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Abnormal Psychology Quotes


"I'm afraid you can't create tragedy out of abnormal psychology." - Andrew Sarris

"Well Mike, I'm abnormal." - Frank Zappa

"An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior." - Viktor E Frankl

"Al Gore's performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes." - Rich Lowry

"Oh! This'll impress you - I'm actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook. Obviously my family is so proud. Keep in mind though, I'm a PEZ dispenser and I'm in the abnormal Psychology textbook. Who says you can't have it all?" - Carrie Fisher

"The world is a very abnormal place." - Salman Rushdie

"Disease is the abnormal performance of certain functions; the abnormal activity has its causes." - Daniel D Palmer

"I've never studied psychology." - Hayao Miyazaki

"Abnormal, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested." - Ambrose Bierce

"My psychology belongs to everyone." - Alfred Adler

"I don't believe in psychology." - Bobby Fischer

"Interesting survey in the current Journal of Abnormal Psychology: New York City has a higher percentage of people you shouldn't make any sudden moves around than any other city in the world." - David Letterman

"No matter how skillful the trading scheme, over the long haul, abnormal returns are sustained only through abnormal exposure to risk." - Alan Greenspan

"Idleness is the parent of all psychology." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Psychology is a very unsatisfactory science." - Wolfgang Kohler

"Economics is (now) about emotion and psychology." - Robert J Shiller

"Without psychology, the horror film doesn't exist." - Dario Argento

"I've had an enduring appreciation of psychology." - Phillip Lopate

"Horror is beyond the reach of psychology." - Theodor Adorno

"I loved psychology and I loved history." - Joely Fisher

"I'd always been interested in psychology." - Morrie Schwartz

"I think politics come out of psychology." - Bruce Springsteen

"Idleness is the parent of psychology." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Is anyone human actually normal? I'm beginning to think being normal is actually abnormal." - Simone Elkeles

"There was nothing abnormal about it when homosexuality was the norm." - Marcel Proust

"It wasn't until school that we realised that we were abnormal." - Gilberto Hernandez

"I don't think I'm abnormal and I think that lets people down." - Joanna Newsom

"/* we have tried to make this normal case as abnormal as possible */" - Larry Wall

"Living is abnormal." - Eugene Ionesco

"A doctor once told me I have abnormal levels of adrenaline in my system." - Jamie Dornan

"An agile but unintelligent and abnormal German, possessed of the mania of grandeur." - Leo Tolstoy

"Physical science has taught us to associate Deity with the normal rather than with the abnormal." - William Edward Hartpole Lecky

"Even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity." - Camille Paglia

"Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts." - Henry Adams

"I thought it was something peculiar to me. I thought I was abnormal." - Louise Brown

"I had planned to be a psychology major, but I bombed introductory psychology." - Robert Sternberg

"No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology and individual psychology." - George H. Mead

"Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is ? a vice?" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The psychology of committees is a special case of the psychology of mobs." - Celia Green

"Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is - a vice?" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I will always love psychology, and the basis of psychology is family." - Jodie Foster

"No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology and individual psychology." - George Herbert Mead

"ACT psychology is a psychology of the normal. A lot of the psychologies that are out there are built on the psychology of the abnormal. We have all these syndromal boxes that we can put people in and so forth. The actual evidence on syndromes is not very good. There's no specific biological marker for any of the things that you see talked about in the media. Even things like schizophrenia - there's no specific and sensitive biological markers for these things. There may be some abnormal processes involved, but vastly more of human suffering comes from normal processes that run away from us." - Steven C. Hayes

"I am very abnormal... But it wasnt very long ago that I wasnt so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy." - Dirk Benedict

"What is abnormal is that I am normal. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life - that is what is abnormal." - Elie Wiesel

"It might, too, have been the singular cold that alienated me; for such chilliness was abnormal on so hot a day, and the abnormal always excites aversion, distrust, and fear." - H P Lovecraft

"Psychology is the most important factor in chess." - Alexander Alekhine

"A psychology degree doesn't get you very far." - Jerry Bruckheimer

"Investing is the intersection of economics and psychology." - Seth Klarman

"I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves" - Bobby Fischer

"Social media is about sociology and psychology more then technology." - Brian Solis

"Age is not based on chronology, but psychology." - Tony Robbins

"Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships." - Eric Berne

"Psychology ought certainly to give the teacher radical help." - William James

"I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves." - Bobby Fischer

"Ideologies aren't all that important. What's important is psychology." - James Carville

"But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology." - Rachel Dratch

"I'm drawn to the psychology of really interesting, flawed people." - Nicole Kidman

"The psychology of brutality was worse than the beatings." - John Blair

"My work is formal, not based on psychology." - Robert Wilson

"There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography." - Thomas Szasz

"Psychology is as useless as directions for using poison." - Karl Kraus

"Psychology is a bus that accompanies an airplane." - Karl Kraus

"Young normal tigers do not eat people. If eaten by a tiger you may rest assured he was abnormal." - Will Cuppy

"We live in a society in which it is normal to be sick; and sick to be abnormal." - Edward Abbey

"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal." - Leo Tolstoy

"Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose." - Marianne Williamson

"It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal." - Sue Johanson

"A lot of positive psychology is stuck in being the psychology of privilege, and I reject that." - Ariel Gore

"ABNORMAL, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested. Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself. Whoso attaineth thereto shall have peace, the prospect of death and the hope of Hell." - Ambrose Bierce

"Any psychology of sign systems will be part of social psychology - that is to say, will be exclusively social; it will involve the same psychology as is applicable in the case of languages." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"It's an abnormal world I live in. I don't belong anywhere. It's like I'm floating down the middle. I'm never quite sure where I am." - Arthur Ashe

"My idea of an interesting person is someone who is quite proud of their seemingly abnormal life and turns their disadvantage into a career." - John Waters

"Abnormal is so common, it's practically normal." - Cory Doctorow

"Our educational system basically strives for normal-which is too bad. Sometimes the exceptional is classified as abnormal and pushed aside." - Neil Young

"In love, happiness is an abnormal state." - Marcel Proust

"I despise my own hypersensitiveness, which requires so much reassurance. It is certainly abnormal to crave so much to be loved and understood." - Anais Nin

"I think the thing that music can do is be unsettling. It is abnormal - music that's perceived to be different in an unresolved or unusual way." - Bear McCreary

"I need wrong to get laughs. I need a normal world so that I can be abnormal, and that's my problem. Comedians need prejudice." - Gallagher

"I'm just abnormal. I'm a weird dude." - Victor Oladipo

"I never wanted to write the sort of song that said, 'Look at how abnormal and crazy and out there I am, man!'" - Brian Eno

"Psychology plays a big part but I always say psychology will only be a differentiator when the players are of equal technical strength." - Viswanathan Anand

"I learned more about psychology in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than in the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research in psychology." - Timothy Leary

"My degree was in Depth Psychology and Religion, so I can really speak directly about pop American psychology masquerading as Yoga." - Gary Kraftsow

"Economics has its own simple built-in psychology, and that provided by the science of psychology ... flatly contradicts the primacy of the motives alleged by economics." - Allan Bloom

"Beginners focus on analysis, but professionals operate in a three dimensional space. They are aware of trading psychology their own feelings and the mass psychology of the markets." - Alexander Elder

"For the first time in human history the psychology that is a prerequisite for intimacy has become the psychology that is a prerequisite for species survival." - Warren Farrell

"Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"I mean that I think I find the psychology of people more interesting than politics. I think the psychology of politics is more interesting than straight politics." - Joan Cusack

"Something that always fascinated me was the psychology and the psychology differences between men and women and how we relate to one another." - Karrine Steffans

"Autism is a neurological disorder. It's not caused by bad parenting. It's caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain's computer cables that hook up the different brain departments." - Temple Grandin

"In the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry." - Sigmund Freud

"In the algebra of psychology, X stands for a woman's heart." - Ambrose Bierce

"Heaven and hell are not geographical, they are psychological, they are your psychology." - Rajneesh

"The trouble with psychology is that it doesn't take human nature into account." - Ruth Rendell

"The psychopathology of the masses is rooted in the psychology of the individual" - Carl Jung

"Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop." - Hunter S Thompson

"Magick has many aspects, but primarily it acts as a dramatized system of "psychology" - Robert Anton Wilson

"Traditionally, psychology has been the study of two populations: university freshmen and white rats." - Paul Bloom

"I gleaned more practical psychology and psychiatry from the Bible, than from all other books!" - George W. Crane

"What is true [in psychology] is alas not new, the new not true." - Hermann Ebbinghaus

"It is impossible to ignore a highly important factor of the chess struggle - psychology." - Yuri Averbakh

"I wished by treating Psychology like a natural science, to help her become one." - William James

"History is nothing but a problem of mechanics applied to psychology." - Hippolyte Taine

"Psychology is ultimately mythology, the study of the stories of the soul." - James Hillman

"Positive psychology is to the corporate state what eugenics was to the Nazis" - Chris Hedges

"I"ve always been curious about the psychology of the person behind the mask..." - Philip Zimbardo

"When facts are few, speculations are most likely to represent individual psychology." - Carl Jung

"It seems a pity that psychology has destroyed all our knowledge of human nature." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Interior decorating is a rock-hard science compared to psychology practiced by amateurs." - Antonin Scalia

"The concept of loss aversion is certainly the most significant contribution of psychology to behavioral economics." - Daniel Kahneman

"Psychology, which explains everything, Explains nothing, And we are still in doubt." - Marianne Moore

"Psychology should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage" - Martin Seligman

"Repeated psychology tests have proven that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen." - Derek Sivers

"There is no such thing as a normal psychology that holds for all people." - Karen Horney

"We should open ourselves to the impossible and embrace a psychology of possibility." - Ellen Langer

"Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha have written the essential corrective to the evolutionary psychology literature..." - Stanton Peele

"I would love for the world to have a dog psychology center everywhere." - Cesar Millan

"Psychology Today is probably one of my favorite magazines, Guitar, Guitar World. People." - Meredith Brooks

"Psychology lures even most serious people into romancing, and quite unconsciously." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"I begin with human psychology and then see what we can say about ethics." - Dale Jamieson

"I understand the psychology of the sport, especially inside the ring." - Randy Orton

"I think psychology would be an easy transition and figuring out the human mind somehow." - Wilmer Valderrama

"Inspirational Psychology brings peace and choice to life even in the most difficult of situations." - Lee L Jampolsky

"More succinctly put, Inspirational Psychology offers ways to live, learn about, and practice love." - Lee L Jampolsky

"Social psychology is the scientific study of the obvious, which invariably leads to conflicting results." - David Levy

"Hypnotism is undoubtedly the most important, the most fruitful and far-reaching method of experimental psychology." - William McDougall

"Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats." - Douglas Busch

"The reflex is physiology below the collar button. Psychology is physiology above the collar button." - Martin H Fischer

"Politics cannot stop to study psychology. Its methods are rough; its judgments rougher still." - Henry Adams

"Most of the failings of Objectivism all pertain directly or indirectly to issues of psychology." - Nathaniel Branden

"It is only the fundamental conceptions of psychology which are of real value to a teacher." - William James

"The amount of psychology which is necessary to all teachers need not be very great." - William James

"It seems a pity that psychology should have destroyed all our knowledge of human nature." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"To talk about religion except in terms of human psychology is an irrelevance." - Aldous Huxley

"Human psychology has a near universal tendency to let belief be coloured by desire." - Richard Dawkins

"I majored in Psychology in college. I was going to be a child psychologist." - Gloria Estefan

"I've always been fascinated by people, their psychology, what drives them and trying to understand them." - Adan Canto

"Counterterrorism isn't really about the nunchakus, the guns and gadgets. It's about psychology." - Claire Danes

"I've studied psychology. I'm fascinated by the human mind, and I love people." - Berglind Icey

"I deal with the human psychology and evil. They are my twin issues." - Greg Iles

"No, I'm not a nerd. The only thing I nerd out about is psychology magazines." - Amber Nash

"I only read biographies, metaphysics and psychology. I can dream up my own fiction." - Mae West

"In life, particularly in public life, psychology is more powerful than logic." - Ludwig Quidde

"I have a psychology degree, but I was a real theater rat." - David Walton

"Being funny, in some ways, is about being connected to psychology." - Noah Baumbach

"I'm getting my psychology degree with a focus on marriage and family therapy." - Danielle Fishel

"I took up French boys and wine and I studied psychology." - Joely Fisher

"If I wasn't an actor, I would probably be writing or doing something with psychology." - Maddie Hasson

"When I was in high school I thought I was going to university into psychology." - Tricia Helfer



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