Facts about James Hillman

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James Hillman is a famous Psychologist from USA, he/she is still alive and was born .

Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by James.

Famous quotes by James Hillman (32)


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"We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office"
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"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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"The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?"
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"Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path... this is what I must do, this is what I've got to have. This is who I am"
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"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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"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"
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"We carve out risk-free lives where nothing happens"
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"Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. If a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid; it's also in the system, the society"
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"Loss means losing what was We want to change but we don't want to lose. Without time for loss, we don't have time for soul"
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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"
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"It's very important for men to look downward, to the next generation"
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"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"
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"I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god, and that's economics"
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"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"
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"You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy"
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"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"
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"It's very hard to know what wisdom is"
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"I don't think anything changes until ideas change. The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something is wrong with the person"
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"Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind"
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"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?"
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"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?"
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"It is impossible to see the angel unless you first have a notion of it"
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"Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable"
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"I'm cautious about a lot of words"
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"We forget that the soul has its own ancestors"
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"We can't change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently"
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"If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now"
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"We need to work on the world so it will not be so oppressive"
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"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"
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"I'm the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I'm a victim again. A result"
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"I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made"
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"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"


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