Carl Jung: If there’s one thing that terrified me, it was dead conceptualism.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology

Dear Professor Schmid, 9 February 1960

Best thanks for your kind letter.

It is indeed a great honour that you wish to dedicate your essays on Goethe and Schiller to me.

Thank you very much.

I am looking forward to seeing what you mean by “completion.”

You are too modest!

In reality you create images and viewpoints which have only been helped along by some of my ideas.

This gives me great satisfaction, because what alone has always mattered to me was to find out whether my way of looking at things is in accord with life or not.

If it is, then it will live on and express something alive.

If there’s one thing that terrified me, it was dead conceptualism.

Again with best thanks,

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung

~Carl Jung, Collected Letters Vol. II, Page 543

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