15 thoughts on “(In)sanity.

  1. cabrogal says:

    Fantastic set of quotes Maria, your own not the least.

    The Joker’s monologue is actually a melodramatised summary of the salient points of the philosophy of the late Scottish psychiatrist (and anti-psychiatrist) RD Laing.

      • cabrogal says:

        I’d heard he wrote poems but have never encountered them. I’ll see if Google helps.

        His books and papers on psychiatry were a pleasure to read though, which is more than I can say for most of what I had to plough through at uni.

      • cabrogal says:

        Have you read Knots?

        You know you couldn’t have pointed this out to me at a more apt time.

        Check it out, Rexie.
        Try not to cough.

        While I was Googling it I ran across a quote that reminded me of a conversation we once had Maria.

        True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is. – RD Laing

        • randomlyabstract says:

          This is like the knottiest thing I’ve ever read. Knots, that is.

          He does not think there is anything the matter with him


          one of the things that is

          the matter with him

          is that he does not think that there is anything

          the matter with him

          Eeep. Anyway, yes I get that quote. So perfectly fits our conversation.

  2. Rexie says:

    Kya Maria, ufff! I mean, really ufff! Lol. I am only half insane. You have inspired me to desperately seek the quintessential insanity. Thank you!

        • randomlyabstract says:

          Shukriya Shukriya. 😉
          Glad you like what I write. The only thing I’m trying to do here nowadays is to blog freely, like I did earlier.

          Used to be very active Fb peh, but ab it kinda lost its charm. Books, blog, uni. 😉 Will try best, though.

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