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Mental Illness

Quote from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

I’m having a sort of hard time paying attention because my automated teller has started speaking to me, sometimes actually leaving weird messages on the screen, in green lettering, like ‘Cause a Terrible Scene at Sotheby’s’ or ‘Kill the President’ or ‘Feed Me a Stray Cat,’ and I was freaked out by the park bench that followed me for six blocks last Monday evening and it too spoke to me.

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Quote from Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

I start to get the feeling that something is really wrong. Like all the drugs put together […] can no longer combat whatever it is that was wrong with me in the first place. I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.

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Quote from Wasted by Marya Hornbacher

While I waited I counted my bones. They were all still there. Then I thought, my God. I straightened up, held the cold brick wall while the dizziness came in waves and washed away. I walked very slowly inside, placing my feet carefully on the floor. I went to the desk and signed myself in.

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Quote from Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?

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Quote from How I Became a Madman (The Madman) by Kahlil Gibran

I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.

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Quote from Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher

This old, familiar ache does not feel so much like sadness as it does like death, if death is blunt and heavy and topples into you, knocking you flat.

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Quote from Elegy In The Classroom by Anne Sexton

Even so, I must admire your skill. 
You are so gracefully insane.

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Quote from Paper Bag by Fiona Apple

Hunger hurts, but starving works,
When it costs too much to love
And I went crazy again today,
Looking for a strand to climb
Looking for a little hope.

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