21 Total Quotes

R. Laing Quotes

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.
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#Quotes #Life

Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.
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#Life #Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
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#Despair #Mental Illness

We are bemused and crazed creatures, strangers to our true selves, to one another, and to the spiritual and material world -- mad, even, from an ideal standpoint we can glimpse but not adopt.
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#Alienation #Strangers

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
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#Quotes #Love

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.
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#Madness

Normality highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100, 000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years.
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#Children

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
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#Quotes #Failure

In the society of men the truth resides now less in what things are than in what they are not. Our social realities are so ugly if seen in the light of exiled truth, and beauty is no longer possible if it is not a lie.
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#Men #Modern And Modernism

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.
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#Quotes #Existence

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know I know, I think I don't know.
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#Quotes