quote by Sigmund Freud

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

— Sigmund Freud

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Retrospection quote One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beauti
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

I might say that in retrospect, looking at where the community college system is today, I think we may have gone too far. The community college system is so big, so broad, so consuming of tax money.

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.

Everybody does that now. We all take pics... you do the same with holiday photos. You record something to look back on it, even though you’re not really there when you’re taking the picture 'cause you’re too busy recording it; so you retrospectively go to look back on where you weren’t and tell yourself you had a good time.

In retrospect, all revolutions seem inevitable. Beforehand, all revolutions seem impossible.

In retrospect I can see that my desire to create abstractions has become more and more radical. Art should not be delivering a report on reality, but should be looking at what's behind something.

The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe, in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council.

I exist here, now. I'm not much interested in the future. Or, more precisely put, I do not believe in the future. To exaggerate a little, I have no faith that I will still exist tomorrow or the day after. What is more, I absolutely detest retrospection. That dislike is balances only by my desire to make my way back home as quickly as possible.

I've always been interested in people that you wouldn't see otherwise.

If you look back at my books, photographs, and films-and since I'm doing this retrospective I've been forced to look back-the work is always about a small group of people who are somewhat isolated, and who you would never see if I didn't film or photograph them.

Silences enter the process of historical production at four crucial moments: the moment of fact creation (the making of sources); the moment of fact assembly (the making of archives); the moment of fact retrieval (the making of narratives); and the moment of retrospective significance (the making of history in the final instance).

In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.

Everything that happens to us can be looked at as a gift.

Although it's quite difficult when you're in the middle of a hard struggle with something, it's hard to see it as a gift, but in retrospect, we can almost always look back and say, "Oh, I see why I had to go through that."

The last of Summer is Delight - Deterred by Retrospect.

'Tis Ecstasy's revealed Review - Enchantment's Syndicate. To meet it - nameless as it is - Without celestial Mail - Audacious as without a Knock To walk within the Veil.

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect;

if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.

One often sees a call only in retrospect.

This too is God's design. God often reinforces our faith after we trust him, not before.

All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs.

Our Navy was very largely sunk. And we were at war in no time at all. I share, in retrospect, the distress we all share at the internment of the Japanese American citizens of the United States. It was not our finest hour. But the Supreme Court had it before it at the time, and justified it and upheld it.

I try not to think retrospectively. It's important, as an artist, to look forward, always. I do try to take work that involves some challenge. If you approach a piece of work and you're going, "Yeah, yeah, I can do that," then that's kind of a red flag.

You can't explain success in retrospect.

The moment you leap into the void, that moment is impossible to negate, after success.

Christian history looks glorious in retrospect;

but it is made up of constant hard choices and unattractive tasks, accepted under the pressure of the Will of God.

I thought it would be my one and only exhibition so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective.

Contrary to the legend, Darwin's finches do not appear to have inspired his earliest theoretical views on evolution, even after he finally became an evolutionist in 1837; rather it was his evolutionary views that allowed him, retrospectively, to understand the complex case of the finches.

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.

Understanding is always in some sense retrospective, which is what Hegel meant by remarking that the owl of Minerva flies only at night.

Until one looks back on one's own past one fails to realise what an extraordinary view of the world a child has.

I have often had a retrospective vision where everything in my past life seems to fall with significance into logical sequence.

Our ideas are the offspring of our senses;

we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.

But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings.

So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person's genius is confined to a very few hours.

I don't know how I made those movies.

I went out every single night, I smoked pot every single day. I drank. We did everything, but I never became a drug addict or an alcoholic. Other friends are dead, many of them. So many people in this retrospective...in Female Trouble, almost everyone is dead.

History is lived forwards but it is written in retrospect.

We know the end before we consider the beginning and we can never wholly recapture what it was to know the beginning only.

Everything is funnier in retrospect, funnier and prettier and cooler.

You can laugh at anything from far enough away.

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