"We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Anna Freud on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Anna Freud on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Anna Freud on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Anna Freud on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Anna Freud on William Shakespeare
"Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?"
"My different personalities leave me in peace now."
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
"Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours."