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Sigmund Freud


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  • ''What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.''
    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. quoted in Ernest Jones, Sigmund Freud: Life and Work, vol. 3, pt. 1, ch. 4 (1957). Comment on the public burning of his books in Berlin in 1933.
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  • ''A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.''
    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. quoted in Joseph Wortis, Fragments of an Analysis with Freud, ch. 3, Jan. 22, 1935 (1954).
  • ''Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.''
    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Quoted in Memories of a Psycho-analyst, ch. 9, Ernest Jones (1959). "America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen," Freud said on another occasion, "but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success." (Ronald W. Clark, Freud: the Man and his Cause, pt. 3, ch. 12, 1980).
  • ''America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.''
    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Quoted in Ronald W. Clark, Freud: the Man and his Cause, pt. 3, ch. 12 (1980). To his colleague and biographer Ernest Jones (Memories of a Psycho-analyst, ch. 9, 1959), Freud said: "Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake."
  • ''The great question that has never been answered and which I have not get been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a women want?"''
    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist and originator of psychoanalysis. Quoted in Sigmund Freud: Life and Work by Ernest Jones, vol. 2, pt. 3, ch. 16 (1955). Quoted from a letter to Marie Bonaparte.

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