Alice Miller Quotes


11 Alice Miller quotes:



"Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Education Quotes Swiss Psychologist Quotes
"Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on."
"Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings."
"Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you."
",,,It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"The truth about childhood, as many of us have had to endure it, is inconceivable, scandalous, painful. Not uncommonly, it is monstrous. Invariably, it is repressed. To be confronted with this truth all at once and to try to integrate it into our consciousness, however ardently we may wish it, is clearly impossible."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue."
"There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Past Quotes Swiss Psychologist Quotes
"A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world"
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"When a woman like that whom I've seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man"
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"The capacity of the human organism to bear pain is, for our own protection, limited. All attempts to overstep this natural threshold by resolving repression in a violent manner will, as with every other form of violation, have negative and often dangerous consequences."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Pain Quotes



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