Psycology Quotes

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Johnny Carson
“In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy.”
Johnny Carson

“Life is a useless passion, an exciting journey of a mammal in survival mode. Each day is a miracle, a blessing unexplored and the more you immerse yourself in light, the less you will feel the darkness. There is more to life than nothingness. And cynicism. And nihilism. And selfishness. And glorious isolation. Be selfish with yourself, but live your life through your immortal acts, acts that engrain your legacy onto humanity. Transcend your fears and follow yourself into the void instead of letting yourself get eaten up by entropy and decay. Freedom is being yourself without permission. Be soft and leave a lasting impression on everybody you meet”
Mohadesa Najumi

“Study yourself. Become your own mentor and best friend. When you are suffering stay at the bottom until you find out who you are. Let the storms come and pass. How you walk through the fire says a lot about you. Nobody likes a victimhood mentality and what happened to you is not important. It is about how you use your chaos that matters. The dawn will come”
Mohadesa Najumi

Paul Kearney
“I have found that there are two ways of dealing with men. Either you treat them with respect, or you kill them. Anything in between merely breeds resentment and the desire for revenge.”

William Hanna
“The ploy of using dark psychology to dehumanise certain ethnic and religious groups is so effective that it has been used repeatedly throughout history. Such racist psychology with discriminatory dehumanisation consists of five basic elements that include alluding to the below par intelligence or morality of the minority group to cause it to be ostracised while boosting the ego of the majority by assuring them of their own superiority; using infestation analogies to make the majority fearful that the minority is a threat to their welfare and security; comparing and referring to the minority as animals with the Nazis having frequently referred to innocent Jewish victims as rats; encouraging the use of violence by the majority who have been brainwashed into accepting that the minority are inhuman; and physically isolating or removing the minority by means of deportation, the formation of ghettos, or the use of concentration camps.”
William Hanna, The Grim Reaper

Iain Reid
“We accept, reject, and discern through symbols. These are as important to our understanding of life, our understanding of existence and what has value, whats worthwhile, as math and science ... it's all part of how we work through things, how we make decisions.”
Iain Reid, I'm Thinking of Ending Things

John Fowles
“Sıradan insan uygarlığın lanetidir.”
John Fowles, The Collector

Robert D. Keppel
“Our effort was mocked by some police supervisors: has the computer caught Ted yet?”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

“No serenity will come to a man who's broken inside.”
Natasha Helvin

“With the growing awareness of the role guilt played in psychological maladjustments I had a desire to begin an intensive study of the whole concept of guilt and conscience—both biblicaly and psychologically. That study led me to question two assumptions held by many Christians. The first is the belief that guilt feelings are a helpful form of motivation. I have now come to believe that not only are guilt feels destructive, they are diametrically opposed to a scriptural view of motivation and actually reflect our own independent efforts to solve the problem of sin in our lives. They actually pose a barrier to spiritual growth and maturity rather than being an incentive for it,”
S. Bruce Narramore

“The old you is only a shadow of the reality which is the new you. The shadow is useless without its reality.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Pete Walker
“Most people, who choose or are coerced into only identifying with “positive” feelings, usually wind up in an emotionally lifeless middle ground – bland, deadened, and dissociated in
an unemotional “no-man’s-land.”
Moreover, when a person tries to hold onto a preferred feeling for longer than its actual
tenure, she often appears as unnatural and phony as ersatz grass or plastic flowers. If instead, she learns to surrender willingly to the normal human experience that good feelings always ebb and flow, she will eventually be graced with a growing ability to renew herself in the vital waters of emotional flexibility.
The repression of the so-called negative polarities of emotion causes much unnecessary
pain, as well as the loss of many essential aspects of the feeling nature. In fact, much of the plethora of loneliness, alienation, and addictive distraction that plagues modern industrial societies is a result of people being taught and forced to reject, pathologize or punish so many of their own and others’ normal feeling states.
Nowhere, not in the deepest recesses of the self, or in the presence of his closest friends, is
the average person allowed to have and explore any number of normal emotional states. Anger,
depression, envy, sadness, fear, distrust, etc., are all as normal a part of life as bread and flowers and streets. Yet, they have become ubiquitously avoided and shameful human experiences.
How tragic this is, for all of these emotions have enormously important and healthy
functions in a wholly integrated psyche. One dimension where this is most true is in the arena of healthy self-protection. For without access to our uncomfortable or painful feelings, we are deprived of the most fundamental part of our ability to notice when something is unfair, abusive, or neglectful in our environments.
Those who cannot feel their sadness often do not know when they are being unfairly excluded, and those who cannot feel their normal angry or fearful responses to abuse, are often in danger of putting up with it without protest.
Perhaps never before has humankind been so alienated from so many of its normal feeling
states, as it is in the twenty-first century. Never before have so many human beings been so
emotionally deadened and impoverished.
The disease of emotional emaciation is epidemic. Its effects on health are often
euphemistically labeled as stress, and like the emotions, stress is often treated like some
unwanted waste that must be removed.”
Pete Walker, Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving

Mary Daly
“The females, in the terrifying, exhilarating experience of becoming rather than reflecting, would discover that they too have been effected by the dynamics of the Mirror World. Having learned only to mirror, they would find in themselves reflections of sickness in their masters. They would find themselves doing the same things, fighting the same way. Looking inside for something there, they would be confused by what would at first appear to be an endless Hall of Mirrors. What to copy? What model to imitate? Where to look? What is a mere mirror to do? But wait - How could a mere mirror even frame such a question? The question itself is the beginning of an answer that keeps unfolding itself. The question-answer is a verb, and when one begins to move in the current of the verb, of the Verb, she knows that she is not a mirror. Once she knows this she knows it s so deeply that she cannot completely forget. She knows it so deeply she has to say it to her sisters. What if more and more of her sisters should begin to hear and to see and to speak?
This would be a disaster. It would throw the whole society backward into the future. Without Magnifying Mirrors all around, men would have to look inside and outside. They would start to look inside, wondering what was wrong with them. They would have to look outside because without the mirrors they would begin to receive impressions from real Things out there. They would even have to look at women, instead of reflections. This would be confusing and they would be forced to look inside again, only to have the harrowing experience of finding *there* the Eternal Woman, the Perfect Parakeet. Desperately looking outside again, they would find that the Parakeet is no longer *out there*. Dashing back inside, males would find other horrors: All of the Others - the whole crowd - would be in there: the lazy niggers, the dirty Chicanos, the greedy Jews, faggots and dykes, plus the entire crowd of Communists and the backward population of the Third World. Looking outward again, mirrorless males would be forced to see - people. Where to go? Paroxysm toward the Omega Point? But without the Magnifying Mirror even that last refuge is gone. What to do for relief? Send more bombing missions? But no. It is pointless to be killing The Enemy after you find out The Enemy is yourself.”
Mary Daly, Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation

“Oh, what a difference a single difference makes.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Robert D. Keppel
“When Mary Osmer later told us her story, her eyes glistened with guilt. To her, the stranger seemed friendly, sincere, very polite, and easy to talk to. He had a nice smile and didn’t get upset when she told him she wouldn’t go with him.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Robert D. Keppel
“These three women picked up subtle signals that Bundy was sending off. When questioned, they said that he seemed too intent on what he was after and was uncomfortably nervous. Furthermore, they said he had spoken rapidly as if he were reading a script and he acted as if he had had a hidden agenda. Of the five different women who were approached by the stranger that day but didn’t go with him, two would later become severely psychologically traumatized when the truth about “Ted” came out, at the thought that they could have become a murder victim.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Robert D. Keppel
“Our inexperience was telling, and it favored the killer.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Robert D. Keppel
“The extent of this killer’s crimes was growing as more of the pieces of the puzzle came together.
As the handlers rushed toward me with their eager search dogs sniffing the ground ahead of them, it suddenly dawned on me that I didn’t want them anywhere near this cranium. Dogs don’t care where they put their paws. Crucial evidence could be destroyed or altered if the dogs ran through this site. A basic tenet of Criminal Investigation 101 was racing through my head: protect the scene. But it was too late. Almost on cue, and certainly by accident, a dog’s paw struck the ground and a human jawbone erupted through the leafy surface. I yelled for everyone to stay back, but within a few seconds another dog walked across the leaves and dislodged another human jawbone. Then another dog stepped on another mandible. In stunned amazement, we all realized that a detailed search of the mountainside was required. At the very least, we had just discovered the remains of two people.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Robert D. Keppel
“We needed an over-confident Ted, not a defensive Ted, because overconfidence breeds mistakes, and that’s just what we needed our Ted to make in order catch him.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Robert D. Keppel
“The press creates its own magnified version of an event. The more intense the feeding frenzy for exclusives, the more the story changes from reporter to reporter until what the public gets is a distorted version of the truth. It’s as if the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle were at work everytime a large story unfolds in the media, so that the presence of the media itself creates, changes, and redefines the story. You always have to be wary of what the media reports because the media itself has created parts of the story.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Robert D. Keppel
“If it can be said that serial killers, through the control they exert and the terror they spread, make victims of the entire communities—families and loved ones, the police who track them, and the general public who must live in fear—then in his own way, Dave was
a victim of the Green River killer, just as I became one of Ted Bundy’s victims.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Robert D. Keppel
“Years ago I read about a psychiatrist who said, ‘If you could only photograph everybody
who came out of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you would have a mug book of all the active violent offenders against women in that particular area.”
Robert D. Keppel, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

Viktor E. Frankl
“... we knew he had given up faith in his strength to carry on, and, once lost, the will to live seldom returned.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

“At some point americans forgot that it's not enough to talk about equal opportunity, democracy and freedom. These things need to be protected and supported by concrete actions. Something that americans of recent decades have neglected to do. The implications of this are profound. In more cases than not, the guilt and frustration that americans feel about their difficulties in life and their anxieties almost certainly do not arise from any personal failings. The United States today puts the people, even people who are doing well into intensly stressful logistical nightmare that is exhausting. Why do americans have to put themselves through this when there are other ways of life proved and in place already functioning well for the combined 26 million people of the Nordic region?”
Anu Partanen, The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Vanessa Veselka
“Have you ever noticed that girls take psych and boys take philosophy? You see it everywhere you look, this idea that women should be so interested in what someone else thinks. I'm not. And that, it turns out, is a problem for people.”
Vanessa Veselka, The Great Offshore Grounds

“Actual parenting is a lot harder than raising your hand.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Sarvesh Jain
“Ask any psychologist, the only way to treat your problem is by first accepting that you’ve a problem.”
Sarvesh Jain

Tarryn Fisher
“An idle mind leads to mischief, her mother had said. And she'd paid, oh had she paid. She'd lost everything.”
Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family

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