Instinct Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Instinct

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


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 ~


As long as man labors for a physical existence, though an act of necessity almost, he is yet natural; it is life, though that of this world, for which he instinctively works.
~By Jones Very ~


A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal.
~By William Jay ~


I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you.
~By Ryan Gosling ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.
~By Anna Julia Cooper ~


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


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


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


To destroy a standing crop goes against the soundest instincts of human nature.
~By Henry Cantwell Wallace ~


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 ~


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


The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror.
~By Sonya Levien ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


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


A lot of directors are overbearing and tend to make you doubt your instincts.
~By Omar Epps ~


The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


I'm much more attracted personally to governments going their full term. It's very hard to have a fixed term election I know with ah... a parliamentary democracy, but I've always had an instinct to say there should be a fixed term.
~By Jim Bolger ~


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 ~


As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.
~By Kim Novak ~


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 ~


In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.
~By Arthur Keith ~


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


I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
~By Clyde Tombaugh ~


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 ~


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 ~


She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts.
~By David Duchovny ~


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 ~


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


I believe that all of us are born heterosexual, physically created with a plumbing that's heterosexual, and created with the instincts and desires that are basically, fundamentally, heterosexual.
~By Jerry Falwell ~


Today I trust my instinct, I trust myself. Finally.
~By Isabelle Adjani ~


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


Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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 ~


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


I really just followed my musical instincts every step of my life.
~By Boz Scaggs ~


It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way... so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.
~By Ida B. Wells ~


To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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 ~


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


I'd thought sexuality was instinctive or natural, but it's profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


We all have different musical instincts, and I think they're precious and should be respected.
~By Tony Levin ~


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 ~


It's a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.
~By Stone Gossard ~


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


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 ~


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


Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
~By Wendell Phillips ~


So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy of art I'm going counter to my own development. It's more an instinctive reaction, meant to protect the private aspect of the work, the part I am most interested in and which nowadays is at risk in our culture.
~By Thom Mayne ~


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 ~


Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


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


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 ~


Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
~By Billy Wilder ~


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 ~


And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.
~By Jose Mourinho ~


Your instinct, rather than precision stabbing, is more about just random bludgeoning.
~By Simon Pegg ~


Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.
~By Paul Berg ~


Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me.
~By Charlie Hunnam ~


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


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


I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything, to possess it-why cut the rose or marry the man, otherwise?
~By Ella Maillart ~


An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
~By Alan Bates ~


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 ~


Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years.
~By Taylor Dane ~


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 ~


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


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 have no acting technique I act instinctively. That's why I can't play any role that isn't based on something in my life.
~By Ethel Waters ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I usually go with the first instinct, and then build upon that.
~By John Otto ~


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


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 ~


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


My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
~By Agnes Smedley ~

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