Robert: You're gonna be okay.
Catherine: I am?
Robert: Yes. I promise you. The simple fact that we can talk about this together is a good
Catherine: A good sign?
Catherine: How could it be a good sign?
Robert: Because crazy people don't sit around wondering if they're nuts.
Catherine: They don't?
Robert: No. They've got better things to do. Take it from me. A very good sign that
you're crazy is an inability to ask the question, "Am I crazy?"
Catherine: Even if the answer is yes?
Robert: Crazy people don't ask, you see?
I saw this play at 7 and although I’m not convinced I agree with him, it’s a quote that’s been rattling around in my head for more than half my life. I would lie awake at night considering it: “Am I insane? Is all this just part of my imagination? Does the fact that I can consider it make me sane? Does the fact that I can convince myself that I’m sane negate my proof?” I was 11 when I first learned the word paradox, and could finally give a name to the problem I understood but couldn’t explain. I had already started to from my view on things. Namely, that it doesn’t matter. To better explain, we must believe in something, and so it is logical to believe in ourselves before all else. We live in the world of our own perception, so we need to trust that
As I got older, became more empathetic, I began to truly understand that not everyone sees the world the same way.
I’m going to finish this summary with a second quote, this one from the movie Second Hand Lions:
Hub: Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to
believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean
everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always
triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.