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Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.

Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.

The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.

Unknown Source

It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

The ego is not master in its own house.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.

Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious.

Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.