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Quotations by author » Sigmund Freud
Austrian neurologist and Founder of psychoanalysis. (father of prominent children's psychoanalyst Anna Freud), 1856-1939
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Much of our highly valued cultural heritage has been acquired at the cost of sexuality
Sex
Neither in my private life nor in my writings, have I ever made a secret of being an out and out unbeliever
Secrets
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
Neurosis
Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.
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No matter how much restriction civilization imposes on the individual, he nevertheless finds some way to circumvent it. Wit is the best safety valve modern man has evolved; the more civilization, the more repression, the more need there is for wit."
Wit
No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and falling asleep with flushed cheeks and a blissful smile can escape the reflection that this picture persists as a prototype of the expression of sexual satisfaction in later life.
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No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human beast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed.
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Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
Dreams
One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be 'happy'' is not included in the plan of ''Creation.''
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One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation. . . We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast and very little from a state of things.
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One is very crazy when in love.
LoveMadness
One must not be mean with the affections; what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.
Affection
One... gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed.
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Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past
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Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
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Our knowledge of the historical worth of certain religious doctrines increases our respect for them, but does not invalidate our proposal that they should cease to be put forward as the reasons for the precepts of civilization. On the contrary! Those historical residues have helped us to view religious teachings, as it were, as neurotic relics, and we may now argue that the time has probably come, as it does in an analytic treatment, for replacing the effects of repression by the results of the rational operation of the intellect.
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People are made either to sufffer or to destroy.
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Psychoanalysis is for hysterical pathological cases, not for silly rich American women who should be learning how to darn socks
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Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Religion
Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis
ChildhoodReligion
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