Anorexia Quotes

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“The return of the voices would end in a migraine that made my whole body throb. I could do nothing except lie in a blacked-out room waiting for the voices to get infected by the pains in my head and clear off.

Knowing I was different with my OCD, anorexia and the voices that no one else seemed to hear made me feel isolated, disconnected. I took everything too seriously. I analysed things to death. I turned every word, and the intonation of every word over in my mind trying to decide exactly what it meant, whether there was a subtext or an implied criticism. I tried to recall the expressions on people’s faces, how those expressions changed, what they meant, whether what they said and the look on their faces matched and were therefore genuine or whether it was a sham, the kind word touched by irony or sarcasm, the smile that means pity.
When people looked at me closely could they see the little girl in my head, being abused in those pornographic clips projected behind my eyes?
That is what I would often be thinking and such thoughts ate away at the façade of self-confidence I was constantly raising and repairing.

(describing dissociative identity disorder/mpd symptoms)”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

“Anorexia isn't about being fat, it's about having fat.”
Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game

Lynn Crilly
“Anorexia is not an illness of the body; it is an illness of the mind.”
Lynn Crilly, Hope with Eating Disorders

Marya Hornbacher
“I have a remarkable ability to delete all better judgement from my brain when I get my head set on something. I have no sense of moderation, no sense of caution. I have no sense pretty much.”
Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

“We can always find each other, we girls with secrets.”
Crystal Renn, Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves

Lynn Crilly
“Anorexia cannot be cured by treating the physical symptoms alone; it is the mind which must be treated.”
Lynn Crilly, Hope with Eating Disorders

“Kessa ran her fingers over her stomach. Flat. But was it flat enough? Not quite. She still had some way to go. Just to be safe, she told herself. Still, it was nice the way her pelvic bones rose like sharp hills on either side of her stomach. I love bones. Bones are beautiful.”
Steven Levenkron, The Best Little Girl in the World

Juansen Dizon
“That’s how we stay young nowadays:

Chasing down bottles
of pills, jumping off bridges,
slicing up our bodies and an idealized
vision of being skinny enough.”
Juansen Dizon, I Am The Architect of My Own Destruction

“It's so easy to focus on the anguish and the misery; it's harder, somehow, to acknowledge the positive, maybe for fear of jinxing it, bringing the nightmare back down on our heads.”
Harriet Brown, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia

“She'd lost two more pounds. A picture of the models she'd cut out of the magazine flashed through Kessa's mind. And the winner is... seventy-three!”
Steven Levenkron, The Best Little Girl in the World

Maria Elena
“If you think my waistline defines my worth, you are not worth my time anyways.”
Maria Elena, Eternal Youth

Brittany Burgunder
“No food will ever hurt you as much as an unhealthy mind.”
Brittany Burgunder

Britt Greifeld
“I am my own cannibal.”
Britt Greifeld, Sour

Kris Kidd
“I've come to realize that hunger feels more like home than any tangible structure ever has, or probably ever will. I know now that creating absence is my way of coping with absence.”
Kris Kidd

Brittany Burgunder
“Recovery doesn't mean putting your life on hold. Recovery means holding on so you can live your best life.”
Brittany Burgunder

Brittany Burgunder
“No two eating disorders are the same.
No two individuals are the same.
No two paths to recovery are the same.
But everyone's strength to reach recovery IS the same.”
Brittany Burgunder

Britt Greifeld
“i deem her insecurities
insufferable turn-offs
as if the male standard for sexiness
is a gospel
that demands she stop starving herself
because i like something to grab onto
and how dare she not forfeit
her fetish for a fading frame
to be my performance piece”
Britt Greifeld, Sour

“Can you tell me why you added weight to your gown?" Dr. Chu asked.
Another trick question.
Bones shrugged. "I wanted you to think I was gaining weight."
Dr. Chu nodded. "We need accurate records for every patient."
(Our job is to make sure you gain as much weight as possible while you're here.)
Dr. Chu leafed through Bones's file, checking off little boxes. "Since you lost weight--even with two stainless steel knives sewn into your gown, it's obvious you've been purging. Either by vomiting or--"
(We have closed-circuit cameras and hidden microphones in your room.)
"Or engaging in unauthorized exercise."
(Bingo!)
"I know this may be difficult," Dr. Chu said. "But the nutritionist and I have decided to raise your calories."
(We won't be satisfied until you resemble a scrap-fed hog.)
"Are you listening to me son?'
Bones's eyeballs hurt from so much nodding. "Yes, sir."
(Fuck you!)
"One-hundred calories isn't as bad as it sounds." Dr. Chu dropped his voice, forcing Bones to learn forward in his chair. "That's it for now.”
Sherry Shahan, Skin and Bones

Brittany Burgunder
“I promise no food will ever hurt you as much as a negative mind.”
Brittany Burgunder

“Locking away appetite, anger, the fullness of life, anorexia helps cover up whatever struggles inside. With its controlling bouts of bingeing and starvation, of trance and half-life, it becomes a shield to fend off despair and longing and what most of use would see as ordinary responsible behavior.”
Carol Lee, To Die For

“Father absence has been implicated in anorexia nervosa, in which daughters may exhibit literal father hunger by starving themselves.”
Victoria Secunda, Women and Their Fathers: The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First Man in Your Life

“Find YOUR Balance.”
Kayla Rose Kotecki, DAMN THE DIETS: How To Recover From Restrictive Diets, Neurotic Exercising, Eating Disorders and Body Degrading

“J'aurai voulu avoir plein d'amis tout en conservant ma solitude. Cela m'est apparu comme une impossibilité psychologique. Alors j'ai choisi la solitude. Je pourrai résister à tout, eux, ils auront toujours besoin de quelqu'un, mais moi, non, j'aurai mes propres pensées.”
Valérie Valère, Le pavillon des enfants fous

“Je n'ai pas demandé la vie, je n'en veux plus. Maintenant j'ai le droit de choisir.”
Valérie Valère, Le pavillon des enfants fous

“Je ne peux rien faire sinon crier, un cri fou qui ne déchire que mon propre coeur, que ma propre voix, un cri pour les enfants abandonnés, un autre appel, une demande d'amour qui, elle aussi, se perdra dans le vide.”
Valérie Valère, Le pavillon des enfants fous

Delphine de Vigan
“L'anorexie ne se résume pas à la volonté qu'ont certaines jeunes filles de ressembler aux mannequins, de plus en plus maigres il est vrai, qui envahissent les pages des magazines féminins. Le jeûne est une drogue puissante et peu onéreuse, on oublie souvent de le dire. L'état de dénutrition anesthésie la douleur, les émotions, les sentiments, et fonctionne, dans un premier temps comme une protection. L'anorexie restrictive est une addiction qui fait croire au contrôle alors qu'elle conduit le corps à sa destruction. J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer un médecin qui avait pris conscience de ça, à une époque où la plupart des anorexiques étaient enfermées entre quatre murs dans une pièce vide, avec pour seul horizon un contrat de poids.”
Delphine de Vigan, Rien ne s'oppose à la nuit

John Green
“Pero empezaba a descubrir que tu vida es una historia que cuentan sobre ti, no una historia que cuentas tú.
Crees que eres el autor, por supuesto. Tienes que serlo. Cuando el monótomo timbre suena a las 12:37 piensas: "Ahora decido comer". Pero en realidad el que decide es el timbre. Crees que eres el pintor, pero eres el cuadro.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down