Rollo May

1909 -

A Quote by Rollo May on community, communication, intimacy, understanding, and relationship

Communication leads to community, that is, understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Contributed by: Your Fantasy

A Quote by Rollo May

Carl Jung once remarked that the serious problems of life are never solved, and if it seems that they have been solved, something important has been lost.

The paradox of love is that it is the highest degree of awareness of the self as a person and the highest degree of absorption in the other. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin asks, in The Phenomenon of Man, "At what moment do lovers come into the most complete possession of themselves, if not when they are lost in each other?"

These forms of the society are molded and presented first of all by artists. It is the artists who teach us to see, who break the ground in the enlargement of our consciousness; they point the way toward the new dimensions of experience which we have, in any given period, been missing.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Source: Love and Will

Contributed by: sean

A Quote by Rollo May on love, consciousness, joy, fulfillment, intensity, and positivity

To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive - to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Contributed by: Jaleesa

A Quote by Rollo May on commitment, doubt, and relationships

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Rollo May on cats, choice, commitment, courage, day, decisions, dignity, growth, instinct, nature, people, women, and worth

The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Rollo May on courage, creativity, simplicity, and talent

Creativity is neither the product of neurosis nor simple talent, but an intense courageous encounter with the Gods.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Rollo May on habits, irony, and losing

It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Rollo May on facts, relationships, and tenderness

Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union.

Rollo May (1909 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

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