Rollo May Quotes

Best 18 Quotes by Rollo May

“A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.”

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.”

“Every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture, where he says, this is me and the damned world can go to hell.”

“Every organism has one and only one central need in life, to fulfill its own potentialities.”

“Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.”

“If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.”

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.”

“It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.”

“It is dangerous to know, but it is more dangerous not to know.”

“Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.”

“Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all.”

“Mass communication--wonder as it may be technologically and something to be appreciated and valued--presents us wit a serious danger, the danger of conformism, due to the fact that we all view the same things at the same time in all the cities of the country. ”

“One has to remain detached in order to triumph over others.”

“Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have be the same person.”

“Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.”

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity.”

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