Irvin D. Yalom quotes

Why should I know Irvin D. Yalom?

Irvin David Yalom is an American existential psychiatrist who is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, as well as author of both fiction and nonfiction.

Irvin D. Yalom quotes

“Every person must choose how much truth he can stand.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“If one is to love oneself one must behave in ways that one can admire.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“If you want to choose the pleasure of growth, prepare yourself for some pain.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“Live your life to the fullest; and then, and only then, die. Don't leave any unlived life behind.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“Living safely is dangerous.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“Only the wounded healer can truly heal.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“The more unlived your life, the greater your death anxiety. The more you fail to experience your life fully, the more you will fear death.”

Irvin D. Yalom Staring at the Sun

“The spirit of a man is constructed out of his choices.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“To love means to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another.”

Irvin D. Yalom

“When people don't have any curiosity about themselves, that is always a bad sign.”

Irvin D. Yalom