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    What I have always wanted for myself 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.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: people  opinion 
     
    Papa continually emphasizes how much remains unexplained. With the other psychoanalytic writers, everything is always so known and fixed.
    — Anna Freud
    I am glad that I do not have any children.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: children  child 
     
    How can one know anything at all about people?
    — Anna Freud
    If I have a stupid day, everything looks wrong to me.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: wrong 
     
    Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: women  girls 
     
    We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: ocean 
     
    Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: children  lost  child 
     
    How one can live without being able to judge oneself, criticize what one has accomplished, and still enjoy what one does, is unimaginable to me.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: live  oneself 
     
    Create around one at least a small circle where matters are arranged as one wants them to be.
    — Anna Freud
    Sex is something you do. Sexuality is something you are.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: sexuality  sex 
     
    Things are not as we would like them to be. There is only one way to deal with it, namely to try and be all right oneself.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: oneself  right 
     
    Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown... they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter!
    — Anna Freud
    Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself.
    — Anna Freud
    In our dreams we can have our eggs cooked exactly how we want them, but we can't eat them.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: dreams 
     
    A first visit to a madhouse is always a shock.
    — Anna Freud
    It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: children  emotion  lost  child  mother 
     
    Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth?
    — Anna Freud
    tags: joy 
     
    Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: present  beautiful 
     
    The horrors of war, pale beside the loss of a mother
    — Anna Freud
    tags: loss  horror  war  mother 
     
    Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
    — Anna Freud
    tags: friendship  hate 
     
    If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call that Life.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: longing 
     
    Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: bad  mind  creative 
     
    I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
    — Anna Freud
    We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: space 
     
    I am no longer afraid to say anything.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: afraid 
     
    The selection of leadership must follow practical considerations. Maybe I look at things too pessimistically?
    — Anna Freud
    tags: leadership 
     
    We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: work  live  future  past 
     
    My different personalities leave me in peace now.
    — Anna Freud
    tags: peace  personality 
     
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