Ernest Becker Quotes

Ernest Becker Quotes

The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.

the best existential analysis of the human condition leads directly into the problems of God and faith

We are gods with anuses.

Obviously, all religions fall far short of their own ideals.

Man is literally split in two: he has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order blindly and dumbly to rot and disappear forever.

[Man] literally drives himself into a blind obliviousness with social games, psychological tricks, personal preoccupations so far removed from the reality of his situation that they are forms of madness, but madness all the same.

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