Quotes: unconscious

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  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    All ages before ours believed in gods in some form or other. Only an unparalleled impoverishment in symbolism could enable us to rediscover the gods as psychic factors, which is to say, as archetypes of the unconscious. No doubt this discovery is hardly credible as yet.
    Source: The Integration of the Personality (1939)
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
    Abraham H. Maslow
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    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Earisome as it may seem, women must realize that, in making a commitment to a man, they have merged in his unconscious with his mother and have therefore inherited the ambivalence of that relationship.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Bernie Siegel
    Bernie Siegel
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    Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    For a woman, the typical danger emanating from the unconscious comes from above, from the spiritual sphere personified by the animus, whereas for a man it comes from the chthonic realm of the world and woman, i.e., the anima projected on to the world.
    Source: A Study in the Process of Individuation (1934)
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious.
  • David Grayson
    David Grayson
    American journalist, historian and author, pen name of Ray Baker 1870-1946
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    Happiness... she loves, to see men at work. She loves sweat, weariness, self sacrifice. She will be found not in places but lurking in cornfields and factories; and hovering over littered desks; she crowns the unconscious head of the busy child.
  • He who is unconscious of the ties which connect him with every individual of his species feels no obligation to make sacrifices for their welfare or happiness.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
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    I do not think our successes can compete with those of Lourdes. There are so many more people who believe in the miracles of the Blessed Virgin than in the existence of the unconscious.
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    American visual artist 1890-1976
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    I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.
  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
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    Information storage has to take place at the unconscious level.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
    Leo Tolstoy
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    Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
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