Quotes: perception

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  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    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.
  • Barry Unsworth
    Barry Unsworth
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    All my fiction starts from a feeling of unique perception, the pressure of a secret, a story that needs to be told.
  • Chogyam Trungpa
    Chogyam Trungpa
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    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.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
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    Artists - musicians, painters, writers, poets - always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
  • Alan Moore
    Alan Moore
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    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.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
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    Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.
  • Martina Navratilova
    Martina Navratilova
    American Tennis player 1956-
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    Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    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
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    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
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    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.
  • Don Delillo
    Don Delillo
    American Author 1926-
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    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.
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