Words are so powerful. They can change your mindset, they can give you hope when you feel like you have nothing left to give. During my dark days just reading something, and knowing I wasn’t alone was enough. You know that feeling when something really resonates with you and something inside of you just clicks? Well for me that is what these quotes do. Particularly the first one.
So without further ado, here is a list of twenty quotes I think everyone with a mental illness should read.
“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb” — Najwa Zebian
“Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott
“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” – Joubert Botha
“This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.”― Cammie McGovern
“You’re only given one little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.” — Robin Williams
“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close
“It doesn’t have to take over your life, it doesn’t have to define you as a person, it’s just important that you ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness.” —Demi Lovato
“What does your anxiety do? It does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of its strength. It does not make you escape the evil; it makes you unfit to cope with it if it comes.” ― Raymond L. Cramer
“They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.” ― Nathaniel Lee
“The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” – Emery Lord
“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” –Linda Poindexter
“Self-esteem is not a luxury; it is a profound spiritual need.”― Nathaniel Branden
“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” ― Juliette Lewis
“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.” ― Matt Haig
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore
“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.” ― Amy Poehler
“I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.” ― John Green
“In the depth of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus
If you have anymore quotes that you like, I’d love to read them so please share them in the comments below or message me on my social pages.