Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Subconscious Quotes from famous authors such as Steven Wright, Dwight Schultz, Bruno Rossi, Paul Weller, W. Clement Stone. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I need one of those baby monitors from my subconscious to my consciousness so I can know what the hell I’m really thinking about.
It sort of filtered into their subconscious through motion pictures, but it’s an historical secret. This – whatever this is – needs to be studied and, in a kind of definitive way, talked about.
The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature, a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.
I’m sure there’s a subconscious ‘go for it’ thing with turning 50. You want to do as much as possible and there are thoughts of how little time we have on the planet. For a lot of musicians in their 50s, the best days are behind them. I’d like to try and show that there is a future.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
I believe excellent fantasy reflects us all, and yes, it can use those myths that underpin societies, our subconscious yearnings and longings, and perhaps our barren spirituality.
There’s a logic to dreams that doesn’t necessarily follow linear narrative. You don’t know why things happen, it’s your subconscious pushing you, to give you information.
Sadness has a horrible way of lingering in your subconscious.
I’ve learned that I get blocked when my subconscious mind is telling me that I’ve taken the work in a wrong direction, and that once I start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me, I can work out the problem and get moving again.
Codes and signals are as important as explicit messages, and the two are linked. The bore pressing someone to tell them ‘where they’re really from’ will see themselves as different to the aggressive stranger barking at someone to ‘get back to their own country,’ but the subconscious, if not explicit, message is the same.
Once you share what you’re communicating with your audience, then you can make more sense of it in a subconscious way.
When two people are paying close attention to each other, check out the others in the group and see who’s observing. Human dynamics are amazing, but so much that you might learn is subconscious interplay.
The words that I’m most happy with are the ones that come from my subconscious rather than my conscious. They just feel right. I think that’s the same with music, really. If you’re doing an album, there’s ten or eleven sets of lyrics, so you get to the point of inspiration ten or eleven times – it’s difficult.
You can catch a scent in the wind – an idea, or a concept – and follow it. You can delve into your subconscious and see what happens, in a way you just can’t when you’re writing a novel.
When I read a script or I see a character, I don’t necessarily see the arc of her, that by the end she is this person, she’s different from she was in the beginning. I guess it’s more a subconscious understanding of that arc.
I am a trained hypnotherapist, yes, but it’s more like a guided meditation. Most of the people I take under struggle with stress in their lives and have unbalanced sleeping patterns, so what I do enables my patients to regain energy and peacefulness on a subconscious level which affects their conscious mind.
Surrealism was necessary – essential, even – in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early ’60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had ground to a halt. It had become respectable.
The comics are where all the crazy subconscious stuff comes out.
The water was like a physiological stimuli to the subconscious that overwhelmed people with too much psychoanalytical material, you might say. People could do 10 breathing sessions without the water, and then they did breathing sessions in the water.
People often say Beckett is difficult or bleak, but engaging with it is the most life-affirming, uplifting thing. It’s his use of language. The music of the words works on your subconscious. You end up deeply moved but don’t know why. That’s where the magic lies.
Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe, aren’t even aware of.
I always thought of myself as inadequate. Kids of divorced parents always feel that way – that, on some subconscious level, they’re responsible.
I’m quite adept at writing two or sometimes even three stories at once. So if I get stuck on one story, I switch the next and let my subconscious work on unraveling any plot problems from another story.
In our subconscious, we all know we’re playing roles.
You get so tied up with the minutiae of the day-to-day, there’s never a chance to sit back and let your subconscious run wild.
If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be.
I try to not be self-conscious in my writing process. I think it’s important to just be in your subconscious mind – at least when you’re starting an idea.
You can understand so much about how consumers perceive a brand by analyzing their spontaneous, subconscious responses.
Painters hate having to explain what their work is about. They always say, ‘It’s whatever you want it to be’ – because I think that’s their intention, to connect with each person’s subconscious, and not to try and dictate.
I’m not afraid of just cranking it out and seeing what comes out of my subconscious. Because I don’t always know what I’m feeling. I do a lot of rewriting later. But that first blast feels like a spigot – like it’s coming from somewhere else.
Your subconscious’s goal is to recreate unresolved childhood issues and then hopefully mend them.
I don’t think I consciously decided to write for the young adult audience; my subconscious decided for me.
My creative process is quite slow. I hear melodies in my head while I’m washing the dishes and I allow my subconscious to do the work.
Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it.
Whatever you determine to be true in the subconscious becomes true for you.
Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application – practice. What you practice is what you manifest.
Fear comes from your past observations. That fear settles inside you. It becomes your psyche. Something triggers it and it fuels that subconscious. There is no logic to it.
I don’t think there is any kind of magic about what I do. All of the connections are there, somewhere in the subconscious or in the collective unconscious. If I let the elements speak to each other, then these coincidences will happen. And they do happen. They happen all the time.
I think I’m developing a kind of subconscious loathing of the word ‘franchise.’ I just think of something that’s packaged, something you can buy on a shelf and is immediately disposable. I don’t know. It’s a really weird word for me.
I think your subconscious knows far more than your conscious, so I trust it.
I truly believe the reason why there is a demand for rom-coms is because humans, whether its conscious or subconscious, have a need to feel happy and to see love.
I think about the characters I’ve created and then I sit down and start typing and see what they will do. There’s a lot of subconscious thought that goes on. It amazes me to find out, a few chapters later, why I put someone in a certain place when I did. It’s spooky.
Water represents to me, the beginnings of life, it is where we come from in our most primordial sense. It relates to some of our deepest subconscious thinking – it’s a force we can’t really see or understand, we just get glimpses of. But it’s a part of us all.
Somewhere in our cultural subconscious, we crave these figures that are big and strong and unassailable, like masculine fortresses. It’s like how the 9/11 firemen were venerated.
My influences happen at more of a subconscious level, I don’t dig too deep into that or analyze it myself.
I wasn’t going to be a college kid. The only subject I was interested in was English. I think I had a subconscious interest in analyzing story.
Give your subconscious a chance to work by turning your brain off from time to time. Don’t focus on work or solving problems constantly.
Whatever we take from a film – personal, public, private, subconscious – a list can only contain moments that are often a key to the recognition of something more complex.
Meditation, especially for people who don’t know very much about it and think it’s this very hippy dippy thing, can really be powerful, terrifying even, as it lifts the rug up on your subconscious and the dust comes flying out.
I wanted to become a writer and felt that poetry was perfected language, so having it in my subconscious mind would make the music of language always available to me.
Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
I’m a big fan of monsters. Number one, they’re fun, and two, they’re such great ways to access the subconscious fears and beliefs of any group of people.
When you write a story, it just flows and you don’t control it. It’s subconscious.
Most of us harbour a significant amount of subconscious fear about death, and act out of this fear in our daily lives.
Have you ever wondered what your subconscious mind looks like? Well today, I can show you.
You can do really slow movements with it, like zooming in for a minute and a half. The audience isn’t aware that the camera has moved, but there’s subconscious tension there.
Self-knowledge is essential not only to writing, but to doing almost anything really well. It allows you to work through from a deep place – from the deep, dark corners of your subconscious mind.
I consider creativity to be a more non-rational, subconscious thing. You have a relationship to your creativity – you can feed it with content, with some rational prodding and sleep and things like that, but the mechanisms by which your creativity work are largely unknown.
I love tattoos. And mine symbolise who I really am. I have a Samurai on my left arm. At a subconscious level, I connect to this warrior and model myself on his discipline, skills and honour. There is also a tribal tattoo and a Chinese symbol of faith. I have seen a lot of people getting tattoos just because it’s a trend.
I don’t know why I paint what I paint. I think it comes out – it’s kind of my subconscious or something.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
I think art, at its best, happens on a conscious and a subconscious level.
I heard that your subconscious is on the right side. I always shut my right eye when I play, or both eyes. I feel like you go to a deeper place in your subconscious, and you tell the stories that are more deeply within you.
Magic symbolises the subconscious – that part of us that is creative and powerful that we sometimes don’t tap into.
In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey.
It feels like your subconscious can be way ahead of you, as a songwriter. You can write a song that you think is about one thing and months later you’re playing it and thinking, hang on, this is completely informing where I am now.
If you decide on a goal – for example, ‘I’m going to write a novel’ or ‘I’m going to run a 10K’ – your subconscious will formulate the likelihood of that happening based on past experiences.
I guess Surrealism has a draw for me because it’s an unknown world. It’s a world of subconscious. Some things you can’t really get your hands on very easily. Things that are kind of nebulous and they feel like they’re not completely formed. You have to feel your way through that.
There have been times I’ve planted stuff in songs where four years later I’ll be singing it from a subconscious, kind of chameleon little lizard mind… and at a certain moment, all of a sudden, I’ll hear a line from a different vantage point and it’ll change its meaning. It’s something I wrote but it changed because I did.
I believe dreams represent the purest form of fantasy we unleash through our subconscious. They represent the truest freedom we can experience. Totally unrepressed and totally creative.
I met a producer at a festival last year, and she said: you will find as you get older that there might not be parts; there aren’t always roles for women out there that are any good. I don’t think I will ever stop feeling that way: we’ve all grown up in the culture, it infiltrates your subconscious.
I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious.
When you trust your subconscious enough to put something in a story and then figure out why it really needed to be there later, when that works out, aye, that’s the stuff.
The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
The truth is that many of the writers of ‘The Simpsons’ are deeply in love with numbers, and their ultimate desire is to drip-feed morsels of mathematics into the subconscious minds of viewers.
I thought that I wouldn’t be able to make it because I’m a girl, but I think it was just a subconscious feeling. Pretty much every gig I went to was a band with four dudes.
I’m influenced by many things. Simply turning on the television, I feel inundated with images and messages to be a certain way. So I try to limit my influences by being aware of what I allow into my environment. I’m always conscious of what’s trying to creep into my subconscious.
When I wake up, if I can’t figure something out during the daytime and then wake up at 4 A.M., it’s there immediately. I don’t know if it’s the subconscious mind working, but it just happens.
When I decide to write a story, I don’t think too much about what I want it to be, I just let things come naturally and this is how it turns out. It’s just how my subconscious works.
There’s a lot of speculation on what the zombie apocalypse thing means. I have a feeling that it’s kind of an expression of our subconscious fears. I think we know that something big and impossible – some enormous crash, equalizing crash, whatever – may be coming around the corner.
Sometimes you have compulsions that you can’t control coming from the subconscious… they are the dictator inside ourselves.
You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which ‘clicks.’
People like scary stories. There’s a fascination with fear themes, and we want to face those things in a weird, subconscious way.
Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
If our subconscious was attractive, we wouldn’t have to bury it down deep within us.
My interest in writing about American history stemmed originally, I think, from a subconscious desire to find roots – I felt like a girl without a country. I have put down roots quite firmly by now, but in the process, I have discovered the joys of research and am probably hooked.
I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can’t be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn’t discuss media coverage.
A lot of problems get solved in those sort of in-between moments when your subconscious has been working on some problem. If you keep it spinning, you can fix ideas sometimes better than if you focus on them directly.
It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.
Instead of candidates hiring people, like yours truly, to create campaign media that works on both conscious and subconscious levels to sway the voting public, what if all TV ads were, by law, only allowed to feature the candidate, with, say, the American flag as the backdrop, alone, speaking directly to the camera?
I’m a clown. I’m a comedian. Comedy, by design, is a place to explore the subconscious.
I’ve never detected a correlation between where I am and what I write. I think there could be something subconscious, though. And I can’t really speak for my subconscious.
It’s hard to talk about childhood trauma. It’s hard to talk about depression. It’s hard to talk about anxiety. And we thought – I wonder if we just open up our subconscious and the things that we think about and hide from people every day and just let them come out in some of these lyrics.
I started writing for myself when I didn’t know how to understand how I was feeling, and I didn’t know how to talk to people about it, so I would break into the subconscious to try and understand what I was going through.
Some of my writing is very subconscious, and that’s definitely what happened with ‘Body Language’ – I looped some basic bossa nova sounds and just started singing.
Where once Lego offered a whimsical form of escapism into the world of the subconscious, encouraging creativity and imagination, it’s transformed into a rigid ‘box ticking’ discipline where children are encouraged to build by conformity.
My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the deepest folds of my subconscious, where we make so many decisions about our parents.
I don’t mess around with my subconscious.
If the only way you could read an email was to run a mile first, the urge would quickly die. Human beings constantly do subconscious effort/reward calculations. Tapping a screen is the easiest of physical tasks.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
I want to do something original rather than interpret someone else’s performance, which is always the risk – even if it’s only in a subconscious way. I want to concentrate on giving my own fresh interpretation.
A lot of artists I like end up being queer. Or maybe it’s a subconscious thing that you can identify of, like, ‘Oh this person understands the nuances of the romantic narrative of a queer person, or the social narrative of a queer person.’ And then you discover, lo and behold that they are a queer person.
Hollywood makes stuff that people absorb, and it lingers in your subconscious.
I’ve always connected with music. Life’s not always what you see; it’s what going on in your head. Music is what comes out of your subconscious.
One thing that I think most people don’t notice is that if you’re sitting around telling yourself, ‘I want to be happier,’ there’s a kind of subconscious message that you’re also telling yourself at the same time, which is, ‘What I have is not enough.’
Wherever there’s an all-encompassing ‘always,’ ‘all’ or ‘never’ in your life, it’s a sign that your mischievous subconscious is setting you up for failure by consistently leading you back toward these repeat performances.
Transcendental meditation in particular is very useful in terms of unlocking those deeper parts of the subconscious where ideas are floating.
The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.
The subconscious doesn’t distinguish sarcasm and jokes. It just accepts what it hears. That’s the power of words.
I spend most of my time in a room alone where eight hours go by, and I have no sense of time. I work seven days a week, and I live in this sort of vague subconscious fog a lot.
In Buddhism there are words you can say… as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.
Pop culture is like our subconscious.
My parents raised me on Spooky Tooth and The Band, Derek and the Dominoes, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, all that stuff. Rock n’ roll was just in my subconscious.
How does the subconscious mind work? Is it independent of the conscious mind? Is it programmed by experiences or instructions? Many questions come up, but the one answer is common: if you can access the subconscious, then you can reprogram it, period!
All of the art that I love is about peeling back layers and delving into something that’s in a subconscious or dream realm. People like Jan Svankmajer, or the artist Yoshimoto Nara, or David Lynch.