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Alienation Quotes

Erich Fromm
By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the center of his world, as the creator of his own acts, but his acts and their consequences have become his masters, whom he obeys, or whom he may even worship. The alienated person is out of touch with himself as he is out of touch with any other person. He, like the others, is experienced as things are experienced; with the senses and with common sense, but at the same time without being related to oneself and to the world outside positively.
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Billy Graham
The number one problem in our world is alienation, rich versus poor, black versus white, labor versus management, conservative versus liberal, East versus West . . . But Christ came to bring about reconciliation and peace.
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Erich Fromm
In the 19th century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the 20th century it means schizoid self-alienation.
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Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
D. Laing Permalink
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A diamond in the rough is worth just as much as a diamond in the clear.
Maxwell Ingram Permalink
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Granth Sahib
Now, my evil sense of alienation is eliminated, since I have heard the Praises of the Lord with my ears.
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There's a streak of alienation running through this culture, ... There's a streak of braininess, obsessiveness. I mean, anybody can use a computer, but not anybody's a geek.
Jon Katz Permalink
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Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.
Vaclav Havel Permalink
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Bruno Bauer
Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total, and it was this total alienation that was the biggest obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness.
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There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it
Roland Barthes Permalink
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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.
R. Laing Permalink
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Adolescent alienation is going to find a sympathetic ear in Thoreau.
Richard Smith Permalink
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The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.
Eugenio Montale Permalink
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Bob Dylan
Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to.
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Blake was an activist and artist whose lifestyle truly reflected his values, ... He was the lead singer of Parallax, whose (song) lyrics involve a deep reflection on the alienation produced by our consumerist society. Of all the students I have had over my six years at UVSC, Blake was the most authentic.
Dennis Potter Permalink
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Erich Fromm
By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the center of his world, as the creator of his own acts -- but his acts and their consequences have become his masters, whom he obeys, or whom he may even worship. The alienated person is out of touch with himself as he is out of touch with any other person. He, like the others, is experienced as things are experienced; with the senses and with common sense, but at the same time without being related to oneself and to the world outside positively.
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