Quotes by psychoanalysis

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  • Sir Peter Medawar
    Sir Peter Medawar
    British biologist and immunologist
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    Considered in its entirety, psychoanalysis won't do. It's an end product, moreover, like a dinosaur or a zeppelin; no better theory can ever be erected on its ruins, which will remain for ever one of the saddest and strangest of all landmarks in the history of twentieth-century thought.
  • Albert Ellis
    Albert Ellis
    American psychologist 1913-2007
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    I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
  • Albert Ellis
    Albert Ellis
    American psychologist 1913-2007
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    I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis, but the analysts weren't listening to my objections. So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
    Sigmund Freud
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    It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger it will soon have your whole hand.
  • Michel Foucault
    Michel Foucault
    French Essayist, Philosopher 1926-1984
    Michel Foucault
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    Psychoanalysis can unravel some of the forms of madness; it remains a stranger to the sovereign enterprise of unreason. It can neither limit nor transcribe, nor most certainly explain, what is essential in this enterprise.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
    Carl Jung
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    Psychoanalysis cannot be considered a method of education if by education we mean the topiary art of clipping a tree into a beautiful artificial shape. But those who have a higher conception of education will prize most the method of cultivating a tree so that it fulfils to perfection its own natural conditions of growth.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Psychoanalysis is an attempt to examine a person's self-justifications. Hence it can be undertaken only with the patient's cooperation and can succeed only when the patient has something to gain by abandoning or modifying his system of self-justification.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.
  • Saul Bellow
    Saul Bellow
    American writer 1915-
    Saul Bellow
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    Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis
    American Actress, Producer 1908-1989
    Bette Davis
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    Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
    Walter Benjamin
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    The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
    Karl Kraus
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    The ultimate aim of psychoanalysis is to attribute art to mental weakness, and then to trace the weakness back to the point where, according to analytic dogma, it originated - namely, the lavatory.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    There are cases where psychoanalysis works worse than anything else. But who said that psychoanalysis was to be applied always and everywhere.
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