Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Cat Quote Incorrectly Attributed to Sigmund Freud

From the online article, "10 Quotes Wrongly Attributed to Sigmund Freud":

"When did Freud say: ‘Time spent with cats is never wasted’?

Although this quote is widely attributed to Freud on quotation websites, there is no evidence that he ever said it.

He did, however, write to his friend, Arnold Zweig: “I, as is well known, do not like cats."

Click here to go to the Freud Museum London article: 10 Quotes Wrongly Attributed to Sigmund Freud

Dr. Sigmund Freud: The Master of Psychoanalysis, 1856-1939
What an old fool he was!
The doc needed MORE cats in his life, so I gave him one...
Image grabbed from the interwebs.

Gratuitous image of The PO'M.
If Dr. Freud had known Paddy, he would have changed his tune about the glory of cats!

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I have a snow day today...working from home, instead of driving 18 miles to the office.
All of the area schools are closed.

On the work agenda; napping with Manny and Chili Bruce!
And I'm in comfy clothes...

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22 comments:

  1. Enjoy working at home today. I always enjoyed that.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the kitty. ♥

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  2. I knew there was something seriously wrong with Dr. Freud. ;) I'm glad you're home safe and cozy.

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  3. Well I'll be! I've learned something today!

    I agree with you - Paddy should've been able to melt that cold Freud heart any day of the week! :)

    Lots of love to you & yours! ♥

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  4. That Freud dood looks like he would be very hard to crack, but I'm sure he's cave with a kitty of his own. Enjoy your snow day...and nap!

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  5. Oh I learned something new today!
    Your work agenda sounds great :-) Enjoy napping with da boyz!

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  6. Howdy Paddy! We'll you know the saying so I wonder if the Freud dude came back as a mouse.

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  7. Paddy could make anyone a cat lover! Enjoy your day at home, stay warm.

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  8. My human has never put much stock into Freud.

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  9. We did not know that about Freud! How can anyone not like cats?

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  10. The PO'M would surely convert any non cat person!

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  11. We always thought it odd that a guy like Freud would say that about cats because he seemed like a weird guy. And it doesn't surprise us that he doesn't like cats.

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  12. PO'M would transform ANYONE. Even that old curmudgeon!

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  13. We're glad you gave him a cat! Woo hoo, snow day!

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  14. What!? That old phoney. Everything he said or wrote about psychoanalysis is now suspect.

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  15. Well he should have said time spent with cats is off the charts fun.
    You must have had lots of snow if your schools were closed. Hugs Cecilia

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  16. well that's something - I just used that quote on my calendar for the month lol

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    1. I have the quote on a refridgerator magnet, but it only says, "Time spent with cats is never wasted" but no attribution. We've all seen it all over the place, which was why I was floored when I discovered that Freud didn't say it.

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