The act of birth is the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety. - Sigmund Freud (Introductory Lectures On Psycho-Analysis Quotes)

The act of birth is the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.[Der Geburtsakt die Quelle und das Vorbild des Angstaffektes ist.]

Source:Introductory Lectures On Psycho-Analysis (1916), (W. W. Norton, ed. 1966), Part III. General Theory of the Neuroses, Chapter XXV. Anxiety, Page 493
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