Quotations on Psychoanalysis

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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.
- Saul Bellow
(Keywords: Psychoanalysis, Unconscious)

The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, Science, Common sense, Famous, First, Paradox, Poets, Psychoanalysis, State)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Listening, Psychoanalysis, Years)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Medical, Psychoanalysis, School)

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Purpose, May, Psychoanalysis, Risk)









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