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Patty Duke
December 14, 1946 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.


I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.


We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny. We have to. If we didn't, we'd go crazy.


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.


I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.


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.


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.


Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone.


You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.


I'm not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up.


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.


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.


I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker.


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 tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.


I believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.


The panic attacks - I still have them. They started when I was around 8. They always have to do with my death.


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.


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.


I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.


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