"Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."R. D. Laing on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."R. D. Laing on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."R. D. Laing on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."R. D. Laing on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"R. D. Laing on Sun Tzu
"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing."
"The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds."
"Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death."
"The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation."
"There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain."