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James Hillman Quotes


32 James Hillman quotes:



"If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now."
"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."
"It's important to ask yourself, How am I useful to others? What do people want from me? That may very well reveal what you are here for."
"It's very important for men to look downward, to the next generation."
"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?"
"Too many people have been analyzing their pasts, their childhoods, their memories, their parents, and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough."
"We can't change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently."
"We forget that the soul has its own ancestors."
"We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office."
"We need to work on the world so it will not be so oppressive."
"We're an air bag society that wants guarantees on everything that we buy. We want to be able to take everything back and get another one. We want a 401-k plan and Social Security."
"Whether we like it or not, men have more of the offices, more of the higher jobs, more of the seats in Congress. Men need to re-examine what their power is. We need to understand how to use it."
"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?"
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"Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here."
"It is impossible to see the angel unless you first have a notion of it."
"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."
"As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body, the parents, the place, and the circumstances that suited the soul and that, as the myth says, belongs to its necessity."
"I don't think anything changes until ideas change. The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something is wrong with the person."
"I know my own deficiencies, one of which is that I had lived away from America for such a long time. It's called expatriate."



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