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Sensations Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

European films were what it was about for me -
the sensations I needed,
the depth, the storytelling, the characters,
the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films.
- Charlotte Rampling

How individuals of the same species surpass each other
in these sensations and in other bodily faculties is universally known,
but there is a limit to them, and their power cannot
extend to every distance or to every degree.
- Maimonides

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

Art need no longer be an account of past sensations.
It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations.
It is a question of producing ourselves,
not things that enslave us.
- Angela Carter

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

There is no finer sensations in life that which comes
with victory over one's self.
Go forward to a goal of inward achievement,
brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.
- Vash Young

There is something very basic to the sense of listening.
The sense of hearing is the only one that operates totally from vibrations,
without other physical or chemical reactions to receive the sensations.
- Henry Reed

I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets
off even the desire to paint? It might be things,
thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing
to do directly with painting itself.
They can come from anything and anywhere.
- Philip Guston

It was a great thing to be a human being.
It was something tremendous.
Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing
in me like bees in a hive.
Gentlemen, it was a great thing.
- Karel Capek

The task of physiological psychology remains the same
in the analysis of ideas that it was in the investigation of sensations:
to act as mediator between the neighbouring sciences
of physiology and psychology.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations,
our imaginations of our judgment.
We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences,
and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule,
and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it.
- Francis Wright

Mental states of every kind, - sensations,
feelings, ideas, - which were at one time present in
consciousness and then have disappeared from it,
have not with their disappearance absolutely ceased to exist.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest.
It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway.
Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think
in terms of emotions and sensations.
- Raymond Chandler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was an overnight sensation.
- Elvis Presley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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