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]
Tragic heroes are failed pragmatists. Their ends are unrealistic and their means are impractical.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am always true to myself, that is the problem. Who else could I be true to?More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To grow up is to discover what one is unequal to.More Adam Phillips quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]

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