The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
No matter what happens to us in life, we tend to think of it as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ And most of us tend to use the ‘bad’ label three to 10 times as often as the ‘good’ label. And when we say something is bad, the odds grow overwhelming that we will experience it as such.
If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
I was a very, I think, lonely kid, very introspective. I felt very much at odds with my environment and my culture… Probably a genetic flaw. I can’t really explain it.