Psychological issues, questions and insights come from a wide variety of perspectives, ranging from classical world to contemporary sources. The quotations in this book are drawn from more than 1300 people in many walks of life, including novelists, playwrights, poets, physicians, biologists mathematicians, philosophers, politicians, artists, comedians and, of course, psychologists.
The book has both subject and author indexes and will be a valuable reference tool, or may be read for entertainment, or to embellish a speech or paper.
Includes quotations from:
Woody Allen, Aristotle, Jane Austen, Alan Bennett, Tony Blair, William Blake, Michael Caine, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Charles Dickens, Albert Einstein, George Eliot, E.M. Forster, Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, William James, Carl Jung, D.H. Lawrence, Roger McGough, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Camille Paglia, Dorothy Parker, Raj Persaud, Jean Piaget, Steven Pinker, Dennis Potter, Will Self, Vikram Seth, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Margaret Thatcher, Peter Ustinov, Kurt Vonnegut, Lev Vygotsky, Irvine Welsh, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf and many others.
Margaret Martlew is a lecturer in psychology at Sheffield University.