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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of ''spirit'' over matter.
~ Susan Sontag - [Psychology]

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A man in public life expects to be sneered at -- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.
~ Charles Dickens - [Public]

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A vigorous five mile walk will do more good for an unhappy, but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
~ Paul Dudley White - [Psychology]

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Always this same morbid interest in other people and their doings, their privacies, their dirty linen, always this air of alertness for personal happenings, personalities, personalities, personalities. Always this subtle criticism and appraisal of other people, this analysis of other people's motives. If anatomy presupposes a corpse, then psychology presupposes a world of corpses. Personalities, which means personal criticism and analysis, presuppose a whole world laboratory of human psyches waiting to be vivisected. If you cut a thing up, of course it will smell. Hence, nothing raises such an infernal stink, at last, as human psychology.
~ D. H. Lawrence - [Psychology]

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Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Public]

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I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
~ Charlie Chaplin - [Public]

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I'm not a very gregarious person. I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place, which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed.
~ Gabriel Byrne - [Public]

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Idleness is the parent of psychology.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche - [Psychology]

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In an extensive reading of recent books by psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and inspirationalists, I have discovered that they all suffer from one or more of these expression-complexes: italicizing, capitalizing, exclamation-pointing, multiple-interrogating, and itemizing. These are all forms of what the psychos themselves would call, if they faced their condition frankly, Rhetorical-Over-Compensation.
~ James Thurber - [Psychology]

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Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
~ Ovid - [Psychology]

 

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