13 Inspiring Quotes About Bipolar Disorder and Manic Depression

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, AKA manic depression, you’re far from alone. Many people throughout history have had this disorder, and in dealing with it, they have shared some of their greatest wisdom with the world. Hopefully, these quotes can help those who know this disorder feel comfort, solidarity, hope and inspiration.

Read on to discover some of the best quotes about bipolar disorder. What other quotes help you cope?


“It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so deeply.”

– David Jones


“Bipolar disorder is a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.”

– Carrie Fisher


“Bipolar disorder may be a part of my life, but it isn’t who I am.”

– Demi Lovato


“One of the things that baffles me … is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls.”

– Carrie Fisher


“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.”

– Beau Taplin


“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

— Sarah Williams


“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

— Jon Kabat-Zinn


“I spoke so much about being a manic-depressive. I want to bring everyone back to my earliest memories of this companion of mine. Some people call this companion I have an ailment, or worse a terrible nightmare from which some people cannot awaken. I know that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have nothing that should garner a stigma.”

– Richard Dreyfuss


“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


“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.”
– Ehssan


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

– Haruki Murakami


“I hate being bipolar. It’s awesome.”

– Kanye West

Catie Housman

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