Hypomania: "At first when I'm high, it's tremendous … ideas are fast … like shooting stars you follow until brighter ones appear…. All shyness disappears, the right words and gestures are suddenly there … uninteresting people, things become intensely interesting. Sensuality is pervasive, the desire to seduce and be seduced is irresistible. Your marrow is infused with unbelievable feelings of ease, power, well-being, omnipotence, euphoria … you can do anything … but, somewhere this changes."
Mania: "The fast ideas become too fast and there are far too many … overwhelming confusion replaces clarity … you stop keeping up with it-- memory goes. Infectious humor ceases to amuse. Your friends become frightened …. everything is now against the grain … you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and trapped."