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Sigmund Freud

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Definition Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
  • 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
  • I missed it when he turned into Sigmund Freud.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Another great thinker who was to link his work to Darwin was the psychologist Sigmund Freud.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • 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 meeting of Sigmund Freud and Ward McAllister.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • 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
  • She's always talking about Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • You want a book by...Sigmund Freud?
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • 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
  • 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
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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 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

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