Irvin d. yalom Quotes

"A tree requires stormy weather if it is to attain...

"A tree requires stormy weather if it is to attain a proud height. And creativity and discovery are begotten in pain." -Irvin D. Yalom, "When Nietzsche Wept"
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β€œDespair is the price one pays for self-awaren...

β€œDespair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair.” ― Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept
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"The opinion of others is a phantasm that may alter at any moment. Opinions h...

"The opinion of others is a phantasm that may alter at any moment. Opinions hang by a thread and make us slaves to what others think or, worse, to what they appear to think--for we can never known what they actually think." -Irvin D. Yalom
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"Good ideas, even ideas of power, are ...

"Good ideas, even ideas of power, are rarely sufficient in a single shot: repeated doses are necessary." -Irvin D. Yalom
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"The flame of religious belief is fueled inexha...

"The flame of religious belief is fueled inexhaustibly by the fears of death, oblivion, and meaninglessness." -Irvin D. Yalom, "When Nietzsche Wept"
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"The search for one's own truth! Can t...

"The search for one's own truth! Can there be a more sacred act than self-inquiry?" -Irvin D. Yalom, "When Nietszche Wept"
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"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us hum...

"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human. But it comes with a costly price: the wound of mortality. Our existence is forever shadowed by the knowledge that we will grow, blossom, and, inevitably, diminish and die. -Irvin D. Yalom
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"I started thinking of all the deep secrets I've heard over my half cen...

"I started thinking of all the deep secrets I've heard over my half century of practice as a therapist and reflecting that, however much we crave to merge with another, there will always remain distance." -Irvin D. Yalom
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"A tree, by weathering storms and si...

"A tree, by weathering storms and sinking its roots deep into the earth, grows stronger and taller." -Irvin D. Yalom
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"I hope the time will come when neither me...

"I hope the time will come when neither men or women are tyrannized by each other's frailties." -Irvin D. Yalom, "When Nietszche Wept"
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"I marvel at the complexities and unpredictability of human though...

"I marvel at the complexities and unpredictability of human thought and behavior. Now, rather than being rattled by uncertainty, I realize that it is pure hubris to posit specificity. " -Dr. Irvin D. Yalom
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"We are more in love with des...

"We are more in love with desire than with the desired." -Irvin D. Yalom, "When Nietzsche Wept"
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β€œEvery person must cho...

β€œEvery person must choose how much truth he can stand.” ― Irvin D. Yalom
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"Many a friendship or marriage has failed because, inste...

"Many a friendship or marriage has failed because, instead of relating to, and caring for, one another, one person uses another as a shield against isolation." -Irvin D. Yalom
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