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It's Kind of a Funny Story

Ned Vizzini

Top 10 Best Quotes

“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.”

“I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I don't know how I can be so ambitious and so lazy at the same time.”

“I'm done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.”

“Things to do today: 1) Breathe in. 2) Breathe out.”

“I'm fine. Well, I'm not fine - I'm here." "Is there something wrong with that?" "Absolutely.”

“Dreams are only dreams until you wake up and make them real.”

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Book Keywords:

therapy, inspiration, suicide-note, sadness, failure, regrets, moving-on, suicide, depression, living

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