Top 100 Dysfunctional Quotes

#1. Critics are like ticks on a dog or tits on a motor: ornamental but dysfunctional.

Edward Abbey

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#2. She thought of something her mother had told her when she'd finally broken up with one of her most dysfunctional boyfriends. When a man tells you he's going to hurt you, believe it. They always warn you and they're always right.

Holly Black

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#3. I became a completely dysfunctional, miserable person, completely uncommunicative and aggressive.

James Dean Bradfield

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#4. The current relationship between companies and the workforce is like marrying into a dysfunctional family. Only you don't get to escape when the holiday meal is over.

Bill Jensen

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#5. For an entire wing of the G.O.P., a dysfunctional government, whose only visible activity is mismanaging crises, is not an embarrassment but the vindication of a worldview.

Amy Davidson

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#6. The gospel is not about trying to wedge a little Jesus into our crazy lives. The gospel is about letting God bring redemption and the way of his crazy kingdom into our frantically dysfunctional patterns of living.

Hugh Halter

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#7. I started really thinking a lot about where does a country go when we stop being able to speak to each other, when a nation stops being able to solve problems because its ideological differences become so deep that it just becomes dysfunctional.

Paolo Bacigalupi

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#8. I would say that financial markets are very inefficient, and capable of extremes of being completely dysfunctional.

Jeremy Grantham

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#9. An overwhelming majority of us come from dysfunctional families in which we were taught we were not okay, where we were shamed, verbally and/or physically abused, and emotionally neglected even as (we) were taught to believe that we were loved.

Bell Hooks

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#10. If a decision-making process is flawed and dysfunctional, decisions will go awry.

Carly Fiorina

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#11. I practically lived in the woods when I was a kid, avoiding grown-ups and my dysfunctional family, pretending I was half-wolf, a feral child who napped in nests made out of ferns, ate wild blueberries, and wove sticks and feathers into her hair.

Jennifer McMahon

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#12. Every family is dysfunctional.

Andy Garcia

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#13. I know we're all psychotic, single and completely dysfunctional and it's all done over the phone,' Tom slurred sentimentally, 'but it's a bit like a family, isn't it?

Helen Fielding

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#14. People who get to the top of any organisation are generally dysfunctional human beings who are overachieving, overcompensating or overbearing.

Guy Browning

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#15. An Odonian's goal is positive, not negative. Suffering is dysfunctional, except as a bodily warning against danger. Psychologically and socially it's merely destructive.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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#16. Genre fiction was looked at as a ghetto, but I wonder now if realist fiction, sealing itself off in the glum suburbs of a dysfunctional society, denying the use of imagination, was the ghetto.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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#17. I always ask the booksellers to look at me and recommend a book; 9 out of 10, they get it right; it's usually a book about someone dysfunctional. To me bookstores are like brothels of imagination, each book is luring me over going, 'Read me, read me'.

Ruby Wax

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#18. We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration.

Martin Sheen

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#19. A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.

Mary Karr

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#20. Sometimes being a great teacher means learning to function in a dysfunctional environment. Save your fighting strength until you have enough experience to be taken seriously, and until you know which battles o fight.

Roxanna Elden

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#21. Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.

Mariella Frostrup

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#22. All organizations have habits and cultures. The question is whether they are designed deliberately, or allowed to form without guidance. Dysfunctional cultures tend to come from the latter. Organizational

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#23. You know the definition of a dysfunctional family, don't you? It's any family with more than one member in it.

Sarah Pekkanen

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#24. In my family, as in all dysfunctional families, instead of parents who act as strong and nurturing role models for their children, you get these needy people who use their children. I was the kid who tried to take on the marriage.

John Bradshaw

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#25. Over the longer term, we need to work toward a pro-growth tax code that is fairer and simpler than what we have now. Anything that meets those criteria is going to be better than the failing and dysfunctional tax code we have today.

Joni Ernst

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#26. If I grew up with a dysfunctional family, I would eventually start a book club.

Martha MacIsaac

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#27. Most humans manage to squander their free time, as free time makes them dysfunctional, lazy, and unmotivated - the busier they get, the more active they are at other tasks.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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#28. You can't even read American fiction to get a sense of how actual life is lived these days. You read American fiction to learn about dysfunctional white folk doing things that are weird to normal white folks.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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#29. Normal people tend to do wrong, feel guilty, take responsibility, and atone. But dysfunctional people, tend to do wrong, justify what they did, blame others, and disrespect the victim.

Robert E. Baines Jr.

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#30. He is the Truth, and He wants us to deal in truth with ourselves and our loved ones. We want the truth about you and your family to flood into and overrun the secrets that keep you in bondage to dysfunctional behavior and relationships

Henry Cloud

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#31. My family may be dysfunctional, but I think it's pretty functional in its dysfunction.

Amanda Torrey

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#32. Woody Allen movies notwithstanding, therapy, in the early eighties, was not exactly a hot conversation starter. Nor was it a favoured activity for dysfunctional couples or suffering individuals.

Dan Hill

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#33. I simply asked if I could have a go at adapting a screenplay. But I did not want any money, in case I failed because I did not want a script out there with my name on it that might be completely dysfunctional.

Ben Affleck

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#34. And the more I started to think of our relationship as a success and less as a dysfunctional fuck-fest, I was basically like. Yeah, sometimes I do want to punch Tegan, but 99.9 times out of 100, I don't.

Sara Quin

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#35. Clearly, America's dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it's likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.

Andrew Weil

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#36. You know, my dad wasn't a photographer or filmmaker by profession, but on Sundays, he would take pictures of me and my family or his pals horseback riding, and it was a means of communication and affection, a means of not being so dysfunctional with each other.

Bruce Weber

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#37. To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important. This total reversal of the truth accounts for the fact that in the ego mode the mind is so dysfunctional. It is always concerned with keeping the past alive, because without it - who are you?

Eckhart Tolle

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#38. On his contract negotiations with the Devils: It's beyond money at this point. They're not even treating him as a member of their family, unless it's a dysfunctional family.

Kurt Overhardt

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#39. I don't mind the term functional medicine
I suppose it's better than dysfunctional medicine.

Nancy S. Mure

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#40. Working with drug addicts, alcoholics, and so-called juvenile delinquents in New York City convinced me that instead of working with individuals, more effective methods would deal with the societal conditions that create dysfunctional behaviors in the first place.

Jacque Fresco

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#41. You are perfect in your own dysfunctional way. And it's exactly what I want. - Fenn

Candace Knoebel

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#42. Studies have shown that gaining weight is not solely caused by eating unhealthy foods and living a sedentary lifestyle, but in fact, also caused by "stressed" or dysfunctional adrenal glands.

Ashley Moore

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#43. I can hardly find the words to describe the peace I felt when I was acting. My dysfunctional self could actually plug in to another self, not my own, and it felt so good.

Thandie Newton

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#44. Many of the habits of dysfunctional families use are not from the lack of love but are the result of fear. Knowing the love-limiting habits and behaviors of dysfunctional families is a wonderful beginning to lower the fear, allowing us to be real, allowing us all to learn how to love better.

David W. Earle

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#45. The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film.

Ann Macbeth

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#46. I used to teach acting in a maximum security men's prison. I worked with guys with the most dysfunctional behavior problems. I probably learned more there than from my prestigious theater degree.

Diane Farr

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#47. For some in Washington, it's become sport to pick on the federal workforce. I think they do so unjustly. The very foundation of a stable America is having a government that functions well. Many countries have dysfunctional governments, because they don't have a good government workforce.

Ken Salazar

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#48. I bet a guy at a bar 50 bucks that I was more dysfunctional than he was. He raped me. So I tipped him. I'm very competitive.

Christopher Titus

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#49. My viewpoint is the Senate is dysfunctional.

Mo Brooks

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#50. Well, maybe I'm not so emotionally dysfunctional after all.

Ian Kelsey

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#51. In functional families the roles are chosen and are flexible. The members have the choice of giving up the roles. In dysfunctional families the roles are rigid.

John Bradshaw

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#52. Most organisations have a serial bully. It never ceases to amaze me how one person's divisive dysfunctional behaviour can permeate the entire organisation like a cancer.

Tim Field

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#53. It seems like all the sitcoms on now, the families are kind of dysfunctional.

Kevin Nealon

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#54. The subjugation of news by entertainment seriously harms our democracy: It leads to dysfunctional journalism that fails to inform the people. And when the people are not informed, they cannot hold government accountable when it is incompetent, corrupt, or both.

Al Gore

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#55. Left-leaning policies - I'm 52 years old, I've been to Cuba, I've been to dysfunctional state oriented places - left-leaning policies fail the lower and middle classes.

Anthony Scaramucci

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#56. It's good to learn early that every show is a family
complete with dysfunctional relationships, tough love, and plenty of occasion for forgiveness ...

Kristin Chenoweth

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#57. Humanity is reaching the end of the evolutionary stage of ego. The closer we get to the end, the more dysfunctional humanity becomes.

Eckhart Tolle

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#58. I didn't have a dysfunctional childhood or young adulthood, but I was somebody who was very much raised to do what other people told me to do as a person.

Shelley Fabares

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#59. Japanese moe relationships socially dysfunctional men develop deep attachments to body pillows with women painted on them.

James Franco

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#60. In general, the more dysfunctional the family the more inappropriate their response to disclosure. Never expect a sane response from an insane system.

Renee Fredrickson

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#61. It's my opinion, with some people, just knowing they are alone, living inside of their own miserable, self hating, dysfunctional mind, with their own immature, insecure, self pitying self is its own revenge. Their existence is their karma.

Colleen Truscott Fry

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#62. Congress is dysfunctional.

Bob Filner

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#63. I was quite able at the insignificant work I did in MI6, but absolutely dysfunctional in my domestic life. I had no experience of fatherhood. I had no example of marital bliss or the family unit.

John Le Carre

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#64. So much of young adult literature has turned dark, almost pathological. It's almost as if there is a race to see who can be the most dysfunctional.

Richard Paul Evans

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#65. We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news, and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government. Yet that reflects a selection bias in how we report the news: We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off.

Nicholas Kristof

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#66. My relationship is so dysfunctional, last night I had revenge sex and make-up porn.

Quentin R. Bufogle

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#67. Controlling others is the cornerstone of dysfunctional families.

David W. Earle

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#68. In a family, no matter how dysfunctional she is, when one member loses, when one becomes smaller, all lose, all end up becoming smaller.

Angelos Michalopoulos

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#69. I had a very dysfunctional family, and a very hard childhood. So I made a world out of words. And it was my salvation.

Mary Oliver

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#70. Success comes only for those groups that overcome the all-too-human behavioral tendencies that corrupt teams and breed dysfunctional politics within them.

Patrick Lencioni

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#71. And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director, who was actually waging his own private war against the Clinton Administration.

Sidney Blumenthal

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#72. So one could say that the only real problem is dysfunctional thinking, the rest are challenges, not problems.

Eckhart Tolle

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#73. Care without candor creates dysfunctional relationships. Candor without care creates distant relationships.

John C. Maxwell

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#74. Weddings are never about the bride and groom, weddings are public platforms for dysfunctional families.

Lisa Kleypas

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#75. A traumatic past does not condemn us to a dysfunctional future.

Nita Lapinski

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#76. In Eisman's view, the unwillingness of the U.S. government to allow the bankers to fail was less a solution than a symptom of a still deeply dysfunctional financial system.

Michael Lewis

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#77. We're only five years apart," I said defiantly. "If you look at some of those dysfunctional vampyre relationships, we're near normal.

Heather Heffner

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#78. I come from a dysfunctional family, so my views of parents and parenting used to be highly mixed.

Tamora Pierce

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#79. Most writers, in my opinion, are dysfunctional derelicts.

Mike Tyson

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#80. In Limerick, a family that was dysfunctional was one who could afford to drink but didn't.

Malachy McCourt

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#81. As a child marooned in a post-war South London backwater with no ready cash and a bafflingly dysfunctional family, I had to glean my amusement wherever I could.

Christopher Fowler

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#82. The human race is one big dysfunctional family.

Robert Barron

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#83. If you do not forgive, you are demanding something your offender does not choose to give, even if it is only confession of what he did. This "ties" him to you and ruins boundaries. Let the dysfunctional family you came from go. Cut it loose, and you will be free.

Henry Cloud

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#84. I am so organized that it's dysfunctional. Everything has a place. I am a very visual person, so my environment is important to me. If my environment is messy, I can't think clearly. I don't like clutter. A clean desk is a clean mind for me.

Alexa Von Tobel

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#85. The 'enduring theme' [in fiction] of male competition and female competition for the hero/survivor has taken us from the fittest surviving to the brink of no one surviving. Sex roles have gone from functional to dysfunctional almost overnight. This is why the enduring theme must be questioned now.

Warren Farrell

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#86. We imagine "pure" cybernetic systems, but we can prove only that we know how to build fairly dysfunctional ones. We kid ourselves when we think we understand something, even a computer, merely because we can model or digitize it.

Jaron Lanier

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#87. It's as simple as you can explain all of 'Dallas.' We're a dysfunctional family forced to stay together.

Patrick Duffy

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#88. What is most important to understand about dysfunctional families is that in keeping the family "secrets," we are harming ourselves and diminishing our ability to be honest and open-hearted with ourselves and others we care about

Katherine Mayfield

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#89. After 50 years of television, there's no other conclusion the aliens could draw, but that most humans are neurotic, death-hungry, dysfunctional idiots.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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#90. I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents' culture.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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#91. Every one of Dad's colleagues would eventually commit suicide, most by gunshot to the head, and every woman in their circle except for my mother would become a dysfunctional alcoholic. But in the fifties, they were all riding high.

Tim Gunn

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#92. 'The Glass Castle' by Jeannette Walls is the quintessential dysfunctional family.

Sara Shepard

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#93. If you're worried about the deficit, pay attention to the fact that it's almost all attributable to military spending and the totally dysfunctional health program.

Noam Chomsky

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#94. Any time an elected official in the world we're in today that appears so dysfunctional challenges a core constituency not of their opponent but of their own political base, I think we should pause and give them credit.

Jeb Bush

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#95. The world is a dysfunctional place in so many ways. It is unstable. So even though that chaos can be reflected in our own homes, I suppose we have to fight that by creating our own versions of safety, which can also turn into ignoring the state of the world.

Jennifer Gilmore

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#96. To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent.

Berton Averre

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#97. "That we're dysfunctional and toxic!""We were dysfunctional and toxic," I correct her.

Tarryn Fisher

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#98. Britain's relationship with America might be described as 'special', but only if by 'special' we mean 'frequently dysfunctional'.

Ben Crystal

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#99. A dysfunctional family makes for great writing -

Angela Rose

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#100. I think our collective psychosis is hilarious. With the world moving as fast as it is, if we weren't dysfunctional, we couldn't function.

Christopher Titus

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