‘I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.’ – Anna Freud

‘We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.’ – Anna Freud

‘If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.’ – Anna Freud

‘Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.’ – Anna Freud

‘Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present.’ – Anna Freud

‘How can one know anything at all about people?’ – Anna Freud

‘I am glad that I do not have any children.’ – Anna Freud

‘Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?’ – Anna Freud

‘Create around one at least a small circle where matters are arranged as one wants them to be.’ – Anna Freud

‘We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work.’ – Anna Freud