Phrases of Anna Freud (1895-1982), was an Austrian psychoanalyst of Jewish origin. Daughter of Sigmund Freud, Anna was a pioneer in the field of child psychoanalysis and further defined the role of the ego in psychology. In fact, compared to his father, his work emphasized much more the importance of the ego and its normal "lines of development", as well as the importance of collaborative work across a range of analytical and observational contexts.
All work in the field of child psychoanalysis by Anna Freud contributed greatly to our understanding of child psychology.
She also developed different techniques to treat children. Freud noted that children's symptoms differed from those of adults and were often related to developmental stages. He also provided clear explanations about the ego defense mechanisms in his book The ego and defense mechanisms.
Famous quotes by Anna Freud
A person can feel alone, even when many people want it.
We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor in his small boat, in an infinite ocean.
We live trapped, between the beaten and examined past, and a future that awaits our work.
Things are not as we would like them to be. There is only one way to deal with that, that is, try and be well.
I was looking outside of me to find strength and confidence but these come from within. They have always been there.
I was lucky to be thrown sharply into reality.
If any longing is not fulfilled, do not be surprised. We call that Life.
Creative minds are known to be able to survive any kind of bad training.
I do not see the misery that exists, but the beauty that still remains.
Everyone here says in a surprised way that I have grown up ... they are so stupid and do not realize that I am standing up!
In our dreams we can cook our eggs exactly as we want them, but we cannot eat them.
Children usually don't blame themselves for being lost. They are adults.
Who is happy makes others happy too.
We only know the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was full of trees.
If I have a stupid day, everything seems wrong.
They can shut us up, but they can't stop us from having our own opinions.
Sex is something you do. Sexuality is something you are.
What I have always wanted for me is much more primitive. It is probably nothing more than the affection of the people with whom I am in contact, and their good opinion of me.
Everything becomes so problematic because of basic failures: of a discontent with yourself.
Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely what comes unexpectedly and does not derive from work.
Laziness may seem attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
It is only when the feelings of the parents are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the emotions of the mother are temporarily occupied elsewhere that the children feel lost.
Why do we act as if everything were friendship and reliability, when basically everything everywhere is filled with sudden hatred and ugliness?
When the error becomes collective, it acquires the force of a truth.
How can I live without being able to judge myself, criticize what I have achieved and still enjoy what I do, is unimaginable to me.
Many things become problematic for one reason: discontent with oneself.
The horrors of war, pale beside the loss of a mother.
A first visit to an insane asylum is always a shock.
How wonderful it is that no one needs to wait a moment before starting to improve the world!
Dad always makes it clear that he would like to meet me in a more rational and lucid way than the girls and women he meets during his analytical hours.
I'm not afraid to say anything anymore.
My different personalities leave me alone now.
Famous phrases of psychology