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.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.