Quotation by Sigmund Freud

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?" [Was will das Weib?]
Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist. quoted in Sigmund Freud: Life and Work, vol. 2, pt. 3, ch. 16, Ernest Jones (1955).

Quoted from a letter to Marie Bonaparte. Freud's views on women are summed up in Peter Gay, Freud: A Life of Our Time, pt. 10 (1988). On the subject of women's psyche, Oscar Wilde wrote, "The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women ... merely adored." (Mrs. Chieveley, in The Ideal Husband, act 1, 1895).
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