Collectives Quotes

Collectives Quotes by Patrick Joseph McGovern, Tony Abbott, Phylicia Rashad, Aleksandar Hemon, Eric Hoffer, Errico Malatesta and many others.

Can collective intelligence save the planet? It's the o

Can collective intelligence save the planet? It’s the only hope we have.
Patrick Joseph McGovern
Should we choose to extend our airstrikes into Syria, we will be doing this in the collective self-defence of Iraq. We would be doing this out of a responsibility to protect innocent people at risk of horrible death from the most violent people imaginable.
Tony Abbott
Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.
Phylicia Rashad
When I was young, I was all about personal sovereignty and that junk, because there was no privacy and the available ideologies were collective, both socialism/communism and nationalism.
Aleksandar Hemon
The revulsion from an unwanted self, and the impulse to forget it, mask it, slough it off and lose it, produce both a readiness to sacrifice the self and a willingness to dissolve it by losing one’s individual distinctness in a compact collective whole.
Eric Hoffer
Organisation, far from creating authority, is the only cure for it and the only means whereby each of us will get used to taking an active and conscious part in collective work, and cease being passive instruments in the hands of leaders.
Errico Malatesta
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken
Our collective freedom… depends on our ability to defend the rights of others.
Walter Mosley
The ideal in chess can only be a collective image, but in my opinion it is Capablanca who most closely approaches this.
Anatoly Karpov
The collective love for music and poetry and just the brotherhood of sound. And it’s still kind of flowing through me and I attribute that to the team.
Anthony Kiedis
Tackling climate change is a collective endeavour, it means collective accountability and it’s not too late
Christine Lagarde
We, the older generations, simply cannot leave a world for you, the younger generations, in which climate change impacts become ever more threatening to your survival. Still more public attention and action are needed. Solutions like renewable energy or energy efficiency need to fully power our collective future!
Christiana Figueres
… one of the things the tyrant most cunningly engineers is the gross over-simplification of language, because propaganda requires that the minds of the collective respond primitively to slogans of incitement.
Geoffrey Hill
True and lasting solution to correct ills can be found only by inner, collective transformation of human beings.
Nirmala Srivastava
Scientists contribute in a variety of ways and I don’t think I can singular one even including [Albert] Einstein, that I can say that he’s the best. We don’t work like the best basketball player and the best musician and so on. Science is a collective effort.
Ahmed H. Zewail
When you watch CNN and they’re giving you news based on tweets that people are sending out, you realize that society is really changing. The collective public have a really big voice that they didn’t previously have, and they’re influencing the trajectory of how we are socially with one another.
Megan Fox
A literate world is a possible and desirable one. There are enough resources. What is now needed is the collective will of the international community to ensure that the necessary support is forthcoming.
Koichiro Matsuura
There is no denying that we are suffering from a collective neurosis and the novel which does not face this is not a novel of our time.
Anais Nin
Companies that recognize the need to be creative about their businesses are going to pursue this creative thinking with us or without us. It’s our collective responsibility, our collective future to make sure they choose to do it with us.
Bob Schmetterer
When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.
Eckhart Tolle
Collective bargaining isn’t a right, it is an expensive entitlement. Once and for all, we are giving the taxpayers a voice in this debate. We put the power back in the hands of the people.
Scott Walker
One of the definitive works on gay life. Through this collective testimony we may come to understand what it is to be ‘the other’; in short, the other part of ourselves.
Studs Terkel
There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent.
Emile Durkheim
America certainly has made extraordinary progress. The collective unconscious of the nation has certainly shifted as a result of the civil rights movement and the developments in the ’70s and ’80s. We have witnessed a great expansion of the black middle class.
Michael Eric Dyson
Collective madness is called sanity.
Paulo Coelho
We will always apply the same principles of collective security, prudent caution, and superior weaponry that enabled us to peacefully prevail in the long cold war against the Soviet Union.
Theodore C. Sorensen
Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance – these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
Isaiah Berlin
Living capital, which has the special capacity to continuously regenerate itself, is ultimately the source of all real wealth. To destroy it for money, a simple number with no intrinsic value, is an act of collective insanity – which makes capitalism a mental, as well as physical pathology.
David Korten
These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland. The values that have inspired other dissidents under communist domination. They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.
Ronald Reagan
Sometimes we make assumptions about influence when similarities between two writers’ work are so strong, but they’re still just assumptions. Some things are sort of zeitgeist-y. There’s a collective consciousness and we’re all drawing from it.
Ron Currie Jr.
If you don’t allow people to contribute, to offer their point of view, or to criticize what has been put before them, then they can never like you. And you can never build that instrument of collective leadership.
Nelson Mandela
Theatre is very much concerned with the society, with the social situation… A theatre piece of itself, demands a confrontation with the audience. It demands that you connect with people; it demands a collective and social effort with the company and later with the audience.
Griselda Gambaro
Those humble but indomitable workers, to whom later generations referred by the collective name of Baale Masorah, Masters of Tradition, performed in obscurity their Herculean task of guarding the Biblical Text against loss or variation.
Robert Gordis
There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism.
John Stuart Mill
Our memory is made up of our individual memories and our collective memories. The two are intimately linked. And history is our collective memory. If our collective memory is taken from us – is rewritten – we lose the ability to sustain our true selves.
Haruki Murakami
We have no sense of the collective anymore in America. The response to Katrina was proof positive of that.
David Simon
There are so many unsung heroines and heroes at this broken moment in our collective story, so many courageous persons who, unbeknownst to themselves, are holding together the world by their resolute love or contagious joy. Although I do not know your names, I can feel you out there.
David Abram
In these times of self-directed teams, empowered employees, and “boundaryless” organizations, your worth as an individual employee will also get measured by your work group’s collective results.
Price Pritchett
The decision to have a child is both a private and a public decision, for children are our collective future.
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other
Paul Ricoeur
The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual.
Mikhail Bakunin
Collective will supplants individual whim
Samuel P. Huntington
To me, inner and outer are so strongly linked that any collective change that happens within human beings, within the human psyche, inevitably will be reflected externally in what happens on the whole planet.
Eckhart Tolle
When people in stadiums do the Wave, it’s the group-mind collective organism spontaneously organizing itself to express an emotion, pass time, and reflect the joy of seeing the rhythms of many as one, a visual rhyming or music in which everyone senses where the motion is going.
Jerry Saltz
How we put our collective talents to work is a social issue, not solely a personal one.
Clay Shirky
Europe needs a clear and more collective and cohesive policy on security and energy supply. Today the issue of security of energy supply is only really considered at a national member-state level, but in reality we need a much greater European-wide approach on this issue.
Andris Piebalgs
One of the major differences I see in the political climate today is that there is less collective support for coming to critical consciousness – in communities, in institutions, among friends.
Bell Hooks
God does not lie in our collective past, God lies in our collective future; the Garden of Eden is tomorrow, not yetsterday; the Golden Age lies down the road, not up it.
Ken Wilber
Well, we’re going to start in a couple weeks with our budget adjustment bill. The first step is we’re going to deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions, because you use divide and conquer.
Scott Walker
Animals are happier than humans because they’re like furry little existentialists, all living in the moment. Their collective motto: live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking pelt.
Richard Jeni
By giving every child a fair start, we are improving our collective future, including the private sector’s ability to find talent in a very competitive global marketplace.
Civilisation, the orderly world in which we live, is frail. We are skating on thin ice. There is a fear of a collective disaster. Terrorism, genocide, flu, tsunamis.
Zygmunt Bauman
I know so many people think my music is quite influenced by Animal Collective, but honestly I think maybe the factor is that we’re both influenced by the same stuff.
Bradford Cox
I won’t compare ants and people, but ants give us a useful model of how single members of a community can become so organized that they end up resembling, in effect, one big collective brain. Our own exploding population and communication technology are leading us that way.
Lewis Thomas
Racism is a destructive and artificially-manufactured element in the collective human psyche designed to fragment the natural desire of human beings to know and love one another
Jane Urquhart
As for the concept of collective guilt, I personally think that it is totally unjustified to hold one person responsible for the behavior of another person or a collective of persons.
Viktor E. Frankl
Twitter represents a collective collaboration that manifests our ability to unconsciously connect kindred voices through the experiences that move us. As such, Twitter is a human seismograph.
Brian Solis
Young black men are guilty of criminal behavior not because of the alleged crimes they might commit but because they are the product of a collective imagination paralyzed by the racism of a white supremacist culture they can only view them as a dangerous nightmare.
Henry Giroux
Our collective experience has shown that when women have the power to make their own choices, good things happen.
Madeleine Albright
In not my, but our collective hands, is held the promise of change.
Mark Sanford
I think evil is our collective shadow. Each one of us has a tendency for the diabolical. If I put you in inhumane conditions, if you’re not educated, if you’re extremely poor, if you’re humiliated, then as a child if you suffer abuse, then you will manifest even when you grow up.
Deepak Chopra
Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group – whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called ‘the common good’.
Ayn Rand
I should like to think that we’ll find peace on this Earth at some point and come to a collective consciousness of COMPASSION for each other, where we say, ‘Enough! Let us live as one!’
Pierce Brosnan
The full meaning of life, the collective meaning of all human desires, is fundamentally a mystery beyond our grasp. As a young man, I chafed at this state of affairs. But by now I have made peace with it. I even feel a certain honor to be associated with such a mystery.
Eugene Wigner
… inherited collective mind-patterns … have kept humans in bondage to suffering for eons.
Eckhart Tolle
Scientists make mistakes. Accordingly, it is the job of the scientist to recognize our weakness, to examine the widest range of opinions, to be ruthlessly self-critical. Science is a collective enterprise with the error-correction machinery often running smoothly.
Carl Sagan
Without inner change there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.
angel Kyodo Williams
The real actor – like any real artistj- has a direct line to the collective heart.
Bette Davis
When a group of people get together, it’s collective power. You know that you’re doing it for the good.
Dolores Huerta
Suppression of the feminine principal has enabled The Ego to gain absolute supremacy in the collective human psyche
Eckhart Tolle
Without an integrated understanding of life, our individual and collective problems will only deepen and extend. The purpose of education isn’t to produce mere scholars, technicians and job hunters, but integrated men and women who are free of fear; for only between such human beings can there be enduring peace.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.
Tony Campolo
I think there can be a collective leadership. Maybe some symbolize the struggle [for human’s rights] a little more than others, but I think it’s absolutely necessary for the leadership to be united in order to make the revolution effective.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are moving from sharing to cooperation to collective action.
Clay Shirky
anything that becomes a cult, or a mass movement, loses its moral and spiritual value. The crusade has to be personal, individual. As soon as it becomes collective it loses its purpose.
Rosamond Lehmann
Goodness is not in the backyard of the individual nor in the open field of the collective; goodness flowers only in freedom from both.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Whatever character our theology may ascribe to him, in reality God is the infinite ideal of Man, towards whom men move in their collective growth, with whom they seek their union of love as individuals, in whom they find their ideal of father, friend and beloved.
Rabindranath Tagore
We are deep into the year of the dragon and all around the intensity of the collective pushes forward to a new age. The pieces and parts, the far-flung shades of life that make our hearts beat faster are starting to coalesce directly to the source.
Judith Hanson Lasater
We may have made one of the biggest and most stupid collective mistakes in history by getting so worried about global warming.
Nigel Farage
Think of how Wikipedia works, how Amazon harnesses user annotation on its site, the way photo-sharing sites like Flickr are bleeding out into other applications. We’re entering an era in which software learns from its users and all of the users are connected.
Tim O’Reilly
Aside from the collective gain that comes from that free interchange of ideas, there is a direct personal value for the individual concerned. Each of us should have the right to speak his thoughts and to hear the thoughts of others.
Charles Rembar
There is no such thing as collective guilt.
Kurt Waldheim
In the face of the collective action problems that are at the heart of the environmental crisis, consequentialists should seek to inculcate the “green virtues” which includes the virtue of cooperativeness. This would not bring about the best possible world but it would set us on the path of making it better.
Dale Jamieson
Ideologists of all kinds find a strange sort of comfort in the madness of the crowd; it confirms them in their suspicion that history, far from being made by the great mass of individuals – as Marx averred – is rather unmade by a single massive individual, a collective Other, who stands in stark contrast to you and he.
Will Self
Movies are the work of a collective conscious. It takes 500-800 people on a movie to complete a vision.
Sylvester Stallone
The secret of literature, which conventional people don’t guess, is that writers are forever looking for the surprising revelation – not for reinforcement of collective wisdom.
Carol Bly
There’s lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it’s an inspiring rally point.
Ty Burrell
The collective dream is the hypnosis of social conditioning. Only sages, psychotics & geniuses manage to break free.
Deepak Chopra
The Labour Party has become consumed by collective bile towards… the Liberal Democrats. That portrays a rather nasty arrogance.
Nick Clegg
The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
Margaret Walker
I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don’t get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
Kathy Acker
…move from emphasis on personal lifestyle issues toward creating political paradigms and radical models of social change that emphasize collective as well as individual change.
Bell Hooks
As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species – that means all known and recorded information – is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years.
Dee Hock
The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group. They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.
Alfred Doblin
I think small groups have more collective wisdom than an individual.
Lewis Schiff
The benefits because his collective parents are permitted to grow secure in their particular roles in his life. His adoptive parents are not unwittingly encouraged to compete to possess him. Nor are his birthparents punished and banished from a place in his life.
Kathleen Silber
There’s a collective knowing that a dimension of reality exists beyond the material plane, and that sense of knowing is causing a mystical resurgence on the planet today. It’s not just children who are looking for a missing piece. It is a very mature outlook to question the nature of our reality.
Marianne Williamson
You want to be yourself, idiosyncratic; the collective (school, rules, jobs, technology) wants you generic to the point of castration.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
With the DVR, I was mostly writing about it as a good thing in giving us the choice of when and how to watch things. But there’s what we lose in the bargain, which is the collective spectacle. ‘Did you see Jay Leno last night?’
Douglas Rushkoff
The application of collective guilt, running from one generation to another, is a dangerous doctrine which would leave few modern nations unscathed.
Margaret Thatcher
Poverty on both a personal and worldwide level is supported by our collective belief in scarcity.
Shakti Gawain
The individual within the collective is never, or hardly ever, conscious of the prevailing thought style, which almost always exerts an absolutely compulsive force upon his thinking and with which it is not possible to be at variance.
Ludwik Fleck
The man of today, who resembles more or less the collective ideal, has made his heart into a den of murderers, as can easily be proved by the analysis of his unconscious, even though he himself is not in the least disturbed by it.
Carl Jung
People used to behave morally because they thought God was always watching – in some ways God today is the collective, and the collective is watching.
Ashton Kutcher
The world is, for the most part, a collective madhouse, and practically everyone, however “normal” his facade, is faking sanity.
John Astin
To a right-winger, unions are awful. Why do right-wingers hate unions? Because collective bargaining is the power that a worker has against the corporation. Right-wingers hate that.
Janeane Garofalo
It doesn’t really matter what one writes into a constitution. The important thing is what the collective instinct eventually makes of it.
Oswald Spengler
To collude in the minimisation of British history on the grounds of its imagined irrelevance to our rebranded national future, or from a suspicion that it does no more than recycle patriotic pieties unsuited to a global marketplace, would be an act of appallingly self-inflicted collective memory loss.
Simon Schama
The real mistake of women was to let the memoir, the collective, the history, space of producing history – to let it in the hands of men.
Fatema Mernissi
The utilities and facilities of major corporations can be confiscated and given to democratic collectives
Russell Brand
Don’t travel alone….meet up with others who are traveling also on the path of change, you can learn from each other a lot and together carry more learning experiences (social learning and collective intelligence). -Nadia Gabriela Dresscher
Lambert of Maastricht
Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” Also: “Intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Robert Alan Aurthur
As I see it, we are all connected and share a stake in our collective future. We are all part of a greater picture. I greatly encourage businesswomen everywhere in the world to take personal responsibility, stay connected to their own intuition and unique potential, work hard, deal with reality, but don’t give up.
Shari Arison
The need for the creation of collective art and ritual on a nonclerical basis is at least as important as literacy and higher education.
Erich Fromm
Before I could do anything rash, a familiar voice behind me said, “Hello, Sadie.” The other girls let out a collective gasp. My pulse quickened from “slow walk” to “fifty-meter-dash.” I turned and found that-yes, indeed-the god Anubis had crashed our dance.
Rick Riordan
You’ll find individuals agreeing on this, but when they get into collective societies and larger groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement.
Neale Donald Walsch
The act of civil disobedience is the act of taking our anger and turning it into sacred rage. It is a personal and collective gesture of resistance and insistance.
Terry Tempest Williams
The collective energy of everyone is what really made Business 2.0 exciting.
James Daly
Religion is collective insanity.
Mikhail Bakunin
The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.
Charlie Daniels
The question is always ‘What is the role of a labor movement?’ How much is about collective bargaining, how much is about social change for all workers?
Andy Stern
The collective income of all these people – the bottom half – is less than three percent of global household income, and so there is a grotesque maldistribution of income and wealth.
Thomas Pogge
Listen carefully to what country people call mother wit. In those homely sayings are couched the collective wisdom of generations.
Maya Angelou
Collective problems must be solved by all of us, collectively, and no one finds inner peace who avoids doing his or her share in the solving of collective problems.
Peace Pilgrim
The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights
Gloria Steinem
Even if humans feel lots of fear, remember God will take care of you. This is a collective message because fear is contagious… This is a message of reassurance.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria
When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research. There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.
Steve Lacy
The status of women up to now has been compared to that of a slave; women have been tied to the home, and only socialism can save them from this. They will only be completely emancipated when we change from small-scale individual farming to collective farming and collective working of the land.
Vladimir Lenin
Power is the relation of a given person to other persons, in which the more this person expresses opinions, theories and justifications of the collective action the less is his participation in that action.
Leo Tolstoy
Ultimately, the disconnect with the earth we have going relates to a deeper sickness of losing touch with our souls, our bodies, our communities. The collective stories about what is happening need to change. We need to reclaim a sense that we have a say in how things go.
Frazey Ford
I believe the personal is the collective. One of the ironies of writing memoir is in using the “I” it becomes an alchemical “we.” This is the sorcery of literature.
Terry Tempest Williams
Collective insurance policies and social protections have given way to the forces of economic deregulation, the transformation of the welfare state into punitive workfare programs, the privatization of public goods and an appeal to individual accountability as a substitute for social responsibility.
Henry Giroux
My hope is that I may bear witness to the fact that there is a great mystery calling to us all, beckoning across the landscape of our history, promising to realize itself and to give real meaning to what is otherwise only the confusion of our lives and our collective past.
Terence McKenna
There is not, nor should there be, an irreconcilable contrast between the individual and the collective, between the interests of an individual person and the interests of the collective.
Joseph Stalin
Movies are collective, cooperative endeavours, which I like a lot. But writing is all up to you, it’s what’s so scary; it’s just you and that page. But I really like it a lot.
Jane Fonda
The country is in some trouble, because the media, which is supposed to provide a check and balance on government, has decided to stop doing that as a collective entity.
Craig Newmark
What is missing from the policy analyst’s tool kit — and from the set of accepted, well-developed theories of human organization — is an adequately specified theory of collective action whereby a group of principals can organize themselves voluntarily to retain the residuals of their own efforts.
Elinor Ostrom
I think this market space, this modern world we’re living in, one of its greatest failures is that it can only seem to describe a collective in terms of consumers or clients. It never sees an audience or a community as part of the process. And that’s something I’m quite proud of, even if the music is crap.
I gained a great appreciation for what I would call the collective achievement of the country. I began thinking of America as a much more just and humane place than I would have thought if I’d been covering the civil rights struggle.
Charles Kuralt
How can we turn our back on an endeavor which increases our children’s cultural intelligence, heightens individual sensitivity and deepens our collective sense of humanity? I suggest to you that we cannot.
Alec Baldwin
The history of mankind is a perennial tragedy; for the highest ideals which the individual may project are ideals which he can never realize in social and collective terms.
Reinhold Niebuhr
If psychedelics are exopheromones that dissolve the dominant ego, then they are also enzymes that synergize the human imagination and empower language. They cause us to connect and reconnect the contents of the collective mind in ever more implausible, beautiful, and self-fulfilling ways.
Terence McKenna
With my new venture, Club Mom, we want to empower moms to feel their value and also build their collective power to make their lives better and easier. We want to bring them together as a community to share experiences and information.
Andrew Shue
A wide range of social, collective phenomena can be made to emerge from the interactions of autonomous agents operating to simple local rules
Robert Axtell
The mind creates all the problems for an individual or for the collective. One has to go beyond the mind into thoughtless awareness, where there is peace.
Nirmala Srivastava
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
Thomas Jefferson
The simple act of opening a bottle of wine has brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth
Jim Harrison
I define “politics” as the on-going collective struggle for liberation and for the power to create – not only works of art, but also just and nonviolent social institutions.
Adrienne Rich
Patriotism, often a thinly veiled form of collective self-worship, celebrates our goodness, our ideals, our mercy and bemoans the perfidiousness of those who hate us.
Chris Hedges
Art does not organize parties, nor is it the servant or colleague of power. Rather, the work of art becomes a political force simply through the faithful representation of the spirit. It is a political act to create an image of the self or of the collective.
Lewis Hyde
It turns out it takes 30 years for a new idea to seep into the culture. Technology does not drive change. It is our collective response to the options and opportunities presented by technology that drives change.
Paul Saffo
Love and politics are the two great figures of social engagement. Politics is enthusiasm with a collective; with love, two people. So love is the minimal form of communism.
Alain Badiou
What [Margaret Thatcher] made a play for was the acquisitive: our greedy nature. She set aside other things like an identification with community, altruism. The only collective that she understood was: Rally around and slay the enemy.
Hilary Mantel
The totality of beliefs and sentiments common to the average members of a society forms a determinate system with a life of its own. It can be termed the collective or creative consciousness.
Emile Durkheim
To narrate is to give oneself: it seems obvious that literature, as an effort to communicate fully, will continue to be blocked so long as misery and illiteracy exist, and so long as the possessors of power continue to carry on with impunity their policy of collective imbecilization through the mass media.
Eduardo Galeano
I am convinced that not only do children need children’s books to fine-tune their brains, but our civilization needs them if we are not going to unplug ourselves from our collective past.
E. L. Konigsburg
I can’t predict what songs will do to the collective consciousness.
Jason Mraz
The parliament is the supreme decision-making and legislative body in any democracy. It reflects the collective desires of the citizens and makes laws.
Ziauddin Sardar
Half of all species on Earth could disappear by the end of the century because of our collective impact.
Louie Psihoyos
Vigilance in oneself is very important. Vigilance means to be alert to what happens inside, so you can catch an old, collective habit pattern.
Eckhart Tolle
I think that the more people go through their own personal initiations, the less collective destruction may be unleashed on the planet.
Daniel Pinchbeck
Isn’t this the perfect image of the noblest selflessness, and thereby presents an example and a model? It should be inspiring: like them, we are the units of a great social body, like them, we can serve and contemplate death with equanimity, subordinating our individual consciousness to collective consciousness.
Leo Errera
Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It’s like going to the moon.
Jon Krakauer
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
D. H. Lawrence
This kind of collective society – giving to each according to his need – existed in Africa not only before Karl Marx, but also before Europe.
John Henrik Clarke
One of the great barriers to peace in the Middle East is that both sides, both Israel and the Palestinians, do not understand that they share a collective destiny.
Paddy Ashdown
The idea that something is uncool because it’s old or foreign has left the collective consciousness.
Brian Eno
What, then is law [government]? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Frederic Bastiat
You’re not just this person who’s from your own specific experiences, but the collective experience of what makes you who you are because of time.
Julie Mehretu
I just think that the collective experience of going to see a film is something you can’t recreate.
Daniel Craig
Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will.
Muhammadu Buhari
Real people do real things. A collective of a whole bunch of people who do things in their own locale, in their own neighborhoods – the sum is bigger than the parts, and the parts will grow.
Chuck D
Collective human actions are transforming, even ravaging, the biosphere – perhaps irreversibly – through global warming and loss of biodiversity.
Martin Rees
In a collective society, everybody’s business is everybody’s business.
John Henrik Clarke
It should be possible to say that there really is such as thing as “genius” and that what it is, is precisely a surprising and unexpected movement away from collective patterns of behavior and received wisdom.
William Irwin Thompson
it is a shoe designer’s job to be a year ahead of our collective unconscious.
Cynthia Heimel
You, (my meat-eating friends), put your health at risk – that’s your business. But animal-based diets put the land, the water, the air, a society’s collective health, and even our collective pharmaceutical resources at risk. That’s my business. That’s everyone’s business.
Howard Lyman
Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.
Aimee Mullins
For me Esoteric Hitlerism is being possessed by the archetypes of the collective unconscious which the Greeks used to call gods.
Miguel Serrano
Racism, prejudice and discrimination are an inexplicable collective stupidity
Anderson Silva
I often say that leadership is deeply personal and inherently collective. That’s a paradox that effective leaders have to embrace.
Peter Senge
We cannot predict the effects of our actions, especially our collective actions over generations or centuries, to use instrumental reasoning toward these big final ends to tell us what we ought to do.
Allen W. Wood
But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.
Suzanne Collins
I see Lord Buddha doing to our collective spiritual well-being what global trade did to our collective economic well-being and the digital internet did to our collective intellectual well-being.
Narendra Modi
The decision [to create a theme park called “EuroWorld”] was made by the EU countries in response to their collective realization that no one in Europe has had an innovative idea in well over a century.
Jonah Goldberg
No one is born a Communist… in the Soviet Union farmers keep on looking in the barn for their horses even after they have given them to the collective.
Nikita Khrushchev
What we all have to admit to is that one man cannot save us. Unless we start energizing ourselves, all standing behind him with all of the force of our collective power then we can’t expect mountains to be moved. And that is not exactly happening, we are a very comfortable population.
Ani DiFranco
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
E. M. Forster
The national school is not a lecture hall or a library. Its schooling consists chiefly in experimental collective action aimed at the realization of a collective purpose.
Herbert Croly
The current generation of world leaders — our generation — is also being called to face significant challenges concerning peace, collective security and the environment. We have been unable to solve old disputes and to prevent new threats. The use of force is incapable of eliminating the underlying causes of conflict.
Dilma Rousseff
I have often reaped what others have sowed. My work is the work of a collective being that bears the name Goethe.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Movies are a collective art. Art by proxy.
Sylvester Stallone
As governor I would have made sure that I bargained fairly but firmly, been able to get the changes that were needed to balance the budget, but done that through collective bargaining and making sure that our public employees had a voice at the table.
Mary Burke
I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.
Will Smith
Marriage and fatherhood heighten the disillusion that we all think we are born handy. We confidently believe that we can fix things around the house, as if it’s part of the collective brain that was further enhanced by eighth-grade shop class.
Bob Newhart
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
Vladimir Lenin
I’ve always been suspicious of collective truths. I think an idea is true when it hasn’t been put into words and that the moment it’s put into words it becomes exaggerated. Because the moment it’s put into words there’s an abuse, an excess in the expression of the idea that makes it false.
Eugene Ionesco
Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives and fascisms of all kinds.
Elfriede Jelinek
It is the individual’s task to differentiate himself from all the others and stand on his own feet. All collective identities . . . interfere with the fulfillment of this task. Such collective identities are crutches for the lame, shields for the timid, beds for the lazy, nurseries for the irresponsible. . . .
Carl Jung
The Holy Grail of universal coverage in the United States may remain out of reach unless, through rational collective action overriding some individual self-interest, we can reduce per capita costs.
Donald Berwick
Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.
Daisaku Ikeda
The ideal society has yet to be built – one which balances nicely collective well-being and individual well-being.
Peace Pilgrim
It is our great collective misfortune that the scientific community made its decisive diagnosis of the climate threat at the precise moment when an elite minority was enjoying more unfettered political, cultural, and intellectual power than at any point since the 1920s.
Naomi Klein
On girls night in we talk about dating; the ups and downs of the previous week. Our collective laughter is uncontrollable and tearful, even the most disappointing dates become meritorious on girls night in.
Cilla Black
The future exists only in our imagination
it is a collective story waiting for our voices to express
that can only happen when you and I are willing to enter the emptiness
listening in the silence
until we can begin to create a future we can befriend.
Dawna Markova
There is no way to overstate the magnitude of the collective spiritual transformation that will occur when we shift from food of violent oppression to food of gentleness and compassion.
Will Tuttle
Storytelling in general is a communal act. Throughout human history, people would gather around, whether by the fire or at a tavern, and tell stories. One person would chime in, then another, maybe someone would repeat a story they heard already but with a different spin. It’s a collective process.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Religious representations are collective representations which express collective realities.
Emile Durkheim
Climate change…is, simply, the greatest collective challenge we face as a human family.
Ban Ki-moon
The notion of collective contribution, like the Wikipedia, is a very powerful one.
Nicholas Negroponte
Now by knowing absolute truth you understand each other much more. That means a collective consciousness, a new dimension in your awareness. You can feel others on your finger tips and if you know how to correct your centers you can help them. Then who is the other? The microcosm becomes the macrocosm.
Nirmala Srivastava
Ancient eschatological texts are actually maps of the inner territories of the psyche that seem to transcend race and culture and originate in the collective unconscious.
Stanislav Grof
Privacy with medical information is a fallacy. If everyone’s information is out there, it’s part of the collective.
Craig Venter
I also believe that at a critical point (more than six people?), that collective wisdom turns into group think.
Lewis Schiff
When individuals are established in universal consciousness, they live the scientific reality of the unity of life spontaneously in accord with all the laws of nature. This experience alone will transform our collective reality – our human civilization to one of unity, peace, and harmony.
John Hagelin
Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.
Ronald Reagan
We must nurture tolerance, collective wisdom, and democracy.
Nelson Mandela
When a certain show or film or celebrity captures the imagination of the masses that has a good deal to say about us, I think, and what is happening in our collective psyche.
Laurie Foos
Europe needs to develop a sense of collective history – we need to write books from a European perspective, to teach it in schools as well.
Bernard-Henri Levy
It’s true that most American citizens think of themselves as living in a democratic country. But when was the last time that any Americans actually sat down and came to a collective decision? Maybe if they are ordering pizzas, but basically never.
David Graeber
The idea that I really like is December 21st, 2012. Try to get a global moment of collective reflection as a way to bring about an uptick in human consciousness.
Daniel Pinchbeck
What I deeply want… is for Rumi to become vitally present for readers, part of what John Keats called our soul-making, that process that is both collective and uniquely individual, that happens outside time and space and inside, that is the ocean we all inhabit and each singular droplet-self.
Coleman Barks
The collective influence of you and the other leaders will bring the rest along. If this does not happen, divided interest and loyalty will occur within the group.
John C. Maxwell
In putting together your standards, remember that it is essential to involve your entire team. Standards are not rules issued by the boss; they are a collective identity. Remember, standards are the things that you do all the time and the things for which you hold one another accountable.
Mike Krzyzewski
We now know enough to fantasize realistically about what the alien would be like, and I think that this then sets up polarities in the collective psyche that previously we have only seen at the level of the individual.
Terence McKenna
I believe the lasting revolution comes from deep changes in ourselves which influence our collective life.
Anais Nin
In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious
Carl Jung
What is it that really makes us, us? It’s our collective intelligence. It’s our ability to write things down, our language and our consciousness.
Louise Leakey
Social media has changed everything in our world. The collective humanity, as it was, has such a voice these days, and that’s never really existed before.
Megan Fox
I’m haunted sometimes by the thought, what if we lived from that place all the time? What if we went there without tragedy striking first? The very thought of who we would be together, and the kinds of collectives decisions we would make…the kind of world we’d create … makes me want to cry sometimes.
Marianne Williamson
A citizen of the Roman Empire, for example, would have placed less value on individual liberty in the modern Western sense than on collective responsibility.
Stephen Baxter
I believe, AGW is simply a kind of collective hysteria with no basis in science.
Roger Helmer
A single collective directed thought is all it takes to change the world.
Lynne McTaggart
I think conveying the emotion of the collective “we” is pretty incredible. Especially in tumultuous times like we are in now.
Alicia Keys
Our President has given symbolic support to the National Day of Prayer but I believe that our nation needs an impassioned call to our collective knees.
Jonathan Falwell
People internalize, from the jail to student loan debt, to credit card debt, to unemployment to the whole collective. It manifests itself in many ways, in people’s home lives, domestic stuff.
Jesse Jackson
A library is a home filled with our stories. On every shelf, we see ourselves, experience our collective conscious, describe our dreams and our great longing for times that have passed, the sterling moment of the present and the glorious future known only in our imaginations.
Adriana Trigiani
I always thought it was due to liberals are about the collective whereas conservatives are more about individual liberty and responsibility. So it kind of makes sense that liberals are more prone to rally around each other no matter what. It’s kind of a hive mind-set.
Rush Limbaugh
All true religion, all true morality, all true mysticism have but one object, and that is to act on humanity, collective and individual, in such a manner that it shall correspond efficiently with the great law of development, and co-operate consciously therewith to achieve the end of development.
A. E. Waite
I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions, in which one part was based on collective provision, but which also gave incentives for people to take out an additional, personal plan.
Jacques Delors
Global challenges require collective responses.
Hassan Rouhani
More than any other product of human scientific culture scientific knowledge is the collective property of all mankind.
Konrad Lorenz
Comedy appeals to the collective mind of the audience and this grows fatigued; while farce appeals to a more robust organ, their collective belly.
W. Somerset Maugham
Although we think that we think, most of the time we are being thought by the collective mind, the hypnosis of conditioning.
Deepak Chopra
Every mob, in its ignorance and blindness and bewilderment, is a League of Frightened Men that seeks reassurance in collective action.
Max Lerner
There is a way in which the collective knowledge of mankind expresses itself, for the finite individual, through mere daily living . . . a way in which life itself is sheer knowing.
Laurens van der Post
Successful societies-those which progress economically and politically and can control the terms on which they deal with the outside world-succeed because they have found ways to match individual self-interest to the collective good.
James Fallows
The only thing workers have to bargain with is their skill or their labor. Denied the right to withhold it as a last resort, they become powerless. The strike is therefore not a breakdown of collective bargaining-it is the indispensable cornerstone of that process.
Paul Clark
And some of those people that voted Republican are now going to say, what a mistake I made because I didn’t know they were going to take my job away. I didn’t know they were going to take collective bargaining away.
James P. Hoffa
Intelligence will become more and more collective; innovation and order will become more and more bottom-up.
Matt Ridley
Our culture is at a critical cusp – a time that requires that we define what it means to be a citizen in a democracy. Within our nation we need to foster a greater sense of collective responsibility.
Robert Neelly Bellah
There is a collective force rising up on the earth today, an energy of the reborn feminine… This is a time of monumental shift, from the male dominance of human consciousness back to a balanced relationship between masculine and feminine.
Marianne Williamson
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal.
George Orwell
Capitalism is based on individual rights – not on the sacrifice of the individual to the ‘public good’ of the collective.
Ayn Rand
Politics is not what it pretends to be, the expression of a collective will. Politics breathes well only where this will is multiple, hesitant, confused, and obscure even to itself.
Michel Foucault
Iran is the only country in the world that’s threatening to erase another country from the map as part of a collective genocide.
Sigmar Gabriel
Our defining gift as humans is our power to choose, including our power to choose our collective future. It is a gift that comes with a corresponding moral responsibility to use that power in ways that work to the benefit of all people and the whole of life.
David Korten
I came to dedicate my life to opening space to the average person and crafting designs for new spaceships that could take us far from home. But since Apollo ended, such travels were only in our collective memory.
Buzz Aldrin
In the history of the collective as in the history of the individual, everything depends on the development of consciousness.
Carl Jung
Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity
Aldous Huxley
Even though we want huge individual egos, our collective ego is unbelievable.
Mike Krzyzewski
Obesity is the result of a loss of self-control. Indeed, loss of self-control might be said to be the defining social (or anti-social) characteristic of our age: public drunkenness, excessive gambling, promiscuity and common-or-garden rudeness are all examples of our collective loss of self-control.
Theodore Dalrymple
Humanity are not individuals; we are collective. And if we have difference, we have wars all the time. We have crisis. We need to open our mind. This is the only solution we have.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Shark Tale feels borrowed, sampled and dittoed from the collective funniness of the past 10 years in studio-made animation.
Desson Thomson
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: ‘If you don’t work you die.’
Rudyard Kipling
You know, the truth is that us actors would all like to believe we re-invent the wheel, every time we play a character. But, we’re human beings and our instruments are not violins, they are our bodies and our consciousness and our collective life experience.
John C. Reilly
I was quite happy in Arkhangelsk.Subsequently, I was sent to a village. I liked it in its own way because it sounded to me very much like the tradition of a hired man in any world-class poem. That’s what I was, a hired man. I was working for a collective farm.
Joseph Brodsky
When you are doing things together, you are inside the collective mind, and share psychic knowledge with each other. That is how you become one.
Dharma Mittra
Truth is not to be found either in traditional capitalism or in Marxism. Each represents a partial truth. Historically, capitalism failed to discern the truth in collective enterprise and Marxism failed to see the truth in individual enterprise.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I don’t think you have to make this choice about being on one side or the other side. My feeling is that when we are committed to growing the economy and making sure that our public employees have a place at the table through collective bargaining, everyone wins.
Mary Burke
The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
Marc Maron
I think music follows the trends of the collective conscious.
Pharrell Williams
I once saw a photograph of a large herd of wild elephants in Central Africa Seeing an airplane for the first time, and all in a state of wild collective terror… As, however, there were no journalists among them, the terror died down when the airplane was out of sight.
Bertrand Russell
People don’t listen to understand. They listen to reply. The collective monologue is everyone talking and no one listening.
Stephen Covey
Both cinematic culture and the culture at large have changed profoundly. We’re now in post-cinematic digital culture, and the internet has obviously usurped movies, which are no longer central to our lives, at least not as a collective spectator experience.
Masha Tupitsyn
You have to get something that is beyond, something special, something unique that happens to you, by which you become one with the whole. This is what should be asked for, not for all other things that people ask for. Isn’t it? That’s the truth. You have to achieve it, to be in your collective consciousness.
Nirmala Srivastava
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
Lily Tomlin
One of the weaknesses in the cooperative is that it has never been sufficiently leavened by the imagination. This is a quick-silver faculty, and likely to be a cause of worry to any collective settlement.
Edward Dahlberg
– Oh no, The Collective Farm policy was a terrible struggle… Ten million (he said holding up his hands). It was fearful. Four years it lasted. It was absolutely necessary.
Joseph Stalin
As I learn more and more about the six-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it’s obvious to me that NFL owners understood that they were going to get a new deal done at all costs.
Ron Jaworski
We must turn the greatest collective challenge facing humankind today – climate change – into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future.
Ban Ki-moon
Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity.
Reinhold Niebuhr
The word “collective” is not so often used because it has been basically used by socialists and communists and has a different history. The word “cooperative” means the workplace itself is organized cooperatively, rather than in the conventional capitalistic, hierarchical form.
Richard D. Wolff
As a population, if a large number of people make even small moves to eat less meat and more plant-based foods, the livestock industry will shrink. Over time, farmers will find other crops to support their livelihoods. Through such collective awakening we can make a difference in our world.
Nhat Hanh
Terrorism attacks peoples’ trust in the system of their state. There is protection, but only if there is collective action and collective understanding about how to really deal with this phenomenon.
Ashraf Ghani
Beware of ignorance when in motion; look out for inexperience when in action, and beware of the majority when mentally poisoned with misinformation, for collective ignorance does not become wisdom.
William J. H. Boetcker
Thank you for touching me. Some of the only moments worth living were spent with you. Not you especially, the collective you.
Henry Rollins
I imagine that all Americans have a unique relationship in their individual present to their collective past and how that relationship might shape their identities and experiences.
Steve Cosson
It’s a very smart and heartfelt movie and that’s why, I think, we’re all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it.
Robert Downey, Jr.
In government-directed economies, the collective takes priority over the individual. The moral ideal is equal results. That approach could not be further removed from the real world.
Paul Ryan
Saving the world happens one person at a time. Be at the front of the queue. Each one of us has to work hard to achieve our collective dream for a healthier planet.
Yaya Toure
Simply put, international terrorism made international cooperation mandatory rather than elective. Collective security has become the only real security against the hydra-headed monster of international terror.
John Ashcroft
The perfect human being is all human beings put together, it is a collective, it is all of us together that make perfection.
The “we” of your divine birthright – the one that is aware of its place as part of the collective whole – knows that it is your sacred obligation to shine your brightest light, not just in your moments of glory but each day.
Debbie Ford
Humankind struggles with collective powers for its freedom, the individual struggles with dehumanization for the possession of his soul.
Saul Bellow
I would like to thank all the people who’ve said such nice things about it. Team Batman is giving it our collective all for you. We’re trying hard to not let you down.
Greg Capullo
The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in part define our collective future in the 21st century.
Achim Steiner
I should like [people] to like the purely individual thing in themselves, which makes them act in singleness. and They only like to do the collective thing.
D. H. Lawrence
Whereas the only real solution to the race problem in this country is a solution that involves individual self improvement and collective self improvement in, whereas our own, wherein our own people are concerned.
Malcolm X
Well, the white race in America is the same way. As individuals it is impossible for them to escape the collective crime committed against the Negroes in this country, collectively.
Malcolm X
The Internet is the global brain, the cyberspacially connected, telepathic, collective domain that we’ve all been hungering for.
Terence McKenna
Our fortunes rise together, and they fall together. ‘All men are brothers,’ said the Analects. We have a collective responsibility-to bring about a more stable and more prosperous world, a world in which every person in every country can reach their full potential.
Christine Lagarde
Personal and collective awakening are one and the same – when a raindrop joins the sea, the sea also merges with the raindrop.
Dan Millman
The market is not a place, a thing, or a collective entity. The market is a process, actuated by the interplay of the actions of the various individuals cooperating under the division of labor.
Ludwig von Mises
Everyone wants to pretend like they sprang out of the ground with an Animal Collective record in their hands and a David Bowie haircut, and that’s just not the case. You discover these things gradually.
Patrick Stump
Daring to dream what is deepest in our collective longings is what makes us most human and fully alive.
Wendy Wright
As a man of the Congress, let me reaffirm my conviction that the collective wisdom of our two great legislative bodies while not infallible will in the end serve the people faithfully and very, very well.
Gerald R. Ford
And for me anyway, consciousness is three components: a personal component which for lack of a better word we can call the soul. A collective component which is more archetypal and a deeper level, and then a universal domain of consciousness.
Deepak Chopra
In the heart of the Great Depression, millions of American workers did something they’d never done before: they joined a union. Emboldened by the passage of the Wagner Act, which made collective bargaining easier, unions organized industries across the country, remaking the economy.
James Surowiecki
Collective unity is not the result of the brotherly love of the faithful for each other. The loyalty of the true believer is to the whole the church, party, nation and not to his fellow true believer. True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society .
Eric Hoffer
Immortality makes sense only when the individual soul can be thought of as merging into a great collective mush of sainthood. If we take anything with us into the next world, it is not what survives in the memories of our relicts.
Anthony Burgess
Relax, having kids is years away. But can you imagine? Your brains, my charm, our collective good looks… then add in the usual physical abilities dhampirs get. It’s really not even fair to everyone else.
Richelle Mead
There is a dharma for yourself, for someone else, for a family, for a nation, for a universe. There are collective and individual dharmas.
Frederick Lenz
Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
Marshall McLuhan
The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.
Sam Rayburn
I think of a band like Animal Collective where they really follow their own sound and I think that’s a really important thing to do. You can find an audience if you can find your voice.
Andrew Dost
I sincerely believe that the collective efforts of many secularists during the past generation, resulting in the expulsion from our schools and from the public square, has left us vulnerable.
Jerry Falwell
Different regions may require different strategies, as President Bush has noted, but not different basic principles. It’s either collective security or selective security.
William Safire
If the 19th [century] was the century of the individual (liberalism means individualism), you may consider that this is the “collective” century, and therefore the century of the state.
Benito Mussolini
The world is a projection of our collective consciousness. If our collective consciousness reaches that place of peace, harmony, laughter and love, it will be a different world.
Deepak Chopra
But the mind is an attribute of the individual. There is no such thing as a collective brain. There is no such thing as a collective thought. An agreement reached by a group of men is only a compromise or an average drawn upon many individual thoughts.
Ayn Rand
We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome.
Nhat Hanh
Ideas need collective thought.
Ian Somerhalder
At some point, human intelligence became collective and cumulative in a way that happened to no other animal.
Matt Ridley
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
Elon Musk
Unions are about the collective leverage, the power of numbers versus the power of capital.
Kevin O’Leary
I was not a collective person or a bohemian; I was an elitist.
Elia Kazan
We may casually talk of all sorts of new programs and ‘stimulus,’ but the vast trillion-dollar collective national debt and rising annual deficits will insidiously hamstring almost everything we plan to do.
Victor Davis Hanson
Statesmen have to bend to the collective will of their peoples or be broken.
Woodrow Wilson
…Have the stresses of war been as bad to you personally as carrying through the policy of Collective Farms?
Winston Churchill
It’s very hard not to be a scoundrel nowadays. Everywhere there are pressures that work towards our personal and collective debasement.
Nelson Rodrigues
Duty is not collective; it is personal.
Calvin Coolidge
Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.
Calvin Coolidge
We recall the joy and excitement of a nation that had found itself, the collective relief that we had stepped out of our restrictive past, and the expectant air of walking into a brighter future.
Nelson Mandela
There is not much collective security in a flock of sheep on the way to the butcher.
Winston Churchill
In a knowledge economy, natural selection favors organizations that can most effectively harness and coordinate collective intellectual energy and creative capacity.
Justin Rosenstein
Movies really have replaced what traditionally were mythologies, that every culture had their mythological beliefs and their collective ‘stories.’ There is now the possibility for movies to embody that arising new state of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
Through scientific experiment they’d demonstrated that there may be such a thing as a life force flowing through the universe – what has variously been called collective consciousness or, as theologians have termed it, the Holy Spirit.
Lynne McTaggart
I like to use the term alchemy, which is the soul of the world, or those of Jung’s collective unconscious. You connect with a space where everything is.
Paulo Coelho
In the sphere of natural investigation, as in poetry and painting, the delineation of that which appeals most strongly to the imagination, derives its collective interest from the vivid truthfulness with which the individual features are portrayed.
David Hume
Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.
James Surowiecki
The error arises from the learned jurists deceiving themselves and others, by asserting that government is not what it really is, one set of men banded together to oppress another set of men , but, as shown by science, is the representation of the citizens in their collective capacity.
Leo Tolstoy
You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can’t even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.
Steven Spielberg
I’m always gratified when I check something I’ve made up and discover that I’ve gotten it right. How can we imagine something that turns out to be true? How can we know things we couldn’t possibly know? It makes me wonder about the existence of a collective unconscious.
Janet Fitch
As a citizen I might be well-behaved and have nothing salacious or radical about me, I might be a total bore, but I might suffer somehow if other people are being spied on and blocked from doing important work that might have a collective benefit down the road. The personal doesn’t necessarily translate to the social.
Astra Taylor
Progress depends as much on our collective differences as it does on our individual IQ scores.
Scott E. Page
An ideology can provide a satisfying narrative that explains chaotic events and collective misfortunes in a way that flatters the virtue and competence of believers, while being vague or conspiratorial enough to withstand skeptical scrutiny.
Steven Pinker
We cannot hope for a society in which formal organized religion dies out. But we can stop behaving as if it was worthy of our collective respect.
A. N. Wilson
We have the ability to provide clean water for every man, woman and child on the Earth. What has been lacking is the collective will to accomplish this. What are we waiting for? This is the commitment we need to make to the world, now.
Jean-Michel Cousteau
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility
Thomas Szasz
I miss that moment when you’re about to go through the tube turn-style but you put your ticket in the wrong way and then as you’re trying to figure out how exactly to get in the damn station you hear a collective sigh of 40 people behind you pissed that you’re slowing down the herd.
Dan Mangan
To die is to go into the Collective Unconscious, to lose oneself in order to be transformed into form, pure form.
Hermann Hesse
In the second half of life, the questions become: ‘Who, apart from the roles you play, are you? What does the soul ask of you? Do you have the wherewithal to shift course, to deconstruct your painfully achieved identity, risking failure, marginalization and loss of collective approval?’ No small task.
James Hollis
Photography is, and has been since its conception, a fabulously broad church. Contemporary practice demonstrates that the medium can be a prompt, a process, a vehicle, a collective pursuit, and not just the physical end product of solitary artists’ endeavors.
Charlotte Cotton
Equally, we require a collective past – hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present.
Penelope Lively
History attempts to provide society with an artificial collective memory.
Ralph Davis
Wherever goodness lay, it did not lie in ritual, unthinking obeisance before a deity but rather, perhaps, in the slow clumsy, error-strewn working out of an individual or collective path.
Salman Rushdie
Especially in times of collective neurosis, the existence of . . . mature people is of crucial importance.
Marie-Louise von Franz
In fact, the collective energy field of presence can be very helpful when people come together. It can give you an enormous boost.
Eckhart Tolle
From kings to groundlings, Shakespeare made his work profound for everybody. That is how it should be. There is no hierarchy in theatre. It makes everyone part of a collective.
Lee Hall
The epoch of individuality is concluded, and it is the duty of reformers to initiate the epoch of association. Collective man is omnipotent upon the earth he treads.
Giuseppe Mazzini
We seem to have lost contact with the earlier, more profound functions of art, which have always had to do with personal and collective empowerment, personal growth, communion with this world, and the search for what lies beneath and above this world.
Peter London
All my friends are artists, so I am used to collective agony as a mode.
Kate Braverman
This is the simple discovery which we must confront. We were given a place in the creation, with a beauty beyond telling, and we have failed to care for it. And as our collective contempt for the non-human world has intensified, so has our contempt for each other. We have failed to care for each other.
Robert Jensen
You have, you can only answer it this way: by turning it around. Can the negro – who is the victim of the system – escape the collective stigma that is placed upon all Negroes in this country?
Malcolm X
Every collectivist assumes a different source for the collective will, according to his own political, religious and national convictions.
Ludwig von Mises
Male domination is so rooted in our collective unconscious that we no longer even see it.
Pierre Bourdieu
There is no endeavor more noble than the attempt to achieve a collective dream.
Jaime Lerner
The law is the collective organization of the individual’s right to lawful defense of his life, liberty and property. When it is used for anything else, no matter how noble the cause, it becomes perverted and justice is weakened. Thus, the law has become perverted by stupid greed and false philanthropy.
Frederic Bastiat
I think history is collective memories. In writing, I’m using my own memory, and I’m using my collective memory.
Haruki Murakami
There is only one power and one dictatorship whose organisation is salutary and feasible: it is that collective, invisible dictatorship of those who are allied in the name of our principle.
Mikhail Bakunin
I don’t believe in collective guilt. The children of killers are not killers, but children.
Elie Wiesel
God is the collective ego of the world
Albrecht’s Law – Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity.
Karl Albrecht
The fishing is best where the fewest go and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits.
Tim Ferriss
The genocide (in Rwanda) was a collective act.В  What made it possible, what made that final political crime possible, was the absence, the erasure, of seeing the other.В  Of knowing, of feeling, of being with the other.В  And when that’s removed, then politics
can become genocidal.
James Orbinski
Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening.
Eckhart Tolle
A whole society imprints us. Language, television and culture imprints us Just living in a country is a vibratory imprint. All the collective attentions, of all the people who live there – imprint us.
Frederick Lenz
The outcome of a non-constant-sum game may be dictated by the individual rationality of the respective players without satisfying a criterion of collective rationality.
Anatol Rapoport
Each one of us has to work hard to achieve our collective dream for a healthier planet.
Yaya Toure
We must respect each other’s right to choose a collective destiny, and the opportunity to develop the legal and political rights for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples so that we may enjoy the right to maintain our culture, our heritage and our land, as a united Australia.
Jackie Huggins
For me, synchronicity is a way of confirming the rightness of action. It is only in its absence that I realize I’m out of kilter with, for want of a better term, the collective unconscious.
Nick Bantock
Bodily pain affects man as a whole down to the deepest layers of his moral being. It forces him to face again the fundamental questions of his fate, of his attitude toward God and fellow man, of his individual and collective responsibility and of the sense of his pilgrimage on earth.
Pope Pius XII
In my films, I hope there are a few moments where you feel almost illuminated, like in a state of ecstasy, stepping out of yourself, beyond yourself and perceiving something which is only, in the case of cinema, possible in collective dreams.
Werner Herzog
So we are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world, or change pretty much everything about our economy to avoid that fate. But we need to be very clear: because of our decades of collective denial, no gradual, incremental options are now available to us.
Naomi Klein
The urgency for reducing climate emissions is too great. We must take our collective experience and use it toward making green design a part of all design.
Ian Shapiro
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Elon Musk
If there is a single power the West underestimates, it is the power of collective hatred.
Ralph Peters
We can build a collective civic space large enough for all our separate identities, that we can be E Pluribus Unum – Out of One, Many.
Al Gore
In science, self-satisfaction is death. Personal self-satisfaction is the death of the scientist. Collective self-satisfaction is the death of the research. It is restlessness, anxiety, dissatisfaction, agony of mind that nourish science.
Jacques Monod
Religion is a collective insanity.
Mikhail Bakunin
The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
Omar Bongo
The process of schooling does not give birth to human beings – as education should but never will so long as it springs from the collective consciousness of our culture – but instead it teaches us to value abstract rewards at the expense of our autonomy, curiosity, interior lives, and time.
Derrick Jensen
The goal of astrology is the alchemy of personality. It is to transform chaos into cosmos, collective human nature into individual and creative personality.
Dane Rudhyar
I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance.
Bob Black
But the federal government, our collective government, has responsibilities that none of these other levels of government can fulfill; and chief among these is national defense.
Don Nickles
I think that every collective that you witness occurring on a stage, it’s not about any one of the individuals. There’s something that’s happened that’s kind of put all that stuff together into a much bigger result … some alchemy.
Maynard James Keenan
For many businesses, the fear behind their social media reluctance isn’t just fear of failure but of blame and accountability – both individual and collective.
Jay Baer
Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Thomas Szasz
Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith.
Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera
In the end an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.
Lou Gerstner
I personally do not believe in strident activism. I do not believe in moral outrage, because even moral outrage is rage, and rage is rage – it adds to more rage in the collective consciousness, if we understand how consciousness works.
Deepak Chopra
Libraries have always been humanities’ way of preserving its collective wisdom
Umberto Eco
I dont work with collectives. I don’t consult, i don’t co-operate, I don’t collaborate.
Ayn Rand
Man holds these rights [life, liberty and property], not from the Collective nor for the Collective, but against the Collective – as a barrier which the Collective cannot cross… these rights are man’s protection against all other men.
Ayn Rand
People can relate to horses. Horses, I think, are basically in our genetic history. Horses were part of our culture, part of our collective society, for hundreds of years, and so, the horse is one of the most familiar animals to people of any race or culture or country.
Steven Spielberg
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
Georges Clemenceau
The world of gods and spirits is truly ‘nothing but’ the collective unconscious inside me.
Carl Jung
Through their own actions, customers can hold companies responsible to higher standards of social responsibility. Through collective action, they can leverage their dollars to combat the force of those investors who myopically pursue profits at the expense of the rest of society.
Simon Mainwaring
Moving forward, the best way is going to be something that is going to be a collective decision, that is made, of course, with President-elect [Donald] Trump having the primary say as to how to move forward. But all those opinions will be in the room.
Reince Priebus
There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable
Mike Krzyzewski
The remarkable legion of the unremarked, whose individual opinions are not colorful or different enough to make news, but whose collective opinion, when crystallized, can make history.
William Safire
Art is collective. Always, it has a tradition behind it.
Joanna Russ
Any time a secret group usurps the collective will of the people, it’s wrong. Period.
James Morcan
Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
Henry Fuseli
You have Kurt [Cobain], and he’s singing about your experiences. They’re our collective experiences.
Brett Morgen
The art of tomorrow will be a collective treasure, or it will not be art at all.
Victor Vasarely
The last man of the world-city no longer wants to live–he may cling to life as an individual, but as a type, as an aggregate, no, for it is a characteristic of this collective existence that it eliminates the terror of death.
Oswald Spengler
The anchor of all my dreams is the collective wisdom of mankind as a whole.
Nelson Mandela
The build-up of personal and collective debt in America and Europe should have sent warning signals to anyone familiar with the biblical institutions of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, created specifically because of the danger of people being trapped by debt.
Jonathan Sacks
God is back and Europe as a whole still doesn’t get it. It is our biggest single collective cultural and intellectual blind spot.
Jonathan Sacks
Collective wisdom, alas, is no adequate substitute for the intelligence of individuals. Individuals who opposed received opinions have been the source of all progress, both moral and intellectual. They have been unpopular, as was natural.
Bertrand Russell
If it true that perception is reality, then what is shown on TV is that part of the collective consciousness known as Public Knowledge, that is, the fragment of reality which the mass of people acknowledge to be true.
Jennifer Stone
… in a history of spiritual rupture, a social compact built on fantasy and collective secrets, poetry becomes more necessary than ever: it keeps the underground aquifers flowing; it is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.
Adrienne Rich
My generation never experienced (fortunately) that type of collective tragedy, where everybody goes totally crazy and turns the world into a gigantic nightmare.
Roselyne Bosch
What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.
John Mayer
Donate time, food, or money to organizations that fight the good fight. We can act individually for the collective good. We can all do something.
Joy Bryant
Effective leaders are willing to use power and authority, but they’re doing it in the service of the collective good, as opposed to self-aggrandizement.
Noel Tichy
Today we’re all alike, all of us bound together by our shared apathy toward work. That very apathy has become a passion. The one great collective passion of our time.
Milan Kundera
Inequality saps the will to conceive of ambitious solutions to large collective problems, because those problems no longer seem very collective.
George Packer
At the moment, every country arrives at climate negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible. This is the logic of the madhouse, a recipe for collective suicide. We dont want a global suicide pact. We want a global survival pact
Mohamed Nasheed
If you don’t have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
Jacques Delors
Art has no immediate future, because all art is collective and there is no more collective life.
Simone Weil
I have hope that humanity will be cured of our collective ecological insanity and that we adapt to living within the boundaries of the laws of ecology.
Paul Watson
Just as there is no such thing as a collective or racial mind, so there is no such thing as a collective or racial achievement. There are only individual minds and individual achievements-an d a culture is not the anonymous product of undifferentiate d masses, but the sum of the intellectual achievements of individual men.
Ayn Rand
The state sometimes makes mistakes. When one of these mistakes occurs, one notes a decline in collective enthusiasm due to the effect of a quantitative diminution in each of the elements that make up the mass. Work is paralyzed until it is reduced to an insignificant level. It is time to make a correction.
Che Guevara
Collective states are constitutionally incapable of reliably producing anything but corpses.
L. Neil Smith
I believe that in Europe, we have a collective leadership.
Mario Monti
It’s time to reconnect to the natural world for the sake of the animals, and our collective conscience. Because without spiritual health there can be no physical health.
Gary Yourofsky
The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.
Chester W. Nimitz
We don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just go back to what it was in terms of how corporations acted in terms of their collective responsibility just 20 years ago.
Joe Biden
For we have always understood that when times change, so must we, that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges, that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.
Barack Obama
A functional team must make the collective results of the group more important to each individual than individual members’ goals.
Patrick Lencioni
Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
Hannah Arendt
The character of the Open Conspiracy [the movement towards a world collective] will now be plainly displayed. It will have become a great world movement as widespread and evident as socialism or communism. It will largely have taken the place of these movements. It will be more, it will be a world religion.
H. G. Wells
Comic books are what novels used to be – an accessible, vernacular form with mass appeal – and if the highbrows are right, they’re a form perfectly suited to our dumbed-down culture and collective attention deficit.
Charles McGrath
…the collective white man had acted like a devil in virtually every contact he had with the world’s collective non-white man.
Malcolm X
In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist.
Juan Goytisolo
Architecture is a rare collective profession: it’s always exercised by groups. There is an essential modesty, which is a complete contradiction to the notion of a star.
Rem Koolhaas
This is taking [photos] from everybody – the entire collective memory of what the Earth looks like – and linking all of that together.
Blaise Aguera y Arcas
While the Second World War brought about untold misery and suffering, it was also a time when the world witnessed extraordinary bravery. Through the collective, heroic efforts of countless men and women, victory was claimed over tyranny and evil.
Sam Kutesa
Capitalism has brought about the emancipation of collective humanity with respect to nature. But this collective humanity has itself taken on with respect to the individual the oppressive function formerly exercised by nature.
Simone Weil
Language is an anonymous, collective and unconscious art; the result of the creativity of thousands of generations.
Edward Sapir
Although the patriarchal ego prides itself on being reasonable, the twentieth century has been anything but the Age of Reason. In our collective neurosis, we have raped the earth, disrupted the delicate balance of nature, and created phallic missiles of mass destruction.
Marion Woodman
Women’s Studies can amount simply to compensatory history; too often they fail to challenge the intellectual and political structures that must be challenged if women as a group are ever to come into collective, nonexclusionary freedom.
Adrienne Rich
The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them.
John McCain
Our collective future depends on opening channels of compassion, acceptance, and understanding of others.
Deepak Chopra
The rich and complex history of South Carolina is the history of the African diaspora, and in many ways, I felt acutely the sense of this collective memory of migration, suffering and transformation while living in South Carolina.
Kwame Dawes
Just because we’re on schedule is no reason to shoot bad acting. Someone once said to me, ‘You’re inconsiderate.’ And I said, ‘Inconsiderate? Bad acting is the ultimate inconsideration.’ It’s a collective slap to a million faces at the same time.
Debra Winger
Reality is just a collective hunch.
Jane Wagner
Given how deeply the ways of war have penetrated our collective consciousness, it will take spiritual power to turn the issue around.
Marianne Williamson
She was one of those Southerners who knew from an early age that the South could never be more for them than a fragrant prison, administered by a collective of loving but treacherous relatives.
Pat Conroy
Until society can be reclaimed by an undivided humanity that will use its collective wisdom, cultural achievements, technological innovations, scientific knowledge, and innate creativity for its own benefit and for that of the natural world, all ecological problems will have their roots in social problems.
Murray Bookchin
Like all forms of collective security, multilateral sanctions require a unanimity rarely achieved in international politics.
Elliott Abrams
What you’re always trying to achieve in a creative relationship is one that is egoless… ideas belong to the collective. If you can disassociate your own ego from your idea, then, almost always, everybody will arrive at the same decision as to what is best.
Dave Genn
I don’t think there is much history can say about me. I just want to be remembered as part of that collective.
Nelson Mandela
I’m so motivated to collaborate with people and help them realize the kind of collective vision.
Rachel Griffiths
In the collective psyche it is being understood… that we can cultivate wisdom and compassion.
Tara Brach
All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior.
Elie Wiesel
Without collective awakening the catastrophe will come. I think people in the mass media, journalists, film makers and others, you can contribute to the collective awakening if you are awake and then your life will embody that awakening.
Nhat Hanh
Pretty much every artist in Scotland – musician, writer, poet, actor – they’re all part of a thing called the National Collective.
Roddy Woomble
Bingo!! Once again, privatization–*total* privatization–is the best solution. Get government, and government-sanctioned business collectives, out of the health ‘care’ picture entirely and, just maybe, I can go back to typing the word ‘care’ (in relation to ‘health’) without the quotes. 🙂
Edward Britton
The strength of collective decision making and political responsibility is not only a question of recognizing other people’s ability. It is also recognizing one’s own limitations.
Aruna Roy
In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.
John L. Lewis
We are the makers of our own state and…individuals who realize the fact need not, ought not, to wait for collective action.
Mahatma Gandhi
Modern humans became fixated on a collective hallucination of linear time, ignoring the fractal spirals of the surrounding universe.
Daniel Pinchbeck
I am very timid about speaking for the collective. I can say what I see, I can say what I’ve heard, I can say what I feel, but I can’t speak for – no one can speak for – 10 million people, and it takes away something from them if you make yourself their voice.
Edwidge Danticat
We’re proud of the work we’re doing to make Chicago a great city for people of all ages. Nothing’s more important than keeping in mind the needs of older adults – and how valuable a role they play in improving the city, based on their amazing collective talent and wisdom.
Rahm Emanuel
I can’t accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support.
Robin Cook
Knowledge is a collective enterprise. Without it understanding is impossible. Ignorance is too often a murderous vulnerability.
Jane Rule
Individual efforts can bring excellence but only collective efforts can deliver effectively.
Narendra Modi
Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It’s the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again.
Ang Lee
We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind’s collective GDP.
Henry Rollins
The new media and technologies by which we amplify and extend ourselves constitute huge collective surgery carried out on the social body with complete disregard for antiseptics.
Marshall McLuhan
Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm.
Bertrand Russell
Constructive criticism is legitimate, but when it escalates to vitriol, it affects us all, because celebrities and influencers are part of the collective consciousness.
Monica Lewinsky
Markets are nimble and efficient, gathering the collective but disbursed intelligence of the economy’s players and communicating up-to-the-minute realities of prices, product availability, etc. Government is typically cumbersome, plodding, and slow.
Joel Miller
If the ongoing struggles waged by young people are to matter, demonstrations and protests must give way to more sustainable organizations that develop alternative communities, autonomous forms of worker control, collective forms of health care, models of direct democracy and emancipatory modes of education.
Henry Giroux
The world we think we see is only a view, a collective description of the world that we create through our belief systems. Accepting this fact seems to be one of the most empowering things one can do.
David Wolfe
Progress is not automatic, it depends on what we do every day. So any statement of ownership of our own bodies, however that occurs in our individual lives or our community or our collective lives, is crucial.
Gloria Steinem
Nothing is more senseless than to base so many expectations on the state, that is, to assume the existence of collective wisdom and foresight after taking for granted the existence of individual imbecility and improvidence.
Frederic Bastiat
It is in our collective behavior that we are most mysterious.
Lewis Thomas
Each person is oriented toward a quest for his personal invisible guide, or . . . he entrusts himself to the collective, magisterial authority as the intermediary between himself and Revelation.
Ibn Arabi
The whole organization seemed to be in free fall, indulging in a collective fantasy in which experienced colleagues refused to admit that their every movement, every decision that was made and implemented, only led them one step closer to the abyss.
Steig Larsson
By looking the other way on climate change we facilitate a collective denial, and we do it for each other.
Margaret D. Klein
Convoy? Michael, you’re hanging around with a man who uses a collective term for a single vehicle.
Steve Coogan
The world is a collective madhouse, its inhabitants are merely faking sanity. It is critical to becoming aware of these aberrations, for pretensions can be the enemy of love.
John Astin
In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised.
Edward Bond
I’ve always been suspicious of collective truths.
Eugene Ionesco
The San Francisco Tape Music Centre was a kind of collective non-profit that my friends and I got started so that we could pool our equipment and make tape music.
Pauline Oliveros
The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind’s evolution born anew in the brain structure of every individual.
Carl Jung
I am a German nationalist, that means I am openly committed to my Volkstrum. All of my thoughts and actions belong to it. I am a socialist. I see before me no class or rank, but rather a community of people who are connected by blood, united by language, and subject to the same collective fate.
Adolf Hitler
A nation is all the individuals of same blood, forming by their cohesion a natural related collective being with it s own organs and state which are social classes and the State and the same soul, which is nationality.
A. C. Cuza
But we are as other men, exactly. Of one blood, one species, one brain, one figure, one fundamental set of collective instincts, one solitary body of information, one everything. Superiority and inferiority are individual, not racial or national.
Philip Wylie
I feel like I’ve gotten an extraordinary opportunity to experience a sort of collective humanity. If you hug many people in such a short period of days you pick up on a communal energy, almost like feeling a giant heartbeat that everyone is beating together.
Rob Bell
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way.
Jacques Delors
No single imagination is wild or crass or cheesy enough to compete with the collective mindlessness that propels our fascination forward.
Karen Tei Yamashita
Yet the companions of the Muses
will keep their collective nose in my books
And weary with historical data, they will turn to my dance tune.
Ezra Pound
I’m a bit of a lefty. I like the idea of art and music collectives.
Jill Sobule
Any group or “collective”, large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights other than the rights of its individual members.
Ayn Rand
Pluralism lets things really exist in the each-form or distributively. Monism thinks that the all-form or collective-unit form is the only form that is rational.
William James
Our tendency to create heroes rarely jibes with the reality that most nontrivial problems require collective solutions.
Warren G. Bennis
The seven principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determinat ion, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith — teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.
William J. Clinton
Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.
Nhat Hanh
I wonder what Proust would have made of our present-day locus of collective fantasy, the Internet. I’m guessing he would have seized on its wistful aspect, pointing out gently and with wry humor that much of what beguiles us is the act of reaching for what isn’t there.
Jennifer Egan
Humanity’s collective mission in the cosmos lies in the practice of compassion.
Daisaku Ikeda
The Communal Land Rights Bill then said, since there would be those collectives set up in terms of the other legislation, there was no need for them to set up other structures to deal with the land issues.
Thabo Mbeki
If a young girl feels comfortable to pursue her passion, we as a collective will be stronger and more equipped to face the challenges life presents.
Joanna Lohman
We don’t, as a collective life on this planet, all get groovy together or all sink into ignorance together. One by one we liberate our souls, our individual souls, from the cycle by our own realizations.
George Harrison
What Rob Brezsny does with words is grammarye, the Old English term for magic. With his strange brew of macho feminism and poetic rationalism, Brezsny weaves a yarn crazy enough to be true and real enough to subvert the literalist virus of cynicism now immobilizing the collective mindscape.
Antero Alli
The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.
Amiri Baraka
Computers no longer interface with humans–they interact, and the interaction will become steadily deeper, more subtle, and more crucial to our collective sanity and ultimate survival.
Alan Cooper
The child learns more of the virtues needed in modern life-of fairness, of justice, of comradeship, of collective interest and action-in a common school than can be taught in the most perfect family circle
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety.
Kevyn Aucoin
You’re not really just a filmmaker that makes a movie good most of the time. It’s everybody involved; it’s a collective effort.
Logan Lerman
I’m not trying to disrespect anybody by saying this – I’m not sure I feel any interaction with Asian America in any collective sense. – It’s like, when you’re telling me this right now, my reaction is, Really? Asian America knows about me?
Chad Hugo
Collective Intelligence (CI) is the capacity of human collectives to engage in intellectual cooperation in order to create, innovate, and invent.
Pierre Levy
I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Elon Musk
Our democratic richness arrives when we’re able to comprehend our collective humanity accurately.
Stanley Crouch
We have a responsibility to first understand how climate change impacts all peoples of the world. Then, we must consider the individual and collective choices and actions that can move us toward a sustainable future.
Achim Steiner
If we are in earnest about giving the Union energy and duration we must abandon the vain project of legislating upon the States in their collective capacities.
Alexander Hamilton
Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility.
Richard Aldington
The collective experience of watching a great film together in a room is a transcendent moment that will never die.
Gael Garcia Bernal
We are the spirit, the collective conscience. We create the pain, and suffering, and beauty in this world.
Tracy Chapman
The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be.
John Stuart Mill
Climate change is the sine qua non of continued civilization. We either solve this, or it’s lights out. Turning into a collective like that is so much more aligned with how humans live and think and change.
Margaret D. Klein