Welcome to the archived web site of
Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
 
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated
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Articles by Dr. Friedman (except where noted otherwise)

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From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | The Way It Is

Holiday Family Gatherings | Cartoons, Jokes and Humor | Poems and Quotes | Song Lyrics, Wit and Wisdom

Jokes, Cartoons and Wisdom

The World According to Robin Williams
 

Frenetic stand-up comedian and actor Robin Williams is a very funny man. Enjoy his unique take on the world.

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You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

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The gift of life is the gift most often returned unopened.

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I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.

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What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong.

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Comedy is acting out optimism.

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Everyone has these two visions when they hold their child for the first time. The first is your child as an adult saying `I want to thank the Nobel Committee for this award.` The other is `You want fries with that?`

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Reality: What a concept!

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Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.

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Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.

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Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?

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If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.

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In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say, "Stop, or I'll say stop again.

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Ah, yes, divorce. . . from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.

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Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!

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Death is nature's way of saying, your table's ready.

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If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

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But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.

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There are no rules. Just follow your heart.

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Seize the day! Make your lives extraordinary.

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Carpe Diem! Seize the day! Carpe per diem-seize the check.

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I'm looking for Miss Right, or at least, Miss Right Now.

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My God. We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins.

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The first time I tried organic wheat bread, I thought I was chewing on roofing material.

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We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

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Go pump some neurons. Expand your craniums.


George Demont Otis      Lucas Valley

I love you with every cell, with every atom. I love you on a subatomic level.

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I was the equivalent of a 98-pound weakling. I would go to the beach and people would throw copies of Byron in my face!

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I'm a very tolerant man, except when it comes to holding a grudge.

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Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.

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Sometimes you've got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It's called fun.

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Sucking all the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone.

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The meek may inherit the earth, but they don't get in to Harvard.

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We're not laughing at you-we're laughing near you.

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What kind of man gives cigarettes to trees?

You're still young. Being a true loser takes years of inaptitude.

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You'd think all of these "atypical" something's would add up to a typical something.

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Politics: "Poli" a Latin word meaning "many"; and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures".

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Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills, no, no. They`d make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while.

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Ballet: Men wearing pants so tight that you can tell what religion they are.

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Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students. Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, `Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.

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The only people flying to Europe will be terrorists, so it will be, "Will you be sitting in armed or unarmed?"

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Mickey Mouse to a three-year-old is a six-foot-tall rat!

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The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, "Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and yelling, "You want a piece of me?"

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She is not perfect. You are not perfect. The question is whether or not you are perfect for each other.

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On stage you're free. You can say and do things that if you said and did any place else, you'd be arrested.

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We're all worms, but I do believe I'm a glowworm.

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When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?

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They're talking about partial nuclear disarmament, which is also like talking about partial circumcision.. you either go all the way or forget it.

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I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church.

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A game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it [golf]

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"His golf bag does not contain a full set of irons."

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You might say he was one taco short of a combination platter.

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Here's a little advice: never eat in a Vietnamese restaurant next to a pound.

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I just want to report the truth. It'll be a nice change of pace. You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome.

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Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, demised, departed and defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God's way of saying, "Slow down."

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Phone call from God. . . Now if it had been collect, it would have been daring!

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[on his acting career]: "All the new people you meet, it`s pretty amazing. The vampire needs new blood. And there is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.

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We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.

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Cricket is basically baseball on Valium.

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I love running cross country. . . On a track, I feel like a hamster."

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Being a famous print journalist is like being the best-dressed woman on radio. I've actually gone to the zoo and had monkeys shout to me from their cages, "I'm in here when you're walking around like that?"

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Shakespeare said, "Kill all the lawyers." There were no agents then.

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There are so many beautiful parts of the world. . . Thailand, Italy, the south of France. There are places in Spain that are astonishing. But here. . . 25 miles and you go up on Mount Tam to see the fog come in; 25 miles the other direction and you're somewhere else that takes your breath away. There's no question this is where I want to live. Never has been.

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If you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.

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The only weapon we have is comedy.

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It's a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you- when he comes down from the mountain and you see he's this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead.


George Demont Otis      Glory of a Sunny Day

 


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