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Richard D. Rosen Quotes

It isn't sufficient just to want -- you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

Category: Action

If we ever do end up acting just like rats or Pavlov's dogs, it will be largely because behaviorism has conditioned us to do so.

Category: Behavior

Confession, alas, is the new handshake.

Category: Confession

It's apparent that we can't proceed any further without a name for this institutionalized garrulousness, this psychological patter, this need to catalogue the ego's condition. Let's call it psychobabble, this spirit which now tyrannizes conversation in the seventies.

Category: Conversation

Psychobabble is... a set of repetitive verbal formalities that kills off the very spontaneity, candor, and understanding it pretends to promote. It's an idiom that reduces psychological insight to a collection of standardized observations, that provides a frozen lexicon to deal with an infinite variety of problems.

Category: Jargon

Are you going out after the truth, or are you going out after something you believe?

Category: Truth

If anything characterizes the cultural life of the seventies in America, it is an insistence on preventing failures of communication.

Category: Twentieth Century