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Funny Instinct Quotes
Funny Quotes about Instinct

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I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell


 

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung


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Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
- Denis Leary

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
- Max Eastman

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century,
I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct
that one follows in the art of fiction.
- Mary A. Ward

Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us.
Some of us are better at it than others,
but we all do it.
- Laurence Olivier

I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct,
rescued me most of my life.
- Armistead Maupin

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but
what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon.
When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
- Pablo Picasso

If a cat does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing,
for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

Today I trust my instinct, I trust myself.
Finally.
- Isabelle Adjani

The ugly is very appealing to man.
It's instinct.
One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it.
There's a devilish fascination in it.
We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien

I live on my gut instinct.
- Melanie Brown

The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures
is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
- Theda Bara

I usually go with the first instinct,
and then build upon that.
- John Otto

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit,
no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers
that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
- Germaine Greer

A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
- Ezra Pound

Reason is the servant of instinct.
- Clarence Day

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
- John Sterling

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
- Ovid

Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive.
- Bette Howland

Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited
with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.
- Anna Julia Cooper

There is no instinct like that of the heart.
- Lord Byron

Instinct is the nose of the mind.
- Delphine de Girardin

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience,
the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If an animal does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing for the same reason,
we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

To live is like to love - all reason is against it,
and all healthy instinct for it.
- Samuel Butler

Robots do not hold on to life.
They can't.
They have nothing to hold on with - no soul,
no instinct.
Grass has more will to live than they do.
- Karel Capek

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience,
what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft,
light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt

Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct,
even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.
- Anne Archer

I'm not a marketing person.
I don't ask myself questions.
I go by instinct.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Making movies is all about instinct.
- Dino De Laurentiis

I had this instinct and I just knew it.
It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it,
we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here.
- Deborah Cox

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
- Don Marquis

When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace.
- John McCarthy

But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct,
my first reaction would be jealousy,
because she was doing what I wanted to do.
- Cheryl Tiegs

Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
- Bill Blass

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup,
which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
- Dylan Moran

I think comedy's something you can't learn.
It's an instinct, which makes it rather elusive.
- Julie Walters

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively
approaching a multicentric world,
which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left,
unpleasant questions.
- Slavoj Zizek

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct,
not to law.
Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
- Albert Camus

I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
- Peter Straub

Feminism is a political mistake.
Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect,
a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
- Valentine de Saint-Point

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously.
I was driving it by a kind of instinct,
only I was in a different dimension.
- Ayrton Senna

To be womanly is one thing, and one only;
it is to be sensitive to man,
to be highly endowed with the sex instinct;
to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
- Jane Harrison

It's a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.
- Stone Gossard

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what
we believe upon instinct;
but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
- F. H. Bradley

There is no morality by instinct.
There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought;
without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches
of a tree so that it will grow better.
- Henri Matisse

I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct,
naivete and opportunity.
- Jeffrey Combs

Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance.
That translates into pacing a story,
pleasing a reading audience.
- Jimmy Buffett

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

Our civilization is still in a middle stage,
scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct;
scarcely human,
in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
- Theodore Dreiser

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an
influence more powerful over many than the worth of
character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott

There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see,
but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born.
I was very lucky then.
- Steve Irwin


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