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Impulses Quotes

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Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis

All these primary impulses,
not easily described in words,
are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein

We are all ruled in what we do by impulses;
and these impulses are so organized that our actions
in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

 

Most of us actually stifle enough good impulses during
the course of a day to change the current of our lives.
- William Moulton Marston

If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have
against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly
understand the impulses that govern both races.
- Nelson A. Miles

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul:
where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses
remain relatively harmless.
- Eric Hoffer

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Most people think that shadows follow,
precede or surround beings or objects.
The truth is that they also surround words,
ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
- Elie Wiesel

A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian,
becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which
the world goes on to improvement.
- Justin Winsor

My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that
seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as
it is intellectually suspect.
- Ellen Willis

One of the reasons why so few of us ever act,
instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
- Henry Miller

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the
ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
- Daniel Goleman

Impulses are hard to come by these days.
- Jack Levine

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The art of living consists in knowing which impulses
to obey and which must be made to obey.
- Sydney J. Harris

Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses,
which if given occasional release would encourage the
living of life with salt in it,
in place of dust.
- Henry S. Haskins

The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.
- Van Wyck Brooks

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

Dark impulses certainly exist in me and,
I think, in most people.
- Stephen Hopkins

I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded
by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment.
- Gustav Mahler

I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.
I must rather response to principles I know to be right,
whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
- Jim Elliot

The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does
psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
- Walter Benjamin

There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane,
and the other eccentric.
They alternate at regular intervals.
- Franz Schubert

There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person.
There are only homo- or heterosexual acts.
Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices.
- Gore Vidal

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease.
The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors,
and so you learned to disguise your impulses,
as many women have done.
And that's definitely changed.
- Judy Chicago

The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all.
He simply can't control his impulses.
He then convinces himself of a new truth and,
eager for your approval, reports the version that he
knows will make you happy.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the
evil impulses of one's dreams.
In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the
content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits,
it is part of my own being.
- Sigmund Freud

Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters
who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses.
That is, they believe that for years and years and years,
the people with wealth and power or government power
have done well and ordinary people have not.
That's true.
- William J. Clinton

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed
harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors.
Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the
ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
- Marshall McLuhan

If priests were allowed to marry, if this would be an optional thing,
and if he could have wife and children,
he would certainly have less temptation to satisfy
certain sexual impulses with minors.
- Hans Kung

The existing principle of selfish interest and competition
has been carried to its extreme point;
and,
in its progress, has isolated the heart of man,
blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities,
and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.
- Francis Wright

When you become successful on the level that Fleetwood Mac did,
it gives you financial freedom, which should allow
you to follow your impulses.
But oddly enough, they become much harder to follow.
- Lindsey Buckingham

So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write
something that does not express the film as the director wishes.
It's still their ball game.
It's their show.
I think any successful composer learns how to dance
around the director's impulses.
- Danny Elfman

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains,
water, trees and flowers.
One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body,
of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
- Egon Schiele

When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion
are integrated with the medium of expression,
every interview of the soul may become art.
This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
- Hans Hofmann

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom
understand that the impulse to blame
something or someone is foolishness,
that there is nothing to be gained in blaming,
whether it be others or oneself.
- Epictetus

It is well to be alone.
It fertilizes the creative impulse.
- Max Nordau

The civilizing process has increased the distance between
behavior and the impulse life of the animal body.
- Shoshana Zuboff

The narrative impulse is always with us;
we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it.
- Robert Coover

Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst

Having started out in theatre, I feel an impulse to do it as much as I can.
- Cillian Murphy

If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene,
if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or
taking something in a weird direction,
try it.
- Rachel Dratch

Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea
of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition,
and it's fun to be able to deliver it.
- Richard Branson

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky,
the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse.
We are drawn back to where we came from.
- Eric Hoffer

A true history of human events would show that a far
larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden
impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
- Peter Cooper

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
- William Wordsworth

A first impulse was never a crime.
- Pierre Corneille

Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing.
It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense
of what can and cannot be done.
- James Fenton

Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band
coming up the street and not to have the impulse to
rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk.
- Robert Benchley

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
- George Santayana

Grant us a brief delay; impulse in everything is but a worthless servant.
- Caecilius Statius

Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is,
into the conception of what can be.
Imagination gives you the picture.
Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.
- Robert Collier

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse.
It's a bum's life.
Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
- Marlon Brando

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
- Henry Van Dyke

I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing,
and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions
than any other band leader in the country.
- John Philip Sousa

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience.
Now it surged up again and I hungered for books,
new ways of looking and seeing.
- Richard Wright

I profess accurately to describe native Africa -
Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse,
whether for good or evil, from European civilisation.
- John H. Speke

There are some who want to get married and others who don't.
I have never had an impulse to go to the altar.
I am a difficult person to lead.
- Greta Garbo

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example,
there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
- James Russell Lowell

There was always a creative impulse in me but I never felt rooted to anything.
- Fred Ward

Everyone has the impulse to be elite.
- Alfre Woodard

Since the generality of persons act from impulse,
much more than from principle, men are neither so good
nor so bad as we are apt to think them.
- Augustus Hare

Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together.
- George Eliot

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher;
but he who goes from country to country,
guided by the blind impulse of curiosity,
is a vagabond.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual.
The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
- William James

Families are great murderers of the creative impulse,
particularly husbands.
- Brenda Ueland

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
- Baltasar Gracian

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith


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