Wallace Stevens: Freudian focus

Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism. ”




Alexander Osborn: Creativity and praise


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“Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.”
—Alexander Osborn

William James: As you think, so shall you be

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910)

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
William James.

Constantine Karamanlis: Cult of personality

Konstantinos Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece

Konstantinos Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him. ”
Constantine Karamanlis.

Erma Bombeck: Dreams and dreamers

Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely. –Erma Bombeck, author (1927-1996)

Carl Jung: No recipe for living

Carl Jung

Carl Jung (Photo credit: Psychology Pictures)

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”
—Carl Jung.