"In the meantime, I could withdraw to my room, could hide and sleep as if I were dead"
"At meetings, I heard people say proudly that they have no original thoughts, that everything they say they learned in meetings or from reading the Big Book. Wouldn’t that be nice? I have so many original thoughts I have to take medication for it."
Mark Vonnegut, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So
"I am money, I change hands like the dollar bill, that has been rubbed by a lamp; Then a genie appeared and cried loudly, with volume; But the tears were all for myself, and that’s where it all went wrong."
"Detachment is not about refusing to feel or not caring or turning away from those you love. Detachment is profoundly honest, grounded firmly in the truth of what is."
"[DOUBLETHINK is on the blackboard, from Orwell’s “1984”. When none of the students knows what it means he tells them] It’s deliberately believing in lies while knowing they’re false."
"I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all."
The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe (via latipanda
"If I were another person, I go on, I wouldn’t want to deal with me. I don’t want to deal with me. It’s so hopeless. I want out of this life. I really do. I keep thinking that if I could just get a grip on myself, I could be all right again. I keep thinking that I’m driving myself crazy, but I swear, I swear to God, I have no control. It’s so awful. It’s like demons have taken over my mind. And nobody believes me. Everybody thinks I could be better if I wanted to. But I can’t be the old Lizzy anymore. I can’t be myself anymore. I mean, actually, I am being myself right now and it’s so horrible."
"I have the feeling you are primarily two people, one of which should be killed."