„I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed.“

"Carpe Noctem, If You Can", Credos and Curios (1962)
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„The barbarian is egotistic enough to suppose that an Infinite Being is constantly doing something, or failing to do something, on his account. But as man rises in the scale of civilization, as he becomes really great, he comes to the conclusion that nothing in Nature happens on his account—that he is hardly great enough to disturb the motions of the planets.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

Rome, or Reason? A Reply to Cardinal Manning. Part I. The North American Review (1888)
Kontext: As a rule, an individual is egotistic in the proportion that he lacks intelligence. The same is true of nations and races. The barbarian is egotistic enough to suppose that an Infinite Being is constantly doing something, or failing to do something, on his account. But as man rises in the scale of civilization, as he becomes really great, he comes to the conclusion that nothing in Nature happens on his account—that he is hardly great enough to disturb the motions of the planets.

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„I wish I could prove that he hypnotized me… That would give me a reason for doing such a dumb thing.“

—  Lana Turner American actress 1921 - 1995

On her seventh and final marriage to Ronald Dante, a nightclub hypnotist, quoted in interview with Bryant Grumbel (1982).
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„Listen,' he said. 'It's important. We are all. Free. To do. Whatever. We want. To do.“

—  Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936

Quelle: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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