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human condition Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about human condition
  1. #1
    “Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it’s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that’s really chewing on us.”
  2. #2
    “Americans believe in the reality of “race” as a defined, indubitable feature of the natural world. Racism––the need to ascribe bone-deep features to people and then humiliate, reduce, and destroy them-––inevitably follows from this inalterable condition.”
  3. #3
    “Scattered all over the Zone.”
  4. #4
    “Many people suffer because of the false supposition on which they have based their lives. That supposition is that there should be no fear or loneliness, no confusion or doubt. But these sufferings can only be dealt with creatively when they are understood as wounds integral to our human condition. ”
  5. #5
    “When someone comes with his loneliness to the minister, he can only expect that his loneliness will be understood and felt, so that he no longer has to run away from it but can accept it as an expression of his basic human condition.”
  6. #6
    “We don’t care about assigning blame for the human condition, we just want to cure it.”
  7. #7
    “Father needs some kind of book to read to people who are dying or in terrible pain. I don’t suppose you’ve written anything like that.”
  8. #8
    “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow.”