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theodor reik Quotes

In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
tags: men women civilization afraid
— Theodor Reik
He [Freud] often said three things were impossible to fulfill completely; healing, education, governing. He limited his goals in analytic treatment to brining the patient to the point where he could work for a living and learn to love.
tags: work living impossible healing education learn goal
— Theodor Reik
It is always possible to approach a goal by a detour.
tags: goal
— Theodor Reik
Women in general want to be loved for what they are and men for what they accomplish.
tags: men women
— Theodor Reik
There is need of variety in sex, but not in love.
tags: sex
— Theodor Reik
The small share of happiness attainable by man exists only insofar as he is able to cease to think of himself.
tags: happiness men shares
— Theodor Reik
Women see through each other, but they rarely look into themselves.
tags: women
— Theodor Reik
We are all in a race for dear life: that is to say, we are fugitives from death.
tags: death race
— Theodor Reik
Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all the others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth
tags: children friendship earth child romance relationship parent fail
— Theodor Reik
The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods.
tags: people god worship lover imagine
— Theodor Reik
No person loving or admiring himself is alone.
tags: people alone loving
— Theodor Reik
Work and love; these are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
tags: work
— Theodor Reik
The repressed memory is like a noisy intruder being thrown out of the concert hall. You can throw him out, but he will bang on the door and continue to disturb the concert. The analyst opens the door and says, If you promise to behave yourself, you can come back in.
tags: memory
— Theodor Reik
To express unafraid and unashamed what one really thinks and feels is one of the great consolations of life.
— Theodor Reik
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
tags: reality world dreams
— Theodor Reik
Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.
tags: artist
— Theodor Reik
The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting.
tags: happiness secret human
— Theodor Reik
Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men
tags: men women wise fools
— Theodor Reik
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
tags: men wise fools
— Theodor Reik
In our civilization men are afraid they will not be man enough, and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
tags: men women civilization afraid
— Theodor Reik
In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.
tags: people oneself
— Theodor Reik
theodor reik
Birth    : May 12, 1888
Death  : December 31, 1969