Sense Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sense" (showing 1-30 of 298)
Euripides
“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
Euripides, The Bacchae

Charlotte Brontë
“It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Jane Austen
“Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Far be it from me to ever let my common sense get in the way of my stupidity. I say we press on.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infinity

Dave Barry
“I like the relaxed way in which the Japanese approach religion. I think of myself as basically a moral person, but I'm definitely not religious, and I'm very tired of the preachiness and obsession with other people's behavior characteristic of many religious people in the United States. As far as I could tell, there's nothing preachy about Buddhism. I was in a lot of temples, and I still don't know what Buddhists believe, except that at one point Kunio said 'If you do bad things, you will be reborn as an ox.'

This makes as much sense to me as anything I ever heard from, for example, the Reverend Pat Robertson.”
Dave Barry, Dave Barry Does Japan

Arthur Schopenhauer
“A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Nicholas Sparks
“It all made perfect sense, and at the same time, nothing seemed to make sense at all.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

Alfred Tennyson
“The quiet sense of something lost”
Alfred Tennyson

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

Norman Mailer
“Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.”
Norman Mailer

Alexander Pope
“Words are like Leaves; and where they most abound,
Much Fruit of Sense beneath is rarely found.”
Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

C. JoyBell C.
“University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul.”
C. JoyBell C.

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“I don't want to rule the universe. I just think it could be more sensibly organised.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Rachel Joyce
“But maybe it's what the world needs. A little less sense, and a little more faith.”
Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Tite Kubo
“Cats cant speak, that's common sense.
-Yoruichi ”
Tite Kubo

Jane Austen
“Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge."

-Elinor Dashwood”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Trials Of A Damsel

Haruki Murakami
“If you try to use your head to think about things, people don't want to have anything to do with you”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
tags: sense

Norton Juster
“If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Dean Ornish
“I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.”
Dean Ornish

Kimberly Frost
“It's my red hair that interferes with my good sense. All that color so close to my brain, it plum disorients me most days.”
Kimberly Frost, Would-Be Witch

Peter Cameron
“One man’s nonsense is another man’s sense.”
Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Jimmy Buffett
“If the phone doesn't ring, it's me.”
Jimmy Buffett
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Lily King
“You don’t realise how language actually interferes with communication until you don’t have it, how it gets in the way like an overdominant sense.”
Lily King, Euphoria

Charles Yu
“You want to tell a story? Grow a heart. Grow two. Now, with the second heart, smash the first one into bits. Gross, right? A bloody pulpy liquid mess. Look at it, try to make sense of it. Realize you can't. Because there is no sense. Ask your computer to print out a list of every lie you have ever told. Ask yourself how much of the universe you have ever really seen. Look in the mirror. Are you sure you're you? Are you sure you didn't slip out of yourself in the middle of the night, and someone else slipped into you, without you or you or any of you even noticing?”
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Criss Jami
“Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Jess C. Scott
“Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”
Jess C. Scott, The Other Side of Life

Harmony Korine
“I never cared so much about making perfect sense. I wanted to make perfect nonsense. I wanted to tell jokes, but I didn't give a fuck about the punchline. ”
Harmony Korine
tags: sense

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“We are all human, and our senses are quicker to prompt us than our reason. Every man gives off a scent, and that scent tells you how to act before your head does.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle

Toba Beta
“When I feel the beauty in words,
I am sensing the logic of heart.”
Toba Beta

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