Quotes about Analysis

He suffered from paralysis by analysis. Harold Geneen

Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more. Henri Frederic Amiel

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead

The more one analyses people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature. Oscar Wilde

What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere – it is an art form in itself. Anita Brookner

Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness. Henry Miller

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another. Sigmund Freud

Psychoanalysis is the mental illness it purports to cure. Karl Kraus

The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment. Isaac Bashevis Singer