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Instinct quotes by James Nachtwey
#1. It is very hard to say where you're going until you get there. That kind of thing is based very much on instinct. As a photographer, one of the most important lessons I have learnt is that you have to learn to listen to and trust your own instinct. It has helped to guide me - this far at least. #Quote by James Nachtwey
Instinct quotes by Victor Robert Lee
#2. She was like him, trying to embrace the moon while making her way in the world through instinct and drive that came only from within, because she had only herself. #Quote by Victor Robert Lee
Instinct quotes by Donna Karan
#3. I design from instinct. It's the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut. #Quote by Donna Karan
Instinct quotes by Lori Goldstein
#4. I think life is instinct, and I just really go by that. That's one of the things I've learned - to always trust my instinct and it's always served me well. #Quote by Lori Goldstein
Instinct quotes by Robin Wright
#5. I never used to want rehearsals, because I was like, 'Oh, no. I'm more spontaneous. I'm a natural. I'm a one-take person.' But that was because I didn't have any training. I was going off instinct. #Quote by Robin Wright
Instinct quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#6. Don't be led by the opinions of others. Listen to your sacred voice. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Instinct quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#7. Making love requires no thought. You move as the fronds of a palm tree move in the breeze. It is all instinct. All wonder. When you love someone, your lips are incomplete until they are oiled by a kiss. You can say 'I love you' a thousand ways but you can say it better with silence and a kiss. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Instinct quotes by Emma Chase
#8. I was the youngest in my family, and the only daughter, they were highly protective. But instead of restricting me, that protective instinct drove my parents to make sure I was capable and prepared for whatever life may throw at me.
Opportunities, my father would say, have to be seized with both hands, because you never know if they'll come again. #Quote by Emma Chase
Instinct quotes by Lajos Kossuth
#9. No man can force the harp of his own individuality into the people's heart; but every man may play upon the chords of the people's heart, who draws his inspiration from the people's instinct. #Quote by Lajos Kossuth
Instinct quotes by Wes Anderson
#10. If I have ideas, I want to put them in the movie. It's not a minimalist approach at all but I feel like it's for the audience. It's about seeing how much texture we can give it and seeing how many things are there for people to latch on to ... I just want to do it the way I want and I feel like it won't be helpful for me if I start worrying about that. I just have to follow my instincts. Everyone is going to respond differently to it and everybody's right - that's their point of view. That's how the story intersects with their lives. #Quote by Wes Anderson
Instinct quotes by Sharon Stone
#11. I might be manipulating you to create risk for myself. #Quote by Sharon Stone
Instinct quotes by Faith Hunter
#12. My brother has absolutely no sense of self-preservation or survival instinct," Eli said. "He has no idea we're out here. We could be silver-eating, flesh-regenerating, vampire zombies, and when we busted through the door to eat his brilliant brain, he'd look up and say, 'Huh? #Quote by Faith Hunter
Instinct quotes by Eve Golden
#13. When [Claudette Colbert] died at 92, on July 30, 1996, her front-page New York Times obit recalled her "wit, gaiety, cupid'sbow mouth and light touch ... worldly and sophisticated yet down to earth." Claudette herself was quoted, "I've always believed that acting is instinct to start with; you either have it or you don't ... I did comedy because all my life I always wanted to laugh myself. There was never anything that gave me as much satisfaction as to be in something amusing. #Quote by Eve Golden
Instinct quotes by Nancy Farmer
#14. I think people have an instinct for a family. You look until you find a mother, a father, a sister, a brother. They don't have to be blood relatives. They just have to love you. And when you find them, you don't have to look anymore. #Quote by Nancy Farmer
Instinct quotes by Eudora Welty
#15. It was entirely taken for granted that there wasn't any lying in our family, and I was advanced in adolescence before I realized that in plenty of homes where I played with schoolmates, and went to their parties, children lied to their parents and parents lied to their children and to each other. It took me a long time to realize that these very same everyday lies, and the stratagems and jokes and tricks and dares that went with them, were in fact the basis of the scenes I so well loved to hear about and hoped for and treasured in the conversation of adults. My instinct - the dramatic instinct - was to lead me, eventually, on the right track for a storyteller: the scene was full of hints, pointers, suggestions, and promises of things to find out and know about human beings.I had to grow up and learn to listen for the unspoken as well as the spoken - and to know a truth, I also had to recognize a lie. #Quote by Eudora Welty
Instinct quotes by Sebastiao Salgado
#16. When I was just starting out, I met Cartier-Bresson. He wasn't young in age but, in his mind, he was the youngest person I'd ever met. He told me it was necessary to trust my instincts, be inside my work, and set aside my ego. In the end, my photography turned out very different to his, but I believe we were coming from the same place. #Quote by Sebastiao Salgado
Instinct quotes by Aldous Huxley
#17. The Savage interrupted him. "But isn't it natural to feel there's a God?"

"You might as well ask if it's natural to do up one's trousers with zippers," said the Controller sarcastically. "You remind me of another of those old fellows called Bradley. He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reason for what one believes by instinct. As if one believed anything by instinct! One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons–that's philosophy. People believe in God because they've been conditioned to. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Instinct quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#18. People exercise the freedom to present themselves from a vast array of precepts. The modern human mind can engage in reflective thought and selectively determine how to organize the elements of perception. We can consciously elect to depart from stereotypical behavior and transcend the heretofore-established biological behavioral preferences. People can elect to hold prejudices or not, can make rational or irrational decisions to engage in war or not, and can take deliberate steps to arrest destruction of the ecosystem or not. Holding ourselves in check by placing a brake upon the human propensity to strike out in instinctual behavior is a distinct human quality. Restraint from instant gratification of strong impulses represents a unique human behavior trait. By intentionally refraining from committing an instinctual action, humankind asserts its sovereignty from its biological constitution. Unbound from the limitations of its biological nature, a person can employ the mind to devise alternative behavioral choices and the results of numerous behavioral choices culminate to provide a person with a sophisticated definition of the self. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Instinct quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#19. I have never claimed to live by any set of principles," Warner says to me. "I've never claimed to be right, or good, or even justified in my actions. I have been forced to do terrible things in my life, love, and I am seeking neither your forgiveness nor your approval. Because I do not have the luxury of philosophizing over scruples when I'm forced to act on basic instinct every day. #Quote by Tahereh Mafi
Instinct quotes by Sally Hawkins
#20. Sometimes you go into a film and you have no time to prepare and have to compress the details into a few days and then rely on the instinct and what happens when you're in a scene with other actors and that chemistry or not. #Quote by Sally Hawkins
Instinct quotes by Kenny Werner
#21. Intellect has to surrender to instinct when it is time to play. #Quote by Kenny Werner
Instinct quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#22. The hardest lesson I had learnt upon my travels was patience. There are times when every muscle, every nerve, screams for movement, when every instinct urges escape. But the instinct to fly is not always a sound one. There are occasions when only stillness can save you. #Quote by Deanna Raybourn
Instinct quotes by Joan Fontaine
#23. One puzzling thing about men
they allow their sex instinct to drive them to where their intelligence never would take them. #Quote by Joan Fontaine
Instinct quotes by Anthony Trollope
#24. 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. #Quote by Anthony Trollope
Instinct quotes by Amelia Gray
#25. They don't understand it. They're not old enough to know the first instinct of irritation should be avoided in order to keep an open mind. #Quote by Amelia Gray
Instinct quotes by Lauren F. Winner
#26. When something needs to be fixed, when I need something to change, my first and abiding instinct is to read. I think I can read my way to a solution. Or at least an evasion. #Quote by Lauren F. Winner
Instinct quotes by Brad Bird
#27. I think the industry tends to like to think in the narrow sort of mindset of a businessman, and businessman absolutes, and movies really exist in a much grayer region of dreams and stuff like that, and instinct is prized in movies, it's not prized with the businessmen in movies, but movies themselves often reward instinct rather than pie charts. #Quote by Brad Bird
Instinct quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#28. I can manifest my neurotical emotions, emancipate an epicureal instinct, and elaborate on my heterosexual tendencies. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Instinct quotes by Dora Russell
#29. I am filled with hatred for money, for battleships, for industry, for factories, for the grind, grind, grind of the machine on all our creative instincts ... #Quote by Dora Russell
Instinct quotes by C.S. Lewis
#30. Fun is closely related to Joy
a sort of emotional froth arising from the play of instinct. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Instinct quotes by Bernie Brillstein
#31. Management is like making love. There's heat from both sides. You have an instinct to get there. You have no idea what you're really in for, but you do it anyway. #Quote by Bernie Brillstein
Instinct quotes by Sam Abell
#32. Just like some people's instinct to photograph is triggered by vacation ... assignments might be that to me and that's why I've built my life around assignments. That was the way to live the photographic life. #Quote by Sam Abell
Instinct quotes by C. John Miller
#33. Suppose you have shown a lot of mercy to someone. But they haven't ever thanked you or acknowledged what you have done. When that happens to me, my instinct is to want to choke that person. But when you know God's mercy to you in Christ, when you know the forgiveness of sins, your hands are so full of God's good gifts of mercy and grace that you don't have a hand free to choke anyone. #Quote by C. John Miller
Instinct quotes by Jenni Schaefer
#34. During the worst stages of my eating disorder, I was all-or-none with food - either bingeing or not eating. Much of my experience was, in fact, that if I ate anything, I would eat everything. I began to understand that this happened because I was starving myself. In starvation mode, my body literally thought I was facing a famine. It didn't know that I was living near a grocery store and several fast-food restaurants. Thinking I was facing a real food shortage, its primal instinct was to binge on large amounts of food, conserving fat in preparation for the hard times ahead. #Quote by Jenni Schaefer
Instinct quotes by Oscar Wilde
#35. Truth in art is the unity of a thing with itself: the outward rendered expressive of the inward: the soul made incarnate: the body instinct with spirit. For this reason there is no truth comparable to sorrow. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Instinct quotes by Suzanne Collins
#36. The more I come to know these people, the worse it is. Because, on the whole, I don't hate them. And some I like. And a lot of them are so damaged that my natural instinct would be to protect them. But #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Instinct quotes by Julie Delpy
#37. 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. #Quote by Julie Delpy
Instinct quotes by George Orwell
#38. I did try very hard to tell the whole truth without violating my literary instincts. #Quote by George Orwell
Instinct quotes by Olivia Gatwood
#39. what does it mean to have an instinct? does it just mean I was born to avoid a certain breed of death? #Quote by Olivia Gatwood
Instinct quotes by Tom Stoppard
#40. Love is - OK, it's 20 things, but it isn't 19. And I think that love reaches for something which is very, very deep in us and is very easily obscured, and is also very easily denied, which is the instinct towards the other person, other than toward the self. #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Instinct quotes by Janet Evanovich
#41. I don't have a lot of domestic instincts," Ranger said to me, his attention fixing on the unidentifiable glob in my hair, "but I have a real strong urge to take you home and hose you down."
I went dry mouth. Connie bit into her lower lip, and Lula fanned herself with a file. #Quote by Janet Evanovich
Instinct quotes by Tim O'Brien
#42. They carried shameful memories. They carried the common secret of cowardice barely restrained, the instinct to run or freeze or hide, and in many respects this was the heaviest burden of all, for it could never be put down, it required perfect balance and perfect posture #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Instinct quotes by Edward Bellamy
#43. Competition, which is the instinct of selfishness, is another word for dissipation of energy, while combination is the secret of efficient production. #Quote by Edward Bellamy
Instinct quotes by John Meade Falkner
#44. Is there any depression so deep as this? is there any night so dark as this first eclipse of the soul, this first conscious stilling of the instinct for right? #Quote by John Meade Falkner
Instinct quotes by Princess Diana
#45. I work on instinct. It's my best adviser. #Quote by Princess Diana
Instinct quotes by Alberto Manguel
#46. There is an unbridgeable chasm between the book that traditions had declared a classic and the book (the same book) that we have made ours through instinct, emotion and understanding: suffered through it, rejoiced in it, translated it into our experience and (notwithstanding the layers of readings with which a book come into our hands) essentially become its first discoverers, an experience as astonishing and unexpected. #Quote by Alberto Manguel
Instinct quotes by Robinson Jeffers
#48. Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts. #Quote by Robinson Jeffers
Instinct quotes by Will Durant
#49. We are tossed about by external causes in many ways, and like waves driven by contrary winds, we waver and are unconscious of the issue and our fate.' We think we are most ourselves when we are most passionate, whereas it is then we are most passive, caught in some ancestral torrent of impulse or feeling, and swept on to a precipitate reaction which meets only part of the situation because without thought only part of a situation can be perceived. #Quote by Will Durant
Instinct quotes by Hannu Rajaniemi
#50. What is it about it, anyway? Stealing.' 'It's …' It's an instinct, I want to say. ... It's art. But she would not understand, so I merely repeat the old joke. 'It's about respecting other people's property. I make it my property so that I can properly respect it. #Quote by Hannu Rajaniemi
Instinct quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#51. In deep pain, the sacred voice must speak to survive. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Instinct quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#52. There are some situations which men understand by instinct, by which reason is powerless to explain; in such cases the greatest poet is he who gives utterance to the most natural and vehement outburst of sorrow. Those who hear the bitter cry are as much impressed as if they listened to an entire poem, and when th sufferer is sincere they are right in regarding his outburst as sublime. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Instinct quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#53. The ground under the Bilva tree is very holy. Meditating here quickly brings about an awakening of the religious instinct. Shri Ramakrishna used to say so. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Instinct quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#54. Zen has been called the "religion before religion," which is to say that anyone can practice, including those committed to another faith. And that phrase evokes that natural religion of our early childhood, when heaven and a splendorous earth were one. But soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, at the bottom of each breath, there is a hollow place filled with longing. We become seekers without knowing that we seek, and at first, we long for something "greater" than ourselves, something apart and far away. It is not a return to childhood, for childhood is not a truly enlightened state. Yet to seek one's own true nature is "a way to lead you to your long lost home." To practice Zen means to realize one's existence moment after moment, rather than letting life unravel in regret of the past and daydreaming of the future. To "rest in the present" is a state of magical simplicity...out of the emptiness can come a true insight into our natural harmony all creation. To travel this path, one need not be a 'Zen Buddhist', which is only another idea to be discarded like 'enlightenment,' and like 'the Buddha' and like 'God. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Instinct quotes by Meredith Wild
#55. As soon as I'd walked out of my normal working life and into the apartment we now shared, I went to war with damn near every instinct I had. I handed over all control to the man I loved, trusting that he'd take care of us both. He always did, but sometimes I couldn't resist the urge to push back just a bit, so he knew I was still there, fighting. #Quote by Meredith Wild
Instinct quotes by Gerald Weaver
#56. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice should create in the discerning male reader a deeply rooted concupiscence for Elizabeth Bennet that springs not from her vivacity or from her wit but from her unerring instinct to follow the deeply moral directives of her own character even against the influences and arguments of society, of convention, of seeming necessity, and of her friends and family. Properly read, Austen should be a form of pornography for the morally and spiritually discriminating man. #Quote by Gerald Weaver
Instinct quotes by Bruce Chatwin
#57. Gradually the idea for a book began to take shape. It was to be a wildly ambitious and intolerant work, a kind of 'Anatomy of Restlessness' that would enlarge on Pascal's dictum about the man sitting quietly in a room. The argument, roughly, was as follows: that in becoming human, man had acquired, together with his straight legs and striding walk, a migratory 'drive' or instinct to walk long distances through the seasons; that this 'drive' was inseparable from his central nervous system; and, that, when warped in conditions of settlement, it found outlets in violence, greed, status-seeking or a mania for the new. This would explain why mobile societies such as the gypsies were egalitarian, thing-free and resistant to change; also why, to re-establish the harmony of the First State, all the great teachers - Buddha, Lao-tse, St Francis - had set the perpetual pilgrimage at the heart of their message and told their disciples, literally, to follow The Way. #Quote by Bruce Chatwin
Instinct quotes by Rachel Carson
#58. A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full or wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year ... the alienation from the sources of our strength. #Quote by Rachel Carson
Instinct quotes by Jennifer Probst
#59. He'd been ready to push her away, and then she'd grabbed him at her mother's call. Wasn't his fault he gave in to instinct to save their ruse.
Until her hot, wet mouth opened under his. Until her sweet taste swamped his senses, and the maddening scents of vanilla and spice made him want to howl at the moon. He finally knew she approached sex the same way she approached anger - no holds barred - no prisoners taken. Demanding. Punishing. Passionate. #Quote by Jennifer Probst
Instinct quotes by Kiera Woodhull
#60. Hold your venom
Do you recognise the instinct
in me, fellow scorpion? #Quote by Kiera Woodhull
Instinct quotes by Eli Easton
#61. Mother, just like the last fifty-five thousand times you've mentioned it, I have no intention of getting married and having a family. You're just going to have to content yourself with the grandchildren you already have. ...
...
His mother narrowed her eyes at him. He could see her mind working on how to get him to come around. She was never going to give up, and she would be fit and healthy enough to badger him about it for years and years.
...
Lance had heard humans talk about the tenacity of Jewish mothers. He didn't know any, but he'd be surprised if they could hold a candle to the relentless herding instinct of a quickened mother who was descended on both sides from border collies. #Quote by Eli Easton
Instinct quotes by Hugo Munsterberg
#62. Those who have gone through the high school of reporterdom have acquired a new instinct by which they see and hear only that which can create a sensation, and accordingly their report becomes not only a careless one, but hopelessly distorted. #Quote by Hugo Munsterberg
Instinct quotes by Cornelia
#64. Heated is what you get when you rub faith and instinct together. #Quote by Cornelia "Connie" DeDona
Instinct quotes by Marcel Proust
#65. The real propaganda is what - if we are genuinely a living member of a nation - we tell ourselves because we have hope, hope being a symbol of a nation's instinct of self-preservation. To remain blind to the unjustness of the cause of the individual "Germany," to recognise at every moment the justness of the cause of the individual "France," the surest way was not for a German to be without judgement, or for a Frenchman to possess it, it was, both for the one and for the other, to be possessed of patriotism. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Instinct quotes by William Boyd
#66. But you have to admit there are great photographs,' I said.

'All right..There are memorable photographs. Remarkable photographs.'

'So, what makes them memorable or remarkable? What criteria do you use to judge them? To make that decision?'

'I don't think about it. I just know. Instinct.'

'Then maybe you should think about it. You judge a great photo in the same way you judge a great painting or a film or a play or a statue. It's art mon ami #Quote by William Boyd
Instinct quotes by Gwenda Bond
#67. This was the first time I had not just rushed in and followed my instincts, and it wasn't working out. I was beginning to actively regret it. #Quote by Gwenda Bond
Instinct quotes by Katherine Ma
#68. Remember this moment, she said to herself, meaning savor the happiness, though her instinct also took it as a kind of warning. #Quote by Katherine Ma
Instinct quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#69. I graciously survived depression, mental-illness and attempt of suicide. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Instinct quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#70. Man distinguishes himself from Nature. This distinction of his is his God: the distinguishing of God from Nature is nothing else than the distinguishing of man from Nature. … [S]peculations and controversies concerning the personality or impersonality of God are therefore fruitless, idle, uncritical … ; … they in truth speculate only concerning themselves, only in the interest of their own instinct of self-preservation[.] #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Instinct quotes by Amy Levy
#71. A curious, dreamlike sensation stole over Gertrude at finding herself once again in a roomful of people; and as an old war-horse is said to become excited at the sound of battle, so she felt the social instincts rise strongly within her as the familiar, forgotten pageant of nods and becks and wreathed smiles burst anew upon her. #Quote by Amy Levy
Instinct quotes by Hannah Arendt
#72. Persecution of powerless or power-losing groups may not be a very pleasant spectacle, but it does not spring from human meanness alone. What makes men obey or tolerate real power and, on the other hand, hate people who have wealth without power, is the rational instinct that power has a certain function and is of some general use. Even #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Instinct quotes by Charles Lyell
#73. The ordinary naturalist is not sufficiently aware that when dogmatizing on what species are, he is grappling with the whole question of the organic world & its connection with the time past & with Man; that it involves the question of Man & his relation to the brutes, of instinct, intelligence & reason, of Creation, transmutation & progressive improvement or development. Each set of geological questions & of ethnological & zool. & botan. are parts of the great problem which is always assuming a new aspect. #Quote by Charles Lyell
Instinct quotes by Lloyd Paul Stryker
#74. A tendency toward enthusiasm and a chivalrous instinct have more than once been weighed as evidence of a lack of judgment. #Quote by Lloyd Paul Stryker
Instinct quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#75. Some people look for the obvious and make decisions based on that. However, sensitive people look for the subtle things in life. They observe what is missed, overlooked and rarely observed by others. They dwell at a deeper level of perception that clings to signs, body language and what is left unspoken. They are observers that will trust their instinct first over any fact or well delivered speech. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Instinct quotes by Charles Darwin
#76. This fundamental subject of Natural Selection will be treated at some length in the fourth chapter; and we shall then see how Natural Selection almost inevitably causes much Extinction of the less improved forms of life and induces what I have called Divergence of Character. In the next chapter I shall discuss the complex and little known laws of variation and of correlation of growth. In the four succeeding chapters, the most apparent and gravest difficulties on the theory will be given: namely, first, the difficulties of transitions, or in understanding how a simple being or a simple organ can be changed and perfected into a highly developed being or elaborately constructed organ; secondly the subject of Instinct, or the mental powers of animals, thirdly, Hybridism, or the infertility of species and the fertility of varieties when intercrossed; and fourthly, the imperfection of the Geological Record. In #Quote by Charles Darwin
Instinct quotes by Rene Descartes
#77. The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Instinct quotes by Mark Twain
#78. I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct, nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying. #Quote by Mark Twain
Instinct quotes by Deepak Chopra
#79. Like hunger or thirst, the instinct for balance is built into the human body. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Instinct quotes by Angela Carter
#80. One day, Annabel saw the sun and moon in the sky at the same time. The sight filled her with a terror which entirely consumed her and did not leave her until the night closed in catastrophe for she had no instinct for self-preservation if she was confronted by ambiguities. #Quote by Angela Carter
Instinct quotes by Delia Owens
#81. Just like whiskey, the marsh dwellers bootlegged their own laws-not like those burned onto stone tablets or inscribed on documents, but deeper ones, stamped in their genes. Ancient and natural, like those hatched from hawks and doves. When cornered, desperate or isolated, man reverts to those instinct that aim straight at survival. Quick and just. They will always be the trump card because they are passed on more frequently from one generation to the next than the gentler genes It is not a morality, but simple math. Among themselves doves fight as often as hawks. #Quote by Delia Owens
Instinct quotes by T. Boone Pickens
#82. I was very fortunate in my gene mix. The gambling instincts I inherited from my father were matched by my mother's gift for analysis. #Quote by T. Boone Pickens
Instinct quotes by Tim Sandlin
#83. The instinct to notice changes gives women a tremendous advantage over men. #Quote by Tim Sandlin
Instinct quotes by Daya Kudari
#84. To love is a natural instinct. To be loved is "something". To be loved like crazy, like their life depends on you is a once-in-a-lifetime feeling. How many of us can keep their right hand on their heart and say that they have actually experienced something like that? Not many, I guess. Because you know what, once-in-a-lifetime moments, well, come once in a lifetime. You either have to extremely, enormously and tremendously lucky or have to manage to fascinate a poet or a painter or someone really very naïve or mentally unsound. #Quote by Daya Kudari
Instinct quotes by Marie Kondo
#85. To me, this seems tragic. And this is not an isolated case. In my work, the volume discarded by younger sisters is always greater than the volume discarded by older sisters, a phenomenon surely related to the fact that younger children are often accustomed to wearing hand-me-downs. There are two reasons why younger sisters tend to collect clothes they don't really like. One is that it's hard to get rid of something received from family. The other is that they don't really know what they like, which makes it hard to decide whether they should part with it. Because they receive so much clothing from others, they don't really need to shop and therefore they have less opportunity to develop the instinct for what really inspires joy. #Quote by Marie Kondo
Instinct quotes by John Scalzi
#86. Every creature has a survival instinct. It looks like fear but it's not the same thing. Fear isn't the desire to avoid death or pain. Fear is rooted in the knowledge that what you recognize as yourself can cease to exist. Fear is existential. #Quote by John Scalzi
Instinct quotes by Phil Dourado
#87. Facts and intuition are false opposites.
Leaders should listen to their intuition and instincts and allow others to do the same because they are sub-conscious, fast ways of processing, aggregating and then accessing evidence to reach a swift conclusion.
Trust your gut. #Quote by Phil Dourado
Instinct quotes by Victor Hugo
#88. No one pries as effectively into other people's business as those whose business it most definitely is not ... What for? For nothing. For the sake of finding out, knowing, penetrating the mystery. Out of an itching need to be able to tell. And often, once these secrets are out, the mysteries broadcast, the enigmas exposed to the light of day, they lead to catastrophe, duels, bankruptcies, ruined families, shattered existences-to the great joy of those who "got to the bottom of it all" for no apparent reason and through sheer instinct. Sad. Some people are malicious out of a simple need to have something to say. Their conversation, parlour talk, antechamber gossip, is reminiscent of those fireplaces that swiftly go through the wood-they need a lot of fuel and the fuel is their neighbour. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Instinct quotes by Salman Rushdie
#89. Once you get that instinct for the fictiveness, the fictionality of fiction, it kind of sets you free. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Instinct quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#90. There is a saying from Roman antiquity: Fiat justitia - ruat caelum. "Do justice, and let the skies fall." In every epoch, there have been those to argue that "greater" goods, such as tribal solidarity or social cohesion, take precedence over the demands of justice. It is supposed to be an axiom of "Western" civilisation that the individual, or the truth, may not be sacrificed to hypothetical benefits such as "order." But in point of fact, such immolations have been very common. To the extent that the ideal is at least paid lip service, this result is the outcome of individual struggles against the collective instinct for a quiet life. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Instinct quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#91. Appetite, n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Instinct quotes by Apryl Baker
#92. We all have that inner fear of the dark, no matter how old we get. It's an ingrained instinct to fear the velvety blackness of the night, of things you can't quite see, but know deep down in your bones is there, waiting. #Quote by Apryl Baker
Instinct quotes by Glen Duncan
#93. One develops an instinct for letting silence do the heavy lifting. In the three, four, five seconds that passed without either of us speaking, the many ways the conversation could go came and went like time-lapse film of flowers blooming and dying. #Quote by Glen Duncan
Instinct quotes by Rebecca M. Gibson
#94. He shot everything that moved in a blind fury. It was as if he were floating outside his body, his flesh acting on pure animal instinct. To kill or be killed. It was exhilarating. #Quote by Rebecca M. Gibson
Instinct quotes by Margaret Atwood
#95. Sauve qui peut. To survive
we'd all turn thief

and rascal, or so says the fox,
with her coat of an elegant scoundrel,
her white knife of a smile,
who knows just where she's going:

to steal something
that doesn't belong to her -
some chicken, or one more chance,
or other life. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Instinct quotes by Ron Brackin
#96. Man's strongest instinct is not sex or self-preservation. it's to level the playing field. #Quote by Ron Brackin
Instinct quotes by Amy Reed
#97. What if I'm so broken I can never do something as basic as feed myself? Do you realize how twisted that is? It amazes me sometimes that humans still exist. We're just animals, after all. And how can an animal get so removed from nature that it loses the instinct to keep itself alive? #Quote by Amy Reed
Instinct quotes by Ned Vizzini
#98. I eat not because I want to, not because I have to overcome anything, not to prove myself to anyone, but because it's there. I eat because that's what people do. And somehow when the food is put in front of you by an institution, when there's a large gray force behind it and you don't have to thank anyone for it, you have the animal instinct to make it disappear, #Quote by Ned Vizzini
Instinct quotes by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
#99. That is a true sentiment which makes us feel that we do not love our country less, but more, because we have laid up in our minds the knowledge of other lands and other institutions and other races, and have had enkindled afresh within us the instinct of a common humanity, and of the universal beneficence of the Creator. #Quote by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Instinct quotes by C.J. Fallowfield
#100. Lex,' I giggled as I shoulder bumped her. 'So what film have you chosen for our Tuesday movie night?'
'I'm thinking "You're gonna make a terrific character Nick."'
I answered without hesitation, 'Basic Instinct.'
'O she shoots, she scores in one. An excellent choice to get you started and into the mind-set of a conniving seductress.'
'I want to sleep with the guy, not flash him my snatch then ice pick him to death. #Quote by C.J. Fallowfield
Instinct quotes by Gore Vidal
#101. I do not admire 'the people,' as such. No one really does. Their folk wisdom is usually false, their instincts predatory. Even their sense of survival - so highly developed in the individual - goes berserk in the mass. A crowd is a fool. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Instinct quotes by Maria Karvouni
#102. The opinion of each person matters. All opinions are subjective. We should stop relying on others' views and start believing in our own instinct whatever position in the society we have. All are equal. #Quote by Maria Karvouni
Instinct quotes by Kristen Ashley
#103. Instinct told him whatever just happened had to do with the February Owens he loved becoming an altogether different February Owens. #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Instinct quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#104. Your spirit is strong enough to survive any situation. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Instinct quotes by Giselle Simlett
#105. I don't have a choice. A kytaen comes at me, all teeth and claws, and instinct takes over. The magic that has been dormant for so long explodes out of me, and I become the beast I truly am. And with fire and fury and the will to survive, I pounce. #Quote by Giselle Simlett
Instinct quotes by Anne Fortier
#106. instinct was reason in a hurry; #Quote by Anne Fortier
Instinct quotes by Adam Beach
#107. I never understood the realism of an imaginary circumstance. While I was doing 'Smoke Signals,' I relied on my instinct and what I grew up with. I had this energy, but it was a one-dimensional thing. #Quote by Adam Beach
Instinct quotes by Jean M. Auel
#108. And their memory made them extraordinary. In them, the unconscious knowledge of ancestral behavior called instinct had evolved. Stored in the back of their large brains were not just their own memories, but the memories of their forebears. They could recall knowledge learned by their ancestors and, under special circumstances, they could go a step beyond. They could recall their racial memory, their own evolution. And when they reached back far enough, they could merge that memory that was identical for all and join their minds, telepathically. #Quote by Jean M. Auel
Instinct quotes by Terry Pratchett
#109. I'm afraid they're not very well-designed creatures, dragons."
Vimes listened.
"They would never have survived at all except that their home swamps were isolated and short of predators. Not that a dragon made good eating,
anyway-once you'd taken away the leathery skin and the enormous flight muscles, what was left must have been like biting into a badly-run chemical factory. No wonder dragons were always ill. They relied on permanent stomach trouble for supplies of fuel. Most of their brain power was taken up with controlling the complexities of then-digestion, which could distill flame-producing fuels from the most unlikely ingredients. They could even rearrange their internal plumbing overnight to deal with difficult processes. They lived on a chemical knife-edge the whole time. One misplaced hiccup and they were geography.
And when it came to choosing nesting sites, the females had all the common sense and mothering instinct of a brick."
Vimes wondered why people had been so worried about dragons in the olden days. If there was one in a cave near you, all you had to do was wait until it self-ignited, blew itself up, or died of acute indigestion. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Instinct quotes by Elizabeth Wurtzel
#110. Israel fights back, which is very much at odds with the Jewish instinct to discuss and deconstruct everything until action itself seems senseless. #Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Instinct quotes by Desmond Tutu
#111. As much as the world has an instinct for evil and is a breeding ground for genocide, holocaust, slavery, racism, war, oppression, and injustice, the world has an even greateer instinct for goodness, rebirth, mercy, beauty, truth, freedom and love. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Instinct quotes by Albert Einstein
#112. There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Instinct quotes by Paige Tyler
#113. The woman tensed. As anger and fear ricocheted across her face, her eyes changed from red to green to brown in a dizzying display like nothing he'd ever seen.

Every instinct in Angelo's body screamed at him to lunge for his weapon. Instead he set his feet for impact, blocking her slashing claws. Unbelievably, after a few moments of struggling, she went still, all the fight gone…

Minka isn't sure she should trust the sexy Special Forces soldier who found her. Subjected to horrors, on the run from scientists set on locking her in a cage, Minka is terrified of the monster she's becoming…and somehow, Angelo is the only one who can calm the beast inside her and make her feel safe.

But can she trust the way he makes her feel when she's not even sure she can trust herself? #Quote by Paige Tyler
Instinct quotes by Joe Reyes
#114. They are as smart as they are ruthless. That's why they've been around for all five years. #Quote by Joe Reyes
Instinct quotes by Patrick Wilson
#115. There's just a natural instinct to want to be great, I think. #Quote by Patrick Wilson
Instinct quotes by Jonathan Haidt
#116. Reciprocity is a deep instinct; it is the basic currency of social life. #Quote by Jonathan Haidt
Instinct quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#117. The earth left to its own natural fertility and covered with immense woods, that no hatchet ever disfigured, offers at every step food and shelter to every species of animals. Men, dispersed among them, observe and imitate their industry, and thus rise to the instinct of beasts; with this advantage, that, whereas every species of beasts is confined to one peculiar instinct, man, who perhaps has not any that particularly belongs to him, appropriates to himself those of all other animals, and lives equally upon most of the different aliments, which they only divide among themselves; a circumstance which qualifies him to find his subsistence, with more ease than any of them. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Instinct quotes by Stefan Zweig
#118. The instinct for self-deception in human beings makes them try to banish from their minds dangers of which at bottom they are perfectly aware by declaring them non-existent. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Instinct quotes by George Santayana
#119. Sex endows the individual with a dumb and powerful instinct, which carries his body and soul continually towards another, makes it one of the dearest employments of his life to select and pursue a companion, and joins to possession the keenest pleasure, to rivalry the fiercest rage, and to solicitude an eternal melancholy. What more could be needed to suffuse the world with the deepest meaning and beauty? #Quote by George Santayana
Instinct quotes by Oscar Wilde
#120. Intuition is a strange instinct that tells a woman she is right, whether she is or not. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Instinct quotes by George Berkeley
#121. Philosophy being nothing else but the study of wisdom and truth, it may with reason be expected that those who have spent most time and pains in it should enjoy a greater calm and serenity of mind, a greater clearness and evidence of knowledge, and be less disturbed with doubts and difficulties than other men. Yet so it is, we see the illiterate bulk of mankind that walk the high-road of plain common sense, and are governed by the dictates of nature, for the most part easy and undisturbed. To them nothing that is familiar appears unaccountable or difficult to comprehend. They complain not of any want of evidence in their senses, and are out of all danger of becoming Sceptics. But no sooner do we depart from sense and instinct to follow the light of a superior principle, to reason, meditate, and reflect on the nature of things, but a thousand scruples spring up in our minds concerning those things which before we seemed fully to comprehend. Prejudices and errors of sense do from all parts discover themselves to our view; and, endeavouring to correct these by reason, we are insensibly drawn into uncouth paradoxes, difficulties, and inconsistencies, which multiply and grow upon us as we advance in speculation, till at length, having wandered through many intricate mazes, we find ourselves just where we were, or, which is worse, sit down in a forlorn Scepticism. #Quote by George Berkeley
Instinct quotes by Alwyn Hamilton
#122. I put a knife in your hand and your first instinct was to stab me."
"You tried to stab me first," I objected without thinking. #Quote by Alwyn Hamilton
Instinct quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#123. The instinct of the people is right. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instinct quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#124. Many philosophers - particularly amateur philosophers, and ancient philosophers - share a dangerous instinct: If you give them a question, they try to answer it. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Instinct quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight Of The Idols
#125. Nothing is beautiful, except man alone: all aesthetics rests upon this naïveté, which is its first truth. Let us immediately add the second: nothing is ugly except the degenerating man - and with this the realm of aesthetic judgment is circumscribed. Physiologically, everything ugly weakens and saddens man. It reminds him of decay, danger, impotence; it actually deprives him of strength. One can measure the effect of the ugly with a dynamometer. Wherever man is depressed at all, he senses the proximity of something "ugly." His feeling of power, his will to power, his courage, his pride - all fall with the ugly and rise with the beautiful. In both cases we draw an inference: the premises for it are piled up in the greatest abundance in instinct. The ugly is understood as a sign and symptom of degeneration: whatever reminds us in the least of degeneration causes in us the judgment of "ugly." Every suggestion of exhaustion, of heaviness, of age, of weariness; every kind of lack of freedom, such as cramps, such as paralysis; and above all, the smell, the color, the form of dissolution, of decomposition - even in the ultimate attenuation into a symbol - all evoke the same reaction, the value judgment, "ugly." A hatred is aroused - but whom does man hate then? There is no doubt: the decline of his type. Here he hates out of the deepest instinct of the species; in this hatred there is a shudder, caution, depth, farsightedness - it is the deepest hatred there is. It is be #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight Of The Idols
Instinct quotes by Alexandra Kollontai
#126. Sexuality is a human instinct as natural as hunger or thirst. #Quote by Alexandra Kollontai
Instinct quotes by Francoise Sagan
#127. Whenever he had spoken of love, she had spoken of love's brief duration. 'A year, or even two months from now, you won't love me anymore.' Josée was the only person he knew who had a real consciousness of time. Everyone else, including himself, was driven by some very fundamental instinct to try, or pretend, to believe that love could last and solitude be dispelled forever. #Quote by Francoise Sagan
Instinct quotes by Patti LuPone
#128. It's not easy being an actor, and having said that, everybody's an actor. Do you know what I mean? Paris Hilton's an actor, which is kind of scary. But if you want to honor your craft and yourself, strive for the nobler instincts. #Quote by Patti LuPone
Instinct quotes by Kathryn Schulz
#129. Doubt is a skill. credulity ,by contrast, appears to be something very like an instinct #Quote by Kathryn Schulz
Instinct quotes by Henri Rousseau
#130. The passage from the state of nature to the civil state produces a very remarkable change in man, by substituting justice for instinct in his conduct. #Quote by Henri Rousseau
Instinct quotes by John Jay Chapman
#131. One of the deepest impulses in man is the impulse to record, - to scratch a drawing on a tusk or keep a diary, to collect sagas and heap cairns. This instinct as to the enduring value of the past is, one might say, the very basis of civilization. #Quote by John Jay Chapman
Instinct quotes by Piers Anthony
#132. What is life, except an ongoing instinct for survival? Nature uses that instinct to make us perform; otherwise we would all relax, and the species would disappear. Nature is a cruel green mother. The survival instinct is a goad, not a privilege. #Quote by Piers Anthony
Instinct quotes by Sophocles
#133. The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct; but since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach #Quote by Sophocles
Instinct quotes by L.R.W. Lee
#134. Trust your instinct in areas you have some background because your instinct is informed and not blind. - L. R. W. Lee #Quote by L.R.W. Lee
Instinct quotes by Harvey Keitel
#135. Well, it's such an intricate, beautiful script about eight professional robbers pulling a heist, and it deals with elements of betrayal, trust, instinct, and need for relationships. #Quote by Harvey Keitel
Instinct quotes by John Bowlby
#136. for to have a deep attachment for a person (or a place or thing) is to have taken them as the terminating object of our instinctual responses."
Separation anxiety. International Journal of Psycho-Analysts, XLI, 1-25 (1959( #Quote by John Bowlby
Instinct quotes by Jennifer Capriati
#137. 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. #Quote by Jennifer Capriati
Instinct quotes by Jerry Seinfeld
#138. If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right. #Quote by Jerry Seinfeld
Instinct quotes by Richard Ayoade
#139. I've always felt that actors in my experience have a very good and accurate instinct about whether something feels right or not. They just have a sense because they have to literally do it. #Quote by Richard Ayoade
Instinct quotes by George Murray Levick
#140. The instinct of the thief is most strongly marked in the Skua tribe, and I am afraid that the mere love of thieving alone actuates them on many occasions. #Quote by George Murray Levick
Instinct quotes by Ada Leverson
#141. The marvellous instinct with which women are usually credited seems too often to desert them on the only occasions when it would be of any real use. One would say it was there for trivialities only, since in a crisis they are usually dense, fatally doing the wrong thing. It is hardly too much to say that most domestic tragedies are caused by the feminine intuition of men and the want of it in women. #Quote by Ada Leverson
Instinct quotes by Marty Rubin
#142. I don't need anyone else to tell me how to be alive. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Instinct quotes by Francis Bacon
#143. When a bee stings, she dies. She cannot sting and live. When men sting, their better selves die. Every sting kills a better instinct. Men must not turn bees and kill themselves in stinging others. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Instinct quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#144. I still don't believe it. It's not in him.
Yeah, and you are delusional. Babe, news flash, with the exception of you and the pirate, we're all animals here. And we all have a killer's instinct. #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Instinct quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#145. You drank my blood?" Nick
"Aye" Aeron
"Dude, that's gross. I hope you brushed your teeth afterward. Saw a dentist. Drank a gallon of Listerine." Nick
"I told you he wouldn't be angry for it." Nashira #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Instinct quotes by Antoine De Saint Exupery
#146. What is true is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see clearly. #Quote by Antoine De Saint Exupery
Instinct quotes by Charles Manson
#147. The truth is ugly, so we put our prophets in prison. #Quote by Charles Manson
Instinct quotes by C.L. Moore
#148. From the standpoint of logic, a child is rather horribly perfect. A baby may be even more perfect, but so alien to an adult that only superficial standards of comparison apply. The thought processes of an infant are completely unimaginable. But babies think, even before birth. In the womb they move and sleep, not entirely through instinct. We are conditioned to react rather peculiarly to the idea that a nearly-viable embryo may think. We are surprised, shocked into laughter, and repelled. Nothing human is alien.

But a baby is not human. An embryo is far less human. #Quote by C.L. Moore
Instinct quotes by Marty Rubin
#149. We are all in the dark and our hearts must lead the way. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Instinct quotes by Theodore Sturgeon
#150. Fear is a survival instinct; fear in its way is a comfort for it means that somewhere hope is alive. #Quote by Theodore Sturgeon
Instinct quotes by Franca Storm
#151. Luca scoffed. "Wolves never change."
"Excuse me?" Ryan demanded.
"All about instant gratification. Reacting purely on instinct and engaging in mindless acts of violence and sex."
"Like vampires are any different. Oh, accept for the fact that my boys don't kill those they fuck. Vampires get off on having a life in their hands, the power of draining their victim's life force. Wolves revel in life. You are death and you breed only death. #Quote by Franca Storm
Instinct quotes by Sonya Levien
#152. 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. #Quote by Sonya Levien
Instinct quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#153. One of the things that I love about writing novels is that it really doesn't matter what next step you take as long as you're pursuing some intuition or instinct. Of course, then, intuitions or instincts don't make for great novels, but they often make for good first drafts. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Instinct quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#154. Whom do I hate most among the rabble of today? The socialist rabble, the chandala apostles, who undermine the instinct, the pleasure, the worker's sense of satisfaction with his small existence-who make him envious, who teach him revenge. The source of wrong is never unequal rights but the claim of "equal" rights. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Instinct quotes by Marty Rubin
#155. What fills the gap created by a loss of faith is not reason but instinct. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Instinct quotes by Cate Blanchett
#156. Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90 percent of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it ... Instinct won't carry you through the entire journey. It's what you do in the moments between inspiration. #Quote by Cate Blanchett
Instinct quotes by Scarlett Johansson
#157. I don't think [being monogamous] is a natural instinct for human beings, but it doesn't mean I don't believe in monogamy or true love. I believe in finding a soul mate. Monogamy can be hard work for some people. I don't think it applies to everybody, and I don't think a lot of people can do it. #Quote by Scarlett Johansson
Instinct quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#158. You can survive life. Be strong. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Instinct quotes by Kobo Abe
#159. There are apparently two hypotheses about jealousy: that it is a product of civilization and that it is a basic instinct of animals. #Quote by Kobo Abe
Instinct quotes by Noam Chomsky
#160. Surely no rational or realistic person will discount the possibility that [during wartime] the United States might suddenly resort to nuclear weapons. Those who retain the instinct for survival, not to speak of minimal concern for their fellow man, will seek ways to act before rather than after the event. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Instinct quotes by Emeli Sande
#161. It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect. #Quote by Emeli Sande
Instinct quotes by Emir Kusturica
#162. The most difficult part of making movies is to keep making them. Maybe, you could make the biggest hit in the world, but then the big problem is what to do next and how to maintain devoted to a certain instinct that I have about films. #Quote by Emir Kusturica
Instinct quotes by George Jean Nathan
#163. A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in repressing his natural instincts. #Quote by George Jean Nathan
Instinct quotes by H.G.Wells
#164. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Instinct quotes by Robert W. Bly
#165. Listen to your instincts, then do the opposite. #Quote by Robert W. Bly
Instinct quotes by Philip K. Dick
#166. She'll probably want to, once I show her how; as near as I can make out, most women, even young ones like her, like to cook: it's an instinct. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Instinct quotes by Ayn Rand
#167. You see, Dr. Stadler, people don't want to think. And the deeper they get into trouble, the less they want to think. But by some sort of instinct, they feel that they ought to and it makes them feel guilty. So they'll bless and follow anyone who gives them a justification for not thinking. Anyone who makes a virtue - a highly intellectual virtue - out of what they know to be their sin, their weakness and their guilt. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Instinct quotes by Mason Cooley
#168. Reason is sight. Instinct is touch. Intuition is smell. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Instinct quotes by Steve Lyman
#169. You know that stuff about trusting your first instinct when you make a decision? They never say that to me. Taking meds to get along in school is pretty much a license for people to say, "Everyone follow your instincts, but not you. #Quote by Steve Lyman
Instinct quotes by Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
#170. When instinct speaks, listen to it. It might be the next push you need to reach greater heights. #Quote by Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
Instinct quotes by Anonymous
#171. You had to live - did live, from habit that became instinct - in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized. #Quote by Anonymous
Instinct quotes by Kenneth Branagh
#172. I don't feel in a kind of race or competition with him or anybody else, because that kind of reactive thing isn't good, or isn't useful for natural creative instincts #Quote by Kenneth Branagh
Instinct quotes by Bear Grylls
#173. As we pulled up at the big school gates, I saw tears rolling down my dad's face. I felt confused as to what part of nature or love thought this was a good idea. My instinct certainly didn't; but what did I know? I was only eight.
So I embarked on this mission called boarding school. And how do you prepare for that one?
In truth, I found it really hard; there were some great moments like building dens in the snow in winter, or getting chosen for the tennis team, or earning a naval button, but on the whole it was a survival exercise in learning to cope.
Coping with fear was the big one. The fear of being left and the fear of being bullied--both of which were very real.
What I learned was that I couldn't manage either of those things very well on my own.
It wasn't anything to do with the school itself, in fact the headmaster and teachers were almost invariably kind, well-meaning and good people, but that sadly didn't make surviving it much easier.
I was learning very young that if I were to survive this place then I had to find some coping mechanisms.
My way was to behave badly, and learn to scrap, as a way to avoid bullies wanting to target me. It was also a way to avoid thinking about home. But not thinking about home is hard when all you want is to be at home.
I missed my mum and dad terribly, and on the occasional night where I felt this worst, I remember trying to muffle my tears in my pillow while the rest of the dormitory slept.
#Quote by Bear Grylls
Instinct quotes by James Russell Lowell
#174. It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves. #Quote by James Russell Lowell
Instinct quotes by Charles Duhigg
#175. If you need to improve your focus and learn to avoid distractions, take a moment to visualize, with as much detail as possible, what you are about to do. It is easier to know what's ahead when there's a well-rounded script inside your head. Companies say such tactics are important in all kinds of settings, including if you're applying for a job or deciding whom to hire. The candidates who tell stories are the ones every firm wants. "We look for people who describe their experiences as some kind of a narrative," Andy Billings, a vice president at the video game giant Electronic Arts, told me. "It's a tip-off that someone has an instinct for connecting the dots and understanding how the world works at a deeper level. That's who everyone tries to get." III. #Quote by Charles Duhigg
Instinct quotes by Laurence Olivier
#176. 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. #Quote by Laurence Olivier
Instinct quotes by Dante Hall
#177. Everything is instincts when returning kicks. #Quote by Dante Hall
Instinct quotes by Robert Kraft
#178. The greatest decisions I've made in my life are by instinct. I remember when I hired Bill I had a lot of people telling me it was a mistake. But he and I had established a rapport in '96 when he coached the secondary. You need a coach that understands economics, that understands the impact of the salary cap and how to make those difficult decisions that allow you to sustain success over the long term. I don't think there's anyone better than Bill at doing that. #Quote by Robert Kraft
Instinct quotes by Charisse Montgomery
#179. Think of instinct as an unscientific, unquantifiable tool that can be used along with more concrete evaluations to make a well-rounded decision. #Quote by Charisse Montgomery
Instinct quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#180. But a nation which has people who can think, the nation already has strength. It is the mind which rules, not instinct or habit. #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Instinct quotes by Rennie Airth
#181. There was something about the story she told us...that didn't seem right to him. He didn't buy the idea they'd been lovers. He reckoned it was something else. It's the sort of thing he used to pick up on, when I worked with him. You know as well as I do, sir, in a case like this you collect all sorts of facts, but only a few really matter, and Mr Madden had a gift for spotting them. Not that he always knew why: often it was just something he felt - a sort of instinct, I suppose - though he would have said it was simply a matter of paying attention. That's what he used to tell me. #Quote by Rennie Airth
Instinct quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#182. The juvenile adage Never kiss and tell had a sound moral instinct behind it. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Instinct quotes by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
#183. Women have an infallible instinct for knowing when a man has fallen madly in love with them, especially when the male in question is both a complete dunce and a minor. #Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Instinct quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#184. A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instinct quotes by Christopher Paolini
#185. Think without thinking, so that you act as if out of instinct and not reason. #Quote by Christopher Paolini
Instinct quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#186. And who talks of error now? I scarcely think the notion that flittered across my brain was an error. I believe it was an inspiration rather than a temptation: it was very genial, very soothing - I know that. Here it comes again! It is no devil, I assure you; or if it be, it has put on the robes of an angel of light. I think I must admit so fair a guest when it asks entrance to my heart."

"Distrust it, sir; it is not a true angel."

"Once more, how do you know? By what instinct do you pretend to distinguish between a fallen seraph of the abyss and a messenger from the eternal throne - between a guide and a seducer?"

"I judged by your countenance, sir, which was troubled when you said the suggestion had returned upon you. I feel sure it will work you more misery if you listen to it."

"Not at all - it bears the most gracious message in the world: for the rest, you are not my conscience-keeper, so don't make yourself uneasy. Here, come in, bonny wanderer!"

He said this as if he spoke to a vision, viewless to any eye but his own; then, folding his arms, which he had half extended, on his chest, he seemed to enclose in their embrace the invisible being.

"Now," he continued, again addressing me, "I have received the pilgrim - a disguised deity, as I verily believe. Already it has done me good: my heart was a sort of charnel; it will now be a shrine. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Instinct quotes by Doug Stanhope
#187. Your instinct is your true god. Follow it. #Quote by Doug Stanhope
Instinct quotes by Dave Barry
#188. If you're like most members of the Baby Boom generation, you decided somewhere along the line, probably after about four margaritas, to have children. This was inevitable. Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income. #Quote by Dave Barry
Instinct quotes by Woodrow Wilson
#189. Justice has nothing to do with expediency. Justice has nothing to do with any temporary standard whatever. It is rooted and grounded in the fundamental instincts of humanity. #Quote by Woodrow Wilson
Instinct quotes by Scott Chapman
#190. what people often thought of as instinct, was actually the unconscious brain trying to tell the logical mind that there was something happening which it needed to be aware of. #Quote by Scott Chapman
Instinct quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#191. Faith is a decision.It is not a deduction from the facts around us. We would not look at the world of today and logically conclude that God loves us. It doesn't always look as though He does.Faith is not an instinct. It certainly is not a feeling - feelings don't help much when you're in the lion's den or hanging on a wooden Cross. Faith is not inferred from the happy way things always work. It is an act of the will, a choice, based on the Unbreakable Word of a God who cannot lie, and who showed us what love and obedience and sacrifice mean, in the person of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Elisabeth Elliot
Instinct quotes by Herman Melville
#192. In placid hours well-pleased we dream Of many a brave unbodied scheme. But form to lend, pulsed life create, What unlike things must meet and mate: A flame to melt
a wind to freeze; Sad patience
joyous energies; Humility
yet pride and scorn; Instinct and study; love and hate; Audacity
reverence. These must mate, And fuse with Jacob's mystic heart, To wrestle with the angel
Art. #Quote by Herman Melville
Instinct quotes by Bryan Lee O'Malley
#193. When I was in the middle of the 'Scott Pilgrim' series, and it was slowly becoming more popular, though still not financially solvent, I had this real bratty instinct to turn around and do something super arty and dark. I felt dismissed by comics culture, stuck in between the artcomix world and the nerdcomix world, and I was cranky about it. #Quote by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Instinct quotes by Jack London
#194. Man no longer follows instinct with the old natural fidelity. He has developed into a reasoning creature, and can intellectually cling to life or discard life just as life happens to promise great pleasure or pain. #Quote by Jack London
Instinct quotes by Karl Wiggins
#195. The ability to step aside from the rest of the world has given the Gypsies a lot of survival skills to match their really dark sense of humour. The Gypsies are survivors #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Instinct quotes by Augusten Burroughs
#196. My instinct was always have your gun in your hand. Especially when you are telling somebody to do something.
But, in fact, the police academy discourages this. They feel your gun should rarely, if ever, be brought out of its holster. Most certainly not when children are involved, which is exactly when I saw myself using my gun most often. A truant teenager loitering outside a movie theater is going to be far more motivated to return to school when he has the barrel of a .45 pressed against his cheek. #Quote by Augusten Burroughs
Instinct quotes by Mark Twain
#197. But perhaps the most poetical thing Pompeii has yielded to modern research, was that grand figure of a Roman soldier, clad in complete armor; who, true to his duty, true to his proud name of a soldier of Rome, and full of the stern courage which had given to that name its glory, stood to his post by the city gate, erect and unflinching, till the hell that raged around him burned out the dauntless spirit it could not conquer. We never read of Pompeii but we think of that soldier; we can not write of Pompeii without the natural impulse to grant to him the mention he so well deserves. Let us remember that he was a soldier
not a policeman
and so, praise him. Being a soldier, he staid,
because the warrior instinct forbade him to fly. Had he been a policeman he would have staid, also
because he would have been asleep. #Quote by Mark Twain
Instinct quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#198. Life is an instinct for growth, for survival, for the accumulation of forces, for power. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Instinct quotes by Nikki Rowe
#199. The longer you resist the calling of your soul the harder it is to find your way back. Intuition isn't instilled in us for nothing, it's the movement inside us that we must listen to if we want the void to vanish. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Instinct quotes by George Orwell
#200. Looking back through the last page or two, I see that I have made it appear as though my motives in writing were wholly public-spirited. I don't want to leave that as the final impression. All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. For all one knows that demon is simply the same instinct that makes a baby squall for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane. I cannot say with certainty which of my motives are the strongest, but I know which of them deserve to be followed. And looking back through my work, I see that it is invariably where I lacked a POLITICAL purpose that I wrote lifeless books and was betrayed into purple passages, sentences without meaning, decorative adjectives and humbug generally. #Quote by George Orwell

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