Quotes About Sensation

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Sylvia Plath
“Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren't having any of those.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Vera Nazarian
“Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind.

Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation.

Suddenly, you know you are alive.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Consider the capacity of the human body for pleasure. Sometimes, it is pleasant to eat, to drink, to see, to touch, to smell, to hear, to make love. The mouth. The eyes. The fingertips, The nose. The ears. The genitals. Our voluptific faculties (if you will forgive me the coinage) are not exclusively concentrated here. The whole body is susceptible to pleasure, but in places there are wells from which it may be drawn up in greater quantity. But not inexhaustibly. How long is it possible to know pleasure? Rich Romans ate to satiety, and then purged their overburdened bellies and ate again. But they could not eat for ever. A rose is sweet, but the nose becomes habituated to its scent. And what of the most intense pleasures, the personality-annihilating ecstasies of sex? I am no longer a young man; even if I chose to discard my celibacy I would surely have lost my stamina, re-erecting in half-hours where once it was minutes. And yet if youth were restored to me fully, and I engaged again in what was once my greatest delight – to be fellated at stool by nymphet with mouth still blood-heavy from the necessary precautions – what then? What if my supply of anodontic premenstruals were never-ending, what then? Surely, in time, I should sicken of it.

“Even if I were a woman, and could string orgasm on orgasm like beads on a necklace, in time I should sicken of it. Do you think Messalina, in that competition of hers with a courtesan, knew pleasure as much on the first occasion as the last? Impossible.

“Yet consider.

“Consider pain.

“Give me a cubic centimeter of your flesh and I could give you pain that would swallow you as the ocean swallows a grain of salt. And you would always be ripe for it, from before the time of your birth to the moment of your death, we are always in season for the embrace of pain. To experience pain requires no intelligence, no maturity, no wisdom, no slow working of the hormones in the moist midnight of our innards. We are always ripe for it. All life is ripe for it. Always.”
Jesus I. Aldapuerta, The Eyes: Emetic Fables from the Andalusian de Sade

Fernando Pessoa
“What can I expect from myself? My sensation in all their horrible acuity, and a profound awareness of feeling. A sharp mind that only destroys me, and an unusual capacity for dreaming to keep me entertained. A dead will and a reflection that cradles it, like a living child.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Charles Baxter
“[T]he astonishing purity of pain, how it will not be mixed with any other sensation.”
Charles Baxter

Jostein Gaarder
“a sensation is always the same as a piece of news, and a piece of news never lives long.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery

Erol Ozan
“Isn’t that wonderful? That feeling of not knowing too much about something… Incomplete information… Endless possibilities… When you don’t know much about something, it’s the most exciting sensation.
-Kutsnetz in TALUS”
Erol Ozan, Talus

Alberto Caeiro
“I'm one of my sensations.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

Toba Beta
“Just like science,
there must be other kinds of sensations
which haven't yet been felt
by the human heart at all.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Alberto Caeiro
“Even so, I’m somebody.
I’m the Discoverer of Nature.
I’m the Argonaut of true sensations.
I bring a new Universe to the Universe
Because I bring the Universe to itself.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Keeper of Sheep

Henry Adams
“For the first time in his life, Mont Blanc for a moment looked to him what it was - a chaos of anarchic and purposeless forces - and he needed days of repose to see it clothe itself again with the illusions of his senses, the white purity of its snows, the splendor of its light, and the infinity of its heavenly peace. Nature was kind; Lake Geneva was beautiful beyond itself, and the Alps put on charms real as terrors.”
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

Thomas Ligotti
“Unfortunately they failed to appreciate the best part of you, preferring to lose themselves in the labyrinth of your grosser illusions. Didn't I show our well-behaved audience an angelized version of you? And you saw their reaction. They were bored and just sat in their seats like a bunch of stiffs. Of course, what can you expect? They wanted the death stuff, the pain stuff. All that flashy junk. They wanted cartwheels of agonized passion; somersaults into fires of doom; nosedives, if you will, into the frenzied pageant of vulnerable flesh. They wanted a tangible thrill.

("Drink To Me Only With Labyrinthine Eyes")”
Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory

Steven Millhauser
“Awkward approximations, dull stammerings which cannot convey my sense of exhilaration as I seem to burst impediments, to exceed bounds of the possible, to experience, in the ruins of the human, the birth of something utterly new.”
Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter

J.G. Ballard
“Their violence (the jungle wars of the '70s), and all violence for that matter, reflects the neutral exploration of sensation that is taking place, within sex as elsewhere and the sense that the perversions are valuable precisely because they provide a readily accessible anthology of exploratory techniques.”
J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

Rebecca Solnit
“We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus on that something and how to acquire it rather than on the nature and the sensation of desire, though often it is the distance between us and the object of desire that fills in the space in between with the blue of longing. I wonder sometimes whether with a slight adjustment of perspective it could be cherished as a sensation in its own terms, since it is as inherent to the human condition as blue is to distance?”
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

“According to this model, human beings are, at least in one aspect, sensation-receiving machines; and although our receptory apparatus is competent to select and organize outward stimuli within the narrow range necessary for physical survival within our environment, it does not necessarily tell us very much about the nature of that environment. People, in other words, have little access to the possible world existing beyond their sensations.”
Cruce Stark, The Haunted Dusk

“Music That Brings, The Meaning Of our Life.
Music That Shows, The Light From Our Soul.

When This Music Touch Our Hear, We call it TRANCE.
When This Music Control Our Emotion We call it "THE SENSATION OF TRANCE”
Saumya Mohanty

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Let it shine, the light in you.
Oh, and that's delighting me!
Various colors shining through.
Elated, it fills my soul with ecstasy.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

“All of our thoughts – ideas – are traceable to a sensation, an encounter with the world that leaves an impression upon the mind.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Marcel Proust
“... "It smells all right; it makes your head go round; it catches your breath; you feel ticklish all over - and not the faintest clue how it's done. The man's a sorcerer; the thing's a conjuring trick, it's a miracle,"...”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Roshan Sharma
“It’s the sensation that gives rise to ego or personal identity. All the external and internal experiences of life are experienced only with the sensation.”
Roshan Sharma

“Bees sting us to remind us we're real.”
Marty Rubin

Kathleen Ossip
“The image is dead! Long live the sensation.”
Kathleen Ossip, The Do-Over

Roshan Sharma
“You can only become the observer of life, if you can perceive the world with the mind and not with the sensory organs.”
Roshan Sharma

Patrick Modiano
“Il existait à Paris des zones intermédiaires, des no man's land où l'on était à la lisière de tout, en transit, ou même en suspens.”
Patrick Modiano, Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue

Roshan Sharma
“Move deep in your sensation, and you will realize the spirit in the body. Your life is possible only because of the spirit. The spirit is your power in the body.”
Roshan Sharma

Roshan Sharma
“The sensation that allows you to experience the physical reality, when detached from the physical body allows you to realize life beyond the physical reality.”
Roshan Sharma

Roshan Sharma
“The more you remain aware with all the internal and external changes of life, more you allow yourself to move deeper towards the source.”
Roshan Sharma

“Are the grapes bitter or sweet? You have to taste.”
Marty Rubin

“This is different from the sensation of a rebirth.This sensation is about discovery and finding out inner truths about me.''
Hope-Season of Romance”
Kaleb Kilton

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