Best 601 of Instinct quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Parsons

Learn to trust your instincts. Only something dead goes with the tide. Only something living can go against it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Becca Fitzpatrick

You picked the seats you did for a reason, right? Familiarity. Too bad the best sleuths avoid familiarity. It dulls the investigative instinct.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jocelyn Murray

Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts; it may be all you have to trust.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kenny Werner

Intellect has to surrender to instinct when it is time to play.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carice Van Houten

I personally don't like to rehearse so much. I really trust my instincts. I like to talk and talk and talk until we have to do it. I feel the same about theater.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Geoffrey Household

None of my mental activities for the past twenty-four hours might be called thinking. I had allowed my body to take charge. It knew far more about escaping and healing than I did.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Immanuel Kant

In the physical constitution of an organized being, that is, a being adapted suitably to the purposes of life, we assume it as a fundamental principle that no organ for any purpose will be found but what is also the fittest and best adapted for that purpose. Now in a being which has reason and a will, if the proper object of nature were its conservation, its welfare, in a word, its happiness, then nature would have hit upon a very bad arrangement in selecting the reason of the creature to carry out this purpose. For all the actions which the creature has to perform with a view to this purpose, and the whole rule of its conduct, would be far more surely prescribed to it by instinct, and that end would have been attained thereby much more certainly that it ever can be by reason. Should reason have been communicated to this favored creature over and above, it must only have served it to contemplate the happy constitution of its nature, to admire it, to congratulate itself thereon, and to feel thankful for it to the beneficent cause, but not that it should subject its desires to that weak and delusive guidance, and meddle bunglingly with the purpose of nature. In a word, nature would have taken care that reason should not break forth into practical exercise, nor have the presumption, with its weak insight, to think out for itself the plan of happiness and the means of attaining it. Nature would not only have taken on herself the choice of the ends but also of the means, and with wise foresight would have entrusted both to instinct.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michel De Montaigne

Nature has, herself, I fear, imprinted in man a kind of instinct to inhumanity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Moore

What the media are telling you to be afraid of are the wrong things. Fear is a necessary ingredient of our survival instincts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Katharine Butler Hathaway

It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Albert Einstein

Although I tried to be universal in thought, I am European by instinct and inclination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jory John

I had mostly been writing humor books, and my instinct is generally to go for the joke.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Listen to your instinct. It is your greatest treasure. Your beauty in the outside reflects your inner beauty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Darwin

Language is an art, like brewing or baking.... It certainly is not a true instinct, for every language has to be learnt.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Graham Greene

You cannot love without intuition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbra Streisand

I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Eudora Welty

My temperament and my instinct had told me alike that the author, who writes at his own emergency, remains and needs to remain at his private remove. I wished to be, not effaced, but invisible - actually a profound position. Perspective, the line of vision, the frame of vision - these set a distance.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Callahan

I have often thought that my instincts were the fools that allowed me to survive so that my "higher functions" could continue. Now I am finding that it is more the other way around. It is my ability to reason that keeps command and allows me to survive, and the things I am surviving for are those that I want by instinct: life, companionship, comfort, play.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amanda Bouchet

People talk about fight or flight? That's nonsense. It's fight and flight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bill Goldberg

Sometimes my natural instincts take over and I just go overboard.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Insanity is intuition.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Donald Trump

Most people who do have the instincts will never recognize that they do, because they don't have the courage or the good fortune to discover their potential.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Doug Stanhope

Your instinct is your true god. Follow it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Max Beerbohm

The hospitable instinct is not wholly altruistic. There is pride and egoism mixed up with it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Murray

Data can bear on policy issues, but many of our opinions about policy are grounded in premises about the nature of human life and human society that are beyond the reach of data.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Johanna Sinisalo

I guess you can't compare humans to birds. Humans are rational beings. They're not just creatures without any sense of responsibility, ruled by drives and instincts, as our teachers at eloi school keep impressing upon us. Human beings are the pinnacle of creation, able to use rational, organized methods to place themselves outside nature, to control nature. But no sooner have they said that than they start evoking what is "natural," and to whom, and how such and such is the "natural order" of things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maria V. Snyder

Sorry. An overdeveloped nurturing instinct comes with being a healer.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Nikki Rowe

Yes I believe a man will compliment my life oneday, but what's the rush.. I mean everyone's searching so passionately for something to fill the void and I don't want any part in that, I'm happy finding my own way untill I get swept of my feet.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lucinda Riley

When you trust your instincts, they're often proved right.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Marty Rubin

One is better off following one's whims, one's natural bent, than trying to reason things out.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Richard Matheson

There seemed no answer. He wasn't resigned to anything, he hadn't accepted or adjusted to the life he'd been forced into. Yet here he was, eight months after the plague's last victim, nine since he's spoken to another human being, ten since Virginia had died. Here he was with no future and a virtually hopeless present. Still plodding on. Instinct? Or was he just stupid? Too unimaginative to destroy himself? Why hadn't he done it in the beginning when he was in the very depths? What had impelled him to enclose the house, install a freezer, a generator, an electric stove, a water tank, build a hothouse, a workbench, burn down the houses on each side of his, collect records and books and mountains of canned supplies, even - it was fantastic when you thought about it - even put a fancy mural on the wall? Was the life force something more than words, a tangible, mind-controlling potency? Was nature somehow, in him, maintaining its spark against its own encroachments? He closed his eyes. Why think, why reason? There was no answer. His continuance was an accident and an attendant bovinity. He was just too dumb to end it all, and that was about the size of it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sabrina Jeffries

It's not your instincts that are the problem. It's your tendency to drown them in a bottle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o'er-shoot, but just to hit, While still too wide or short in human wit.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Tania Aebi

My sister, the one who knows everything and pulls out facts out of a bottomless hat, told me people aren't afraid of snakes or water upon birth. It is only once we hear the snake and water stories, she says, once we are exposed to fear, that we deny our primal instincts and make room for the dread to take root and mature.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian Apollo

Courtesy is not learned by instinct. Like the other components of respect, courtesy has to be taught and modeled.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Delphine De Girardin

Instinct is the nose of the mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Reshevsky

Good players develop a tactical instinct, a sense of what is possible or likely and what is not worth calculating.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Stoppard

I don't really have a system or set of principles. It's kind of common sense mixed up with instinct.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kate Burton

I have a tendency as an actress in general to ground my characters. Even when doing outlandish characters, that's my instinct.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Awdhesh Singh

Our voice of conscience is the result of our social conditioning, which becomes a ‘learned instinct’. If you feel bad when you lie, it may not be because of the voice of your soul but because you have been taught since your childhood to tell the truth and not to lie. Over the course of time, the need to speak truth sinks into your subconscious mind and become your consciousness and your learned instinct.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Imagination is the sacred intuition.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Manel Loureiro

I don't know if cats understand what their owners say, but they do have a strong survival instinct.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Your instinct is your divine being.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Donald Trump

John Podesta said Hillary Linton has terrible instincts. Bernie Sanders said she has bad judgment. I agree with both.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Nikki Rowe

Your voice is yours, how dare you let another speak for you. Your heart is yours, how dare you give it away, so freely to another you hardly know. Your soul is yours, how dare you ignore its instinctual truth. Your mind is yours, don't let the world make it negative. You are the master of your fate, you are the creator of your destiny, don't hand the keys to anyone, rather open the door and welcome them to taste your paradise within.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kinoko Nasu

In this way, reason represented by your knowledge, and experience represented by instinct -will start to conflict. Eventually, one will lose, and confusion sets in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Radcliffe

Acting is really instinctual and I think you can overanalyse what you're doing. A lot of it has to be based on instinct.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kim Basinger

I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.