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.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.