Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bipolar and Depression Quotes

"In the night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day."
~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

"Seven years ago I had an attack of pathological enthusiasm. I believed I could stop cars and paralyze their forces by merely standing in the middle of the highway with my arms outspread."
~Robert Lowell

"I was much further than you thought, and not waving but drowning."
~Stevie Smith

"The aggravated agony of depression is terrifying, and elation, its nonidentical twin sister, is even more terrifying—attractive as she may be for a moment. You are grandiose beyond the reality of your creativity."
~Joshua Logan

Since I always believe in ending on a positive note...here are a few quotes and a poem about hope.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof."
~Barbara Kingsolver

Hope is the Thing with Feathers
Emily Dickenson

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

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