Many have written about the subconscious mind as well as its vast power. Here is a collection of a hundred quotes about the unconscious to help you understand and appreciate its role when it comes to imagination, creativity, dreams, and life itself.

Subconscious mind quotes

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.

— Carl Jung

The greatest discovery of the 19th century was not in the realm of the physical sciences, but the power of the subconscious mind touched by faith. Any individual can tap into an eternal reservoir of power that will enable them to overcome any problem that may arise.

— William James

Your subconscious mind makes all your words and actions fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept and your innermost beliefs about yourself.

— Brian Tracy

We live in a culture that believes that most of what we do is done consciously. However, most of what we do — and what we do best — is done unconsciously.

— John Grinder

The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.

— Napoleon Hill

The great secret possessed by the great men of all ages was their ability to contact and release the powers of their subconscious mind. You can do the same.

— Joseph Murphy

Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human.

— Edward Bond

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.

— Sigmund Freud

There’s a lot of power in putting it out in the universe. It’s telling your subconscious mind: “this is what’s going to happen”.

— Reba McEntire

Whether the object of your faith is real or false, you will get results. Your subconscious mind responds to the thought in your mind. Look upon faith as a thought in your mind and that will suffice.

— Joseph Murphy

If we could get your subconscious mind to agree with your conscious mind about being happy, that’s when your positive thoughts work.

— Bruce Lipton

You have everything you need — a miraculous body, a phenomenal brain, and a vast powerful subconscious mind. Now it’s just a matter of focusing them in the right direction.

— Mark Allen

Sometimes the subconscious mind manifests a wisdom several steps or even years ahead of the conscious mind, and has its own way of leading us toward our destiny.

— Nathaniel Branden

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.

— Sigmund Freud

If you believe in the unconscious — and I do — there’s room for all kinds of possibilities that I don’t know how you prove one way or another.

— Jasper Johns

You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind.

— Anne Lamott

If you do not run your subconscious mind yourself, someone else will run it for you.

— Florence Scovel Shinn

The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not — which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams.

— Carl Jung

It is only through your conscious mind that you can reach the subconscious. Your conscious mind is the porter at the door, the watchman at the gate. It is to the conscious mind that the subconscious looks for all its impressions.

— Robert Collier

When the subconscious mind must choose between deeply rooted emotions and logic, emotions will almost always win.

— T. Harv Eker

When you’re attracted to someone, it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously. So what we think of as fate is just two neuroses knowing that they are a perfect match.

— Nora Ephron

In order to reprogram the subconscious mind, you need to relax the body. Release the tension. Let the emotions go.

— Louise Hay

The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.

— E. Stanley Jones

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.

— Earl Nightingale

The only difference between me and most people is that I’m perfectly aware that all my important decisions are made for me by my subconscious.

— Rex Stout

In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature, there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals.

— Carl Jung

Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees.

— Joseph Murphy

Act with purpose, courage, confidence, competence and intelligence until these qualities lock in to your subconscious mind.

— Brian Tracy

You cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, but you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, desire, or purpose which you wish transformed into concrete form.

— Napoleon Hill

The process of change requires you to become conscious of your unconscious self.

— Joe Dispenza

A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.

— Erich Fromm

The unconscious mind works without your knowledge and that is the way it prefers.

— Milton H. Erickson

The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.

— Augustus Napier

It is a psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.

— Orison Swett Marden

All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.

— Vernon Howard

Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application — practice. What you practice is what you manifest.

— Fay Weldon

Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. So feed it faith. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.

— Unknown

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

— Earl Nightingale

The subconscious mind makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses.

— Napoleon Hill

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

— Anais Nin

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then masters of the situation.

— Jane Fonda

All along, you’ve been shaping your destiny unconsciously. But you can also work on it consciously.

— Sadhguru

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

— Sigmund Freud

Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted.

— Robert Collier

Yet is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

— Virginia Woolf

In sleep, fantasy takes the form of dreams. But in waking life, too, we continue to dream beneath the threshold of consciousness, especially when under the influence of repressed or other unconscious complexes.

— Carl Jung

The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind reveals to me my true place in life.

— Joseph Murphy

We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exist in our subconscious.

— Sigmund Freud

Power of the subconscious mind quotes

I don’t believe there are any powers which, in the larger sense, are unnatural or even supernatural. I think we just do not yet scientifically understand all of the powers inherent in the human consciousness, and the more attuned we are to the realm of spirit, the more our conscious mind is available to subconscious, spiritual prompting.

— Marianne Williamson

The reason man may become the master of his own destiny is because he has the power to influence his own subconscious mind.

— Napoleon Hill

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.

— Marianne Williamson

The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort.

— Claude Bristol

Use the power of your conscious and subconscious mind to create a vibrational match for the abundance you desire and deserve.

— Jack Canfield

You can accomplish your dreams. Just decide. Then trust your subconscious mind to guide you there.

— Unknown

There is only one process of healing and that is faith. There is only one healing power, namely, your subconscious mind.

— Joseph Murphy

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

— Jane Austen

The funny thing about the mind is that if you ask a question and then quietly, the answer usually appears.

— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.

— Napoleon Hill

Your mind has the power to change all of the outer aspects of your life. You create your life from the inside out.

— Rhonda Byrne

Train your conscious mind and your subconscious mind to start working for you by getting those great powers to move in a new direction. Start creating your own good luck today.

— Steve Backley

To strengthen the connection between your conscious and subconscious is to gain access to a map and compass, as you travel through parallel worlds.

— Kevin Michel

Fears and insecurities are subconsciously created by you. If you do not create them, they do not exist.

— Sadhguru

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

— James Allen

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

— Peace Pilgrim

Whether you think you can, or can’t — you are right.

— Henry Ford

I found that when you start thinking and saying what you really want, then your mind automatically shifts, and pulls you in that direction. And sometimes it can be that simple. Just a little twist in vocabulary that illustrates your attitude and philosophy.

— Jim Rohn

Subconscious mind and law of attraction quotes

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

— Joyce Brothers

Every thought we think is creating our future.

— Louise Hay

Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.

— Paulo Coelho

Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.

— Tony Robbins

A person is what he or she thinks about all day long.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes, and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about will eventually manifest in our world.

— Robert Collier

Your life is the manifestation of your dream; it is an art, and you can change your life anytime that you’re not enjoying the dream.

— Don Miguel Ruiz

You manifest what you believe, not what you want.

— Sonia Ricotti

The amount of time it takes to get from where you are to where you want to be is only the amount of time it takes you to change the vibration within you. Instant manifestation could be yours if you could instantly change your vibration.

— Abraham Hicks

If you can think about what you want in your mind, and make that your dominant thought, you will bring it into your life.

— Rhonda Byrne

Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.

— James Allen

To bring anything into your life, imagine it’s already there.

— Richard Bach

Think the thought until you believe it, and once you believe it, it is.

— Abraham Hicks

Our life is shaped by our mind. We become what we think.

— Buddha

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.

— Norman Vincent Peale

The world is nothing but your own magnified mind.

— Osho

Listen closely to your invisible thoughts. What do you hear? What are your words implying? That is their potency. What do you want? Name it and rearrange the structure of your mind to imply you no longer desire it, because you already have it!

— Neville Lancelot Goddard

We perceive reality based on how our brain is wired.

— Joe Dispenza

To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

— Anatole France

Short subconscious mind quotes

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.

— Carl Jung

Habits are a function of your subconscious mind.

— Marshall Sylver

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds.

— Ellen Goodman

The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.

— Anthony Burgess

Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it.

— Joseph Murphy

If you can dream it, you can do it.

— Walt Disney

Intuition is a perception by ways or means of the unconscious.

— Carl Jung

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.

— Jean Cocteau

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

— Theodore Roosevelt

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.

— W. Clement Stone

The unconscious mind writes poetry if it’s left alone.

— Stephen King

All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.

— Edgar Allan Poe

The unconscious mind of man sees correctly even when conscious reason is blind and impotent.

— Carl Jung

The unconscious is much smarter than the conscious.

— Warren Beatty

The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.

— W. H. Auden