Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Girl, Interrupted

"It was my misfortune - or salvation - to be at all times perfectly conscious of my misperceptions of reality... This clarity made me able to behave normally, which posed some interesting questions. Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren't? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act? If some people didn't see these things, what was the matter with them? Were they blind or something? These questions had me unsettled."

Girl, Interrupted, p. 41-42
By Susanna Kaysen
Published 1993


  1. Thank you for reminding me of how much I love this book. This was perfect today.


  2. One of my most treasured reads. I adore this book x


  3. Is it sad that I've only seen the movie of Girl, Interrupted? I really want to read the book though because it seems awesome!!
    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  4. Completely forgot about this book! Def on my to-read list!

    another place in time

  5. This is my favourite quote from this book, as well :]

  6. Love this quote! Definitely want to read this book now :) Thank you for sharing.
    -By the way I absolutely adore your blog!

    Kayla @ K.G. INC

  7. Wow! I just discovered your blog and right on the first page you quote a book that I just read and really liked. I think I'm in love with your blog now.

    If you're interested in what I thought about Girl, Interrupted, here's my review: http://annabellesbrightfuture.blogspot.de/2013/08/thoughts-on-girl-interrupted-by-susanna.html