quote by Thomas Szasz

If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.

— Thomas Szasz

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I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium and symptoms of schizophrenia.

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.

' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

For schizophrenia, the recovery rate with drug therapy is under 15%.

With nutritional therapy, the recovery rate is 80%.

Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.

If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

I have a son, who is a... not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.

I tell patients that tranquilizers alone never cure anyone.

They merely reduce the intensity of the symptoms and make life slightly more endurable. They create a better behaved, chronic dependent person. Only with orthomolecular treatment can the majority of schizophrenic patients hope to become well and normally independent.

Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening.

The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered.

I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare.

There is no difference between acute schizophrenia and a world at war.

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.

A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia.

You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.

In order for him to believe sincerely in eternity, others had to share in this belief, because a belief that no one else shares is called schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is the name for a condition that most psychiatrists ascribe to patients they call schizophrenic.

Oh, and I certainly don't suffer from schizophrenia. I quite enjoy it. And so do I.

The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease.

We children of schizophrenics are the great secret keepers, the ones who don't want you to think that anything is wrong.

I know," he said in almost bored contemplation.

"My manners suck. I like to chalk it up to a dissatisfying childhood." "I'd chalk it up to that narcissistic personality disorder laces with a smidgen of schizophrenia. Your mother would be proud.

Why is it that when we talk to God, it's called 'prayer,' but when God speaks to us, it's called schizophrenia?

My father is schizophrenia, but he's good people.

Schizophrenia demons live in my head.

I feel like schizoid is a precursor to schizophrenia or manic depression.

I feel like I'm manic. I have parts of schizoid, parts of Asperger's. I'm a smorgasbord of neuroses.

I am a woman with chronic schizophrenia.

I have spent hundreds of days in psychiatric hospitals. I could have ended up living most of my life on a back ward, but things turned out quite differently.

Please hear this: There are not ‘schizophrenics,’ there are people with schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.

I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior, but we are also the police force of it.

Living with bipolar, schizophrenia or any other mental condition takes a recognition that one has a chronic condition that needs managing. The management can be through pharmaceutical intervention, talk therapy, mindfulness programmes, diet and exercise changes, all kinds of things.

There are not schizophrenics. There are people with schizophrenia and these people may be your spouse, they may be your child, they may be your neighbor, they may be your friend, they may be your coworker.

Conventional psychiatry has emphasized the genetic roots of psychosis based on the claim that twin and other studies show that schizophrenia is 80% heritable, which means that 80% of the cause is genetic.

There are people who are convinced supernatural forces are at work, but I've no idea. I suspect 'possession' might be a psychological thing, like schizophrenia. We all think we know things, but we don't know a damn thing. Whether God exists, why we're here... Nobody really knows any of it.

So wie die Verruecktheit in einem hoeheren Sinn, der Anfang aller Weisheit ist, so ist die Schizophrenie der Anfang aller Kunst, aller Phantasie. (As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy.)

I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.

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