“We are always reading for pleasure. ..It is pleasure that we are always seeking, and never more so than when the nature of that pleasure is obscure” – ADAM PHILLIPS http://ift.tt/1efazeh
“when we are punishing people for their excesses, we are punishing them for their helplessness.” – Perhaps it is our ..powerlessness faced with the difficulties of living, ..we are trying to abolish? – ADAM PHILLPS http://ift.tt/1GrPVPS
“ambivalence is the way we recognise that someone or something has become significant to us” – Adam Phillips
“In Freud’s terms, we don’t believe, we wish; and above all we wish to believe. .. Every belief, we think, protects us from something.” – On-Kissing-Tickling-And-Being-Bored – ADAM PHILLIPS
“Disillusionment may be tragic, but the true havoc of tragedy is of disillusionment avoided.” – Missing Out – Adam Phillips
“Authenticity is something we use to protect ourselves from love.” – [Authenticity fantasizes] that the world is not for us, if only we could live in a different.
– Adam Phillips. On Balance