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    instinct Quotes

    Feeling fear is a good sign that your survival instincts are intact. You need to appreciate the dangers to stay safe.
    — Zoe Bell
    I was lucky to be in a household where whatever I wanted to do was supported and my music was always such a natural part of me, and I was never told that I couldn't do it. So I've always been able to follow my heart and my instincts and what I love, that being my art. And I know that not everybody really has that chance or that environment, the same one that I did, so I kind of want to help in any way that I can.
    — Zella Day
    Who's to say what would have happened if I had trusted my instincts and moved to New York like I thought I would.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: thoughts  instinct 
    Let's play with sound, forget all knowledge and instrumental skills, and just use instinct " the same way punk did.
    — Yann Tiersen
    tags: instinct 
    With most people, not describable as artists, all the finer part of their vitality goes into sex. They become third-rate poets during their courtship. All their instincts of drama come out freshly with their wives. The artist is he in whom this emotionality normally absorbed by sex is so strong that it claims a newer and more exclusive field of deployment. Its first creation is the Artist himself, a new sort of person; the creative man.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation-until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  existence  instinct 
    Justice has nothing to do with expediency. Justice has nothing to do with any temporary standard whatever. It is rooted and grounded in the fundamental instincts of humanity.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    My family especially has always taught me to be myself and not let other people's opinions change me. To always believe my instincts and follow my heart.
    — Witney Carson
    The thing that I really like is psychology. I love the human mind. I love the choices you make based on your experiences and instincts and your development based on such experiences and so I guess that's why I love acting so much.
    — Wilmer Valderrama
    I played sports, so I understood quickly I shouldn't be eating fast food because it was slowing me down, making me feel lousy and lazy, and my instincts were not working as they should.
    — Wilmer Valderrama
    tags: food  lazy  instinct 
    A persistent and age-old instinct makes us want to wanderInto regions yet untrodAnd read what is still unreadIn the manuscripts of God.
    — Willis R. Whitney
    tags: god  read  instinct 
    Nature is so huge. I mean, you can't even look one way! Everything is huge. That was my natural instinct, to create huge art, to create huge pieces. And to me, I still could create bigger works. The opportunity doesn't come along to do anything any bigger. So I've worked as big as I've had the opportunity to work, basically.
    — Willie Herron
    Supreme egotism and utter seriousness are necessary for the greatest accomplishment, and these the Irish find hard to sustain; at some point, the instinct to see life in a comic light becomes irresistible, and ambition falls before it
    — William V. Shannon
    tags: ambition  instinct 
    But the instinct of hoarding, like all other instincts, tends to become hypertrophied and perverted; and with the institution of private property comes another institution-that of plunder and brigandage. In private life, no motive of action is at present so powerful and so persistent as acquisitiveness, which unlike most other desires, knows no satiety. The average man is rich enough when he has a little more than he has got, and not till then.
    — William Ralph Inge
    But without Adolf Hitler, who was possessed of a demonic personality, a granite will, uncanny instincts, a cold ruthlessness, a remarkable intellect, a soaring imagination and - until the end, when, drunk with power and success, he overreached himself - an amazing capacity to size up people and situations, there almost certainly would never have been a Third Reich.
    — William L. Shirer
    The more children see of violence, the more numb they are to the deadly consequences of violence. Now, video games like 'Mortal Kombat,' 'Killer Instinct,' and 'Doom,' the very game played obsessively by the two young men who ended so many lives in Littleton, make our children more active participants in simulated violence.
    — William J. Clinton
    Masonry aims at the promotion of morality and higher living by the cultivation of the social side of man, the rousing in him of the instincts of charity and love of his kind. It rests surely on the foundation of the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God.
    — William Howard Taft
    If there’'s one thing above all that sets me apart from Tony Blair, it’s this: I’m not embarrassed to articulate the instincts of the British people.
    — William Hague
    tags: people  instinct 
    The poets are wrong of course ["] But then poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth: which is why the truth they speak is so true that even those who hate poets by simple and natural instinct are exalted and terrified by it.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: truth  hate  true  wrong  facts  poet  instinct 
    Some of my instincts are reprehensible.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: instinct 
    A man may quarrel with himself alone; that is, by controverting his better instincts and knowledge when brought face to face with temptation.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: men  temptation  instinct 
    When it began, Christianity was regarded as a system entirely beyond the range and scope of human reason; it was impious to question; it was impious to examine; it was impious to discriminate. On the other hand, it was visibly instinct with the supernatural. Miracles of every order and degree of magnitude were flashing forth incessantly from all its parts.
    — William Edward Hartpole Lecky
    Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  mistakes  instinct 
    It's amazing how sudden the effect is - it must be the result of a deep atavistic mating urge buried inside us. A glance and you think: 'Yes, this is the one, this one is right for me.' Every instinct in your body seems to sing in unison.
    — William Boyd
    tags: body  right  instinct 
    Nothing is so powerful as an insight into human nature... what compulsions drive a man, what instincts dominate his action. If you know these things abut a person, you can touch him at the core of his being.
    — William Bernbach
    To write honestly and with conviction anything about the migration of birds, one should oneself have migrated. Somehow or other we should dehumanize ourselves, feel the feel of feathers on our body and wind in our wings, and finally know what it is to leave abundance and safety and daylight and yield to a compelling instinct, age-old, seeming at the time quite devoid of reason and object.
    — William Beebe
    The 'look of love' not only communicates our feeling of love for someone but also reflects our instinct to do whatever it takes to make that person happy.
    — Willard F. Harley
    tags: people  instinct 
    I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.
    — Will Ferrell
    Happens I am very political. I have deep political instincts.
    — Will Ferrell
    All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.
    — Will Ferrell
    tags: people  funny  comedy  hope  instinct 
    Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
    — Will Durant
    tags: men  power  instinct 
    Because you're delegated to a cook book recipe and you slavishly and pedantically rely on it while you're shooting and you're not relying on your creative instincts and you're not relying on something which brings life into movies and excitement into it.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: movie  book  creative  instinct 
    For a moment the feeling crept over me that my work, my vision, is going to destroy me, and for a fleeting moment I let myself take a long, hard look at myself, something I would not otherwise do-out of instinct, on principle, out of self-preservation-look at myself with objective curiosity to see whether my vision has not destroyed me already. I found it comforting to note that I was still breathing.
    — Werner Herzog
    I am somebody who creates images, with my perspectives, fascinations and my instincts as a narrator. You have to activate the audience's imagination. If you are just giving them scientific results, they would forget the film in five minutes flat.
    — Werner Herzog
    He never complained. He seemed to have no instinct for the making much of oneself that complaining requires.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: oneself  instinct 
    No-limit people are so in charge that they can trust their instincts, be childlike, be creative, do anything that makes sense to them and make their lives into what they really believe they want for themselves.
    — Wayne Dyer
    Understand the "Gretzky Factor": Cultivate an instinct, a "touch", call it what you will, that enables you to know both where the "puck" is now and where it will be soon.
    — Warren G. Bennis
    tags: instinct 
    You don't have to preach honesty to men with creative purpose. Let a human being throw the engines of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: men  honesty  human  soul  care  creative  instinct 
    By instinct and tradition, I don't like the thing. I like to look someone in the eye.
    — Walter F. Mondale
    tags: eyes  instinct 
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