The psycho-analyst, as is well known, should not listen with strained attention when the patient talks, but by ‘suspended attention’ allow scope to his own unconscious. I should like to make an exception to this rule, in regard to the narration of the patient’s dreams, for here every detail, every shade of expression, the sequence of the content, must in the interpretation be put into words. One should also endeavour to observe accurately the wording of the dreams. Complicated dreams I often have narrated to me again, in cases of necessity even a third time.