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Sigmund Freud


"bursting the bonds of tyranny," and the like, may come across to this post-Freudian age as mawkish posturing, romantic sentimentalism, hollow platitudes.
James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
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  • "bursting the bonds of tyranny," and the like, may come across to this post-Freudian age as mawkish posturing, romantic sentimentalism, hollow platitudes.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I hadn’t completely realized it at the time, but that same Freudian colloquy which had fascinated and, at the most, amused me had been downright odious to Sophie and had caused her to flee with Nathan from the beach.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She’s always talking about Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • You want a book by…Sigmund Freud?
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • I tried to explain to him how dangerous it was, particularly smoking, and even went to the trouble of finding a case history similar to his in a book by Sigmund Freud.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • The year—the real year of a person going to school—began, and for a long while I had no time at all to think about, let alone discuss, the writings of Sigmund Freud.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Oh, I could give you Freudian reasons with fancy talk, and that would be right as far as it went.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The meeting of Sigmund Freud and Ward McAllister.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I hope it will inspire younger men and women, the only ones who can be inspired, to have a try at Theodore, or Militarism; Jane, or Pacifism; at So-and-So, the Pragmatist or the Freudian.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Another great thinker who was to link his work to Darwin was the psychologist Sigmund Freud.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • The adaptive unconscious is not to be confused with the unconscious described by Sigmund Freud, which was a dark and murky place filled with desires and memories and fantasies that were too disturbing for us to think about consciously.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • PERHAPS YOU’VE HEARD THE ANECDOTE about Sigmund Freud.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Like Freudian dreams, they must be thrown off, else they would sweep in and lay siege to her nerves.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • I’m no Freudian man or anything like that, but certain things you can’t just pass over as capital-F Freudian and let them go at that.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • On the contrary, the combination could be positively Freudian.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Could there be some sort of Freudian symbolism in your choice of similes?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • "THE TRUTHS CONTAINED in religious doctrines are after all so distorted and systematically disguised," writes Sigmund Freud, that the mass of humanity cannot recognize them as truth.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I missed it when he turned into Sigmund Freud.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • You cross the Mojave at night and even at night your breath rasps your gullet as though you were a sword swallower who had got hold of a hack-saw blade by mistake, and in the darkness the hunched rock and towering cactus loom at you with the shapes of a visceral, Freudian nightmare.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • The funny thing is, while I know I could never tell Lilly about that dream without her going all Freudian on me and telling me how the pink dress is a phallic symbol and being Britney signifies my low self-esteem or something, I know I could tell Tina Hakim Baba, and she would totally get into it and just want to know whether or not Josh was wearing leather pants.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • No need for Freudian smart-aleckry—the explanation was simple and mechanical—the innocuous letter was lying across figure 1236, with its bold spread and rakish crown of pubic hair, while his obscene draft was on the table, within easy reach.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Had he been laughed at, to adopt the Freudian theory, in his cradle by a pretty girl?
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • He argued against completely eliminating the golden arches, claiming they had great Freudian importance in the subconscious mind of consumers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • If I were a patient, I’d ponderously explain that it was an extension of some Freudian dream sequence because it never happens but it happened to me.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Bill, who could have passed as a psychiatrist anyway, had peered at him over his hornrims and asked in a comic Freudian accent, why Robert should find such an association disturbing.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Perhaps the great Sigmund Freud, about whom everyone is talking (his publication on the sexual theory is under translation into English but is said by Germans who have read it to be quite scandalous and intriguing), would have some way to quantify John’s moods.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • That strikes me as an unfair attempt to invoke the spirit of Sigmund Freud: Oedipus and Electra in one being, out to destroy all its parents, the authors of every one of its tensions, anxieties, hang-ups, burned into its impressionable psyche at a young and defenseless age.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • I’m no Freudian man or anything like that, but certain things you can’t just pass over as capital-F Freudian and let them go at that.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • D. H. Lawrence writes essays about Egyptian and Mexican myth, Freudian psychoanalysis, issues in the Book of Revelation, and the history of the novel in Europe and America.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Sigmund Freud stresses in his writings the passages and difficulties of the first half of the human cycle of life—those of our infancy and adolescence, when our sun is mounting toward its zenith.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Sigmund Freud "reads" his patients the way a literary scholar reads texts, bringing the same sort of imaginative interpretation to understanding his cases that we try to bring to interpreting novels and poems and plays.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Lawrence was part of the first generation to read Freud and so, for the first time, to consciously employ Freudian thinking in literature.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • No doubt the reader has been struck by a certain resemblance of this ancient mythological doctrine of the dynamics of the psyche to the teachings of the modern Freudian school.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Timeless as the Freudian unconscious beneath the dramatic time world of our fluctuating ego-experience, the old mountain man, the drinker of deep sleep, lived on and on.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • This fateful infantile distribution of death (thanatos: destrudo) and love (eros: libido) impulses builds the foundation of the now celebrated Oedipus complex, which Sigmund Freud pointed out some fifty years ago as the great cause of our adult failure to behave like rational beings.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • But we can construct a simple and very Freudian example for ourselves.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • That sounds positively Freudian, even medically imprudent.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He had spent two years studying about the mind from the point of view of Freudian analysis.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • So have I. We’ll just say a few words about Sigmund Freud.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He droned on insultingly, invoking Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dale Carnegie, Spinoza, Thomas Edison, Sigmund Freud.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The one time I mentioned a Freudian theory in class, all I got out of Appleman was that dogmatic psychoanalysis was related to psychology as magic was related to science.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The Freudian approach doesn’t really provide a method of accepting or rejecting hypotheses, and that’s no way to acquire knowledge.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • If she got somebody terribly Freudian, or terribly eclectic, or just terribly run-of-the-mill—somebody who didn’t even have any crazy, mysterious gratitude for his insight and intelligence—she’d come out of analysis in even worse shape than Seymour did.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Sigmund Freud.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And after hours of sleeplessness I drowse off and have what because of its Freudian obviousness I would be loath to put into a novel but what, Dear Diary, I must not shrink from telling You: my First Homosexual Dream!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Sigmund Freud, Carl G. Jung, Wilhelm Stekel, Otto Rank, Karl Abraham, Geza R6heim, and many others have within the past few decades developed a vastly documented modern lore of dream and myth interpretation; and though the doctors differ among themselves, they are united into one great modern movement by a considerable body of common principles.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • For the first two weeks of July, Danny spent part of our reading time in the library patiently explaining to me some of Freud’s basic concepts; We sat at our table, Danny in his dark suit—he wore a dark suit no matter how hot it was—his tieless shirt, his fringes, his skullcap, his long earlocks, and his beard, which was thick and full now, almost an adult beard, and me in my sport shirt, summer trousers, and skullcap, and we talked about Sigmund Freud.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Compare Sigmund Freud: "I recognized the presence of symbolism in dreams from the very beginning.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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