd have no friends at all."

Quote on eating disorders - Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.

Quote on eating disorders: "Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia."

Quote on eating disorders by G B Trudeau - Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.

Quote on eating disorders by G B Trudeau: "Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery."

Insightful quote on eating disorders - Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care."

Insightful quote on eating disorders - I am forever engaged in a silent battle in my head over whether or not to lift the fork to my mouth, and when I talk myself into doing so, I taste only shame. I have an eating disorder.

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "I am forever engaged in a silent battle in my head over whether or not to lift the fork to my mouth, and when I talk myself into doing so, I taste only shame. I have an eating disorder."

Eating disorder quote - He doesn´t see my breasts or my waist or my hips. He only sees the nightmare.

Eating disorder quote:"He doesn´t see my breasts or my waist or my hips. He only sees the nightmare."

Marya Hornbacher quote - We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.

Quote on eating disorders by Marya Hornbacher: "We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need."

Insightful quote on eating disorders - Do I want to die from the inside out or the outside in?

Insightful quote on eating disorders: "Do I want to die from the inside out or the outside in?"

Overeating disorder quote - Eating – overeating – saved me. It comforted me when I was at the mercy of grown-ups who didn't know how to give what I needed. Food was something to which I had ready access, and with it I cleverly fashioned a survival mechanism that pulled me back from the edge of insanity. – a young MacGuyver of angst and junk food.

Overeating quote: "Eating – overeating – saved me. It comforted me when I was at the mercy of grown-ups who didn't know how to give what I needed. Food was something to which I had ready access, and with it I cleverly fashioned a survival mechanism that pulled me back from the edge of insanity. – a young MacGuyver of angst and junk food."

Eating disorder quote - The stuffing/puking/stuffing/puking/stuffing/puking didn't make her skinny, it made her cry.

Eating disorder quote: "The stuffing/puking/stuffing/puking/stuffing/puking didn't make her skinny, it made her cry."


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~ Quotes on Addiction, Addiction Recovery
~ Quotes on Anxiety
~ Quotes on Bipolar
~ Depression Quotes and Sayings About Depression
~ Quotes on Mental Illness Stigma

Quotes on Depression

Depression quotes and sayings about depression can provide insight into what it's like living with depression as well as inspiration and a feeling of "someone gets it." These quotes on depression and depression sayings deal with different aspects of the illness such as grief, sadness, loneliness and other related issues. Feel free to share them on your website, blog or social page for your own enjoyment or to help others.

Quote on depression - So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain,everyone.

Quote on depression: "So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone."

Depression quote - Because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.

Depression quote: "Because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air."

Quote on depression - I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I've had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted.

Quote on depression: "I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I've had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted."

Depression quote - That is all I want in life, for this pain to seem purposeful

Depression quote: "That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful"

Quote on depression - I was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. Iwoke up in to a nightmare.

Quote on depression: "It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. Iwoke up in to a nightmare."

Depression quote - Every man has his secret sorrows wich the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Depression quote: "Every man has his secret sorrows wich the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."

Quote on depression - I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.

Quote on depression: "I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does."

Depression quote - When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.

Depression quote: "When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone."

Insightful quote on depression - When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.

Insightful quote on depression: "When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings."

Depression quote - During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse - How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?

Depression quote: "During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?"

Depression quote - The teacher wonders but she doesn't ask, it´s hard to see the pain behind the mas. Bearing the burden of a secret storm. sometimes she wishes she was never born.

Depression quote: "The teacher wonders but she doesn't ask, it´s hard to see the pain behind the mas. Bearing the burden of a secret storm. sometimes she wishes she was never born."

Insightful quote on depression - All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!

Insightful quote on depression: "All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!"

Quote on depression - The same girl who smiles and talks non-stop, is the same one who cries herself to sleep at night.

Quote on depression: "The same girl who smiles and talks non-stop, is the same one who cries herself to sleep at night."

Depression quote - Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.

Depression quote: "Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it."

Quote on depression by Rebecca Wells - Can you reclaim that free-girl smile, or is it like virginity- once you loose it, that's it?

Quote on depression by Rebecca Wells: "Can you reclaim that free-girl smile, or is it like virginity- once you loose it, that's it?"

Insightful quote on depression - Maybe she laughs and maybe she cries, and maybe you would be surprised at everything she keeps inside.

Insightful quote on depression: "Maybe she laughs and maybe she cries, and maybe you would be surprised at everything she keeps inside."

Depression quote - When I cry about one thing, I end up crying about everything that's messed up in my life.

Depression quote: "When I cry about one thing, I end up crying about everything that's messed up in my life."

Insightful quote on depression and pain - I wish it would rain all day, maybe that would make the pain go away.

Insightful quote on depression and pain:  "I wish it would rain all day, maybe that would make the pain go away."

Quote on depression by Douglas Adams - I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed.

Quote on depression by Douglas Adams: "I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed."

Depression quote - Work is always an antidote to depression.

Depression quote: "Work is always an antidote to depression."

Insightful quote on depression - I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I've had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted.

Insightful quote on depression: "I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I've had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted."

Quote on depression - I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can't even see it, something that's drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead.

Quote on depression: "I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can't even see it, something that's drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead."

Quote on depression by Elizabeth Wurtzel - That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.

Quote on depression by Elizabeth Wurtzel: "That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful."

More mental health quotes:
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~ Quotes on Abuse
~ Quotes on Addiction, Addiction Recovery
~ Quotes on Anxiety
~ Quotes on Bipolar
~ Quotes on Eating Disorders
~ Quotes on Mental Illness Stigma


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Quote on feelings of depression - Some friends don't understand this. They don't understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you're wonderful just the way you are.

Quote on feelings of depression: "Some friends don't understand this. They don't understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you're wonderful just the way you are. They don't understand that I can't remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would."

Depression poem by Amie Merz - I want to tell you how to help me. I want you to tell me what I need. I wish I could.

Depression poem by Amie Merz: "I want to tell you how to help me. I want you to tell me what I need. I wish I could."

Insightful quote on depression - Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts.

Insightful quote on depression: "Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts."

Quote on depression - All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that's what makes you you.

Quote on depression: "All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that's what makes you you."

Quote on depression by Barbara Kingsolver - There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.

Quote on depression by Barbara Kingsolver: "There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer."

Quote on feelings of depression - I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.

Quote on feelings of depression: "I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would."

Depression quote: "That's the thing about depression - A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.

Depression quote: "That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end."

"The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence."  Quote on depression feelings - The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.

Quote on depression feelings: "The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence."

Insightful quote on depression - There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

Insightful quote on depression: "There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds."

Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind.  Quote on feelings of depression - Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind.

Quote on feelings of depression: "Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind."

Depression quote - Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

Depression quote: "Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."

Quote on loneliness and depression - They flank me – Depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show their badges. I know these guys very well.

Quote on loneliness and depression: "They flank me – Depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show their badges. I know these guys very well."

Depression quote on monsters inside us - Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.

Depression quote on monsters inside us: "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."


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~ Quotes on Abuse
~ Quotes on Addiction, Addiction Recovery
~ Quotes on Anxiety
~ Quotes on Bipolar
~ Quotes on Eating Disorders
~ Quotes on Mental Illness Stigma

Insightful Quotes on Abuse Issues

These abuse quotes address all types of abuse, including child sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence as well as related abuse issues such as dissociative identity disorder and self injury. The abuse quotes, set against beautiful images, provide inspiration and insight into what many victims of abuse have experienced. Feel free to share them on your website, blog or social page.

Abuse quote - I was heart broken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes, and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there.

Abuse quote: "I was heart broken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes, and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there."

Quote on abuse - There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear.

Quote on abuse: "There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear."

Abuse quote - Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul

Abuse quote: "Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul"

Quote on abuse - One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Quote on abuse: "One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered."

Abuse quote - Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession.

Abuse quote: "Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession."

Quote on abuse - Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.

Quote on abuse: "Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval."

Abuse quote - There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares.

Abuse quote: "There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares."

Quote on abuse - From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived.

Quote on abuse: "From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived."

Abuse quote - Alone in my room, wrapped in a blanket, I whimpered and talked aloud to myself, recalling the lost glory of my youth when I considered myself, and was considered by others, a bright and capable person.

Abuse quote: "Alone in my room, wrapped in a blanket, I whimpered and talked aloud to myself, recalling the lost glory of my youth when I considered myself, and was considered by others, a bright and capable person."

Quote on abuse - after all, who isn't a survivor from the wreck of childhood?

Quote on abuse: “...after all, who isn't a survivor from the wreck of childhood?”

Abuse quote - The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

Abuse quote: "The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."

Quote on abuse: Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

Quote on abuse: "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."

Domestic violence quote - Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return.

Domestic violence quote: "Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return."

 Abuse quote - If you can't be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have... escaped.

Abuse quote: "If you can't be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have... escaped."

Quote on abuse - It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on.

Quote on abuse: "It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on."

Quote on abuse - abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.

Quote on abuse: "Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar"

Abuse quote - The walls between you and I always pushed us apart. It left nothing but scars fight after fight. And I'm done with you not treating me right.

Abuse quote: "The walls between you and I always pushed us apart. It left nothing but scars fight after fight. And I'm done with you not treating me right".

Insightful abuse quote - Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick

Insightful abuse quote: "Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick"

Abuse quote - Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?

Abuse quote: "Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?"

Insightful abuse quote - And how high can you fly with broken wings

Insightful abuse quote: "And how high can you fly with broken wings?"

Quote on abuse - Here I stand Empty hands Wishing my wrists were bleeding To stop the pain from the beatings.

Quote on abuse: "Here I stand Empty hands Wishing my wrists were bleeding To stop the pain from the beatings."

Abuse quote - Her soft trailing fingers would continue to attempt a connection that I refused to allow; that I couldn't allow if I wanted to survive.

Abuse quote: "Her soft trailing fingers would continue to attempt a connection that I refused to allow; that I couldn't allow if I wanted to survive."

Insightful abuse quote - But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong.

Insightful abuse quote: "But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong."

Insightful abuse quote - It´s never too late to do the right thing.

Insightful abuse quote: "It´s never too late to do the right thing."

Child abuse and parenting quote - Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up.

Child abuse and parenting quote: "Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up."

More mental health quotes:
~ Quotes on Mental Health and Mental Illness
~ Quotes on Addiction, Addiction Recovery
~ Quotes on Anxiety
~ Quotes on Bipolar
~ Depression Quotes and Sayings About Depression
~ Quotes on Eating Disorders
~ Quotes on Mental Illness Stigma


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Abuse quote: 1. Bullying is not okay. Period. 2. Fredoom of religion does not give you the right to physically or verbally assault people. 3. ...Incest is rape by extortion. thus the child´s very childhood becomes a weapon used to control her.

Insightful abuse quote - A quick turn around a corner and my planet becomes sand on the shore of a dying Universe

Insightful abuse quote: "A quick turn around a corner and my planet becomes sand on the shore of a dying Universe"

Quote about abuse and secrets - The thing about secrets is they keep you in a prison. Once you share, WHOOSH, there is a release.

Quote about abuse and secrets: "The thing about secrets is they keep you in a prison. Once you share, WHOOSH, there is a release."

Insightful abuse quote - You don't have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future.

Insightful abuse quote: "You don't have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future."

Abuse quote about molesters - Molesters Do Not Wear an Ugly Mask. They Wear A Shield of Trust.

Abuse quote about molesters: "Molesters Do Not Wear an Ugly Mask. They Wear A Shield of Trust."

Insightful abuse quote - Domestic abuse, also called intimate partner violence, is the systematic suffocation of another person's spirit.

Quote on domestic abuse: "Domestic abuse, also called intimate partner violence, is the systematic suffocation of another person's spirit."

Insightful abuse quote - I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.

Insightful abuse quote: “I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.”

Abuse quote by a victim of rape - I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?.

Abuse quote by a victim of rape: "I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?."

Abuse quote about child sex offenders - Yet, when child sex offenders are brought to justice and serve time for their offenses, they are often released into unsuspecting communities and left free to resume their sexual attacks.

Abuse quote about child sex offenders: "Yet, when child sex offenders are brought to justice and serve time for their offenses, they are often released into unsuspecting communities and left free to resume their sexual attacks."

Inspirational abuse quote - So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.

Inspirational abuse quote: "So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone."

Insightful abuse quote - The rule of thumb is that if someone is able to be verbally or physically abusive, he or she is able to understand that the behavior is wrong.

Insightful abuse quote: "The rule of thumb is that if someone is able to be verbally or physically abusive, he or she is able to understand that the behavior is wrong."

Abuse quote on sexual abuse - The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.

Abuse quote on sexual abuse: "The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent."


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~ Quotes on Addiction, Addiction Recovery
~ Quotes on Anxiety
~ Quotes on Bipolar
~ Depression Quotes and Sayings About Depression
~ Quotes on Eating Disorders
~ Quotes on Mental Illness Stigma

Bipolar Quotes Provide Insight

These bipolar quotes focus on mania, depression and other bipolar disorder related issues. Want some idea of what it's like living with bipolar disorder? Read the bipolar quotes below.  Feel free to share the beautiful images on your website, blog or social page.

Bipolar quote: "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"

 Bipolar quote: "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"

Quote on bipolar - It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends.

Quote on bipolar: "It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends."

Bipolar quote: I'm bipolar, but I'm not crazy, and I never was. I'm stark raving sane.

Bipolar quote: "I'm bipolar, but I'm not crazy, and I never was. I'm stark raving sane."

Quote on bipolar - I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic.

Quote on bipolar: "I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic."

Bipolar quote - 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.

Bipolar quote: "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."

Quote on bipolar disorder - You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with maniac depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me

Quote on bipolar disorder: "You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with maniac depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me."

Bipolar quote - Don´t be fooled by me. Don´t be fooled by the face I wear. For I wear a mask, a thousand masks, Masks that I´m afraid to take off and none of them is me.

Bipolar quote: "Don´t be fooled by me. Don´t be fooled by the face I wear. For I wear a mask, a thousand masks, Masks that I´m afraid to take off and none of them is me."

Quote on bipolar disorder - Had (Winston Churchill) been a stable and equable man, he could never have inspired the nation.

Quote on bipolar disorder: "Had (Winston Churchill) been a stable and equable man, he could never have inspired the nation."

Bipolar quote by Aristotle - There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

Bipolar quote by Aristotle: "There is no great genius without some touch of madness."

Bipolar quote: Manic depression is touching my soul I know what I what I want but I just don´t know how to, go about gettin it.

Bipolar quote: Manic depression is touching my soul I know what I what I want but I just don´t know how to, go about gettin it.

Quote on bipolar disorder - You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me

Quote on bipolar disorder: "You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me!"

Bipolar quote by David Lovelance - Stop preaching; stop weeping. You are a manic-depressive, always. your life is larger than most, unimaginable. You're blessed; just admit it and take the damn pill.

Bipolar quote by David Lovelance: "Stop preaching; stop weeping. You are a manic-depressive, always. your life is larger than most, unimaginable. You're blessed; just admit it and take the damn pill."

Bipolar quote - Once I think I shoplifted a blouse because I could not wait a minute longer for the woman-with-molasses feet in front of me in line. Or maybe I just thought about shoplifting, I don't remember, I was totally confused.

Bipolar quote: "Once I think I shoplifted a blouse because I could not wait a minute longer for the woman-with-molasses feet in front of me in line. Or maybe I just thought about shoplifting, I don't remember, I was totally confused."

Quote on bipolar disorder - Crazy high is better than crazy low. So we gamble, dump the pills, and stick it to the control freaks and doctors.

Quote on bipolar disorder: "Crazy high is better than crazy low. So we gamble, dump the pills, and stick it to the control freaks and doctors."

Bipolar quote by David Lovelance - Suicide too often results from the impulsive nature and physical speed of psychotic mania coupled with depression's paranoid self-loathing.

Bipolar quote by David Lovelance: "Suicide too often results from the impulsive nature and physical speed of psychotic mania coupled with depression's paranoid self-loathing."

Bipolar quote - The world's a rollercoaster and i am not strapped in.

Bipolar quote: "The world's a rollercoaster and i am not strapped in."

Bipolar quote by Marty Rubin - We all talk to ourselves. Those we call mad just talk a little longer.

Bipolar quote by Marty Rubin: "We all talk to ourselves. Those we call mad just talk a little longer."

Quote on bipolar disorder - It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents - joyous positive and despairing negative-which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.

Quote on bipolar disorder: "It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative--which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it."

Bipolar quote - Not only did bipolar rob me of my sanity, but it robbed me of my ability to see beyond the space it dictated me to look. I no longer could tell reality from fantasy, and I walked in a world no longer my own.

Bipolar quote: "Not only did bipolar rob me of my sanity, but it robbed me of my ability to see beyond the space it dictated me to look. I no longer could tell reality from fantasy, and I walked in a world no longer my own."

Bipolar quote by Alyssa Reyans - Because my bipolar went untreated for so long, I spent many years looking in the mirror and seeing a person I did not recognize or understand.

Bipolar quote by Alyssa Reyans: "Because my bipolar went untreated for so long, I spent many years looking in the mirror and seeing a person I did not recognize or understand."

Quote on bipolar - Bipolar robs you of that which is you. It can take from you the very core of your being and replace it with something that is completely opposite of who and what you truly are.

Quote on bipolar: "Bipolar robs you of that which is you. It can take from you the very core of your being and replace it with something that is completely opposite of who and what you truly are."

Bipolar quote by Anne Sexton - I have been cut in two.

Bipolar quote by Anne Sexton: "I have been cut in two."

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Quote on bipolar disorder - I'm not bipolar, I've just had a bipolar life foisted upon me.

Quote on bipolar disorder: "I'm not bipolar, I've just had a bipolar life foisted upon me."

Bipolar quote - When my mind plays tricks on me I can deal. But when my mind plays tricks on my mind I can not tell what's real

Bipolar quote: "When my mind plays tricks on me I can deal. But when my mind plays tricks on my mind I can not tell what's real"

Rachel Caine bipolar quote on stress - Even bipolar vampires needed sleep from time to time, and he was well past his recommended safe dosage of stress.

Rachel Caine bipolar quote on stress: "Even bipolar vampires needed sleep from time to time, and he was well past his recommended safe dosage of stress."

Bipolar quote by Amy Reed - What if talking about your feelings doesn't fix anything? What if what you really need is to make the feelings go away?

Bipolar quote by Amy Reed: "What if talking about your feelings doesn't fix anything? What if what you really need is to make the feelings go away?"

Quote on bipolar and mental illness - Anxious, depressed, psychotic, lunatic, bipolar, manic - you name it, I attract it. Perhaps you've heard of me? In some circles I am known as the Pied Piper of Mental Illness.

Quote on bipolar and mental illness: "Anxious, depressed, psychotic, lunatic, bipolar, manic - you name it, I attract it. Perhaps you've heard of me? In some circles I am known as the Pied Piper of Mental Illness."

Marya Hornbacher quote on being bipolar - You wake up one morning and there it is, sitting in an old plaid bathrobe in your kitchen, unpleasant and unshaved. You look at it, heart sinking. Madness is a rotten guest.

Marya Hornbacher quote on being bipolar: "You wake up one morning and there it is, sitting in an old plaid bathrobe in your kitchen, unpleasant and unshaved. You look at it, heart sinking. Madness is a rotten guest."

Bipolar quote - The vet should ́ve known antidepressants weren´t good for my bipolar

Bipolar quote: "The vet should ́ve known antidepressants weren´t good for my bipolar"

This quote on bipolar disorder comes from HealthyPlace blogger, N. Tracy - People expect me to deny my bipolar disorder, my experiences with it, and its effects – mostly just to make them feel better.

This quote on bipolar disorder comes from HealthyPlace blogger, N. Tracy: "People expect me to deny my bipolar disorder, my experiences with it, and its effects – mostly just to make them feel better."

Inspirational bipolar quote - 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.

Inspirational bipolar quote: "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."

Bipolar quote on magic of bipolar - Compared to bipolar's magic, reality seems a raw deal.

Bipolar quote on magic of bipolar: "Compared to bipolar's magic, reality seems a raw deal."

Quote on depression and bipolar mania - Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death. Mania is the other extreme, a wild roller coaster run off its tracks.

Quote on depression and bipolar mania: "Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death. Mania is the other extreme, a wild roller coaster run off its tracks."

Patty Duke bipolar quote on manic times - I joke around a lot about the manic times because they are funny.

Patty Duke bipolar quote on manic times: "I joke around a lot about the manic times because they are funny."

Carrie Fisher quote on being bipolar - I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on 7 bipolar medications, and I take medication 3 times a day.

Carrie Fisher quote on being bipolar: "I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on 7 bipolar medications, and I take medication 3 times a day."


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Addiction Quotes to Think About

Addiction quotes, addiction recovery quotes that provide inspiration and insight into the world of addiction. These addiction quotes, set against an artistic image, can be shared on your website, blog or social page.

Addiction quote - When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't...

Addiction quote: "When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't..."

Quote on addictions - The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one's desire for escape and abstinence from one's addiction.

Quote on addictions: "The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one's desire for escape and abstinence from one's addiction."

Adiction quote - Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier. Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it.

Addiction quote: "Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier. Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it."

Quote on addictions - The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you. It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it.

Quote on addictions: "The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you. It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it."

Adiction quote - Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.

Adiction quote: "Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for."

Insightful addiction quote - One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.

Insightful addiction quote: "One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough."

Quote on addictions - Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.

Quote on addictions: "Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users."

Addiction quote - It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.

Addiction quote: "It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality."

Insightful addiction quote - It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.

Insightful addiction quote: "It is not I who become addicted, it is my body."

Quote on addictions - The thing about addiction is, it never ends well. Because eventually, whatever it is that was getting us high, stops feeling good, and starts to hurt. Still, they say you don't kick the habit until you hit rock bottom. But how do you know when you are there? Because no matter how badly a thing is hurting us, sometimes, letting it go hurts even worse.

Quote on addictions: "The thing about addiction is, it never ends well. Because eventually, whatever it is that was getting us high, stops feeling good, and starts to hurt. Still, they say you don't kick the habit until you hit rock bottom. But how do you know when you are there? Because no matter how badly a thing is hurting us, sometimes, letting it go hurts even worse."

Addiction quote - Addiction is a monster; it lives inside, and feeds off of you, takes from you, controls you, and destroys you. It is a beast that tears you apart, rips out your soul, and laughs at your weakness. It is a stone wall that stands to keep you in and the rest out. It is a shadow that always lurks behind you, waiting to strike. Addiction lives in everyone's mind, sitting, staring, waiting...

Addiction quote: "Addiction is a monster; it lives inside, and feeds off of you, takes from you, controls you, and destroys you. It is a beast that tears you apart, rips out your soul, and laughs at your weakness. It is a stone wall that stands to keep you in and the rest out. It is a shadow that always lurks behind you, waiting to strike. Addiction lives in everyone's mind, sitting, staring, waiting..."

Addiction quote - No one stay true. It's like an addiction cuz ain't no really... it's all *fiction*.

Addiction quote: "No one stay true. It's like an addiction cuz ain't no really... it's all *fiction*."

Quote on drug addiction - I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict. I will never understand that.

Quote on drug addiction: "I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict. I will never understand that."

Insightful addiction quote - It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with.

Insightful addiction quote: "It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with".

Addiction quote by Wendell Berry - People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure.

Addiction quote by Wendell Berry: "People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other."

Quote on addiction - The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief.

Quote on addiction: "The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief."

Insightful addiction quote - Imagine trying to live without air. Now imagine something worse.

Insightful addiction quote: "Imagine trying to live without air. Now imagine something worse."

Addiction quote by Russell Brand - Addictions is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death.

Addiction quote by Russell Brand: "Addictions is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death."

Quote on addictions by Wendell Berry - People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure.

Quote on addictions by Wendell Berry: "People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other."

Quote on addiction - It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.

Quote on addiction: "It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour."

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~ Quotes on Anxiety
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~ Quotes on Eating Disorders
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Insightful addiction quote - When you're an addict, you can go without feeling anything except drunk or stoned or hungry. Still, when you compare this to other feelings, to sadness, anger, fear, worry, despair, and depression, well, an addiction no longer looks so bad. It looks like a very viable option.

Insightful addiction quote: "When you're an addict, you can go without feeling anything except drunk or stoned or hungry. Still, when you compare this to other feelings, to sadness, anger, fear, worry, despair, and depression, well, an addiction no longer looks so bad. It looks like a very viable option."

Quote on addictions by Luke Davies - When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't.

Quote on addictions by Luke Davies: When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't..."

Alcohol addiction quote - I drink to stay warm, and to kill selected memories...

Alcohol addiction quote: "I drink to stay warm, and to kill selected memories..."

Alcohol addiction quote - First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

Alcohol addiction quote: "First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."

Quote on addictions - When you can stop you don´t want to, and when you want to stop, you can´t.

Quote on addictions: "When you can stop you don´t want to, and when you want to stop, you can´t..."

Alcohol addiction quote - Drunkenness is temporary suicide.

Alcohol addiction quote: "Drunkenness is temporary suicide."

Quote on addictions - One trait of addictive families is that we never recognize our own addictions.

Quote on addictions: "One trait of addictive families is that we never recognize our own addictions."

Quote on alcohol abuse effects - One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.

Quote on alcohol abuse effects: "One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time."

Inspirational quote on substance abuse - That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.

Inspirational quote on substance abuse: "That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end."

Addiction quote on effects of drug abuse - Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse.

Addiction quote on effects of drug abuse: "Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse."

Quote on addiction - Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death.

Quote on addiction: "Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death."

Quote on addiction withdrawal symptoms - Imagine trying to live without air. Now imagine something worse.

Quote on addiction withdrawal symptoms, (cocaine withdrawal symptoms): "Imagine trying to live without air. Now imagine something worse."

Quote on cause of addictions - The priority of any addict is to anaesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief.

Quote on cause of addictions: "The priority of any addict is to anaesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief."


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~ Quotes on Anxiety
~ Quotes on Bipolar
~ Depression Quotes and Sayings About Depression
~ Quotes on Eating Disorders
~ Quotes on Mental Illness Stigma