Ernest Becker Quotes

Top 38 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ernest Becker

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Ernest Becker quotes: The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there. The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.
Ernest Becker quotes: Once you base your whole life striving on a desperate lie, and try to implement that lie, you instrument your own undoing. Once you base your whole life striving on a desperate lie, and try to implement that lie, you instrument your own undoing.
Ernest Becker quotes: The artist takes in the world, but instead of being oppressed by it, he reworks it in his own personality and recreates it in the work of art. The artist takes in the world, but instead of being oppressed by it, he reworks it in his own personality and recreates it in the work of art.
Ernest Becker quotes: Necessity with the illusion of meaning would be the highest achievement for man; but when it becomes trivial there is no sense to one's life. Necessity with the illusion of meaning would be the highest achievement for man; but when it becomes trivial there is no sense to one's life.
Ernest Becker quotes: What does it mean to be a self-conscious animal? The idea is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous. It means to know that one is food for worms. What does it mean to be a self-conscious animal? The idea is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous. It means to know that one is food for worms.
Ernest Becker quotes: Genuine heroism for man is still the power to support contradictions, no matter how glaring or hopeless they may seem. Genuine heroism for man is still the power to support contradictions, no matter how glaring or hopeless they may seem.
Ernest Becker quotes: Obviously, all religions fall far short of their own ideals. Obviously, all religions fall far short of their own ideals.
Ernest Becker quotes: Better guilt than the terrible burden of freedom and responsibility. Better guilt than the terrible burden of freedom and responsibility.
Ernest Becker quotes: The warding off of anxiety is central to the time-binding, action-delaying, and cerebral functions of the human animal. The warding off of anxiety is central to the time-binding, action-delaying, and cerebral functions of the human animal.
Ernest Becker quotes: Mother nature is a brutal bitch, red in tooth and claw, who destroys what she creates. Mother nature is a brutal bitch, red in tooth and claw, who destroys what she creates.
Ernest Becker quotes: Man cannot endure his own littleness unless he can translate it into meaningfulness on the largest possible level. Man cannot endure his own littleness unless he can translate it into meaningfulness on the largest possible level.
Ernest Becker quotes: Each society is a hero system which promises victory over evil and death. Each society is a hero system which promises victory over evil and death.
Ernest Becker quotes: The road to creativity passes ... The road to creativity passes ...
Ernest Becker quotes: Relationship is thus always slavery of a kind, which leaves a residue of guilt. Relationship is thus always slavery of a kind, which leaves a residue of guilt.
Ernest Becker quotes: To live fully is to live with an awareness of the rumble of terror that underlies everything. To live fully is to live with an awareness of the rumble of terror that underlies everything.
Ernest Becker quotes: The "healthy" person, the true individual, the self-realized soul, the "real" man, is the one who has transcended himself. The "healthy" person, the true individual, the self-realized soul, the "real" man, is the one who has transcended himself.
Ernest Becker quotes: From the child of five to myself is but a step. But from the new-born baby to the child of five is an appalling distance. - LEO TOLSTOI From the child of five to myself is but a step. But from the new-born baby to the child of five is an appalling distance. - LEO TOLSTOI
Ernest Becker quotes: To grow up at all is to conceal the mass of internal scar tissue that throbs in our dreams. To grow up at all is to conceal the mass of internal scar tissue that throbs in our dreams.
Ernest Becker quotes: The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else. The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else.
Ernest Becker quotes: The point is that if the love object is divine perfection, then one's own self is elevated by joining one's destiny to it. The point is that if the love object is divine perfection, then one's own self is elevated by joining one's destiny to it.
Ernest Becker quotes: Ecological devastation is the excrement, so to speak, of man's power worship. Ecological devastation is the excrement, so to speak, of man's power worship.
Ernest Becker quotes: Man is an animal who has to live in a lie in order tolive at all. Man is an animal who has to live in a lie in order to
live at all.