Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
— Theodor Adorno

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
Ray Bradbury self consciousness quote

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It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
— Arthur Erickson

A conscious mind is a mind with a self in it.
— Antonio Damasio

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness -- I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
— self consciousness quotation by Aaron Copland