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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
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Susanna Kaysen
“My family had a lot of characteristics - achievements, ambitions, talents, expectations - that all seemed to be recessive in me.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen
“Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child forever.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen
“When you’re sad you need to hear your sorrow structured into sound.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen
“We say that Columbus discovered America and Newton discovered gravity, as though America and gravity weren't there until Columbus and Newton got wind of them.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen
“The only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen
“Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren't? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen
“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen
“I was trying to explain my situation to myself. My situation was that I was in pain and nobody knew it, even I had trouble knowing it. So I told myself, over and over, You are in pain. It was the only way I could get through to myself. I was demonstrating externally and irrefutably an inward condition.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted


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