Sigmund Freud Quotes.
Love is a state of temporary psychosis.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well.
Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.
Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
The ego is not master in its own house.
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.