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Instinct is untaught ability.
- Alexander Bain

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see,
but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born.
I was very lucky then.
- Steve Irwin

Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct,
not necessarily a killer instinct.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

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

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

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

In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century,
I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct
that one follows in the art of fiction.
- Mary A. Ward

Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us.
Some of us are better at it than others,
but we all do it.
- Laurence Olivier

Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
- Bill Blass

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

Feminism is a political mistake.
Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect,
a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
- Valentine de Saint-Point

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

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
- Muhammed Iqbal

The most important thing is to follow your instinct
and get involved with some friends who have similar
tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do.
- Mick Taylor

He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
- Hector Hugh Munro

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience,
the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience,
what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft,
light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup,
which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
- Dylan Moran

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

Instinct is the nose of the mind.
- Delphine de Girardin

I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct,
rescued me most of my life.
- Armistead Maupin

Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct,
even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.
- Anne Archer

Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments;
intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and
using unorganized instruments.
- Henri Bergson

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

To be womanly is one thing, and one only;
it is to be sensitive to man,
to be highly endowed with the sex instinct;
to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
- Jane Harrison

Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive.
- Bette Howland

Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches
of a tree so that it will grow better.
- Henri Matisse

A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching
in just enough background to ground the specific story.
- Lynn Abbey

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct,
not to law.
Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
- Albert Camus

Making movies is all about instinct.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial
instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm

I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
- Peter Straub

If an animal does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing for the same reason,
we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.
- Dorothy Thompson

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

If a cat does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing,
for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively
approaching a multicentric world,
which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left,
unpleasant questions.
- Slavoj Zizek

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from
following your deepest instinct,
your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

The ugly is very appealing to man.
It's instinct.
One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it.
There's a devilish fascination in it.
We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien

I live on my gut instinct.
- Melanie Brown

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way,
Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads,
Are rarely known to stray.
- William Cowper

All men have an instinct for conflict:
at least,
all healthy men.
- Hilaire Belloc

The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures
is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
- Theda Bara

I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have
that instinct as much as knowing what to do,
what shots to hit, where to place the ball,
things like that.
- Jennifer Capriati

I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
- Barbra Streisand

Art and works of art do not make an artist;
sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

I usually go with the first instinct,
and then build upon that.
- John Otto

A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
- Ezra Pound

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
- John Sterling


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