Quotes from Freud
Here. Of relevance is "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." But I also chuckle at a letter to his fiance: "Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body."
"The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing. Ultimately, after endlessly repeated rebuffs, it succeeds. This is one of the few points in which it may be optimistic about the future of mankind, but in itself it signifies not a little."
"One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be “happy” is not included in the plan of “Creation.”"
Of romantic love: "Admittedly an unusual state, but not one that can be stigmatized as pathological."
"The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?""
Attributed to him, possibly in error:
"Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent."
When asked whether his cigar was a phallic symbol: "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."
[Link borrowed from Instapundit]