The function of music isto release us from the tyranny of conscious thought. SirThomas Beecham
Quoted in Harold Atkins and Archie Newman Beecham Stories (1978).
The wind's in the east I am always conscious of an uncomfortablesensationnowand thenwhenthewind is blowing in the east. CharlesJohn Huffam Dickens
^3 Mr Jarndyce. Bleak House, ch.6.
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson
Remark,11 Apr. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.3.
Ever since I was engaged on Principia Mathematica, I have had a certainmethod of whichat first Iwasscarcely conscious, but which has gradually become more explicit in my thinking. The method consists in an attempt to build a bridge between the world of sense and the world of science. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell
My Philosophical Development, ch.16.
Prendre conscience, disait ailleurs mon pe' re, c'est d'abord acque rir un style. To become conscious, as my father said, one must first acquire a style. Antoine de Saint-Exupe ry
Nempe falluntur homines, quod se liberos esse putant; quae opinioinhoc soloconsistit, quodsuarum actionum sint conscii, et ignari causarum, a quibus determinantur. Haec ergo est eorum libertatis idea, quod suarum actionum nullam cognoscant causam. Men are mistaken in thinking themselves free; and this opinion consists of this alone, that theyare conscious of their actions and ignorant of the causes by which they are determined. This, therefore, is their idea of liberty, that they should know no cause of their actions. Baruch also known as Benedict de Spinoza Spinoza
Ethics, bk.2, prop.35, note.
Oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze, Avisitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky. Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come To none more grateful than to me; escaped From the vast city, where I long had pined A discontented sojourner: now free, Free as a bird to settle where I will. William WordsworthSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
^1805 The Prelude, bk.1, l.1^9 (published1850).
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