Consciousness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Consciousness

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Malcolm X raised my consciousness about myself and my people and other people more than any person I know. I knew him before he became Malcolm X.
~By Lena Horne ~


Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject.
~By Joseph Story ~


Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.
~By John Sterling ~


True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.
~By Don DeLillo ~


The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
~By Joseph Campbell ~


If all consciousness is subject to essential laws in a manner similar to that in which spatial reality is subject to mathematical laws, then these essential laws will be of most fertile significance in investigating facts of the conscious life of human and brute animals.
~By Edmund Husserl ~


It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living.
~By Max Frisch ~


Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor's New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations.
~By Roger Penrose ~


Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


If God and man are in themselves one, and if religion is the human side of this unity then must this unity be made evident to man in religion, and become in him consciousness and reality.
~By David Friedrich Strauss ~


As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.
~By Martin Heidegger ~


One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.
~By C. L. R. James ~


This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.
~By Michael Pollan ~


In Socrates' thought the two marks of individual self-consciousness appear; it is practical and it is social.
~By James M. Baldwin ~


When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac.
~By George B. McClellan ~


Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
~By Alan Moore ~


Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness.
~By Franz Liszt ~


Nobody would take checks from Indians, nobody would give them any credit, and nobody would let them drink in the bars. There was a rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the Indians were treated constantly. At a very young age, that had entered my consciousness.
~By James Welch ~


Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
~By Mason Cooley ~


I think that will be a lot of fun for audiences to get the same stream of consciousness that was going through my head at the time. It was very exciting to suddenly recall what I was feeling at the time.
~By Roland Joffe ~


Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
~By John Sterling ~


All science is experiential; but all experience must be related back to and derives its its validity from the conditions and context of consciousness in which it arises, i.e., the totality of our nature.
~By Wilhelm Dilthey ~


I don't think the British carry a historical consciousness either.
~By Tom Paulin ~


The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.
~By Hans Bender ~


But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.
~By Jack Kerouac ~


The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.
~By Vladimir Lenin ~


If you didn't have any conscious beings in the world, there really wouldn't be morality but with consciousness that you have it.
~By Roger Penrose ~


The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.
~By Richard Carlson ~


We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
~By Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~


There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
~By Walt Whitman ~


But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
~By Benito Mussolini ~


Nothing will see us through the age we're entering but high consciousness, and that comes hard. We don't have a good, modern myth yet, and we need one.
~By Robert Johnson ~


The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them.
~By John McCain ~


When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.
~By Audre Lorde ~


I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience.
~By Marguerite Young ~


The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them.
~By Rudolf Virchow ~


I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


But it has, in addition, an even more precious quality - a consciousness of the human intelligence, the human spirit and that man is a social creature.
~By Norman McLaren ~


All historical experience demonstrates the following: Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved.
~By Hans Kung ~


But my doubt would not be overcome. Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both.
~By Georg Brandes ~


You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven development of class militancy and class consciousness.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


The reason bin Laden staggered the planes going into the towers was so every camera would be focused on the second tower when the plane hit. It was not only the murder, but the perpetual image of the horror that permeated into people's consciousness.
~By John Cusack ~


It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse. Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.
~By Alex Grey ~


And we're seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are.
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


There have been a number of us working very, very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness, through fantasy literature and other media. I hope we're succeeding in some small way.
~By Terri Windling ~


You can have relatively high levels of class consciousness with a lower level of class militancy than one would have expected.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


Sensation is not the conduction of a quality or state of external bodies to consciousness, but the conduction of a quality or state of our nerves to consciousness, excited by an external cause.
~By Johannes P. Muller ~


Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.
~By Joseph Wood Krutch ~


As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness.
~By Roger Penrose ~


There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
~By Carl Jung ~


Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
~By Aaron Copland ~


When I came back to Britain, I realized that I was no longer a very young woman. I had to meet my new consciousness, my new age, with roles that reflected it somewhat.
~By Julie Christie ~


Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century.
~By David Chalmers ~


If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
~By Nguyen Cao Ky ~


A young man is stirred and stimulated by the consciousness of how much depends upon his own exertions: a young girl is oppressed by it.
~By Elizabeth Missing Sewell ~


I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


You can only paint through your experience and sub-consciousness.
~By Barbara Smith ~


Language comes first. It's not that language grows out of consciousness, if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious.
~By Alan Moore ~


Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
~By Iris Murdoch ~


When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.
~By Dietrich Fischer Dieskau ~


On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself.
~By Georg Simmel ~


The human being is flesh and consciousness, body and soul; his heart is an abyss which can only be filled by that which is godly.
~By Olivier Messiaen ~


If you listen to a lot of music, it gradually seeps into your consciousness or your unconsciousness and comes out in your music.
~By John Abercrombie ~


The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.
~By Leon Trotsky ~


I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.
~By Iain Banks ~


Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
~By James M. Baldwin ~


No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity.
~By Charles Ives ~


Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
~By Henry James ~


Porno is the unconsciousness of culture, the libido of humanity.
~By Masami Akita ~


In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


The ideal of a pure phenomenology will be perfected only by answering this question; pure phenomenology is to be separated sharply from psychology at large and, specifically, from the descriptive psychology of the phenomena of consciousness.
~By Edmund Husserl ~


It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
~By Annie Dillard ~


Physiology seeks to derive the processes in our own nervous system from general physical forces, without considering whether these processes are or are not accompanied by processes of consciousness.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
~By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ~


Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
~By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ~


The world is real. Consciousness is the illusion.
~By Craig Bruce ~


Consciousness is the glory of creation.
~By James Broughton ~


If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
~By Gunther Grass ~


The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
~By Paul Twitchell ~


A poem is learned by heart and then not again repeated. We will suppose that after a half year it has been forgotten: no effort of recollection is able to call it back again into consciousness.
~By Hermann Ebbinghaus ~


I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.
~By James Thurber ~


As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.
~By Abdolkarim Soroush ~


If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
~By Les Brown ~


If consciousness can function independently of the body during one's lifetime, it could be able to do the same after death.
~By Stanislav Grof ~

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