The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
There is a psychological technique which makes it possible to interpret dreams, and that, if that procedure is employed, every dream reveals itself as a psychical structure which has a meaning and which can be inserted at an assignable point in the mental activities of waking life.
The psycho-analysis of neurotic subjects the intimate connection between bed-wetting and the character trait of ambition.
The ancient belief that dreams foretell the future is not wholly devoid of truth. By picturing our wishes as fulfilled, dreams are after all leading us into the future. But this future, which the dreamer pictures as the present, has been moulded by his indestructible wish into a perfect likeness of the past.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.