Quotes by: Patty Duke

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Patty Duke
Duke in 1975
Born Anna Marie Duke
(1946-12-14)December 14, 1946
Elmhurst, New York, U.S.
Died March 29, 2016(2016-03-29) (aged 69)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, U.S.
Cause of death Sepsis from a ruptured intestine
Other names Patty Duke Astin
Anna Duke-Pearce
Occupation Actress, author, mental health advocate
Years active 1950–2015
Spouse(s) Harry Falk
(m. 1965; div. 1969)

Michael Tell
(m. 1970; annulled 1970)

John Astin
(m. 1972; div. 1985)

Michael Pearce
(m. 1986; her death 2016)
Children 3, including Sean and Mackenzie Astin
Website officialpattyduke.com
21st President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
1985–1988
Preceded by Ed Asner
Succeeded by Barry Gordon

It's not a giant thrill to hear someone give you the label 'manic-depressive,' but to me I was so relieved. What I was suffering from had a name and could be treated.
Patty Duke
I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature.
Patty Duke
I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned.
Patty Duke
I have two books that were published quite some time ago. I start to read about three sentences. I have to close it. I am so self-conscious. Who did I think I was?
Patty Duke
I'm surviving a life-threatening illness. Many do not, such as those without celebrity and fortune who have to depend on the public healthcare system.
Patty Duke
I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill.
Patty Duke
I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
Patty Duke
We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny. We have to. If we didn't, we'd go crazy.
Patty Duke
Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone.
Patty Duke
If I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient.
Patty Duke
Bipolar indicates that you're not - you don't just experience depression, but the mood swing goes up, and it can go very up.
Patty Duke
The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up.
Patty Duke
For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
Patty Duke
Due to my sometimes erratic behavior, my children tried very hard to avoid me and not do anything to set me off.
Patty Duke
I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker.
Patty Duke
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.
Patty Duke
Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
Patty Duke
I've gotten to the age where I'm comfortable with just about everything - except getting old!
Patty Duke
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