Norman O. Brown
Quotations


The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation. The human body is an energy system . . . which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction; we destroy in order to make it new.

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.

The money complex is the demonic, and the demonic is Godís ape; the money complex is therefore the heir to and substitute for the religious complex, an attempt to find God in things.

I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property.

The boundary line between self and external world bears no relation to reality; the distinction between ego and world is made by spitting out part of the inside, and swallowing in part of the outside.



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