Interesting quotations

Here is some quotations, that I find interesting. Hope you will like it.

Years ago, conservative TV talk show host Joe Pyne, who had a wooden leg, had Frank Zappa as a guest. He began by saying, "So I guess your long hair makes you a woman." Without missing a beat, Frank replied, "So I guess your wooden leg makes you a table," and Joe Pyne looked stunned.
"It's Just Not Fair!"
by Steve Andreas

The mechanics of your fear-cycle
Remember you are studying the 'mechanics' of your fear. You are examining how and not why you do it. 

Please don't ask me what the score is, I'm not even sure what the game is.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

Greek philosophers first turned their attention to linear thought in the 5th Century B.C. Since then, it has been almost universally accepted that everything that has a beginning must be caused by something else. The Scottish philosopher David Hume disagreed with the early Greeks. Hume held the idea that the causal relationship between two events occurring in sequence is nothing more than a habit of mind. In 1739, he wrote A Treatise of Human Nature which is an analytical rejection of the commonly established ideas of causation. Hume rejected the idea that everything that has a beginning must be caused by something else.
The Systemic Nature of the Mind and Body
and How it Relates to Health
by Kris Hallbom

How frail the wand, but how profound the spell! 
--Clarence R. Wylie Jr. 

"What is possible?"
Instead of focusing on what is possible, many people spend a lot of time thinking about what they don't have.

For many years people have been saying that we only use 10% of our brains. We dont know how they came up with that figure, but probably the intent was to convince people that they were capable of much more than they had previously believed. It can be useful to note that using 100% of our brain is not particularly usefulthat is what happens during an epileptic seizure or electroshock treatment. The problem is not that we are using only 10%, but that we are sometimes using the wrong 10%. When doing a particular task well, we may well be using considerably less than 1% of our brain, but it is the appropriate 1%. What we accomplish when we successfully anchor a resource is to find the exact missing neurology that is needed for a particular outcome. 
Selecting a Resource to Anchor
by Steve and Connirae Andreas 

There is an old joke that neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them, and psychiatrists collect the rent. The task of NLP is to build stairways, or transitions, so that people can actually reach their desired outcomes easily (without becoming psychotic, and without paying rent to psychiatrists!).
Selecting a Resource to Anchor
by Steve and Connirae Andreas 

Interestingly, there is a set of cognitive/emotional states that are quite different, and that do not have negative or unpleasant aspects. Curiously, they all center around a state of interest, curiosity, attention, or understanding: interestingly, curiously, surprisingly, understandably, etc. Something unpleasant can be just as interesting as something pleasantthe state of interest or fascination itself is always positive and enjoyable. You probably never heard anyone complain about being curious. Oh I had this awful curiosity last nightit was terrible!
Since these cognitive qualifiers miraculously never have negative states associated with them, they are truly universal resources, which can be used with any experience. And since a state of curiosity or interest is an excellent resource state for learning and change, this kind of cognitive qualifier is a wonderful state to use in beginning to understand and process a difficulty.
What makes a good NLPer? 
by Steve Andreas

When someone thinks of a problem they usually will have a still picture as a representation of it. Simply asking them to allow that still image to become a movie of the event can be a profound intervention, because this will recover the complete sequence of which the problem is only a small part. The movie will have far more information than the still picture, and often this information will be very useful in reaching a resolution. And since the moving image is already moving and changing, it is much easier to introduce additional useful changes than if it were a fixed still image.
What makes a good NLPer? 
by Steve Andreas

However, if the resource state precedes the difficult situation, the person will not even experience it as a problem. In fact, this is what most of us experience thousands of times a day, without even noticing it. Every day we are faced with a myriad of tasks, from reaching into a pocket or purse for car keys to speaking with someone on the telephone or reading an article such as this. As long as we have robust behavioral resources to deal with these situations, we don't think of them as problems.
What makes a good NLPer? 
by Steve Andreas

At best, libido is a part of a dualistic weltanschauung, of the struggle between Eros and Thanatos.
Freud quoted by Frederick Perls

Not every instance of external support is pathological. The middle aged person needing glasses because he has become too far-sighted, the truly sick person, the man who realizes that a job cannot be done single- handed-they should not all try to be self-supportive. 
In these and other cases we would have to use another word: self-sufficient. To be self-sufficient is often a matter of spite, however: "I can do it all by myself." Masturbation, for example, is a demonstration of self-sufficiency, but it can also be a symptom of lacking libidinal support for adequate contact. It is not always easy to distinguish whether we deal with a symptom of self-sufficiency, that is, of withdrawal, or of self-support, that is, of contact.
Frederick Perls

I often like to start with a pedantic exercise: I ask the patient to start every sentence with the word "now " or even "here and now," as "now I am lying on a couch, now I don't know what to say, now I feel my heart beating, now I am thinking of the quarrel I had yesterday with my wife." In the last remarks, the connection between his experiencing a slight anxiety attack and talking about the relation with his wife is obvious.
Frederick S. Perls, Ph.D.

By the way, if you think I'm just being pedantic, let me finish by highlighting just two of the messages I found in this book:
-Proactivity is better than anything. If your boss is an ignorant tyrant, be proactive in sucking up to him before anyone else gets in as No. 1 yes man (pp.86-88) 
-Practise emotional blackmail wherever you can. Treat other people nicely so that they "owe you one" (Covey calls this creating an "emotional bank account"!) (pp.188-202). 
According to Scott DeGarmo, Editor-in-Chief of Success magazine: this book is "Destined to be the personal leadership handbook of the decade."
Personally I think it should have a warning "This book can seriously damage your mental health" stamped on every page.

Richard years ago once said reframing was really limited by itself... and that he found something which was MUCH better... he called it... (correct PlayR those are the two). He called it REBLAMING.

Pacing and leading must be interlaced anyway. In the end when rapport is present who's pacing who?
Joseph Riggio

Sandworm I learned the hard way that if you are selling something hard to believe, give lots of free samples. 

Jonathan If you don't believe you're beautiful, just act AS IF you are. You will be. 

AccessNLP It's amazing to me how often problems in the external world dissolve, when I dissolve them in my head. 

Вадим Сысуев

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