The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only a half-truth, and must, if it is honest, also admit its inadequacy.
The rational attitude which permits us to declare objective values as valid at all is not the work of the individual subject, but the product of human history.
The great problems of life, including of course sex, are always related to the primordial images of the collective unconscious.
The capacity for directed thinking I call intellect; the capacity for passive or undirected thinking I call intellectual intuition.
Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind.