- Name: Timothy Leary
- Born: 10/22/1920
- Died: 05/31/1996 (75 years old)
- Occupation: Psychologist, writer
Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer known for his strong advocacy of psychedelic drugs. Opinions of Leary are polarized, ranging from bold oracle to publicity hound. He was “a hero of American consciousness,” according to Allen Ginsberg, and Tom Robbins called him a “brave neuronaut.” But to Louis Menand, it was a put-on: “The only things Leary was serious about were pleasure and renown.” Leary was not a seeker of truth, according to Menand: “He liked women, he liked being the center of attention, and he liked to get high.”
Birth Name: Timothy Francis Leary
School: University of Alabama (BA), Washington State University (MS), University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
Alias: Timothy Francis Leary
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Timothy Leary quotes :
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
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.Timothy Leary