Irvin D. Yalom

Irvin D. Yalom

M.D., is an author of fiction and nonfiction, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, an existentialist, and accomplished psychotherapist.
If I'm among men who don't agree at all with my nature, I will hardly be able to accommodate myself to them without greatly changing myself. A free man who lives among the ignorant strives as far as he can to avoid their favors. A free man acts honestly, not deceptively. Only free man are genuinely useful to one another and can form true friendships. And it's absolutely permissible, by the highest right of Nature, for everyone to employ clear reason to determine how to live in a way that will allow him to flourish.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some day soon, perhaps in forty years, there will be no one alive who has ever known me. That's when I will be truly dead - when I exist in no one's memory. I thought a lot about how someone very old is the last living individual to have known some person or cluster of people. When that person dies, the whole cluster dies,too, vanishes from the living memory. I wonder who that person will be for me. Whose death will make me truly dead?More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look out the other’s window. Try to see the world as your patient sees it.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A sense of life meaning ensues but cannot be deliberately pursued: life meaning is always a derivative phenomenon that materializes when we have transcended ourselves, when we have forgotten ourselves and become absorbed in someone (or something) outside ourselvesMore Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To the extent that one is responsible for one's life, one is alone.More Irvin D. Yalom quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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