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Santa Mari-a
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I searched this forum for "cigar" and had no results, so I figure this one hasn't been discussed. Did Sigmund Freud really say "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"? People say it all the time, citing Freud, but I've never seen the specific source for it. Does anyone know?

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Jay Tea
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There are thousands of sites attributing this quotation to Freud, although nobody seems to know the exact circumstances during which the utterance arose.

I would say it's reasonable to attribute this to Freud, but as he's dead, we'll never know for sure...

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Raven
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I've talked to a few psychologists, and they say that it is not written in any of his books or papers. They say that Jung attributed it to Freud in 1909, and that Freud never denied saying it.

I would bet, however, that it is also not written in any of Jung's letters either.

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slow_and_lazy
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I've heard this one as a part of a joke.
One morning Freud's daughter said to her dad:
" I had a strange dream - I was sucking a cigar and it felt soo good!"
To which Freud answered: "Well, honey, sometimes cigar is just a cigar."

Some versions have cigar replaced with banana.

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GranolaSuicideSpawn2
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That sounds like it was taken from the old SNL skit with Dan Aykroyd as Freud and Laraine Newman as Anna. "Zey vere all giving me bananas, but yourss vas de only banana I vanted to eat papa," and Aykroyd says "Sometimes a banana is only a banana, Anna."
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