Quotes by Irvin D. Yalom

"Every person must choose how much truth he can stand."
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"Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair."
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"Only the wounded healer can truly heal. (97)"
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"If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic."
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"Some day soon, perhaps in forty years, there will be no one alive who has ever known me. That's when I will be truly dead - when I exist in no one's memory. I thought a lot about how someone very old is the last living individual to have known some person or cluster of people. When that person dies, the whole cluster dies, too, vanishes from the living memory. I wonder who that person will be for me. Whose death will make me truly dead?"
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Books by Irvin D. Yalom

  • The Schopenhauer Cure
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  • November 10th 2020 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics

    (first published June 4th 2000)

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