OCD Quotes, Sayings about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

It’s like you have two brains – a rational brain and an irrational brain. And they’re constantly fighting.
– Emilie Ford

OCD thoughts are not the problem. Your choice to take them seriously is the problem.

U can’t control the thoughts, but u can control your reaction to them. React with indifference.

Let OCD tell you whatever it wants. Don’t try to solve it.

If you want to get over OCD you need to be as strong as the disorder.

The thoughts are not you and the scenario they present is not real.

It is scary to know, nothing can kill that .01% of a germ


OCD is knowing something makes no sense, but doing it anyways.

Hand sanitizer is a gateway drug for OCD.

I have OCD, which is not fun. I have to be incredibly tidy and organized or it messes with my mind and switches off on me.
– Charlize Theron

Yes, I have OCD. No it isn’t about being a “neat freak”

You are in control of your OCD. No Fear = No OCD.

Don’t feel bad for yourself because you have OCD. Feeling bad is a sign of weakness and you need to be strong in your battle with OCD.

OCD is a nightmare.

I had really bad obsessive-compulsive disorder. At its worst, I was compelled to leave my house at three o’clock in the morning and go out in the alley because I just knew that the paper-towel roll I threw in the recycling bin was uncomfortable, like it was lying the wrong way, and I would be down in the garbage.
– Fiona Apple


I’ve never told anyone this before, but I’m an obsessive-compulsive. I go back to my hotel room every evening and put the coat hangers back in order and open my bag and rearrange it. It takes a lot of my time, but if I don’t do it I can’t sleep.
– Freida Pinto

It’s like listening to a CD with an invisible scratch.
– Penny Hare

It means constantly questioning whether what I’m thinking or feeling is me or the OCD. The decision is usually a crap shoot. And then you question the decision over, and over, and over, and over and over, trying to come up with the ‘right’ answer.
– Anna Stinson

It’s like looking through a magnifying glass that only picks up on the potentially dangerous, harmful and scary.

It can look like still waters on the outside while a hurricane is swirling in your mind.
– Marcie Barber Phares

It’s like a broken machine. Thoughts go in your head, get stuck and keep going around and around.
– Megan Flynn

It’s like having mental hiccups. Mostly, we can function despite the ‘hiccups,’ but we’re exhausted attempting to carry on as if they didn’t exist.
– Sheila Cavanaugh

[It’s] like that song that plays over and over in your head, only you can’t get rid of it.
– Kimberly Matthews-Cifra

You lose time. You lose entire blocks of your day to obsessive thoughts or actions. I spend so much time finishing songs in my car before I can get out or redoing my entire shower routine because I lost count of how many times I scrubbed my left arm.
– Kelly Hill

OCD is like having a bully stuck inside your head and nobody else can see it.
– Krissy McDermott


I do not have OCD OCD OCD.
– Emilie Autumn

I know I have an eccentric, obsessive-compulsive side.
– Demi Moore

I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.
– David Beckham

All behavioral or mood disorders – including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction – have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.
– Jeffrey Kluger

For me, it’s an ever-present nagging feeling that something is just ‘not right.’ I can never really, truly ‘make it right.’ I have to learn to live with the all-consuming feeling of mental discomfort.
– Laura McCarthy

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