Top 8 Peter Gay Quotes of 2019

“My definition of modernism took a while to develop.”

― Peter Gay

“And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically.”

― Peter Gay

“Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word.”

― Peter Gay

“My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal, as developed by Freud, is largely right.”

― Peter Gay

“What interests me, and has always interested me, has been modernism.”

― Peter Gay

“There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence.”

― Peter Gay

“People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud’s legacy itself.”

― Peter Gay

“To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon, To be able to understand that someone you disagree with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree.”

― Peter Gay

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