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Sidney Jourard Quotes

Quotes by Sidney Jourard - (8 quotes)

Sidney Jourard - From the Deception category:

We learn to deceive ourselves while we are trying to deceive others. (Sidney Jourard)

Sidney Jourard - From the Growth category:

The experience of surprise is a sign of one's readiness to grow. (Sidney Jourard)

Sidney Jourard - From the Health category:

This loss of self contributes to illness in its myriad forms. (Sidney Jourard)

Sidney Jourard - From the Life category:

We encourage people to believe that there is only one identity, one role, one way for them to be, one value for them to fulfill, rather than a host of possible 'incarnations' to be lived in a lifetime. (Sidney Jourard)

Sidney Jourard - From the Truth category:

Paradoxically, we fail to disclose ourselves to other people because we want so much to be loved. Because we feel that way, we present ourselves as someone we think can be loved and accepted, and we conceal whatever would mar that image. (Sidney Jourard)

Sidney Jourard - From the Understanding category:

We camouflage our true being before others to protect ourselves against criticism or rejection. This protection comes at a steep price... we are misunderstood. When we are misunderstood, especially by family and friends, we join the 'lonely crowd.' Worse... we tend to lose touch with our real selves. (Sidney Jourard)

Sidney Jourard - From the Wonder category:

Amazement and wonder signify that one's concepts of self and of the world and of other people are ready to be re-formed. (Sidney Jourard)

Sidney Jourard - From the Writing category:

The act of writing bears something in common with the act of love... He gives of that which is uniquely himself; he makes himself naked. Recording his nakedness in the written word. Herein lies some of the terror which frequently freezes a writer. (Sidney Jourard)