Consciousness Quotes

One forgets the self, Zen teachers say, by becoming one with the task at hand. At such moments, r...

One forgets the self, Zen teachers say, by becoming one with the task at hand. At such moments, released from the burdens of self-hood, one glimpses, however briefly, a state of spiritual wholeness that underlies and supports oneโ€™s everyday consciousness. โ€”Andrew Cooper, The Transcendent Imperative
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"Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-conscio...

"Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make". - Bruce Lee
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โ€œYou develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense di...

โ€œYou develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty." โ€• Edgar Mitchell
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โ€œAs we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more ...

โ€œAs we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.โ€ โ€”Ram Dass
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"If the thrown stone had consc...

"If the thrown stone had consciousness, it would say:ยป I fly because I want to.ยซ - Blaise Pascal
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"I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five ho...

"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." โ€” James Thurber
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โ€œWithout consciousness, we wouldn't exist, and if we did exist,...

โ€œWithout consciousness, we wouldn't exist, and if we did exist, we wouldn't know it. It's awareness, it's existence, it's I am-ness. Consciousness is very different from informationโ€ โ€” David Lynch
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"We are unable, at certain times, to bring into consciousness with suf...

"We are unable, at certain times, to bring into consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago. We are without defense against the first drink." - Bill W
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โ€œTrue philosophy must start from the most immediate and com...

โ€œTrue philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.โ€ -Albert Schweitzer
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โ€œIt would be the most peaceful to love in silence, ...

โ€œIt would be the most peaceful to love in silence, but there are consciousness and personality, so we have to speak. And then love becomes hell.โ€ - Albert Camus
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"When people pass away, we hurt, and we miss them. It's co...

"When people pass away, we hurt, and we miss them. It's consoling to know they're not feeling anything. They're void of any consciousness. They're at peace." - Izey Victoria Odiase
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"There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said thi...

"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." --Marcel Proust
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โ€œYou are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can d...

โ€œYou are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.โ€ - Terrence Mckenna
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Consciousness will lead to success and bliss, ignorance will lead to ...

Consciousness will lead to success and bliss, ignorance will lead to failure and pain; consciousness is momentarily painful and ignorance is momentarily blissful, eventually either will accumulate to what it should.
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โ€œToday a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration....

โ€œToday a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, thereโ€™s no such thing as death, life is only a dream & weโ€™re the imagination of ourselves. Hereโ€™s Tom with the weatherโ€ - Bill Hicks
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The mind is a deep and powerful river, of wh...

The mind is a deep and powerful river, of which our consciousness is but a boat from which we mostly just admire the scenery. ~ StreetLight
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Your primary purpose is to enable consciousness to ...

Your primary purpose is to enable consciousness to flow into what you do. The secondary purpose is whatever you want to achieve through the doing. Eckhart Tolle
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The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There come...

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you donโ€™t know how or why. Albert Einstein
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โ€œThis is the terror: to have emerged from nothing, to have a name...

โ€œThis is the terror: to have emerged from nothing, to have a name, consciousness of self, deep inner feelings, an excruciating inner yearning for life and self-expression and with all this yet to die.โ€œ
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โ€œWith every increase in the degree of consciousness, and in pro...

โ€œWith every increase in the degree of consciousness, and in proportion to that increase, the intensity of despair increases: the more consciousness the more intense the despair.โ€ โ€”Sรธren Kierkegaard
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Thinking is no more than a tiny aspe...

Thinking is no more than a tiny aspect of the totality of consciousness, the totality of who you are. Eckhart Tolle
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"A crowd is not the sum of the individuals who compose it. Rat...

"A crowd is not the sum of the individuals who compose it. Rather it is a species of animal, without language or real consciousness, born when they gather, dying when they depart." -Gene Wolfe
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"This, then, is the human problem: there is a price to be pai...

"This, then, is the human problem: there is a price to be paid for every increase in consciousness. We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain." Alan Watts
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"The self important, always know at some level of their consciousness that their egotism is going...

"The self important, always know at some level of their consciousness that their egotism is going to be punctured by humour. That's why they see it as a threat, and so dishonestly, pretend that their deficiency makes their views more substantial, when it only makes them feel bigger" - John Cleese
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"Nothing exists except...

"Nothing exists except through human consciousness" George Orwell - 1984
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There are no probl...

There are no problems without consciousness. Carl Gustav Jung
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