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Quotation by Sigmund Freud
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 7, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1953). "The First Dream," Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria (1905).
Freud thus justified his interest in symbolism: "and thus the task of making conscious the most hidden recesses of the mind is one which it is quite possible to accomplish."
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