"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. " Others had learned, "My son, sometimes a cigar is just a good smoke." Like many of our colleagues, we believed that these were Freud's words during a question and answer session after a lecture he gave at Clark University. The words were comforting in a way, giving us a chance to chalk at least some things up to pure coincidence, thus releasing us from relentless unconscious agendas and hidden sexual interpretations.
Donovan, MD, Mary E.
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol12/iss2/2