Anna Freud on Freud

“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,with all their moods, dissatisfaction and passionate idiosyncrasies. Thus I, too, would really like to be as he sees fit, first out of love for him, and second because I myself know that it is the only chance that one has to be somewhat useful and not a burden and a concern for others”

“Papa continually emphasizes how much remains unexplained. With the other psychoanalytic writers, everything is always so known and fixed.”

– Anna Freud, youngest child of Sigmund, as a psychoanalyst she virtually invented the systematic study of the emotional and mental life of the child, born Dec. 3, 1895 (d. 1982). She never married but became her father´s companion, champion of the cause, and, later, nurse.

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