The function of music isto release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.
The wind's in the east I am always conscious of an uncomfortablesensationnowand thenwhenthewind is blowing in the east.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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