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Neurosis Quotes

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Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
- Carl Jung

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.
- Kenneth Tynan

National isolation breeds national neurosis.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

 

My work is not about my life history.
It's not about the story of my neurosis.
- Anish Kapoor

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda
of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same,
the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
- Henry Miller

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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

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis.
- William Styron

Work and love; these are the basics.
Without them there is neurosis.
- Theodor Reik

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel.
If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
- Lawrence Durrell

The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis.
- Arthur Adamov

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
- Sigmund Freud

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.
- Paul Tillich

A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive,
especially to a psychologist.
- Sigmund Freud

People who are extremely inside their head,
like he was, are caught in a neurosis that goes round and round.
Then something will hook them and take them to their
end and they can't control it.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against
the risk of certain neurotic illnesses;
their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them
the task of constructing a personal one.
- Anatole France

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis.
The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things;
the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them.
In short, the neurotic has problems,
the psychotic has solutions.
- Thomas Szasz

Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding
in which the accused carries on the prosecution,
imposes judgment and executes the sentence:
all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.
- Lionel Trilling

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement.
- Louis D. Brandeis

There's no substitute for live work to keep a band together.
- Keith Richards

Books are good enough in their own way,
but they are a poor substitute for life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
- Anthony Burgess

If the power to do hard work is not a skill,
it's the best possible substitute for it.
- James A. Garfield

There's no substitute for guts.
- Paul Bryant

To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural
barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial,
fabricated equivalents for natural processes.
- Alex Campbell

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
- Warren Buffett

Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that
for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
- Andrew Brown

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
- Russell Lynes

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
- Henry Clay

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics.
Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
- Calvin Coolidge

In war there is no substitute for victory.
- Douglas MacArthur

There is no substitute for victory.
- Douglas MacArthur

Electric communication will never be a substitute for
the face of someone who with their soul encourages
another person to be brave and true.
- Charles Dickens

Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.
- Benjamin Cardozo

Compassion is no substitute for justice.
- Rush Limbaugh

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances,
and demonstrations for impressions.
- John Ruskin

Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path
can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.
- Mary Richards

The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.
- Raymond Duncan

Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their
own political views for the law.
- Lamar S. Smith

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law.
This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a
question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.
- Brian Greene

My life so common it disappears and sometimes even
music cannot substitute for tears.
- Paul Simon

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride,
can be a substitute for self-respect.
- Eric Hoffer

We know too much, and are convinced of too little.
Our literature is a substitute for religion,
and so is our religion.
- T. S. Eliot

The creative conquest of space will serve as a wonderful substitute for war.
- James S. McDonnell

When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings
of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned
to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word.
- Charles D. Broad

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action,
and we have trusted only to rhetoric.
If we are really to be a great nation,
we must not merely talk; we must act big.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate
substitute for self mastery.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more
than a pencil substitutes for literacy.
But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.
- Robert McNamara

I don't criticize weight training - as long as it is
not a substitute for aerobic training.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Work is a substitute religious experience for many workaholics.
- Mary Daly

Trust funds can never be a substitute for a fund of trust.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually
any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
- Candice Bergen

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality.
On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I did end up doing substitute teaching,
but there's not a lot of teaching involved in that.
- Todd Barry

I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers.
- Nancy Cartwright

There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research.
- Thomas Friedman

Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good
substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the
leisure of the labouring classes.
- James Madison

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
- Fran Lebowitz

Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
- Alfred P. Sloan

To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth.
To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly
larger regions of space and time is science.
- Hannes Alfven

There is no substitute for hard work,
23 or 24 hours a day.
And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.
- Cesar Chavez

In this loveless everyday life eroticism is a substitute for love.
- Henri Lefebvre


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