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Instinctive Quotes

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Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Motivational

We all have an instinctive fear of the unseen.
Make a conscious effort to discover
and embrace the unfamiliar -
to view the unknown not as a lurking monster,
but as a glorious adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is a destructive emotion
that becomes instinctive over the years.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We humans feel an instinctive need to know
what is coming next - what we can count upon.
We fear change - even the most positive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Business, more than any other occupation,
is a continual dealing with the future;
it is a continual calculation,
an instinctive exercise in foresight.
- Henry R. Luce

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
- Coco Chanel

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Snakes are just very instinctive to me.
I've been playing with snakes since before I could walk.
It doesn't matter where or what it is,
from the biggest to the most venomous.
- Steve Irwin

Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me,
given to me as a gift from God.
- Willie Stargell

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization,
in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in
the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker

I'm not an instinctive actor.
- John Thaw

An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
- Alan Bates

Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who
hate one another with an instinctive hatred,
and when they meet upon the same road,
one of them has to give place.
- Charles Baudelaire

In every man there is an instinctive and passionate
reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.
- Arthur Keith

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew,
with an instinctive mammalian certainty,
that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
- William Gibson

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I'd thought sexuality was instinctive or natural,
but it's profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems
to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
- George Orwell

Animals of all classes, old and young,
shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them.
- William Henry Hudson

I really like to experiment.
That's the only way I can work.
It's instinctive.
- F. Murray Abraham

Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly:
he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
- Edward Hall

I'm pretty instinctive.
I'm a quick learner.
- Shannon Elizabeth

Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized,
there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons,
and a strong desire to get rid of them.
- Joseph Rotblat

As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts,
which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.
- Kim Novak

Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute,
but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening.
- Ann Coulter

I think there's a natural system in your own head about
how much violence the scene warrants.
It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
- Guy Ritchie

The Labour Party is and always has been an instinctive part of my life.
- Roy Jenkins

Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth,
sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
- Ernest Renan

None speak of the bravery, the might,
or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always
imagined as a being of acute intellect,
political cunning, and the fiercest courage.
These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
- Lydia M. Child

There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks,
who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all.
All I can say is they're not very fussy about what they eat.
For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game.
- Delia Smith

I think one of the important evolutions is that we
no longer feel compulsively the need to argue,
or to justify things on a kind of rational level.
We are much more willing to admit that certain things
are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
- Rem Koolhaas

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive
urge for expansion and growth.
To me, the function and duty of a quality human being
is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
- Bruce Lee

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike.
She said little, especially when my father or the men
who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive
and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
- Agnes Smedley

So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy
of art I'm going counter to my own development.
It's more an instinctive reaction, meant to protect
the private aspect of the work,
the part I am most interested in and which nowadays
is at risk in our culture.
- Thom Mayne

I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have
little or no school training should have something
coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple,
helpful way...
so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things
that concerned our people.
- Ida B. Wells

I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx,
and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive
inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Well, I don't know what Ron has in mind,
but I do know about the arc of the show.
Looking at how intuitive and instinctive Eddie and I play,
that is the sort of thing that leads into sexual chemistry.
I wouldn't be surprised if it emerged.
- Mary McDonnell

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
- Denis Leary

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
- Max Eastman

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

I think comedy is more my instinct and more what I'm geared towards.
- Austin Peck

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
- Ovid

It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen,
rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things.
- Paul Begala

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit,
no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers
that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
- Germaine Greer

There is no instinct like that of the heart.
- Lord Byron

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

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.
- Julie Delpy

My mum says, 'Go with your first instinct,'
but this can lead to impulse buying!
- Lindsay Lohan

Making movies is all about instinct.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and
the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most
important contributions education can make.
- Paul Berg

Reason is the servant of instinct.
- Clarence Day

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously.
I was driving it by a kind of instinct,
only I was in a different dimension.
- Ayrton Senna

It's a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.
- Stone Gossard

I had this instinct and I just knew it.
It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it,
we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here.
- Deborah Cox

Yet otters have not been hunters in water long enough
for the habit to become an instinct.
- Henry Williamson

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
- Josh Billings


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