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Monday, July 11, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations [L]



A true understanding would say that there is no ground to cover and therefore
no movement through space, but an inner awareness which cannot be expressed in
spatial categories. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 274-275


You should not imagine me enthroned above world events on snow-covered peaks. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 250-252


I have very much to do with Jewish refugees and am continually occupied in bringing all my
Jewish acquaintances to safety in England and America. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 250-252


All the same, I can very well imagine that for Jews living in Palestine the direct
influence of the surroundings brings out the chthonic and ancient Jewish element
in a much more pregnant form. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 250-252


It is clear that the devil has been up to his tricks again. As soon as one notices that, one should say no more
but withdraw into oneself. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 250-252


Since we are bilingual in Switzerland my name is "Carl" as well as "Charles" (French), so there was not much
of a mistake. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 219


It is true that I have insisted upon the difference between Jewish and Christian psychology since 1917,
but Jewish authors have done the same long ago as well as recently. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 219


I am no anti-Semite. From all this I gained neither honours nor money, but I am glad that I could be of
service to those in need. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 219


I have as little need to convince myself of how good the Catholic Church is for very many
people. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 197-198


I have always known this as I had the advantage of a Christian education and have
consequently never felt isolated or dried up. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 197-198


I am sincerely happy to know that you have found the atmosphere that agrees with
you and that the meaning of the nearly two-thousand-year-old Christian religion has
dawned upon you. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 197-198



It is a downright lie to quote me as saying that Jews are dishonest in analysis. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 160-163


The mere fact that I speak of a difference between Jewish and Christian psychology suffices
to allow anyone to voice the prejudice that I am an anti-Semite. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 160-163


I have included in it an essay by a Jewish author on the psychology of the Old Testament,
just to annoy the Nazis and all those who have decried me as an anti-Semite. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 160-163


I have the need to tell you once again of the special joy I felt yesterday evening when
I saw how close we are in spirit to one another in our different ways. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 33-34


I would like to take this opportunity to rectify the error that I come from the Freudian school. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I,
Pages 121-122


I am a pupil of Bleuler's and my experimental researches had already won me a name in science
when I took up the cudgels for Freud and opened the discussion in real earnest in 1905. ~Carl Jung, Letters
Vol. I, Pages 121-122



I am turning over and over in my mind the problem of antiquity. It's a hard nut! ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 14-16


I have an idea that the Dionysian frenzy was a backwash of sexuality, a backwash whose historical
significance has been insufficiently appreciated, essential elements of which overflowed into
Christianity but in another compromise formation. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 14-16


I don't know whether I am writing you banalities or hieroglyphics. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 14-16


I found something very similar in Hindus, namely an extension or extensibility of
consciousness into the subconscious mind which is not to be found or is at least very
rare with non-Jews. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 223-224


There is a number of Jewish doctors who have studied with me, but the reason why you haven't
discovered them is that they are undiscoverable on account of their fear of being recognized
as Jungians. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 223-224


As a matter of fact my first and most gifted pupils were Jews. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 223-224


One risks being labelled as anti-Semite or pro-Semite without being heard at all. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I,
Pages 223-224


I have not the faintest idea what "psyche" is in itself, yet, when I come to think and
speak of it, I must speak of my abstractions, concepts, views, figures, knowing that
they are our specific illusions. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 56-57


We have no idea of absolute reality, because "reality" is always something
"observed." ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 56-57