"In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Christopher Lasch on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Christopher Lasch on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Christopher Lasch on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Christopher Lasch on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Christopher Lasch on Mark Twain
"Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure."
"Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business."
"We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change."
"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."