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Timothy Leary

1989 photo
Born Timothy Francis Leary
(1920-10-22)October 22, 1920
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died May 31, 1996(1996-05-31) (aged 75)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater

University of Alabama (BA 1945)
Washington State Uni. (MS 1946)

Uni. of California, Berkeley (PhD 1950)
Occupation Psychologist, writer

Uni. of California, Berkeley
Kaiser Family Foundation
Harvard University

Known for Psychedelic therapy

1945–55  Marianne Busch
1956–57  Mary Della Cioppa
1964–65  Nena von Schlebrügge
1967–76  Rosemary Woodruff
1978–92  Barbara Chase

Think for yourself and question authority.
Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time.
Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
Science is all metaphor.
Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
Timothy Leary
You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
I’ve left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration.
Timothy Leary
In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.
Timothy Leary
My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
Timothy Leary
You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
The universe is an intelligence test.
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
Timothy Leary
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.
Timothy Leary