Games People Play Quotes

Rate this book
Clear rating
Games People Play Games People Play by Eric Berne
15,164 ratings, 3.80 average rating, 390 reviews
Games People Play Quotes (showing 1-8 of 8)
“Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future.”
Eric Berne, Games People Play
“The eternal problem of the human being is how to structure his waking hours”
Eric Berne, Games People Play
“Such a woman is called "Mother's FRIEND" always ready to give judicious Parental advice and living vicariously on the experience of others”
Eric Berne, Games People Play
“Pastimes and games are substitutes for the real living of real intimacy.”
Eric Berne, Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships
“Beautiful friendships” are often based on the fact that the players complement each other with great economy and satisfaction, so that there is a maximum yield with a minimum effort from the games they play with each other.”
Eric Berne, Games People Play
“In short, a diamond bracelet is a much more honest instrument of courtship than a perforated stomach. She has the option of throwing the jewelry back at him, but she cannot decently walk out on the ulcer. ("Look How Hard I've Been Trying")”
Eric Berne, Games People Play
“Society frowns upon candidness, except in privacy; good sense knows that it can always be abused; and the Child fears it because of the unmasking which it involves. Hence in order to get away from the ennui of pastimes without exposing themselves to the dangers of intimacy, most people compromise for games when they are available, and these fill the major part of the more interesting hours of social intercourse. That is the social significance of games.”
Eric Berne, Games People Play
“The essential and similar feature of both procedures and rituals is that they are stereotyped. Once the first transaction has been initiated, the whole series is predictable and follows a predetermined course to a foreordained conclusion unless special conditions arise.”
Eric Berne, Games People Play

All Quotes
Quotes By Eric Berne
Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game