Quotes by sensibility

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    Clearly, some time ago makers and consumers of American junk food passed jointly through some kind of sensibility barrier in the endless quest for new taste sensations. Now they are a little like those desperate junkies who have tried every known drug and are finally reduced to mainlining toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get still higher.
  • Carolina Herrera
    Carolina Herrera
    Venezuelan fashion designer 1939-
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    A man has to have sensibility, wit, mystery, tolerance, and strength... Romance also helps.
  • Anna Jameson
    Anna Jameson
    Anglo-Irish art historian 1794-1860
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    A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.
  • Immanuel Kant
    Immanuel Kant
    German philosopher 1724-1804
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    All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
  • Bill Hader
    Bill Hader
    American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director 1978-
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    Before you get to 'SNL,' you have your own sensibility. And when you get to 'SNL,' it's the show's sensibility.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    By far the best way I know to engage the religious sensibility, the sense of awe, is to look up on a clear night.
    Source: The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (2006)
  • William T. Sherman
    William T. Sherman
    American businessman 1820-1891
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    Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
  • Jonathan Miller
    Jonathan Miller
    English theatre and opera actor, author and television presenter 1934-
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    Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
  • Adele
    Adele
    English singer-songwriter 1988-
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    Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn't mean to but I just did.
  • Bruce Davison
    Bruce Davison
    American actor and director 1946-
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    I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved.
  • William T. Sherman
    William T. Sherman
    American businessman 1820-1891
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    I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Jews and homosexuals are the outstanding creative minorities in contemporary urban culture. Creative, that is, in the truest sense: they are creators of sensibilities. The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony.
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