"Depression is the inability to construct a future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Rollo May on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Rollo May on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Rollo May on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Rollo May on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Rollo May on William Shakespeare
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."
"Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair."
"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity."
"It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle."
"Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death."