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.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.