Subjective Experience Quotes

Quotes tagged as "subjective-experience" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Joseph Conrad
“No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream--alone.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“As she continually disregards and overrides her body's signals of hunger, fullness, and fatigue, a bulimic woman becomes increasingly disconnected from her subjective experience. Because she does not heed her own needs, desires, preferences, and limits, she grows ever more reliant upon external gauges to guide her life".”
Sheila M. Reindl, Sensing the Self: Women's Recovery from Bulimia

“Let's Look at Subjective Religious Experiences This Way:

What if ten thousand people went up to a mountain top, saw something, and then they all disagreed with what they saw, even people who largely agreed with each other? Even with this best possible analogy to subjective religious experiences we would still have a reason to think the lack of oxygen caused them all to hallucinate.”
John W. Loftus

Oliver Gaspirtz
“A cow's heaven is a flower's idea of hell.”
Oliver Gaspirtz

Abhijit Naskar
“Perception is like painting a scenery - no matter how beautifully you paint, it will still be a painting of the scenery, not the scenery itself.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Abhijit Naskar
“Lack of insight into each other’s private qualia of God, results in a never-ending argument between two people with vastly different conceptions of the term God.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Abhijit Naskar
“Say, there is a book written by Tolstoy sitting right there on the table. To our unique human consciousness, the reality of the papers in the book, is infinitely different from the valuable literature that they possess. For the kind of consciousness possessed by the bug which eats those papers, literature is non-existent, yet for the Human Consciousness, literature has a greater value of truth than the papers themselves.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?