— Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
This is not a statement that has been found in any translation of any of Freud's known works. It is a paraphrase of a statement from the essay "Guns, Murders, and the Constitution" (February 1990) http://www.guncite.com/journals/gun_control_katesreal.html by Don B. Kates, Jr. where Kates summarizes his views of passages in Dreams in Folklore (1958) by Freud and David E. Oppenheim, while disputing statements by Emmanuel Tanay in "Neurotic Attachment to Guns" in a 1976 edition of The Fifty Minute Hour: A Collection of True Psychoanalytic Tales (1955) by Robert Mitchell Lindner:
:: Dr. Tanay is perhaps unaware of — in any event, he does not cite — other passages more relevant to his argument. In these other passages Freud associates retarded sexual and emotional development not with gun ownership, but with fear and loathing of weapons. The probative importance that ought to be attached to the views of Freud is, of course, a matter of opinion. The point here is only that those views provide no support for the penis theory of gun ownership.
: After reading of this essay and its citations, this paraphrase of an opinion about Freud's ideas has been attributed to Freud himself, and specifically to his 10th Lecture "Symbolism in Dreams" in General Introduction to Psychoanalysis on some internet forum pages: alt.quotations http://groups.google.com/group/alt.quotations/msg/5fc8dd0f7d56981e, uk.politics.guns http://groups.google.com/group/uk.politics.guns/msg/4ad060e213bc5b6b, talk.politics.guns http://groups.google.com/group/talk.politics.guns/msg/7fbce4b3fa5324a7, can.talk.guns http://groups.google.com/group/can.talk.guns/msg/a57bc07124e64fba , etc.
: One of the statements by Freud which Kates summarized from in Dreams in Folklore (1958), p. 33, reads: "The representation of the penis as a weapon, cutting knife, dagger etc., is familiar to us from the anxiety dreams of abstinent women in particular and also lies at the root of numerous phobias in neurotic people."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„After divorce, women’s biggest fear is economic deprivation; men’s biggest fear is emotional deprivation.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (2000)
— Siri Hustvedt novelist, essayist, poet 1955
Zdroj: The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves
— Daniel Abraham speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969
Zdroj: Cibola Burn (2014), Chapter 45 (p. 458)
„I've heard it said that jail stinks of despair. What a load. If jail stinks of any emotion, it's fear: fear of the guards, fear of being beaten or gang-raped, fear of being forgotten by those who once loved you and may or may not anymore. But mostly, I think, it's fear of time and of those dark things that dwell in the unexplored corners of the mind. Doing time, they call it — what a joke. I've been around long enough to know the reality: It's the time that does you.“
— John Hart American author with multiple books and awards 1965
Zdroj: The King of Lies (2006), Ch. 1.
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
— David Zindell, kniha The Broken God
Zdroj: The Broken God (1992), p. 424
„Fear and destructiveness are the major emotional sources of fascism, eros belongs mainly to democracy.“
— Theodor W. Adorno, kniha The Authoritarian Personality
The Authoritarian Personality (1950), p. 976, co-written with Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson, and Nevitt Sanford
— Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947
— Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695
As quoted in Subcontact : Slap the Face of Fear and Wake Up Your Subconscious (2001) by Dian Benson, p. 149
Varianta: Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„At the deepest level people are madder than they want to believe. You will find that they fear being eaten, and are alarmed by their desire to devour others.“
— Hanif Kureishi English playwright, screenwriter, novelist 1954
Zdroj: Something to Tell You
„One such evolutionary system, or ridge, encompasses panhuman emotional faculties, or affective "programs." These include the basic, or primary, emotions that Darwin first identified: surprise, fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, and perhaps contempt. Certain reactions characteristic of the neurophysiology of surprise and fear are already evident in reptiles, and the other primary emotions are at least apparent in monkeys and apes. Then there are the secondary, mostly "social" emotions, such as anxiety, grief, guilt, pride, vengeance, and love. These may be unique to humans-hence, at the lower level in our evolutionary mountain landscape and somewhat more liable to cultural manipulation and variation than the primary, "Darwinian" emotions. Thus, only humans seek revenge or redemption across lifetimes and generations, whatever the cost, although the nature of the deeds that trigger insult or remorse may vary considerably across societies, and the means to counter them may range even wider.“
— Scott Atran Anthropologist 1952
Introduction: an evolutionary riddle, p. 11
In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion (2002)
— Leigh Brackett American novelist and screenwriter 1915 - 1978
Zdroj: The Ginger Star (1974), Chapter 5 (p. 32)