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"The mind has first to be attuned to the Unconscious." - D.T. Suzuki

"Hitch your unconscious mind to your writing arm." - Dorothea Brande

"Meditation needs an awake mind not an unconscious one." - Annamalai Swami

"The unconscious mind writes poetry if it's left alone." - Stephen King

"How many of us really appreciate the childishness of the unconscious mind?" - Milton H. Erickson

"Operating in an unlit world, the unconscious mind is a brilliant detective." - Jo Coudert

"The unconscious mind works without your knowledge and that is the way it prefers." - Milton H. Erickson

"The mind is inherently embodied. Thought is mostly unconscious. Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical." - George Lakoff

"Use your unconscious mind to read other people's intents, emotions, and desires." - Nick Morgan

"In the extraordinary ancestral compost heap of your unconscious mind, I have burrowed too long." - Brian Aldiss

"I have an unconscious burglar living in my mind: If I read something, it's mine." - David Eddings

"The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind." - W H Auden

"I believe in the unconscious state of the mind in death." - John Harvey Kellogg

"The conscious life of the mind is of small importance in comparison with its unconscious life." - Gustave Le Bon

"The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon." - Anthony Burgess

"The unconscious mind of man sees correctly even when conscious reason is blind and impotent." - Carl Jung

"I think anybody who's working in a creative medium is working partially with their conscious mind, partially with their unconscious mind. So, my unconscious mind may be a little more distorted and violent than I am aware of." - Roger Corman

"You have to learn to trust - and listen to - your unconscious mind. If you pose the question to your unconscious "is this person a friend or a foe" - safe or a threat - your unconscious mind is hard-wired to assess that brilliantly for you. It's just that we're not very good at paying attention to what our unconscious minds are telling us." - Nick Morgan

"No one can tell, when two people walk closely together, what unconscious communication one mind may have with another" - Robert Barr

"Ninety-five percent of thought, emotion, and learning occur in the unconscious mind-that is, without our awareness," - Gerald Zaltman

"The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind." - Sigmund Freud

"The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind." - Henri Bergson

"The unconscious mind is way bigger than the conscious mind. Using tools to access its wisdom and self-organizing features is powerful medicine." - Kelly Carlin-McCall

"The conscious mind is easily overwhelmed. The unconscious mind is vast and far more powerful, but by definition we're not aware of it." - Nick Morgan

"The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions." - E Stanley Jones

"Conscious and unconscious experiences do not belong to different compartments of the mind; they form a continuous scale of gradations, of degrees of awareness." - Arthur Koestler

"Paint right into the darkness. While painting in these conditions the mind shifts gears, engaging the unconscious. Unique 'insights' happen in the dark." - Allison Mackie

"There is a method in his madness, and the rudimentary idea in my mind is growing. It will be a whole idea soon, and then, oh, unconscious cerebration." - Bram Stoker

"The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man." - R D Laing

"Metaphors hide in plain sight, and their influence is largely unconscious. We should mind our metaphors, though, because metaphors make up our minds." - James Geary

"Abstract art is a creative interplay between the conscious and the unconscious, with the conscious mind making all the final decisions and in control throughout." - Lawren Harris

"Stupidity,-unconscious ignorance." - Josh Billings

"In a sense, what's happening is that the unconscious mind is a luxury the human species cannot afford at this point in our dilemma, and so the unconscious mind is simply rising into consciousness by being hardwired into this global infrastructure." - Terence Mckenna

"You have to begin by posing questions to your unconscious mind, and then listening very carefully for the answers. If you pose the right kinds of questions, and listen well, you can begin to tap into the power of your unconscious mind." - Nick Morgan

"Big ideas come from the unconscious. This is true in art, in science, and in advertising. But your unconscious has to be well informed, or your idea will be irrelevant. Stuff your conscious mind with information, then unhook your rational thought process. You can help this process by going for a long walk, or taking a hot bath, or drinking half a pint of claret. Suddenly, if the telephone line from your unconscious is open, a big idea wells up within you." - David Ogilvy

"A sense of that kind of narrative movement that we experience online could have been in my mind easily, though not consciously. I do rely so much on my unconscious, the way I write my stuff the way I do. I let my unconscious work. I have better ideas that way and more interesting work." - Jennifer Egan

"No one yet understands the mysterious intelligence within plants or the implications of the idea that nature communicates in a basic chemical language that is unconscious but profound. We do not yet understand how hallucinogens transform the message in the unconscious into revelations beheld by the conscious mind." - Terence Mckenna

"You can trust the unconscious." - Milton H. Erickson

"Most wonderful things are unconscious." - Agnes Denes

"Our mind is so fortunately equipped, that it brings us the most important bases for our thoughts without our having the least knowledge of this work of elaboration. Only the results of it become unconscious." - Wilhelm Wundt

"The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind." - Augustus

"You may not yet be able to bring your unconscious mind activity into awareness as thoughts, but it will always be reflected in the body as an emotion, and of this you can become aware." - Eckhart Tolle

"This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious." - John Cleese

"The unconscious mind is decidedly simple, unaffected, straightforward and honest. It hasn't got all of this facade, this veneer of what we call adult culture. It's rather simple, rather childish It is direct and free." - Milton H. Erickson

"The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not-which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams." - Carl Jung

"I back away from conscious thought and turn the problem over to my unconscious mind. It will scan a broader array of patterns and find some new close fits from other information stored in my brain." - Arthur Fry

"Reprogramming the unconscious beliefs that block fuller awareness of creative/intuitive capabilities depends upon a key characteristic of the mind, namely that it responds to what is vividly imagined as though it were real experience." - Willis Harman

"any writer is inevitably going to work with his own anxieties and desires. If the book is any good it has got to have in it the fire of a personal unconscious mind." - Iris Murdoch

"Even a small, everyday lie is a clue to the personality and preoccupations of the liar, like a dream or any other confection of the mind, that is half-conscious and half-unconscious, as all creative acts must be." - Helen McCloy

"The mind is still haunted with its old unconscious ways; it broods on lost authorities; and the yearning, the deep and hollowing yearning for divine volition and service is with us still." - Julian Jaynes

"The psychedelic experience is not a journey into the human unconscious, or into the ghost bards of our human civilization. It's a journey into the presence of the Gaian mind." - Terence Mckenna

"Truth often finds its way to the mind close muffled in robes of sleep, and then speaks with uncompromising directness of matters in regard to which we practise an unconscious self-deception during our waking moments." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"People often think of the unconscious mind as "the gut" or perhaps the Freudian "sink" of repressed sexual desires. It's neither one of those things. It's the repository of memory, and it's the seat of decision making." - Nick Morgan

"The unconscious mind governs our decision-making, and much of our communications. It's imperative, if you want to be a successful leader, to become aware of these key human actions." - Nick Morgan

"The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not - which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams." - Carl Jung

"The first thing you have to know about writing is that it is something you must do everyday. There are two reasons for this rule: Getting the work done and connecting with your unconscious mind." - Walter Mosley

"Until the mind can love, and admire, and trust, and hope, and endure, reasoned principles of moral conduct are seeds cast upon the highway of life which the unconscious passenger tramples into dust." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind." - Augustus Y Napier

"One of the things your unconscious mind does for you - and it's a great gift - is it gives you extra courage to view the outer world and it does that by giving you an extra-special view of yourself." - Leonard Mlodinow

"For a long time, I would write without music, because I thought it was distracting until I appreciated that it actually unlocks a certain unconscious productivity vault in my mind." - John Hodgman

"When you talk ill of others your unconscious mind doesn't know if you are talking about someone else so it takes it personally. So when you are putting others down you are effectively putting yourself down." - Faisal Khokhar

"Small mind competes, big mind collaborates and great mind encompasses." - Amit Ray

"Build pockets of stillness into your life. Meditate. Go for walks. Ride your bike going nowhere in particular. There is a creative purpose to daydreaming, even to boredom. The best ideas come to us when we stop actively trying to coax the muse into manifesting and let the fragments of experience float around our unconscious mind in order to click into new combinations. Without this essential stage of unconscious processing, the entire flow of the creative process is broken." - Maria Popova

"A closed mind is a dying mind." - Edna Ferber

"Our mind has its history, just as our body has its history. You might be just as astonished that man has an appendix, for instance. Does he know he ought to have an appendix? He is just born with it....Our unconscious mind, like our body, is a storehouse of relics and memories of the past. A study of the structure of the unconscious collective mind would reveal the same discoveries as you make in comparative anatomy. We do not need to think that there is anything mystical about it." - Carl Jung

"Commitment to a plan or thought carries with it a force that can influence the unconscious mind and bring about the desired effect. In other words, once we decide to have something, the mind unconsciously begins to create the reality necessary to bring to pass what we desire." - Richard Paul Evans

"This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind versus intuition. The split between the conscious mind and the unconscious. There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our hearts, or intuition, another." - Robert E. Ornstein

"Be aware of the words that go into your mind, both conscious and unconscious, because words and ideas can be great tools for your mind to use in coming to appropriate decisions. Remember that a statement spoken in spiritual consciousness can contain great spiritual power. Speaking powerful words of love changes things and outer circumstances as well as consciousness itself." - John Templeton

"I have an unconscious burglar living in my mind: If I read something, it's mine. I can read Middle English stories, Geoffrey Chaucer or Sir Thomas Malory, but once I start moving in the direction of contemporary fantasy, my mind begins to take over." - David Eddings

"Using your imagination to create mental images stimulates your mind, helps organize your life and keeps your focus in a particular direction. It allows your unconscious mind to work toward the image you have created, the goal. It's about understand the life you want to live, and seeing it unfold before you." - Georges St-Pierre

"Some imitation is involuntary and unconscious." - Robert Aris Willmott

"The unconscious is structured like a language." - Jacques Lacan

"She can't say no if she's unconscious." - Zach Braff

"The unconscious is our best collaborator." - Mike Nichols

"Intuition (is) perception via the unconscious" - Carl Jung

"Thinking prevents the unconscious from speaking." - Thomas Merton

"You're always running into people's unconscious." - Marilyn Monroe

"The unconscious creates, the ego edits." - Stanley Kunitz

"Hitler's unconscious seems to be female." - Carl Jung

"The greatest sin is to be unconscious." - Carl Jung

"Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic." - Gottfried Leibniz

"Gore is a man without an unconscious." - Italo Calvino

"Being unconscious is the ultimate disability." - Jessa Gamble

"We are all at times unconscious prophets." - Charles Spurgeon

"Unconscious Polities emerge independent of conscious purpose." - William Irwin Thompson

"Mind your own business." - Grant Bowler

"Engineering stimulates the mind." - Bruce Dickinson

"Mind moves matter." - Virgil

"Mind over mattress." - Stephen Covey

"Writer's block is my unconscious mind telling me that something I've just written is either unbelievable or unimportant to me, and I solve it by going back and reinventing some part of what I've already written so that when I write it again, it is believable and interesting to me. Then I can go on. Writer's block is never solved by forcing oneself to "write through it," because you haven't solved the problem that caused your unconscious mind to rebel against the story, so it still won't work - for you or for the reader." - Orson Scott Card

"Writer's block is my unconscious mind telling me that something I"ve just written is either unbelievable or unimportant to me, and I solve it by going back and reinventing some part of what I"ve already written so that when I write it again, it is believable and interesting to me. Then I can go on. Writer's block is never solved by forcing oneself to "write through it," because you have' solved the problem that caused your unconscious mind to rebel against the story, so it still wo' work - for you or for the reader." - Orson Scott Card

"The physical universe that you see is all in your mind. When you turn your mind off, or become unconscious, the physical universe, for you, disappears. Then, when you awaken your consciousness, the universe reappears magically. Quite simple really - no thoughts on your part, no physical world. As Walt Whitman succinctly stated: "The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual - namely to You." Without your mind to process it, the universe simply disappears into nothingness." - Wayne Dyer

"I once buggered a man unconscious. I'm lying, he was already unconscious when I found him" - Tom Deacon

"The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses." - Walter Benjamin

"All the above is, of course, a gross simplification. There are deeper reasons to travel - itches and tickles on the underbelly of the unconscious mind. We go where we need to go, and then try to figure out what we're doing there." - Jeff Greenwald

"During the first seven years, every society tries to condition the mind - and conditioning means nothing but hypnosis: forcing authority, law, tradition, religion, scripture, the priest, the church, into the innermost unconscious of the child so that from there you can control him." - Rajneesh

"Complexes are psychic contents which are outside the control of the conscious mind. They have been split off from consciousness and lead a separate existence in the unconscious, being at all times ready to hinder or to reinforce the conscious intentions." - Carl Jung

"The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man. Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years." - R D Laing

"Psychedelics are not flashlights into the chaos of the Freudian unconscious, they are tools for mathematically unpacking your mind into a higher dimensional space. In the Newtonian and print created space that we are walking around in you, are like a self extracting archive, that hasn't self extracted itself yet." - Terence Mckenna

"An image is a bridge between evoked emotion and conscious knowledge; words are the cables that hold up the bridge. Images are more direct, more immediate than words, and closer to the unconscious. Picture language precedes thinking in words; the metaphorical mind precedes analytical consciousness." - Gloria E. Anzald˙a

"The purpose of ritual is to wake up the old mind in us, to put it to work. The old ones inside us, the collective unconscious, the many lives, the divine eternal parts, the senses and parts of the brain that have been ignored." - Zsuzsanna Budapest

"You cannot find your soul with your mind, you must use your heart. You must know what you are feeling. If you don't know what you are feeling, you will create unconsciously. If you are unconscious of an aspect of yourself; if it operates outside your field of awareness, that aspect has power over you." - Gary Zukav

"I want in fact more of you. In my mind I am dressing you with light; I am wrapping you up in blankets of complete acceptance and then I give myself to you. I long for you; I who usually long without longing, as though I am unconscious and absorbed in neutrality and apathy, really, utterly long for every bit of you." - Franz Kafka

"Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust." - Paul Ferrini

"The more we examine the mechanism of thought, the more we shall see that the automatic, unconscious action of the mind enters largely into all its processes. Our definite ideas are stepping-stones; how we get from one to the other, we do not know; something carries us; we do not take the step." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man. Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years." - R D Laing

"The inner defenses are unconscious. They consist of a kind of magic aura which the mind builds around cherished belief. Arguments which penetrate into the magic aura are not dealt with rationally but by a specific type of pseudo-reasoning. Absurdities and contradictions are made acceptable by specious rationalizations." - Arthur Koestler

"Addiction, self-sabotage, procrastination, laziness, rage, chronic fatigue, and depression are all ways that we withhold our full participation in the program of life we are offered. When the conscious mind cannot find a reason to say no, the unconscious says no in its own way." - Charles Eisenstein

"He was telling the students about the hypnotic technique of using quotes in a conversation. An idea is more palatable ... if it comes from someone else. The unconscious thinks in terms of content and structure. If you introduce a pattern with the words, 'My friend was telling me,' the critical part of her mind shuts off." - Neil Strauss

"Discouragement is a negative emotion with more than one trick up its dark sleeve. It tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave. Drop all such sorrow permanently by daring to see through this deception of the unconscious mind. You have a destination far beyond where you find yourself standing today" - Guy Finley

"The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them." - Charles Horton Cooley

"And gradually his memory slipped a little, as memories do, even those with so much love attached to them; as if there is an unconscious healing process within the mind which mends up in spite of our desperate determination never to forget." - Colleen Mccullough

"I shall argue that the problem of grace is fundamentally a problem of integration and what is to be integrated is the diverse parts of the mind - especially those multiple levels of which one extreme is called 'consciousness' and the other the 'unconscious'" - Gregory Bateson

"I find that jazz loosens up the deep place of my mind, lets me find my own strange rhythms. Generally, I find the knottier the jazz, the better. Anything with singing is a distraction. Listening to classical music tends to have the unconscious effect of making my writing too smooth." - Paul Lynch

"The urban, on the other hand, is often seen as more real and mundane, even though it is obviously far more recent in terms of planetary development. I think this might be because nature corresponds to the unconscious and the artificial world of the city and human culture to the conscious mind." - Quentin S. Crisp

"The unconscious sends all sorts of vapors, odd beings, terrors, and deluding images up into the mind - whether in dream, broad daylight, or insanity: for the human kingdom, beneath the floor of the comparatively neat little dwelling that we call our consciousness, goes down into unsuspected Aladdin caves." - Joseph Campbell

"I don't think unfriending your old crush on Facebook will do much other than remove him from your Facebook feed. Don't beat yourself up over what you dream about; there are a lot worse things that could slip across the transom of your unconscious mind than an old high school crush who was always nice to you." - Mallory Ortberg

"I'm not a wildly gifted person; I don't play an instrument or speak another language or have great accomplishments in another field, as many writers do. But writing feels natural to me; the act of it seems to free up my unconscious, so that sometimes I feel that I have access to more ideas and information than my conscious mind could think up." - Jennifer Egan

"The distance runner is mysteriously reconciling the separations of body and mind, of pain and pleasure, of the conscious and the unconscious. He is repairing the rent, and healing the wound in his divided self. He has found a way to make the ordinary extraordinary; the commonplace unique; the everyday eternal." - George A Sheehan

"Strong moral arguments exist for why we should often try to ignore stereotypes or override them. But we shouldn't assume they represent some irrational quirk of the unconscious mind. In fact, they're largely the consequence of the mind's attempt to make a rational decision." - Paul Bloom

"I have always been fascinated by the human mind, conscious and unconscious - that is what writing and reading is about, too. The why of your life and the why of your choices and the what has happened that you know and the what that you don't know is really riveting, and psychoanalysts share my wonder at how it all unfolds." - Anne Roiphe

"In all our perceptions, from vision to hearing, to the pictures we build of people's character, our unconscious mind starts from whatever objective data is available to us - usually spotty - and helps to shape and construct the more complete picture we consciously perceive." - Leonard Mlodinow

"Evolution is fundamentally creative, and when we align ourselves with the evolutionary movements of consciousness, the universe itself puts wind in our sails. Quantum thinking goes beyond the thoughts we're aware of; it includes unconscious processing, which doesn't just expand our boundaries, but can also free us from the suffering that conscious processing (sometimes known as 'the monkey mind') creates." - Amit Goswami

"Now, we used to think the brain was like a computer. But now, we realize that's not true. There's no programming of the brain. There's no Windows. And we think the brain is more like a large corporation. Because think of the unconscious mind. In a corporation, you have subdivisions which operate independently of the main office." - Michio Kaku

"Poetry comes to me out of thin air or out of my unconscious mind. It's sort of the way dreams come to us and the way that we get knowledge from them, through television, old movies, which I watch a lot of. Lines of dialogue suddenly seem to be part of a poem." - John Ashbery

"Many who know something but not enough about dreams and their meaning...are liable to succumb to the prejudice that the dream actually has a moral purpose, that it warns, rebukes, comforts, foretells the future, etc. If one believes that the unconscious always knows best, one can easily be betrayed into leaving the dreams to take the necessary decisions, and is then disappointed when the dreams become more and more trivial and meaningless...The unconscious functions satisfactorily only when the conscious mind fufills its task to the very limit." - Carl Jung

"Natural selection, the blind, unconscious, automatic process which Darwin discovered, and which we now know is the explanation forthe existence and apparently purposeful form of all life, has no purpose in mind. It has no mind and no mind's eye. It does not plan for the future. It has no vision, no foresight, no sight at all. If it can be said to play the role of the watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker." - Richard Dawkins

"When Western people train the mind, the focus is generally on the left hemisphere of the cortex, which is the portion of the brainthat is concerned with words and numbers. We enhance the logical, bounded, linear functions of the mind. In the East, exercises of this sort are for the purpose of getting in tune with the unconscious-to get rid of boundaries, not to create them." - Edward T Hall

"I know playwrights who like to kid themselves into saying that their characters are so well formed that they just take over. They determine the structure of the play. By which is meant, I suspect, only that the unconscious mind has done its work so thoroughly that the play just has to be filtered through the conscious mind. But there's work to be done - and discovery to be made." - Edward Albee

"Natural selection, the blind, unconscious, automatic process which Darwin discovered, and which we now know is the explanation for the existence and apparently purposeful form of all life, has no purpose in mind. It has no mind and no mind's eye. It does not plan for the future. It has no vision, no foresight, no sight at all. If it can be said to play the role of watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker." - Richard Dawkins

"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind." - George Berkeley

"Peace of mind! All we need is peace of mind!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The western mind is linear, the eastern mind is circular." - Rajneesh

"Beauty of mind creates freedom. Freedom of mind creates beauty." - Ann Demeulemeester

"Chance favours a prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"Renunciation is of the mind." - Swami Vivekananda

"The mind contains all possibilities." - Gautama Buddha

"Mind is a broken mirror." - Rajneesh

"Chance favours the trained mind." - Louis Pasteur

"A quiet mind cureth all." - Robert A. Burton

"Indiscriminate study bloats the mind." - D. Sutten

"Learning never exhausts the mind." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"My mind is always going." - Estelle

"My mind is always racing." - Justin Bieber

"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"Law is mind without reason." - Lil Wayne

"A quiet mind cureth all." - Robert Burton

"Fortune favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"I don't mind being wrong, and I don't mind changing my mind." - Martin Seligman

"The angel personifies something new arising from the deep unconscious." - Carl Jung



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