Saturday, March 3, 2012

Quotes About Psychology

Psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. ~Karen Horney

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

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

Depressed people think they know themselves, but maybe they only know depression.~Mark Epstein

Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution. ~G.K. Chesterton

There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography. ~Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin: Psychology, 1973

Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts. ~Vladimir Nabokov, 1951

People who do not understand themselves have a craving for understanding. ~Wilhelm Stekel

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~Paul Dudley White

The reflex is physiology below the collar button. Psychology is physiology above the collar button. ~Martin H. Fischer

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. ~Carl Jung

I don't go for this auto-cannibalism. Very damaging. ~Peter O'Toole, on psychoanalysis

But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know. ~Alan Watts

The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy. ~Sigmund Freud, attributed

If you just set people in motion they'll heal themselves. ~Gabrielle Roth

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. ~Joey Adams

There are cases where psychoanalysis works worse than anything else. But who said that psychoanalysis was to be applied always and everywhere. ~C.G. Jung

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. ~Carl G. Jung

Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold; you ache all over, and it's made you a mess, but you won't die from it. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased. ~Aeschylus

The sun is nature's Prozac. ~Astrid Alauda, 1990

Anybody who is 25 or 30 years old has physical scars from all sorts of things, from tuberculosis to polio. It's the same with the mind. ~Moses R. Kaufman

I was seized by the stern hand of Compulsion, that dark, unseasonable Urge that impels women to clean house in the middle of the night. ~James Thurber

Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.~Mason Cooley

Psychology doesn't address the soul; that's something else. ~David Chase

A wonderful discovery, psychoanalysis. Makes quite simple people feel they're complex.~S.N. Behrman

It seems a pity that psychology has destroyed all our knowledge of human nature. ~G.K. Chesterton

Psychology has a long past, but only a short history. ~Hermann Ebbinghaus

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent. ~Jerome Lawrence

The two main hazards of psychoanalysis: that it might fail, and that if it succeeds, you'll never be able to forgive yourself for all those wasted years. ~Mignon McLaughlin

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