Mind quotes

  • Aristotle says that metaphor causes the mind to experience itself in the act of making a mistake.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Mistake #Mind #Causes

  • You can never know enough, never work enough, never use the infinitives and participles oddly enough, never impede the movement harshly enough, never leave the mind quickly enough,
    -- Anne Carson

    #Mind #Use #Movement

  • There are little thoughts in your head that can grow until they eat your entire mind. Just tiny little thoughts--they are like a cancer, there is no telling what triggers the spread, or who will be struck, and why some get it and others are spared.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Cancer #Mind #Littles

  • How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Fall #New Day #Mind

  • My mind is a neighborhood I try not to go into alone.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Mind #Trying #Neighborhood

  • You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Space #Intuition #Mind

  • Her purse was a weight, ballast; it tethered her to the earth as her mind floated away.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Mind #Weight #Earth

  • This is one thing they forget to mention in most child-rearing books, that at times you will just lose your mind. Period.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Children #Book #Mind

  • Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don't drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor's yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Patience #Mind #Trying

  • and you try to quiet your mind so you can hear...
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Mind #Trying #Quiet

  • I am learning slowly to bring my crazy pinball-machine mind back to this place...
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Crazy #Mind #Machines

  • Mattie sat at the table, obsessing, orbiting around herself. She was sick of her worried, hostile mind. It would have killed her long before, she felt, if it hadn't needed the transportation.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Long #Sick #Mind

  • When we agree to being part of something bigger than our own wired, fixated minds, we are saved.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Mind #Bigger #Agree

  • Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there.
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Halloween #Scary #Mind

  • The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Heart #Childhood #Mind

  • And this lesson about mortal peace of mind I never forgot. Even if a ghost is ripping a house to pieces, throwing in pans all over, pouring water of pillows, making clocks chime at all hours, mortal will accept almost any "natural explanation" offered, no matter how absurd, rather than the obvious supernatural one, for what is going on.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Water #House #Mind

  • You never know the palette of the one you kill until the mind disgorges its finest colours.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Mind #Finest #Colour

  • Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Mind #Trying #Demise

  • I am alone here in my own mind. There is no map and there is no road. It is one of a kind just as yours is.
    -- Anne Sexton

    #Mind #Maps #Kind

  • Mind led body to the edge of the precipice. They stared in desire at the naked abyss. If you love me, said mind, take that step into silence. If you love me, said body, turn and exist.
    -- Anne Stevenson

    #Silence #Mind #Desire

  • Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions.
    -- Anne Stevenson

    #Writing #Feelings #Mind

  • It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Struggle #Growth #Mind

  • Obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Love #Children #Mind

  • Becoming an entrepreneur was the furthest thing from my mind. I actually had an identity crisis when I realized I had become one.
    -- Anne Taintor

    #Entrepreneur #Mind #Identity

  • Art comes into the highest part of the mind, with which we can know the presence of God.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Art #Mind #Presence Of God

  • I try very hard not to take work home, but it can be tricky. Sometimes it feels as if you are wearing your costume underneath your own clothes! I suppose things are always ticking away in the back of your mind.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Home #Clothes #Mind

  • Then he felt remorseful, which was so unlike him and endearing that I almost changed my mind and said yes. But then I imagined a lifetime of having to cry to get him to be kind, and I went back to no again.
    -- Annie Barrows

    #Mind #Be Kind #Cry

  • It suddenly struck me that Dawsey is a lonesome person. I think it may be that he has always been lonely, but he didn't mind before, and now he minds.
    -- Annie Barrows

    #Lonely #Thinking #Mind

  • Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power? What do we ever know that is higher than that power which, from time to time, seizes our lives, and reveals us startlingly to ourselves as creatures set down here bewildered?
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Reading #Inspire #Mind

  • The mind wants the world to return its love, or its awareness; the mind wants to know all the world, and all eternity, and God.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Mind #World #Want

  • Mind severed from body, culture from planet- to lose our ground is to lose our home.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Home #Mind #Culture

  • The next time you pick up a camera think of it not as an inflexible and automated robot, but as a flexible instrument which you must understand to properly use. An electronic and optical miracle creates nothing on its own! Whatever beauty and excitement it can represent exist in your mind and spirit to begin with.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Thinking #Miracle #Mind

  • God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely.
    -- Anselm of Canterbury

    #Prayer #Giving #Mind

  • I have written the little work that follows . . . in the role of one who strives to raise his mind to the contemplation of God and one who seeks to understand what he believes.
    -- Anselm of Canterbury

    #Believe #Mind #Roles

  • In London November isn't a month, it's a state of mind.
    -- Antal Szerb

    #Mind #London #Months

  • You are putting on paper, in print, what you sense and feel in your mind.
    -- Anthony Barboza

    #Creativity #Mind #Paper

  • There is no Final Resting Place of the Mind.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Mind #Finals

  • If I were trapped in one city and had to eat one nation's cuisine for the rest of my life, I would not mind eating Japanese. I adore Japanese food. I love it.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Cities #Mind #Cuisine

  • Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom...is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. -Anthony Bourdain
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Mind #Enlightenment #Finals

  • It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that's enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Mean #Mind #Enlightenment

  • Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Moving #Mind #Couches

  • The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Mind #Afternoon #Awareness

  • For intellectuals, everyone's mind is closed but their own.
    -- Anthony Daniels


  • It is easy to be lenient at other people's expense, and call it generosity of mind.
    -- Anthony Daniels

    #People #Generosity #Mind

  • Problems only exist in the human mind.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Learning #Knowledge #Mind

  • Problems exist only in the human mind.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Mind #Problem #Humans

  • The present moment is never intolerable. What's intolerable is what's going to happen in the next four hours. To have your body here at 8 pm and your mind at 10:30 pm, that's what causes us suffering.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Pms #Mind #Suffering

  • Some of the greatest minds on earth also have a great capacity to remember. Many would prefer to forget their memories of mankind.
    -- Anthony Douglas

    #Memories #Compassion #Mind

  • We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Life #Thinking #Mind

  • I don't mind being a commodity. It's given me a good life.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Good Life #Mind #Commodity

  • I'm interested in the dream and subconscious mind, the peculiar dream-like quality of our lives, sometime nightmare quality of our lives.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Dream #Mind #Quality

  • I want people to just be paying attention even if they're not necessarily laughing at something, or if it takes them a while to get something, I don't mind that. If half the crowd gets the joke and the other half is sitting there scratching their heads, that's just as good for me if I like the joke, because I feel like it just brings people in more.
    -- Anthony Jeselnik

    #Laughing #People #Mind

  • I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Art #Thinking #Mind

  • Once I opened my mind to the concept of a greater power, I never struggled with it. Everywhere I went, I felt and saw the existence of a creative intelligence in this universe, of a loving power larger than myself in nature, in people, everywhere.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #People #Creative #Mind

  • A place of solitude offers a retreat from the opposing forces and diverse demands of living, an entry into a state of peace and unity. Mind and body can retire from confusion and conflict to a sanctuary of clarity and harmony
    -- Anthony Lawlor

    #Confusion #Solitude #Mind

  • We are all pilgrims on an elusive and endless road... Despite our attempts to build lives on stone foundations, our spirits continuously flow. Endless streams of consciousness ripple through our minds.
    -- Anthony Lawlor

    #Journey #Mind #Flow

  • You can do anything you put your mind to. I don't care what situation you're in.
    -- Anthony Pettis

    #Mma #Mind #Care

  • The same thought... crosses my mind whenever someone tells me there's something I can't do: Try Stopping Me.
    -- Anthony Robles

    #Mma #Mind #Trying

  • Science is telling us that we can do phenomenal things if we put our minds and our resources to it.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Mind #Resources #Phenomenal

  • So-called "inspiration" is no more than an extreme example of a process which constantly goes on in the minds of all of us.
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Inspiration #Writing #Mind

  • I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Freedom #Mind

  • The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time. Get into a fist fight, put your mind on the strategy of the fight, and you will not feel the other fellow's punches.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Fighting #Advice #Mind

  • The important thing is to strive toward a goal which is not immediately visible. That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Inspirational #Goal #Mind

  • Mind is the partial side of men; the heart is everything.
    -- Antoine Rivarol

    #Heart #Men #Mind

  • Mr. Darwin ... has failed to hold definitely before his mind the principle that the difference of sex, whatever it may consist in, must itself be subject to natural selection and to evolution.
    -- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

    #Sex #Differences #Mind

  • Be sure not to discuss your hero's state of mind. Make it clear from his actions.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Hero #Mind #Action

  • Since being involved in 'Strictly Come Dancing,' my life has changed completely. I can't walk down the street without women throwing themselves at me, I usually wouldn't mind, but they are of a certain age. Hopefully, after this series, they will bring their daughters!
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Mother Daughter #Dancing #Mind

  • Inflexibility is the worst human failing. You can learn to check impetuosity, overcome fear with confidence and laziness with discipline. But for rigidity of mind, there is no antidote. It carries the seeds of its own destruction.
    -- Anton Myrer

    #Discipline #Mind #Overcoming

  • I'm influenced by the music of the '60s. It's a mishmash of everything. To me, psychedelic can be all the way to a DJ. House music can be very psychedelic. Flying Lotus is very psychedelic. Even though it's urban and technological, it's also mind-expanding, anything-can-go mishmash.
    -- Anton Newcombe

    #House #Flying #Mind

  • I don't really like watching my work. I don't mind watching it when I was a little kid because I forgive myself a lot, since I was a little kid.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #Kids #Forgiving #Mind

  • I prefer when movies target my heart instead of my mind.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #Heart #Mind #Target

  • I often told the fanatics of realism that there is no such thing as realism in art: it only exists in the mind of the observer. Art is a symbol, a thing conjuring up reality in our mental image. That is why I don't see any contradiction between abstract and figurative art either.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Art #Reality #Mind

  • Leave the caves of being. Come. The mind breathes outside the mind. The time has come to abandon your lodgings. Surrender to the Universal Thought. The Marvelous is at the root of the mind.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Roots #Mind #Caves

  • In our present state of degeneration it is through the skin that metaphysics must be made to re-enter our minds.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Mind #Skins #States

  • I do not like detached creation. Neither can I conceive of the mind as detached from itself. Each of my works, each diagram of myself, each glacial flowering of my inmost soul dribbles over me.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Soul #Mind #Creation

  • It is a painful thing to say to oneself: by choosing one road I am turning my back on a thousand others. Everything is interesting; everything might be useful; everything attracts and charms a noble mind; but death is before us; mind and matter make their demands; willy-nilly we must submit and rest content as to things that time and wisdom deny us, with a glance of sympathy which is another act of our homage to the truth.
    -- Antonin Sertillanges

    #Interesting #Choices #Mind

  • Everything changes as you get older - your mind, your body, the way you view the world.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Views #Mind #World

  • I think the problems with being older come when your body cannot do what your mind wants. Then, Houston, we have a problem.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Thinking #Mind #Houston

  • A conscious mind is a mind with a self in it.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Self #Brain #Mind

  • There is no such thing as a disembodied mind. The mind is implanted in the brain, and the brain is implanted in the body.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Brain #Mind #Body

  • We do not merely perceive objects and hold thoughts in our minds: all our perceptions and thought processes are felt. All have a distinctive component that announces an unequivocal link between images and the existence of life in our organism.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Perception #Mind #Links

  • A mind is so closely shaped by the body and destined to serve it that only one mind could possibly arise in it. No body, never mind.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Mind #Body #Arise

  • More may have been learned about the brain and the mind in the 1990s - the so-called decade of the brain - than during the entire previous history of psychology and neuroscience.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Psychology #Brain #Mind

  • We are not passive exhibitors of visual or auditory or tactile images. We have selves. We have a Me that is automatically present in our minds right now.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Self #Brain #Mind

  • Man is above all else mind, consciousness -- that is, he is a product of history, not of nature.
    -- Antonio Gramsci

    #Men #Mind #Consciousness

  • I now believe that the universe was brought into existence by an infinite Intelligence. I believe that this universe's intricate laws manifest what scientists have called the Mind of God. I believe that life and reproduction originate in a divine Source. Why do I believe this, given that I expounded and defended atheism for more than a half century? The short answer is this: this is the world picture, as I see it, that has emerged from modern science.
    -- Antony Flew

    #Believe #Law #Mind

  • So multiverse or not, we still have to come to terms with the origin of the laws of nature. And the only viable explanation here is the divine Mind.
    -- Antony Flew

    #Law #Mind #Divine

  • I'm afraid the workings of J.J. Abrams' mind falls outside the predictive capacity of any coherent theory.
    -- Antony Garrett Lisi

    #Fall #Mind #Capacity

  • Fiction ought to announce the problems, dramatize the problems, display them. Yet offer no set answer. An answer would solve the mystery. Writing fiction, for me, is about putting on paper my obsessive interest in something mysterious. I may figure out the source of the mystery, the things that brought some action or image to my mind, but to make an equation of it would ruin the story.
    -- Antonya Nelson

    #Writing #Mind #Fiction

  • One can change the small minds, but it is tad difficult to do it with the small heart whose soul is in small mind only.
    -- Anuj

    #Heart #Soul #Mind

  • A noble heart is a window to find an open mind.
    -- Anuj

    #Heart #Mind #Noble

  • If a person finds the negative people in his network, then he needs to mind or mend his own nature than others for his basic grounding decides only the level of acidic or toxic surrounding for him.
    -- Anuj

    #People #Mind #Toxic

  • The power of HEART is much stronger than the power of MIND to empower our life.
    -- Anuj

    #Heart #Empowering #Mind

  • One must go for a film with an open mind; a film best impacts you when your mind is a blank page to the film.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Impact #Mind #Pages

  • Every film has an origin. It is made under certain circumstances, and that is a very important point that should be kept in mind during a review.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Mind #Important #Film

  • A poet is a painter in his way, he draws to the life, but in another kind; we draw the nobler part, the soul and the mind; the pictures of the pen shall outlast those of the pencil, and even worlds themselves.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Soul #Mind #World

  • My dad's great. He's my biggest supporter. He's always told me that whatever I choose to do, I can do it. I just gotta put my mind to it.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Dad #Mind #My Dad

  • The perversion of the mind is only possible when those who should be heard in its defence are silent.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Mind #Silent #Should

  • Think only about what is holy. Empty your mind.
    -- Archie Fire Lame Deer

    #Thinking #Mind #Empty

  • Never let shyness conquer your mind.
    -- Arfa Karim

    #Mind #Conquer #Shyness