It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.
By: Anthony Storr
The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner.
With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.
Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.
The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: Ive seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy.
Since I was not able wholly to subscribe to any one set of beliefs advanced by any guru I had to fall back on my own, however derivative.
Its not psychopathology that counts. Its what you do with it.
If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.
I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place.
I owed Lewis one thing, at least. Once you had suffered the experience of presenting a case at one of his Monday morning conferences, no other public appearance, whether on radio, TV or the lecture platform, could hold any terrors for you.
I get intrigued by a puzzle, and writing a book is the best way to solve it.
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