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Unconscious Quotes


"Stupidity,-unconscious ignorance." - Josh Billings

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

"Most wonderful things are unconscious." - Agnes Denes

"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

"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

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

"Our unconscious is the key to our life's pursuits." - Carl Jung

"Water is the commonest symbol for the unconscious." - Carl Jung

"Intuition is unconscious accumulated experience informing judgement in real time." - Alain De Botton

"Expectations send unconscious signals that people respond to." - Tony Robbins

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

"The deadliest Pharisaism today is not hypocrisy, but unconscious unreality." - Oswald Chambers

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

"Unconscious decisions for action go on constantly inside the head." - Robert E. Ornstein

"Information storage has to take place at the unconscious level." - Paul G

"Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious." - Sigmund Freud

"Art always has something of the unconscious about it." - D.T. Suzuki

"Some people should die that's just unconscious knowledge." - Perry Farrell

"Information storage has to take place at the unconscious level." - Paul G. Thomas

"The unconscious psyche believes in life after death" - Carl Jung

"The discovery of the unconscious is a great spiritual undertaking." - Richard Tarnas

"I do all kind of fun things when I'm unconscious." - Chris Colfer

"The unconscious is the discourse of the Other." - Jacques Lacan

"The purpose of art: to make the unconscious conscious." - Richard Wagner

"People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced." - T S Eliot

"All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and naught." - Thomas Carlyle

"The way I work is mostly unconscious and instinctive." - Britta Phillips

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

"The contents of the collective unconscious... are known as archetypes." - Carl Jung

"There is a great amount of poetry in unconscious fastidiousness." - Marianne Moore

"Art is awkward until technique has become an unconscious habit." - Austin O'Malley

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

"The other thing in composition is opening up the unconscious." - John Fahey

"What do little birdies see when they get knocked unconscious?" - Steven Wright

"Stupidity and unconscious bias often work more damage than venality." - Bertrand Russell

"Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious." - Jean Cocteau

"Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"The conscious ego cannot tell the unconscious what to do?" - Milton H. Erickson

"The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious." - Sigmund Freud

"I'm not that keen on the idea of being unconscious." - Christopher Hitchens

"Animals have no unconscious, because they have a territory. Men have only had an unconscious since they lost a territory." - Jean Baudrillard

"The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious." - T S Eliot

"My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious." - Karl Kraus

"The purpose of technique is to free the unconscious. If you follow the rules ploddingly, they will allow your unconscious to be free." - David Mamet

"The beginning of art is not reason. It is the buried treasure of the unconscious...that unconscious which has more understanding than our lucidity." - Edgard Varese

"The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied." - Sigmund Freud

"All psychological research is completely barred by the interpretations of the psychoanalysts. Everything happens in the unconscious, and I don't know what this unconscious is." - Nathalie Sarraute

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

"The desire to run comes from deep within us - from the unconscious, the instinctive, the intuitive." - George A Sheehan

"Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it." - Louis Kronenberger

"Anything less then a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant." - Stephen Covey

"Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The terrorism is not in the bombs, in your hands; the terrorism is in your unconscious." - Rajneesh

"In meditation you are not unconscious, you are conscious - more conscious than ever." - Rajneesh

"We are moving from unconscious evolution through natural selection to conscious evolution by choice." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"Genius is inconsiderate, self-relying, and, like unconscious beauty, without any intention to please." - Isaac Mayer Wise

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

"The unconscious is the unwritten history of mankind from time unrecorded." - Carl Jung

"The individual who is the servant of technique must be completely unconscious of himself." - Jacques Ellul

"All autobiographies are lies. I do not mean unconscious, unintentional lies: I mean deliberate lies." - George Bernard Shaw

"Even in writing an annual report, the unconscious plays a role." - Mason Cooley

"There are times when every act, no matter how private and unconscious, becomes political" - Renata Adler

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

"Hey, guys!" Grover yelled somewhere above us. "I think she's unconscious!" "Roooaaarrr!" "Maybe not," Grover corrected." - Rick Riordan

"Male domination is so rooted in our collective unconscious that we no longer even see it." - Pierre Bourdieu

"The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals." - Mary Baker Eddy

"A good taste is often unconscious; a just taste is always conscious." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"Whenever we meet anyone, our first, almost unconscious reaction may be to look for imperfections." - Henry B Eyring

"The unconscious is selective, when it learns what to listen for." - Philip K Dick

"The unconscious can become destructive if it is disregarded and thwarted." - Anais Nin

"The difference between Socrates and Jesus Christ? The great Conscious; the immeasurably great Unconscious." - Thomas Carlyle

"Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human" - Edward Bond

"God cannot catch us. Unless we stay in the unconscious room. Of our hearts." - Patrick Kavanagh

"Well, I know I'm back in America now. I've been knocked unconscious." - Rupert Giles

"There is a wonderful intelligence to the unconscious. It's always smarter than we are." - Russell Banks

"A good taste is often unconscious; a just taste is always conscious." - Anna Jameson

"A green old age, unconscious of decays, That proves the hero born in better days." - Homer

"What is often called indolence is in fact the unconscious consciousness of incapacity." - Henry Crabb Robinson

"The creative union of the conscious with the unconscious is what one usually calls 'inspiration.'" - Leon Trotsky

"Out of the unconscious lips of babes and sucklings are we satirized." - Mark Twain

"The world of gods and spirits is truly 'nothing but' the collective unconscious inside me." - Carl Jung

"Number is therefore the most primitive instrument of bringing an unconscious awareness of order into consciousness." - Marie-Louise von Franz

"Your unconscious can't work when you are breathing down its neck." - Anne Lamott

"Relax, I'll get it. (said to Kato after Clouseau knocks him unconscious)" - Peter Sellers

"The liar often suffers from amnesia. Amnesia is the silence of the unconscious." - Adrienne Rich

"it is a shoe designer's job to be a year ahead of our collective unconscious." - Cynthia Heimel

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

"The job of rearing a child consists of making conscious activities unconscious." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"None believes in his own death. In the unconscious everyone is convinced of his own immortality." - Sigmund Freud

"Superficially insignificant or accidental looking detail (in art) may well carry the most important unconscious symbolism." - Anton Ehrenzweig

"I never eat sushi. I have trouble eating things that are merely unconscious." - George Carlin

"Royalty has always been an unconscious but all-consuming goal of the European immigrant." - Vine Deloria Jr

"There is a wonderful intelligence to the unconscious. It's always smarter than we are." - Russell Banks

"No science can be more secure than the unconscious metaphysics which tacitly it presupposes." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The movements of the eyes express the perpetual and unconscious courtesy of the parties." - Henry David Thoreau

"The history of man that you don't know is what your unconscious is made out of." - Terence Mckenna

"I can't remember. . . . My character was sort of unconscious for it." - Zac Efron

"Make friends with your unconscious life. That's a great source of energy." - Malcolm Morley

"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

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

"Every human emits unconscious vocal undertones that determine who the leader is in the room." - Nick Morgan

"The writer can't stop her unconscious from showing up, that's certain." - Simone De Beauvoir

"I've always been interested in the intersection between our rational and our unconscious lives." - Kathryn Harrison

"Music is a secret and unconscious mathematical problem of the soul." - Gottfried Leibniz

"Don't cling to anything. Clinging is the cause of our being unconscious." - Rajneesh

"Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body." - Irene Claremont de Castillejo

"In meditation you are not unconscious, you are conscious-more conscious than ever." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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

"Women's intuition wasn't intuition at all, it was heightened observation, unconscious registration of subtle clues." - Orson Scott Card

"A major character has to come somehow out of the unconscious." - Graham Greene

"Where youthful beauty is unconscious, mature beauty is knowing and sophisticated." - Sophia Loren

"Speak against unconscious oppression, Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative, Speak against bonds." - Ezra Pound

"The Superego, in censoring the unconscious and in implanting conscience, also censors the censor." - Herbert Marcuse

"How often it is a small, almost unconscious event that makes a turning point." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way." - Paulo Coelho

"My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it." - Sam Abell

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

"Rituals are a good signal to your unconscious that it is time to kick in." - Anne Lamott

"More and more, unsolicited gifts from without are likely to be received with unconscious resentment." - Edward Sapir

"My specialties are corpses, unconscious people and people snoring in spectacular epics." - Gig Young

"Ideology has very little to do with 'consciousness' - it is profoundly unconscious." - Louis Althusser

"Dreams are the expression of the unconscious while we are asleep." - Nancy Friday

"Walks work for me. I enter some arena that is neither conscious or unconscious." - Mary Oliver

"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

"Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it." - Louis Kronenberger

"Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human." - Edward Bond

"Sigmund Freud was very much a creature of his time. He did not 'invent' the unconscious." - Siri Hustvedt

"All true artists, bear within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation." - Michael Chekhov

"The best image to sum up the unconscious is Baltimore in the early morning." - Jacques Lacan

"Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism." - William Ralph Inge

"Unconscious means identified totally with thought. You reduce reality to a conceptual reality." - Eckhart Tolle

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

"The strongest part of a religion today is its unconscious poetry" - Matthew Arnold

"It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel's aesthetic facade." - Manuel Puig



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