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Senses Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Senses

Please enjoy these Senses Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Love is of all passions the strongest,
for it attacks simultaneously the head,
the heart and the senses.
- Lao Tzu

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Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

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

I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.
- John Burroughs

 

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Love is the poetry of the senses.
- Honore de Balzac

How good is man's life, the mere living!
How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!
- Robert Browning

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We live on the leash of our senses.
- Diane Ackerman

When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning,
it satisfies the senses amazingly.
- Virginia Woolf

In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
- Galileo Galilei

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses,
and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who
desires to rise to the divine platform.
- Chanakya

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept
at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Every gesture is a gesture from the blood,
every expression a symbolic utterance...
Everything is of the blood, of the senses.
- Henry Williamson

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than
the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
- Francis Bacon

If we look at the realm of knowledge,
how exceedingly small and limited is that part acquired through our own senses;
how wide is that we gain from other sources.
- Matthew Simpson

Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul;
for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses,
the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
- William Blake

I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than
educate a person's senses.
- Grace Paley

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment,
endowed with senses, memories, emotions,
thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
- Alex Grey

We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,'
but by giving them the power and the means for this
observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
- Maria Montessori

The eye is the most refined of our senses,
the one which communicates most directly with our mind,
our consciousness.
- Robert Delaunay

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the
senses in order to obtain the unknown.
- Jim Morrison

Men, it has been well said, think in herds;
it will be seen that they go mad in herds,
while they only recover their senses slowly,
and one by one.
- Charles Mackay

Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real,
that the five aggregates are fictions,
that no such things can be located anywhere in the body,
understands the language of Buddhas.
- Bodhidharma

Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously
has not been found in the senses.
- Michael Servetus

In 1792, my Sister told me, I was growing out of my senses.
- Joanna Southcott

Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not,
but not the contrary of what they see;
it is above,
not against them.
- Blaise Pascal

When you start using senses you've neglected,
your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.
- Barbara Sher

A counted number of pulses only is given to us of a variegated,
dramatic life.
How may we see in them all that is to to be seen in
them by the finest senses?
- Walter Pater

For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life,
distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.
- Margaret Cavendish

Live with all of your senses.
- Sue Townsend

Terrible is the fight put up by the senses.
Fight bravely!
Conquer them you must.
- Swami Sivananda

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart,
the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance,
Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
- Virginia Woolf

The fact that maybe I had some success playing G'Kar
doesn't guarantee me three years later that I can still do it,
so I have to keep my senses alive and still be working on it.
- Andreas Katsulas

I believe every chess player senses beauty,
when he succeeds in creating situations,
which contradict the expectations and the rules,
and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
- Vladimir Kramnik

Once conform, once do what others do because they do it,
and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
- Michel de Montaigne

All our knowledge begins with the senses,
proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason.
There is nothing higher than reason.
- Immanuel Kant

I try to use all of my senses when describing a setting,
and try to think of everything that would impact a
character in any given scene.
- Mercedes Lackey

These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression.
We are constantly confronted with global images of unending,
escalating war and violence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

My fam is just a regular family.
But all of them have great senses of humor.
- Dane Cook

There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with
a strength that is incomparable,
for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions,
unique in itself.
- Doris Humphrey

The senses deceive from time to time,
and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
- Rene Descartes

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the
colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses,
and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
- Carson McCullers

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses
and emotions of the artist's world.
- Hans Hofmann

Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in
the keeping of their wits.
- Hervey Allen

When music fails to agree to the ear,
to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses,
then it has missed the point.
- Maria Callas

If my senses don't feel right then I don't do it.
- Melanie Brown

The heart may think it knows better:
the senses know that absence blots people out.
We really have no absent friends.
- Elizabeth Bowen

We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory.
Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding
objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
- Denis Diderot

It's very easy to say that something is a shadow of itself,
and it may be true in some senses.
- Sydney Schanberg

He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health,
has his senses and his judgments sound.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in
words that equal what is given by the senses.
- Hannah Arendt

My security comes from my senses, my sensing the direction
I should go and suddenly I felt out of tune,
out of step with what other people wanted or what other people expected of me.
- Kim Novak

When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience.
We feel that our senses are awake and clear.
We are alive.
- Jasper Johns

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses,
and from desires that make us their puppets,
and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
- Marcus Aurelius

Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas,
but not in Art.
In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive
to the medium of expression.
- Arthur Erickson

These rare senses and powers of reasoning were given to be used freely,
but not audaciously, to discover, not to pervert the truth.
- William John Wills

If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it
may pass away and your senses grow dim.
- Matthew Simpson

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
- Helen Keller

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment,
must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
- Claude Debussy

But the newest research is showing that many properties
of the brain are genetically organized,
and don't depend on information coming in from the senses.
- Steven Pinker

All of science to me, everything that we have learned,
is important to the extent that it brings us to our senses.
- Ann Druyan

We also maintain - again with perfect truth -
that mystery is more than half of beauty,
the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
- Richard Le Gallienne

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
- Louis Aragon

Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with
the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered
walls to the great landscape.
- Mervyn Peake

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them -
the senses,
intelligent companions, and books.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We know that our senses are subject to decay,
that from our middle years they are decaying all the time;
but happily it is as if we didn't know and didn't believe.
- William Henry Hudson

Observe, record, tabulate, communicate.
Use your five senses.
Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel,
learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.
- William Osler

He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates,
not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
- Washington Irving


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