Quotations on Impulses

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The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Keywords: War, Impulses, Man)

Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true.
- William J. Clinton
(Keywords: Government, Power, People, Wealth, First, Impulses, Party, Tea, Voting, Years)

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Actions, Impulses, Man, Words)

So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses.
- Danny Elfman
(Keywords: Dance, Successful, Exercise, Film, Impulses, Wishes)

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
- Sigmund Freud
(Keywords: Dreams, Being, Content, Evil, Impulses, Spirits)

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
- Daniel Goleman
(Keywords: Ability, Impulses, Meditation, Quick)

The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey.
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Art, Impulses, Living)

Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses, which if given occasional release would encourage the living of life with salt in it, in place of dust.
- Henry S. Haskins
(Keywords: Life, Impulses, Living, Man)

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Men, Impulses, Limits, Man, World)

When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
- Hans Hofmann
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Emotion, Expression, Impulses, May)

If priests were allowed to marry, if this would be an optional thing, and if he could have wife and children, he would certainly have less temptation to satisfy certain sexual impulses with minors.
- Hans Kung
(Keywords: Wife, Children, Impulses, Temptation)

We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
(Keywords: Actions, Impulses, Race, Self)

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Body, Flowers, Impulses, Joy, Mountains, Plants, Present, Suffering, Trees, Water)

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Keywords: First, Impulses, Mistrust)

The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Keywords: Truth, Control, Approval, Impulses, Lies, Will)

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
- Elie Wiesel
(Keywords: Truth, People, Ideas, Deeds, Impulses, Memories, Shadows, Words)

A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.
- Justin Winsor
(Keywords: Power, Soul, Books, Improvement, Impulses, World)

The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.
- Francis Wright
(Keywords: Heart, Progress, Competition, Extreme, Impulses, Interest, Man)









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