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Sensation Quotes

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Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader -
not the fact that it is raining,
but the feeling of being rained upon.
- E. L. Doctorow

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

It's a weird sensation to be mad and learning at the same time.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone
in order to make an abstract form and space;
quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
- Barbara Hepworth

 

To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
- John Ruskin

Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.
- Emile M. Cioran

When they are performing in front of the public,
they ought to have a sensation that's relatively easy,
if the technical and the interpretive work was done before.
- James Levine

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I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.
- Gavin DeGraw

But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection
as if they were another class of objects of contemplation
beside ideas of sensation.
- Samuel Alexander

Things they don't understand always cause a sensation among the English.
- Alfred de Musset

The appeal all too often is to the gallery,
hungry for sensation.
- Otto Hermann Kahn

Acting is a total physical, emotional sensation.
- Armand Assante

Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced
meaning in a memorable form -
or else it is not art.
- Jacques Barzun

Back then, I could be as obnoxious as I liked and people
would still come back for more,
they had to, I was Benjamin Cohen, the Dot Com sensation.
- Benjamin Cohen

On this thin, scarcely real and yet so perceptible
sensation the whole world hung as on a faintly trembling axis,
and this in turn rested on the two people in the room.
- Robert Musil

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over
and showing it principally in one place.
- Josh Billings

It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last.
It's a strange sensation, not normal for me.
I can't remember scoring three goals,
even when I was a kid.
- Zinedine Zidane

Being an old maid is like death by drowning,
a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
- Edna Ferber

With Google I'm starting to burn out on knowing the answer to everything.
People in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for
the sensation of feeling clueless.
- Doug Coupland

When we fall asleep, we withdraw our awareness from
its hypnotic fascination with physical sensation,
thereby enabling us to listen with our now awakening sixth sense.
- Henry Reed

I was an overnight sensation.
- Elvis Presley

For a sensation to be felt as pain is for it to be pain.
- Saul Kripke

If I could rap, that would be a sensation,
but I can't, you see, I'm just a Caucasian.
- Ryan Stiles

Words to me were magic.
You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds
of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever.
It was amazing to me that words had this power.
- Amy Tan

That fat speed that I love, that sensation,
that's what I want.
- Picabo Street

I try to live the moment and not obey laws,
rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation,
a feeling, or an emotion.
You can't program emotion.
- Anne Parillaud

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist,
even in pain.
- Lord Byron

The danger sensation is exciting.
The challenge is to find new dangers.
- Ayrton Senna

In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.
- Mary Lou Retton

I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension
until it released a perceptual experience.
- Bridget Riley

Chasing the sensation.
Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever.
Those things had become my main focus in life.
- Rick Allen

At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea
is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.
- Natalie Wood

The method of magnitude estimation provided a direct measure of sensation.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

I'm not a success, I'm a sensation.
- Van Cliburn

It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me,
and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious.
- Esther Williams

After I read all the medical journals and watched all the documentaries,
I still didn't understand the physical sensation of
ticking and where it comes from and what it feels like.
- Robin Tunney

The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex
movement is so simple as to defy analysis.
- Samuel Alexander

Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main
types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity -
the lust of knowledge,
the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.
- Irving Babbitt

The essential attribute of a new sense is,
not the perception of external objects or influences
which ordinarily do not act upon the senses,
but that external causes should excite in it a new
and peculiar kind of sensation different from all the
sensations of our five senses.
- Johannes P. Muller

In Aristotle the mind, regarded as the principle of life,
divides into nutrition, sensation, and faculty of thought,
corresponding to the inner most important stages in
the succession of vital phenomena.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Every fact is related on one side to sensation,
and, on the other, to morals.
The game of thought is, on the appearance
of one of these two sides,
to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception
and the sensation of Time.
And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare:
pleasure and work.
Pleasure consumes us.
Work strengthens us.
Let us choose.
- Charles Baudelaire

If the composer withholds more than we anticipate,
we experience a delicious falling sensation;
we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the
musical ladder and thrust into the void.
- Levi Strauss

Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to
feel the emergence of a domain,
and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced
as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.
- William Irwin Thompson

There is no more lively sensation than that of pain;
its impressions are certain and dependable,
they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women
perpetually feign and almost never experience.
- Marquis de Sade

Now the relation which, in the sphere of nature,
being and semblance or sensation bear to one another in this antithesis,
is the same as that which in ethics exists between
good and pleasure or feeling.
- Friedrich Schleiermacher

Often there are players who have only football as a
way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests.
And when they no longer play football,
they no longer do anything; they no longer exist,
or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.
- Eric Cantona

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness,
this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others,
of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that
looks on in amused contempt and pity.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Sensation is not the conduction of a quality or state
of external bodies to consciousness,
but the conduction of a quality or state of our nerves to consciousness,
excited by an external cause.
- Johannes P. Muller

To enter by reason means to realize the essence through
instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature,
which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.
- Bodhidharma

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying.
They are all different and they fly in different ways
but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
- Ernest Hemingway

Though the artist must remain master of his craft,
the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness,
should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.
- Alfred Sisley

I am 100 percent supportive of the stand-alone bill to repeal 'don't ask,
don't tell' that Sens.
Lieberman and Collins have now proposed,
and indeed I will co-sponsor that legislation.
It is time for this discriminatory policy to end,
and I am willing to pursue any effective legislative
path that could lead to that result.
- Carl Levin

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

Bodies do not produce sensations, but complexes of
elements (complexes of sensations) make up bodies.
- Ernst Mach

The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings,
considered as psychical elements, is,
naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.
- Wilhelm Wundt

I have tried to present my sensations in what is the
most congenial and impressive form possible to me.
- Edward Hopper

God is acting on your soul all the time,
whether you have spiritual sensations or not.
- Evelyn Underhill

The painter must give a completely free rein to any
feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing
to which he is naturally drawn.
- Lucian Freud

For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject,
but to realize sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

Psychology is still trying to explain the perception
of the position of an object in space,
along with its shape, size, and so on,
and to understand the sensations of color.
- James J. Gibson

Painting from nature is not copying the object;
it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the
pleasantest sensations in the world.
- Freya Stark

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.
- Ernst Mach

I began to understand my sensations,
to know what I wanted,
at around the age of forty - but only vaguely.
- Camille Pissarro

Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness.
- Remy de Gourmont

Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations
and place them in relation to one another,
we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.
- Ruth Hubbard

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper
hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
- Anton Chekhov

I've wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations -
the atmospheric pressure,
you might say - of what it is to be seriously a long-term
prisoner in an American prison.
- Jack Henry Abbott

Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train,
and I can't exactly describe the sensations,
but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.
- Edward Hopper


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