Sigmund Freud Quote
In this way the ego detaches itself from the external world. It is more correct to say: Originally the ego includes everything, later it detaches from itself the external world. The ego-feeling we are aware of now is thus only a shrunken vestige of a far more extensive feeling - a feeling which embraced the universe and expressed an inseparable connection of the ego with the external world.
Civilization and Its Discontents (ed. Courier Dover Publications, 1930) - ISBN: 9780486282534