Posted by: sulya | 18 November 2009

Quote of the Week: Sigmund Freud

Words were originally magic, and to this day words have retained much of their ancient magical power.  By words one person can make another blissfully happy or drive him to despair, by words the teacher conveys his knowledge to his pupils, by words the orator carries his audience with him and determines their judgements and decisions.  Words provoke affects and are in general the means of mutual influence among men.

Excerpted from Lapham’s Quarterly “Medicine” Fall 2009, p. 93

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