Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips

British psychotherapist and essayist
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]
Transgression is a quest for solitudeMore Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
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]
The vocabulary of one’s self-criticism is so impoverished and clichéd. We are at our most stupid in our self-hatred.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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