James Hillman Quotes

32 James Hillman quotes:

"The circumstances, including my body and my parents, whom I may curse, are my soul's own choice and I do not understand this because I have forgotten."
"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?"
"The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?"
"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 carve out risk-free lives where nothing happens."
"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."
"You don't know what you're going to get into when you follow your bliss."

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