Quotations on Perception

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If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: People, Perception, Doubt, Police, Public, Talk, Word)

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Art, Perception, Fact)

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.
- Samuel Alito
(Keywords: Decision, Perception, Court, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Life, Perception, Environment, Fact)

After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Success, Mother, Perception, Awards)

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Beauty, Perception, Beginning, Correction, Dress, Fun, Hair, Joy)

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
(Keywords: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families.
- Jill Bennett
(Keywords: Change, People, Perception, Being, Gay)

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection.
- Alban Berg
(Keywords: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)

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
(Keywords: Life, Imagination, Perception, Vision, Will)

When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Action, Perception, Beginning, Body, Sense, State)

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
(Keywords: Time, Work, People, Perception, Perceptions, Trying)

Some would suggest that there has been a dramatic change in our perception of the world and ourselves within the world. Others have observed that there has been an almost complete about-face in a relatively short span of time.
- Alex Campbell
(Keywords: Change, Time, Perception, World)

In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know.
- John Le Carre
(Keywords: War, Perception, Being, Crisis, Public, Reality, Zone)

I have to struggle to change people's perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that I'm this shy, retiring, inhibited aristocratic creature when I'm absolutely not like that at all. I think I'm much more outgoing and exuberant than my image.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Change, People, Perception, Perceptions, Struggle)

Science is a perception of the world around us. Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you.
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Perception, World)

I can't comment on any outside perception. I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private.
- Jennifer Connelly
(Keywords: Life, Movies, Perception, Talk)

I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Music, Perception, Compliment, Integrity, Song, Voice)

Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information.
- Samuel Dash
(Keywords: Legal, Perception, Clients, Expertise, Information, Will)

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Knowledge, Perception, World)

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.
- Don DeLillo
(Keywords: Work, Perception, Being, Literature, Writer)

The musician - if he be a good one - finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music.
- John Drinkwater
(Keywords: Music, Poetry, Perception, Expression)

Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Keywords: Change, Ideas, Perception, Accuracy, Example, Interest)

The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
- Umberto Eco
(Keywords: Humor, Perception, Feeling)

The belief that we are what the media says we are, what people perceive we are, is soon to be what we think we are. We are treated based on this warped perception. It is hard to get away from it.
- Kevin Eubanks
(Keywords: People, Belief, Perception, Media)

It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
- Alexander Fleming
(Keywords: Thought, Idea, Perception, First, May)

I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends.
- Fred Frith
(Keywords: Politics, Perception, Friends, Result, Self)

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
(Keywords: Policy, Perception, Interest)

I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity.
- Kenny G
(Keywords: Money, Music, Perception, Play, Popularity, Public)

I'm from the bottom, I understand what it's like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people's shoes and go from there. So that's what I did.
- Kevin Garnett
(Keywords: People, Perception, Giving)

I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false.
- Clifford Geertz
(Keywords: Science, Perception, Being, Deep)

There has been a great gulf in psychological thought between the perception of space and objects on one hand and the perception of meaning on the other.
- James J. Gibson
(Keywords: Thought, Perception, Meaning, Space)

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
(Keywords: Life, Time, Idea, Perception, Information)

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Keywords: Imagination, Hope, Perception, Compassion)

After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do.
- Jim Harrison
(Keywords: Travel, Perception, Reality, World)

But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based.
- Seamus Heaney
(Keywords: Change, Trust, Truth, Perception, Possibilities)

But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Life, People, Achievement, Growth, Perception, Unity, World)

Artist - 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.
- Billy Joel
(Keywords: Life, Perception, Artist, Musicians, Poets, Popular, Writers)

I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
- Angelina Jolie
(Keywords: Time, Perception, Fame, Play, Public)

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

I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth.
- Norton Juster
(Keywords: Experience, People, Perception, Cities, Kids, Writing)

When you look at the state of the economy right now, you have to set a priority. And my top priority is the deficit of jobs and economic growth, and especially this perception that the United States could be falling behind especially Asian economies.
- Mark Kirk
(Keywords: Growth, Perception, Economy, Jobs, Now, Right, State, states, United)

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
(Keywords: Imagination, Hope, Perception, Children, Compassion, Scientists)

I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States - not the kind of role I usually play - it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer.
- Andrea Martin
(Keywords: Change, History, Character, Perception, Earth, Help, Play, states, United)

Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
- Alan Moore
(Keywords: Experience, Perception, Consciousness, Right, Universe)

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
(Keywords: Art, Perception, Magic, Meaning, Writer)

That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns.
- Daniel Okrent
(Keywords: People, Perception, Choice, Freedom, Nation, Opinion)

For whatever be the knowledge which we are able to obtain of God, either by perception or reflection, we must of necessity believe that He is by many degrees far better than what we perceive Him to be.
- Origen
(Keywords: God, Knowledge, Perception, Necessity, Reflection)

Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality.
- Bill Owens
(Keywords: Government, Perception, Reality)



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