Hypnosis Sayings and Quotes

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


A guided meditation is like sending your subconscious an email newsletter while hypnosis is like sending your subconscious a handwritten letter.     

Juliet C Obodo

You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.     

Milton Erickson

The collective dream is the hypnosis of social conditioning. Only sages, psychotics & geniuses manage to break free.     

Deepak Chopra.

Hypnosis is about shutting down the conscious mind and re-igniting the unconscious and the imagination, so while I give instructions to them under hypnosis, the contestants might interpret those instructions in all kinds of ways.     

Keith Barry

Hypnosis is a normal and natural way of knowing your inner self and augmenting it with virtues like self-belief.     

Dr. Prem Jagyasi

An idea accepted as true from any source can be every bit as powerful as hypnosis.     

Maxwell Maltz

Hypnosis is a powerful force and in my opinion should be employed only by the best-trained and most ethical professionals for very important reasons.     

Joe J. Christensen

What gets in our way is history and culture and religion and economic conditions. It is part of the hypnosis of our social conditioning.     

Deepak Chopra

Hypnosis I believe is real. The only problem I guess I have is that, you know, if God or somebody who passed on in my life wanted to talk to me, why wouldn't they come directly to me?      

Sean Hannity

Emma says her illness was a kind of self-hypnosis which obliterated the outside world, a way of escaping life and reducing its proportions to what she could manage.     

Carol Lee

You have to realise that hypnosis doesn't exist: it just works on people's natural suggestibility, their expectations and capacity to unconsciously role play. You can't make someone do anything they don't want to do.     

Derren Brown

A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection — not an invitation for hypnosis.     

Umberto Eco

Hypnosis is an excellent tool to help a patient remember long-forgotten incidents.     

Brian L. Weiss

Part of being an actor is almost self-hypnosis during those brief moments when the cameras are rolling. You want to actually believe you're Chris Gardner or Muhammad Ali.     

Will Smith

The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.     

The Mayo Clinic

Hypnosis is not sleep,... it has no special relationship to sleep, and the whole concept of sleep when applied to hypnosis obscures the situation.     

Clark L. Hull

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.     

New Scientist

Writing is like being in a dream state or under self-directed hypnosis. It induces a state of recall that - while not perfect - is pretty spooky.      

Stephen King

It's obvious that the happy man feels contented only because the unhappy ones bear their burden without saying a word: if it weren't for their silence, happiness would be quite impossible. It's a kind of mass hypnosis.     

Anton Chekov

I'd feel a whole lot better knowing a person was falling in love with me because of me and not because of hypnosis or snug purple gowns.      

Cat Winters

As far as hypnosis is concerned, I had a very serious problem when I was in my twenties. I encountered a man who later became the president of the American Society of Medical Hypnosis. He couldn't hypnotize me.     

Theodore Sturgeon

Hypnosis is just suggestibility; you see it in certain people.     

Derren Brown