Adam Phillips Quotes

Top 33 wise famous quotes and sayings by Adam Phillips

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Adam Phillips quotes: And reality matters because it is the only thing that can satisfy us. And reality matters because it is the only thing that can satisfy us.
Adam Phillips quotes: Transgression is a quest for solitude Transgression is a quest for solitude
Adam Phillips quotes: The past influences everything and dictates nothing. The past influences everything and dictates nothing.
Adam Phillips quotes: Believing in religion is like believing that adulthood is the solution to childhood. Believing in religion is like believing that adulthood is the solution to childhood.
Adam Phillips quotes: To grow up is to discover what one is unequal to. To grow up is to discover what one is unequal to.
Adam Phillips quotes: There is always a ..belief that by destroying the thing that we love we destroy our needs There is always a ..belief that by destroying the thing that we love we destroy our needs
Adam Phillips quotes: In our dreams we can have our eggs cooked exactly how we want them, but we can't eat them. In our dreams we can have our eggs cooked exactly how we want them, but we can't eat them.
Adam Phillips quotes: We can only be really realistic after we have tried our optimism out. We can only be really realistic after we have tried our optimism out.
Adam Phillips quotes: Everybody is dealing with how much of their own aliveness they can bear and how much they need to anesthetize themselves. Everybody is dealing with how much of their own aliveness they can bear and how much they need to anesthetize themselves.
Adam Phillips quotes: Loneliness is the inevitable cost of looking after ourselves. Loneliness is the inevitable cost of looking after ourselves.
Adam Phillips quotes: Lovers, of course, are notoriously frantic epistemologists, second only to paranoiacs (and analysts) as readers of signs and wonders. Lovers, of course, are notoriously frantic epistemologists, second only to paranoiacs (and analysts) as readers of signs and wonders.
Adam Phillips quotes: The people we fall in love with we find singularly captivating, as are any of the people (or ideas) that inspire us, for better or for worse. The people we fall in love with we find singularly captivating, as are any of the people (or ideas) that inspire us, for better or for worse.
Adam Phillips quotes: Wanting is what we do to survive, and we want only what isn't there Wanting is what we do to survive, and we want only what isn't there
Adam Phillips quotes: You write to find out what you believe. You write to find out what you believe.
Adam Phillips quotes: We don't have relationships to get our needs met, we have relationships to discover what our needs might be. We don't have relationships to get our needs met, we have relationships to discover what our needs might be.
Adam Phillips quotes: Kindness consistently preoccupies us, and yet most of us are unable to live a life guided by it. Kindness consistently preoccupies us, and yet most of us are unable to live a life guided by it.
Adam Phillips quotes: The child can find out what the object ..might be only by finding ..obstacles to its access The child can find out what the object ..might be only by finding ..obstacles to its access
Adam Phillips quotes: The big secret about Art is that no one wants it to be true. The big secret about Art is that no one wants it to be true.
Adam Phillips quotes: Anger, then, is only for the engaged; for those with projects that matter. Anger, then, is only for the engaged; for those with projects that matter.
Adam Phillips quotes: When God is dead, kindness is permitted. When God is dead, kindness is all that people have. When God is dead, kindness is permitted. When God is dead, kindness is all that people have.
Adam Phillips quotes: Satisfaction is no more the solution to frustration than certainty is the solution to skepticism. Satisfaction is no more the solution to frustration than certainty is the solution to skepticism.
Adam Phillips quotes: Monogamy is a way of getting the versions of ourselves down to the minimum. Monogamy is a way of getting the versions of ourselves down to the minimum.
Adam Phillips quotes: The only satisfactions available are the satisfactions of reality, which are themselves frustrating. The only satisfactions available are the satisfactions of reality, which are themselves frustrating.