Best 60 of Breakdown quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Drewe

Dane and Marco and the boys all fled the stage but I was still playing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’. I tried different interesting arrangments. Mozart’s twelve variations and Elton John style. Even Billy Joel/‘Piano Man’-ish. Then I had a brainstorm and thumped it out like Jerry Lee Lewis, with my feet on the keys and everything, and that seemed to confuse the guy waving the gun. Anyway he didn’t shot me. By now I was really getting into ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’, actually getting the old flash while I played it over and over, I don’t know how many times, and I sort of hypnotised myself. I was in a trance. People had thrown every available bottle and can and busted seat at me. Now they started on the fire extinguishers, and they were frothing and spurting and rolling around on the stage. Even the over-roided security joined in, and the bouncers were throwing stuff at me, too. I didn’t care. I was in a daze. I felt bulletproof and above it all, and when I eventually finished I stood in front of the redwood crucifix with my arms out, covered in fire-extinguisher foam like a snowman, and bowed to the audience. And then for some insane reason I pushed over the crucifix, which was difficult because it was heavy and splintery, and it cut my hands so I was bleeding everywhere, and I deliberately rubbed the blood all over my face. Then I put my foot on the crucifix, like a big-game hunter with his kill, like Ernest Hemingway with a dead lion, and raised my bloody fist in victory. And there was a sort of roar then, a deep roar lie a squadron of B-47s. And I passed out on the stage. I came to with someone furiously screaming. An amazing octave range, about five – from an F1 to B flat 6. It was your mother standing over me like a tigress, waving a broken seat, and preventing the Texans from rushing the stage and stomping me to death, they were wary of this wild, high-pitched little chick and backed off. As I stumbled back to the dressing-room, Tania was yelling that she wished the oil-rig guy had shot me, and this was the end, she’d really had it. And the record-company people were just staring at me open-mouthed like I was a lunatic. And outside, our tour bus had been set on fire, and there were no extinguishers left, and the police and fire brigade got involved, on the side of the Texans, and there was suddenly a visa problem. So that was it for Spider Flower in America. And for your mother and me, as it turned out. Pg 188-9

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

If you think that your partner has been cheating, then take a look at their will. If a past lover is in there, then it is probable that some form of infidelity has occurred.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Atwood

If all fossil fuel were to go POOF! tomorrow, the result would be a cataclysmic social upheaval, with food riots, warlords, shutdowns, breakdown of social order, water shortages, and outbreaks of bloodshed and disease.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Blair

No one is to blame for the breakdown in trust between politics, media and the public.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jenny Hval

Gym is a center of capitalist breakdown, and everything is focused on the individual.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Enock Maregesi

Mungu alisema tupendane katika shida na raha; Luka 6:27-36. Katika matatizo mpende hasimuyo. Maumivu ya watu hufanana.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Diet Eman

That was one other time when my whole body reacted to the fear and went out of my own control. My nerves came apart completely, and I started vomiting and vomiting. I couldn't stop. It had been such a narrow escape. I kept telling myself that I could take all of the pressure; but there were those times that my body seemed almost to shut itself down, to scream that what was happening was just too much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

R. D. Laing

Psychological breakdowns are actually breakthroughs to enlightenment.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Philip Roth

...they'll say, 'He never recovered from that breakdown and this was the result. It had to be the breakdown--not even he was that dreadful a novelist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lawrence Durrell

It's unthinkable not to love - you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Mcwilliams

I'd have a nervous breakdown except that I've been through this too many times to be nervous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kathryn Bigelow

On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Fennel Hudson

I admit to being prone to deep thinking, which – given that I’m emerging from dark times – can take me to some very sombre or profound places. But this is no bad thing. I always resurface wiser and with a way of viewing things that is different to before.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Fennel Hudson

There comes a time when you just have to say, “No!” – to the requests and to the system.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sebastian Faulks

All reality about me now appeared to be in tatters, taken down and reduced to the civil war of its particles. I held on very, very tight indeed. Because in addition to that feeling, that disintegration, there was rage. I wanted to break something.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lionel Blue

I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Augustine

I couldn’t avoid my reflection in the large mirrored wall that sat over the vanity area... I had grey smudges of mascara streaked down my face. I guess that’s what you get for buying the cheap makeup. Next breakdown I’d be sure to wear waterproof.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ivan Turgenev

Sentimental outbreaks are like liquorice; when first you suck it, it's not bad, but afterwards it leaves a very nasty taste in the mouth.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Graham Parke

Instead of heading for a big mental breakdown, I decided to have a small breakdown every Tuesday evening.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Martin Luther King Jr.

I've always tried to be what I call militantly nonviolent. I don't believe that anyone could seriously accuse me of not being totally committed to the breakdown of segregation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Yves Saint Laurent

I was born with a nervous breakdown.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Inna Swinton

I was playing a new part in a new play: the messed-up adult child coming home in a truly pitiful state in the back of her parents’ luxury sedan. It was a glorious suburban homecoming.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Karen Salmansohn

Give yourself a break to avoid a breakdown.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nikolaj Coster-waldau

Peter Dinklage doesn't care. He's so cool so you can laugh at it. Most actors, if you laugh they'd just have a nervous breakdown. But he's just, "Yeah, I know. I know.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carrie Fisher

My mom had the breakdown for the family, and I went into therapy for all of us.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Richie Norton

If you’re about to break, go for broke.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dan Simmons

This is every writer's nightmare - the sudden breakdown of meaning in the language that sustains and supports us.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Cecelia Ahern

She grabbed all her clothes from her wardrobe and flung them across the room, screaming her head off until she finally felt sane again. Perhaps tomorrow she would buy those cats. (Holly)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hans Von Seeckt

War is not the continuation of policy. It is the breakdown of policy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anjelica Huston

Going back to Ireland involves at least six to seven emotional breakdowns for me per day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Orben

A nervous breakdown shows you care.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Will Elliott

Beneath Jamie's attempt to live a rational life where all was clearly marked and set in order, there was a wellspring of eccentric behaviour waiting to be tapped, which Jamie seemed instinctively at pains to keep from spilling over. It looked to be a daily battle. And the more fight he put up, the more impressive the results when the guy either temporarily cracked, or permanently bent. No one bends further than someone made of completely straight lines.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nancy Pearcey

The costs of marriage breakdown are borne by the entire society, and therefore it is reasonable for the entire society to demand support for marriage - to insist that it is privileged both culturally and legally.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Fennel Hudson

The ever-increasing weight of responsibilities that enmeshes our lives keeps us locked into the system. We become the pulse that keeps the beast alive, but the cost is our own lives. The natural world around us shrinks, crushed beneath the suffocating might of work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Janis Joplin

Distance cannot kill this relationship. Time cannot breakdown anything we have. This is a relationship that I am ready to sacrifice and stand up for.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ursula K. Le Guin

Students are intense people, they laugh and cry, they break down and rebuild.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jeanette Winterson

Something as straightforward as a difference could lead to something as complex as a breakdown.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Fennel Hudson

Most of us, at some time or other, get sucked into the lifeless vacuum of work; the cogs of the corporate machine that we keep turning until one day, when we depart this Earth, we may earn the word ‘lubricant’ on our headstone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Gibb

I have been to hell and back. I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown.

By Anonym 15 Sep

A. D. Posey

A writer’s breakthrough is a breakdown with a smile.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Enock Maregesi

Maumivu ya matatizo ya yule aliyekukosea hayana tofauti na maumivu ya matatizo ya wewe uliyekosewa. Adui yako (kwa mfano) akifiwa na mke aliyempenda sana, atajisikia vibaya kama utakavyojisikia vibaya kufiwa na mke uliyempenda sana. Kuwa na huruma kwa waliokukosea, wakati wa shida.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Robbins

There is no breakthrough without a breakdown.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richie Norton

Breakdowns create breakthroughs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aireen Pontillo

Be ready to defend yourself as I'm coming out of the shelf

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ingrid Fetell Lee

Burnout often has as much boredom in it as exhaustion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Art Buchwald

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marshall Mcluhan

Any breakdown is a breakthrough.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elizabeth Wurtzel

And I know, knew for sure, with an absolute certainty, that this is rock bottom, this what the worst possible thing feels like. It is not some grand, wretched emotional breakdown. It is, in fact, so very mundane:…Rock Bottom is an inability to cope with the commonplace that is so extreme it makes even the grandest and loveliest things unbearable…Rock bottom is feeling that the only thing that matters in all of life is the one bad moment…Rock bottom is everything out of focus. It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world how it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do and not—and not some other way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richie Norton

Breakdowns create breakthroughs. Breakthroughs create more breakthroughs. More breakthroughs create friction because idiots be jealous or don’t get it or protect their little corner and act out of spite. So you breakdown for another breakthrough. If you’re about to break, go for broke. If you’re not breaking, you’re not really living.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Fennel Hudson

I needed some space to lay myself out, so that I could decide which pieces I wanted to pick up.