Instinct Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Instinct

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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 ~


Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!
~By Charles Alexander Eastman ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts - that's when I get in trouble.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


People just don't laugh when their family is violated, and you don't shrug it off. You band together and you defend together. It's a funny, primitive instinct.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight.
~By Peggy Fleming ~


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 ~


Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk.
~By W. L. George ~


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 ~


Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out of position as much as I hustled into position since I really never had any real training. I was working on instincts alone.
~By Jim Evans ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


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


There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end.
~By Henry Villard ~


For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.
~By Billy Zane ~


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 ~


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


Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
~By Benjamin Spock ~


You just have to trust your instincts and hope that if someone doesn't like your idea, you can prove them wrong in the final process. In the end, you can please some of the people some of the time, but that's about all you can do.
~By Bryan Singer ~


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


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


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 ~


I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct, rescued me most of my life.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
~By Richard Branson ~


I used my instincts. It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
~By Christopher Eccleston ~


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


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


The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors.
~By Cole Younger ~


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


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 ~


Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
~By Denis Leary ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night.
~By Lee Grant ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen, rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things.
~By Paul Begala ~


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 ~


My instincts are not comedic.
~By Josh Lucas ~


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 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 ~


President Obama celebrates diversity, yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on that common ground to make progress.
~By Valerie Jarrett ~


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 ~


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


Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I've been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn't matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.
~By Steve Irwin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.
~By Gerald R. Ford ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


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


Instinct is untaught ability.
~By Alexander Bain ~

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