It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
— Edgar Allan Poe

The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe analytics quote

I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
— Arthur Conan Doyle

He Freud often said three things were impossible to fulfill completely; healing, education, governing. He limited his goals in analytic treatment to brining the patient to the point where he could work for a living and learn to love.
— Theodor Reik

The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.
— Sigmund Freud