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German - American physicist 1879-19550
A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
American Critic 1905-19750
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
Any perception can connect us to reality properly and fully. What we see doesn't have to be pretty, particularly; we can appreciate anything that exists. There is some principle of magic in everything, some living quality. Something living, something real, is taking place in everything.
Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
Austrian psychiatrist 1856-19390
Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.
American Tennis player 1956-0
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
American writer 1888-19590
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
A. E. Housman
British poet 1859-19360
Good literature continually read for pleasure must, let us hope, do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
Source: The Name and Nature of Poetry
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious - except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
American Author 1926-0
If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.
English poet 1757-18270
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern.
British-born American author 1866-19460
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
French surgeon and biologist 1873-19440
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.