Instinct Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Instinct

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I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when I get in trouble.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


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


The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.
~By George Santayana ~


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


I loved being asked 2,000 questions a day, storyboarding every move, knowing as though by instinct exactly where the camera had to be, because it was my story.
~By Richard Grant ~


Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
~By Germaine Greer ~


The best actors instinctively feel out what the other actors need, and they just accommodate it.
~By Christopher Nolan ~


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 ~


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 ~


God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature.
~By Julia Ward Howe ~


It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form.
~By Hart Crane ~


Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


In Blow-up I used my head instinctively!
~By Michelangelo Antonioni ~


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 ~


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 ~


All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.
~By Hilaire Belloc ~


I was thinking about doing another film at the same time, which was the sequel to Basic Instinct and I just had a feeling that wasn't going to happen. You know, I just kind of read the writing on the wall.
~By Bruce Greenwood ~


It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them.
~By Alfred Russel Wallace ~


Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


What does it say about us that people who are considered defective are instinctively caring and compassionate?
~By Morley Safer ~


Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
~By Albert Camus ~


Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


You instinctively discover how to entertain an audience.
~By Anna Held ~


Some of my instincts are reprehensible.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they're not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game.
~By Delia Smith ~


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


I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have that instinct as much as knowing what to do, what shots to hit, where to place the ball, things like that.
~By Jennifer Capriati ~


The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education.
~By John Engler ~


Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
~By Ben Hogan ~


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 ~


Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
~By A. Bartlett Giamatti ~


Stick to your instincts.
~By Tina Weymouth ~


In art as in love, instinct is enough.
~By Anatole France ~


Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


Yet otters have not been hunters in water long enough for the habit to become an instinct.
~By Henry Williamson ~


I remember that, although I was full of fervour, I didn't have the slightest inkling, even at forty, of the deeper side to the movement we were pursuing by instinct. It was in the air!
~By Camille Pissarro ~


And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
~By William Gibson ~


As an adult (after college) and as an artist I thought about what was real, what sustained me - it was Christian Science. I was using that when I didn't know it. Saying yes to the Light and your better instinct.
~By Alfre Woodard ~


The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.
~By Herbert Read ~


The most important thing is to follow your instinct and get involved with some friends who have similar tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do.
~By Mick Taylor ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need, but advertising makes us want things we don't need and things we can't have.
~By Kit Williams ~


None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
~By John Andrew Holmes ~


Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
~By Bruce Lee ~


My instincts are not comedic.
~By Josh Lucas ~


The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
~By Benjamin Spock ~


Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
~By Helen Rowland ~


To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Reason is the servant of instinct.
~By Clarence Day ~


Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.
~By Adam Ferguson ~


Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
~By Ernest Renan ~


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 ~


I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
~By Rem Koolhaas ~


I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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


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


Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
~By Henri Bergson ~


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


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


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


My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.
~By Slavoj Zizek ~


Instinct is untaught ability.
~By Alexander Bain ~


I'm not a marketing person. I don't ask myself questions. I go by instinct.
~By Karl Lagerfeld ~


The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.
~By Emil Nolde ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
~By Edgar R. Fiedler ~


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 ~


Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


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


The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
~By George P. Baker ~


Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening.
~By Ann Coulter ~


Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
~By Theodore Dreiser ~


My instincts are always against people who want to fasten some sort of hegemony onto things.
~By Clifford Geertz ~


If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
~By Katharine Butler Hathaway ~


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


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


I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
~By Dylan Moran ~


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 ~


Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.
~By Henri Matisse ~


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 ~


The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.
~By Oliver Joseph Lodge ~


I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
~By Barbra Streisand ~


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


How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you like it or not, you become hungry. Similarly with fear. But I have learned to train myself to live with this fear.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to "carry it off."
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Within two weeks of working with her, I realized how good she was for the role because she was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts, I think, as an artist, too.
~By Albert Finney ~


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

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