Carl Gustav Jung Quotes

It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.

One is forced to speak not of what is held in common between the cultures, but what is held in common between the myths, and that in its simplest archetypal forms.

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

It is quite possible that India is the real world, and that the white man lives in a madhouse of abstractions… Life in India has not yet withdrawn into the capsule of the head. It is still the whole body that lives. No wonder the European feels dreamlike: the complete life of India is something […]

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.