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“I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I'm afraid I'll stutter.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“Its so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That's above and beyond everything else, and it's not a mental complaint-it's a physical thing, like it's physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out. They don't come out smooth and in conjunction with your brain the way normal people's words do; they come out in chunks as if from a crushed-ice dispenser; you stumble on them as they gather behind your lower lip. So you just keep quiet.”
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“I don't know how I can be so ambitious and so lazy at the same time.”
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“I'm done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.”
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“Things to do today:
1) Breathe in.
2) Breathe out.”
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“I'm fine. Well, I'm not fine - I'm here."
"Is there something wrong with that?"
"Absolutely.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“Dreams are only dreams until you wake up and make them real.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“I don't owe people anything, and I don't have to talk to them any more than I feel I need to.”
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“Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“I just want to not be me.”
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“I'm smart but not enough--just smart enough to have problems.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“Life's not about feeling better, it's about getting the job done.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“See, when you mess something up, you learn for the next time. It's when people compliment you that you're in trouble. That means they expect you to keep it up.”
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“Life can't be cured, but it can be managed.”
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“I’m not better, you know. The weight hasn’t left my head. I feel how easily I could fall back into it, lie down and not eat, waste my time and curse wasting my time, look at my homework and freak out and go and chill at Aaron’s, look at Nia and be jealous again, take the subway home and hope that it has an accident, go and get my bike and head to the Brooklyn Bridge. All of that is still there. The only thing is, it’s not an option now. It’s just… a possibility, like it’s a possibility that I could turn to dust in the next instant and be disseminated throughout the universe as an omniscient consciousness. It’s not a very likely possibility.”
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“That's all I can do. I'll keep at it and hope it gets better.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“So why am I depressed? That's the million-dollar question, baby, the Tootsie Roll question; not even the owl knows the answer to that one. I don't know either. All I know is the chronology.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“Some of the most profound truths about us are things that we stop saying in the middle.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“(...) Since I was a kid."
"Which you refer to as 'back when you were happy.'"
"Right.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“What happened when you woke up?"
"I was having a dream. I don’t know what it was, but when I woke up, I had this awful realization that I was awake. It hit me like a brick in the groin."
"Like a brick in the groin, I see."
"I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare."
"And what is that nightmare, Craig?"
"Life."
"Life is a nightmare."
"Yes.”
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“I should be a success and I'm not and other people- younger people- are. Younger people than me are on TV and getting their lives in order. I'm still a nobody. When am I going to not be a nobody?”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“No," mom says, looking at me in the eyes. "What's a triumph is that you woke up this morning and decided to LIVE. THAT'S a triumph. that's what you did today.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“I wanted to tell people, "My depression is acting up today" as an excuse for not seeing them, but I never managed to pull it off.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“Life is a nightmare.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“The absolute worst part of being depressed is the food. A person's relationship with food is one of their most important relationships. I don't think your relationship with your parents is that important. Some people never know their parents. I don't think your relationship with your friends are important. But your relationship with air-that's key. You can't break up with air. You're kind of stuck together. Only slightly less crucial is water. And then food. You can't be dropping food to hang with someone else. You need to strike up an agreement with it.”
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“Depression starts slow.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story
“My family shouldn't have to put up with me. They're good people, solid, happy. Sometimes when I'm with them I think I'm on television.”
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