Find the best quotes by Anna Freud.
I am no longer afraid to say anything.
Papa continually emphasizes how much remains unexplained. With the other psychoanalytic writers, everything is always so known and fixed.
I am glad that I do not have any children.
A first visit to a madhouse is always a shock.
If I have a stupid day, everything looks wrong to me.
Create around one at least a small circle where matters are arranged as one wants them to be.
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets…
How can one know anything at all about people?
How one can live without being able to judge oneself, criticize what one has accomplished, and still enjoy what one does, is unimaginable to me.
What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive. It is probably nothing more than the affection of the people with whom I…
Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth?
Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself.
Things are not as we would like them to be. There is only one way to deal with it, namely to try and be all…
We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work.
Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown… they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter!
Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost.
My different personalities leave me in peace now.
It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother’s emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost.
Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
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