Quotes by Ned Vizzini

"I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare."

"I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?"

"I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I'm afraid I'll stutter."

"Its so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That's above and beyond everything else, and it's not a mental complaint-it's a physical thing, like it's physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out. They don't come out smooth and in conjunction with your brain the way normal people's words do; they come out in chunks as if from a crushed-ice dispenser; you stumble on them as they gather behind your lower lip. So you just keep quiet."

"People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode."

Books by Ned Vizzini

  • Be More Chill
  • 12,410 ratings
  • September 1st 2005 by Disney-Hyperion

    (first published April 19th 2004)

  • Teen Angst? Naaah...
  • 4,062 ratings
  • August 13th 2002 by Laurel Leaf Library

    (first published August 24th 2000)

  • Alone
  • 1 ratings
  • December 20th 2013
Ned Vizzini
  • Ned Vizzini

  • Date of birth: April 04, 1981
  • Died: December 19, 2013
  • Born: in Brooklyn, New York, The United States.

  • Description: Vizzini grew up primarily in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, graduating in 1999. While still a teenager, he began to write articles for the New York Press, an alternative newspaper.

    After he wrote an essay that got published by the New York Times Magazine, several of his essays about his young adult life ended up being combined into his first book, Teen Angst? Naaah.... Vizzini attended Hunter College, also located in Manhattan. Ned Vizzini lived in New York City. Vizzini's characters and situations are said be based upon his time spent at Stuyvesant.