“Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future.”
“The eternal problem of the human being is how to structure his waking hours”
“Beautiful friendships” are often based on the fact that the players complement each other with great economy and satisfaction, so that there is a maximum yield with a minimum effort from the games they play with each other.”
“Such a woman is called "Mother's FRIEND" always ready to give judicious Parental advice and living vicariously on the experience of others”
“Pastimes and games are substitutes for the real living of real intimacy.”
“Society frowns upon candidness, except in privacy; good sense knows that it can always be abused; and the Child fears it because of the unmasking which it involves. Hence in order to get away from the ennui of pastimes without exposing themselves to the dangers of intimacy, most people compromise for games when they are available, and these fill the major part of the more interesting hours of social intercourse. That is the social significance of games.”
“Salesman: ‘This one is better, but you can’t afford it.’ Housewife: ‘That’s the one I’ll take.”
“The solitary individual can structure time in two ways: activity and fantasy.”
“In short, a diamond bracelet is a much more honest instrument of courtship than a perforated stomach. She has the option of throwing the jewelry back at him, but she cannot decently walk out on the ulcer. ("Look How Hard I've Been Trying")”
“The eternal problem of the human being is how to structure his waking hours.”
“The position is, then, that at any given moment each individual in a social aggregation will exhibit a Parental, Adult or Child ego state, and that individuals can shift with varying degrees of readiness from one ego state to another.”
“we shared a common interest in how the past effects people—some let it decide who they are, while others make it part of what they will do.”
“As this is written, a sow bug crawls across a desk. If he is turned over on his back, one can observe the tremendous struggle he goes through to get on his feet again. During this interval he has a ‘purpose’ in his life. When he succeeds, one can almost see the look of victory on his face. Off he goes, and one can imagine him telling his tale at the next meeting of sow bugs, looked up to by the younger generation as an insect who has made it. And”
“The essential and similar feature of both procedures and rituals is that they are stereotyped. Once the first transaction has been initiated, the whole series is predictable and follows a predetermined course to a foreordained conclusion unless special conditions arise.”
“Cowboy: ‘Come and see the barn.’ Visitor: ‘I’ve loved barns ever since I was a little girl.”
“В большинстве случаев человек проводит всю жизнь, обманывая мир, а обычно и себя самого.”
“Настоящий человек может быть определен следующим образом: это тот, кто действует спонтанно, но рационально и достойно и учитывает при этом интересы других людей.”
“Раны причиняют боль, но как приятно, когда раны залечиваются”
“ощущение независимости достигается, как мы считаем, высвобождением или пробуждением трех способностей: включённости в настоящее, спонтанности и близости”
“Как утверждают многие клиницисты, невротики обращаются к врачу не для того, чтобы
вылечиться, а чтобы понять, как стать еще лучшим невротиком. Сценарные аналитики
утверждают нечто похожее: пациент приходит не для того, чтобы вылечиться, а чтобы научиться лучше играть в свои игры.”
“компания женщин, каждое утро собирающаяся по очереди в чьем-нибудь доме, чтобы выпить кофе и поиграть в "Непутевого мужа", скорее всего окажет весьма прохладный прием новой соседке, которая хочет играть во "Все замечательно".”
“На основе жизненной позиции, занимаемой человеком, нетрудно сделать вывод о том, какое у него было детство.”
“очень многие охотнее тратят деньги на выпивку, наркотики и азартные игры, чем на психиатрическую помощь, которая могла бы их спасти.”
“One less desirable aspect of democracy is that it seems to require serious demonization of the enemy if the nation and public opinion are to be galvanized sufficiently to pay a serious price in blood or treasure at war.”
“The human mind needs boundaries. Without them it would fall in on itself, like a crushed honeycomb.”
“He couldn't take his eye off that dragon
There was something odd about the swaying of his tail
...he watched his curved and voluptuous reptilian legs move with grace...
...its stare was docile and...loving...
He wanted that creature
He wanted him all to himself
He slapped his forehead, "Get ahold of yourself, George. It's a dragon!"
He couldn't hold himself
He followed the dragon-shifter into its cave
From Lonely George and the Dragon God, a standalone story deriving from the universe built in Dragons and Cicadas.”
“Да замина далеч да си тръгна.
Аз да си тръгна от Нава… Ако зависеше от мен, за нищо на света не бих го направил. В Нава модерните технологии и такива работи не бяха познати, нямаше електричество. За да си светим, използвахме газени лампи. Но в Нава имаше ябълки. Там виждах узряването на плодовете – цветовете се разтваряха и пред очите ми се превръщаха в плод. Не че тук цветовете не се превръщат в плод, ала не го виждаш. И звездите. Безброй. Луната. Помня, че за да пестим газ, понякога се хранехме през нощта на открито – на лунна светлина…
…Имахме огромен двор с ябълкови дървета, череши, нарове, праскови, кайсии и черници. Стените на оградата са от кал и са наистина дебели, повече от един метър. Ядяхме кисело мляко(йогурт), което сами си приготвяхме: подобно е на гръцкото, но е далеч по-хубаво. Имахме крава и две овчици, имахме си поле за отглеждане за жито, което носехме за мелене в мелницата.
Ето това е Нава и ако зависеше от мен, нямаше да я напусна.”
“There’s nothing wrong with ordinary. I just prefer to shoot for extraordinary.”
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