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Perceptions Quotes
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All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Wisdom

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in yourself.
Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

Sometimes I feel limited by people's perceptions of
what I can and cannot do,
or what I do or don't look like.
- Mira Sorvino

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Ideologies, however appealing, cannot shape the whole
structure of perceptions and conduct unless they are
embedded in daily experiences that confirm them.
- Christopher Lasch

An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true,
and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt
for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.
- Nance O'Neil

I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic
fields controlled by computer sequences that could
profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions.
- Douglas Trumbull


Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood,
he ceases being an artist.
- Ned Rorem

Equally, we require a collective past -
hence the endless reinterpretations of history,
frequently to suit the perceptions of the present.
- Penelope Lively

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's
and let his perceptions take over.
- Elizabeth Moon

Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape
not because they have diminished but because they have
become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
- Freda Adler

I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions.
I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that,
then your perception is going to be your problem.
- Jim Brown

Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive
and how we think about our perceptions.
- M. H. Abrams

So, we, as human beings, live in a very imprecise world.
A world where our perceptions of reality are far more
important than actual reality.
- Daniel Keys Moran

Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions
of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route.
- Theodore Bikel

Factors affecting effective regional cooperation are
mindsets and perceptions emanating from the past.
- Khaleda Zia

It's a well known thing that ordinary perceptions can
have a strange aspect when one is travelling.
- Kenneth Koch

The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.
- Gail Sheehy

The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a
song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time.
But they're still going to read what they want to into it.
- Vince Gill

The young people have MTV and rock and roll.
Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age.
It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
- Robert Morgan

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
- Virginia Satir

All media exist to invest our lives with artificial
perceptions and arbitrary values.
- Marshall McLuhan

Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which
it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of
movements which it has stamped with its own freedom.
- Henri Bergson

You can't cover people with perceptions because we are all different.
- Bernhard Langer

The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so
much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly
near to us from afar off,
but upon our perceptions being made finer,
so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears
can hear what is there about us always.
- Willa Cather

What is the possible benefit? Can this material save
lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq?
Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should
and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions
of who should be conducting war and in what manner?
And the answer to that is a clear yes.
- Julian Assange

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor,
since it is a more significant process of mind than reason.
Reason can only sort out perceptions,
but the humor process is involved in changing them.
- Edward de Bono

These are ideas.
I could say that they just came to me,
but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them.
Ideas - and new connections between ideas -
lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality.
Ideas lead you out here.
Ideas lead you into the darkness.
- Dave Sim

The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities,
and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals,
was made by governments, on the basis of political
and military perceptions.
- Joseph Rotblat

Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their
perceptions arise through the principle of memory only,
like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory.
- Gottfried Leibniz

The world is...
the natural setting of, and field for,
all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions.
Truth does not inhabit only the inner man,
or more accurately, there is no inner man,
man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself.
- Maurice Merleau-Ponty

In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because
they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and
then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions
when we should be doing better.
- Edward de Bono

I just wanted to have fun for myself -
I felt I had a lot to say,
and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a
place to express my ideas.
The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions.
- Tina Brown

We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white,
which they didn't.
They loved very bright colors.
And there were other differences in perceptions that
gave one a very different view of them.
- Carlisle Floyd

High office teaches decision making,
not substance.
It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it.
Most high officials leave office with the perceptions
and insights with which they entered;
they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Further-more, partisan attachments powerfully shape political perceptions,
beliefs and values, and incumbents enjoy advantages
well beyond the way in which their districts are configured.
- Thomas E. Mann

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive,
create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves,
their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
- Ansel Adams

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

SPIRIT is the name we give to
the entirety of everything we can perceive
plus the entirety of everything
that is beyond our perception.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

All perception of truth
is the detection of an analogy;
we reason from our hands to our head.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no truth.
There is only perception.
- Gustave Flaubert

Anybody who's ever gone through a hard time -
any outsider's perception,
no matter how much information they're given,
they have no idea what the person's life is like.
- Amy Grant

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception
resembles more than anything else that celestial source
from which we all are come.
- Michelangelo

My perception is that I've never done anything but work really hard.
- Val Kilmer

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of
what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.
- Jon Bon Jovi

The thing of it is though that's the only way people know you,
they see you in that roll and they see you in person
and they only know the perception of what you are.
- David Selby

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything
would appear to man as it is,
- William Blake

While only about half of the voters feel they know
very much about Reagan or what he stands for,
the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him.
- Robert Teeter

In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime
can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy
the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires.
- Alan Autry

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance;
it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
- Alexis Carrel

It doubles your perception, to write from the point
of view of someone you're not.
- Michael Ondaatje

The comic is the perception of the opposite;
humor is the feeling of it.
- Umberto Eco

The perception is that baseball's players' union is
protecting players to use steroids and other illegal
performance-enhancing drugs.
- Jim Bunning

Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms,
is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of
its own kind and on its own plane of perception.
- H. P. Blavatsky

The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem,
it is their perception of themselves.
That was my biggest problem.
- Bruce Jenner

It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is -
Hollywood is run on perception,
and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career,
it's suicide.
- Charlie Hunnam

I was surprised by the response of young people because
there is a perception that those younger than the 1988
generation are not interested in politics.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

It is the function of art to renew our perception.
What we are familiar with we cease to see.
The writer shakes up the familiar scene,
and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
- Anais Nin

You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps
fatiguing for your imagination,
but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life
make you add to it in external perception.
- Henri Bergson

However, in spite of the general perception that monetary
policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation,
a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound.
- Toshihiko Fukui

The perception of what a thing is and the perception
of what it means are not separate,
- James J. Gibson

My own perception is that there are two tiers of countries,
one, the original ASEAN, and then the new members.
The new members are in various stages of development.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

You must consider, when reading this treatise,
that mental perception, because connected with matter,
is subject to conditions similar to those to which
physical perception is subject.
- Maimonides

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