Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Anthony Storr

English Psychiatrist and Author

"There [are] two opposing drives in human nature: the drive toward closeness to other human beings, and the drive toward being independent and self-sufficient."

"Man seems to be a problem-seeking as well as problem-solving animal. We are programmed to change, develop, and meet new challenges until we die."

"It is a tragic paradox that the very qualities that have led to a person's extra-ordinary capacity for success are also those most likely to destroy them."

"Inspiration cannot be willed, although it can be wooed."