65 Schizophrenia Quotes On Success In Life

These schizophrenia quotes will inspire you. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging schizophrenia quotes, schizophrenia sayings, and schizophrenia proverbs.

Best Schizophrenia Quotes

  1. “If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.” ~ Thomas Szasz
  2. “Schizophrenia beats dining alone.” ~ Oscar Levant
  3. “The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare.” ~ Elyn Saks
  4. “Knowing that you’re crazy doesn’t make the crazy things stop happening.” ~ Mark Vonnegut

  5. “Oh, and I certainly don’t suffer from schizophrenia. I quite enjoy it. And so do I.” ~ Emilie Autumn
  6. “There is no difference between acute schizophrenia and a world at war.” ~ Gary Zukav
  7. “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” ~ George Orwell
  8. “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.” ~ Philip K. Dick

  9. “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~ E. L. Doctorow
  10. “As well as being one of the worst things that can happen to a human being, schizophrenia can also be one of the richest learning and humanizing experiences life offers.” ~ Mark Vonnegut
  11. “The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease.” ~ James D. Watson
  12. “Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.” ~ R. D. Laing

  13. “Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.” ~ Oscar Levant
  14. “We children of schizophrenics are the great secret keepers, the ones who don’t want you to think that anything is wrong.” ~ Mira Bartok
  15. “Schizophrenia demons live in my head.” ~ Wesley Willis
  16. “For schizophrenia, the recovery rate with drug therapy is under 15%. With nutritional therapy, the recovery rate is 80%.” ~ Abram Hoffer

  17. “These disorders – schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, depression, addiction – they not only steal our time to live, they change who we are.” ~ Edward Boyden
  18. “If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.” ~ Thomas Szasz
  19. “I was diagnosed with everything from schizophrenia to multiple personality disorder.” ~ Darrell Hammond
  20. “Please hear this: There are not ‘schizophrenics,’ there are people with schizophrenia.” ~ Elyn Saks

  21. “Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  22. “I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium and symptoms of schizophrenia.” ~ John Forbes Nash
  23. “A lot of people don’t know me. I was a man in a suit for many years, but it’s really gonna work to my advantage and I’ve always known that. I’m turning 30 in a month… that’s something for me to look at. Generally when people see me and greet me, they’re kind of astonished at what I really am. It’s all about playing character and really becoming somebody else. I’ve always said, “Acting is nothing more than paid schizophrenia if you’re doing it right.”.” ~ Jaleel White
  24. “I am a woman with chronic schizophrenia. I have spent hundreds of days in psychiatric hospitals. I could have ended up living most of my life on a back ward, but things turned out quite differently.” ~ Elyn Saks

  25. “So wie die Verruecktheit in einem hoeheren Sinn, der Anfang aller Weisheit ist, so ist die Schizophrenie der Anfang aller Kunst, aller Phantasie. (As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy.)” ~ Hermann Hesse
  26. “I have a son, who is a… not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.” ~ James D. Watson
  27. “In order for him to believe sincerely in eternity, others had to share in this belief, because a belief that no one else shares is called schizophrenia.” ~ Victor Pelevin
  28. “I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are also the police force of it.” ~ David Icke

  29. “When we talk to god, it’s prayer. When god talks to us, it’s schizophrenia.” ~ Lily Tomlin
  30. “There are people who are convinced supernatural forces are at work, but I’ve no idea. I suspect ‘possession’ might be a psychological thing, like schizophrenia. We all think we know things, but we don’t know a damn thing. Whether God exists, why we’re here… Nobody really knows any of it.” ~ Anthony Hopkins
  31. “I think part of why schizophrenia got linked to civil rights protest in the ’60s was because mainstream society was coding threats against the smooth running of the state as insanity and treating it as such, and so as that happens you see the evolution of a process in which people with schizophrenia are increasingly feared and our hospitals, particularly the kind of hospital that I look at in the book become to look more and more like prisons, to the point where many of them including the one I talk about actually become prisons.” ~ Jonathan Michel Metzl
  32. “Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?” ~ Lily Tomlin

  33. “Colds, ulcers, flu, and cancer are things we get. Schizophrenia is something we are.” ~ Mark Vonnegut
  34. “Sometimes it happens that you become one, in some rare moment. Watch the ocean, the tremendous wildness of it–and suddenly you forget your split, your schizophrenia; you relax. Or, moving in the Himalayas, seeing the virgin snow on the Himalayan peaks, suddenly a coolness surrounds you and you need not be false because there is no other human being to be false to. You fall together.” ~ Rajneesh
  35. “If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  36. “There is no such condition as ‘schizophrenia,’ but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event.” ~ R. D. Laing

  37. “Before I tell you, I have to know three things,” I said. “Okay.” “One, are you sitting down?” “Yes.” “Two, are you mentally stable?” “More than you’ll ever be.” Well, that was uncalled for. “And three, how do you spell schizophrenia?” “What does that have to do with anything?” “Nothing. I just wanted to see if you’d tell me.” ~ Darynda Jones
  38. “Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.” ~ Vittorio Gassman
  39. “I tell patients that tranquilizers alone never cure anyone. They merely reduce the intensity of the symptoms and make life slightly more endurable. They create a better behaved, chronic dependent person. Only with orthomolecular treatment can the majority of schizophrenic patients hope to become well and normally independent.” ~ Abram Hoffer , Schizophrenia quotes treatment
  40. “No one has schizophrenia, like having a cold. The patient has not “got” schizophrenia. He is schizophrenic.” ~ R. D. Laing

  41. “It seemed to me the basic definition of mental illness, this persistent, painful inability to simply be with someone else. It might be lifelong, or it might descend like a sudden catastrophe, this blankness between ourselves and the rest of the world. The blankness might not even be obvious to others. But on our side of that severed connection, it was hell, a life lived behind glass. The only difference between mild depression and severe schizophrenia was the amount of sound and air that seeped in.” ~ Tracy Thompson
  42. “Living with bipolar, schizophrenia or any other mental condition takes a recognition that one has a chronic condition that needs managing. The management can be through pharmaceutical intervention, talk therapy, mindfulness programmes, diet and exercise changes, all kinds of things.” ~ Stephen Fry
  43. “Even with all that – excellent treatment, wonderful family and friends, supportive work environment – I did not make my illness public until relatively late in life, and that’s because the stigma against mental illness is so powerful that I didn’t feel safe with people knowing. If you hear nothing else today, please hear this: There are not ‘schizophrenics’. There are people with schizophrenia, and these people may be your spouse, they may be your child, they may be your neighbor, they may be your friend, they may be your coworker.” ~ Elyn Saks
  44. “Schizophrenia is the name for a condition that most psychiatrists ascribe to patients they call schizophrenic.” ~ R. D. Laing

  45. “Schizophrenia is hearing voices, not doing voices.” ~ Maria Bamford
  46. “Schizophrenia is a successful attempt not to adapt to pseudo- social realities.” ~ R. D. Laing
  47. “A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds – one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.” ~ David Mamet
  48. “We’re all divided souls, we’ve got two natures in us, You measure schizophrenia not by the fact that you’re divided but how well the divisions speak to one another.” ~ Norman Mailer

  49. “There are not schizophrenics. There are people with schizophrenia and these people may be your spouse, they may be your child, they may be your neighbor, they may be your friend, they may be your coworker.” ~ Elyn Saks
  50. “We don’t see many films in which someone with schizophrenia is the main character.” ~ Brian Lindstrom
  51. “Most people, if you live in a big city, you see some form of schizophrenia every day, and it’s always in the form of someone homeless. “Look at that guy – he’s crazy. He looks dangerous.” Well, he’s on the streets because of mental illness. He probably had a job and a home…” ~ Eric McCormack
  52. “There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that.” ~ John Forbes Nash

  53. “Psychiatrists look for twisted molecules and defective genes as the causes of schizophrenia, because schizophrenia is the name of a disease. If Christianity or Communism were called diseases, would they then look for the chemical and genetic “causes” of these “conditions”?” ~ Thomas Szasz
  54. “Totalitarianism, however, does not so much promise an age of faith as an age of schizophrenia. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no matter how long it persists, can never afford to become either tolerant or intellectually stable.” ~ George Orwell
  55. “An old joke puts its thus, “when a man speaks to a god its prayer , when a god speaks to a man its schizophrenia”… Many people hear voices without suffering any of the debilitating and dysfunctional effects associated with schizophrenia, some treat these as sources of inspiration of develop religious ideas around them, others become mediums or occultists.” ~ Peter J. Carroll
  56. “I believe there is a reason such as autism, severe manic-depression, and schizophrenia remain in our gene pool even though there is much suffering as a result.” ~ Temple Grandin

  57. “There’s been an amazing backlash for the last decade in America: political correctness. In many ways, I think that, while we’ve been remarkably violent in our media, there’s been a real schizophrenia. In private, on the Internet, and on public-affairs shows or talk radio, we’re way more explicit than we’ve ever been. But traditional Hollywood has been much more frightened than it ever was in the ’70s about presenting things that could be perceived as politically incorrect.” ~ Ivan Reitman
  58. “Hauntings are memes, especially pernicious thought contagions, social contagions that need no viral or bacterial host and are transmitted in a thousand different ways. A book, a poem, a song, a bedtime story, a grandmother’s suicide, the choreography of a dance, a few frames of film, a diagnosis of schizophrenia, a deadly tumble from a horse, a faded photograph, or a story you tell your daughter.” ~ Caitlín R. Kiernan
  59. “When I speak of divisions greater than gender or race, I say that because it is so unimaginable. I can imagine what it would be like to be another race. Or to be a man – I could draw that up in my mind and experience it. Schizophrenia? We’re all schizophrenic in our dreams. Depression? Most of us have been at least a little depressed and can imagine it. But not having a conscience? Conscience is so profound and so basic in most of us.” ~ Martha Stout
  60. “Why is it that when we talk to God, it’s called ‘prayer,’ but when God speaks to us, it’s called schizophrenia?” ~ Henry Blackaby

  61. “ACT psychology is a psychology of the normal. A lot of the psychologies that are out there are built on the psychology of the abnormal. We have all these syndromal boxes that we can put people in and so forth. The actual evidence on syndromes is not very good. There’s no specific biological marker for any of the things that you see talked about in the media. Even things like schizophrenia – there’s no specific and sensitive biological markers for these things. There may be some abnormal processes involved, but vastly more of human suffering comes from normal processes that run away from us.” ~ Steven C. Hayes
  62. “Why should an intellectual have to renounce the pleasures of life? I am not a hermit. I am a man of flesh and blood. In fact, if you look at my name in French, that schizophrenia, that aspiration to several lives is contained in my name. Lévy is also les vies – “the lives”.” ~ Bernard-Henri Levy
  63. “My father is schizophrenia, but he’s good people.” ~ Stewart Francis

  64. “In a given scene I may know nothing more than how it’s supposed to end, most of the time not even that. Scenes are improvised. A character does or says something, and with as much spontaneity and schizophrenia as I can muster, another character responds. In this way, everything I write is a spontaneous chain reaction and I’m running around playing leapfrog in my brain trying to “be” all my people.” ~ Richard Price
  65. “Hollywood’s schizophrenia over guns is matched only by their attitude toward taxes. Ever wonder why they film in Vancouver so often? It ain’t for the beaches, I can tell you.” ~ Greg Gutfeld

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