Donald Winnicott Quotes

Donald Winnicott Quotes

“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”

Donald Winnicott Quotes“It is a joy to be hidden, and disaster not to be found.”

“Tell me what you fear and I will tell you what has happened to you.”

“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.”

“What is a normal child like? Does he just eat and grow and smile sweetly? No, that is not what he is like. The normal child, if he has confidence in mother and father, pulls out all the stops. In the course of time, he tries out his power to disrupt, to destroy, to frighten, to wear down, to waste, to wangle, and to appropriate . . . At the start he absolutely needs to live in a circle of love and strength (with consequent tolerance) if he is not to be too fearful of his own thoughts and of his imaginings to make progress in his emotional development.”

“The most aggressive and therefore the most dangerous words in the languages of the world are to be found in the assertion I AM.”

“Nevertheless, with reference to the natural process of childbirth one thing can seldom be forgotten, the fact that the human infant has an absurdly big head.”

Donald Winnicott Quotes“We are poor indeed if we are only sane.”

“The child is alone only in the presence of someone.”

“It is not possible to be original except on a basis of tradition.”

“Now I want to say: ‘After being – doing and being done to. But first, being.”

“…there is for many a poverty of play and cultural life because, although the person had a place for erudition, there was a relative failure on the part of those who constitute the child’s world of persons to introduce cultural elements at the appropriate phases of the person’s personality development.”

Donald Winnicott Quotes

Donald Winnicott Quotes

Donald Winnicott Quotes

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