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Inspirational Quotes for people with Bipolar 1 and 2 Disorder.

Updated on May 27, 2015

“There's a tremendous amount of progress in understanding bipolar
disorder. It's a bad illness to have, but a good time to have it.”

-Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

According to the latest bipolar statistics quoted by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): "Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year." (National Institute of Mental Health).

Individuals diagnosed with this disease have mood swings that alternate from periods of severe highs (mania), or hypomania in Bipolar 2 sufferers, to extreme lows (depression). Suicide is the number one cause of premature death among people with bipolar disorder, with 15 percent to 17 percent taking their own lives as a result of negative symptoms that come from untreated illness.


Quotes that help me through

  1. One must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. - FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (1844-1900)

  2. 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 (1956- )

  3. Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
    - L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

  4. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
    If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
    prosperity would not be so welcome.
    - Anne Bradstreet

  5. I wept because I had no shoes
    until I met a man who had no feet.
    - old Persian Proverb

  6. Anger is a killing thing:
    it kills the man who angers,
    for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
    it takes something from him.
    - Louis L'Amour

  7. I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
    'til you gave it back to me.
    - Ursula K. Le Guin

  8. Ever had a bad hair day -
    a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
    Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
    take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
    the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
    unless you choose to assume that burden.
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  9. I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
    I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
    - Jonas Salk

  10. “Before I die I'd love to see my name on the Famous Bi Polar list. I'm not ashamed of my Illness. I believe most of my talent comes from it.”
    ― Stanley Victor Paskavich

  11. “Since I am suffering with type 2 bipolar disorder mainly on the depressive side of the bipolar disorder.

    I am not afraid nor am I disappointed with it; if this is what God Almighty wants me to have; I will make sure that I will make good use of this disorder; and, be the best person that I can be.”
    ― Temitope Owosela

  12. Please don’t confuse me with my illness, I am not Bipolar, I have bipolar. –G.E Laine

  13. I think one thing is that anybody who's had to contend with mental illness - whether it's depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever - actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they've had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering
    - Kay Redfield Jamison

  14. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. -Bill Clinton

  15. “Bipolar can make you unstable, but you are still able. Never give up, never give in, you will find your peace again.”
    -G.E Laine

  16. There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. – Aristotle

  17. “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

  18. Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. -Mason Cooley

  19. When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  20. If you are patient in one moment of anger,
    you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
    - Chinese Proverb

  21. If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
    your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
    - Rabindranath Tagore

  22. It is darkest just before the dawn.
    - Proverb

  23. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
    - Oprah Winfrey

  24. Courage doesn't always roar.
    Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
    at the end of the day saying,
    "I will try again tomorrow."
    - Mary Anne Radmacher

  25. I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
    - Louisa May Alcott

Skyscraper - by Demi Lovato (Lyrics)

"Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato is a powerful song. Perhaps this is not the true interpretation, but I believe this song captures the struggle with Bipolar Disorder and becoming stronger than the disease. This is why I have posted the video and lyrics here.


[Verse 1:]
Skies are crying, I am watching
Catching tear drops in my hands
Only silence as it's ending
Like we never had a chance
Do you have to make me feel like
There's nothing left of me?

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper
Like a skyscraper

[Verse 2:]
As the smoke clears, I awaken
And untangle you from me
Would it make you feel better
To watch me while I bleed?
All my windows still are broken
But I'm standing on my feet

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper
Like a skyscraper

Go run, run, run
I'm gonna stay right here,
Watch you disappear
Yeah, oh
Go run, run, run
Yeah, it's a long way down
But I am closer to the clouds up here

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper
Oh Oh
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper
Like a skyscraper

(Like a skyscraper)

Like a skyscraper
Like a skyscraper


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      Kevin Goodwin 

      5 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your hub especially the quotes that you have. They all are true but it does not make it any easier to live like this. I rapid cycle so I never know who I will be when I wake up, so every morning is like x-mas seeing what type of mood I will be in.


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