Consciousness Quotes

Most popular consciousness quotes

You cannot enlighten the unconscious.


Consciousness is the glory of creation.
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.


The mind is an iceberg - it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water.
There are thousands of channels in our consciousness; it is up to us to choose the channel.


Consciousness isn't like a light switch that goes on or off. It's more like a dimmer on a light.
We know exactly how and where we can be hurt, and why. That is as good a definition as any of self-consciousness.
The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind's evolution born anew in the brain structure of every individual.
Living consciousness somehow is the influence that turns the possibility of something into something real. The most essential ingredient in creating our universe is the consciousness that observes it.


So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger.

enlightenment identity mind

If my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain, I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true ... and hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.

free will

Our normal waking consciousness is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens there lie other consciousness'; other forms of consciousness entirely different.  We may go through life without ever suspecting their existence but apply the requisite stimulus and in a touch, they are all there in their entirety.... They may determine our attitudes though they fail to furnish formulas.  They may open a region though they do not give a map.  At any rate, they forbid the premature closing of our accounts with reality.