Mind quotes

  • We might be wise to follow the insight of the enraptured heart rather than the more cautious reasoning of the theological mind.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Wise #Heart #Mind

  • I didn’t mind the quiet stretches. It was like we were trying out the idea of being side by side.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Ideas #Mind #Trying

  • When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Heart #Weather #Mind

  • Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still. This is the happiness of the Buddha.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Animal #Mind #Trying

  • Know and watch your heart. It's pure but emotions come to colour it. So let your mind be like a tightly woven net to catch emotions and feelings that come, and investigate them before you react.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Heart #Feelings #Mind

  • We have limited time in our life, therefore we should try to teach ourselves, not to teach others. We should conquer ourselves, rather than conquer others. Whether coming or going, standing, sitting or lying down, our mind should be focused in this way. If we practise like this and develop mindfulness continuously, wisdom arises quickly and this is a fast way of practice.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Lying #Practice #Mind

  • Do everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect praise or reward.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Letting Go #Generosity #Mind

  • Just know what is happening in your mind - not happy or sad about it, not attached. If you suffer see it, know it, and be empty. It's like a letter - you have to open it before you can know what's in it.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Mind #Suffering #Letters

  • If your mind is happy then you are happy anywhere you go. When wisdom awakens within you, you will see Truth wherever you look. Truth is all there is. It's like when you learned how to read, you can then read anywhere you go.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Meditation #Mind #Looks

  • Happiness and suffering do not depend on being poor or rich, they depend on having the right or wrong understanding in our mind.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Understanding #Mind #Suffering

  • Look at your own mind. The one who carries things thinks he's got things, but the one who looks on sees only the heaviness. Throw away things, lose them, and find lightness.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Thinking #Mind #Looks

  • The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Achievement #Peaceful #Mind

  • The mind of one who practises doesn't run away anywhere, it stays right there. Good, evil, happiness and unhappiness, right and wrong arise, and he knows them all. The meditator simply knows them, they don't enter his mind. That is, he has no clinging. He is simply the experiencer.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Running #Evil #Mind

  • A woman wanted to know how to deal with anger. I asked when anger arose whose anger it was. She said it was hers. Well, if it really was her anger, then she should be able to tell it to go away, shouldnt she? But it really isn't hers to command. Holding on to anger as a personal possession will cause suffering. If anger really belonged to us, it would have to obey us. If it doesn't obey us, that means it's only a deception. Don't fall for it. Whenever the mind is happy or sad, don't fall for it. Its all a deception.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Fall #Mean #Mind

  • The Dhamma has to sink deeply into the mind so that whatever we do, the mind has always goodness within it. All the ways of making merit are aiming at this. Goodness lies in the right view that is established in the mind. Then we don't have to celebrate it or let anybody know about it, simply let the mind have firm confidence in the goodness and keep going like this.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Lying #Views #Mind

  • The mind is intrinsically tranquil. Out of this tranquility, anxiety and confusion are born. If one sees and knows this confusion, then the mind is tranquil once more.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Confusion #Anxiety #Mind

  • Meditation is like a single log of wood. Insight and investigation are one end of the log; calm and concentration are the other end. If you lift up the whole log, both sides come up at once. Which is concentration and which is insight? Just this mind.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Meditation #Mind #Woods

  • The mind of an enlightened human being is flexible and adaptable. The mind of the ignorant person is conditioned and fixed.
    -- Ajahn Sumedho

    #Ignorant #Mind #Enlightened

  • America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #America #Mind #Want

  • The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance
    -- Akhenaton

    #Distance #Joy #Mind

  • Seven years into writing a novel, I started to lose my mind. My thirty-seventh birthday had just come and gone, the end of 2008 was approaching, and I was constantly aware of how little I had managed to accomplish.
    -- Akhil Sharma

    #Writing #Years #Mind

  • I've come to realize that I perform best when I'm letting my subconscious mind hit the ball and my conscious mind is otherwise occupied.
    -- Al Geiberger

    #Golf #Mind #Balls

  • If you would bring the magic out of your mind - the magic which will transform everything - you must believe.
    -- Al Koran

    #Believe #Magic #Mind

  • Every time you think a thought it 'registers', and comes back to you according to the vibrations and wave lengths sent out from your mind.
    -- Al Koran

    #Thinking #Law Of Attraction #Mind

  • Francis Ford Coppola did this early on. You tape a movie, like a radio show, and you have the narrator read all the stage directions. And then you go back like a few days later and then you listen to the movie. And it sort of plays in your mind like a film, like a first rough cut of a movie.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Cutting #Play #Mind

  • In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid.
    -- Al Purdy

    #Kids #Mind #Desperate

  • A brand should strive to own a word in the mind of the consumer.
    -- Al Ries

    #Mind #Strive #Should

  • It's better to be first in the mind than to be first in the marketplace.
    -- Al Ries

    #Business #Mind #Firsts

  • A successful branding program is based on the concept of singularity. It creates in the mind of the prospect the perception that there is no product on the market quite like your product.
    -- Al Ries

    #Successful #Perception #Mind

  • It's the first company to build the mental position that has the upper hand, not the first company to make the product. IBM didn't invent the computer; Sperry Rand did. But IBM was the first to build the computer position in the prospect's mind.
    -- Al Ries

    #Hands #Mind #Upper Hand

  • Positioning is how you differentiate yourself in the mind of the prospect. That is, you position the product in the mind of the prospect.
    -- Al Ries

    #Mind #Position

  • The most powerful concept in marketing is owning a word in the prospects mind.
    -- Al Ries

    #Powerful #Marketing #Mind

  • The mind does most of its best thinking when we aren't there. The answers are there in the morning.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Morning #Thinking #Mind

  • We need a home in the psychological sense as much as we need one in the physical: to compensate for a vulnerability. We need a refuge to shore up our states of mind, because so much of the world is opposed to our allegiances. We need our rooms to align us to desirable versions of ourselves and to keep alive the important, evanescent sides of us.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Home #Mind #Important

  • Mental health: having enough safe places in your mind for your thoughts to settle.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Mind #Safe #Mental Health

  • The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do; the task can be as paralysing as having to tell a joke or mimic an accent on demand.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Thinking #Mind #Tasks

  • We are continuously challenged to discover new works of culture—and, in the process, we don’t allow any one of them to assume a weight in our minds.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Mind #Culture #Weight

  • Insanity is just a state of mind.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Insanity #Mind #States

  • It's the one species I wouldn't mind seeing vanish from the face of the earth. I wish they were like the White Rhinosix of them left in the Serengeti National Park, and all males.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #White #Mind #Wish

  • The poet lives as long as his lines are imprinted on the minds of his readers.
    -- Alan Bold

    #Long #Mind #Lines

  • One of the marks of a truly great mind, I had discovered, is the ability to feign stupidity on demand.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Stupidity #Mind #Demand

  • The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind.
    -- Alan Brien

    #Country #Fashion #Mind

  • It is not insult from another that causes you pain. It is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. Agree only with the truth about you, and you are free.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Pain #Mind #Causes

  • To change your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Heart #Mind #World

  • Gratitude incorporates both the heart and mind, and instantly paves the shortest road to happiness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Heart #Mind

  • I started to itch to do a play again and 'Macbeth' came to the surface in my mind. I never thought I would do it in a conventional way. A sweaty Macbeth with blood on his arms coming in fresh from the battle doesn't interest me.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Blood #Play #Mind

  • I'm quite a curious person. I don't mind being the one who doesn't know things, a role I often play in QI.
    -- Alan Davies

    #Play #Mind #Roles

  • Whatever fells your mind is what you are. So, feel loving and peaceful for no reason at all.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Peaceful #Mind

  • The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Training #Mind #Spirit

  • I invented the term 'Object-Oriented', and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Mind #Programming #Term

  • Black Americans make up 10 or 11% of the population, but they account now for something of 40 to 45% of all the abortions. This is a privileged position that I'm not sure anyone in their right mind would aspire to.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Abortion #Mind #Black

  • I don't mind being 65, but nobody is gonna tell me to come in at 5:30 to have the early bird special.
    -- Alan King

    #Bird #Mind #Special

  • I could give 48 penalties in every match if I wanted to. It is a question of sometimes choosing what is - in your own mind - of material importance and what isn't, what might be a crucial potential penalty and what might not be.
    -- Alan Lewis

    #Giving #Mind #Might

  • If you train your mind to search for the positive things about other people, you will be surprised at how many good things you can observe in them and comment upon.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #People #Mind #Good Things

  • I enjoy putting my mind into different situations rather than my body.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Mind #Different #Body

  • In the human mind, the number of possible connections that can be made between neurons greatly exceeds the number of atoms in the universe.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Numbers #Mind #Connections

  • We need, men so possessed by the Spirit of God that God can think His thoughts through our minds, that He can plan His will through our actions, that He can direct His strategy of world evangelization through His Church.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Men #Thinking #Mind

  • The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Heart #Mind #Enlightened

  • I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Mind #Actors #Serious

  • My words, thoughts and deeds have a boomerang effect. So be-careful what you send out!
    -- Alan Rufus

    #Mind #Deeds #Boomerang

  • Find out what my Individual Divine and Unique Power IS and offer it outwards in harmony with all life!
    -- Alan Rufus

    #Unique #Mind #Harmony

  • Don't be caught up in your outer world. Pay greater attention to your inner world
    -- Alan Rufus

    #Mind #Attention #World

  • I didn't mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Math #Thinking #Mind

  • I don't make enemies, it's just I'm not afraid to speak my mind, which can sometimes mean people don't like what I am saying
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Mean #People #Mind

  • Instead of trying to produce a programme to simulate the adult mind, why not rather try to produce one which simulates the child's? If this were then subjected to an appropriate course of education one would obtain the adult brain.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Children #Brain #Mind

  • We all need to go out of our minds at least once a day. When we go out of our minds we quickly come to our senses.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Mind #Needs

  • Of course, you can’t force your mind to be silent. That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flatiron. Water becomes clear and calm only when left alone.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Water #Mind #Trying

  • To go out of your mind at least once a day is tremendously important. By going out of your mind, you come to your senses.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Spiritual #Mind #Important

  • Belief…is the insistence that the truth is what one would ‘lief’ or (will or) wish to be…Faith is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown. Belief clings, but faith let’s go…faith is the essential virtue of science, and likewise of any religion that is not self-deceptio
    -- Alan Watts

    #Self #Mind #Wish

  • The Art of Being: A state of wholeness in which the mind functions freely and easily, without the sensation of a second mind or ego standing over it with a club.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Art #Ego #Mind

  • The mind's the standard of the man.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Men #Mind #He Man

  • One's life is an act with no actor, and thus it has always been recognized that the insane man that has lost his mind is a parody of the sage who has transcended his ego. If one is paranoid, the other is metanoid.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Men #Ego #Mind

  • I don't mind being single. In fact, I like it.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Being Single #Mind #Facts

  • If someone hates or loves something, then right on. I can't rob them of that. I'm not going to try and change their mind. Something's been triggered in them to react so emotionally.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Hate #Mind #Trying

  • Peace of mind for five minutes, that's what I crave.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Peace #Mind #Peace Of Mind

  • You never do a movie and not want it to work. You accept whatever it is. You have to, but nobody in their right mind would not want the movie to be getting talked about at the end of the year.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Years #Mind #Want

  • As an actor, if you're just sitting and staring and you don't know who you are in your own mind, it's vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Mind #Rays #Cameras

  • The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Feet #Mind #Suffering

  • The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Arrogance #Mind

  • The absurd is a shadow cast over everything we do and even if we try to live life as if it has meaning as if there are reasons for doing things the absurd will linger in the back of our minds as a nagging doubt that perhaps there is no point.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Doubt #Mind

  • There are places where the mind dies so that a truth which is its very denial may be born.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Truth #Mind #Denial

  • The mind's deepest desire, even in its most elaborate operations, parallels man's unconscious feeling in the face of his universe: it is an insistence upon familiarity, an appetite for clarity.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Feelings #Mind

  • You know, a man always judges himself by the balance he can strike between the needs of his body and the demands of his mind. You're judging yourself now, Mersaut, and you don't like the sentence.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Judging #Mind

  • Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Men #Mind

  • Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Mind #World #May

  • The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Knowledge #Discovery #Mind

  • To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #War #Mind #Ordinary

  • Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Mind #Encounters #Genius

  • A great thought begins by seeing something differently, with a shift of the mind's eye.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Eye #Mind

  • Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Common Sense #Mind #Prejudice

  • The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Ideas #Mind #Return

  • The intuitive mind is a sacred gift.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Mind #Sacred

  • It is only in your mind that you have to excel, at anything or everything. Of course, it would be very nice to excel at most things. Indeed, we recommend that you try and do your best. But realistically, you are entitled to do the bare minimum to get by. All your accomplishments are just a bonus, something to enjoy, not requirements. You don't have to do anything to prove that you are worthy of existing.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Nice #Accomplishment #Mind

  • I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in, I've never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I've never felt that.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Mind #Attention #Youth

  • Misery leads to crime. I saw so many boys whipped it ruined my mind.
    -- Albert Fish

    #Boys #Mind #Saws

  • An interior designer must be able to clarify his intent keeping ever in mind that decorating is not a look, it's a point of view.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Views #Design #Mind

  • It is certainly true that whatever a man may do or say, the most significant thing about him is what he thinks; and significant also is how he came to think it, why he continued to think it, or, if he did not continue, what the influences were which caused him to change his mind .
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Men #Thinking #Mind

  • Above all things the mass-mind is most bitterly resentful of superiority. It will not tolerate the thought of an elite; and under a political system of universal suffrage, the mass-mind is enabled to make its antipathies prevail.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Political #Mind #Mass

  • In my heart and mind, I know I can hit anybody. I'm always relaxed. It's hard to explain. It's like playing with my kids. It feels natural.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Heart #Kids #Mind

  • A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Congratulations #Discovery #Mind