Perceptions Quotes

Quotes tagged as "perceptions" (showing 1-30 of 114)
Stephen R. Covey
“Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It's not logical; it's psychological.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen R. Covey
“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

R.J. Palacio
“Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Michael Shermer
“Humans are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.”
Michael Shermer

Susan Sontag
“Every culture has its southerners -- people who work as little as they can, preferring to dance, drink, sing brawl, kill their unfaithful spouses; who have livelier gestures, more lustrous eyes, more colorful garments, more fancifully decorated vehicles, a wonderful sense of rhythm, and charm, charm, charm; unambitious, no, lazy, ignorant, superstitious, uninhibited people, never on time, conspicuously poorer (how could it be otherwise, say the northerners); who for all their poverty and squalor lead enviable lives -- envied, that is, by work-driven, sensually inhibted, less corruptly governed northerners. We are superior to them, say the northerners, clearly superior. We do not shirk our duties or tell lies as a matter of course, we work hard, we are punctual, we keep reliable accounts. But they have more fun than we do ... They caution[ed] themselves as people do who know they are part of a superior culture: we mustn't let ourselves go, mustn't descend to the level of the ... jungle, street, bush, bog, hills, outback (take your pick). For if you start dancing on tables, fanning yourself, feeling sleepy when you pick up a book, developing a sense of rhythm, making love whenever you feel like it -- then you know. The south has got you.”
Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover: A Romance

Margaret Atwood
“In his student days, he used to argue that if a woman has no other course open to her but starvation, prostitution, or throwing herself from a bridge, then surely the prostitute, who has shown the most tenacious instinct for self-preservation, should be considered stronger and saner than her frailer and no longer living sisters. One couldn't have it both ways, he'd pointed out: if women are seduced and abandoned they're supposed to go mad, but if they survive, and seduce in their turn, then they were mad to begin with.”
Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace

Joe Hill
“There's only room for one hero in this story-and everyone knows the devil doesn't get to be the good guy.”
Joe Hill, Horns

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There’s a writer for you,” he said. “Knows everything and at the same time he knows nothing.”

[narrator]It was my first inkling that he was a writer. And while I like writers—because if you ask a writer anything you usually get an answer—still it belittled him in my eyes. Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. It’s like actors, who try so pathetically not to look in mirrors. Who lean backward trying—only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon

Christine de Pizan
“Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.”
Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

“A piece of art comes to life, when we can feel, it is breathing, when it talks to us and starts raising questions. It may dispel biased perceptions; make us recognize ignored fragments and remember forsaken episodes of our life story. Art may sometimes even be nasty and disturbing, if we don’t want to consent to its philosophy or concept, but it might, in the end, perhaps reconcile us with ourselves. ("When is Art?")”
Erik Pevernagie

Stefan Zweig
“We are happy when people/things conform and unhappy when they don't. People and events don't disappoint us, our models of reality do. It is my model of reality that determines my happiness or disappointments.”
Stefan Zweig, Chess Story

“If our feelings clash with our perceptions and we cannot breathe anymore, below the leaden sky of a harsh reality, we have to kill the dormant virus of lassitude, punch the air and propel us on a new course, taking back a genuine interest in the world, and create an open space to overcome the impairment of emotional thinking. -( "No monsters hide at this point" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Siobhan Vivian
“Then again, that's how quickly people's perceptions could change. It only took one mistake, one stupid decision.”
Siobhan Vivian, Not That Kind of Girl

Jack Weyland
“I could now see her the way she actually is and not in the distorted way my mind presented her to me when I was trying to find a reason to reject her and move on”
Jack Weyland, As Always, Dave

Steve Toltz
“Are you listening, Jasper? Sometimes you'll be walking in the city late at night, and a woman walking in front of you will spin her head around and then cross the street simply because some members of your gender rape women and molest children!”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

Deborah Levy
“... to be forceful was not the same as being powerful and to be gentle was not the same as being fragile...”
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home

Julian Fellowes
“Do you think he's the murderer?"
"It's worse than that -- he's an actor!”
Julian Fellowes, Gosford Park: The Shooting Script

“SENSES, APPEARANCE, ESSENCE and EXISTENCE
The world we see with our senses is very different than the world we see through our essence. Our senses perceive the world of appearance. Our essence perceives the deeper layers of existence. The first step of perceiving the world of essence is to have no goal other than to understand. "Understanding" has to be the ultimate goal. Only then, can we solve the problems.”
Petek Kabakci

“Every ZERO Is 3/4th Of an HERO...!
It’s All in the PERCEPTION!”
Sujit Lalwani

Julian Fellowes
Morris Weissman [on the phone, discussing casting for his movie]: "What about Claudette Colbert? She's British, isn't she? She sounds British. Is she, like, affected or is she British?”
Julian Fellowes, Gosford Park: The Shooting Script

“Remember to be conscious of what seeds you plant, as the garden of your mind is like the world. The longer seeds grow, the more likely they are to become trees. Trees often block the sun’s rays from reaching other seeds, allowing only plants that are acclimated to the shadow of the tree to grow—keeping you stuck with that one reality.”
Natasha Potter

Debasish Mridha
“Your level of consciousness defines your perceptions, responses, and responsibilities.”
Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha
“Poetry excites innate emotions and perceptions that let you create a new world where you have never visited and no one else can enter.”
Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha
“Often, we are not courageous enough to tell the truth because we fear societal prejudices and perceptions.”
Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha
“Close your eyes to see the light of your love. It is what is enlightening the whole world. You don’t see things with your eyes. You see them through your perceptions, emotions, and imaginations.”
Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha
“When you bake your thoughts, ideas, perceptions, and imagination in an oven called the mind, you come up with a delicious cake that is your philosophy of the mind.”
Debasish Mridha

Drishti Bablani
“No human ever emotionally hurt another
expectations, perceptions, attachments and desires did.”
Drishti Bablani

Debasish Mridha
“Truth often differs from person to person depending on their situations and perceptions.”
Debasish Mridha

“There are hundreds of paths to enlightenment out there. If we imagine that enlightenment is a mountain and the goal is to reach the top for the grandest viewpoint, we can also acknowledge that there are many routes up the mountain. While some routes might be more direct than others, every route experiences a different side or view of the mountain—or enlightenment.”
Natasha Potter

“True intelligence is knowing that wisdom comes from perceptions and experiences.”
Debasish Mridha MD

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