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Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.
You get to choose what monsters you want to slay. I'm sorry to say this again, but let's face it - the Force is with you.
I don't want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I'm not interested in doing that anymore.
Instant gratification takes too long.
It can't hurt to go to the people you love, whose blood type courses through your veins and whose DNA, from a certain angle, contains many of the same markings as yours. You don't have to take their advice, but let them share their version of solutions to life's difficulties. Good or bad - it could be interesting.
I'm very sane about how crazy I am.
Some of my memories will never return. They are lost - along with the crippling feeling of defeat and hopelessness. Not a tremendous price to pay.
I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.
Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.
I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic.
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My mother's career was over at 40 but she was still trying to be everyone's buddy, always smiling for the cameras.
People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.
I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like.
There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond - topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.
No, as it turns out, I really like being congratulated on my weight loss. I like it so much, it's tragic.
All of us are looking for an outside ordeal that will internally change us.
As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.
If you claim something, you can own it.
I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.
I don't want to be a victim.
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
It's difficult to know what to say to someone whose partner has cheated on them.
I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I'm still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you.
If my life wasn't funny, it would just be true, and that's unacceptable.
There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
I have a mess in my head sometimes, and there's something very satisfying about putting it into words. Certainly it's not something that you're in charge of, necessarily, but writing about it, putting it into your words, can be a very powerful experience.
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