Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips

British psychotherapist and essayist
People change, but there really are limits. One thing you discover in psychoanalytic treatment is the limits of what you can change about yourself or your life. We are children for a very long time.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The big secret about Art is that no one wants it to be true.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everybody is dealing with how much of their own aliveness they can bear and how much they need to anesthetize themselves.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You write to find out what you believe.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]

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