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My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development.
Feminism freed my mind. Yoga freed my body. It's one thing to intellectualize self-love and another to embody it.
One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.
The anxiety arising from the perpetual activity of the death instinct, though never eliminated, is counteracted and kept at bay by the power of the life instinct.
It is characteristic of the emotions of the very young infant that they are of an extreme and powerful nature.
The highly ambitious person, in spite of all his successes, always remains dissatisfied, in the same way as a greedy baby is never satisfied.
Feelings of love and gratitude arise directly and spontaneously in the baby in response to the love and care of his mother.
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The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.
March 30, 1882
September 22, 1960
Melanie Reizes Klein was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst who devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis.
Psycho-analysis of children (1948)
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Narrative of a Child Analysis
Envy and gratitude & other works, 1946-1963
Love, Hate and Reparation (1937)
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