Matt Haig Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old matt haig quotes, matt haig sayings, and matt haig proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Beauty breeds beauty, truth triggers truth. The cure for writer's block is therefore to read.     

Matt Haig

If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal, then hangovers were how they remembered.     

Matt Haig

Obey your head. Obey your heart. Obey your gut. In fact, obey everything except commands.     

Matt Haig

Neuroscience is a baby science, a mere century old, and our scientific understanding of the brain is nowhere near where we'd like it to be. We know more about the moons of Jupiter than what is inside of our skulls.     

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The craving for the thing is rarely met by the satisfaction of getting it. And so we crave more. And the cycle repeats. We are encouraged to want what will only make us want more. We are, in short, encouraged to be addicts.     

Matt Haig

You don't have to be a creative maverick to have a troubled mind. You just have to be human. There is no 'us' and 'them.' No one is one hundred per cent healthy, physically or mentally.     

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To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non upgraded existence.     

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Don't always know why I kept moving, but it never - for long - felt like an option not to. Grim determination?      

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Anxiety is the partner of depression. It accompanies half the cases of depression. Sometimes it triggers depression.     

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Anxiety and depression are an interesting mix. In many ways they are opposite experiences, and yet mix them together and you don't get a happy medium.     

Matt Haig

You can be a depressive and be happy, just as you can be a sober alcoholic. It doesn't have always have an obvious case.     

Matt Haig

One in five people gets depression at some point in their life. Though obviously more than that will suffer from mental illness.     

Matt Haig

Twice as many women as men will suffer a serious bout of depression in their lives.     

Matt Haig

In California the only way to look like you are getting older is to look like you are getting younger...if you can move your forehead over the age of forty, then people become very suspicious.     

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I moved from place to place and from time to time like an arrow immune to gravity.     

Matt Haig

Anxiety is the partner of depression. It accompanies half the cases of depression. Sometimes it triggers depression.     

Matt Haig

Anxiety and depression are an interesting mix. In many ways they are opposite experiences, and yet mix them together and you don't get a happy medium.     

Matt Haig

You can be a depressive and be happy, just as you can be a sober alcoholic. It doesn't have always have an obvious case.     

Matt Haig

One in five people gets depression at some point in their life. Though obviously more than that will suffer from mental illness.     

Matt Haig

Twice as many women as men will suffer a serious bout of depression in their lives.     

Matt Haig

Anxiety is the partner of depression. It accompanies half the cases of depression. Sometimes it triggers depression.     

Matt Haig

Anxiety and depression are an interesting mix. In many ways they are opposite experiences, and yet mix them together and you don't get a happy medium.     

Matt Haig

You can be a depressive and be happy, just as you can be a sober alcoholic. It doesn't have always have an obvious case.     

Matt Haig

One in five people gets depression at some point in their life. Though obviously more than that will suffer from mental illness.     

Matt Haig

Twice as many women as men will suffer a serious bout of depression in their lives.     

Matt Haig

People are craving not just physical space but the space to be mentally free.     

Matt Haig

A space from unwanted distracted thoughts that clutter our heads like pop-up advertising of the mind in an already frantic world. And that space is still there to be found.     

Matt Haig

It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.     

Matt Haig

If you think something is ugly, look harder. Ugliness is just a failure of seeing.     

Matt Haig