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From the Neurotic's Notebooks

 
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Asteria



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: From the Neurotic's Notebooks Reply with quote

You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:16 am    Post subject: More From the Neurotic's Notebooks Reply with quote

No good neurotic finds it difficult to be both opinionated and indecisive. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The neurotic has perfect vision in one eye, but he cannot remember which. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The real is very real to him, the unreal even more so. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


As we are human, we can't do what we can't do; as we're neurotic, we can't do what we can. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The neurotic doesn't know how to cope with his emotional bills; some he keeps paying over and over, others he never pays at all. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


I'm afraid to win, and afraid to lose; I hate a draw and can't stop competing; otherwise I'm fine. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Others settle for small rewards; the neurotic must always go for broke. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:18 am    Post subject: Still More From the Neurotic's Notebooks Reply with quote

The neurotic longs to touch bottom, so at least he won't have that to worry about anymore. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The neurotic circles ceaselessly above a fogged-in airport. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The neurotic thinks himself both Hamlet and Claudius, in a world that belongs to Polonius. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The neurotic is always half-drowning in anxiety, and always being half-rescued. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold; you ache all over, and it's made you a mess, but you won't die from it. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Neurotics would like to sleep all the time, and to be awakened only when there is good news. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


At the beginning of a love affair, not even the neurotic is neurotic. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
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