Quotation Explorer - 'R.D. Laing'

Attempts to wake before our time are often punished, especially by those who love us most. Because they, bless them, are asleep. They think anyone who wakes up, or who, still asleep, realizes that what is taken to be real is a ‘dream’ is going crazy. - R.D. Laing
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 our failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. - R.D. Laing
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. - R.D. Laing
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair. - R.D. Laing
Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable. - R.D. Laing
Perfection is something we should all strive for. It's a duty and a joy to perfect one's nature... The most difficult thing is love. A loveless, driving person that just competes in the rat race is far from perfection in my book. - R.D. Laing
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love. - R.D. Laing
You don't love me.. Believe me! You don't love anyone. How could you? And no one loves you. How could they? Except me, it's only because I love you that I'm telling you all this. I Love you.. R. D. Laing. - R.D. Laing
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent. - R.D. Laing
Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. - R.D. Laing
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