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I would have liked having children to some degree,
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 hope to die in the saddle seat.
- 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

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

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

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

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

I was always in plays at school and in school concerts -
you could say I liked to show off.
- George Cole

My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.
- Aaron Neville

I don't like overdubs, never liked them.
- Lou Reed

But we discovered that, although I liked publishing,
the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.
- Dick Bruna

I liked money more than going to school.
- Norton Simon

And I liked that whole idea that energy comes from
not disseminating your ideas and talking about them.
- Cameron Crowe

I basically put myself into directors' hands and let them tell me what to do,
and the more they told me what to do,
the more I liked it.
- Julie Christie

I don't smoke pot.
I never liked it.
- Kirstie Alley

Wild animals would not stay in a country where there were so many people.
Pa did not like to stay, either.
He liked a country where the wild animals lived without being afraid.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago.
I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them
necessarily as inspiration.
- Colleen Atwood

I remember going to church about four times a week.
I liked it a lot.
- Victoria Jackson

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing.
It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way.
It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
- Mick Mars

If men liked shopping, they'd call it research.
- Cynthia Nelms

As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up.
He liked a lot of early hip hop.
My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it.
- Taryn Manning

I got hooked into folk music by accident,
because that's what white college kids liked when I was a child.
- Stephen Stills

King Charles II liked women's company and well as making love to them.
- Antonia Fraser

I liked television, and television liked me.
- Joel Siegel

I'd have liked to have leant against walls in thrillers.
- Celia Johnson

I liked a lot of the scenes I did with Ryan Phillippe.
- Kieran Culkin

I never felt that getting angry would do you any good
other than hurt your own digestion,
keep you from eating, which I liked to do.
- Septima Clark

That's what I liked about hitch-hiking.
If a crowd wasn't big enough, I kept walkin.'
- Brownie McGhee

I never was coddled, or liked, or understood by my family.
- Ethel Waters

Love as if you liked yourself, and it may happen.
- Marge Piercy

And you know, we'd go to church.
We were Baptists.
And every now and then there'd be a tent would set up,
and it was the Holiness folks.
And we liked their music.
- Mel Tillis

My mother liked Jim Reeves.
I hated his records.
He was unbearable.
- Diane Abbott

I really liked the Mariachi singing in Westerns.
- Harry Dean Stanton

Without getting real personal, we liked our bass player Ed.
He was a great guy and he was a good bass player but
his playing was suited for a different style of band.
- Lou Gramm

I also found out that I liked biochemical research and that I could do it.
- Daniel Nathans

If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing
the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
- William Feather

I was sad that Corpse Bride was so short.
I would've liked to have had her around for way longer.
She doesn't actually have that many scenes.
- Helena Bonham Carter

I liked Dallas better because it was more deceptive,
you could do more with it.
- Larry Hagman

I liked The Slipper and the Rose, as I have already mentioned,
because it was such a lovely film to do.
- Julie Harris

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor,
who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful.
- Betty Smith

I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about
Christ and the Christmas star.
They were beautiful.
They made you warm and happy to think about.
But I didn't believe them.
- Frances Farmer

There are a lot of people I would have liked to have collaborated with,
and would still like to.
- Chaka Khan


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