"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates." - Thomas Szasz, M.D., The Second Sin

"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing." - Eric Berne, M.D., Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships

"... there is no sharp or indisputable distinction to be made between what we consider normal and what we consider pathological in the realm of mental functioning. What we call normal and what we call pathological are to be understood as the consequence of differences ... which are of degree rather than of kind." - Charles Brenner, M.D., An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis

"What is constitutive is the action that divides madness, and not the science elaborated once this distinction is made." - Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization

"Nothing could be more mistaken than the now fashionable attempt to apply the methods and concepts of the natural sciences to the solution of social problems." - Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government

"The first consideration is that in his medical school a doctor receives a training which is more or less the opposite of what he would need as a preparation for psycho-analysis." - Sigmund Freud, The Question of Lay Analysis

"Choose your self-presentations carefully, for what starts as a mask may become your face." - Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life