Two Freud Quotes

I am placing these two Freud quotes here, for myself, for reference later. They both come from “Explanations, Applications, Orientations” (1933).

“There are so many more people who believe in the miracles of the Blessed Virgin than in the existence of the unconscious.”

“Psychoanalytic activity is arduous and exacting; it cannot well be handled like a pair of glasses that one puts on for reading and takes off when one goes for a walk. As a rule, psychoanalysis possesses the doctor either entirely or not at all. Those psychotherapists who make use of analysis among other methods, occasionally, do not to my knowledge stand on firm analytic ground; they have not accepted the whole of analysis but have watered it down — have drawn its fangs, perhaps; they cannot be counted as analysts. This is, I think, to be regretted. But cooperation in medical practice between an analyst and a psychotherapist who restricts himself to other techniques would serve quite a useful purpose.”


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