Zitat des Tages von Patty Duke:
I think my real depressions started when I was about 16 and doing The Patty Duke Show. I would go to bed at about 10 o'clock on a Friday night and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning.
I can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself.
I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
No amount of therapy will take care of a chemical imbalance of the brain.
The 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.
When 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.
The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say.
It'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.
I met my husband while I was making a movie.
No 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.
I kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother.
I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker.
My life was ripped off!
Due to my sometimes erratic behavior, my children tried very hard to avoid me and not do anything to set me off.
I worshipped my father.
We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny. We have to. If we didn't, we'd go crazy.
I believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.
Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
If stars behave in an erratic fashion, it's called 'colorful,' as opposed to, 'Well, maybe there's a problem there.'
I 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?
For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life.
I'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.
I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.
I 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.
Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words and breathe life into them.
If I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient.
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.
I've gotten to the age where I'm comfortable with just about everything - except getting old!
I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature.
The panic attacks - I still have them. They started when I was around 8. They always have to do with my death.
I've survived. I've beaten my own bad system, and on some days, on most days, that feels like a miracle.
I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.
I'm spoiled rotten, as my children would tell you.
You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.
I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.