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Quotes And Sayings About Instinct

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Robots do not hold on to life. They can't. They have nothing to hold on with - no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do.
~By Karel Capek ~


I always wanted to know what lens they were on, how close they were. I didn't do it with a plan in mind, but I would instinctively gear what I was doing toward what lenses they were using.
~By Donna Mills ~


Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
~By Max Eastman ~


Freud's view is that all love is sexual in its origin or its basis. Even those loves which do not appear to be sexual or erotic have a sexual root or core. They are all sublimations of the sexual instinct.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
~By Amos Bronson Alcott ~


Actually I've never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts.
~By Nancy McKeon ~


Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


Nobody taught Picasso how to paint - he learned for himself. And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can't learn what's right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.
~By John Krasinski ~


I'm not an instinctive actor.
~By John Thaw ~


Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.
~By Laurence Olivier ~


Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.
~By Francis Cabot Lowell ~


In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story.
~By Lynn Abbey ~


My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible, but then I realized that I needed actors who could go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
~By Ang Lee ~


Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
~By Jacques Maritain ~


It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
~By Albert Camus ~


A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation.
~By Howard Scott ~


Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
~By Mae West ~


Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I'm attracted to something, that's it. If I have reservations, those don't change till they're resolved. My first impression is how I go.
~By Andy Garcia ~


Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary.
~By Francis W. Newman ~


Stick to your instincts.
~By Tina Weymouth ~


Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there's no manual, no training course.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


Work hard, use your common sense and don't be afraid to trust your instincts.
~By Fred L. Turner ~


Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
~By Edmund Burke ~


All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct.
~By Robert Ley ~


There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then.
~By Steve Irwin ~


I think comedy's something you can't learn. It's an instinct, which makes it rather elusive.
~By Julie Walters ~


Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
~By George Orwell ~


Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
~By Samuel Butler ~


He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Instinct is the nose of the mind.
~By Delphine de Girardin ~


Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
~By Sarah Brightman ~


I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.
~By Will Ferrell ~


Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts, making your own choices is so important.
~By Brittany Murphy ~


A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction, but so is analysis and having a sense of literature.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.
~By Golda Meir ~


You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
~By Hector Hugh Munro ~


Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
~By Edward Hall ~


A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
~By Ezra Pound ~


Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
~By Bill Blass ~


I feel constricted if I become too much aware of the act of making. Liberty is lost and instead of an instinctual lyrical expression the whole thing becomes arid.
~By William Scott ~


There is no instinct like that of the heart.
~By Lord Byron ~


I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
~By Walt Disney ~


He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
~By Hector Hugh Munro ~


All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.
~By Will Ferrell ~


To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
~By Jane Harrison ~


The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


Feminism is a political mistake. Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect, a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
~By Valentine de Saint-Point ~


Well, I don't know what Ron has in mind, but I do know about the arc of the show. Looking at how intuitive and instinctive Eddie and I play, that is the sort of thing that leads into sexual chemistry. I wouldn't be surprised if it emerged.
~By Mary McDonnell ~


I rely on my instincts and intuition, and I feel it's so imperative for people to follow not the path but their path.
~By Emma Stone ~


The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
~By George Orwell ~


The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.
~By Dorothy Thompson ~


I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
~By Anais Nin ~


I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
~By Socrates ~


We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
~By Katharine Fullerton Gerould ~


Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~


I love acting and I still want to do it, but I've such an instinct for directing, it's something that comes naturally to me. It's why I'm here on this planet.
~By Julie Delpy ~


I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.
~By Anne Archer ~


But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do.
~By Cheryl Tiegs ~


And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
~By Ayrton Senna ~


As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
~By Bono ~


One of the things that I loved about listening to Miles Davis is that Miles always had an instinct for which musicians were great for what situations. He could always pick a band, and that was the thing that separated him from everybody else.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


My primary instinct as an actor is not the big transformation. It's thrilling if a performer can do that well, but that's not me. Often with actors, it's a case of witnessing a big party piece but wondering afterwards, where's the substance?
~By Colin Firth ~


But death's acquisitive instincts will win.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
~By John Sterling ~


Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
~By Jose Marti ~


I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks.
~By Sue Grafton ~


Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.
~By Sugar Ray Leonard ~


Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.
~By Willie Stargell ~


He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill.
~By Julien Benda ~


I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


Of course no one thought of anything except of attacking the enemy. It lies in the instinct of every German to rush at the enemy wherever he meets him, particularly if he meets hostile cavalry.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
~By George P. Baker ~


I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged.
~By Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao ~


Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive.
~By Bette Howland ~


Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure.
~By Charles Dudley Warner ~


Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.
~By E. B. White ~


Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
~By Josh Billings ~


I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
~By Peter Straub ~


When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
~By Allen Klein ~


Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything.
~By Lucinda Williams ~


Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them.
~By Joseph Rotblat ~


In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.
~By Clay Aiken ~


Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
~By Will Cuppy ~


Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you cannot find answers elsewhere.
~By Brian Koslow ~


Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.
~By Matthew Arnold ~

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