62+ 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

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein

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

Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm the anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes. Russ Harris

And still, I rise.  Maya Angelou

The melancholy of all things done is the way Buzz once described his complete mental breakdown after returning from the moon. Booze. A couple of divorces. A psych ward. Broke. At one point he was selling cars. Jeanne Marie Laskas

Be dedicated to change the way in which people see mental illness at all levels of society. If not for yourself, advocate for those who are struggling in silence. Germany Kent

There couldn’t possibly be a more label driven industry than acting, seeing as every audition comes with a character breakdown. Beautiful, sassy, Latina, 20s’ African American, urban, pretty, early 30s’ Caucasian, blonde, modern girl next door. Every role has a label every casting is for something specific. Meghan Markle

Anyone can be affected, despite their level of success or their place on the food chain. In fact, there is a good chance you know someone who is struggling with it since nearly 20% of American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it? Kristen Bell

My mother Molly had a nervous breakdown after my father Chic died, aged 50. He was a very generous man who ran a shop in Dundee giving a lot of people tick. When he died, a lot of people hadn’t paid their bills, so he died with a lot of debt. After he died, my mother went doolally. Brian Cox

You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. Dan Millman

The real problem in Mississippi is almost a complete moral breakdown. In order to move Mississippi from the bottom to the top, all we have to do is just get people to do a little more what they know, to practice a little more of what they preach. James Meredith

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

Today in Ukraine, many people struggle to survive, older ones often see the breakdown of the Soviet system as a loss of stability and security for average people, and therefore a certain hostility to quickly acquired wealth is from their point of view quite understandable at the first look. Victor Pinchuk

Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language. Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

The costs of marriage breakdown are borne by the entire society, and therefore it is reasonable for the entire society to demand support for marriage to insist that it is privileged both culturally and legally. Nancy Pearcey

I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health. My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. Kerry Washington

By measuring the proportion of children living with the same parents from birth and whether their parents report a good quality relationship we are driving home the message that social programmes should promote family stability and avert breakdown. Iain Duncan Smith

It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind. Aisha Mirza

I found out that I couldn’t have a nervous breakdown. I tried a couple of times, but it just didn’t work out. My mind, my body wouldn’t let me. Tom Smothers

Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going. Noam Shpancer

I travelled to Germany to witness for myself what nationalism, populism and the breakdown of peace between the great European nations had done. Amidst the rubble I made great friends who have remained friends for the rest of our lives. Betty Boothroyd

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

The boarding school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn’t put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Jacques Derrida

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

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it. Art Buchwald

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.  Albus Dumbledore

The family is the first economy. If the family breaks down, well, government gets bigger because of the consequences of family breakdown. We see in the neighborhoods where there are no marriages and there are no two-parent families. Rick Santorum

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. Brené Brown

We used to think that aging was a lot like, as if we were cars made fresh and youthful and then we’ve entered this breakdown in diet. What we didn’t realize until recently is that we’re much more complex than a car. We fix ourselves if we’re broken. David Andrew Sinclair

Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Lemony Snicket

I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch. Emma Thompson

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh

The breakdown of the black community, in order to maintain slavery, began with the breakdown of the black family. Men and women were not legally allowed to get married because you couldn’t have that kind of love. It might get in the way of the economics of slavery. Your children could be taken from you and literally sold down the river. Kerry Washington

Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone. Lisa Olivera

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

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. John Green

As wealthy as you are, nothing, nothing, nothing guarantees you that through a breakdown of relationship, your kids won’t end up on the streets. It’s nothing to do with wealth sometimes it can be down to other things, like the breakdown of relationships. Vincent Kompany

I cannot stand the words Get over it. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime and that’s OK.  Beau Taplin

I had that C.difficile hospital bug that everyone is going on about. It was an experience. There’s not much they can do. They just let you get on with it. It’s a breakdown of the whole immune system. Kathy Burke

Self care is how you take your power back.  Lalah Delia

Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan, whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal justice system are more important than whether or not I’m going to be governor. Bill Scott

My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it. Emery Lord

I can’t think of a single example of two mature democracies going to war with each other in the 20th century. It’s where there was an absence of democracy and a breakdown of democracy that we finish up with these wars. Nigel Farage

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. Fred Rogers

Science tells us we need to keep the majority of fossil fuels in the ground, and that we must urgently invest in renewable energy, and other alternative industries. Doing so would create millions of jobs, ensure a fair transition for fossil fuel workers into new industries, and avert the most catastrophic climate breakdown. Barry Gardiner

You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human. Lori Deschene

My way of dealing with the world has always been to make fun of it and observe it but not take part in it. That’s how I became a writer. But when you have kids, suddenly you have to be part of things. It leads almost to a breakdown because your whole defense mechanism is now really destructive. Judd Apatow

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.  Maya Angelou

Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs. Kamisese Mara

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.  Buddha

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. Iain Duncan Smith

This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not. Cammie McGovern

More and more, we have been able to present the argument that recruitment of child soldiers is a social breakdown that leads to atrocities, because that’s why they get them. Romeo Dallaire

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. Thich Nhat Hanh

The main interest of most members of the Christian Coalition is the breakdown of the family. I think that’s our biggest problem, and if the whole country was as concerned and active in issues of the family as members of the Christian Coalition are, we’d probably be better off as a country. Lamar Alexander

Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. Stephen Chbosky

My mother was very ill when I was 18. She had a brain operation and then a nervous breakdown. It’s very strange when you see your parents, who have always been your pillars of strength, suddenly become vulnerable. You don’t know whether to be angry that they are not strong or devastated. Emilia Fox

You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. Max Lucado

I don’t get into these petty things, Kentucky Louisville. To me, it’s nonsense. There will be people at Kentucky that will have a nervous breakdown if they lose to us. They’ve got to put the fences up on bridges. There will be people consumed by Louisville. Rick Pitino