53+ Profound Bipolar Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive, is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. It has an impact that goes far beyond numbers. Honest and inspirational bipolar quotes will provide deep insight on different aspects of bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression.

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Most Famous Bipolar Quotes

I just have basically too much personality for one person, and not quite enough for two. Carrie Fisher

If I can’t feel, if I can’t move, if I can’t think, and I can’t care, then what conceivable point is there in living? Kay Redfield Jamison

I’m bipolar, but I’m not crazy, and I never was. I’m stark raving sane. Emilie Autumn

When you are mad, mad like this, you don’t know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else’s reality, it’s still reality to you. Marya Hornbacher

I wrote a show. Just as a joke, actually, and called it Bipolar, Bath, Beyond, just to bring some humor to it. I wasn’t saying to myself that I’ll come out with it. I didn’t think there was anything to come out with. I was just writing another one woman show about my life. Jenifer Lewis

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. 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. 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. Alyssa Reyans

I had been a hurricane all my life. And that was, of course, because I was bipolar and did not know it. And I was you know, the mania took control. When you’re on stage and when you’re performing, you’re heightened, and it’s an extreme. Jenifer Lewis

What if talking about your feelings doesn’t fix anything? What if what you really need is to make the feelings go away? Amy Reed

If you give a bipolar man a mic, I don’t know what you expect. Damon Dash

Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. Vincent van Gogh

Sometimes when you have bipolar you have days you are grumpy and not feeling yourself. Frank Bruno

I used to think it utterly normal that I suffered from suicidal ideation on an almost daily basis. In other words, for as long as I can remember, the thought of ending my life came to me frequently and obsessively. Stephen Fry

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. Alyssa Reyans

I feel sorry for every Therapist, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist I’ve ever met. I know I’ve put thoughts in their mind they will never forget. Stanley Victor Paskavich

Compared to bipolar’s magic, reality seems a raw deal. It’s not just the boredom that makes recovery so difficult, it’s the slow dawning pain that comes with sanity the realization of illness, the humiliating scenes, the blown money and friendships, and confidence. Depression seems almost inevitable. David Lovelace

I get absolutely shitfaced. I am shitfaced and hyper and ten years old. I am having the time of my life. Marya Hornbacher

Except you cannot outrun insanity, anymore than you can outrun your own shadow. Alyssa Reyans

Everything is, the way it is, for a reason. Or it isn’t. Or neither. Or both. It’s so hard to tell. It’s so hard to tell you’re a mile away by the Luke in your eye. Alistair McHarg

Suddenly I wanted to get better. Mania wasn’t fun anymore. It wasn’t creative or visionary. It was mean parody at best, a cheap chemical trick. I needed to stop and get better. I’d take whatever they gave me, I pledged silently. I’d take Trilafon or Thorazine or whatever. I just wanted to sleep. David Lovelace

My story is not a sad story; it’s a real one. It’s a story about a girl who fought through a storm she thought would never end. Hannah Blum

Bipolar disorder is something that is mine. And it is very difficult to talk about it. Mariette Hartley

Trust me, in these moments when you decide whether you can take anything else or if you have given up hope on your future, and you’re so upset that you can barely breathe, because everyone you’ve hurt and everything you’ve done wrong is swarming around in your mind you’re sucked right back into that tornado. You don’t know how big the tornado will be until it’s already here, and you’re spiraling in it, watching it destroy everything around you except it’s not a tornado. It’s you. You’re the tornado. You think you are causing pain to others, but most of all, you are in pain yourself, so you see no other way out. You can’t live this way anymore. And you think everyone would be better off without you. Emma Thomas

People who are bipolar, they kind of latch onto things that are fanatical sometimes. Brad Garrett

My psychiatrist said you’re BI Polar. I said tell us something we don’t already know. Stanley Victor Paskavich

Part of the frustration of being bipolar is people don’t understand what it feels like. Alice Ripley

His mind betrayed him and now we were all victims of the horrible deception. Maddy Kobar

Telling someone who is manic that she’s manic is like telling a dictator that he’s a dick. Neither is going to admit it, and both are willing to torture you to prove their points. Melody Moezzi

As if your brain wants to kill your soul. Andy Alsanati

It wasn’t uncommon. Treated, bipolar disorder could be managed quite well in most cases. Two of my med school professors had talked openly about having it. But for some people, the medication made them feel flat. Gray. The mood swings and mania were the price they paid for a life full of color. Kristan Higgins

I guess the fact that the three of us have had these diagnoses hanging over our heads makes us empathetic toward one another. When it is just us three, it is so much easier to be ourselves because we don’t have to try so hard. We all just understand each other and have become inseparable ever since. Emma Thomas

Yes I’m Bipolar but I’m as normal as you except the times when my mind thinks like two. Stanley Victor Paskavich

In giving her existence, a great law had been broken; and the result was a being, whose elements were perhaps beautiful and brilliant, but all in disorder; or with an order peculiar to themselves, amidst which the point of variety and arrangement was difficult or impossible to be discovered. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Bipolar disorder is so swept under the rug as a nation and, I think especially, by black people. It’s not our culture to go get therapy. Give them medicine for what? We put people in court, put them in court again, versus really paying attention to what it is they are going through. Trai Byers

You know what would be so cool? To get to the end of my personality and just lay in the sun. Carrie Fisher

Even when I’m in a really great, steady, and stable place. I’m clinically bipolar so that always exists a darkness always exists. Mary Lambert

The thing about pills, Regan wanted to say to the doctor who had clearly never taken any, was that the ups and downs still happened; they were just different now, contained within brackets of limitation. Some inner lawlessness was still there, screeching for a higher high and clawing for a lower low, but ultimately the pills were loose restraints, a method of numbly shrinking. Olivie Blake

Been under treatment for PTSD and bipolar since 1992. I’m not ashamed of my illness. I’ve been shunned by many and I feel for those shunned, too. Stanley Victor Paskavich

The neurobiological side of the hypothesis is proposed that  the feats cause, at the brain level, a rise in dopamine  delusions are feats of fantasy and fantasy shield feats that cause this same award, or relieve punishment the neuroleptics show efficacy in reducing delusions since they inhibit dopamine receptors and take away the prize for self deception. Martín Ross

I didn’t t realize I actually had post traumatic stress disorder at the time, but why would I think I had that? Anyway, how would I know which was post traumatic stress, which is addiction, which is bipolar, which is Libra? Carrie Fisher

This disorder is a pain in the ass and it is work. At times it is a cross to bear, and at others it is just a piece of the AJ shaped puzzle. It is a part of me, as natural as the color of my eyes, but it is not all of me. Bipolar disorder does not define me. And I refuse to let a simple word be used as a weapon against me. There is no arrangement of letters that can make me feel inferior. A.J. Mendez Brooks

Until we come up with an unequivocal blood test or the equivalent, we’re all blowing smoke and don’t know if what we call schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are one disorder or a dozen. Mark Vonnegut

That such a final, tragic, and awful thing is suicide can exist in the midst of remarkable beauty is one of the vastly contradictory and paradoxical aspects of life and art. Kay Redfield Jamison

It turns out that up to 35 percent of people with bipolar disorder also have ADHD. Julie A. Fast

That’s what mountains do, they taunt you, lure you to the freedom of the wilderness, and it is fucking exhilarating. Shannon M Mullen

I don’t find anything upsetting or gross or degrading about fighting with a mental illness Bipolar or Schizophrenia. Kangana Ranaut

But if love is not the cure, it certainly can act as a very strong medicine. Kay Redfield Jamison

Emotions, moods, impulses, ebb and flow with the tide of my life. Tidal waves, at times, in a bipolar mind. H.G.

Do not be blind in love and try not to suffer in silence. Alba Castillo

Bipolars are made to make love to their destiny. Kostas Gkionakis

Call it dysphoric mania, agitated depression, or a mixed state: nobody will understand anyway. Mania and depression at once mean the will to die and the motivation to make it happen. This is why mixed states are the most dangerous periods of mood disorders. Tearfulness and racing thoughts happen. So do agitation and guilt, fatigue and morbidity and dread. Walking late at night, trying to get murdered, happens. Trying to explain a bipolar mixed state is like trying to explain the Holy Trinity, three persons in one God you just have to take it on faith when I tell you that the poles bend, cross, never snapping. Elissa Washuta

Several politicians and wives of politicians have been public about their experiences with depression or bipolar illness, including Lawton Chiles, Patrick Kennedy, Tipper Gore, and Kitty Dukakis. Each made a tremendous difference by doing so. Kay Redfield Jamison