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The book party was as schizophrenic as the book—at Bluenight, off Union Square, one of those shadowy salons with wingback chairs and art deco mirrors that are supposed to make you feel like a Bright Young Thing.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality, disturbances of thought and language, and withdrawal from social contact
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schizophrenia schizophrenic
Strongly Associated with:   schizoid
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  • The book party was as schizophrenic as the book—at Bluenight, off Union Square, one of those shadowy salons with wingback chairs and art deco mirrors that are supposed to make you feel like a Bright Young Thing.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • We drop you off, walk into some stranger’s house, and five minutes later some psycho’s lobbing off my nuts with a machete while his schizophrenic wife makes Colin do push-ups on a bed of hot coals.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • She was an imbecile, yes, but was she some sort of schizophrenic, too?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He had cognitive impairments that suggested some organic brain damage and behavioral problems that suggested schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • In a civilized world where there are laws, banks, and supermarkets, being a paranoid schizophrenic is a major problem.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Zeke knew the merchants, the cheaters, the lonely, the schizophrenic, the lusty, the insane, the religious, the hypocritical, the blacks, the rednecks, the generous.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The Jews are giving us all schizophrenia, especially me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was a kind of schizophrenia.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • They say I’m paranoia, I’m schizophrenia, I’m nervous.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The father of her baby had told everyone that Sandi was an admitted schizophrenic and had picked his name out of the high school yearbook when she found out she was pregnant.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • Boreas had turned into Aquilon, his Roman form, as if Jason’s presence caused him to go schizophrenic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • You mean paranoid schizophrenic?
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • It was really bad because I remembered some of the schizophrenic kids in the hospital when I was little.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • In other words, I’m not schizophrenic or bipolar or manic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Instead of ’growing out of’ his childhood schizophrenia, he might well have grown into it.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • It’s a kind of subconscious, schizophrenic fibbing, if you ask me, and if those parents don’t have guilt complexes, I don’t know who has.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • Bloody schizophrenic.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Quit thinking like a schizophrenic.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • More extensive evaluation would be necessary to make an exact psychiatric diagnosis, but his present personality structure is very nearly that of a paranoid schizophrenic reaction.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Other researchers have employed Ekman’s system to study everything from schizophrenia to heart disease; it has even been put to use by computer animators at Pixar (Toy Story) and DreamWorks (Shrek).
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • And another favorite, "You schizophrenic bat!"
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • It was a case of catatonic schizophrenia, he said.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Did you send Peter to Dr. Ghertz because you thought he was bipolar or schizophrenic?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "It means that," Dr. Tandlemann began, looking down at his folder to check the name, "it means that Sandra is not psychotic or schizophrenic, she’s just had a small breakdown."
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Anyway, Lilly’s parents told her Norman just got out of Bellevue and that if she sees him she’s not to torment him anymore, because he’s just a poor obsessive-compulsive with possible schizophrenic tendencies.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • And the homeless lady, a paranoid schizophrenic, who would lie down on a pew as if on a park bench — the church authorities had finally decided they had to throw her out.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Nevertheless, to human observers the spectacle was disturbingly schizophrenic.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia, and his life, as he had lived it until then, was over.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • You’re about to describe a classic case of paranoid schizophrenia with multiple personalities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Through the distorted vision of that long schizophrenia, I became clear-sighted.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I would say that she suffers from schizophrenia and is continually balancing on the brink of psychosis.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • They’re calling me pathological, a schizophrenic — that means I fantasize: I sometimes tell the truth and sometimes not, and I’m not supposed to be able to tell the difference.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Correct, you schizophrenic escapee from Bellevue.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I was becoming dangerously frank, inconsistently schizophrenic.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • I really thought I had a brain tumor or schizophrenia.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The city around us was schizophrenic.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Maybe it’s the Greek/Roman schizophrenia that Nemesis described.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Felipe was diagnosed with schizophrenia at about age eleven, and takes multiple medications for it.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • She has it all worked out, which means that her ordinary schizophrenia has become paranoid schizophrenia.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • DYSART: No—-just a fifteen-year-old schizophrenic, and a girl of eight thrashed into catatonia by her father.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Hiro finally realizes that he has just wasted sixty seconds of his life having a meaningless conversation with a paranoid schizophrenic.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I would hesitate to confine myself to an exact diagnosis, but she has obvious delusions with distinct paranoid schizophrenic characteristics.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Now, just for the sake of playing games, I see the alternatives as either a successful integration of all this material or the achievement of a viable schizophrenia.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Like the hypnotist’s subject, and like a true schizophrenic, he must regularly deny to himself—far below the level of conscious assertion—that the voice with which he speaks is his own.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He wanted to tell her what a disturbed and vicious piece of garbage she was, wallowing in her schizophrenic fantasies, psychic vampire sucking on the misery of others to feed some sick need of her own— And then he heard, in memory, the words that Wallace Buck first said to him in the cemetery.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • SCHIZOPHRENIC POLICIES In the end, any calculus of the benefits and burdens of immigration depends on who you are.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Schizophrenic reaction?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Schizophrenic Me Can barely pay attention to what I’m doing at work, with all the conversation going back and forth in my head.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Schizophrenia?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
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