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    The visual does seem to me the most thoroughly grasped and recorded among my impressions; sight seems to be my principal sense organ, and "seeing" supplies the key metaphors for reporting the perception.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: perception  key  metaphor 
     
    We have to change the perception that ANC members are corrupt just because of a few greedy individuals.
    — Zweli Mkhize
    Those who act on excitement act intermittently; this is hardly the way to avoid regression. Those whose understanding comes from emotional perceptions are as confused as they are enlightened; this is not a lamp that is constantly bright.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Art's effect is due to the tension resulting from the clash of the collocation of elements of two (or more) systems of interpretation. This conflict has the function of breaking down automatism of perception and occurs simultaneously on the many levels of a work of art ... All levels may carry meaning.
    — Yuri Lotman
    When we become fixed in our perceptions we lose our ability to fly.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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    Simply notice that you're aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Passive perception promotes pessimism; Persistent perseverance promises prosperity
    — Yatin Patel
    Lewis sought no disciples, nor does he offer a program or solution, rather his contribution is a critical discipline. Lewis is a stimulant, a mode of perception, rather than a position or practice.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    Chaos in nature is immediately challenging and forces a good artist to impose some type of order on his or her perception of a site.
    — Wolf Kahn
    I grew up with a very strong sense of what is just and what is not or, to put it this way, I grew up with a keen sense of a division, the reality of a division of perception in people's lives between those who govern and those who govern.
    — Wole Soyinka
    Subliminal perception is a subject that virtually no one wants to believe exists, and - if it does exist - they much less believe that it has any practical application. . . . The techniques are in widespread use by media, advertising and public relations agencies, industrial and commercial corporations, and by the Federal government itself.
    — Wilson Bryan Key
    I had older brothers and sisters who were high achievers, and I felt different, misunderstood by my family. That's not my family's fault; it was my perception.
    — Willie Aames
    tags: perception 
     
    When you want full color perception, you must give up preferring some colors and hating others, for you can only hate one aspect of a color, not a whole color, it seems, hate being blind, like 'love.
    — William Tapley Bennett Jr.
    tags: hate  perception 
     
    Paradigms power perception and perceptions power emotions. Most emotions are responses to perception - what you think is true about a given situation. If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false too. So check your perceptions, and beyond that check the truthfulness of your paradigms - what you believe. Just because you believe something firmly doesn't make it true. Be willing to reexamine what you believe.
    — William P. Young
    Paradigms power perceptions, perceptions power emotions.
    — William P. Young
    One of the sweet and expectable aspects of life afloat is the perpetual present moment one lives in and a perception that time is nothing more than the current, an eternal flowing back to the sea.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    Boredom lies only with the traveler's limited perception and his failure to explore deeply enough. After a while, I found my perception limited.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    tags: failure  lies  perception 
     
    If Christians could be trained to provide solid evidence for what they believe and good answers to unbelievers' questions and objections, then the perception of Christians would slowly change. Christians would be seen as thoughtful people to be taken seriously rather than as emotional fanatics or buffoons. The gospel would be a real alternative for people to embrace.
    — William Lane Craig
    I don't think we know yet what broadcast television did to us, although it obviously did lots. I don't think we're far enough away from it yet to really get a handle on it. We get these things, I think they start changing us right away, we don't notice we're changing. Our perception of the whole thing shifts, and then we're in the new way of doing things, and we take it for granted.
    — William Gibson
    tags: perception  right 
     
    The term "intellect" includes all those powers by which we acquire, retain, and extend our knowledge; as perception, memory, imagination, judgment, and the like.
    — William Fleming
    They really do feel under attack, rank-and-file officers and much of American police leadership, that they feel they're under attack from the federal government at the highest levels. So that's something we need to understand also, this sense of perception that becomes a reality.
    — William Bratton
    We occupy a space of our own creation-a collage compounded by bits and pieces of actuality arranged into a design determined by our internal perceptions, our hopes, our fears, our memories, and our anticipations.
    — Willard Gaylin
    tags: fear  memory  perception  space  hope 
     
    Miracles surround us at every turn if we but sharpen our perceptions of them.
    — Willa Cather
    The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
    — Willa Cather
    Also, after people play these Sim games, it tends to change their perception of the world around them, so they see their city, house or family in a slightly different way after playing.
    — Will Wright
    It's rewarding to be able to change people's perceptions of reality, ... They just see their environment in a different way. They have a kind of different-colored glasses that they can see their world in. To me, that's really cool - when games can change you.
    — Will Wright
    I always just wanted to have the wherewithal to make another record. I never really dreamt of fortune or fame, because it seemed so unlikely. I'm much more interested in people's perceptions of me than what my life is really like. It appears that some people think it's all cocaine and caviar for Okkervil River. And it's not. I'm making a little bit more than I was making at the video store right now.
    — Will Sheff
    tags: people  perception  right  fame 
     
    Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of life that present them selves to us in sense perception as bodily processes, and accordingly form part of that total environment which we name the external world.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    I know that what you call 'God' really exists, but not in the form you think; God is primal cosmic energy, the love in your body, your integrity, and your perception of the nature in you and outside of you.
    — Wilhelm Reich
    Prayer does not change God, it changes us. It deepens insight, increases intuitive perception, expands consciousness. It transforms personality.
    — Wilferd Peterson
    In movies, there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It's a quiet, difficult undertaking, requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us.
    — Wesley Morris
    Perceptions of impossibility are commonly disspelled by unmitigated courage and perseverance.
    — Wes Fesler
    A perception of impossibility should never go unchallenged.
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: perception 
     
    The most dire of all of life's grueling deceptions wedge themselves in in our minds between truth and perceptions.
    — Wes Fesler
    Gradually I saw that it was less interesting for me, as an artist, to frame the world wholly according to my own perceptions. I wanted instead to create situations in which I allowed others' perceptions to surface with my own.
    — Wendy Ewald
    tags: world  perception  artist 
     
    If busyness can become a kind of violence, we do not have to stretch our perception very far to see that Sabbath time " effortless, nourishing rest " can invite a healing of this violence. When we consecrate a time to listen to the still, small voices, we remember the root of inner wisdom that makes work fruitful. We remember from where we are most deeply nourished, and see more clearly the shape and texture of the people and things before us.
    — Wayne Muller
    Drawing instruction is a training towards perception, exact observation and exact presentation not of the outward appearances of an object, but of its constructive elements, its lawful forces-tensions, which can be discovered in given objects and of the logical structures of same-education toward clear observation and clear rendering of the contexts, whereby surface phenomena are an introductory step towards the three-dimensional.
    — Wassily Kandinsky
    tags: perception 
     
    I dare not think that any supercelestial heaven, or whatsoever else ... was increate and eternal. And as for the place of God before the world created, the finite wisdom of mortal men hath no perception of it; neither can it limit the seat of infinite power, no more than infinite power itself can be limited; for his place is in himself, whom no magnitude else can contain.
    — Walter Raleigh
    tags: men  power  world  perception  god  wisdom  heaven 
     
    We are told about the world before we see it. We imagine most things before we experience them. And those preconceptions, unless education has made us acutely aware, govern deeply the whole process of perception.
    — Walter Lippmann
    It is evident that no derivative laws can teach the young student to see and apprehend colour in nature. His perception needs development as urgently as his muscles.
    — Walter J. Phillips
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