Alienation Quotes

By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the center of his world, as the creator of his own acts, but his acts and their consequences have become his masters, whom he obeys, or whom he may even worship. The alienated person is out of touch with himself as he is out of touch with any other person. He, like the others, is experienced as things are experienced; with the senses and with common sense, but at the same time without being related to oneself and to the world outside positively. - Erich Fromm

 

In the 19th century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the 20th century it means schizoid self-alienation. - Erich Fromm

 

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.- D. Laing

 

Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total, and it was this total alienation that was the biggest obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness.- Bruno Bauer

 

The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.- Eugenio Montale

 

There's a streak of alienation running through this culture, ... There's a streak of braininess, obsessiveness. I mean, anybody can use a computer, but not anybody's a geek.- Jon Katz

 

A diamond in the rough is worth just as much as a diamond in the clear.- Maxwell Ingram

 

Now, my evil sense of alienation is eliminated, since I have heard the Praises of the Lord with my ears.- Granth Sahib

 

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings. - Ronald David Laing

 

Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to. - Bob Dyla