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By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

What cook can match herself against hunger and memory?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

There is nothing that you can do to me that my own craziness doesn't do to me smarter and faster and better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

I have found this to be true, that one sin begets a dozen others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

The woman was sane; she accepted the heavy penalties of reality and enjoyed its gifts also.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

all children blackmail their parents with their innocence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

Money in the hand is real - coins and bills. The rest I don't believe in, and I don't think I ever did, really. What's a check, after all, but a promise - mine, the bank's. Me, I know, but the bank?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

She now knew that the death she feared might not be a physical one, that it could be death of the will, the soul, the mind, the laws, and thus not death, but a perpetual dying.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

A nut is someone whose noose broke.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

I once had a patient who used to practice the most horrible tortures on himself, and when I asked him why he did such things, he said, 'Why before the world does them.' I asked him then, 'Why not wait and see what the world will do?' and he said, 'Don't you see? It always come at last, but this way at least I am master of my own destruction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

suicide is a crime - the only crime that, if successful, guarantees that the perpetrator will not be punished for it. This makes it the most serious crime of all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

And if I fight, then for what?""For nothing easy or sweet, and I told you that last year and the year before that. For your own challenge, for your own mistakes and the punishment for them, for your own definition of love and of sanity - a good strong self with which to begin to live.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

If I want to die, what am I saving myself for?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

What good is your reality, when justice fails and dishonesty is glossed over and the ones who keep faith suffer .... What good is your reality then?" " .... I never promised you a rose garden. I never promised you perfect justice .... and I never promised you peace or happiness .... The only reality I offer is challenge, and being well is being free to accept it or not at whatever level you are capable. I never promise lies, and the rose-garden world of perfection is a lie...and a bore, too!

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

The horror of the Pit lay in the emergence from it, with the return of her will, her caring, and her feeling of the need for meaning before the return of meaning itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

The creative strength is good enough and deep enough to bring itself to flower and to grow in spite of this sickness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

The rose-garden world of perfection is a lie and a bore too!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

What do you do with mother love and mother wit when the babies are grown and gone away?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

The horror of the Pit lay in the emergence from it, with the return of her will, her caring, and her feeling of the need for meaning before the return of the meaning itself".

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

The people on the edge of Hell were most afraid of the devil; for those already in hell the devil was only another and no one in particular.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

The hidden strength is too deep a secret. But in the end...in the end it is our only ally.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

"I'm sorry I'm young," Deborah answered with a bitterness that was half prose. "We have a right to be as crazy as anyone else

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

To praise one thing is not to damn another.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

...to experience the reality was to suffer a boredom as endless as the illness itself...the boredom of insanity was a great desert, so great that anyone's violence or agony seemed an oasis, and the brief companionship seemed like a rain in the desert that was numbered and counted and remembered long after it was gone.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

You know... the thing that is so wrong about being mentally ill is the terrible price you have to pay for survival.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

A humane and authentic book written by another voice from the trenches.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

Anybody can hear - it takes brains to listen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

Measure the hate you feel now, and the shame. That quantity is your capacity also to love and to feel joy and to have compassion.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

Do you know why you’re here?' the doctor said. Clumsiness. Clumsiness is the first and then we have a list: lazy, wayward, headstrong, fat, ugly, mean, tactless, and cruel. Also a liar. That category includes subheads: (a) False blindness, imaginary pains causing real doubling-up, untrue lapses of hearing, lying leg injuries, fake dizziness, and unproved and malicious malingering s; (b) Being a bad sport. Did I leave out unfriendliness?…Also unfriendliness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

suicide is the ultimate 'one-up,' as it were, the accusation that brooks no defense, the argument won at last.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joanne Greenberg

I'm sorry I'm young," Deborah answered with a bitterness that was half prose. "We have a right to be as crazy as anyone else." The second part was more a plea, and to her surprise the superbly inhuman fighter smiled softly and said, "Yes ... I suppose that's true, though I never thought of it in those terms before.