Best 601 of Instinct quotes - MyQuotes
Learn to trust your instincts. Only something dead goes with the tide. Only something living can go against it.
You picked the seats you did for a reason, right? Familiarity. Too bad the best sleuths avoid familiarity. It dulls the investigative instinct.
Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts; it may be all you have to trust.
Intellect has to surrender to instinct when it is time to play.
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
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.
To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good.
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.
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.
Michel De Montaigne
Nature has, herself, I fear, imprinted in man a kind of instinct to inhumanity.
What the media are telling you to be afraid of are the wrong things. Fear is a necessary ingredient of our survival instincts.
It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life.
Although I tried to be universal in thought, I am European by instinct and inclination.
I had mostly been writing humor books, and my instinct is generally to go for the joke.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Listen to your instinct. It is your greatest treasure. Your beauty in the outside reflects your inner beauty.
Language is an art, like brewing or baking.... It certainly is not a true instinct, for every language has to be learnt.
You cannot love without intuition.
I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
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.
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.
People talk about fight or flight? That's nonsense. It's fight and flight.
Sometimes my natural instincts take over and I just go overboard.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Insanity is intuition.
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.
Your instinct is your true god. Follow it.
The hospitable instinct is not wholly altruistic. There is pride and egoism mixed up with it.
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.
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.
Maria V. Snyder
Sorry. An overdeveloped nurturing instinct comes with being a healer.
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.
When you trust your instincts, they're often proved right.
One is better off following one's whims, one's natural bent, than trying to reason things out.
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.
It's not your instincts that are the problem. It's your tendency to drown them in a bottle.
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.
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.
Courtesy is not learned by instinct. Like the other components of respect, courtesy has to be taught and modeled.
Instinct is the nose of the mind.
Good players develop a tactical instinct, a sense of what is possible or likely and what is not worth calculating.
I don't really have a system or set of principles. It's kind of common sense mixed up with instinct.
I have a tendency as an actress in general to ground my characters. Even when doing outlandish characters, that's my instinct.
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.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Imagination is the sacred intuition.
I don't know if cats understand what their owners say, but they do have a strong survival instinct.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Your instinct is your divine being.
John Podesta said Hillary Linton has terrible instincts. Bernie Sanders said she has bad judgment. I agree with both.
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.
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.
Acting is really instinctual and I think you can overanalyse what you're doing. A lot of it has to be based on instinct.
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.