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Alfred Korzybski Quotes and Sayings

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If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers,
mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.
- Alfred Korzybski

There are two ways to slice easily thorugh life;
to believe everything or to doubt everything.
Both ways save us from thinking.
- Alfred Korzybski

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.
- Alfred Korzybski

Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human
disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.
- Alfred Korzybski

 

Whatever you say it is, it isn't.
- Alfred Korzybski

If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory,
then, obviously, the only possible link between the
objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure,
and structure alone.
- Alfred Korzybski

Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed.
A map is not the territory it represents,
but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory,
which accounts for its usefulness.
- Alfred Korzybski

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Because my father was a psychiatric nurse,
I know my way around the system.
- Trisha Goddard

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment
is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett

Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help.
- Ken Livingstone

And the reason I really appreciated this is because
after the picture came out,
I was invited by the American Psychiatric Association to give a lecture.
I couldn't believe it!
- Rod Steiger

When I was still in my psychiatric residency training in New York City,
I was subjected to the doctor draft of that time,
during the early fifties, at the time of the Korean War.
- Robert Jay Lifton

I don't understand if you get caught in a fight,
but take it out on a room, how that implies some psychiatric disorder.
- Sean Connery

I didn't get at first put into a rehab facility;
I got put in a adolescent psychiatric unit for my detox.
- Jack Osbourne

Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine.
- Thomas Szasz

We couldn't be making as much money,
if we had to deal with stranger behaviour.
And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity,
off they go.
We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution.
That's the main thing, they slow things down.
- Chester Brown

Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida
and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted
studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling,
the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted,
problem gambler.
- Spencer Bachus

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold


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