Consciousness Quotes And Sayings

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There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education - aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness - presented alienated forms of our true historical being.
~By Hans-Georg Gadamer ~


Everyone has a right to change their consciousness, but ultimately the whole process is misleading.
~By Robyn Hitchcock ~


Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.
~By Barbara de Angelis ~


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 ~


There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
~By Catherine Drinker Bowen ~


Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
~By Mason Cooley ~


The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob; it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.
~By Ray Stannard Baker ~


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


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


On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do, and I am making a contribution that will, in the end, help raise social consciousness, dispel some of the myths about being large, and change the way that people view and interact with large people.
~By Camryn Manheim ~


With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
~By Peter Abrahams ~


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 ~


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 ~


What does it mean, exactly, for a given system to be a "neural correlate of consciousness"?
~By David Chalmers ~


The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness, in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life, is indifferent. Whereas, the European hasn't got so much care in him, so he cares much more for life and living.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


Ideology has very little to do with 'consciousness' - it is profoundly unconscious.
~By Louis Althusser ~


Actors cannot choose the manner in which they are born. Consequently, it is the one gesture in their lives completely devoid of self-consciousness.
~By Helen Hayes ~


I do think the attempt to raise consciousness has succeeded. People are very aware of gender concerns now.
~By Clifford Geertz ~


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 ~


The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


The book has many different characteristics: some are extremely old-fashioned storytelling traits, but there are also a fair number of postmodern traits, and the self-consciousness is one.
~By Jeffrey Eugenides ~


We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits - and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.
~By Simone Weil ~


Part of the lesbian consciousness is an absolute recognition of the erotic within our lives and, taking that a step further, dealing with the erotic not only in sexual terms.
~By Audre Lorde ~


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


Consciousness is a disease.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


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 greater the conceptual significance of a literary product, the more it should be assumed that it is based on an idea that determines the whole, and that the deeper consciousness of the time to which it belongs is reflected in it.
~By Ferdinand Christian Baur ~


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


The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished, so far as our domestic development was concerned, by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
~By Herbert Croly ~


Chris Hemsworth is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he's also funny as hell, and he's so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff, he's so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way.
~By Tom Hiddleston ~


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


The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness.
~By Robert Delaunay ~


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


Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.
~By Katherine Mansfield ~


Without needing to be theoretically instructed, consciousness quickly realizes that it is the site of variously contending discourses.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.
~By Sri Chinmoy ~


Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
~By Ella Maillart ~


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


It's from our sufferings that we form our consciousness.
~By Lisa Bonet ~


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 ~


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 ~


The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness.
~By Marilyn Ferguson ~


Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.
~By Dewitt Bodeen ~


Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness.
~By Remy de Gourmont ~


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 ~


Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can't do a comedy unless you've just done a comedy.
~By Val Kilmer ~


The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect.
~By Luciano Berio ~


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 ~


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 ~


Mental states of every kind, - sensations, feelings, ideas, - which were at one time present in consciousness and then have disappeared from it, have not with their disappearance absolutely ceased to exist.
~By Hermann Ebbinghaus ~


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 ~


Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


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


The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


The conclusion you can draw from these characteristics is that you have an uneven development of class activity and an uneven development of class consciousness in the working class.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


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


On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.
~By John Cheever ~


Art is the production of objects for consumption, to be used and discarded while waiting for a new world in which man will have succeeded in freeing himself of everything, even of his own consciousness.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


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 ~


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 ~


At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution.
~By Barbara Hepworth ~


Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
~By Voltaire ~


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 real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
~By Joseph Brodsky ~


In terms of having high hopes that the level of consciousness will get higher and higher, yeah.
~By Anthony Kiedis ~


We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher, where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward such principles as emergence and self-organization.
~By Michael Shermer ~


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 ~


I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


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 ~


Consciousness itself is an infinite regress. This explains coincidences.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


What's fascinating is that when you write a script, it's almost a stream of consciousness. You have an idea that it means something, but you're not always sure what. Then when you get on the set, the actors teach you.
~By Gary Oldman ~


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 ~


Something similar is still true of the courses followed by manifold intuitions which together make up the unity of one continuous consciousness of one and the same object.
~By Edmund Husserl ~


Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with.
~By David Chalmers ~


Everything depends therefore on encountering thought at its source. Such thought is the reality of man's being, which achieved consciousness and understanding of itself through it.
~By Karl Jaspers ~


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 ~


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 ~


No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
~By Albert Einstein ~


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


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 ~


There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory).
~By Daniel Clement Dennett ~


Conflict is the beginning of consciousness.
~By M. Esther Harding ~


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 ~


There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
~By Marcel Proust ~


For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human terms wherein my individuality consists. In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell.
~By Josiah Royce ~


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


I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
~By Robert Redford ~


And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else's, I'm happy to do it.
~By Bill Hicks ~


Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning.
~By Clifford D. Simak ~


In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas.
~By John Millington Synge ~

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