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Patty Duke Quotes

Patty Duke Quotes & Quotations
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    Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I 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. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    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? Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    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. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    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. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I'm not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    I'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. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    If I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    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. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    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. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone. Patty_DukePatty Duke
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    The Eleanor Roosevelt Award that I received for women's rights activities is one I treasure. Patty_Duke/21.php">Patty Duke
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    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. Patty_Duke/22.php">Patty Duke
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    The panic attacks - I still have them. They started when I was around 8. They always have to do with my death. Patty_Duke/23.php">Patty Duke
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    We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny. We have to. If we didn't, we'd go crazy. Patty_Duke/24.php">Patty Duke
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    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. Patty_Duke/25.php">Patty Duke
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    When 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. Patty_Duke/26.php">Patty Duke
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    You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity. Patty_Duke/27.php">Patty Duke