"Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Christopher Lasch on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Christopher Lasch on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Christopher Lasch on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Christopher Lasch on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Christopher Lasch on James C. Dobson
"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."
"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."