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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.

Aldous Huxley

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

David Lloyd George

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

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.

Samuel Alito

I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion.

Salvador Dali

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

Osama bin Laden

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

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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Hobbes

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.

David Lloyd George

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder

Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

David Lloyd George

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.

Eudora Welty

Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.

Billy Joel

Artists - musicians, painters, writers, poets - always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love

Rob Lowe

I've said before that the common perception that all good actors should be good liars is exactly the opposite; only bad actors lie when they act.

Dalai Lama

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

David Lloyd George

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

Omar Khayyam

Ah make the most of what yet we may spend, Before we too into dust descend.

Adolf Hitler

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.


Science is nothing but perception.

Adolf Hitler

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.

Caitlyn Jenner

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

Helen Rowland

Flirting is the act of making a man feel pleased with himself.

Justin Trudeau

There was a perception that I'd grown up with a silver spoon in my mouth.

Kim Kardashian

I play into the perception of me, but it's not really me.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I think daughters can change the perception of their fathers.

Meryl Streep

How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can't argue with them. That's their perception.

Matt LeBlanc

The majority of my background is multi-camera format, which is very broad and a very arch perception of reality. Whereas single camera tends to be more truthful and a little more intimate of a medium.


I was a weirdo. I think I wanted to be liked, but I didn't have the attention or bother to actually make an effort to be. I also think I had a different perception of what I needed to do to be liked.

Effort Attention
Don DeLillo

If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.

Stephen Colbert

Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It's certainty.

Gary Oldman

I did have a knack for playing weirdos. There's still sort of this perception of me out there as being this crazy guy.

Jon Jones

I'm very aware of my image and the perception of me.

Kangana Ranaut

You spend so much to buy these media net stories or full page ads to build perception... you can rather save this money and put it in the making or marketing of the film.

Alicia Keys

I definitely want to act, but I also want to score movies, and I have this idea to fuse classical music with other styles that would give it a different perception.

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Stephen Hawking

The Paralympic Games is about transforming our perception of the world.