OCD Quotes, Sayings about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

OCD is the disorder of doubt. Stop all doubt & you will stop OCD.

Ruminating on OCD obsession is like praying for something you don’t want.

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

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

Imagine all your worst thoughts as a soundtrack running through your mind 24/7, day after day.
– Adam Walker Cleveland


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

Ever seen ‘Inside Out’- With OCD, it’s like Doubt has it’s own control console.
– Josey Eloy Franco

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

For me, it’s like someone else has control of your brain. Like you’re being forced to do an endless number of completely random, pointless tasks you don’t want to do. It’s so exhausting and emotionally draining – like your brain needs an off switch!
– Clarissa Chay

It’s like being controlled by a puppeteer. Every time you try and just walk away he pulls you back. Are you sure the stove is off and everything is unplugged- Back up we go. Are you sure your hands are as clean as they can get- Back ya go. Are you sure the doors are securely locked- Back down we go. How many people have touched this object- Wash your hands again.
– Toni Neville

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