2013-09-18T00:04:49+01:00

If children could, if adults knew.

just a couple of quotes from Sigmund Freud

  • Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
  • Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
  • Time spent with cats is never wasted.
  • The madman is a dreamer awake.
  • When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.
  • Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to taking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.
  • If children could, if adults knew.
  • The motive forces of phantasies are unsatisfied wishes, and every single phantasy is the fulfillment of a wish, a correction of unsatisfying reality.
  • We are what we are because we have been what we have been.
  • But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.
  • The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.

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