"Psychopaths [make] the world go around…society [is] an expression of that particular sort of madness…I’ve always believed society to be a fundamentally rational thing, but what if it isn’t? What if it is built on insanity?"
― Jon Ronson (via psych-quotes)
"We are the cats inside. We are the cats who cannot walk alone, and for us there is only one place."
― William S. Burroughs (via psych-quotes)
"“People do not see that the main question is not : “Am I loved?” which is to a large extent the question : “Am I approved of? Am I protected? Am I admired?” The main question is: “Can I love?”"
― Erich Fromm (via psych-quotes)
i think it’s so neat that everyone develops their own unique handwriting even though we’re all taught to write our letters the same way really it’s so cool
"There’s one problem with all psychological knowledge - nobody can apply it to themselves. People can be incredibly astute about the shortcomings of their friends, spouses, children. But they have no insight into themselves at all. The same people who are coldly clear-eyed about the world around them have nothing but fantasies about themselves. Psychological knowledge doesn’t work if you look in a mirror. This bizarre fact is, as far as I know, unexplained."
― Michael Crichton (via psych-quotes)