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The whole trend of your previous education and all your habits of thought are bound to make you into opponents of psychoanalysis.
Living with human beings is hard!
If you disagree with yourself, you are always right.
Creative thought must always contain a random component.
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
To regard human beings as tools — as instruments — for the use of other human beings is not only unscientific but it is repugnant, stupid and short sighted. Tools are made by man but have not the autonomy of their maker — they have not man's time-binding capacity for initiation, for self-direction, and self-improvement.
Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.
Do not take life too seriously. You will not get out of it alive.
Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?
E poi mi chiedono perché sono asociale. Ma l’avete vista bene la gente che c’è in giro?
How do you cause people to believe in an imagined order such as Christianity, democracy or capitalism? First, you never admit that the order is imagined
Our craving for generality has [as one] source … our preoccupation with the method of science. I mean the method of reducing the explanation of natural phenomena to the smallest possible number of primitive natural laws; and, in mathematics, of unifying the treatment of different topics by using a generalization. Philosophers constantly see the method of science before their eyes, and are irresistibly tempted to ask and answer in the way science does. This tendency is the real source of metaphysics, and leads the philosopher into complete darkness. I want to say here that it can never be our job to reduce anything to anything, or to explain anything. Philosophy really is “purely descriptive.”
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.
There is a fundamental confusion between the notion of the older 'semantics' as connected with a theory of verbal 'meaning' and words defined by words, and the present theory of 'general semantics' where we deal only with neuro-semantic and neuro-linguistic living reactions of Smith, Smith, etc., as their reactions to neuro-semantic and neuro-linguistic environments as environments.
Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.
Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.
Marrying means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
Everything is a game except what makes the soul better or worse.
Thirty years ago, we used to ask: Can a computer simulate all processes of logic? The answer was yes, but the question was surely wrong. We should have asked: Can logic simulate all sequences of cause and effect? And the answer would have been no.
Choice means giving up something you want for something else you want more.
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