The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.
- Sigmund Freud
Depression is rage spread thin.
- George Santayana
Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.
- G.K. Chesterton
Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all.
Handwriting is autobiography.
- Carrie Latet
The sun is nature’s Prozac.
- Astrid Alauda
Thought is action in rehearsal.
- Sigmund Freud
Horror is beyond the reach of psychology.
- Theodor Adorno
Hate is a product of the unfulfilled life.
- Erich Fromm
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
All of us are much more human than otherwise.
- Harry Stack Sullivan
But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology.
- Rachel Dratch
I don’t go for this auto-cannibalism. Very damaging.
- Peter O’Toole
Psychology has a long past, but only a short history.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
- Dodie Smith
If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.
- Gabrielle Roth
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
- Carl Jung
The only normal people are the one’s you don’t know very well.
- Alfred Adler
Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats.
- Douglas Busch
Why do we pay for psychotherapy when massages cost half as much?
- Jason Love
But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.
- Alan Watts
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Henry Ellis
If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abrahamm Maslow
Depressed people think they know themselves, but maybe they only know depression.
- Mark Epstein
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams
Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?
- Michael Torke
Sure you can psychoanalyze! But as Baehr used to say, why bother to sort garbage?
- Martin H. Fischer
It seems a pity that psychology has destroyed all our knowledge of human nature.
- G.K. Chesterton
The self is now the sacred cow of American culture, self-esteem is sacrosanct.
- Robert Hughes
When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
- Carl Rogers
People who do not understand themselves have a craving for understanding.
- Wilhelm Stekel
Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is a vice?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
A wonderful discovery, psychoanalysis. Makes quite simple people feel they’re complex.
- S.N. Behrman
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
After doing psychology for half a century, my passion for all of it is greater than ever.
- Philip Zimbardo
History, sociology, economics, psychology et al. confirmed Joyce’s view of Everyman as victim.
- Robert Anton Wilson
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
- Paul Valéry
Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.
- Mason Cooley
Psychoanalysis can provide a theory of ‘progress,’ but only by viewing history as a neurosis.
- Norman O. Brown