Psychology Quotes

The mind is independent of the man. He has no control over it; it does as it pleases. It will take up a subject in spite of him; it will stick to it in spite of him; it will throw it aside in spite of him. It is entirely independent of him.

I am absolutely a victim to all of the societal objectification and exploitations that women are subjected to. I have bought into all of them myself at certain times.

As a child, I didn’t have a secure home and possessions. We were always moving. When I travel, I bring things from my home with me so I can establish a familiar relationship with my environment. Playing house is a childhood game I’ve never put away.

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a little emotional scarring.

In each of us there is a little of all of us.

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.

We know that every collector is an unconscious Don Juan who has transferred his passion from an erotic to a non-erotic sphere. But we also know that the passion with which the collected items are loved emanates from the erotic domain.

We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy.

(In our study of dyadic interaction between male and female psychology sophomores) as physical attractiveness of the women increased, the men reported an increasing percentage of metaperspective thoughts and feelings that reflected the symbolic adoption of their female partner’s perspective.

When you took time to really notice my flowers you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower…as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower – and I don’t.