Psychology Quotes SMS Collection

I dont go for this auto cannibalism very

I don’t go for this auto-cannibalism.  Very damaging.  ~Peter O’Toole, on psychoanalysis

The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve

The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.  ~Sigmund Freud, attributed

The purpose of psychology is to give

The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.  ~Paul Valéry, Tel Quel, 1943LCD

There is no psychiatrist in the world

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.  ~Ben Williams

Psychology has a long past but only

Psychology has a long past, but only a short history.  ~Hermann EbbinghausDCMOO

The reflex is physiology below the collar

The reflex is physiology below the collar button.  Psychology is physiology above the collar button.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

To be too conscious is an illness

To be too conscious is an illness – a real thoroughgoing illness.  ~Fyodor DostoevskiCUL

There is no psychology there only biography

There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.  ~Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin: Psychology, 1973LCD

A lot of what passes for depression

A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.  ~Geoffrey Norman

Work cure is the best of all

Work cure is the best of all psychotherapy, in my opinion…. As well might we expect a patient to recover without food as to

Depression is rage spread thin george santayana

Depression is rage spread thin.  ~George Santayana

Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature

Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature.  History keeps undermining the effort.  ~Mason Cooley, City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, 1988

People who do not understand themselves have

People who do not understand themselves have a craving for understanding.  ~Wilhelm StekelCUL

Thoughts shut up want air and spoil

Thoughts shut up want air, And spoil, like bales unopen’d to the sun. ~Edward Young, Night ThoughtsNight II, line 466; BMC

Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution gk chesterton

Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.  ~G.K. ChestertonDCMOO

A wonderful discovery psychoanalysis makes quite simple

A wonderful discovery, psychoanalysis.  Makes quite simple people feel they’re complex.  ~S.N. Behrman

A mistake which is commonly made about

A mistake which is commonly made about neurotics is to suppose that they are interesting.  It is not interesting to be always unhappy, engrossed

Neurosis is no worse than a bad

Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold; you ache all over, and it’s made you a mess, but you won’t die from it. 

Fortunately analysis is not the only way

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist. ~Karen Horney, Our Inner Conflicts, 1945,

Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive

Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive force that has affected the American society within the last fifty years.  ~Thomas S. Szasz

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?  ~Michael Torke

The conscious mind may be compared to

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from

Every form of addiction is bad no

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

Loneliness is and always has been the

Loneliness… is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.  ~Thomas Wolfe

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.  ~Joey Adams

Idleness is the beginning of all psychology

Idleness is the beginning of all psychology.  What?  Could it be that psychology is – a vice?  ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims

Mental health problems do not affect three

Mental health problems do not affect three or four out of every five persons but one out of one.  ~William Menninger

Anybody who is 25 or 30 years

Anybody who is 25 or 30 years old has physical scars from all sorts of things, from tuberculosis to polio.  It’s the same with

If you cut a thing up of

If you cut a thing up, of course it will smell.  Hence, nothing raises such an infernal stink at last, as human psychology.  ~D.H.