Sunday, April 03, 2011

Art And Insanity

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“[The artist] is urged on by instinctual needs…; he longs to attain to honour, power, riches, fame, and the love of women; but he lacks the means of achieving those gratifications.  So, like any other with an unsatisfied longing, he turns away from reality and transfers his interest, and all his libido, on to the creation of his wishes in the life of phantasy, from which the way might readily lead to psychosis.” – Sigmund Freud
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