50+ Best Breakdown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Breakdown is failure to progress or have effect. Profoundly inspirational breakdown quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Breakdown Quotes

Every major difficulty you face in life is a fork in the road. You choose which track you will head down, toward breakdown or breakthrough. John Maxwell 

I don’t want to be a leader. I want to be one who goes around with a little oil can and offers help when I see a breakdown. Baba Amte

Whether we like it or not, a breakdown in home-life will eventually lead to a breakdown everywhere. This is, surely, the most menacing and dangerous aspect of the state of society at this present time. Once the family idea, the family unit, the family life is broken up – once that goes, soon you will have no other allegiance. Martyn

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown. Jeanette Winterson

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority. Hu Shih

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs is the whole function of a master. Rajneesh

Catastrophe is the essence of the spiritual path, a series of breakdowns allowing us to discover the threads that weave all of life into a whole cloth. Joan Halifax

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Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation. Cherrie Moraga

How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started—that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed. Adolf Hitler

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell 

When there is breakdown in a relationship, you must have the hard conversation. It may not be pretty and it may not feel good. But if you are willing to listen and tell the truth, it will open up. Iyanla Vanzant

The Breakdown in all human relations is unstated expectations.  Eric Holtzclaw

Sometimes you just need to breakdown to have all the pieces you need to build yourself up again.  Unknown

Instead of me having a breakdown, I’m focusing on me having a breakthrough. Terrell Owens

We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle. Jerry Falwell

Give yourself a break to avoid a breakdown. Karen Salmansohn

Inspirational Breakdown Quotes

You’re heading for a breakdown. Why don’t you pull yourself to pieces. Groucho Marx

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. R. D. Laing

There is no breakthrough without a breakdown. Tony Robbins

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be a breakthrough. R.D. Laing

The biggest trouble with success is is that its formula is just about the same as that for a nervous breakdown. John Holmes

War is not the continuation of policy. It is the breakdown of policy. Hans von Seeckt

I do not think burning the candles at both ends casts a lovely light; on the contrary, I am of the opinion that it is a dandy way to get a nervous breakdown. George Abbott

For the parents of a little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings. Earl Wilson

Sometimes, breaking down is the bravest thing you can do. Vironika Tugaleva

It does not always silence responsible for the breakdown. Aditya Chandel

The sorrow you can hold, however desolating if nobody speaks to you. If they speak, you break down. Bede Jarrett

Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. Charlie Tremendous Jones

As a believer in evolution and the breakdown in barriers, I am using my practice to show that art conversations break down barriers: art/ not art, high/low, etc. Virgil Abloh

A nervous breakdown shows you care. Robert Orben

With the breakdown of the medieval system, the gods of chaos, lunacy, and bad taste gained ascendancy.  John Kennedy Toole

A small communication breakdown is enough for everyone to be working on slightly different things. And then you loose focus. Sam Altman

Your day give yourself a break do something that makes you happy / do some workout / Music and meditation / at the end of the day it goes easy. Perpetua Aperocho

Nervous breakdowns can be highly underrated methods of spiritual transformation. Marianne Williamson

What appears to be a breakdown can often be a breakthrough, if you understand God’s grace. Carl Lentz

If you want to give the devil a nervous breakdown, just get up every day and see how much good you can do. Joyce Meyer

Breakdowns are really just breakthroughs. It takes hitting the bottom to make it to the top.  Unknown

It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build. Nelson Mandela

Live boldly and rejoice in work is a worthy mantra for enduring a life that will ultimately break the fibrous soul. Kilroy J. Oldster

The financial costs of family breakdown are incredibly high. Iain Duncan Smith

The simplest type of breakdown exhibits itself as an oscillation in a goal-seeking process which appears only when that process is actively invoked. Norbert Wiener

I put enough pressure on myself already – I can sit here and work myself into an anxiety-filled breakdown without worrying about What everyone else is going to think. Sam Fender

Disordered love always leads to misery and breakdown. The only way to ‘reorder’ our loves is to love God supremely. Timothy Keller

Psychological breakdowns are actually breakthroughs to enlightenment. R. D. Laing

If you’re not breaking, you’re not really living. Richie Norton

Something as straightforward as a difference could lead to something as complex as a breakdown. Jeanette Winterson

Adaptable as human beings are and have to be, I sometimes sympathize with the chameleon who had a nervous breakdown on a patchwork quilt. John Stephen Strange

Your best is whatever you can do comfortably without having a breakdown. J. R. Moehringer

It is no good being a Manager with an engineering background if you cannot get yourself out of trouble in times of breakdown and failure. Richard Hardy

A nervous breakdown is a relapse into auto eroticism. Edward J. Kempf

A nervous breakdown waits around the corner for anyone who lets himself wallow in bitterness. Little by little, it takes over your whole being. Mariama Bâ

When families are strong and stable, so are children— showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong—either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship—the impact on a child’s later life can be devastating. Lain Duncan Smith

Your best is whatever you can do comfortably without having a breakdown. J.R. Moehringer

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not break down from overwork but from worry and dissipation. Charles Evans Hughes