We always find in the patient a conflict which at a certain point is connected with the great problems of society. Hence, when the analysis is pushed to this point, the apparently individual conflict of the patient is revealed as a universal conflict of his environment and epoch.
By soul I mean, first of all, a perspective rather than a substance, a viewpoint toward things rather than a thing itself. Between us and events, between the doer and the deed, there is a reflective moment—and soul-making means differentiating this middle ground.
I had learned that all the greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally insoluble. (…) They can never be solved, but only outgrown.