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1. "I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so totally different from here, obviously. And the French values are so different from American values."
Author: Adrian Lyne
2. "I must have been heavily schizophrenic all my life. The me who hears what the other me can't play is the dominant one."
Author: Alexis Korner
3. "It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things."
Author: Andy Partridge
4. "Now, I'm no doctor, but I am on TV. And in my professional opinion, George Bush is a paranoid schizophrenic."
Author: Bill Maher
5. "Actors who say they can dive inside a character are either schizophrenic or lying."
Author: Bruce Campbell
6. "I've joked that I would have either become schizophrenic or an actress, but as an actress you can do both."
Author: Carla Gugino
7. "I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip, 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.' I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I'd had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I'd like to do that again."
Author: Chester Brown
8. "Rachel hadn't invented the dangers of toxoplasmosis; she'd gone online and built an airtight case. This wasn't crazy talk. Neurobiologists had linked T. gondii to suicide and the onset of schizophrenia. All caused by exposure to cat poop. Some studies even suggested that the toxo brain parasites chemically coerced people to adopt more cats. Those crazy cat ladies were actually being controlled by an infection of single-cell invaders."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
9. "Before I tell you, I have to know three things," I said."Okay.""One, are you sitting down?""Yes.""Two, are you mentally stable?""More than you'll ever be."Well, that was uncalled for. "And three, how do you spell schizophrenia?""What does that have to do with anything?""Nothing. I just wanted to see if you'd tell me."
Author: Darynda Jones
10. "The reduction of experience to 'a series of pure and unrelated presents' further implies that the 'experience of the present becomes powerfully, overwhelmingly vivid and "material": the world comes before the schizophrenic with heightened intensity, bearing the mysterious and oppressive charge of affect, glowing with hallucinatory energy' (Jameson, 1984b, 120). The image, the appearance, the spectacle can all be experienced with an intensity (joy or terror) made possible only by their appreciation as pure and unrelated presents in time. So what does it matter 'if the world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without destiny?' (Jameson, 1984b). The immediacy of events, the sensationalism of the spectacle (political, scientific, military, as well as those of entertainment), become the stuff of which consciousness is forged."
Author: David Harvey
11. "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."
Author: E. L. Doctorow
12. "Please hear this: There are not 'schizophrenics.' There are people with schizophrenia."
Author: Elyn Saks
13. "Oh, and I certainly don't suffer from schizophrenia. I quite enjoy it. And so do I."
Author: Emilie Autumn
14. "Most people, if you live in a big city, you see some form of schizophrenia every day, and it's always in the form of someone homeless. 'Look at that guy - he's crazy. He looks dangerous.' Well, he's on the streets because of mental illness. He probably had a job and a home."
Author: Eric McCormack
15. "La raison découle du mélange de la pensée rationnelle et des sentiments. Si les deux fonctions se dissocient, la pensée se détériore en activité intellectuelle schizoïde et les sentiments en passions névrotiques autodestructrices."
Author: Erich Fromm
16. "Dick tried to rest - the struggle would come presently at home and he might have to sit a long time, restating the universe for her. A "schizophrêne" is well named as a split personality - Nicole was alternately a person to whom nothing need be explained and one to whom nothing could be explained. It was necessary to treat her with active and affirmative insistence, keeping the road to reality always open, making the road to escape harder going. But the brilliance, the versatility of madness is akin to the resourcefulness of water seeping through, over and around a dike. It requires the united front of many people to work against it."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
17. "I've been called 'musically schizophrenic,' and some people think that's a cool thing."
Author: Gary Clark Jr.
18. "I'm not crazy and we're not alone. I told them, but the only two people who ever believed me were the schizophrenic abducted by aliens and his invisible friend. I told them!"
Author: Gena Showalter
19. "In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia."
Author: George Orwell
20. "Before being a mental state of the schizophrenic who has made himself into an artificial person through autism, schizophrenia is the process of the production of desire and desiring-machines."
Author: Gilles Deleuze
21. "Daca schizofrenia este universala, atunci marele artist este cu adevarat cel care sparge zidul schizofrenic, ajungand in patria necunoscuta, acolo unde el nu mai apartine niciunei epoci, niciunui mediu, niciunei scoli."
Author: Gilles Deleuze Felix Guattari
22. "Your ideal possession candidate's a thirteen-year-old recently orphaned schizophrenic girl three days away from her period on her way to see the shrink with whom she's romantically besotted."
Author: Glen Duncan
23. "I've always been schizophrenic; I've never been interested in limiting myself."
Author: Griffin Dunne
24. "We are all caught up, entangled, in the lumbering day-to-day operations of a [social] machinery, working in many respects in the service of ends which we as Christians reject. This situation, the present [schizophrenic] situation of thousands of thinking Christians is the end product of a process that began the day Christians first decided to stop thinking Christianly in the interests of national harmony; the day when Christians first felt that the only way out of endless public discussion was to limit the operation of acute Christian awareness to the spheres of personal morality and spirituality. From that point, the spheres of political, cultural, social, and commercial life became dominated by pragmatic and utilitarian thinking."
Author: Harry Blamires
25. "Few family members act on warning signs when they first present themselves in a schizophrenic patient. It is often quite hard to realize, in fact, that something is clinically wrong."
Author: Holly Schindler
26. "Readers will recall that the little evidence collected seemed to point to the strange and confusing figure of an unidentified Air Force pilot whose body was washed ashore on a beach near Dieppe three months later. Other traces of his ‘mortal remains' were found in a number of unexpected places: in a footnote to a paper on some unusual aspects of schizophrenia published thirty years earlier in a since defunct psychiatric journal; in the pilot for an unpurchased TV thriller, ‘Lieutenant 70'; and on the record labels of a pop singer known as The Him — to instance only a few. Whether in fact this man was a returning astronaut suffering from amnesia, the figment of an ill-organized advertising campaign, or, as some have suggested, the second coming of Christ, is anyone's guess."
Author: J.G. Ballard
27. "I might have been just as happy to have been a practicing primary-care doctor. But as a medical student, I had interacted with patients suffering from neurodegeneration or acute clinical schizophrenia. It left an indelible mark on my memory."
Author: James Rothman
28. "Writing is successful schizophrenia because I'm paid to hear voices in my head."
Author: Jodi Picoult
29. "You're breathing the same air as a bunch of pill-popping manic depressives, alcoholics, and schizophrenics. You've been drinking tea with a bunch of crazy teenage washouts. It seems I'm the only sane one here."
Author: Kirkland Ciccone
30. "Wir existieren in einer Schizophrenen Form des sozialen Lebens. Fremde Mächte haben unser normales Leben okkupiert; und genau wie frembe Eroberer die Ureinwohner von Venedig in einen entlegenen Sumpf hinaustrieben, wo sie ihre Stadt auf Pfählen im Wasser bauen mußten, haben die Mächte die uns und unserer Kräfte ausbeuten, uns in eine unfruchtbare Einöde getrieben, die wir "Privatleben" nennen. (pp. 127-128)"
Author: Lars Gustafsson
31. "I'm really schizophrenic about that, because on the one hand I would say, yes there is, there's something inherently, even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this."
Author: Lester Bangs
32. "Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy. [p. 32]"
Author: Marshall McLuhan
33. "And in every one of us, there's a war going on. It's a civil war. I don't care who you are, I don't care where you live, there is a civil war going on in your life. And every time you set out to be good, there's something pulling on you, telling you to be evil. It's going on in your life. Every time you set out to love, something keeps pulling on you, trying to get you to hate. Every time you set out to be kind and say nice things about people, something is pulling on you to be jealous and envious and to spread evil gossip about them. There's a civil war going on. There is a schizophrenia, as the psychologists or the psychiatrists would call it, going on within all of us. And there are times that all of us know somehow that there is a Mr. Hyde and a Dr. Jekyll in us...There's a tension at the heart of human nature. And whenever we set out to dream our dreams and to build our temples, we must be honest enough to recognize it."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
34. "If I lived in L.A., I'd be schizophrenic after a week."
Author: Matthew Goode
35. "Eugen Bleuler (who in 1911 coined the word 'schizophrenia') once said that in the end his patients were stranger to him than the birds in his garden. But if they're strangers to us, what are we to them? (26)"
Author: Michael Greenberg
36. "We children of schizophrenics are the great secret keepers, the ones who don't want you to think that anything is wrong."
Author: Mira Bartok
37. "The brain is an organ of aggression, and there are many roads to this Rome of imagined conquests — so many that mental disorders, regardless of their particulars, often result in a derangement of our aggressive drive. Schizophrenics stand on the streetcorner screaming obscenely at passersby; depressives lie in their beds screaming mutely at themselves. Our gentle aggressions, the drive to be, prods us out of bed in the morning and draws us toward each other. And in each other we find what our aggressive brain desires: love. As we are wired for aggression, so we are wired to love. We are a lavishly loving species, aggressively sentimental. We are tirelessly in pursuit of fresh targets for our love. We love our children so long that they come to despise us for it. We love friends, books... We love answers. We love yesterday and next year. We love gods, for a god is there when all else fails, and God can keep all conduits of love alive — erotic, maternal, paternal, euphoric, infantile."
Author: Natalie Angier
38. "I should go so far as to say that embedded in the surrealistic frame of a television news show is a theory of anticommunication, featuring a type of discourse that abandons logic, reason, sequence and rules of contradiction. In aesthetics, I believe the name given to this theory is Dadaism; in philosophy, nihilism; in psychiatry, schizophrenia. In the parlance of the theater, it is known as vaudeville."
Author: Neil Postman
39. "Azi a venit un pacient cu barba roscata, ochi albastri, un albastru diluat, cenusiu. Se uita ca un câine umil la mine. L-am întrebat cum îl cheama. N-a raspuns nimic. "Cum te cheama?" am repetat. Tacere. Se uita la mine, cu ochi ficsi, goi. Mi s-a facut frica. M-am stapânit, sa nu vada. Si ca sa-mi dau curaj am strigat la el. "Cum te cheama?" Nimic. Nici un rezultat. Am batut cu pumnul în masa. "Cum te cheama?" am zbierat. Nici macar nu s-a clintit. Am început sa tremur. Nu-mi mai stapâneam nervii. Vrând sa ies pe usa, l-am auzit murmurând ceva. N-am înteles si m-am întors. "Ce-ai zis?" "Nu sunt nebun", bâigui el. "Nu ma intereseaza asta, am strigat. Cum te cheama?" Parca nici nu m-a auzit. Mi-a repetat acelasi lucru. "Nu sunt nebun". Am iesit si i-am scris pe fisa: "Monomaniac cu tendinta schizofrenica. De urmarit îndeaproape"."
Author: Octavian Paler
40. "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I."
Author: Oscar Levant
41. "Despite the growing clinical and research interest in dissociative symptoms and disorders, it is also true that the substantial substantial prevalence rates for dissociative disorders are still disproportional to the number of studies addressing these conditions. For example, schizophrenia has a reported rate of 0.55% to 1% of the normal population (Goldner, Hus, Waraich, & Somers, more or less similar to the prevalence of DID. Yet a PubMed search generated 25,421 papers on research related to schizophrenia, whereas only 73 publications were found for DID-related research."
Author: Paul H Blaney
42. "Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication ... and there is the real illness."
Author: Philip K. Dick
43. "Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair."
Author: R. D. Laing
44. "The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation."
Author: R. D. Laing
45. "There is no such condition as 'schizophrenia,' but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event."
Author: R. D. Laing
46. "I think every fiction writer, to a certain extent, is a schizophrenic and able to have two or three or five voices in his or her body. We seek, through our profession, to get those voices onto paper."
Author: Ridley Pearson
47. "While technically Maryland remained in the Union during the Civil War, it was the border state, a schizophrenic no-man's-land with the North at its door and the South in its heart."
Author: Sarah Vowell
48. "My sense of self has expanded and contracted like a schizophrenic accordion. I have questioned everything, and I have felt nothing. I have told the universe to f**k off, and I have fallen down weeping at its compassionate response."
Author: Sera J. Beak
49. "When L.A.'s schizophrenia between Dreamland and Utopia was becoming socially manifest, the United States, which was always a place, went to war with America, which was always an idea."
Author: Steve Erickson
50. "The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself. In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters."
Author: Zach Braff

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