Quotation Explorer - 'Patricia Highsmith'

I have a definite psychosis in being with people. I cannot bear it very long. - Patricia Highsmith
My story can move fast, as I can't, it can have a reasonable and perhaps perfect solution, as mine can't. A solution that is somehow satisfying, as my personal solution never can be. - Patricia Highsmith
Obsessions are the only things that matter. - Patricia Highsmith
And when all's said and done, the final comment will be (from me at least) so what? I'll live with my neuroses. I'll try to develop patience, with my handicapped personality. But I prefer to live with my neuroses and try to make the best of them. - Patricia Highsmith
Honesty, for me, is usually the worst policy imaginable. - Patricia Highsmith
one blow in anger [would] kill, probably, a child from aged two to eight. Those over eight would take two blows to kill. - Patricia Highsmith
I do not understand people who like to make noise; consequently I fear them, and since I fear them, I hate them. - Patricia Highsmith
My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people. - Patricia Highsmith
I have been sadder than any man could be: for nothing in the world was made for me. - Patricia Highsmith
One situation maybe one alone could drive me to murder: family life, togetherness. - Patricia Highsmith
I read, write and create. I must lose myself in work, so that there is no space for the other/anything else. - Patricia Highsmith
One interesting thing is that a stage is reached when nothing hurts any more. Things cannot become any worse, finally, for the one who is really depressed. - Patricia Highsmith
[...] the sense that everyone was incommunicado with everyone else and living on an entirely wrong plane, so that the meaning, the message, the love, or whatever it was that each life contained, never could find its expression. - Patricia Highsmith
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