Anthony Storr Quotes

 

It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.

— Anthony Storr

With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.

— Anthony Storr

Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.

— Anthony Storr

The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I’ve seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy.

— Anthony Storr

Since I was not able wholly to subscribe to any one set of beliefs advanced by any ‘guru’ I had to fall back on my own, however derivative.

— Anthony Storr

It’s not psychopathology that counts. It’s what you do with it.

— Anthony Storr

If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.

— Anthony Storr

I want to show that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place.

— Anthony Storr

I owed Lewis one thing, at least. Once you had suffered the experience of presenting a case at one of his Monday morning conferences, no other public appearance, whether on radio, TV or the lecture platform, could hold any terrors for you.

— Anthony Storr

I get intrigued by a puzzle, and writing a book is the best way to solve it.

— Anthony Storr

The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner.

— Anthony Storr

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