Quotations by Author

James Hillman

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.

It's not enough just to be a mother. It's not only the social pressure on mothers by certain kinds of feminism and other sources. There is also economic pressure on them. It's a terrible cruelty.

Problems come from the environment, the cities, the economy, the racism. They come from architecture, school systems, capitalism, exploitation.

The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?

We approach people the same way we approach our cars. We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask, What's wrong with him, how much will it cost, and when can I pick him up?