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Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: Animals have instincts, we have taxes.


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Choose your self-presentations carefully, for what starts out as a mask may become your face.

Choose your self-presentations carefully, for what starts out as a mask may become your face.



The self... is not an organic thing that has a specific location, whose fundamental fate is to be born, to mature, to die; it is a dramatic effect arising diffusely from a scene that is presented.

The self... is not an organic thing that has a specific location, whose fundamental fate is to be born, to mature, to die; it is a dramatic effect arising diffusely from a scene that is presented.



The normal and the stigmatized are not persons, but perspectives.

The normal and the stigmatized are not persons, but perspectives.



All the world is not, of course, a stage, but the crucial ways in which it isn’t are not easy to specify

All the world is not, of course, a stage, but the crucial ways in which it isn’t are not easy to specify



Stigma is a process by which the reaction of others spoils normal identity.

Stigma is a process by which the reaction of others spoils normal identity.



Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way.

Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way.



Society is an insane asylum ran by the inmates.

Society is an insane asylum ran by the inmates.



Any group of persons – prisoners, primitives, pilots, or patients – develop a life of their own that becomes meaningful, reasonable and normal once you get close to it.

Any group of persons – prisoners, primitives, pilots, or patients – develop a life of their own that becomes meaningful, reasonable and normal once you get close to it.



Approved attributes and their relation to face make every man his own jailer; this is a fundamental social constraint even though each man may like his cell.

Approved attributes and their relation to face make every man his own jailer; this is a fundamental social constraint even though each man may like his cell.



There seems to be no agent more effective than another person in bringing a world for oneself alive, or, by a glance, a gesture, or a remark, shriveling up the reality in which one is lodged.

There seems to be no agent more effective than another person in bringing a world for oneself alive, or, by a glance, a gesture, or a remark, shriveling up the reality in which one is lodged.





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The present is too often squandered grieving the past or fearing the future, which makes the present nothing more than a cheap facsimile of what was or what will be instead of what it could be.

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