Consciousness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Consciousness

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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 ~


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 ~


The mode of consciousness of nonhuman species is quite different from human consciousness.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


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 ~


Consciousness is a disease.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


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 ~


Everybody has a high point and a lot goes into that: timing, situation, general consciousness.
~By Alex Van Halen ~


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


Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


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 ~


Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.
~By William Christopher Handy ~


The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology, where people are studying the relationship of consciousness to neural and cognitive processes without really trying to reduce it to those processes.
~By David Chalmers ~


There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.
~By Tim Robbins ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
~By Mason Cooley ~


It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
~By Anthony Kiedis ~


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 ~


Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
~By Eric Butterworth ~


Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.
~By Steven Biko ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable.
~By Thomas Nagel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers.
~By Ernest Dimnet ~


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


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 ~


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


We hit a stride where all self-consciousness disappeared.
~By Joshua Leonard ~


Life is a state of consciousness.
~By Emmet Fox ~


I believe that the Framers of the Constitution made their intent clear when they wrote the First Amendment. I believe they wanted to keep the new government from endorsing one religion over another, not erase the public consciousness or common faith.
~By Nick Rahall ~


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 ~


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


The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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


Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God; the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet those whom we have offended.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


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


Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


I have a picture of an ideal consciousness.
~By Henry Flynt ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence.
~By Moses Mendelssohn ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


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


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


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 ~


The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity.
~By Steven Biko ~


The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I think that the consciousness of passion makes you act very differently.
~By Pedro Almodovar ~


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 ~


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 ~


If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness.
~By M. Esther Harding ~


Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


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


Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life.
~By Jasper Johns ~


There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people's consciousness.
~By Edwidge Danticat ~


Many cultures have independently developed a belief system in reincarnation that includes return of the unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


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 ~


I'm not a fast, stream-of-consciousness lyricist at all - I know some guys who are, and if there is one skill I wish I had, it's that.
~By Jonny Lang ~


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


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 ~


The Republican consciousness has no integrity and it falls apart once you check it out. If you're a Christian, why would you want to fry this dude?
~By Ken Kesey ~


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


Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news.
~By David Chalmers ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


In the vanity of self-consciousness one feels at a long remove above the ordinary love and trustfulness of a simple and pure heart.
~By Donald G. Mitchell ~


There's a constant drip and trickle of life that goes into one's awareness really and consciousness of things.
~By Mike Leigh ~


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 ~


I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years.
~By David Chalmers ~


Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
~By Ayn Rand ~

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