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    conscious Quotes

    When I first got to New York, all I did was musicals. After a few years I had to make a conscious choice to close the door on musicals, because I was getting pigeon-holed as a musical theater performer.
    — Tamara Tunie
    tags: conscious  choice  year 
    It doesn't get any more underground, conscious or indie than Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, but because they got a couple of really big pop hits, actually some of the biggest pop hits that hip-hop has ever seen, people are missing that part of their story. People are not counting that blessing.
    — Talib Kweli
    If I focus on being an activist and my job is to be a rapper, I'm not going to be as good of a rapper. I need to focus on hip-hop and focus on making the music, so that when the activists come to me and they need my voice to create a platform, then I've got enough people listening to me. Not because I'm conscious, but because I'm dope.
    — Talib Kweli
    Being called a conscious rapper is quite a compliment. It's a great thing to be. But as an artist, my nature is to not be in a box.
    — Talib Kweli
    Education, fundamentally, is the increase of the percentage of the conscious in relation to the unconscious. It must be a developing idea.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    ... of the two kinds of order, the conscious and the unconscious order, only one is real. It's the order in the deep hidden places.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: conscious  real 
    It was my misfortune-or salvation-to be at all times perfectly conscious of my misperceptions of reality.
    — Susanna Kaysen
    tags: time  reality  conscious 
    The healing that can grow out of the simple act of telling our stories is often quite remarkable. Even more remarkably, this healing is not just our own healing, it is the healing of all women. That's why, as we tell our stories to ourselves, it is also important to share them with others. This sharing brings a sense of kinship, of sisterhood. We understand that we are not alone in our efforts to become conscious, whole, healthy persons.
    — Susan Wittig Albert
    The opposite of thinking clearly is being muddled. To be conscious of being muddled is a horrible experience. To avoid it we may even be tempted to shut our minds and swallow a belief, ready-made, from some expert authority.
    — Susan Stebbing
    I was conscious of the fact that it could be to my disadvantage to marry a white guy - that some folks would hold that against me.
    — Susan Rice
    tags: conscious  facts  marry 
    The balance and peace we seek for ourselves and our society won't be achieved through mental effort alone. Mind and spirit are meant to travel together, with spirit leading the way. Until we make a conscious commitment to understand and embrace our spiritual nature, we will endure the ache of living without the awareness and guidance of the most essential part of ourselves.
    — Susan L. Taylor
    If you are alive and conscious, you are probably codependent.
    — Susan Juby
    tags: conscious 
    I am not brand conscious. I wear what suits me.
    — Suresh Raina
    tags: conscious 
    It's not really a conscious decision to do a quiet album or a noisier album. It's just something that happens, I guess.
    — Sune Rose Wagner
    I'm really conscious of the amount of food I eat, but I don't deny myself anything. For example, I have a really big sweet tooth. At the end of the night, if I'm craving ice cream, I might not have the bowl that I would have when I was a kid, but I'll put a couple of scoops in a coffee mug, and I'll eat it slowly, and I enjoy every moment of it.
    — Summer Sanders
    Indeed, I would feel that an appreciation of the arts in a conscious, disciplined way might help one to do science better.
    — Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
    There is no scientific theory that could lead us from a detailed map of every single neuron in someone's brain to a conscious experience. We don't even have the beginnings of a theory whose conclusion would be "such a system is conscious.
    — Stuart J. Russell
    No one has a clue how to build a conscious machine, at all. We have less clue about how to do that than we have about build a faster-than-light spaceship.
    — Stuart J. Russell
    tags: conscious  machine 
    I used to say that if you gave me a trillion dollars to build a sentient or conscious machine I would give it back. I could not honestly say I knew how it works.
    — Stuart J. Russell
    tags: work  conscious  machine 
    If human beings are losing every time, it doesn't matter whether they're losing to a conscious machine or an completely non conscious machine, they still lost. The singularity is about the quality of decision-making, which is not consciousness at all.
    — Stuart J. Russell
    The drug ketamine, used as a 'dissociative' anesthetic, can produce subjective reports of conscious awareness outside the body, as can various other psychoactive drugs.
    — Stuart Hameroff
    tags: conscious  body  drugs 
    The only failure is the failure to learn from conscious and deliberate efforts to make things better, even if those attempts fall short of the mark.
    — Stewart D. Friedman
    tags: failure  conscious  learn 
    I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer.
    — Stevie Nicks
    As every student in Philosophy 101 learns, nothing can force me to believe that anyone except me is conscious. This power to deny that other people have feelings is not just an academic exercise but an all-too-common vice, as we see in the long history of human cruelty.
    — Steven Pinker
    Animals are nicer than humans and they're conscious beings. If you stick your grandmother in an oven, she will probably be tasty. But is that any reason to eat your grandmother?
    — Steven Morrissey
    tags: animals  conscious 
    Nobody can possibly be so hungry that they need to take a life in order to feel satisfied - they don't after all, take a human life, so why take the life of an animal? Both are conscious beings with the same determination to survive. It is habit, and laziness and nothing else.
    — Steven Morrissey
    I don't think I've ever made a conscious effort to alter the sound. I don't see the point. I have to remain true to how I sing. I'm perfectly happy with what I am. Whatever that is.
    — Steven Morrissey
    tags: conscious  true 
    Who is giving the orders to ants? No one. They are self-organizing. Each of our immune systems get smarter over the years as its biochemical parts share information, and it responds with individualized defenses, but it isn't conscious and it has no memory. The host of that party didn't decree that everyone would gather in the kitchen, but it happened anyway. Emergence means we sometimes act in concert for better or worse.
    — Steven Johnson
    We have our classic hood movies, right? Like "Boyz in the Hood." We have our classic conscious films like Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," or "Stand By Me." Even beyond Coogler, there are black films that are just voices. So the intention behind this ["The Land"] was to capture today's.
    — Steven Caple Jr.
    tags: conscious  right  movie  film  black 
    I used to do jacket design, and I'm very conscious of covers, and probably meddle more than other authors would.
    — Steven Amsterdam
    tags: conscious  author 
    That's the thing about great artists: They find the thing that's most obvious to themselves, what's most conscious and natural, and they put it out there and the audience comes.
    — Steve Vai
    tags: conscious 
    If you don't make a conscious choice... someone else will decide for you. It may be your boss, a family member, an advertiser, a collective social influence, or someone or something else, but it won't be something of your deliberate choosing.
    — Steve Pavlina
    Our brains are fairly powerful, but our conscious minds are still extremely limited in their ability to hold onto multiple simultaneous thoughts
    — Steve Pavlina
    Explore. Train your conscious mind and your subconscious mind to start working for you by getting those great powers to move in a new direction. Start creating your own good luck today.
    — Steve Backley
    tags: power  conscious  luck  mind 
    Math and music are intimately related. Not necessarily on a conscious level, but sure.
    — Stephen Sondheim
    tags: conscious  music 
    The economy is changing everything. And men need to deal with that. Our response to it has been rage, stupidity and conscious avoidance of dealing with what the reality of being a man might be outside of empty concepts from ancient history.
    — Stephen Marche
    Like the song "Stereo", to me that's like, kind of hip-hop in that slacker way. There's some slackerisms mixed in with that stuff, but it wasn't really conscious, I guess. When things would get more typical rock'n'roll that was my fallback to go to those kind of lyrics instead of the alternatives.
    — Stephen Malkmus
    tags: conscious  song  lyrics 
    There's probably a certain confidence in your voice, or something, that is validated. You know what I mean? I'm just imagining if people didn't already say that you were cool, that you'd [have] more doubt in what you're doing. That's not so conscious, but that's part of my cosmology now.
    — Stephen Malkmus
    Why do so many of us not give ourselves permission to be alive until we are absolutely assured that we will die? ...If we are not in [this present millisecond of life and conscious experience], we are not alive; we are merely thinking our lives. Yet we have seen so many die, looking back over their shoulders at their lives, shaking their heads and muttering in bewilderment, "What was that all about?"
    — Stephen Levine
    I'm very conscious of data and analytics, and understanding how our body works and different loads that we put on it throughout the course of games and practices. It helps you make adjustments if you need to, helps you be smarter about your workouts, and I think it protects you from injuries to not over-exert yourself.
    — Stephen Curry
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