21 Best Edie Sedgwick Quotes

21 Best Edie Sedgwick Quotes

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Edith Minturn “Edie” Sedgwick was a socialite, actress, and model during the mid 1900′s. As a young girl she fought a hard battle with anorexia and once she spurred into the New York modeling scene she began abusing drugs. She died sadly of a barbiturate overdose in 1971.

“Fashion as a whole is a farce, completely. The people behind it are perverted, the styles are created by freaked out people, just natural weirdos.”

“He nearly incommunicable torments of speed, buzzerama, that acrylic high, horrorous, yodelling, repetitious echoes of an infinity so brutally harrowing that words cannot capture the devastation nor the tone of such a vicious nightmare.”

“I can understand other people’s situations in their own terms, but I still can’t understand mine.”

“I have an accident about every two years, and one day it won’t be an accident.”

“I think something very weird’s going on now, ’cause the power that is permitted to youth is quite extraordinary. And they are sort of run by that kind of power.”

“If all I cared about was me, I could make a million. And that’s what they will never understand.”

“In the year 2000 you’re going to have a problem…Leisure time will be a problem in the year 2000. I just want you to realize, I just want to make sure that you know of it now.”

“Isn’t that sad! I’m so fragile. It’s tragic laughs. Can you believe it? That’s so sad.”

“It was really sad Bobby Neuwirth’s and my affair. The only true, passionate, and lasting love scene, and I practically ended up in the psychopathic ward. I had really learned about sex from him, making love, loving, giving. It just completely blew my mind it drove me insane. I was like a sex slave to this man. I could make love for forty-eight hours, forty-eight hours, forty-eight hours, without getting tired. But the minute he left me alone, I felt so empty and lost that I would start popping pills.”

“It’s like my having to walk down thousands and thousands of white marble stairs…and nothing but a very very blue sky, very blue…and I’d have to walk down them forever. I never thought about going up…Don’t you think that must mean something?”

“It’s not that I’m rebelling. It’s that I’m just trying to find another way.”

“Oh, it was really some night…Drinking, guzzling tequila, vodka, and scotch, and bourbon, and shooting up every other half-second, and just going into an incredible sexual tailspin. Gobble gobble gobble gobble.”

“Something very strange happened. I didn’t realize I was going to say it, and I said, out loud: “I wish I was dead.”

“The reason I said it was the love and the beauty and the ecstasy of the whole experience was really an alien experience in a way, because I didn’t even know him. It was a one-night jag. He was married and had children, and I just felt really, like, lost.”

“The way those sons-of-bitches took advantage of me.”

“The whole place turned into a gigantic orgy.”

“While I was girl of the year and superstar and all that crap, everything I did was really…motivated by psychological disturbance.”

“Why do people stop developing?…from being children to maybe stopping at a very adolescent age, and they stay there until they die. Physically die. I mean, they react adolescently. They don’t change. They don’t develop. They don’tit’s that continual read, that process which is is the total threat for the ego.”

“You care enough, that you want your life to be fulfilled in a living way, not in a painting way, not in a writing way…you really do want it to be involving in living, corresponding with other living objects, moving, changing, that kind of thing.”

“You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you.
But it’s worth being a public fool if that’s all you can be in order to communicate yourself.”

“You live alone, creating your life as you go.”