Quotes About Psychology

I prefer neurotic people.  I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
Stephen Sondheim

The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Carl Jung

Work and love—these are the basics.  Without them, there is neurosis.
Theodor Reik

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone’s neurosis.
William Styron

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

When depression is stigmatized as illness and weakness, a double bind is created: if we admit to depression, we will be stigmatized by others; if we feel it but do not admit it, we stigmatize ourselves, internalizing the social judgment. . . . The only remaining choice may be truly sick behavior: to experience no emotion at all.
Lesley Hazelton

Neurosis seems to be a human privilege.
Sigmund Freud

Castles in the air—they are so easy to take refuge in.  And so easy to build as well.
Henrik Ibsen

Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats.
Douglas Busch

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
John Milton

The object of all psychology is to give us a totally different idea of the things we know best.
Paul Valery

Many of the quests for status symbols—the hot automobile, the best table in a restaurant or a private chat with the boss—are shadowy reprises of infant anxieties. . . . The larger office, the corner space, the extra window are the teddy bears and tricycles of adult office life.
Willard Gaylin

We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.  Persons who are secure with a transcendental system of values and a deep sense of moral duties are possessors of values which no man and no catastrophe can take from them.
Francis J. Braceland

Psychoanalysis . . . shows the human infant as the passive recipient of love, unable to bear hostility.  Development is the learning to love actively and to bear rejection.
Karl Stern



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