41 Total Quotes

French Psychologist Quotes

He who is reluctant to recognize me opposes me.
Frantz Fanon
#French Psychologist

The true worth of an experimenter consists in his pursuing not only what he seeks in his experiment, but also what he did not seek.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

The investigator should have a robust faith - and yet not believe.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Frantz Fanon
#French Psychologist

For the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.
Frantz Fanon
#French Psychologist

Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.
Frantz Fanon
#French Psychologist

There is a point at which methods devour themselves.
Frantz Fanon
#French Psychologist

Violence is man re-creating himself.
Frantz Fanon
#French Psychologist

However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.
Frantz Fanon
#French Psychologist

Science does not permit exceptions.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

Art is I; science is we.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

Experimentation is an active science.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds.
Claude Bernard
#French Psychologist

A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

But this emphasis would be lavished in vain, if it served, in your opinion, only to abstract a general type from phenomena whose particularity in our work would remain the essential thing for you, and whose original arrangement could be broken up only artificially.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

If psychoanalysis clarifies some facts of sexuality, it is not by aiming at them in their own reality, not in biological experience.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

Love letter or conspiratorial letter, letter of betrayal or letter of mission, letter of summons or letter of distress, we are assured of but one thing: the Queen muse not bring it to the knowledge of her lord and master.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist

Obsessional does not necessarily mean sexual obsession, not even obsession for this, or for that in particular; to be an obsessional means to find oneself caught in a mechanism, in a trap increasingly demanding and endless.
Jacques Lacan
#French Psychologist