R. D. Laing Quotes
Brief author info: R. D. Laing (1927- ) Scottish psychiatrist.
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If I hazarded a guess as to the most endemic, prevalent anxiety among human beings - including fear of death, abandonment, loneliness -nothing is more prevalent than the fear of one another.
Insanity; a perfectly rational adjustment to the insane world.
The universe was a vast machine yesterday, it is a hologram today. Who knows what intellectual rattle we'll be shaking tomorrow.
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and there is a 100% mortality rate.
Insanity-a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
Schizophrenic behavior is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
The psychiatrist must become a fellow traveler with his patient.
Insanity: a perfectly natural adjustment to an insane world.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.