Instinct Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Instinct

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The husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity.
~By Havelock Ellis ~


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


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


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


I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts.
~By Gary Gygax ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


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 Labour Party is and always has been an instinctive part of my life.
~By Roy Jenkins ~


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


Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
~By Coco Chanel ~


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 ~


David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor's instincts, since after all, it's the actors playing the character.
~By William Devane ~


I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.
~By Agnetha Faltskog ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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'm pretty instinctive. I'm a quick learner.
~By Shannon Elizabeth ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.
~By Ayrton Senna ~


You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


Making movies is all about instinct.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


The left-leaning thinking that dominates the movie business follows a common liberal instinct to deny the spiritual dimension to every problem, thereby profoundly compounding the difficulties.
~By Michael Medved ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession.
~By Henry Bessemer ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I really like to experiment. That's the only way I can work. It's instinctive.
~By F. Murray Abraham ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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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