Occupational Therapy Sayings and Quotes

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

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.     

Jamie Moyer

The best therapy is actually the more aggressive kind when they break you open; they unleash you.     

Cara Delevingne

Therapy is like telling your nightmares when you're a kid; they lose their power to hurt and control.     

Beth Orton

Therapy is extremely expensive. Popping bubble wrap is radically cheap.     

Jimmy Buffett

Therapy is not to 'talk about' things, but to change the person's life, and to relieve suffering, such as depression, anxiety, or relationship problems.     

David D. Burns

Occupational therapy practitioners know that hope still glimmers in the darkest hour.     


Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.     

Eleanor Brownn

Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations.     

Andrew Weil

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.     

Winston S. Churchill

Therapists need to have a long experience in personal therapy to see what it's like to be on the other side of the couch and see what they find helpful or not helpful.     

Irvin D. Yalom

Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health.     

Mary Reily

Therapy can help you grow. Fears will just disappear.     

Stephanie Mills

Therapy needs to be integrated. You mustn't forget about a patient's emotional wellbeing. It is vital to the outcome of their treatment.     

Allan Hamilton

Therapy is the boat across the river, but most don't want to get off. Don't blame, forgive, All healing is self-healing.     

Albert Schweitzer