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    conscious Quotes

    The most popular typefaces are the easiest to read; their popularity has made them disappear from conscious cognition. It becomes impossible to tell if they are easy to read because they are commonly used, or if they are commonly used because they are easy to read.
    — Zuzana Licko
    If those who give are conscious of their own generosity and those who receive feel indebted, they are no longer family but rather strangers doing business.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.
    — Zhuangzi
    I am quite sensitive to politics, because you know, as an Arab, an Iraqi, all your life, you are very conscious of it.
    — Zaha Hadid
    It was such a depressing time. I didn't look very depressed, maybe, but it was really dire. I made a conscious decision not to stop, but it could have gone the other way.
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: time  conscious  decision  gone 
    Now you know you're going to have to play music for the label, you know you're going to have to get an opinion from the manager. Now, I'm so much more conscious and it bothers me. I try to find my way back to writing without being too analytical or not thinking about whether this is good or is it bad.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    By directing combat and war pieces, I could experience catharsis and successfully avoid committing a murder in real life. In this sense, I'm really grateful for that because I was conscious that I had such homicidal traits, to be honest.
    — Yoshiyuki Tomino
    The Buddha said that all conscious beings possess an enlightened nature. Because of that, we have this natural purity, peacefulness and power. We can rest the mind naturally because we are already in possession of these qualities. If one can rest the mind naturally, that's the best meditation.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    I am aware of myself. And, of course, the only things that are aware of themselves and conscious of their individuality are irritated eyes, cut fingers, sore teeth. A healthy eye, finger, tooth might as well not even be there. Isn't it clear that individual consciousness is just sickness?
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    We can all be weak, but we all have to make a conscious decision to be strong.
    — Yaya Toure
    Dont you think dreams and the Internet are similar? They are both areas where the repressed conscious mind vents.
    — Yasutaka Tsutsui
    Man's nature is evil; goodness is the result of conscious activity.
    — Xunzi
    It would be so easy to lose the plot now. It's not about achieving something for its own sake, and taking pictures for their own sake. But to make conscious decisions and choices, and it includes this constant questioning - Why am I taking pictures? Because really, the world is... it has pictures enough. I mean, there are enough pictures out there.
    — Wolfgang Tillmans
    Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind, because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing, deprived of human companionship. You never know how much you need it until you're deprived of it.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: conscious  human  facts  mind  writing  book 
    I think Nigerians got it wrong from independence as people became so conscious of the divisions because we wanted so much to satisfy the plurality of interests. I will say, we neglected the importance of real value, human value and the quality of potential in human beings and we contrived phrases like geographical spread, regional quota, etc and allowed mediocrity to reign. I think that is the problem that we are dealing with till today.
    — Wole Soyinka
    Why can' t everyone just smoke like me? Just gimme a quiet place and lemme roll my weed, where ain't nobody in my business don't nobody gotta know let all your conscious go and blow it by the O
    — Wiz Khalifa
    Animals don't even try to look any different from what nature intended. They humbly wear their shells, scales, spines, plumes, pelts, and down. ... The conscious impulse to change one's appearance is found only among humans.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    Why, why, when one writes, does a sort of shackle bind one's imagination? I become conscious of a deadening mediocrity, perhaps a form of mental cowardice, and I long to break free, to let my imagination take wings. It doesn't - yet.
    — Winifred Holtby
    Ice cubes likely sell more alcohol for the distilling industry than attractive models in cheesecake poses. The inconspicuous ice cubes often hide the invisible sell - invisible, that is, to the conscious mind.
    — Wilson Bryan Key
    tags: conscious  alcohol  mind  sell 
    The valuable attributes of research men are conscious ignorance and active curiosity.
    — Willis R. Whitney
    You have to make a conscious decision to change for your own well-being, and that of your family and your country.
    — William J. Clinton
    The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    Unconscious Polities emerge independent of conscious purpose.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    tags: conscious 
    The conscious purpose of science is control of Nature; its unconscious effect is disruption and chaos.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    tags: conscious  control  chaos 
    When adults first become conscious of something new, they usually either attack or try to escape from it ... Attack includes such mild forms as ridicule, and escape includes merely putting out of mind.
    — William Ian Beardmore Beveridge
    tags: adult  conscious  mind 
    That all may be so, but when I begin to exercise that power I am not conscious of the power, but only of the limitations imposed on me.
    — William Howard Taft
    I do have a very conscious desire not to be academic. I'm antiacademic. I hate jargon. I hate that sort of pretension. I am a person who [commits] breaches of decorum - not in private life, but in my work. They are part of my mode of operation. That kind of playfulness is part of my nature in general. The paradox that, in a way, to take something very seriously, you can't always be serious about it.
    — William H. Gass
    An orotundity, which I define as Nobelitis a pomposity in which one is treated as representative of more than oneself by someone conscious of representing more than himself.
    — William Golding
    tags: conscious  oneself 
    I probably had something to do with being southern. For some reason, over the last few years I've been much more conscious of that. It's probably because my friend Jack Womack has a thesis that he and I write the way we do because we're southern and we experienced the very tail end of the premeditated south.
    — William Gibson
    tags: friends  conscious  write  year 
    Education, in its highest sense, is conscious training of mind or body to act unconsciously. It is conscious formation of mental habits, not mere acquisition of information.
    — William George Jordan
    I don't have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It's not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn't do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me. Being here is suffering enough.
    — William Eggleston
    Would I describe a preacher, I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture; much impress'd Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
    — William Cowper
    They seemed like a team. And I think it is fair to say that Roosevelt was the consummate politician and that Eleanor was the socially conscious activist. It gave them a nice combination of yang and yin, which they took advantage of. And I think it worked very well for them politically.
    — William A. Rusher
    I have been accused of denying consciousness but I am not conscious of having done so.
    — Willard Van Orman Quine
    tags: conscious 
    Though I know consciousness kind of boxes you in, it still encompasses the artists that I knew were conscious throughout history of music - they're the ones that you look at as the legends.
    — Will Ferrell
    tags: conscious  music  artist 
    Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom, and in the end superior ability has its way.
    — Will Durant
    I do make a conscious effort to bring energy every day. Have fun, keep stuff light, all of that stuff.
    — Will Compton
    tags: conscious  energy  fun 
    Now, there are a very large number of bodily movements, having their source in our nervous system, that do not possess the character of conscious actions.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness.
    — Wilfred Owen
    On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time - Communism and Freedom - came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.
    — Whittaker Chambers
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