Eric Berne

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Eric Berne (May 10, 1910July 15, 1970) was an American psychiatrist and writer, best known as the creator of Transactional analysis, and as the author of Games People Play: the Psychology of Human Relations (1964).


  • Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs, and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others.
    • What Do You Say After You Say Hello? (1973)
  • A healthy person goes "Yes," "No," and "Whoopee!" An unhealthy person goes "Yes, but," "No, but," and "No whoopee."
  • No man is a hero to his wife's psychiatrist.

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