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Perception Quotes

Perception is of two kinds mainly, viz. phenomenal and psychological. The former deals with perception to objects, touch and other physical attributes. The latter denotes intuition and the way of looking at things. A famous example here would be, ‘is the glass half full or half empty?’ This infamous question has been asked to many people to determine their level of optimism and pessimism. Innumerable science fiction novels and articles have been written on perception and the overlapping of perception and reality. Read the next section to read about the famous awareness quotations and sayings.

George Washington

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

Princess Diana

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

Leonardo da Vinci

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Woody Allen

Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.

Halle Berry

I don't see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white. Knowing that has made my life easier, I think.

Aldous Huxley

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.

Joseph Conrad

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.

Lou Holtz

The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Elie Wiesel

That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.

Tom Stoppard

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Camille Paglia

When anything goes, it's women who lose.

Paul Klee

A line is a dot that went for a walk.

Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Horace Mann

Evil and good are God's right hand and left.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don't know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I'm a weirdo.

Princess Diana

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.

Leonardo da Vinci

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!

Virginia Woolf

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

Douglas MacArthur

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.

Dr. Seuss

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

Billy Graham

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Sun Tzu

For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards.

Mae West

A man's kiss is his signature.

Zora Neale Hurston

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

P. G. Wodehouse

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say when.

Camille Paglia

Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.

H. L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

Paul Klee

Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.

Mitch Albom

People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does.

Laurence J. Peter

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.

Christopher Morley

From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes, and I mean to make the best of my chance.

Nicole Kidman

I love acting but I don't like all of the other stuff associated with it. The interest in celebrities, the press, the Internet, when your identity becomes mixed up in the way people are preceving you.

Halle Berry

While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.

Chevy Chase

It's never a good idea for a celebrity to sign autographs or take pictures if a crowd is gathering.

Bill Maher

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit.

William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

David Lloyd George

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.

Annie Leibovitz

There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.


I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

Simone Weil

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

Dorothy Day

They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.

Nora Roberts

Every writer has to figure out what works best - and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.

Wallace Stevens

After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.

Elton John

Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man, I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent - even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help.

Billy Joel

There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.

Steve Martin

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.

Courtney Love

I can turn on the radio right now and be inspired.

Virginia Woolf

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.

Isaac Asimov

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

Coco Chanel

As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!

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Bill Maher

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.

George Washington Carver

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

Bill Bryson

When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression.

George Eliot

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

Paul Klee

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.

Quentin Crisp

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

George Washington

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

Frederick Douglass

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.

James Baldwin

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.

Leon Trotsky

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.

Salvador Dali

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

Virginia Woolf

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.

Lewis Carroll

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

Joseph Conrad

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Linda Evans

Aaron Spelling went further than anyone has ever gone for television.

Lou Holtz

No one has ever drowned in sweat.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world

Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.

George Washington

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

Osama bin Laden

The effort was never: Determine which individuals we ought to roll up.

Leonardo da Vinci

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Stephen King

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.

Halle Berry

I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage.

James Baldwin

It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.

Virginia Woolf

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

Aldous Huxley

It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.

Billy Graham

Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.

Lee Iacocca

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.

Paulo Coelho

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Tom Stoppard

Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?

Michel de Montaigne

A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.

Laurence Sterne

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.

Cameron Diaz

Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other - they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.

Kurt Cobain

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.

Edgar Allan Poe

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror.

Mel Brooks

Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.

Marcus Aurelius

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.

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Virginia Woolf

I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.

Toni Morrison

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.