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To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
I am very proud to be British. I'm very conscious of carrying my country with me wherever I go. I feel I need to represent it well.
Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
Movies are the work of a collective conscious. It takes 500-800 people on a movie to complete a vision.
Pavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique.
Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious.
Emile M. Cioran
There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn't.
In idling, the motor's running, but you're letting your mind take in anything. Things pop into it. Those are the gifts of subterranean conscious.
As every student in Philosophy 101 learns, nothing can force me to believe that anyone except me is conscious. This power to deny that other people have feelings is not just an academic exercise but an all-too-common vice, as we see in the long history of human cruelty.
Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
Math and music are intimately related. Not necessarily on a conscious level, but sure.
I'm always conscious of what I'm writing, conscious of what the actor may ask me. I have a defense for nearly every line in the song.
When you're the conscious captain in your kitchen, you'll feel better mentally and physically.
I am not conscious of working especially hard, or of 'working' at all. Writing and teaching have always been, for me, so richly rewarding that I don't think of them as work in the usual sense of the word.
Joyce Carol Oates
I've been asking myself: 'Why put together these things - CDs, albums?' The answer I came up with is, well, sometimes it's artistically viable. It's not just a random collection of songs. Sometimes the songs have a common thread, even if it's not obvious or even conscious on the artists' part.
I've never been naturally fashion conscious. I'm the kind of person who sees a whole outfit in a magazine, runs out and buys it but looks like a clown.
Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.
John Ralston Saul
But I'm real conscious about what I do. I don't care what the label is. I'm looking at the outcome of it.
We recognize the chicken as another conscious being. It's different from us, but it has a life, and if something is really important for that chicken, if it would work hard to try to get it, and if we can give it without sacrificing something that's really important to us, then we should.
The moment we realize that the only things we can intelligibly value are actual and potential changes in the experience of conscious beings, we can think about a landscape of such changes - where the peaks correspond to the greatest possible well-being and the valleys correspond to the lowest depths of suffering.
So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think, '41, and the photographs that I made there, aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to express in a social conscious way.
Sometimes I know a joke I'm going to yell out ahead of time, but most of the time it's stream of conscious. You never really know it until you've got everyone dressed up, the set is built, all the extras are here.
If being a woman is a factor politically, it's usually not because of a conscious bias, but because women are a novelty.
Madeleine M. Kunin
My parents were divorced by the time I was even conscious - like, I don't remember them ever being together.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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