Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Quotations from Jordan Peterson


“Women select men. That makes them nature, because nature is what selects. And you can say "Well it's only symbolic that women are nature", it's like no, it's not just symbolic. The woman is the gatekeeper to reproductive success. And you can't get more like nature than that, in fact it's the very definition of nature.”

“Of course, my socialist colleagues and I weren’t out to hurt anyone – quite the reverse. We were out to improve things – but we were going to start with other people. I came to

see the temptation in this logic, the obvious flaw, the danger – but could also see that it did not exclusively characterize socialism. Anyone who was out to change the world by changing others was to be regarded with suspicion. The temptations of such a position were too great to be resisted.”

"People do not care whether or not they succeed, they care about whether or not they fail."

"Income inequality is increasing, and you might ask yourself why is that? Well that's what income does."

"Everybody acts out a myth,
but very few people know what their myth is.
And you should know what your myth is,
because it might be a tragedy.
And maybe you don't want it to be."


  1. David in Ukraine18 January 2018 at 14:15

    Not a direct quote but my own summary of one of Dr Petersons talks:

    Life is like Hamlet, its a tragedy because in the last act everyone dies.

    But although life is a tragedy you don't have to make it a catastrophe.

  2. Every life is tragic and comic.