The difference between a neurotic, a psychotic, and a psychiatrist. The neurotic builds castles in the sky, the psychotic lives in them and the psychiatrist collects the rent.
You go to psychiatrist when your slightly cracked and keep going until you're completely broke.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the fraught bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) French playwright, and poet.
It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger it will soon have your whole hand.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.
Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.
If you are well off and can afford to spend ten or twenty-five dollars a day to hire some patient soul to listen to your troubles you can be readjusted to the crazy scheme of things and spare yourself the humiliation of becoming a Christian Scientist. You can have your ego trimmed or removed, as you wish, just like a wart or bunion.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.
Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents shortcomings.
Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) Canadian teacher and writer.