Photo of Anna Freud, psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud

Anna Freud Quotes

Anna Freud, known for being a mischievous child, carried on her father’s work in analysis of the human mind, its motivations and ability to persevere.

Image: Photo of Anna Freud, psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud

“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”

“Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned.”

“We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work.”

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

“How can one know anything at all about people?”

– Anna Freud  (1895-1982)

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