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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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?
~By Elizabeth Janeway ~


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


It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel.
~By David Leavitt ~


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 ~


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 ~


I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct, naivete and opportunity.
~By Jeffrey Combs ~


Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.
~By Henry Winkler ~


What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
~By Ovid ~


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


My mum says, 'Go with your first instinct,' but this can lead to impulse buying!
~By Lindsay Lohan ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
~By Roman Polanski ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
~By James Thurber ~


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 ~


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


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


The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
~By Charles Darwin ~


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 ~


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


I had this instinct and I just knew it. It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it, we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here.
~By Deborah Cox ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate.
~By Christie Hefner ~


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 ~


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 live on my gut instinct.
~By Melanie Brown ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Stick to your instincts.
~By Tina Weymouth ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


The radio was my big influence. Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language.
~By Dominic Chianese ~


I think comedy is more my instinct and more what I'm geared towards.
~By Austin Peck ~


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


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


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 ~


I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


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 ~


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 ~


I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
~By Stanley Baldwin ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
~By Steven Brust ~


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 ~

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