„Classifying thoughts, feelings and behaviors as diseases is a logical and semantic error, like classifying whale as fish.“

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1920 - 2012

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„There is no single cause for any disturbance of the total organism, whether this be expressed as a behavior pattern often labeled psychiatric entity, or a physical disturbance classified as a somatic disease.“

—  Roy R. Grinker, Sr. American psychiatrist and neurologist 1900 - 1993

Grinker and Robbins (1954) cited in: Eugene Frederick Hahn (1956) Stuttering: significant theories and therapies. p. 17

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„We are standing on a whale fishing for minnows.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Episode 2, Chapter 19
The Power of Myth (1988)

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„[To Mr. Johnson] If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774

From James Boswell's Life of Johnson (1791), April 27, 1773.

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„Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding.“

—  Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.

Misattributed to Plato in Laws by Conservapedia http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_Quotes. Actual source: William Fleming, as quoted in Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay by Samuel Austin Allibone, 1816–1889. http://www.bartleby.com/349/authors/74.html

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„you can’t use logic on human behavior.“

—  Jeff Lindsay, livro Dearly Devoted Dexter

Fonte: Dearly Devoted Dexter

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„We are like fish
In this vast sea.
And Satan fishes
For you and me.“

—  Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915

"Monish" (translated in J. Leftwich. Golden Peacock. Sci-Art, 1939, p. 56.), 1888.

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„The Japanese have hit the shores like dead fish. They're just like dead fish washing up on the shores.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011

As quoted in Playboy (February 1985)

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