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Thank You, I Understand by Etienne de L'Amour
“He had been diagnosed as suffering from atypical schizophrenia. Lord, how he hated that awful-sounding label. It conjured up visions of some deranged maniac escaped from a secure mental hospital.”
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“Am I a mindless fool? My life is a fragment, a disconnected dream that has no continuity. I am so tired of senselessness. I am tired of the music that my feelings sing, the dream music.”
Ross David Burke, When the Music's Over: My Journey into Schizophrenia

Edgar Allan Poe
“From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.”
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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
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Louis Sachar
“Toni hears voices," said Trapp. "But who is this Dr. Ellsworth to tell her she's a schizophrenic? Maybe she just perceives better than the rest of us. Maybe the voices she hears are just uncommunicated ideas, floating free.”
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Mark Vonnegut
“Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening.”
Mark Vonnegut, The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

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