Sigmund Freud Quotes (235 quotes)
“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.”
Therapy and technique (1963 edition), Scribner Paper Fiction
“Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.”
A Philosophy of Life (Lecture 35) - New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1932)
“The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.”
As quoted in his obituary, in the New York Times, 24 September, 1939
“The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.”
The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis (2012 edition), JHU Press - ISBN: 9781421403540
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSigmund Freud
Born: May 6, 1856
Died: September 23, 1939 (aged 83)
Bio: Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud, was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.