— Mark Edmundson, The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days (Bloomsbury, 2007)
"Freud’s authority with Anna was absolute and he had established it early in her life in part by psychoanalyzing her himself. Looking back on the psychoanalysis, Anna said that her father never permitted her to indulge in half measures. He compelled her to offer the whole truth about everything, including her erotic life. She shared with him her sexual fantasies and her forays into masturbation, and Freud took it all in with his characteristic equanimity."