I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
I am no longer afraid to say anything.
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.
If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.
Papa continually emphasizes how much remains unexplained. With the other psychoanalytic writers, everything is always so known and fixed.
My different personalities leave me in peace now.
I am glad that I do not have any children.
Sex is something you do. Sexuality is something you are.
A first visit to a madhouse is always a shock.
Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth?
The horrors of war, pale beside the loss of a mother
We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees.