"Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Christopher Lasch on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Christopher Lasch on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Christopher Lasch on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Christopher Lasch on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Christopher Lasch on Robert Frost
"Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business."
"We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change."
"In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs."
"The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time."
"The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types."