Elizabeth Wurtzel

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

What do you do with pain so bad it has no redeeming value? It cannot even be alchemized into art, into words, into something you can chalk up to an interesting experience because the pain itself, its intensity, is so great that there is no way to objectify it or push it outside or find its beauty within. That is the pain I'm feeling now. It's so bad, it's useless. The only lesson I will ever derive from this pain is how bad pain can be.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

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A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on madness and shampoo

You know you've completely descended into madness when the matter of shampoo has ascended to philosophical heights.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

There is a classic moment in The Sun Also Rises when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt, and all he can say in response is, 'Gradually and then suddenly.' When someone asks how I lost my mind, that is all I can say too.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel

I start to get the feeling that something is really wrong. Like all the drugs put together...can no longer combat whatever it is that was wrong with me in the first place. I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel

...occasionally I wished I could walk through a picture window and have the sharp, broken shards slash me to ribbons so I would finally look like I felt

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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