Unconsciousness 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

“When the black thing was at its worst, when the illicit cocktails and the ten-mile runs stopped working, I would feel numb as if dead to the world. I moved unconsciously, with heavy limbs, like a zombie from a horror film. I felt a pain so fierce and persistent deep inside me, I was tempted to take the chopping knife in the kitchen and cut the black thing out I would lie on my bed staring at the ceiling thinking about that knife and using all my limited powers of self-control to stop myself from going downstairs to get it.”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

“When the rusty shackles of our emotions are being unchained, we can become lovers without a cause, and intrinsically the deepest wells of our unconsciousness may uncover the uncharted territories of deliverance, granting free rein to our intuition and giving love downright carte blanche. ("Another empty room" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Annie Dillard
“We teach our children one thing only, as we were taught: to wake up. We teach our children to look alive there, to join by words and activities the life of human culture on this planet's crust. As adults we are almost all adept at waking up. We have so mastered the transition we make a hundred times a day, as, like so many will-less dolphins, we plunge and surface, lapse and emerge. We live half our waking lives and all of our sleeping lives in some private, useless, and insensible waters we never mention or recall. Useless, I say. Valueless, I might add — until someone hauls their wealth up to the surface and into the wide-awake city, in a form that people can use.”
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

Lee Goldberg
“Happiness is an illusion, Natalie. It doesn't actually exist."

"Of course it does," I said. "It's what you feel when you're not sad."

"That's unconsciousness. And I'm pretty sure that I'm miserable when I am unconscious, too.”
Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk on the Couch

Amit Ray
“World is a multi-dimensional reality. At lower level it is full with unconsciousness and competitiveness. At higher level it is full with beauty, bliss and divinity. Focus on higher dimensions.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Anthon St. Maarten
“Not accomplishing your Life Plan is a tragic act of free will. It is akin to charting an elaborate vacation itinerary before arriving at your holiday destination, with all kinds of plans for outdoor adventures and intentions to go sightseeing and shopping, but then ending up spending the whole trip in your hotel room ordering from room service and watching television. In a similar fashion the unconscious soul spends a lifetime in the semi-conscious state of Divine Disconnection and then returns home mostly ‘empty-handed’.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

Stefan Molyneux
“When people encounter the free market and they recoil or react negatively to it, they're merely confessing that voluntaryism, trade and negotiation are foreign and threatening to them, which tells you everything about how tragically they were raised.”
Stefan Molyneux

Philip K. Dick
“Consciousness of unconsciousness”
Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Henry James
“...he felt the whole vision turn to darkness and his very feet give way. His head went round; he was going; he had gone.”
Henry James, The Jolly Corner

Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann
“Man's only hope lies in "final redemption from the misery of volition and existence into the painlessness of non-being and non-willing." No mortal may quit the task of life, but each must do his part to hasten the time when in the major portion of the human race the activity of the unconscious shall be ruled by intelligence, and this stage reached, in the simultaneous action of many persons volition will resolve upon its own non-continuance, and thus idea and will be once more reunited in the Absolute.”
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Does it matter whether it was a dream or a reality, if the dream made known to me the truth?”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I danced as he twirled in and out of consciousness, and there we were, one in love and the other astray.”
Dominic Riccitello

“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

Betty Edwards
“Писатель Джулиан Дюгид описывает процедуру, предложенную ему человеком, с которым он познакомился на борту корабля: «— Вы хотите писать рассказы? — спросил он. — Нет ничего легче. Ваш инстинктивный разум помнит каждое событие, когда-либо происходившее с вами... Он сам создаст из ваших переживаний сюжет. Вам нужно лишь потереть лампу.
— А техника этого? — спросил я.
— Наш инстинктивный разум никогда не спит. Это только высшие уровни мозга отключаются, когда мы ложимся спать. Вы достаточно легко можете проверить это на себе.
— Звучит интересно. Что я должен сделать?
— Это действительно интересно. Перед тем как отключиться, просто сообщите своему подсознанию, чего вы хотите. Наутро рассказ будет готов... Кстати, — сказал он чуть погодя, — здесь нечего бояться... Раб лампы — ваш слуга... И было бы неплохо звать его по имени.
Я решил, что буду звать этого незнакомца, таящегося внутри меня, Помощником».
Дюгид
«Меня убедили», 1941”
Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Artist Within

Ottessa Moshfegh
“My favorite days were the ones that barely registered. I'd catch myself not breathing, slumped on the sofa, staring at an eddy of dust tumbling across the hardwood floor in the draft, and I'd remember that I was alive for a second, then fade back out.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

“It was absolutely not a dream, it could be a glimpse of near future or an insight into the parallel universe we will in or it could simply be a world created by my unconscious brain where I actually fit in.
But no matter what, we were together and that's enough.”
Ratish Edwards

“I will meet you in that gap where consciousness meets unconsciousness.”
Debasish Mridha M.D.

“We are often unaware of the real causes of our feelings, choices and behavior. Conscious access to them is very difficult. It sounds to be amazing at first sight -- you are happy, but you do not know the real reasons for your happiness, or you hate deeply, but the real causes of your hatred are hidden in your unconscious mind. What you think about the real cause of something can only be an illusion unconsciously created by the brain. It can be said that the life of the absolute majority is more like an illusion for that reason.”
Elmar Hussein

“Our true personality is hidden in the unconsciousness. If you want to find out who you really are, analyze your dreams. Our ambitions, will, sexual drives, fears and so on and so forth are vividly expressed when we are asleep rather than when we are awake. If you forget almost everything about your dreams and cannot remember anything significant, it's because you are still afraid to accept your real personality. Be sincere with yourself, don't lie to yourself and your brain will reveal its secrets to you.”
Elmar Hussein

“Given the scientific investigation, the only causal machine in human existence, in the ultimate end, is the brain, which seems to be mainly out of control: The sensation, perception and imagination of the external world are automatically determined by the interpretation of input signals receiving through sense organs; making a choice and decision are automatically realized on the base of this interpretation, which, In later period, regulate the behavior patterns in a social environment. The only causal and interpretation machine, as described above, the brain is thought to be automatically shaped by various external factors, such as genetic programming that determines the design of a brain – various proportions among the various circuits in such a way that if your brain devotes more space for aggression and anxiety center, for example, then it is very high probability that you are a ‘wild beast’ inside. As you cannot pick out your brain when you are born, because at least the genetic inheritance is out of your control, it is nearly impossible for you to avoid the very fact that your internal world is so. Maybe, your inner wildness doesn’t reveal itself in the everyday world, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have conscious control over it. Because of being hidden mainly in your unconsciousness, even your conscious mind can be unaware of the very fact of its existence. From scientific perspective, it can be stated, in this case, that the censor system of your brain is quite active to make sufficiently well-considered selection among desires that unintentionally emerge in aggression and anxiety circuits, and to hide most of them, which involve an extreme violence and destruction, in hidden consciousness in order to protect the ‘perfect’ image of your personality in social system, or simply to avoid to be punished on the grounds of these implausible, unfavorable desires in that system. If this is so, where is your freedom – free choice? Doesn’t it seem that the naked truth is that your brain, instead of you, makes a choice, decides, controls, regulates of almost everything in your life, leaving for you a room for being just a ‘perfect’ bio-social robot that lives in his or her illusion of free will?”
Elmar Hussein

Carl R. Rogers
“If awareness and conscious thought are seen as a part of life - not its master nor its opponent but an illumination of the developing process within the individual - then our total life can be the unified and unifying experience that is characteristic in nature.”
Carl R. Rogers, On Personal Power: Inner Strength and Its Revolutionary Impact

Ottessa Moshfegh
“I went home and went to sleep. Outside of the occasional irritation, I had no nightmares, no passions, no desires, no great pains.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh
“I wasn't entirely awake, but I couldn't cross the line into sleep. 'Go. Go on. The abyss is right there. Just a few more steps.' But I was too tired to break through the glass.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Carl Jung
“Luna is really the mother of the Sun, which means, psychologically, that the unconscious is pregnant with consciousness and gives birth to it.”
Carl Gustav Jung, Opere vol. 14: Mysterium coniunctionis

Saroj Aryal
“Love is divine. Yet it seems to come from the unconsciousness. Man is perhaps too much nostalgic to his animal past.”
Saroj Aryal

Saroj Aryal
“Sleep is a potential pilgrimage.”
Saroj Aryal

Saroj Aryal
“Amongst all these chaos, a bird always chirps. Listen to it.”
Saroj Aryal

Saroj Aryal
“Life is unquestionable, We just somehow developed too many questions.”
Saroj Aryal

Saroj Aryal
“That very way an infant goes to sleep, an adult awakens.”
Saroj Aryal

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