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  • Carl Jung: My love for you was the most important thing in my life. For better or worse, it made me understand who I am.
    Carl Jung: [looking at her pregnant belly] He should be mine.
    Carl Jung: He should be mine.
    Sabina Spielrein: Yes.
    Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living. [we see Sabina crying as she leaves in a coach, then we see Jung sitting emotionally withdrawn in his backyard]
    Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.


  • Sigmund Freud: [voice over] Your letter cannot be answered. Your claim that I treat my friends like patients is self evidently untrue. As to which of us is the neurotic, I thought on this we agreed that a little neurosis was nothing whatever to be ashamed of. But a man like you, who behaves quite abnormally and then stands there shouting at the top of his voice how normal he is, does give considerable cause for concern. For a long time now, our relationship has been hanging by a thread, and a thread moreover, mostly consisting of past disappointments. We have nothing to lose by cutting it.
    Sigmund Freud: Your letter cannot be answered. Your claim that I treat my friends like patients is self evidently untrue. As to which of us is the neurotic, I thought on this we agreed that a little neurosis was nothing whatever to be ashamed of. But a man like you, who behaves quite abnormally and then stands there shouting at the top of his voice how normal he is, does give considerable cause for concern. For a long time now, our relationship has been hanging by a thread, and a thread moreover, mostly consisting of past disappointments. We have nothing to lose by cutting it.


  • Carl Jung: If I may say so, dear Professor, you make the mistake of treating your friends like patients. This enables you to reduce them into the level of children, so that their only choice is to become obsequious non-entities, or bullying enforces of the parting line. While you sit on the mountain top, the infallible father figure, and nobody dares to pluck you by the beard and say, think about your behavior, and then decide which one of us is the neurotic. I speak as a friend.


  • Carl Jung: Listen, I made a stupid mistake.
    Sabina Spielrein: Is that what it was?
    Carl Jung: I broke one of the elementary rules of my profession,I'm your doctor! And I believe I did you some good. I can't forgive myself for overstepping the mark. I should have known that if I gave you what you wanted, you wouldn't be able to help wanting me.
    Carl Jung: I broke one of the elementary rules of my profession, I'm your doctor! And I believe I did you some good. I can't forgive myself for overstepping the mark. I should have known that if I gave you what you wanted, you wouldn't be able to help wanting me.


  • Carl Jung: There are so many mysteries, so much further to go.
    Sigmund Freud: Please, we can't be too careful! We can't afford to wonder into these speculative areas. Telepathy! Singing bookcases! Fairies at the bottom of the garden. It won't do! It won't do.


  • Sigmund Freud: Pity, I should never have sent Otto Gross to you. I blame myself.
    Carl Jung: Well I'm very grateful you did. All those provocative discussions helped crystallize my thinking.


  • Otto Gross: [voice over] Dr. Jung, rest assured that thanks to you I am alive and healthy. But please be so good as to tell my father that I am dead. And whatever you do, do not pass by the oasis without stopping to drink. Oh, no.
    Otto Gross: Dr. Jung, rest assured that thanks to you I am alive and healthy. But please be so good as to tell my father that I am dead. And whatever you do, do not pass by the oasis without stopping to drink. Oh, no.


  • Carl Jung: You think Freud's right? You think that all neurosis is a exclusively sexual origin?
    Otto Gross: I think Freud's obsession with sex probably has a great deal to do with the fact that he never gets any.
    Carl Jung: You could be right.


  • Carl Jung: It's a complete waste of my time. Writing prescriptions for Athlete's Foot and examining cocks from morning till night.
    Emma Jung: I'm sad for you too.
    Carl Jung: It's not good for me. It's not good for my patients.


  • Sigmund Freud: Is she a virgin?
    Carl Jung: Yes, certainly.
    Sigmund Freud: Mm.
    Carl Jung: Almost certainly.
    Carl Jung: No. Certainly.


  • Sabina Spielrein: it's no good making yourself ill in the process
    Sabina Spielrein: it's no good making yourself ill in the process.


  • Carl Jung: It's generally thought to be the man who should take the initiative.
    Sabina Spielrein: Don't you think there's something male in every woman and something female in every man? Or should be?


  • Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living
    Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.


  • Otto Gross: I can't understand what you're waiting for. Just take her to some secluded spot and thrush her to within an inch of her life. That's clearly what she wants. How can you deny her such a simple pleasure?
    Carl Jung: Pleasure's never simple, as you very well know.
    Otto Gross: It is. Of course it is. Until we decide to complicate it. What my father call maturity, what I call surrender
    Carl Jung: Surrender for me would be to give in to these urges.
    Otto Gross: Then surrender. It doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you don't let the experience escape. That's my prescription.


  • Otto Gross: I can't understand what you're waiting for. Just take her to some secluded spot and thrush her to within an inch of her life. That's clearly what she wants. How can you deny her such a simple pleasure?
    Carl Jung: Pleasure's never simple, as you very well know.
    Otto Gross: It is. Of course it is. Until we decide to complicate it. What my father call maturity, what I call surrender
    Carl Jung: Surrender for me would be to give in to these urges.
    Otto Gross: Then surrender. It doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you don't let the experience escape. That's my prescription.


  • Otto Gross: It seems to me the measure of the true perversity of the human race, that one of us have very few have lively pleasurable image of the subject of so much hysteria and impression.
    Carl Jung: But not to repress yourself is to unleash all kinds of dangerous and destructive forces.
    Otto Gross: Our job is to make our patients capable of feeling.
    Carl Jung: I've heard it said that you helped one of your patients to kill herself.
    Otto Gross: She was reasonably suicidal, I just explained how she could do it without watching it. Then I asked her is she didn't prefer the idea of becoming my lover. She opted for both.
    Carl Jung: That can't be what we want for our patients.
    Sigmund Freud: Freedom is freedom.


  • Otto Gross: If there is one thing I've learned in my short life, is this. Never repress anything.


  • Carl Jung: Explain this analogy made between the sexes, the death instinct.
    Sabina Spielrein: Professor Freud claims that the sexual drive arises from a simple urge towards pleasure. If he's right, the question is why is this urge so often successfully repressed?
    Carl Jung: You used to have a theory involving the impulse towards destruction, self destruction. Losing oneself.
    Sabina Spielrein: Suppose we think of sexuality as futile, losing oneself as you say, but losing oneself in the other. In other words, destroying ones own individuality. Wouldn't the ego in self defense automatically resist the impulse?
    Carl Jung: You mean for selfish not for social reasons?
    Sabina Spielrein: Yes. I'm saying that perhaps true sexuality demands the destruction of the ego.
    Carl Jung: In other words, the opposite of what Freud propose
    Carl Jung: In other words, the opposite of what Freud propose.


  • Sigmund Freud: 100 years from now they still won't accept us
    Sigmund Freud: 100 years from now they still won't accept us.


  • Carl Jung: There must be more than one hinge into the universe.


  • Sabina Spielrein: My greatest desire when I become a doctor is to give people back their freedom.


  • Sabina Spielrein: Don't you think that there is something male in every woman and female in every man?


  • Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable , just to be able to go on living.


  • Otto Gross: I think Freud's obsession with sex probably has a great deal to do with the fact that he never gets any.


  • Sigmund Freud: Of course, there is added difficulty, more ammunition for our enemies, that all of us here in Vienna, in our psychoanalytical circle, are Jews.
    Carl Jung: I don't see what difference that makes.
    Sigmund Freud: That, if I may say so, is an exquisitely Protestant remark.


  • Carl Jung: So you're not a believer in monogamy?
    Otto Gross: For a neurotic like myself, I can't possibly imagine a more stressful concept.


  • Sabina Spielrein: If I am right, only the clash of destructive forces can create something new.


  • Carl Jung: Only the wounded physician can hope to heal.


  • Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do the unforgivable just to continue living
    Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do the unforgivable just to continue living.


  • Sigmund Freud: We are all Jews.


  • Carl Jung: Pleasure is never simple, as you very well know
    Carl Jung: Pleasure is never simple, as you very well know.
    Otto Gross: It is... of course it is. Until you decide to complicate it. Which my father calls maturity. What I call surrender.


  • Sabina Spielrein: To Dr Jung: "I WANT YOU TO PUNISH ME"!
    Sabina Spielrein: I WANT YOU TO PUNISH ME!
    Carl Jung: OK! (He does)
    Carl Jung: Okay!


  • Otto Gross: Do not pass by the oasis without stopping to drink
    Otto Gross: Do not pass by the oasis without stopping to drink.


  • Otto Gross: Never repress anything
    Otto Gross: Never repress anything.


  • Carl Jung: Angels always speak German. It's a tradition.


  • Sabina Spielrein: If you ever want to take the initiative, I live in that building there.


  • Sigmund Freud: [from trailer] Tell me about the first time you can remember being beaten by your father.
    Sabina Spielrein: It excited me!


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