Sidney Jourard

Sidney Jourard

Paradoxically, we fail to disclose ourselves to other people because we want so much to be loved. Because we feel that way, we present ourselves as someone we think can be loved and accepted, and we conceal whatever would mar that image.More Sidney Jourard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The act of writing bears something in common with the act of love. The writer, at his most productive moments, just flows. He gives of that which is uniquely himself. He makes himself naked, recording his nakedness in the written word. Herein lies some of the terror which frequently freezes a writer, preventing him from producing. Herein, too, lies some of the courage that must be entailed in letting others learn how one has experienced or is experiencing the world.More Sidney Jourard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Amazement and wonder signify that one's concepts of self and of the world and of other people are ready to be re-formed.More Sidney Jourard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We camouflage our true being before others to protect ourselves against criticism or rejection. This protection comes at a steep price... we are misunderstood. When we are misunderstood, especially by family and friends, we join the 'lonely crowd.' Worse... we tend to lose touch with our real selves.More Sidney Jourard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A choice which confronts every one of us at every moment is this: Shall we permit our fellow men to know us as we now are, or shall we seek instead to remain an enigma, an uncertain quantity , wishing to be seen as something we are not?More Sidney Jourard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Pontius Pilate I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see ye to it. [09/03/2020 10:09:16] More


Dina Rubina The woman should be a figurine, not the Eiffel Tower. [09/03/2020 01:09:06] More


Aleksandr Grachev Social distance is the distance that an individual can be sent in society. [09/03/2020 09:09:30] More


Mark Devolt "A person cannot find spiritual balance just because he is always in an aggressive external environment, when his inner world is simple to the point of primitiveness." [09/12/2020 01:09:01] More


Eugene Ryabyi The offended person, like a volcano, is ready at any moment to fall on the offender with incinerating lava. [09/12/2020 06:09:02] More