Top 185 Mental Quotes

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“The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.”

― Adrienne Rich

“Actresses are mental on the whole. But I think I’m pretty normal.”

― Alexandra Roach

“If you can’t pay your bills, it has a really tough effect on your mental state.”

― Andrew Yang

“I give a tremendous amount of weight to the mental aspect of physical activity and what it does for me.”

― Ann Bancroft

“As a kid, I spent a lot of my mental energy hiding who I was and attempting to fit in.”

― Arca

“Even actors are human beings, so we have issues to deal with – physical, emotional, and mental.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“Really, having people who have different mental perspectives is what’s important.”

― Astro Teller

“As to the mental essence, we find it in infants devoid of every mental form.”

― Avicenna

“Jealousy… is a mental cancer.”

― B. C. Forbes

“I have a mental age of about 17. Far too young for marriage.”

― Benny Hill

“When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.”

― Bernard Berenson

“Ninety-nine percent of getting over a problem is mental.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“Bravo can’t be responsible for the mental state of every single person that comes onto their network.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”

― Bill Russell

“Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.”

― Bobby Knight

“I have always maintained that in basketball the importance of the mental to the physical is about four to one.”

― Bobby Knight

“The Special Ops community has always been about mental toughness.”

― Brandon Webb

“Focusing isn’t just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.”

― Bridget Riley

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Fitness, defending, the mental stuff – those were all weaknesses of mine. And I turned those into strengths.”

― Carli Lloyd

“You need a different checklist and different mental models for different companies.”

― Charlie Munger

“Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far.”

― Chris Evert

“Our mental health system is broken, and we should fix it.”

― Chris Murphy

“Veterans are generally reluctant to seek mental health care.”

― Chuck Norris

“I exercise more for mental relaxation than anything else.”

― Claire Danes

“I prefer physical exhaustion over mental fatigue any day.”

― Clotilde Hesme

“I think the biggest part of my game that’s underestimated is the mental part of it.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.”

― Constantin Stanislavski

“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”

― Dale Carnegie

“You can be an Olympic champion in 9.5 secs, but to be the greatest, there’s more to it. It takes a bit of forethought and a lot of mental application.”

― Daley Thompson

“A lot of my intensity in wrestling was due to my mental preparation before the matches. I got myself into a different world.”

― Dan Gable

“Mental effort, I would argue, is relatively rare. Most of the time we coast.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“It’s a tricky thing to play mental illness or being connected to a higher sensibility.”

― Daniel Zovatto

“We’re all walking around trying to deal with a certain amount of shame, to repress it. And we restrict our mental lives to smaller and smaller areas.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing.”

― Diane Abbott

“The great benefactors of individuals and of communities are the enlightened educators: the wise-teaching, mental and moral instructors and exemplars of our times.”

― Dorothea Dix

“’Stupidity’ defines the mental state wherein we acknowledge that we’ve never been smarter as individuals and yet somehow we’ve never felt stupider. We now collectively inhabit a state of stupidity.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I have a high tolerance for pain – both physical and mental.”

― Dr. Dre

“Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.”

― E. M. Forster

“I’m really not responsible for what mental operation people have when they’re reading my books other than the ones which are created by literary effects.”

― Edward St Aubyn

“Nowhere more truly than in his mental capacities is man a part of nature.”

― Edward Thorndike

“The most interesting thing to me in chess are not the gambits. Or the moves. It’s the mental toughness.”

― Edward Zwick

“The systematic experimental study of reproducible errors of human reasoning, and what these errors reveal about underlying mental processes, is known as the heuristics and biases program in cognitive psychology. This program has made discoveries highly relevant to assessors of global catastrophic risks.”

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“Objective leaders identify their unproductive mental models and tweak them for greater effectiveness.”

― Elizabeth Thornton

“Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.”

― Elsa Maxwell

“In order to have the stuff of a tyrant, a certain mental derangement is necessary.”

― Emil Cioran

“Supply yourself with a mental equivalent, and the thing must come to you.”

― Emmet Fox

“There was mental and physical abuse in my family.”

― Erin Moran

“Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching.”

― Ferguson Jenkins

“Mental health is something that I’m very interested in.”

― Fiona Barton

“I’m not really interested in promoting ‘Olive’ as a series about depression or mental illness.”

― Frances McDormand

“I think rugby is 80 per cent mental.”

― Francois Hougaard

“People take the mickey out of mental health, but it is very delicate.”

― Frank Bruno

“We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes.”

― Franz Boas

“Chess is mental torture.”

― Garry Kasparov

“The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.”

― Gary L. Francione

“The idea that our mental life is affected by hidden causes is a mainstay of psychology.”

― Gary Wolf

“A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.”

― George Orwell

“What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Fighting is very physical and extreme and you’re very vulnerable. It’s a very mental type of thing.”

― Gina Carano

“My mental state is perfectly fine.”

― Greg Oden

“Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings but the acts of a subject.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“The constant flux and caprice of mental events do not admit of the establishment of stable experimental conditions.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“I’ve had a lot of ‘aha’ moments, but the big ‘aha’ about growing older is the mental freedom.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“It’s the boredom that kills you. You read until you’re tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you’re tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“As far as my mental approach, I really think it’s just knowing that the past is really irrelevant.”

― Jake Arrieta

“Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.”

― James Allen

“I’m always going to have to manage my mental health issues.”

― James Arthur

“What a thing is and what it means are not separate, the former being physical and the latter mental as we are accustomed to believe.”

― James J. Gibson

“I do believe that Jodi Arias shows a lot of signs of mental illness.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“The best players have the mental advantage throughout the league.”

― Jason Kidd

“Neither Neil Armstrong nor Michael Collins had a mental breakdown after returning from the moon.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“I think I was just constantly seeking mental stimulation from anything I could get.”

― Jessica Henwick

“You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.”

― Jim Otto

“As soon as you reach a certain age, you’re thrown onto a kind of mental scrap heap.”

― Joanna Lumley

“I haven’t really worked with, like, a mental coach or anything.”

― John Isner

“We are particularly interested in the mental health programs and policies that support our troops and their families before, during, and after deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.”

― John M. McHugh

“Golf at its measured pace permits an electric excess of mental activity.”

― John Updike

“The mental aspect of golf is what makes golf such a great sport.”

― Johnny Miller

“As a goalkeeper, you’ve got to have mental toughness, and that’s one thing I’m good at.”

― Jordan Pickford

“In Germany, they all thought I was a bit mental, very emotional.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“The gap between first-class and international is mostly on the mental aspect.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Psychoanalytic investigation has shown that in mental patients excessive affection often turns to violent hostility.”

― Karl Abraham

“Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.”

― Karl Kraus

“The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.”

― Karl Marx

“In your teens, you get the physical puberty, and between 28 and 32, mental puberty. It does make you feel differently.”

― Kate Bush

“I have a theory that there are still parts of our mental worlds that are still based around the age of between five and eight, and we just kind of pretend to be grown-up.”

― Kate Bush

“Mental strength is something you either have or you haven’t.”

― Katie Taylor

“It’s all mental. I just have to worry about my game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“Sex is biological, but gender is mental.”

― Kehlani

“I told people I was a drummer before I even had a set, I was a mental drummer.”

― Keith Moon

“The fundamentalists have taken the fun out of the mental.”

― Ken Kesey

“I go in and out of mental funks all the time ’cause it comes with the territory.”

― Kurt Vile

“We are all cognitive misers. Our brains do not expend mental resources thoroughly examining problems when snap judgments will do.”

― Kyle Hill

“The mental side of sports, it’s huge. It’s such a massive part of the game.”

― Kyle Korver

“The literary aspect of the film business excites me, but show business in general doesn’t take any mental giant.”

― Larry Wilcox

“CrossFit really helped me with mental toughness, which I really appreciate. It also gave me this network of people cheering me on, which is incredible.”

― Lauren Gibbs

“Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture and the projection of an emotional concept.”

― Laurette Taylor

“’Retirement’ is a dirty word. Luckily, I can carry on working until I drop, provided I retain my mental abilities.”

― Leslie Bricusse

“If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.”

― Louise L. Hay

“I definitely have been working a lot on the mental side of my game.”

― Madison Keys

“I guess when people ask what is the biggest transition to the NBA from college, it is definitely defense and the mental part.”

― Magic Johnson

“Our mental state fuels our emotions, and our bodies reflect those emotions.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!”

― Marcus Garvey

“If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.”

― Margaret Atwood

“People get really irritated by mental illness.”

― Maria Bamford

“I have mental illness in my family. I have a lot of compassion for those people.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“The pool is terrible, but that doesn’t have much to do with my record swims. That’s all mental attitude.”

― Mark Spitz

“Of all the mental illnesses, anorexia has the highest morbidity rate. It’s serious.”

― Marti Noxon

“Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.”

― Mary Berry

“Some of the brightest, most creative minds have been touched by mental illness.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“I’ve always been an advocate for mental health.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“Mental illness affects everyone.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“Nick can get up on stage and just wing it, whereas I would have to be taken to a mental institution.”

― Megan Mullally

“I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image.”

― Michael Chabon

“I know I have the mental capacity of a thousand bloggers, but because of that, my obligation to serve God is also that of a thousand bloggers.”

― Mickey Kaus

“Acting, really, is a lot of mental fatigue, emotional fatigue, concentration… it’s mentally draining.”

― Mike Colter

“Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast.”

― Minna Antrim

“Obviously, I can’t break my mental block in the Octagon.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“I worked with sociopaths and psychopaths in a mental hospital, and in my opinion, Casey Anthony is not emotionally stable.”

― Nadya Suleman

“If I can’t get a mental image from the song, I won’t sing it.”

― Namie Amuro

“It would be absurd for me to diagnose Sarah Palin with a sprained ankle, let alone any sort of mental illness.”

― Nicolle Wallace

“The thing we don’t want to do is overstate the benefits, but there is all kinds of proof that exercise, both physical and mental, increases brain activity.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“Our mental maps are distorted by who are the ‘winners’ of history and who are the powers of today.”

― Norman Davies

“When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

“Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.”

― Oscar Wilde

“No one can be a yogi, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium, free from inner involvement in planned desireful activities, unless he has renounced identification with his ego and its unsatisfiable lust for the fruits of actions.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Survival is not just a physical thing. It’s a constant mental affair. So, I kind of really draw a lot of power from that word.”

― Parvathy

“I think I have a mental nappy attitude.”

― Paul Mooney

“’Taxi Driver’ wasn’t autobiographical in terms of the actual events, but I did draw on my own mental state.”

― Paul Schrader

“I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher.”

― Pink

“Love is a serious mental disease.”

― Plato

“Once you graduate from the Under-19 level, no one really gives you technical advice. It is all about making mental adjustments.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“I have lost my mental faculties but am perfectly well.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Perhaps I’m absolutely bonkers and don’t know it. Perhaps I’m psychotically mental.”

― Robbie Williams

“Pictures help you to form the mental mold.”

― Robert Collier

“A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.”

― Robert Graves

“For the most part, we inherit our opinions. We are the heirs of habits and mental customs.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“I’m not worried about state parks. I’m worried about people who can’t be treated because they have schizophrenia or other mental illnesses out there. I’m worried about people.”

― Robert J. Bentley

“If you’re running businesses anywhere in the world, people who really do well are the people who have mental toughness.”

― Robert Kraft

“Words for mental processes are all derived from physical things.”

― Robert Smithson

“Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they’re happy.”

― Robin Tunney

“I think there’s a lot of mental instability in this whole country.”

― Rose Namajunas

“A visual image in the hand of an artist is merely a tool to trigger a mental image.”

― Roy H. Williams

“I don’t invest in companies where my mental model is that they need to get themselves acquired in the next few years – or ever.”

― Sam Altman

“Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Mental life is indeed practical through and through. It begins in practice and it ends in practice.”

― Samuel Alexander

“The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex movement is so simple as to defy analysis.”

― Samuel Alexander

“The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental.”

― Samuel Alexander

“We cannot therefore say that mental acts contain a cognitive as well as a conative element.”

― Samuel Alexander

“Obviously, I have to continue to get better with the mental part of the game.”

― Saquon Barkley

“I’m not really comfortable unless there’s some kind of risk – either physical or mental.”

― Sarah Lacy

“Every mental state is also physical.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“Every time the DSM prepares for a new edition, there are countless groups lobbying to get their particular mental illness recognized by the diagnostic manual. Surely, this is a social and cultural phenomenon.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.”

― Smedley Butler

“I believe in my ability and my mental toughness.”

― Stefon Diggs

“I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of… our mental faculties.”

― Steven Pinker

“On my mental iPod, I always have Stravinsky and Ravel.”

― Steven Stucky

“Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.”

― Swami Sivananda

“When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.”

― Swami Vivekananda

“There is an increasing market for mental hospital stuff. I am a fool if I don’t relive it, recreate it.”

― Sylvia Plath

“I’ve overcome physical and mental brutality – and fought back.”

― Tatum O’Neal

“I went to physical therapy, occupational therapy, voice, every kind of therapy except mental therapy – obviously!”

― Teri Garr

“A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.”

― Thomas Mann

“Mental illness, of course, is not literally a ‘thing’ – or physical object – and hence it can ‘exist’ only in the same sort of way in which other theoretical concepts exist.”

― Thomas Szasz

“There is no such thing as mental illness, hence also no such thing as psychotherapy.”

― Thomas Szasz

“For mental illnesses, we need better access to treatment and diagnosis.”

― Tipper Gore

“The pleasures of mental agility are much overstated, inevitably – as it now appears to me – by those not exclusively dependent upon them.”

― Tony Judt

“Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence.”

― Vernon Howard

“Our family suffers from a hereditary condition called, generally, mental illness. Specifically, multiple family members in successive generations have suffered from either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.”

― Victor LaValle

“Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.”

― Vince Lombardi

“Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.”

― W. H. Auden

“Much of our brainpower goes unused, and many people could benefit greatly from optimizing their mental assets.”

― Walter O’Brien

“Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.”

― Wayne Gretzky

“I think in football, most of it is just mental.”

― Wilfried Zaha

“Physiological psychology, on the other hand, is competent to investigate the relations that hold between the processes of the physical and those of the mental life.”

― Wilhelm Wundt

“From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large.”

― Wilhelm Wundt

“On the other hand, ethnic psychology must always come to the assistance of individual psychology, when the developmental forms of the complex mental processes are in question.”

― Wilhelm Wundt

“Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.”

― William Gilmore Simms

“Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.”

― William R. Alger

“I have a mental coach, which is super cool, but it’s also kind of eerie at times.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“Football is a lot to do with mental state.”

― Xabi Alonso

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”

― Yogi Berra

“Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.”

― Yogi Berra

“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”

― Yogi Berra
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