Eric Berne quotes

  • The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Nature #Boys #Equality

  • Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Past #Awareness #Here And Now

  • Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Games #Compromise #Intimacy

  • Love is nature's psychotherapy.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Love #Love Is #Psychotherapy

  • Losers spend time explaining why they lost. Losers spend their lives thinking about what they're going to do. They rarely enjoy doing what they're doing.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Thinking #Loser #Enjoy

  • Every man must, in a measure, be alone in the world. No heart was ever cast in the same mould as that which we bear within us.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Heart #Men #World

  • The eternal problem of the human being is how to structure his waking hours
    -- Eric Berne

    #Waking #Problem #Hours

  • Human life [is] ... a process of filling in time until the arrival of death, or Santa Claus, with very little choice, if any, of what kind of business one is going to transact during the long wait.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Life #Long #Choices

  • A healthy person goes 'Yes,' 'No,' and 'Whoopee!' An unhealthy person goes 'Yes, but,' 'No, but,' and 'No whoopee.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Health #Healthy #Unhealthy

  • No man is a hero to his wife's psychiatrist.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Hero #Men #Wife

  • Such a woman is called "Mother's FRIEND" always ready to give judicious Parental advice and living vicariously on the experience of others
    -- Eric Berne

    #Mother #Giving #Advice

  • Awareness means the capacity to see a coffeepot and hear the birds sing in one's own way and not the way one was taught.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Mean #Bird #Way

  • Whatever you do, think of next morning's headlines.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Life #Morning #Thinking

  • Some say that one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Love Is #Half #Bread

  • The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Destiny #Skulls #Goes On

  • Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs, and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Giving #Design #Persons

  • Each person decides in early childhood how he will live and how he will die... His trivial behavior may be decided by reason, but his important decisions have already been made: what kind of person he will marry, how many children he will have, what kind of bed he will die in... It is incredible to think, at first, that man's fate, all his nobility and all his degradation, is decided by a child no more than six years old, and usually three... (but) it is very easy to believe by looking at what is happening in the world today, and what happened yesterday, and seeing what will happen tomorrow.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Children #Believe #Fate

  • We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Frogs #Birth #Born

  • A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses.
    -- Eric Berne

    #Inspirational #Failure #Winning