103 Psychiatrist Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of psychiatrist quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about psychological disorders.

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Top 10 Psychiatrist Quotes (BEST)

  1. My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too. — Rodney Dangerfield
  2. Death is but a transition from this life to another existence where there is no more pain and anguish. All the bitterness and disagreements will vanish, and the only thing that lives forever is love. — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  3. We think sometimes we're only drawn to the good, but we're actually drawn to the authentic. We like people who are real more than those who hide their true selves under layers of artificial niceties — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  4. We cannot protect our children from life. Therefore, it is essential that we prepare them for it. — Rudolf Dreikurs
  5. I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender. — Rodney Dangerfield
  6. Don't believe everything you hear - even in your own mind. — Daniel Amen
  7. The problem with Christians is they aren't as good as Jesus. But thank God most Muslims are better than Muhammad. — Wafa Sultan
  8. You have inherited a lifetime of tribulation. Everybody has inherited it. Take it over, make the most of it and when you have decided you know the right way, do the best you can with it. — Murray Bowen
  9. Lose your mind and come to your senses. — Frederick Salomon Perls
  10. All is love...All is love. With love comes understanding. With understanding comes patience. And then time stops. And everything is now. — Brian Weiss

The Most Famous Psychiatrist Quotes

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There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. — Bernard Williams

Going to a psychiatrist has become one of the most dangerous things a person can do. — Peter Breggin

Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist's couch. — John Wayne

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent. — Jerome Lawrence

Psychiatry does not commit human rights abuse. It is a human rights abuse. — Thomas Szasz

No man is a hero to his wife's psychiatrist. — Eric Berne

Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine. — Thomas Szasz

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself. — Kate Millett

Psychiatrists classify a person as neurotic if he suffers from his problems in living, and a psychotic if he makes others suffer. — Carl Jung

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I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. — Tammy Faye Bakker

Short Psychiatrist Quotes

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  • Psychology often becomes the disease of which it should be the cure. — Bertrand Russell
  • I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. — Richard Lewis
  • You can feel like a mental patient, but that doesn't mean you have to act like one. — Marsha M. Linehan
  • What doctor does not need platform heels and dark black eyeliner to treat their patients? — Sarah Chalke
  • Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have. — Harvey Penick
  • Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love. — Sigmund Freud
  • It's not psychopathology that counts. It's what you do with it. — Anthony Storr
  • Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them. — Rita Rudner

Psychiatrist Image Quotes

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Psychiatrist quote by Daniel Amen

Don't believe everything you hear - even in your own mind. — Daniel Amen

Psychiatrist quote by Bernard Williams

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. — Bernard Williams

Psychiatrist quote by Tammy Faye Bakker

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. — Tammy Faye Bakker

Psychiatrist quote Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.

Psychotherapist Quotes

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What a great teacher, a great parent, a great psychotherapist and a great coach have in common is a deep belief in the potential of the person with whom they are concerned. They relate to the person from their vision of his or her worth and value. — Nathaniel Branden

I hope I am a psychotherapist's dream. I've spent enough hours in therapy. — Sia Furler

The basic work of health professionals in general, and of psychotherapist s in particular, is to become full human beings and to inspire full human-beingness in other people who feel starved about their lives. — Chogyam Trungpa

The psychotherapist ... tries to help the individual to be himself and to go it alone without giving unnecessary offense to his community, to be in the world (of social convention) but not of the world. — Alan Watts

...an effective psychotherapist or psychoanalyst is a "microsurgeon of the mind" who helps patients make needed alterations in neuronal networks. — Norman Doidge

But there has also been a notable increase in recent years of these applications by a much wider slice of psychotherapists - far greater interest than ever before. — Daniel Goleman

My dad is a doctor, a professor of psychiatry, and my mum is a psychotherapist. — Ben Barnes

Everyone who becomes a psychotherapist eventually adopts a theory that suits his needs. — Alexander Lowen

God seems willing to act as the most sublime psychologist, psychotherapist, or even psychiatrist if we are willing. — Thomas Keating

It is indeed time for the clergyman and the psychotherapist to join forces. — Carl Jung

Psychological Disorders Quotes

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Order and disorder, form and formless must have profound psychological roots, nervous roots. — Delmore Schwartz

Eating disorders can have serious medical and psychological consequences which, left unchecked, can kill. Parents should address this issue and ask their children to discuss how they feel about themselves. — Tipper Gore

Economists suffer from a deep psychological disorder that I call 'physics envy'. We wish that 99 percent of economic behavior could be captured by three simple laws of nature. In fact, economists have 99 laws that capture 3 percent of behavior. Economics is a uniquely human endeavor. — Andrew Lo

Welcome to the psychiatric hotline: if you are obsessive compulsive press one repeatedly. If you are schizophrenic listen closely and a little voice will tell you which number to press. If you have borderline personality disorder hang up; you have already pushed everybody's buttons. — Barbara Oakley

American Psychological Association, the girlie-girl culture’s emphasis on beauty and play-sexiness can increase girls’ vulnerability to the pitfalls that most concern parents: depression, eating disorders, distorted body image, risky sexual behavior. — Peggy Orenstein

Homosexuality is a psychological and psychiatric disorder, there is no question about it. It is a purple menace that is threatening the proper design of gender distinctions in society. — Charles W. Socarides

Optimism is a psychological disorder exhibited by those out of touch with reality — Oliver Pell

And I think that it's - the military has actually made improvements, so people are considering post-traumatic stress disorder as, at the least, a possible psychological problem. You know, when I was in Vietnam, it was just considered malingering. And we're making progress. — Karl Marlantes

It goes back to the if identity becomes your achievement, what do you do, this is what happens? And I do think it leads to psychological disorders. You have to start doing things and stop thinking about yourself. — Greg Gutfeld

Extreme picky eaters may have what's called Selective Eating Disorder. People with this experience physical and psychological discomfort over certain tastes, smells, textures. — Emily Yoffe

Psychological Quotes

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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. — Carl Rogers

Throughout history many nations have suffered a physical defeat, but that has never marked the end of a nation. But when a nation has become the victim of a psychological defeat, then that marks the end of a nation. — Ibn Khaldun

There are... for us no instincts—we no longer need the term in psychology. Everything we have been in the habit of calling an 'instinct' today is a result largely of training—belonging to man's learned behavior. — John B. Watson

Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological stresses by correcting faulty conceptions and self-signals. By correcting erroneous beliefs we can lower excessive reactions. — Aaron T. Beck

There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding. — Erik Erikson

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius

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Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. — Sigmund Freud

Breathing is so important with physical activity, then how much more important is it with psychological activity? — Kevin Gates

Adolescents need freedom to choose, but not so much freedom that they cannot, in fact, make a choice. — Erik Erikson

In every physical action, unless it is purely mechanical, there is concealed some inner action, some feelings. This is how the two levels of life in a part are created, the inner and the outer. They are intertwined. A common purpose brings them together and reinforces the unbreakable bond. — Constantin Stanislavski

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More Psychiatrist Quotes

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When children are allowed to help make family decisions, they tend to be much more supportive and happier with family life. Also when allowed to help make rules, they will follow them much closer than if rules are forced on them. All these add up to a happier home for all. — Sayings

We learn... 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both hear and see 70% of what is discussed 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach to someone else — William Glasser

Many psychiatrists and psychologists refuse to entertain the idea that society as a whole may be lacking in sanity. They hold that the problem of mental health in a society is only that of the number of 'unadjusted' individuals, and not of a possible unadjustment of the culture itself. — Erich Fromm

Hate is just as injurious to the hater as it is to the hated. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Many of our inner conflicts are rooted in hate. This is why the psychiatrists say, "Love or perish." Hate is too great a burden to bear. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet. — Rodney Dangerfield

That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship. — Murray Bowen

A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water. — Rudolf Dreikurs

The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation. — Bruce D. Perry

We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves. (p. 221) — Daniel J. Siegel

The moment is the sole reality. — Karl Jaspers

Perfection never exists in reality, but only in our dreams. — Rudolf Dreikurs

All our theories of improving the world, while we are still asleep, merely intensify the sleep of humanity. — Maurice Nicoll

A cinematographer is a visual psychiatrist, moving an audience... making them think the way you want them to think, painting pictures in the dark. — Gordon Willis

Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages. — Frank Pittman

Greg Jackson should never be interviewed by anyone except for a psychiatrist. — Dana White

In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability. — Bertrand Piccard

Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all. — Voltaire

The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy. — Sigmund Freud

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. — Carl Jung

Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive force that has affected American Society within the last fifty years. — Thomas Szasz

You know the difference between a real science and a pseudoscience? A real science recognizes and accepts its own history without feeling attacked. When you tell a psychiatrist his mental institution came from a lazar house, he becomes infuriated. — Michel Foucault

I don't hold with shamans, witch doctors, or psychiatrists. Shakespeare, Tolstoy, or even Dickens, understood more about the human condition than ever occurred to any of you. You overrated bunch of charlatans deal with the grammar of human problems, and the writers I've mentioned with the essence. — Mordecai Richler

When we have passed the tests we are sent to Earth to learn, we are allowed to graduate. We are allowed to shed our body, which imprisons our souls. — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, 'No hablo ingles.' — Ronnie Shakes

Half a century ago, the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl wrote that happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy - it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people are mentally ill. Check 3 friends. If they are okay, you're it. — Henny Youngman

As the LSD began to take effect, I suddenly said in a very loud voice, while pounding on top of a file, “Every psychiatrist, every psychoanalyst should be forced to take LSD in order to know what is over here.” — John C. Lilly

If ever we needed in this country to adopt a new attitude towards homosexuality, this is the time. Instead of treating it as a crime, and driving it underground, we ought to recognize it for what it is: it's a mental illness, it's a psychiatric condition which ought to be treated sympathetically by psychiatrists and social workers. — Tommy Douglas

.. the guitar is just a wonderful instrument. It's everything: a bartender, a psychiatrist, a housewife. It's everything, but it's elusive — Les Paul

I'm still suffering from shock from the last war. I was almost drafted! Luckily I was wounded while taking the physical. When I reached the psychiatrist, I said, Give me a gun, I'll wipe out the whole German Army in five minutes. He said, You're crazy! I said, Write it down! — Jackie Mason

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