"This task [of forming a synthesis from fragments that emerge in the analysis of a patient] ... finds a natural limit when it is a question of forcing a structure which is itself in many dimensions onto the two-dimensional descriptive plane. I must therefore content myself with bringing forward fragmentary portions, which the reader can then put together into a living whole."

Sigmund Freud: "From the History of an Infantile Neurosis," in The Wolf Man by The Wolf Man (New York: Basic Books, 1971), p.173.