“Prozac Nation” quotes(2001)
Plot – A journalism student of Harvard falls into depression. She has a deep crisis with unpredictable effects. Thanks to psychiatric drugs, she tries to heal.
All actors – Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica Lange, Jesse Moss, Nicholas Campbell, Zoe Miller, Sheila Paterson, Rob Freeman, Nicole Parker, Frida Betrani, Klodyne Rodney, Ian Tracey, Wendy Noel, Bill Marchant, Tom Kent, Christine Anton, Cindy Lentol, Paula Plum, Paul Hoover, Tammy Bentz, Emily Perkins, Maddy Capozzi, Claude De Martino, Charles Andre, Mike Mitchell, Brad Swaile, Charles Siegel, Lou Reed, Raahul Singh, Chiara Zanni, Stephen Basilone, Jack Fleischer, Colby Johannson, Alma Martinez, Josh Mead, Todd Poudrier, Jennifer Rappo, Ronald Reaganshow all
“Prozac Nation” Quotes 15 quotes
One night there was something in my pants, like blood. My mom said, "Oh, hell, your period". This is where all the trouble starts. She was right.
If only my life could be more like the movies. I want an angel to swoop down to me like he does to Jimmy Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life" and talk me out of suicide.
“My mother took advantage of it from an early age, throwing me into plays, spelling bees, studying, writing, museums, concerts, and even more writing. She convinced me this would lead to the Holy Grail: Harvard. A place where I would finally be surrounded by people I had something in common with.”
Hemingway has his classic moment in "The Sun Also Rises" when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt. All he can say is, "Gradually, then suddenly". That's how depression hits. You wake up one morning, afraid that you're gonna live.
“All the drugs, all the therapy, fights, anger, guilt, rave, suicidal thoughts, all of that was part of some slow recovery process. The same way I went down I came back up, gradually... and then suddenly. The pills weren't the cure at all. God knows, but they gave me breathing space which allowed me to start writing again.”
“- Mrs. Wurtzel: Come on, this is the most important day of your life!
- Elizabeth: I thought that's when you get married.
- Mrs. Wurtzel: Huh, no honey, that's the worst day of your life.”
“Boys never used to notice me before. I wasn't even on their list of alternatives.”
“- Grandmother: No one acts this way when they are not on drugs...
- Elizabeth: I fucking do!”
“He told me afterwards in terms of absolute value, sex and drugs were equally meaningless to him. Just two different ways to have fun. Which is all well and good, until a girl tries out the same approach.”
“Sometimes it feels like we're all living in a Prozac nation. The United States of Depression.”