David Chalmers Quote
I am an optimist about consciousness: I think that we will eventually have a theory of it, and in this book I look for one. But consciousness is not just business as usual; if we are to make progress, the first thing we must do is face up to the things that make the problem so difficult. Then we can move forward toward a theory, without blinkers and with a good idea of the task at hand.
The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (1996) - Introduction: Taking Consciousness Seriously