Quotations About / On: PARANOIA

  • 1.
    Now only Paranoia is sure that there is One behind the Many.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 2.
    The novelist ... must live in paranoia and seek to be one with the world; he must be terrified of experience and hungry for it; he must think himself nothing and believe he is superior to all.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Narrator, The Man Who Studied Yoga, in New Short Novels 2, ch. 5, Ballantine (1956).)
  • 3.
    “Emily felt the sweet strains of paranoia drifting back. They told her to look over her shoulder, and when she did, they told her to check the lock on the door, and when she did that, they told her that her fears had meaning and depth, and that she was right to feel them. Each shadow meant something different and strange, an unfamiliar animal or a line of weapons. These visions were terrifying, but after they went away, she felt a strange kind of peace that those things existed in the world, that her world was powerful enough to conjure them. My world, she thought.”
    (Amelia Gray, AM/PM)
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  • 4.
    Is the aggrandization
    of the real
    against a backdrop
    of the unrealizable.
    (The rational of the paranoid)
    More quotations from: Robert Plese
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