My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called life.
I've come to believe that whoever I am didn't start on December 14, 1946, and isn't going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future
I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll
From the moment we walk out the door until we come back home our sensibilities are so assaulted by the world that we have to soak up as much love as we can get, simply to arm ourselves.
Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone.
All I will tell you is that I play a small role in someone's happily ever after.
When I'm 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones, there is absolutely no way I'm going to feel old or forget my younger days.
Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words and breathe life into them
If I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient
I still have highs and lows, just like any other person. What's missing is the lack of control over the super highs, which became destructive, and the super lows, which are immediately destructive.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Award that I received for women's rights activities is one I treasure
I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.
I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me
Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill
I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
I know that without treatment I would not have never been able to harness my creativity in such a successful way.
The panic attacks - I still have them. They started when I was around 8. They always have to do with my death
I'm not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up
I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned
I believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness
You can have manic depression without having an ounce of creativity
I can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself
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