Consciousness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old consciousness quotes, consciousness sayings, and consciousness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.     

Albert Einstein

Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way.     

Kingsley Amis

Consciousness itself is an infinite regress. This explains coincidences.     

Robert Anton Wilson

The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness.     

Miguel de Unamuno

Consciousness is the stone that creates the waves in a sea of nothing.     

Richard Gerber

Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.     

Bruce Lipton

Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.     

Henry Miller

Consciousness is the greatest movie-maker in the whole world.     


Consciousness is not mind; it is the ground of all being, the ground of both matter and mind. Matter and mind are both possibilities of consciousness.     

Amit Goswami

The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.     

Joseph Brodsky

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.     

Aldous Huxley

The ultimate gift of conscious life is a sense of the mystery that encompasses it.     

Lewis Mumford

There is no birth of consciousness without pain.     

Carl Jung

Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning.     

Clifford D. Simak

Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation.     

C. S. Lewis

Without consciousness the mind-body problem would be much less interesting. With consciousness it seems hopeless.     

Thomas Nagel

The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.     

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.     

Lao Tzu

Consciousness is not in the body; the body is in consciousness. And you are that consciousness.     

Dan Millman

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.     

Andrew Carnegie

Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction.     

Amit Ray

What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.     

Caroline Myss

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.     

Wayne W. Dyer

Never give a conscious meaning to your unconscious acts!     

Ramana Pemmaraju

Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable.     

Thomas Nagel

Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to.     

David Herbert Lawrence

Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.     

Ramana Maharshi

There is no life without consciousness; there is no consciousness without life.     

Annie Besant

It is the inner life that is to spark the change in consciousness that will permit us to advance.     

Wayne Teasdale

My experience is what I agree to attend to.     

William James

Life before consciousness was like blank paper, so be it.     

Santosh Kalwar

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all being in his own self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.     


Changing mass consciousness is an individual responsibility.     

Dennis Weaver

Consciousness is the perception of what passes in man's own mind.     

John Locke

Without thoughts the mind cannot exist only consciousness.     

Avis J. Williams

The consciousness of knowing how to make oneself useful, how to help mankind in many ways, fills the soul with noble confidence, almost religious dignity.     

Maria Montessori

Consciousness will not always solve the problem, but it may make the suffering meaningful.     

Marion Woodman

Waking consciousness is dreaming, but dreaming constrained by external reality.     

Oliver Sacks

Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.     

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Consciousness is the creative element in the universe. Without it, nothing would appear.     

Fred Alan Wolf

Conflict is the beginning of consciousness.     

M. Esther Harding

The great mystery of our consciousness is beyond our grasp.     

William Shatner

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

Emile M. Cioran

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.     

Albert Einstein

The bite of conscience is indecent.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

D. H. Lawrence

You get there by realizing you are already there.     

Eckhart Tolle

It's from our sufferings that we form our consciousness.     

Lisa Bonet

To be conscious of being, you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your spiritual journey.     

Eckhart Tolle

Consciousness is the glory of creation.     

James Broughton