Perception Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Perception

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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


The musician - if he be a good one - finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music.
~By John Drinkwater ~


It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.
~By Edward de Bono ~


The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
~By Willa Cather ~


I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song.
~By Deborah Cox ~


The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities, and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals, was made by governments, on the basis of political and military perceptions.
~By Joseph Rotblat ~


Psychology is still trying to explain the perception of the position of an object in space, along with its shape, size, and so on, and to understand the sensations of color.
~By James J. Gibson ~


If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
~By Josef Albers ~


Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
~By Ansel Adams ~


Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
~By Kevyn Aucoin ~


What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes.
~By Julian Assange ~


To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.
~By Henri Bergson ~


When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.
~By Henri Bergson ~


Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.
~By Jon Bon Jovi ~


A gloss is a total system of perception and language.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


You become very angry and depressed that you keep getting offered only these exceedingly demure and repressed roles. They're so not me. That's why films like Fight Club were so important to me because I think I confounded certain stereotypes and limited perceptions of what I could do as an actress.
~By Helena Bonham Carter ~


The perception is that more important people watch news in the evenings than in the mornings.
~By Reese Schonfeld ~


We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white, which they didn't. They loved very bright colors. And there were other differences in perceptions that gave one a very different view of them.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception.
~By Henri Bergson ~


Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist.
~By Ned Rorem ~


Some would suggest that there has been a dramatic change in our perception of the world and ourselves within the world. Others have observed that there has been an almost complete about-face in a relatively short span of time.
~By Alex Campbell ~


One of the misperceptions that exists in the Muslim world, which needs to be fixed, is the perception that Muslims in America are - are - are living in - in very, very, very bad circumstances. They cannot practice religion freely. It is not the truth at all. The fact is, we are practicing. We fast, we pray, we do our prayers.
~By Feisal Abdul Rauf ~


I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


When you look at the state of the economy right now, you have to set a priority. And my top priority is the deficit of jobs and economic growth, and especially this perception that the United States could be falling behind especially Asian economies.
~By Mark Kirk ~


The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness.
~By Robert Delaunay ~


Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
~By Gerald Jampolsky ~


High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


My own perception is that there are two tiers of countries, one, the original ASEAN, and then the new members. The new members are in various stages of development.
~By Sellapan Ramanathan ~


I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment.
~By Rick Allen ~


No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area.
~By Michael Scheuer ~


The perception of beauty is a moral test.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


I definitely don't look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me.
~By Elijah Wood ~


If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.
~By Don DeLillo ~


It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
~By Anais Nin ~


The belief that we are what the media says we are, what people perceive we are, is soon to be what we think we are. We are treated based on this warped perception. It is hard to get away from it.
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time. But they're still going to read what they want to into it.
~By Vince Gill ~


How it shaped my perception is this: I have become so indelibly identified as a character in pop culture that it has forced me to go deeply within myself to get a very very rock solid sense, to myself, of who I am.
~By Thomas Wilson ~


I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion.
~By Samuel Alito ~


If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


However, in spite of the general perception that monetary policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation, a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound.
~By Toshihiko Fukui ~


Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything.
~By Stephen Colbert ~


I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends.
~By Fred Frith ~


If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
~By William Blake ~


Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality.
~By Bill Owens ~


The essential attribute of a new sense is, not the perception of external objects or influences which ordinarily do not act upon the senses, but that external causes should excite in it a new and peculiar kind of sensation different from all the sensations of our five senses.
~By Johannes P. Muller ~


In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
~By Alexander Fleming ~


I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false.
~By Clifford Geertz ~


Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception.
~By Pierre Schaeffer ~


I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it's up to me.
~By Brad Pitt ~


Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something.
~By Mark Rylance ~


Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
~By Michelangelo ~


Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
~By Freda Adler ~


The new limitations are the human ones of perception.
~By Milton Babbitt ~


It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
~By Mark Twain ~


No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
~By Ansel Adams ~


The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.
~By Atal Bihari Vajpayee ~


Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory.
~By Gottfried Leibniz ~


You must consider, when reading this treatise, that mental perception, because connected with matter, is subject to conditions similar to those to which physical perception is subject.
~By Maimonides ~


Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.
~By Anthony J. D'Angelo ~


As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
~By Ursula K. LeGuin ~


Equally, we require a collective past - hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present.
~By Penelope Lively ~


Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
~By Alexis Carrel ~


Sometimes I feel limited by people's perceptions of what I can and cannot do, or what I do or don't look like.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


I just wanted to have fun for myself - I felt I had a lot to say, and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a place to express my ideas. The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions.
~By Tina Brown ~


Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
~By Claudia Black ~


This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception.
~By Robert Teeter ~


But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
~By A. E. Housman ~


Ideologies, however appealing, cannot shape the whole structure of perceptions and conduct unless they are embedded in daily experiences that confirm them.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


The really explicit phrase is doors of perception.
~By Marianne Faithfull ~


In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
~By H. G. Wells ~


Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of life that present them selves to us in sense perception as bodily processes, and accordingly form part of that total environment which we name the external world.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


Perception is reality.
~By Lee Atwater ~


Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions.
~By M. H. Abrams ~


We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
~By Vernon Howard ~


There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
~By J. Robert Oppenheimer ~


The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
~By William Wordsworth ~


The thing of it is though that's the only way people know you, they see you in that roll and they see you in person and they only know the perception of what you are.
~By David Selby ~


We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
~By Virginia Satir ~


Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom.
~By Henri Bergson ~


Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
~By Alan Moore ~


That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns.
~By Daniel Okrent ~


These are the influences that everybody has. Some individuals might stand out because of one thing or another, but whether one's perception as a child of what was important or not is accurate, I don't know.
~By John Hume ~


In the perception of the incongruous stimuli, the recognition process is temporarily thwarted and exhibits characteristics which are generally not observable in the recognition of more conventional stimuli.
~By Jerome Bruner ~


I'm from the bottom, I understand what it's like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people's shoes and go from there. So that's what I did.
~By Kevin Garnett ~


For whatever be the knowledge which we are able to obtain of God, either by perception or reflection, we must of necessity believe that He is by many degrees far better than what we perceive Him to be.
~By Origen ~


Oddly my name has been no professional help at all! It seems to have made no difference. I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his enormous psychological perception.
~By Joanna Trollope ~


Also, after people play these Sim games, it tends to change their perception of the world around them, so they see their city, house or family in a slightly different way after playing.
~By Will Wright ~


All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


It's a well known thing that ordinary perceptions can have a strange aspect when one is travelling.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
~By Beverly Sills ~


In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over.
~By Elizabeth Moon ~


The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental.
~By Samuel Alexander ~

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