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What's your favourite inspirational quote or poem or other?

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I'm on a downer and always find these things helpful. Rather than scouring the internet I thought I'd ask here if you want to share a favourite.
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white knight
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yes Katy,

When someone says "you've got a mental illness, I'll stay away from you"

I reply "you claim not to have a mental illness but have you checked with any professionals, running away from those that could do with some support seems clear to me there is some serious deficiencies"...


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A quote I love...

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us" - David Richo

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Hey Katy

I am woeful at poetry yet I remember Dr Claire Weekes (in her best selling book 'Self Help for Your Nerves') saying 'above all be gentle to yourself'

Note..Dr Weekes was a psychiatrist that suffered from anxiety and depression...and decided to write about it

'Above all...be gentle to yourself'


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Thankyou all for sharing x


Dear Katy,

I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling so low right now. I have seen your lovely replies to people on the forums - good on you for supporting others while you're feeling low yourself. You have a good heart.

We have a thread in this section called Words of Comfort, Encouragement and Wisdom which many members have shared inspiring quotes and poems, probably just what you are looking for right now. You can scroll through and draw comfort from them, and welcome to add any if your own. There is another thread called Quotes that i Like, which may also have some nice quotes for you.

This time of year can be really difficult, i hope you are being very gentle with yourself. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.


Hi birdy

Thanks for directing me to such a lovely thread, and for your kind thoughts. I found exactly the quote I needed.

Best wishes, Katy

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I read this today...

"I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." - Helen Keller

My favourite quote is from Stephen King's 'The Green Mile' (the book and the movie):

'I dreamed of you. I dreamed you we wandering in the dark, and so was I. And we found each other. We found each other in the dark.' - Melinda Moores, The Green Mile.

The most magical moments can come from connecting with people - just like us on this forum.

Hi Katy, I haven't got a quote for you but I'm sorry you've been feeling down you've been so kind to me on the forums. I hope you're feeling a bit better today. Take care. Furry hugs from Sammy!