Quotes about the Subconscious

Most popular subconscious quotes

I have defined intuition as "perception via the unconscious."


Even in writing an annual report, the unconscious plays a role.
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

dreams (during sleep)

Our unconscious is like a vast subterranean factory with intricate machinery that is never idle, where work goes on day and night from the time we are born until the moment of our death.
More than a burial ground for unacceptable ideas and wishes, the unconscious is the spawning ground of intuition and insight, the source of humor, of poetic imagery, and of scientific analogy.


Freud — yes, Freud himself — once said that for the little things in life we should, of course, react according to our reason. But for really big decisions, we should heed what our unconscious tells us.
All my important decisions are made for me by my subconscious. My frontal lobes are just kidding themselves that they decide anything at all. All they do is think up reasons for the decisions that are already made.


Psycho-analysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious.  The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it—they should, because they put it all in beforehand.