15 Total Quotes

Neurosis Quotes

Abraham Maslow
The neurosis in which the search for safety takes its clearest form is in the compulsive-obsessive neurosis. Compulsive-obsessive to frantically order and stabilize the world so that no unmanageable, unexpected or unfamiliar dangers will ever appear.
Abraham Maslow
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Sigmund Freud
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
Sigmund Freud
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Sigmund Freud
A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.
Sigmund Freud
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Alfred Adler
There is always this element of concealed accusation in neurosis, the patient feeling as though he were deprived of his right-that is, of the center of attention - and wanting to fix the responsibility and blame upon someone.
Alfred Adler
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Paul Tillich
Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being
Paul Tillich
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Sigmund Freud
The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.
Sigmund Freud
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Sigmund Freud
We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.
Sigmund Freud
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If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows.
Richard Brautigan
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A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping
Kenneth Tynan
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Marcel Proust
Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient?
Marcel Proust
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Marcel Proust
The ''sensitiveness'' claimed by neurotic is matched by their egotism: they cannot abide the flaunting by others of the sufferings to which they pay an even increasing amount of attention in themselves.
Marcel Proust
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Hubert Humphrey
National isolation breeds national neurosis.
Hubert Humphrey
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Alfred Adler
Neurosis is the natural, logical development of an individual who is comparatively inactive, filled with a personal, egocentric striving for superiority, and is therefore retarded in the development of his social interest, as we find regularly among
Alfred Adler
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Dirk Benedict
The neurosis of all this ageism is that Harrison Ford, Eastwood, Redford, Newman, etc., etc., have been playing heartthrobs until they need more filters than a pack of Camels. And their girlfriends are in their 20s. But being a Movie Star changes all the rules.
Dirk Benedict
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Marcel Proust
Everything great that we know has come from neurotics… never will the world be aware of how much it owes to them, nor above all what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it.
Marcel Proust
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