Psycho Quotes

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Bret Easton Ellis
“I have to return some videotapes”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Robert Bloch
“I think perhaps all of us go a little crazy at times.”
Robert Bloch, Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis
“It strikes me profoundly that the world is more often than not a bad and cruel place.”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock
“I can't read fiction without visualizing every scene. The result is it becomes a series of pictures rather than a book.”
Alfred Hitchcock

Bret Easton Ellis
“Do you know what Ed Gein said about women?"
"'When I see a pretty girl walking down the street I think two things. One part of me wants to take her out and talk to her and be real nice and sweet and treat her right.'" I stop finish my J&B in one swallow.
"What does the other part of him think?" Hamlin asks tentatively.
"What her head would look like on a stick”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis
“The seals stupidly dive off rocks into swirling black water, barking mindlessly. The zookeepers feed them dead fish. A crowd gathers around the tank, mostly adults, a few accompanied by children. On the seals' tank a plaque warns: COINS CAN KILL——IF SWALLOWED, COINS CAN LODGE IN AN ANIMAL'S STOMACH AND CAUSE ULCERS, INFECTIONS AND DEATH. DO NOT THROW COINS IN THE POOL. So what do I do? Toss a handful of change into the tank when none of the zookeepers are watching. It's not the seals I hate——it's the audience's enjoyment of them that bothers me.”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis
“I felt lethal, on the verge of frenzy. My nightly bloodlust overflowed into my days and I had to leave the city. My mask of sanity was a victim of impending slippage. This was the bone season for me and I needed a vacation.”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Sandi Lynn
“Trust her; we girls are two sheets short of psycho when it comes to our special little time.”
Sandi Lynn, Forever Black

Brent Runyon
“You're all trying to figure out what went wrong inside my head. Fucking idiots. You'll never crack the code that's inside my head. You'll never get into my castle. You'll never even get past the gate.”
Brent Runyon

Criss Jami
“God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his life yet went a lifetime consciously, willingly never loving anyone but himself may then be subject to harsher judgment than the extreme mental patient. It might be so that God will stand for the weak and question the strong.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“This means that I don't have to run faster than the psychotic-maniac-vampire-cannibal, I just have to run faster than whoever is with me when the psychotic-maniac-vampire-cannibal starts chasing us.”
Jim Benton, Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers

Cassandra Clare
“Surely, she was too young to have so many ghosts.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Alfred Hitchcock
“The picture's over. Now I have to go and put it on film.”
Alfred Hitchcock

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Kevin Dutton
“Psychopathy is like sunlight. Overexposure can hasten one’s demise in grotesque, carcinogenic fashion. But regulated exposure at controlled and optimal levels can have a significant positive impact on well-being and quality of life.”
Kevin Dutton, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

Pawan Mishra
“Psychos are in uniform circulation in society.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Robert Bloch
“The room was plainly but adequately furnished; she noted the shower stall in the bathroom beyond. Actually, she would have preferred a tub, but this would do. ”
Robert Bloch, Psycho

Lyudmila Ulitskaya
“...вера, которая у каждого человека есть личная тайна...”
Ludmila Ulitskaya, Даниэль Штайн, переводчик
tags: psycho

Alfred Hitchcock
“Gee, I'm sorry I didn't hear you in all this rain. Go ahead in, please."
Anthony Perkin's Norman Bates
Talking To Janet Leigh's Marion Crane.”
Alfred Hitchcock

“When you engage in an argument. Always remember that crazy people see themselves as normal. In their mind there is nothing wrong with them or what they are doing . Only normal people see them being crazy.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Stephen King
“Die steinerne Verstocktheit barst, darunter kam die Fratze eines bis zum Irrsinn wütenden Kindes zum Vorschein”
Stephen King, Misery

“A psycho is a substitute for his own hurt”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Marc Berlin
“Art is a rebellion against fate.
-Andre Malraux”
Marc Berlin, Oddball in 3G

“In other words to break an addiction we have to be able to face the unfaceable, think the unthinkable, bear the unbearable... The only way to go through them again is to go through them, to go down in that anxiety state and to feel what we really feel, is to go through and to break the tyranny of the addiction”
James Hollis PhD, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up
tags: psycho

“We need to be able to differentiate for a moment fear, anxiety and angst. Angst is existential anxiety, it comes with the condition: we are born, we are consious, we are aware of our fragility and mortality and that contributes to the sense of the peril in which daily life occurs. That’s existantial anxiety, it’s not’s part of the suffering, of the human condition. Fear is something specific, something related to a specific threat, real or perceived, to our wellbeing. Anxiety is a free floating anticipatory emotion, anxiety is always in some way bound to the future, like something could happen here, something might happen. Paradoxicallly guilt binds us to the past and we always stuck in the past with guilt. And anxiety binds us to a possible future, a so improbable one, but a possible one. So in differentiating for a moment between fear and anxiety we realize that there can be therapeutic move from anxiety to fear, and you could say: oh, yea, i feel so much better already! I am not anxious anymore, i am just fearfiul. In many cases our fears are non existents or manageable, in many cases our fears are based on powerless past...most of our fears.. if you look at them as an adult, they are not going to happen, but if they were to happen, we can bear them, because we’ve also become adults, we have most of all we have psychological tensil strength, we have resiliance that child did not have, we have modes of behavious and other choices available to us, we have a capacity for toleration, we have a capacity for freedom of motion, that we didn’t have as a child... And so many times the effort to define a fear is to say it’s not going to happen, but if it were to happen, i can handle it, i can manage that. Fear in a sense is specific always, anxiety is like a fog that blows across the highway.,i t can keep us from driving as we can’t see clearly what is happening, but underneath all that we know that anxiety has power to cripple life.”
James Hollis PhD, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up
tags: psycho

Will Storr
“Plato believed in metaphorical realm of pure form.. Aristotle, his pupil, rejected this, insisting that the only reality is that which we consent. We live in the world of things, he thought and each of those things have unique properties that can be defined and categorized and acts predictably according to certain laws.”
Will Storr, Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us
tags: psycho

Celia Aaron
“That guy playing tennis?” Link rested his fingers along Camille’s hips. “Not a chance.”

I followed the movement of his fingertips, the slight pressure he exerted on her. A vision of him with a knife protruding from his neck made me smile.

Link returned my grin. “You imagining him on the court too?”

“Yes, funny.”
Celia Aaron, The Bad Guy

Theodora Taylor
“What happened to letting this chick go on May 26th?"

Victor answers Phantom as he plans to answer Dawn. "She left before fulfilling her part of our agreement. So now her let go date is very much up in the air."

"You know you sound like a psycho, right?" Phantom asks.

Yes, Victor does know that.

But after six weeks without Dawn, he can't bring himself to care.”
Theodora Taylor, Victor: Her Ruthless Husband: The VICTOR Trilogy Book 3
tags: psycho

Ira Levin
In her immaculate kitchen she said, 'Yes, I've changed. I realized I was being awfully sloppy and self-indulgent. It's no disgrace to be a good homemaker. I've decided to do my job conscientiously, the way Dave does his, and to be more careful about my appearance. Are you sure you don't want a sandwich?'
Joanna shook her head. 'Bobbie,' she said, 'I— Don't you see what's happened? Whatever's around here—it's got you, the way it got Charmaine!'
Bobbie smiled at her. 'Nothing's got me,' she said. 'There's nothing around. That was a lot of nonsense. Stepford's a fine healthful place to live.'
Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives

Jean   Koning
“I'm kind of like a psycho-to-go”
Jean Koning

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