Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips

British psychotherapist and essayist
It's really obvious how strong the U.S. voice is in the United Nations. What the U.S. says and does can cripple or bring life to the programs that can help poor people across the world. So as an American, I feel compelled to raise my voice out of love for the neighbor who doesn't have that opportunity.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sanity, as the project of keeping ourselves recognizably human, therefore has to limit the range of human experience. To keep faith with recognition we have to stay recognizable. Sanity, in other words, becomes a pressing preoccupation as soon as we recognize the importance of recognition. When we define ourselves by what we can recognize, by what we can comprehend- rather than, say, by what we can describe- we are continually under threat from what we are unwilling and/or unable to see. We are tyrannized by our blind More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The past influences everything and dictates nothing.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The whole notion of sanity may be an attempt to medicalize morality - to speak of the good in the language of health: to make us more accurate, more scientific in our wanting - but by the same token it becomes a form of moral blackmail. It is as if to say: if these are not valued - if these forms of wanting and feeling and speaking and doing - are not cultivated and encouraged and rewarded in the child, then the child will be mad.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Tragic heroes are failed pragmatists. Their ends are unrealistic and their means are impractical.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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