Psychotic Disorder Quotes

Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening.
“Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening.”
I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.
“I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”
My good fortune is not that I've recovered from mental illness. I have not, nor will I ever. My good fortune lies in having found my life.
“My good fortune is not that I've recovered from mental illness. I have not, nor will I ever. My good fortune lies in having found my life.”
The goal of recovery is not to become normal. The goal is to embrace the human vocation of becoming more deeply, more fully human.
“The goal of recovery is not to become normal. The goal is to embrace the human vocation of becoming more deeply, more fully human.”
Minds that have withered into psychosis are far more terrifying than any character of fiction.
“Minds that have withered into psychosis are far more terrifying than any character of fiction.”
If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.
“If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
Am I a mindless fool? My life is a fragment, a disconnected dream that has no continuity. I am so tired of senselessness. I am tired of the music that my feelings sing, the dream music.
“Am I a mindless fool? My life is a fragment, a disconnected dream that has no continuity. I am so tired of senselessness. I am tired of the music that my feelings sing, the dream music.”
The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.
“The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.”
In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.
“In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.”
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
I learned a saying at the hospital. When you get cancer, people bring you cake. When you get a mental illness people run away. But that's not my experience at all. My friends and my family all supported me. It's not all bad.
“I learned a saying at the hospital. When you get cancer, people bring you cake. When you get a mental illness people run away. But that's not my experience at all. My friends and my family all supported me. It's not all bad.”
I have schizophrenia. I am not schizophrenia. I am not my mental illness. My illness is a part of me.
“I have schizophrenia. I am not schizophrenia. I am not my mental illness. My illness is a part of me.”
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.
“Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.”
There's a tremendous need to implode the myths of mental illness, to put a face on it, to show people that a diagnosis does not have to lead to a painful and oblique life? We who struggle with these disorders can lead full, happy, productive lives, if we have the right resources.
“There's a tremendous need to implode the myths of mental illness, to put a face on it, to show people that a diagnosis does not have to lead to a painful and oblique life? We who struggle with these disorders can lead full, happy, productive lives, if we have the right resources.”
When I talk to someone with schizophrenia, I understand them hearing voices. It puts them at ease to know they're not the only one.
“When I talk to someone with schizophrenia, I understand them hearing voices. It puts them at ease to know they're not the only one.”
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
“Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.”
Adults with schizophrenia are not attractive in the way that an abandoned baby or abused dog is.
“Adults with schizophrenia are not attractive in the way that an abandoned baby or abused dog is.”
Schizophrenia beats dining alone.
“Schizophrenia beats dining alone.”
Some people say I'm unique, that there aren't other people with schizophrenia like me. Well, there are people like me out there, but the stigma is so great that they don't come forward.
“Some people say I'm unique, that there aren't other people with schizophrenia like me. Well, there are people like me out there, but the stigma is so great that they don't come forward.”
When I began to hear voices, I thought of the voices as from something of that source (aliens)... Well, you see, it's really my subconscious talking. It was really that, and I, of course, know that now.
“When I began to hear voices, I thought of the voices as from something of that source (aliens)... Well, you see, it's really my subconscious talking. It was really that, and I, of course, know that now.”
Please hear this: There are not 'schizophrenics.' There are people with schizophrenia.
“Please hear this: There are not 'schizophrenics.' There are people with schizophrenia.”
I didn't consider myself a drifter; I was just a victim of schizophrenia. I had gone 10 years without getting any kind of treatment. Once I accepted and cooperated with the treatment, I started to beat the illness.
“I didn't consider myself a drifter; I was just a victim of schizophrenia. I had gone 10 years without getting any kind of treatment. Once I accepted and cooperated with the treatment, I started to beat the illness.”
There are a number of things that family and friends can do to help a person with schizophrenia. One of the simplest and most effective is to create a positive environment around the person.
“There are a number of things that family and friends can do to help a person with schizophrenia. One of the simplest and most effective is to create a positive environment around the person.”
As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy.
“As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy.”
There is no difference between acute schizophrenia and a world at war.
“There is no difference between acute schizophrenia and a world at war.”
The problem is that you have a disease, but the disease is abnormal integrity, loyalty to a view of the world that the schizophrenic is willing to stake his life on.
“The problem is that you have a disease, but the disease is abnormal integrity, loyalty to a view of the world that the schizophrenic is willing to stake his life on.”
There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that.
“There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that.”
We think that both our genetic rodent model as well as a new learning and memory test we developed may provide valuable tools in the investigation of schizophrenia.
“We think that both our genetic rodent model as well as a new learning and memory test we developed may provide valuable tools in the investigation of schizophrenia.”
If you talk to God, you are praying.  If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
“If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.”
Sometimes I think people take reality for granted.
“Sometimes I think people take reality for granted.”