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Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.
No motive is pure. No one is good or bad-but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.
My heart's in the right place. I know, 'cuz I hid it there.
Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.
I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I'm still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you.
There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap."
I get lots of awards for being mentally ill. Apparently, I am better at being mentally ill than almost anything else I've ever done. Seriously - I have a shelf of awards for being bipolar.
You know the bad thing about being a survivor... You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift.
The older you get, the easier it is to spot the phonies. And I just think, how unpleasant for them.
I'm very sane about how crazy I am.
From here on out, there's just reality. I think that's what maturity is: a stoic response to endless reality. But then, what do I know?
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.
Mothers are great. They outlast everything. But when they're bad, they're the worst thing that can happen.
I really love the internet. They say chat-rooms are the trailer park of the internet but I find it amazing.
Part of my gestalt is that I still feel a little bit like a wallflower. Even in my own life. I talk about myself behind my back.
I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like.
I feel so agitated all the time, like a hamster in search of a wheel.
Your innermost urges will tell you what strategy to employ to accomplish your special purpose while doing the work you enjoy.
You're only as sick as your secrets. Either it comes out their way or my way. I talk about myself behind my back. And I'm funny about it.
I don't want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I'm not interested in doing that anymore.
As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.
Instant gratification takes too long.
People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.
Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.
Mania starts off fun, not sleeping for days, keeping company with your brain, which has become a wonderful computer, showing 24 TV channels all about you. That goes horribly wrong after awhile.
What worries me is, what if this guy is really the one for me and I just haven't had enough therapy yet for me to be comfortable with having found him.
The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.
I have two moods. One is Roy, rollicking Roy, the wild ride of a mood. And Pam, sediment Pam, who stands on the shore and sobs... Sometimes the tide is in, sometimes it's out.
I was into pain reduction and mind expansion, but what I've ended up with is pain expansion and mind reduction.
My inner world seems largely to consist of three rotating emotions: embarrassment, rage, and tension. Sometimes I feel excited, but I think that's just positive tension.
There's no room for demons when you're self-possessed.
My extroversion is a way of managing my introversion.
I always think of Meryl [Streep] for everything now. There really aren't many actresses around who are truly lucid the way she is.
I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.
I quote fictional characters, because I'm a fictional character myself!
He doesn't move his face when he talks. His eyes are like shark eyes. Dead.
I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again - but with white hair. I think that would be funny.
You know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn't call for it?
I do believe you're only as sick as your secrets.
Look,' he said, 'I don't think we should continue this discussion. I don't like this side of you.' 'I'm not a box,' she said 'I don't have sides. This is it. One side fits all. This is it.
The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you're hurt.
What doesn't kill men makes them stronger. What doesn't kill women makes men breakfast.
I mean, that's at least in part why I ingested chemical waste - it was a kind of desire to abbreviate myself. To present the CliffNotes of the emotional me, as opposed to the twelve-column read.
Nobody wants to read about a good-looking happy person.
Until adolescence I thought I had the best mother in the world. Such a graceful mother. I had this fantasy that I was the wrong daughter.
Here's what I've learned: that someone can change the course of history with a box cutter.
My father just got out of the Betty Ford Clinic. He's in his 60s, and this was the first time he ever did anything like that.