Borderline Personality Disorder Quotes

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Insightful BPD Quotes

These quotes about borderline personality disorder (BPD) provide insight and also give you some idea of what it's like living with BPD. Share these borderline personality disorder quotes and images on your website, blog or social page.

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Borderline personality disorder symptoms are the subject of many BPD quotes. In this case, the quote talks about the rollercoaster of emotions one can feel from one hour to the next (or one minute to the next). "I still get very high and very low in life. Daily. But I've finally accepted the fact that sensitive is just how I was made, that I don't have to hide it and I don't have to fix it. I'm not broken.”


Borderline personality disorder treatment can help you learn to manage your emotions better. Until then: "Try your best not to cry or go into a rage after someone criticizes you in the smallest way.”


"People with BPD are like people with third-degree burns over 90% of their bodies. Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement." Do you ever feel like that? You might find relief in DBT treatment for borderline personality disorder.


“You know you're borderline when you fluctuate between fearing abandonment and encouraging it.” That quote lays out one of the main problems with BPD: relationships.


This borderline quote brings up part of the stigma those with borderline personality disorder experience. “People with BPD need support-not stereotyping.”


“I despise my own hypersensitiveness, which requires so much reassurance. It is certainly abnormal to crave so much to be loved and understood” is a borderline quote that explains BPD sensitivities rather well.


“I don't know what it's like to not have deep emotions, even when I feel nothing, I feel it completely.” Remember that people with BPD can have depression and anxiety just like anyone else.


“One second I’m perfectly fine, and the next it’s like a volcano erupts inside me, leaving me miserable.” What feelings feel volcanic to you? What kinds of things cause them?


“It hurts so bad when you have a fear of abandonment caused by a mental disorder, but it’s that same mental disorder that causes people to walk out of your life.”


"Having borderline feels like eternal hell. Never knowing how I am going to feel from one minute to the next. Hurting because I hurt those I love." That borderline quote gets to the heart of it. Those living with BPD feel deeply; remorse, guilt and everything else.


“I don’t know what living a balanced life feels like. When I am sad I don’t cry, I pour. When I am happy I don’t smile, I glow. When I am angry I don’t yell, I burn. The good thing about feeling in extremes is when I love I give them wings but perhaps that isn’t such a good thing, cause they always tend to leave and you should see me when my heart is broken I don’t grieve, I shatter.”

How many times a day do you go back and forth between your intense emotions? Do you feel that BPD quote sums it up?


“You are so good. So good, you’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, doesn’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it.”

Do you take time to honor the pain you feel? 


"I’m trying my hardest not to act how I feel.” Some borderline quotes might remind you to slow down. What do you do to slow down? To get control of your emotions and react in a beneficial way?


"It is hard to be accused of manipulation when really it's a scream for love."


"My skin is so thin that the innocent words of others burn holes right through me."

That quote can apply to people without borderline too. Take the borderline personality disorder test, and if it scores you as having BPD, take the results to your doctor.


"Living with BPD is pure confusion. It's always like: "Am I allowed to be upset about this thing or am I being oversensitive?"


"It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it."


There's nothing worse than using all your energy to do good and people just don't see it. This bipolar quotes sums it up: Though it may not seem like it at times, I'm really doing the best I can."


"She didn't know who would leave or stay, so she pushed them all away."

It's scary when you're unsure of your relationships. But is the best way to handle that anxiety to push everyone who loves you away? 


"I couldn’t trust my own emotions. Which emotional reactions were justified if any? and which ones were tainted by the mental illness of BPD? I found myself fiercely guarding and limiting my emotional reactions, chastising myself for possible distortions and motivations."

More Borderline Disorder Quotes

Borderline personality quotes can poignantly reveal every inch of BPD. Keep reading: surely the following BPD quotes will speak to you.

Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms Quotes

"Some say I'm too sensitive, but the truth is I just feel too much. Every word, every action and every energy goes straight to my heart."


"I keep so much pain inside myself. I grasp my anger and loneliness and hold it in my chest. It has changed me into something I never meant to be. It has transformed me into a person I do nor recognize. But I don't know how to let it go."


"She was too quiet or she was too loud. She hated with every fiber of her being or loved with every piece of her heart. There was no in-between. It was either all or nothing."


"Some days, I feel everything at once. Other days, I feel nothing at all. I don´t know what's worse, drowning beneath the waves, or dying from the thirst."


"I have this problem: I isolate myself, then become upset because I'm lonely."


“She feels more than you, you have to understand that about her. She feels the edge and the details of things and when she gets close to someone, she feels their happiness and pain.”


“This heart of mine has just two settings: nothing at all or too much. There is no in-between.”

Living with Borderline Quotes

"I'm so good at the beginnings, but in the end, I always seem to destroy everything, including myself."


“I had people saying 'It's all in your head'. Do you honestly think I want to feel this way?”


“Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you. So just enjoy life. have fun, and give them something to talk about.”


"She didn't need to be saved. She needed to be found and appreciated, for exactly who she was."


“Sensitive people suffer more but they love more and dream more.”


Inspirational Borderline PD Quotes

“If you're always trying to be normal, you'll never know how amazing you can be.”


“The older I get, the more I understand that it's okay to live a life others don't understand.”


“I feel everything, all the time. It’s exhausting. But it also makes me passionate, which is beautiful.”


"Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect."


"Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy."


"It's never too late to start the day over."


“Never be ashamed of how much you love, or how quickly you fall. Love fully, love completely, but most importantly, love naturally-and don’t you ever apologize for it.”


“Don't ever be sorry for loving the way your heart knows how.”

APA Reference
Jo, K. (2020, April 16). Borderline Personality Disorder Quotes, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

Last Updated: April 16, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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