Donald Winnicott and Harold Pinter

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“In a remembrance of the writer Harold Pinter that appeared in the Los Angeles Times (and posted on Slow Painting), Charles McNulty included a memorable quote by D. W. Winnicott:

But for all his vehemence and posturing, Pinter was too gifted with words
and too astute a critic to be dismissed as an ideological crank.
He was also too deft a psychologist,
understanding what the British psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott meant
when he wrote that
“being weak is as aggressive as the attack of the strong on the weak”
and that the repressive denial
of personal aggressiveness is perhaps even more dangerous
than ranting and raving.
(All that stiff-upper-lip business can be murderous.)”

I just came across that quote by accident
and thought it was worth posting here

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  1. Have a beautiful Monday, Kathryn….the sun is shining. 🙂 xxx

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