Unconscious Quotes

Quotes tagged as "unconscious" (showing 1-30 of 113)
Sigmund Freud
“Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.”
Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

Toba Beta
“You don't look fake when you unconsciously pretend.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Eoin Colfer
“Are you saying that you people knew about these amorophobots all the time?"
"Of course we did. They attacked us in Iceland. Remember?"
"No. I was unconscious.”
Eoin Colfer, The Atlantis Complex

Daniel C. Dennett
“If I know better than you know what I am up to, it is only because I spend more time with myself than you do.”
Daniel C. Dennett, Freedom Evolves

Daniel J. Siegel
“Our dreams and stories may contain implicit aspects of our lives even without our awareness. In fact, storytelling may be a primary way in which we can linguistically communicate to others—as well as to ourselves—the sometimes hidden contents of our implicitly remembering minds. Stories make available perspectives on the emotional themes of our implicit memory that may otherwise be consciously unavailable to us. This may be one reason why journal writing and intimate communication with others, which are so often narrative processes, have such powerful organizing effects on the mind: They allow us to modulate our emotions and make sense of the world.”
Daniel J. Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Criss Jami
“Seemingly minor yet persistent things penetrate the mind over time making it difficult to ever realize the impact; hence, though quite unfortunate, the most dangerous forms of corruption are those that are subtle and below the radar.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Stefan Molyneux
“If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don't think it's the children who need to be adjusted.”
Stefan Molyneux

George Orwell
“Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
George Orwell, 1984

Viktor E. Frankl
“In his creative work the artist is dependent on sources and resources deriving from the spiritual unconscious.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

Alain de Botton
“Intuition is unconscious accumulated experience informing judgement in real time.”
Alain de Botton

Gisèle Prassinos
“The river in front of her was black. She thought it contained many things.”
Gisèle Prassinos

Stefan Molyneux
“Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression.”
Stefan Molyneux

Milton H. Erickson
“I am very confident. I look confident. I act confident. I speak in a confident way...”
Milton H. Erickson

Anthon St. Maarten
“A misleading perception or false belief is increasingly being perpetuated that the unconscious or the intuitive is all that really matters in any spiritual endeavor, and that the conscious, rational, logical, analytical mind is the mortal enemy of spiritual awareness and soul growth.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

Dianna Hardy
“It took Pueblo a few seconds to take in his surroundings. The first thing he realised was that he felt bruised all over; the second was that his clothes were waterlogged, even more than before, from the quicksand; and the third, was that he had landed on his front and was lying on a large, uncomfortable stone.

No, wait… In his disoriented state, he shifted his weight. The stone didn't move. He was lying on his own fucking erection.”
Dianna Hardy, The Sands Of Time

Fredric Jameson
“Žižek seems to have got Hitchcock out of his system, if not out of his unconscious—one never does that.”
Fredric Jameson

Toba Beta
“The gamecock proudly stepped into the slaughterhouse.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Alison Bechdel
“Your unconscious wants to express the pain you feel about your own lost innocence. But your ego wants to keep it repressed. To the compromise is anxiety.”
Alison Bechdel, Are You My Mother?

Toba Beta
“Bukan doa orang lain yang membuat anda sukses atau gagal,
tapi karena anda telah mengaminkannya, sadar atau tak sadar.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Sigmund Freud
“Here libido and ego-interest share the same fate and have once more become indistinguishable from each other. The familiar egoism of the sick person covers them both. We find it so natural because we are certain that in the same situation we should behave in just the same way. The way in which the readiness to love, however great, is banished by bodily ailments, and suddenly replaced by complete indifference, is a theme which has been sufficiently exploited by comic writers.”
Sigmund Freud, General Psychological Theory

“In fact, unconscious scanning goes on all the time. It seems more than ever that what we know as the visionary or poetic mode is our response via the unconscious senses to what is really there in the environment. We are not trying to 'explain it away': it is rather that we symbolize this kind of awareness.”
Peter Redgrove, The Black Goddess and the Unseen Real: Our Uncommon Senses and Their Common Sense

Walter de la Mare
“Thinking is like a fountain. Once it gets going at a certain pressure, well, it almost impossible to turn it off. And, my hat! what odd things come up with the water!

("Out Of The Deep")”
Walter de la Mare, Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who have managed to attain and retain fame each uses it to dramatically increase their name’s chances of being remembered until Jesus comes back, since their heart cannot do what they consciously or unconsciously lust for, that is to say, for it to beat until Jesus returns.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“They say that the personal transformation that gives rise to self-realization – the transcendent function that leads to the highest echelon of human attainment – takes place on the border between consciousness and unconsciousness, and that when we dream we dissolve the boundary between consciousness and unconsciousness. In other words, we dream a world into being, and we are the collective product of our lifetime of immanent dreams. If the oracles are correct, I dreamed you into being, and you represent the real point of intersection between dream and reality.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

William  Boyd
“All film technique, I am convinced (and like many of my theories I am probably alone in adhering to it), originates in dreaming. We could dream slow motion before the moving camera was invented. In our dreams we could cut between parallel actions, we assembled montage shots long before some self-important Russian claimed to show us how. This is where film derives its particular power. It re-creates on screen what has been going on in our unconscious.”
William Boyd, The New Confessions

Friedrich Engels
“In the second place, however, history is made in such a way that the final result always arises from conflicts between many individual wills, of which each in turn has been made what it is by a host of particular conditions of life. Thus there are innumerable intersecting forces, an infinite series of parallelograms of forces which give rise to one resultant — the historical event. This may again itself be viewed as the product of a power which works as a whole unconsciously and without volition. For what each individual wills is obstructed by everyone else, and what emerges is something that no one willed. Thus history has proceeded hitherto in the manner of a natural process and is essentially subject to the same laws of motion. But from the fact that the wills of individuals — each of whom desires what he is impelled to by his physical constitution and external, in the last resort economic, circumstances (either his own personal circumstances or those of society in general) — do not attain what they want, but are merged into an aggregate mean, a common resultant, it must not be concluded that they are equal to zero. On the contrary, each contributes to the resultant and is to this extent included in it.”
Friedrich Engels, On Historical Materialism

Christopher Zzenn Loren
“If spiritual people are so fascinate with consciousness then why do they work so hard at being unconscious of reality?”
Christopher Zzenn Loren, unSpirituality: Permission To Be Human

Edmund Bergler
“Many a person cannot bear the thought of being completely controlled by the unconscious.”
Edmund Bergler, The Writer and Psychoanalysis

Kurt Vonnegut
“Sculptors feel that somebody else is using their hands, that they couldn’t possibly be doing this.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Ursula K. Le Guin
“I thought I was inventing my own lot of imaginary aliens​, and I was only describing the Senoi. It is not only th Captain Davidsons who can be found in the unconscious, if one looks. The quiet people who do not kill each other are there, too. It seems that a great deal is there, the things we most fear (and therefore deny), the things we most need (and therefore deny). I wonder, couldn't we start listening to our dreams, and our children dreams? "Where did you fall to, and what did you discover?”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Word for World is Forest

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