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Among [Applewhite's] other teachings was the classic cult specialty of developing disdain for anyone outside of the Heaven's Gate commune. Applewhite flattered his would-be alien flock that they were an elite elect far superior to the non-initiated humans whom he considered to be deluded zombies.[...]Applewhite effectively fed his paranoid persecution complex to his followers to ensure blind loyalty to the group and himself while fostering alienation from the mundane world. This paradoxical superior/fearful attitude towards “Them” (i.e., anyone who is not one of “Us”) is one of the simplest means of hooking even the most skeptical curiosity seeker into the solipsistic netherworld of a [mentally unbalanced] leader's insecure and threatened worldview.


Zeena Schreck


#mass-suicides #psychopathology #religious-science-fiction #sects #sociology

You cannot separate passion from pathology any more than you can separate a person's spirit from his body.


Richard Selzer


#medical #medicine #passion #pathology #science

Whether I or anyone else accepted the concept of alcoholism as a disease didn't matter; what mattered was that when treated as a disease, those who suffered from it were most likely to recover.


Craig Ferguson


#disease #pathology #recovery #rehab #recovery

Walter had never liked cats. They'd seemed to him the sociopaths of the pet world, a species domesticated as an evil necessary for the control of rodents and subsequently fetishized the way unhappy countries fetishize their militaries, saluting the uniforms of killers as cat owners stroke their animals' lovely fur and forgive their claws and fangs. He'd never seen anything in a cat's face but simpering incuriosity and self-interest; you only had to tease one with a mouse-toy to see where it's true heart lay...cats were all about using people


Jonathan Franzen


#animals #cats #cats-being-needed #dogs #dogs-and-cats

Everything is pathology, except for indifference.


Emile M. Cioran


#except #indifference #pathology

Two features in his personality make-up stand out as particularly pathological. The first is his ‘paranoid’ orientation toward the world. He is suspicious and distrustful of others, tends to feel that others discriminate against him, and feels that others are unfair to him and do not understand him. He is overly sensitive to criticism that others make of him, and cannot tolerate being made fun of. He is quick to sense slight or insult in things others say, and frequently may misinterpret well-meant communications. He feels the great need of friendship and understanding, but he is reluctant to confide in others, and when he does, expects to be misunderstood or even betrayed. In evaluating the intentions and feelings of others, his ability to separate the real situation from his own mental projections is very poor. He not infrequently groups all people together as being hypocritical, hostile, and deserving of whatever he is able to do to them. Akin to this first trait is the second, an ever -present, poorly controlled rage--- easily triggered by any feelings of being tricked, slighted, or labeled inferior by others. For the most part, his rages in the past have been directed at authority figures (297).


Truman Capote


#communication

Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don't fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules.... We don't fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.


Brent Weeks


#psychopathology #death

DeeDee had to have a firm grasp on reality. Yet she knew God was bigger than a pathology report. So she prayed.


K. Howard Joslin


#faith #pathology #prayer #faith

One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.


Alain de Botton


#health #love #pathology #right #wrong

Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears


Nassim Nicholas Taleb


#liars #manipulation #men-and-women #narcissism #narcissists






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