R. D. Laing Quotes

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.

R. D. Laing

Creative people who can't help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane.

R. D. Laing

We are bemused and crazed creatures, strangers to our true selves, to one another, and to the spiritual and material world -- mad, even, from an ideal standpoint we can glimpse but not adopt.

R. D. Laing

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.

R. D. Laing

There is no such ''condition'' as ''schizophrenia,'' but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event.

R. D. Laing

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.

R. D. Laing

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.

R. D. Laing
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