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Susanna Kaysen quotes: Freedom was the price of privacy. Freedom was the price of privacy.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: The world didn't stop because we weren't in it anymore. The world didn't stop because we weren't in it anymore.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: I told her once I wasn't good at anything. She told me survival is a talent. I told her once I wasn't good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Once you start parsing a face, it's a peculiar item: squishy, pointy, with lots of air vents and wet spots. Once you start parsing a face, it's a peculiar item: squishy, pointy, with lots of air vents and wet spots.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Something about the goat dancing made me want to cry. Something about the goat dancing made me want to cry.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: It was my misfortune-or salvation-to be at all times perfectly conscious of my misperceptions of reality. It was my misfortune-or salvation-to be at all times perfectly conscious of my misperceptions of reality.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: They were all seventeen and miserable, just like me. They didn't have time to wonder why I was a little more miserable than most. They were all seventeen and miserable, just like me. They didn't have time to wonder why I was a little more miserable than most.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Now I was safe, now I was really crazy, and nobody could take me out of there. Now I was safe, now I was really crazy, and nobody could take me out of there.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: I'm your mind", it claims. "You can't parse ME into dendrites and synapses I'm your mind", it claims. "You can't parse ME into dendrites and synapses
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Whatever we call it - mind, character, soul - we like to think we possess something that is greater than the sum of our neurons that 'animates' us. Whatever we call it - mind, character, soul - we like to think we possess something that is greater than the sum of our neurons that 'animates' us.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: As far as I could see, life demanded skills I didn't have. As far as I could see, life demanded skills I didn't have.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Imagined my character as a plate or shirt that had been manufactured incorrectly and was therefore useless. Imagined my character as a plate or shirt that had been manufactured incorrectly and was therefore useless.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Maybe, there's a moment growing up when something peels back ... Maybe, maybe, we look for secrets because we can't believe our mind. Maybe, there's a moment growing up when something peels back ... Maybe, maybe, we look for secrets because we can't believe our mind.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Maybe I was just flirting with madness the way I flirted with my teachers and my classmates. Maybe I was just flirting with madness the way I flirted with my teachers and my classmates.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: It's a mean world," she'd say. She was usually glad enough to be back. "There's nobody to take care of you out there. It's a mean world," she'd say. She was usually glad enough to be back. "There's nobody to take care of you out there.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: It was a spring day, the sort that gives people hope: all soft winds and delicate smells ofwarm earth. Suicide weather. It was a spring day, the sort that gives people hope: all soft winds and delicate smells of
warm earth. Suicide weather.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: She wasn't blotto, she was plotting. She wasn't blotto, she was plotting.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: She rushed out, because the darkness in the theater was too much when combined with the darkness in her head . She rushed out, because the darkness in the theater was too much when combined with the darkness in her head .
Susanna Kaysen quotes: I'm Ambivalent. In fact that's my new favorite word.Do you know what it means ?I don't care. I'm Ambivalent. In fact that's my new favorite word.
Do you know what it means ?
I don't care.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: I am not a nurse escorting six lunatics to the ice cream parlor. I am not a nurse escorting six lunatics to the ice cream parlor.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: You have to have a somewhat cold heart to be a writer. You have to have a somewhat cold heart to be a writer.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: All my integrity seemed to lie in saying No. All my integrity seemed to lie in saying No.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Mental illness seems to be a communication problem between interpreters one and two. Mental illness seems to be a communication problem between interpreters one and two.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: How the fuck else am I going to get any attention in this place?Lisa always called the hospital 'this place. How the fuck else am I going to get any attention in this place?
Lisa always called the hospital 'this place.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: It's a fairly accurate portrait of me at eighteen, minus a few quirks like reckless driving and eating binges. It's accurate but it isn't profound. It's a fairly accurate portrait of me at eighteen, minus a few quirks like reckless driving and eating binges. It's accurate but it isn't profound.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: That's because the analysts are writing about a country they call Mind and the neuroscientists are reporting from a country they call Brain. That's because the analysts are writing about a country they call Mind and the neuroscientists are reporting from a country they call Brain.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: My family had a lot of characteristics - achievements, ambitions, talents, expectations - that all seemed to be recessive in me. My family had a lot of characteristics - achievements, ambitions, talents, expectations - that all seemed to be recessive in me.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: We might get out sometime, but she was locked up forever in that body. We might get out sometime, but she was locked up forever in that body.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: The meat was bruised, bleeding, and imprisoned in a tight wrapping. And, though I had a six-month respite from thinking about it, so was I. The meat was bruised, bleeding, and imprisoned in a tight wrapping. And, though I had a six-month respite from thinking about it, so was I.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: What is it about meter and cadence and rhythm that makes their makers mad? What is it about meter and cadence and rhythm that makes their makers mad?
Susanna Kaysen quotes: A thought is a hard thing to control. A thought is a hard thing to control.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: Reality was getting too dense. Reality was getting too dense.
Susanna Kaysen quotes: My chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom came from the fact that I was living a life based on my incapacities, which were numerous. My chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom came from the fact that I was living a life based on my incapacities, which were numerous.