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Rollo May

Read through the most famous quotes from Rollo May

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.

— Rollo May


Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all.

— Rollo May

#solitude #introspection

In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.

— Rollo May

#quiet #solitude #creativity

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.

— Rollo May


The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity.

— Rollo May


The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt. (p. 21)

— Rollo May

#conviction #doubt #courage

One must have at least a readiness to love the other person, broadly speaking, if one is to be able to understand him.

— Rollo May

#love #love

Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have be the same person. (p. 35)

— Rollo May

#saint #courage

A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.

— Rollo May

#myths #myth

Artistic symbols and myths speak out of the primordial, preconscious realm of the mind which is powerful and chaotic. Both symbol and myth are ways of bringing order and form into this chaos.

— Rollo May

#existentialism #myth #symbol #art

About Rollo May

Did you know about Rollo May?

An innocent is only doing what he or Rollo May must do. He claims that by shifting anxiety to a fear one can therefore discover incentives to either avoid the feared object or find the means to remove this fear of it. May wrote this book with the intentions of it being easily read yet still providing all the information that came from the research in studying the cause and effects of anxiety.

May was a close friend of the philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich who also had a significant influence on his work. He is often associated with both humanistic psychology and existentialist philosophy. He was the author of the influential book Love and Will which was publiRollo Mayd in 1969.

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