I remember nothing of this, no ambulance rides, nothing. Nothing between switching out the bedside lamp and the sudden indignity of rebirth: the slaps, the brightness, the tubing, the speed, the urgent insistence that I be choked back into breathing life. I have felt so sorry for babies ever since.

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry (b. 1957) British actor, writer, comedian
Moab is My Washpot, “Breaking Out,” ch. 1 (1997)

On his suicide attempt by drug overdose at age 17.

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