An Unquiet Mind Quotes.

1. "Now I had no choice but to live in the broken world that my mind had forced upon me."
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

2. "Patient reluctant to be with people when depressed because she feels her depression is such an intolerable burden on others;"
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

3. "I had a horrible sense of loss for who I had been and where I had been. It was difficult to give up the high flights of mind and mood, even though the depressions that inevitably followed nearly cost me my life."
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

4. "It is the history of our kindnesses that alone makes this world tolerable, wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. If"
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

5. "We each move within the restraints of our temperament and live up only partially to its possibilities."
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

6. "seemed to myself to be dull, boring, inadequate, thick brained, unlit, unresponsive, chill skinned, bloodless, and sparrow drab."
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

7. "lower dose, which, like the building codes in California that are designed to prevent damage from earthquakes, allowed my mind and emotions to sway a bit."
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

8. "Given that, it turned out to be unnervingly easy to keep my friends and family at psychological bay: To be sure, wrote Hugo Wolf, I appear at times merry and in good heart, talk, too, before others quite reasonably, and it looks as if I felt, too, God knows how well within my skin. Yet the soul maintains its deathly sleep and the heart bleeds from a thousand wounds."
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

9. "It took my year in England to make me realize how much I had been simply treading water, settling on surviving and avoiding pain rather than being actively involved in and seeking out life. The chance to escape from the reminders of illness and death, from a hectic life, and from clinical and teaching responsibilities was not unlike my earlier year as an undergraduate in St. Andrews: it gave me a semblance of peace that had eluded me, and a place of my own to heal and mull, but most important to heal. England did not have the Celtic, magical quality of St. Andrews—nothing, I suppose, ever could for me—but it gave me back myself again, gave me back my high hopes of life. And it gave me back, my belief in love."
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

10. "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower, wrote Dylan Thomas,"
- Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind

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