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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations XXXVII




The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its
purposes through him. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 157




That is his office, and it is sometimes so heavy a burden that he is fated to sacrifice
happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being. ~Carl Jung, CW 15, Para 157


Consciousness, no matter how extensive it may be, must always remain the smaller circle within
the greater circle of the unconscious, an island surrounded by the sea; and, like the sea itself,
the unconscious yields an endless and self-replenishing abundance of living creatures, a wealth
beyond our fathoming. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 366.



Assimilation of the shadow gives a man body, so to speak; the animal sphere of instinct, as well
as the primitive or archaic psyche, emerge into the zone of consciousness and can no longer
be repressed by fictions and illusions. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 452



[The dream] shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to
be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 304


When I find sugar in the urine, it is sugar and not just a façade for albumen. What Freud calls the “dream-façade”
is the dream’s obscurity, and this is really only a projection of our own lack of understanding. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 319.


We say that the dream has a false front only because we fail to see into it. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 319.


I leave theory aside as much as possible when analysing dreams —not entirely, of course, for we always need some theory to make things intelligible. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 318.


A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood, it becomes a living experience. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 252


The patient must learn to go his own way. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 26.


Although I was the first to demand that the analyst should himself be analysed, we are largely indebted to Freud for the invaluable discovery that analysts too have their complexes and consequently one or two blind spots which act as so many prejudices. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 8



The doctor knows that always, wherever he turns, man is dogged by his fate. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 463


Freud rightly recognized that this bond is of greatest therapeutic importance in that it gives rise to a mixtum compositum [composite mixture] of the doctor’s own mental health and the patient’s maladjustment. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 358.


The transference is far from being a simple phenomenon with only one meaning, and we can never make out beforehand what it is all about. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 362.


No analysis is capable of banishing all unconsciousness forever. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 239.


The therapist must be guided by the patient’s own irrationalities. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 82.


Here we must follow nature as a guide, and what the doctor then does is less a question of
treatment than of developing the creative possibilities latent in the patient himself. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 82.


A therapist with a neurosis is a contradiction in terms. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 179


One cannot help any patient to advance further than one has advanced oneself. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 179


The great healing factor in psychotherapy is the doctor’s personality. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 198.


Anyone who proposed to bring all growing things to the highest pitch of luxuriance would soon
find the weeds—those hardiest of perennials—waving above his head. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 229.


So doing, our efforts will follow nature’s own striving to bring life to the fullest possible fruition in each
individual, for only in the individual can life fulfil its meaning—not in the bird that sits
in a gilded cage. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 229.


It was Freud’s momentous discovery that the neurosis is not a mere agglomeration of symptoms, but a wrong functioning which affects the whole psyche. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 190


The important thing is not the neurosis, but the man who has the neurosis. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 190


If man cannot exist without society, neither can he exist without oxygen, water, albumen,
fat, and so forth. Like these, society is one of the necessary conditions of his existence. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 224.


The united personality will never quite lose the painful sense of innate discord. Complete redemption from
the sufferings of this world is and must remain an illusion. ~Carl Jung, CW 16, Para 400