MICHAEL LEWIS QUOTES

American author & psychologist (1937- )

Consciousness is, in fact, what makes us human. It is not thinking that sets us apart from most other animals as many believe but our ability to think about ourselves. Most animals are not self-conscious, and that distinction robs them of the volition and purpose that allow us to determine our own fate--and to alter it as we go along. It is consciousness that makes will what it is--a capacity through which we make choices rather than merely responding to biological impulses. With consciousness we have memories that help us make plans and control the future; we can produce the most radical of discontinuities.

MICHAEL LEWIS, Altering Fate

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We change for the good so long as good exists around us.

MICHAEL LEWIS, Altering Fate

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Time and space are absolute. Diseases are evil spirits that inhabit the body. Parallel lines never meet. The earth is the center of the universe. Children are miniature adults. At one time in history each of these beliefs was generally held to be true. Each, however, gave way to different ideas and even different world views.

MICHAEL LEWIS, Altering Fate

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Freud's theory claimed that particular early experiences determine our future--seal our fate--except, of course, if we are psychoanalyzed.

MICHAEL LEWIS, Altering Fate

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Like Adam, formed from clay, children are formed from the biological material of which they are made or by the hands of their parents.

MICHAEL LEWIS, Altering Fate

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