Trance Sayings and Quotes

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


That humankind has fallen into the insanity of concensus trance, and lost touch with our true possibilities and functions is a tragedy.     

Charles Tart

The trance of unworthiness keeps the sweetness of belonging out of reach. The path to "the sweetness of belonging," is acceptance - acceptance of ourselves and acceptance of others without judgment.     

Tara Brach

Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.      

Gaston Bachelard

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

Milton Erickson

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.      

John Locke

Unless we can interpret that ecstatic trip in a way that better grounds our physical reality, trance isn't worth much.     

S. Kelley Harrell

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.     

Victor Hugo

We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy.     

R. D. Laing

To feed what you value, to align your energy, attention, time, and resources with what you say is important to you, starts to bring your power out of hiding. lt takes courage because most people are in a cultural trance where contradiction is the norm. There is a lot of cultural validation for living a life where you feed what you don't value instead of what you do. There is a lot of validation for remaining in the trance.     

Debrena Jackson Gandy

If it is true that only misfortune can awaken a man's soul, it is a bitter truth, one that is hard to hear and accept, and it is only natural that many people deny it and say it is better for a man to live on in a trance than to wake up to torture.     

Maxim Gorky

Life itself moves so fast and is so mystical we often easily slip into a force-fed trance that enables us to do only a couple of basic actions, which is essentially to survive and spectate.     

K. Conley

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.      

Antoine Rivarol

The most dangerous thing in the world is the sin of self-reliance and the stupor of worldliness.     

John Piper

True inspiration overrides all fears. When you are inspired, you enter a trance state and can accomplish things that you may never have felt capable of doing.     

Bernie Siegel

Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.     

Charles Simmons