Love at first sight is a revival of an infantile impression. The first love object reappears in a different disguise.
The Autobiography of Wilhelm Stekel (1950, p. 52)
Experience shows that this transference very soon becomes the source of resistance. Love is only a seeking for love in return, Do, ut des [I give, that thou shalt give]. If the patient notices that love is not given in return or that it has not reached that degree which he expected, defiance enters in place of the love, which in turn manifests itself as active resistance.Wilhelm Stekel
Candor is always a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate.Wilhelm Stekel
People who do not understand themselves have a craving for understanding — a thing which is rather surmised and never spoken than known and clothed in words.Wilhelm Stekel
Anxiety is fear of one's self.Wilhelm Stekel
In reality, we are still children. We want to find a playmate for our thoughts and feelings.Wilhelm Stekel
Many an attack of depression is nothing but the expression of regret at having to be virtuous.Wilhelm Stekel