"In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."James Hillman on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."James Hillman on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."James Hillman on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."James Hillman on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."James Hillman on Thomas Jefferson
"All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?"
"Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind."
"We approach people the same way we approach our cars. We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask, What's wrong with him, how much will it cost, and when can I pick him up?"
"The culture is going into a psychological depression. We are concerned about our place in the world, about being competitive: Will my children have as much as I have? Will I ever own my own home? How can I pay for a new car? Are immigrants taking away my white world?"
"We can't change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently."