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" The masculine spirit is under assault. It's obvious. "
" My publication record puts me in the top 0.5 percent of psychologists. "
" You can say, 'Well, isn't it unfortunate that chaos is represented by the feminine' - well, it might be unfortunate, but it doesn't matter, because that is how it's represented. It's been represented like that forever. And there are reasons for it. You can't change it. It's not possible. This is underneath everything. "
" Life is tragic. You are tiny and flawed and ignorant and weak, and everything else is huge, complex, and overwhelming. "
" The highly functional infrastructure that surrounds us, particularly in the West, is a gift from our ancestors: the comparatively uncorrupt political and economic systems, the technology, the wealth, the lifespan, the freedom, the luxury, and the opportunity. "
" I have a hard time figuring out what kind of box to put me in, too, because I don't know exactly what's going on around me or why. But I need to stay outside of boxes because then I can look at what's inside of them without being part of them. "
" You can think of the entire Internet as a place where ideas embodied in cyberspace are having a war, and it's not much different than the war of gods in heaven, which has been taking place since there's been human beings. "
" I am not going to be a mouthpiece for language that I detest. "
" It's in the best interest of the radical left types - best psychological and strategic interest - to refuse to admit to the possibility that reasonable people can object to their ideological staff. Because if reasonable people objected, that would imply that their ideological stance is not reasonable. "
" If the standard transsexual person wants to be regarded as he or she, my sense is I'll address you according to the part that you appear to be playing. "
" The idea that women were oppressed throughout history is an appalling theory. "
" I've 20,000 hours of clinical practice; you're not naive after the first few thousand. I've helped people deal with things that most people can't imagine. "
" The right-wingers don't want to admit that for some people, there are no jobs; they think that conscientiousness in and of itself will do the trick. "
" Abortion is clearly wrong. "
" Accept the terrible responsibility of life with eyes wide open. "
" Our physiological constitution is obviously a product of Darwinian processes, insofar as you buy the evolutional theory as a generative, as an account of the mechanism that generated us. Our physiology evolved, our behaviors evolved, and our accounts of those behaviors, both successful and unsuccessful, evolved. "
" You can't have a value structure without a hierarchy. They're the same thing because a value structure means one thing takes precedence over another. "
" It isn't generally the case that liberals dominate entire hierarchies. That isn't generally how it works, because the hierarchies are usually set up so that conservatives fill up the hierarchies; it's in the nature of hierarchy. "
" The multiplication force of technology on cognitive differences is massive. "
" To me, ideology is corrupt; it's a parasite on religious structures. To be an ideologue is to have all of the terrible things that are associated with religious certainty and none of the utility. If you're an ideologue, you believe everything that you think. If you're religious, there's a mystery left there. "
" I've done some analysis of the biblical stories as part of my psychological work. I knew that I had more to do, and every time I've done it, it's been extremely valuable. It makes me a better teacher because I have a richer understanding of cultural history. "
" It is more difficult to rule yourself than to rule a city. "
" To master a new technology, you have to play with it. "
" I'm a practical person. I'm not too bad a carpenter. I can renovate houses. "
" One of the things I've told men over and over and over and over is if you're being rejected by all the women that you approach, it's not the women! "
" I've studied authoritarianism for a very long time - for 40 years - and they're started by people's attempts to control the ideological and linguistic territory. "
" If you're talking to a man who wouldn't fight with you under any circumstances whatsoever, then you're talking to someone for whom you have absolutely no respect. "
" We have to rediscover the eternal values and then live them out. "
" I do believe that there are places where the mythological and the literal touch. "
" You should do what other people do, unless you have a very good reason not to. "
" The book, '12 Rules For Life,' is a very serious book. There's elements of humor in it, but I'm trying to struggle with things at the deepest possible level and to explain to people why it's necessary to live a upstanding and noble and moral and truthful and responsible life, and why there's hell to pay if you don't do that. "