Carl Jung Quotes (152 quotes)
“All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.”
The Collected Works (1968 edition)
The Psychology of the Child Archetype [Das göttliche Kind] (1941)
“Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes'. What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us.”
The Collected Works of C. G. Jung: The structure and dynamics of the psyche (1960 edition)
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Memories, Dreams, Reflections [Erinnerungen Träume Gedanken] (1963), "America: The Pueblo Indians (Extract from an unpublished MS.)"
“Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.”
Psychological reflections: an anthology of the writings of C. G. Jung (1961 edition)
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Born: July 26, 1875
Died: June 6, 1961 (aged 85)
Bio: Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.
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