R.D. Laing Quotes

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R.D. Laing quotes: Any experience of reality is indescribable! Any experience of reality is indescribable!
R.D. Laing quotes: Do not adjust your mind, the fault is in reality. Do not adjust your mind, the fault is in reality.
R.D. Laing quotes: Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life. Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.
R.D. Laing quotes: Philosophy does not exist. It is nothing but an hypostatized abstraction. Philosophy does not exist. It is nothing but an hypostatized abstraction.
R.D. Laing quotes: Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1 or A2. Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1 or A2.
R.D. Laing quotes: A mental healer may be a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist may or may not be a mental healer. A mental healer may be a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist may or may not be a mental healer.
R.D. Laing quotes: No one acts or experiences in a vacuum ... No one acts or experiences in a vacuum ...
R.D. Laing quotes: Schizophrenia is a successful attempt not to adapt to pseudo- social realities. Schizophrenia is a successful attempt not to adapt to pseudo- social realities.
R.D. Laing quotes: Experience is mad when it steps beyond the horizons of our common, that is, our communal sense. Experience is mad when it steps beyond the horizons of our common, that is, our communal sense.
R.D. Laing quotes: In the context of our present pervasive madness that we call normality, sanity, freedom, all our frames of reference are ambiguous and equivocal. In the context of our present pervasive madness that we call normality, sanity, freedom, all our frames of reference are ambiguous and equivocal.
R.D. Laing quotes: Being embodied as such is no insurance against feelings of hopelessness or meaningslessness. Beyond his body, he still has to know who he is. Being embodied as such is no insurance against feelings of hopelessness or meaningslessness. Beyond his body, he still has to know who he is.
R.D. Laing quotes: The truth brings with it a great measure of absolution, always. The truth brings with it a great measure of absolution, always.
R.D. Laing quotes: Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable. Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.
R.D. Laing quotes: Beauty is almost no longer possible if it is not a lie. Beauty is almost no longer possible if it is not a lie.
R.D. Laing quotes: Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that. Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that.
R.D. Laing quotes: There are good reasons for being obedient, but being unable to be disobedient is not one of the best reasons. There are good reasons for being obedient, but being unable to be disobedient is not one of the best reasons.
R.D. Laing quotes: The way out is through the door you came in. The way out is through the door you came in.
R.D. Laing quotes: Few books today are forgivable. Black on canvas, silence on the screen, an empty white sheet of paper are perhaps feasible. Few books today are forgivable. Black on canvas, silence on the screen, an empty white sheet of paper are perhaps feasible.
R.D. Laing quotes: Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God himself is mad. Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God himself is mad.
R.D. Laing quotes: We live equally out of our bodies and out of our minds. We live equally out of our bodies and out of our minds.
R.D. Laing quotes: If we can revert to the truth, then a great deal of one's suffering can be erased, because a great deal of one's suffering is based on sheer lies. If we can revert to the truth, then a great deal of one's suffering can be erased, because a great deal of one's suffering is based on sheer lies.
R.D. Laing quotes: Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings. Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R.D. Laing quotes: Insanity is a perfectly natural adjustment to a totally unnatural and negative environment. Insanity is a perfectly natural adjustment to a totally unnatural and negative environment.
R.D. Laing quotes: I'm ridiculous to feel ridiculous when I'm not. I'm ridiculous to feel ridiculous when I'm not.
R.D. Laing quotes: Insanity a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. Insanity
a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
R.D. Laing quotes: When family relations are no longer harmonious, we have filial children and devoted parents. When family relations are no longer harmonious, we have filial children and devoted parents.
R.D. Laing quotes: If I do not know that I do not know, I think I know.If I do not know that I know, I think I do not know. If I do not know that I do not know, I think I know.
If I do not know that I know, I think I do not know.
R.D. Laing quotes: The psychiatrist must become a fellow traveler with his patient. The psychiatrist must become a fellow traveler with his patient.
R.D. Laing quotes: Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair. Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
R.D. Laing quotes: Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal.
R.D. Laing quotes: Schizophrenia is the name for a condition that most psychiatrists ascribe to patients they call schizophrenic. Schizophrenia is the name for a condition that most psychiatrists ascribe to patients they call schizophrenic.
R.D. Laing quotes: Psychological breakdowns are actually breakthroughs to enlightenment. Psychological breakdowns are actually breakthroughs to enlightenment.
R.D. Laing quotes: There is no such condition as 'schizophrenia', but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event. There is no such condition as 'schizophrenia', but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event.
R.D. Laing quotes: The square root of nothing. The square root of nothing.
R.D. Laing quotes: In our society many of the old rituals have lost much of their power. New ones have not arisen. In our society many of the old rituals have lost much of their power. New ones have not arisen.
R.D. Laing quotes: The universe was a vast machine yesterday, it is a hologram today. Who knows what intellectual rattle we'll be shaking tomorrow. The universe was a vast machine yesterday, it is a hologram today. Who knows what intellectual rattle we'll be shaking tomorrow.
R.D. Laing quotes: Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves, and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth. Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves, and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth.
R.D. Laing quotes: The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation. The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
R.D. Laing quotes: To live in the past or in the future may be less satisfying than to live in the present, but it can never be as disillusioning. To live in the past or in the future may be less satisfying than to live in the present, but it can never be as disillusioning.