„The difference between a normal person and an insane one is precisely that the normal person has all the diseases of the mind, while the madman has only one!“

—  Robert Musil, livro O Homem sem Qualidades

Fonte: The Man Without Qualities

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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1880 - 1942

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„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.“

—  Sigmund Freud, livro The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud

Analysis Terminable and Interminable, sect. 5 (1937); reprinted in Complete Works, Standard Edition, vol. 23 (ed. James Strachey and Anna Freud. 1964); as quoted in The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations by Robert Andrews, Penguin Books, 2001.
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„Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.“

—  Jane Yolen American speculative fiction and children's writer 1939

Fonte: Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

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