Quotes and Sayings about Psychoanalysis



"The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Impulses, Psychoanalysis, Unconscious)

"In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Money, Science, Common sense, Famous, First, Paradox, Poets, Psychoanalysis, State)

"In psychoanalysis, only the fee is exactly what it seems to be."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Psychoanalysis)

"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."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Successful, Actors, Psychoanalysis)

"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
(Related: Thought, Psychoanalysis, Therapy)

"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."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Listening, Psychoanalysis, Years)

"The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Character, Ambition, Bed, Connection, Psychoanalysis)

"Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It has no mother."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Mother, Father, Psychoanalysis)

"Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Confession, Psychoanalysis)

"I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Experience, Medical, Psychoanalysis, School)

"Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Sex, American, Painting, Psychoanalysis)

"Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Illness, Psychoanalysis, Therapy)

"Psychoanalysis is a terribly efficient instrument, and because it is more and more a prestigious instrument, we run the risk of using it with a purpose for which it was not made for, and in this way we may degrade it."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Purpose, May, Psychoanalysis, Risk)

"As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Experience, Being, May, Psychoanalysis)

"Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Disguise, Man, Psychoanalysis)

"An actor shouldn't undergo psychoanalysis, because there are a lot of things you're better off not knowing."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Actor, Psychoanalysis)