You know the most dangerous thing about schizophrenia? The most dangerous thing is believing you don’t have it. That’s the trick. The mind killer. Your disease convinces you, you don’t have it. So, for example, one day in the hospital, you meet a girl and she has some friends and they tell you you’re not sick. You have super powers. And more than anything, you wanna believe it because that means you’re not crazy. It means you can fall in love and live happily ever after. But you know if you believe it if you surrender to the hope and you’re wrong, then you’re never coming back.[to Syd]
You know how sometimes you can be so sure what the problem is and then you realize the problem is really something else?
I tell them I’m sane, they think I’m crazy, and if I say, “You know what? You’re right, I am crazy,” then they up my dosage.