#CarlJung #Quotes #dreams
It is characteristic that dreams never express themselves in a logical, abstract way but always in the language of parable or simile. This is also a characteristic of primitive languages, whose flowery turns of phrase are very striking. If we remember the monuments of ancient literature, we find that what nowadays is expressed by means of abstractions was then expressed mostly by similes. Even a philosopher like Plato did not disdain to express certain fundamental ideas in this way.
Carl Jung (CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, “General Aspects of Dream Psychology,” 474)