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The art of love is largely the art of persistence. ...
by Albert Ellis

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
- Albert Ellis

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By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

You largely constructed your depression.
It wasn't given to you.
Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
- Albert Ellis

I would have liked having children to some degree,
but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame.
- Albert Ellis

 

People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware.
- Albert Ellis

For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is:
childish dependency.
- Albert Ellis

I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on
myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public
speaking and of approaching young women in public.
- Albert Ellis

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If something is irrational, that means it won't work.
It's usually unrealistic.
- Albert Ellis

I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible,
screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition.
- Albert Ellis

I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was
deeper and more intensive than other,
more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
- Albert Ellis

There are three musts that hold us back:
I must do well.
You must treat me well.
And the world must be easy.
- Albert Ellis

People got insights into what was bothering them,
but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
- Albert Ellis

People don't just get upset.
They contribute to their upsetness.
- Albert Ellis

I hope to die in the saddle seat.
- Albert Ellis

I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955;
later I used the term rational emotive.
Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.
- Albert Ellis

I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis,
but the analysts weren't listening to my objections.
So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
- Albert Ellis

Most people would have given up when faced with all
the criticism I've received over the years.
- Albert Ellis

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
- Albert Ellis

There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women.
Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.
- Albert Ellis

Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings.
They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously
been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.
- Albert Ellis

We teach people that they upset themselves.
We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking,
feeling and behaving today.
- Albert Ellis

Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or
woman because it's conditional.
- Albert Ellis

Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually.
You still had a choice, though not a good one,
about what to tell yourself about the abuse.
- Albert Ellis

I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally,
whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.
- Albert Ellis

As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler.
I was willing to go to war to knock him off,
but I didn't hate him.
I hated what he was doing.
- Albert Ellis

If I had been a member of the academic establishment,
I could have done other experiments.
- Albert Ellis

In the old days we used to get more referrals,
because people had insurance that paid for therapy.
Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs.
- Albert Ellis

Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency.
- Albert Ellis

I'm very happy.
I like my work and the various aspects of it-going around the world,
teaching the gospel according to St.
Albert.
- Albert Ellis

Acceptance is not love.
You love a person because he or she has lovable traits,
but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
- Albert Ellis

I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system.
We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously
disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
- Albert Ellis

I had a great many sex and love cases where people
were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom
they were compulsively in love didn't love them back.
They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.
- Albert Ellis

People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships
take up too much time and effort and that they'd much
rather do other kinds of things.
But most people are afraid of rejection.
- Albert Ellis

The best years of your life are the ones in which you
decide your problems are your own.
You do not blame them on your mother,
the ecology, or the president.
You realize that you control your own destiny.
- Albert Ellis

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key


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