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.
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.
Insanity; a perfectly rational adjustment to the insane world.
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.
Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
The friendship that can come to an end, never really began.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.