Conciousness Quotes

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George Orwell
“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.”
George Orwell, 1984

“Live to learn to love.
Learn to love to live.
Love to live to learn
so that you may live the life that you yearn.”
Rico Dasheem

T.F. Hodge
“Hating skin color is contempt for God's divine creative imagination. Honoring it is appreciation for conscious, beautiful-love-inspired diversity.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“An educator should consider that he has failed in his job if he has not succeeded in instilling some trace of a divine dissatisfaction with our miserable social environment. ”
Anthony Standen

Arthur C. Clarke
“Imagine that every man’s mind is an island, surrounded by ocean. Each seems isolated, yet in reality all are linked by the bedrock from which they spring. If the ocean were to vanish, that would be the end of the islands. They would all be part of one continent, but the individuality would have gone”
Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End

Yevgeny Zamyatin
“So here I am in step with everyone now, and yet I'm still separate from everyone. I am still trembling all over from the agitation I endured, like a bridge after an ancient train has rumbled over it. I am aware of myself. And, of course, the only things that are aware of themselves and conscious of their individuality are irritated eyes, cut fingers, sore teeth. A healthy eye, finger, tooth might as well not even be there. Isn't it clear that individual consciousness is just sickness?”
Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

Nikki Rowe
“Our souls gravitate toward the things meant for us,
and everything that is meant for us isn't necessarily pretty, but whatever we are pulled toward is necessary for our growth.”
Nikki rowe

Bryant McGill
“In so many ways we are still in the dark ages, but there is light appearing over the horizon of choice and consciousness.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

“A mind funded by logic can not be corrupted.”
Axel Voigtländer

Theodore Sturgeon
“Wrong as a squirrel with feathers, or a wolf with wooden teeth; not injustice, not unfairness—just a wrongness that, under the sky, could not exist.”
Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human

Paramahamsa Nithyananda
“Low self-esteem means showing yourself
or imagining yourself to be less than what
you are. High self-esteem is imagining
yourself to be much more than what you
are. Again, this is also based on the
opinions of others. You judge yourself
based on your lifestyle rather than your life.
- HDH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, in the book "Living Enlightenment”
Paramahamsa Nithyananda, Living Enlightenment

Jeanette Winterson
“Once out of the body you will be able to choose any form you like, and change it as often as you like. Animal, vegetable, mineral. The gods appeared in human form and animal form, and they changed others into trees or birds. Those were stories about the future. We have always known that we are not limited to the shape we inhabit.”
Jeanette Winterson, Frankissstein: A Love Story

Steven Magee
“Reality comes in many different flavors.”
Steven Magee

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Rembrandt’s embrace remained imprinted on my soul far more profoundly than any temporary expression of emotional support. It had brought me into touch with something within me that lies far beyond the ups and downs of a busy life, something that represents the ongoing yearning of the human spirit, the yearning for a final return, an unambiguous sense of safety, a lasting home. The yearning for a lasting home, brought to consciousness by Rembrandt’s painting, grew deeper and stronger, somehow making the painter himself into a faithful companion and guide.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

Apollo Figueiredo
“Perspective is reality, perspective can be changed, therefore reality can be too. In this way reality then becomes subjective.”
Apollo Figueiredo, A Laugh in the Spoke

Rainer Maria Rilke
“I think there was a conflict, a mutual struggle between the two procedures of, first, looking and confidently perceiving, and then of appropriating and making personal use of what has been perceived; that the two, perhaps as a result of becoming conscious, would immediately start opposing each other, talking out loud, as it were, and go on perpetually interrupting and contradicting each other.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne

Vairamuthu
“மனசு பின்னாடி மனுசன் போனான்னா அவன் மிருகம்; மனுசன் பின்னாடியே மனசு வந்துச்சுன்னா அவன் தெய்வம்."

"நீ மிருகமா? தெய்வமா?"

"நான் ரெண்டும்தானடா மகனே. மாறிமாறித்தான் இருக்கேன். ஆனா ஒண்ணு, தெய்வமா இருந்தாத் தெரியுது எனக்கு; மிருகமா இருந்தாத் தெரியல.”
Vairamuthu, Moondram Ulaga Por

Michael Pollan
“I’m struck by the fact there was nothing supernatural about my heightened perceptions that afternoon, nothing that I needed an idea of magic or a divinity to explain. No, all it took was another perceptual slant on the same old reality, a lens or mode of consciousness that invented nothing but merely (merely!) italicized the prose of ordinary experience, disclosing the wonder that is always there in a garden or wood, hidden in plain sight—another form of consciousness “parted from [us],” as William James put it, “by the filmiest of screens.” Nature does in fact teem with subjectivities—call them spirits if you like—other than our own; it is only the human ego, with its imagined monopoly on subjectivity, that keeps us from recognizing them all, our kith and kin. In this sense, I guess Paul Stamets is right to think the mushrooms are bringing us messages from nature, or at least helping us to open up and read them.”
Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Theodore Sturgeon
“When I was alone, he thought, time passed me like that. Time passes like that now, so it must be that I am alone again.”
Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human

António R. Damásio
“The varied players—objects and events, currently present or recalled from memory—do not pluck the strings of any violins or cellos and do not press the keys of countless pianos, but the metaphor captures the situation. Objects and eventsdo “play,” in the sense that they, as distinct entities within the organism’s mind, can act on certain neural structures of the organism, “affect” their state, and change those other structures for a passing moment. Over the “playing time,” their actions result in a certain kind of music, the music of our thoughts and feelings and of the meanings that emerge from the inner narratives they help construct. The result may be subtle or not so. Sometimes it amounts to an operatic performance. You can attend it passively, or you can intervene, modify the score to a greater or smaller extent, and produce unpredicted results.”
Antonio Damasio, El extraño orden de las cosas

Jose R. Coronado
“It's owed to us through immunities of our individualities but we're deceived and become surety. Sure to be if we grow in knowledge, we can charge it back to the treasury & be master of who we truly are to be.
Contrast between phantoms & the contract killas, contradicting what's meant to be free. Commercial warfare but money can't release you from the bind; only spiritual knowledge from God which is enlightened through the mind.”
Jose R. Coronado, The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey

Nikki Rowe
“You'll spend a long portion of your life fighting off evil, if you are consumed by its toxins. One cannot win with the same tactics of the opponent, spend the time running toward your soul on an internal seek, an inner peace that accepts there is pain, there is tragedy, there is misfortune in this world but there is also power to turn these great adversities into the kind of light that ripples a postive effect amongst millions.”
Nikki rowe

Jamal Nazrul Islam
“If the standard model is correct, the universe started in a state of high density and temperature, with all matter and radiation forming one great continuous mass. It is very remarkable that this undifferentiated soup should have the intrinsic property that in due course of time it develops into galaxies of which at least one creates life with such staggering complexity, subtlety and diversity and often such stunning beauty. It also creates thinking and feeling beings which in turn can contemplate the universe and study its properties and which can love and hate.”
Jamal Nazrul Islam, The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe

David R. Hawkins
“Humanity is just an expression of existence.”
David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Your conscience, dammit - doesn't it ever bother you?"
"Why should it? I've never done anything dishonest."
"Let me put it another way: do you agree things are a mess?"
"Between us?"
"Everywhere! The world!" She could be appallingly nearsighted. Whenever possible, she liked to reduce any generalization to terms of herself and persons she knew intimately. "Homestead, for instance."
"What else could we possibly give the people that they haven't got?"
"There! You made my point for me. You said, what else could we give them, as though everything in the world were ours to give or withhold."
"Somebody's got to take responsibility, and that's just the way it is when somebody does."
"That's just it: things haven't always been that way. It's new, and it's people like us who've brought it about. Hell, everybody used to have some personal skill or willingness to work or something he could trade for what he wanted. Now that the machines have taken over, it's quite somebody who has anything to offer. All most people can do is hope to be given something."
"If someone has brains," said Anita firmly, "he can still get to the top. That's the American way, Paul, and it hasn't changed." She looked at him appraisingly. "Brains and nerve, Paul."
"And blinders." The punch was gone from his voice, and he felt drugged, a drowsiness from a little too much to drink, from scrambling over a series of emotional peaks and pits, from utter frustration.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Player Piano

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Let your mind be as big as the universe. Infinite.”
Torron-Lee Dewar, Creativity is Everything

Torron-Lee Dewar
“The internet is used as not just a tool anymore but as part of our daily makeup. Almost like oxygen. Discipline goes a long way in protecting our sanity.”
Torron-Lee Dewar, Creativity is Everything

“Note too that while professional philosophers are paid to scrutinize belief - to reveal hidden assumptions and bring attention to faulty inferences - that's not how most of us now, or our ancestors then, go about it. Many beliefs in most lives go unexamined.”
Brian Greene, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Mango Wodzak
“The only genuinely effective way to change the collective consciousness of humans, is to work on ourselves as individuals, to separate ourselves from everything we recognise to be inherently harmful, and to inspire the same in others.”
Mango Wodzak, Topsy-Turvy World - Vegan Anarchy

“We’re all in a time river that doesn’t stop flowing, currently ending with a drop into the abyss.The further along the river we get the more we understand about it. So, we can accept our fate, and drift until we fall off the edge, or fight to figure out how to extend the length of the river.”
Jack Jay

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