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Best 90 I’m Not Okay Quotes

I’m Not Okay Quotes

This post contains some of the best I’m Not Okay quotes.

I’m Not Okay Quotes

1. “‘Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions, and that’s OK.” — Molly Bahr

2. “A fairy tale isn’t a hallucinogen that gives us hopes and dreams. It’s a stimulant that makes us face reality.” — Moon Gang-Tae

3. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott

4. “And just because your life isn’t as awful as someone else’s, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck. You can’t compare how you feel to the way other people feel. It just doesn’t work. What might look like the perfect life – or even an okay life – to you might not be so okay for the person living it.” — Michael Thomas Ford

5. “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers

6. “As for wondering if it’s okay to be who you are – that’s not a symptom of mental illness. That’s a symptom of being a person.” — Jeff Garvin

7. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

8. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel

9. “Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.” — Dr. Lauren Fogel Mercy

10. “Being vulnerable is actually a strength and not a weakness — that’s why more and more mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s the same as being physically sick. And when you keep all those things inside when you bottle them up, it makes you ill.” — Cara Delevingn

11. “But we have to learn to be free. We have to, Nell. Doesn’t mean happy all the time or okay all the time. It’s okay not to be okay. I told you that, but I’m relearning it myself. But not being okay doesn’t mean you stop living.”— Jasinda Wilder

12. “Change what you can, manage what you can’t.” ― Raymond McCauley

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13. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” ― Akiroq Brost

14. “Don’t be so hard on yourself,” I try to tell him. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” But he’s not listening, and I’m wondering when I became a motivational speaker. When I made the switch from hating myself to accepting myself. When it became okay for me to choose my own life.” — Tahereh Mafi

15. “Don’t be stubborn when things don’t work out. You need to learn to try other things.” — Moon Sang-Tae

16. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” — Billy Graham

17. “Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you.” — Emma Stone

18. “Finally understanding it’s ok to cry. It’s ok not to be strong. It’s ok to not know the answers to all of your questions.” — unknown

19. “Honesty is grounded in humility and indeed in humiliation, and in admitting exactly where we are powerless.” — David Whyte

20. “Hurtful, painful memories. Only those with such memories buried in their hearts can become stronger, more passionate, and emotionally flexible. And only those can attain happiness.” — Koo Moon Young

21. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott

22. “I decide what character I am. I allow myself to become another person. Because if I’m just Stephanie, I’m not comfortable. When I have to jump and do all these things, I feel so silly, but if you become someone else, it’s okay.” — Stephanie Seymour

23. “I know I’m not Freddie Mercury or Ann Wilson, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be a great singer to sing rock and roll. That’s not what it’s about.” — Taylor Hawkins

24. “I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something, you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong.” — Amber Heard

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25. “I try to create an environment where it’s okay to make a mistake, though it’s not okay to be unfocused or come in unprepared. I’m challenging and demanding but very patient. I don’t tell you how to get there, and I don’t show you what to do, though I’ll ask leading questions.” — Ruben Santiago-Hudson

26. “I was with someone recently who asked: ‘Well, don’t you think that if you do too much therapy, it will take away your artistic process?’ And I told them: ‘The biggest lie that we’ve ever been sold is that we as artists have to stay in pain to create.’” — Katy Perry

27. “I’m done being someone who’s needed by others” — Kim Soo-Hyun

28. “I’m just trying to illustrate that it’s okay to be different – not that it’s good, not that it’s bad, but that it’s alright. I’m trying to tell kids to have a good time and to encourage them to be creative and to question things.” — Paul Reubens

29. “I’m not okay, you’re not okay, and that’s okay.” — William Sloane Coffin

30. “I’m not perfect. And I don’t have to be. I can figure it out as I go, and as long as I do the best I can, it’s okay if I still screw up.” – Melissa Darnell

31. “I’m not sure why I’ve decided to do this. I’m not any stronger than I was, and nothing else has changed. But all the same, this time, I will not run away. It’s okay to feel weak sometimes. It’s okay to be afraid. The important thing is that we face our fears. That’s what makes us strong.” — Yuki–Natsuki Takaya

32. “I’m of the opinion that it’s okay to be silent, to not speak if you don’t have anything to say.” — Cate Blanchett

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33. “I’m okay with who I am. You might not understand me. That’s okay as I don’t understand you. We can still be friends, we just have to accept our differences.” — Tina J. Richardson

34. “I’m sorry, okay, I’m not perfect, but I’m trying.” — Sara Shepard

35. “If something isn’t working out in one aspect of my career, it’s not any big neurotic, crazy phase for me, it’s just something that I accept, and that’s okay. I’m not going to keep banging my head against the wall.” — Irene Cara

36. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass

37. “If you are at first lonely, be patient. If you’ve not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren’t okay with it, then just wait. You’ll find it’s fine to be alone once you’re embracing it.” — Tanya Davis

38. “If you want to make people around you happy, you have to find your own happiness first. Being selfish isn’t always a bad thing. Try to only think about your happiness when things are too stressful. It’s okay to do that.” — Seo Ye Ji

39. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

40. “In times of stress, it’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to cut yourself some slack. Because right now, you might not be your best self. But you are growing, and you are trying your best, and that is good enough.” — Ashley Hetherington

41. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle

42. “It’s all going to be okay. She would like to hear that now, even if it was a lie. Because some lies are beautiful. Stories do not tell you that.” — Anne Ursu

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43. “It’s completely self-empowering to say: “I am not ok & that’s ok!” ― Somya Kedia

44. “It’s fine to be able to stand on your own, admirable, but I think you also need to prove to yourself that it’s okay if you don’t have to. That it’s okay to choose not to be alone. To choose to let someone support you, emotionally and otherwise.” — T.L. Haddix

45. “It’s hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he’s okay. It’s hard to be the one who stays behind.” — Audrey Niffenegger

46. “It’s healthy to admit you’re not ok. ‘It’s ok not to be ok’ it’s brave. But don’t let it win. Be sad. Have your moment, your day, or week. Then do something about it and be happy. For yourself.” — Jessie J

47. “It’s ok not to be okay, but it’s not okay to stay that way.” — Perry Noble

48. “It’s ok to be fragile, it’s ok to be weak, it’s ok not to be ok. Be gentle to yourself, love yourself, even when you’re not yourself.” — Kirsten Hill

49. “It’s okay to be successful, and it’s also okay to be happy with your success even though it might not be easy.” — Brooke Shields

50. “It’s okay to fail, it’s not okay to quit.” — Chris Gardner

51. “It’s okay to grow, it’s okay to change. But it’s not okay not to recognize each change for what it is.” — Oscar Auliq Ice

52. “It’s okay to not be okay all the time.” — unknown

53. “It’s okay to not be okay as long as you’re not giving up.” — unknown

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54. “It’s okay to not know completely what you want or what you should be doing and to stumble a little bit.” — Milo

55. “It’s okay to not know everything, but it’s not okay not trying to learn something.” — Jerry Lolandes

56. “It’s okay, you know? It’s okay to be you. It’s okay to just not be okay. It’s okay to not be okay.” — Kristen Stewart

57. “It’s okay. It may not seem like it right now, but you are going to be fine. I know it’s scary, but don’t be afraid. You are who you are, and you should love that person, and I don’t want anyone to have to go through years of their life afraid to accept that.” — Connor Franta

58. “Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” — Lisa Olivera

59. “Just remember, you are not alone; in fact, you are in a very commonplace with millions of others. We need to help each other and keep striving to reach our goals.” — Mike Moreno

60. “Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, ‘Okay, the world’s not perfect; how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable.’” — Amy Lee

61. “Mental health affects every aspect of your life. It’s not just this neat little issue you can put into a box.” — Shannon Purser

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62. “My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” — Emery Lord

63. “My life is exactly what it’s meant to be, and I’m okay. I’m. Okay. Those two words, yeah, they mean a lot to me. I’m not perfect, I’m not completely healed, but I’m okay. I’ll take it.” — Ashley Beale

64. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” — Helen Keller

65. “Nobody tells young writers it’s okay if you’re not very good, you’ll get better. So I just thought I was not very good, so I should try to do every other thing besides writing. That’s how I ended up being a hitchhiker, a world traveler, and a mathematician.” — Bonnie Jo Campbell

66. “Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.” — Robert Half

67. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ― Henry David Thoreau

68. “Nothing external to you has any power over you.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “Occasionally, as a normal human being, it’s okay not to be okay because being okay most of the time is not okay.” ― Danny Castillones Sillada

70. “Okay, enough self-pity. I’m not doomed. Things will just be harder than planned. I have all I need to survive.” — Andy Weir

71. “Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” — Tyra Banks

72. “So, okay, I’m not a genius. Vincent Van Gogh and Albert Einstein were geniuses.” — Bonnie Bassler

73. “Some days I’m okay, someday I’m not.” — Derek Parra

74. “Sometimes I’m not always doing amazing, but it’s okay … because everyone struggles and it’s okay to be flawed because that’s what makes me … Me.” — Demi Lovato

75. “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning, and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” — Charles Bukowski

76. “The first step is always the hardest. But once you take the first step, things will get easier from then on.” — unknown

77. “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” — Jonathan Harnisch

78. “There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen

79. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” ― John Green

80. “This feeling will pass. The fear is real, but the danger is not.” ― Cammie McGovern

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81. “To accept ourselves as we are, means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” — Sandra Bierig

82. “Tough times never last, but tough people do!” — Robert Schuller

83. “Trying again is okay. Trying again and again and again is okay. It’s sort of an infinite thing because the alternative is a failure, and that’s not okay.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

84. “Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” — Rumi

85. “You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made.” — Abiola Abrams

86. “You are not alone. You are seen. I am with you. You are not alone.” — Shonda Rhimes

87. “You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma.” — Jordan Pickell

88. “You don’t need to try so hard. Just relax and be yourself. That’s the real Moon Sang-Tae.” — Korean drama “It’s okay to not be okay”

89. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” — Eckhart Tolle

90. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein

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