Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn't there. If, however, you force him to look into it, he'll at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be. "The Selective Ego," Ego, entry for 14 Oct 1932.
Source: "The Selective Ego," Ego, entry for 14 Oct 1932.
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