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27 quotations by Patty Duke

QuoteYou can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.Quote

QuoteWhen I'm 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones, there is absolutely no way I'm going to feel old or forget my younger days.Quote

QuoteWhen I don't know what the music is going to be for a scene, I imagine some sort of orchestration going on and damned if they don't usually come up with a similar kind of thing.Quote

QuoteWe have developed this unbelievable ability to deny. We have to. If we didn't, we'd go crazy.Quote

QuoteThe panic attacks - I still have them. They started when I was around 8. They always have to do with my death.Quote

QuoteThe mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up.Quote

QuoteThe Eleanor Roosevelt Award that I received for women's rights activities is one I treasure.Quote

QuoteSometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone.Quote

QuoteNo matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.Quote

QuoteIt's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.Quote

QuoteIf I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient.Quote

QuoteI've come to believe that whoever I am didn't start on December 14, 1946, and isn't going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future.Quote

QuoteI'm not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up.Quote

QuoteI'm living out a childhood fantasy. Our house is in a historic district of a small town that I used to read about in storybooks.Quote

QuoteI'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill.Quote

QuoteI tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.Quote

QuoteI still have highs and lows, just like any other person. What's missing is the lack of control over the super highs, which became destructive, and the super lows, which are immediately destructive.Quote

QuoteI never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.Quote

QuoteI kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother.Quote

QuoteI have two books that were published quite some time ago. I start to read about three sentences. I have to close it. I am so self-conscious. Who did I think I was?Quote

QuoteI have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.Quote

QuoteI have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned.Quote

QuoteI had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker.Quote

QuoteI can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.Quote

QuoteI can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself.Quote

QuoteI believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.Quote

QuoteHuman beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.Quote