You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

Robin Williams

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

The darkest moments of our lives are not to be blurred or forgotten, rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration, to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable.

Unknown

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.

Steve Maraboli

I am a work in progress.

Violet Yates, Lost & Found

It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.

Zig Ziglar

You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.

A. J. Kitt

Just be anything you choose to be. You’re somebody.

Bryn Morgan Evans, Dare 2 Believe

Nothing will change unless or until those who control resources have the wisdom to venture off the beaten track of exclusive reliance on biomedicine.

George Engel

We are all weak. We are all strong. We are all wounded. We are all healers.

Julie Leibrich

People are as fully human when they experience distress and madness as when they are fully well.

Mary O’Hagan

The goal is to become the unique, awesome, never to be repeated human being that we were called to be.

Patricia E. Deegan

Act as if it were impossible to fail.

Dorothea Brande

The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs . . . one step at a time.

Joe Girard

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.

Frank Zappa

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.

Jeanette Winterson

But I say to you, my friends, there are certain things in our nation and in the world which I am proud to be maladjusted and which I hope all men of good-will will be maladjusted until the good societies realize.

Martin Luther King

Spirituality involves a discovery of self, and mental health involves an acceptance of self, with all the freedom that brings. That is why spiritual experiences and their interpretation can have such a profound influence on mental health.

Julie Leibrich

The Secret of Change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the Old, but on building the New.

Socrates

Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfil your purpose.

Steve Maraboli

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

Brigitte Nicole

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

Herman Hesse

Mental Health is the freedom of knowing and accepting one’s self .

Julie Leibrich

All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Getting to know ourselves

They called me mad and I called them mad and damn them, they outvoted me

Nathaniel Lee

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg