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R.D. Laing Quotes

A lot of the time Im in the present, and Im thinking about the past or scheming about the future and missing every present moment, instead of actually partaking of the sacrament of every present moment.
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Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.

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If the blind must lead the blind, it is as well
that the leader knows he is.

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We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy.

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The way out is through the door you came in.

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A child born today in the United Kingdom stands a ten times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university ... This can be taken as an indication that we are driving our children mad more effectively than we are genuinely educating them. Perhaps it is our way of educating them that is driving them mad.

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Do not adjust your mind, the fault is in reality.

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If you have passion for what you do, the company you keep, the life you live, it will be reflected in whatever you create. Passion is like that; it springs out, jumps, unpredictable and unplanned, into everything we touch. If it doesn't, others know. Passion can't be faked and it can't be manufactured. Which is why it is so priceless.

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Philosophy does not exist. It is nothing but an hypostatized abstraction.

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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.

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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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No one acts or experiences in a vacuum ...

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The square root of nothing.

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What is to be done? We who are still half alive, living in the often fibrillating heartland of a senescent capitalism
can we do more than reflect the decay around and within us? Can we do more than sing our sad and bitter songs of disillusion and defeat?

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Conventions are convenient. It is inconvenient to say people are dead when they are alive, or alive when they have been buried, or that the world is crumbling when it is, as everyone can see, there as usual. If all A that does not fit B is ipso facto disqualified, we have to tailor A to shape and size to avoid serious trouble, and not all are equally gifted in this art.

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Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal.

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