I see the monograph I have written lying before me. This too is not without relevance. My friend in Berlin, a strong visualizer, wrote to me yesterday: 'I am very much engaged with your dream-book. I can see it lying finished before me and I am leafing through the pages.' How I have envied him this prophetic gift! If only I could see it lying finished before me!
(Freud, 1900, p. 131 [Joyce Crick translation])