Saturday, April 17, 2010
some time ago b ducked into reminiscence on 23rd st. and picked up a carl jung action figure for our friend who is pursuing a master's in psychology, and was visiting us at the time. she opened it and left behind the package, which was covered in quotes from the man. I cut them out and pasted them to various spots on the walls of our bed-stuy apartment.
we have another friend (who was the third roommate to b and the psychology student before b left L.A.) who is going through a rough patch. she claims to hate everything now, including that which she likes. so I decided to look up some carl jung quotes cause I thought some wisdom from the doctor might be just what she needs. here are some of my favorites and the ones I shared with her.
The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
read more nuggets here.