Quotations on Senses

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Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Nothing, Senses, Words)

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Art, Boredom, Entertainment, Senses, Variety)

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Death, Mind, Senses, Service)

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Nature, Senses, Understanding)

It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, First, Senses, Treasure, Will, Word)

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Books, Senses, Will)

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Communication, Man, Mind, Senses, Will)

I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world. I am an old man but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true.
- Pablo Casals
(Keywords: Life, Man, Old, Senses, Want, World)

For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Life, Disgust, Disorder, Senses, Yield)

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Heart, Mind, Purity, Senses, Speech)

We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.
- Mario Cuomo
(Keywords: People, American, Feet, Past, Public, Reality, Senses, Will)

Now multitudes of root words are identical in the American languages over vast areas some of them with precisely the same senses, and others with various shades of analogical meaning.
- John W. Dawson
(Keywords: American, Meaning, Now, Senses, Words)

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
- Alex Grey
(Keywords: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?
- Frank Herbert
(Keywords: Fact, May, Senses, World)

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world.
- Hans Hofmann
(Keywords: Art, Work, Artist, Emotions, Senses, World)

Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.
- Jean Houston
(Keywords: Creativity, Key, Meaning, Sense, Senses, Windows, World)

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
- Edwin Powell Hubble
(Keywords: Science, Adventure, Man, Senses, Universe)

We know that our senses are subject to decay, that from our middle years they are decaying all the time; but happily it is as if we didn't know and didn't believe.
- William Henry Hudson
(Keywords: Time, Senses, Years)

There is always a point when one senses one's lack of skill, the doubt.
- Arne Jacobsen
(Keywords: Doubt, Senses, Skill)

There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
- Franz Kafka
(Keywords: Evil, Evolution, Necessity, Nothing, Senses, Spiritual, World)

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
- Immanuel Kant
(Keywords: Knowledge, Nothing, Reason, Senses, Understanding)

The fact that maybe I had some success playing G'Kar doesn't guarantee me three years later that I can still do it, so I have to keep my senses alive and still be working on it.
- Andreas Katsulas
(Keywords: Success, Fact, Senses, Years)

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Embarrassment, Friends, Literature, Senses, Talk, Utopia)

He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits.
- Jack Kroll
(Keywords: Nature, Artist, Gifts, Inexplicable, Joy, Language, Senses, Spirits)

The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses.
- Ernst Mach
(Keywords: Experience, Blindness, Creation, Man, Senses, World)

Without renouncing the support of physics, it is possible for the physiology of the senses, not only to pursue its own course of development, but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance.
- Ernst Mach
(Keywords: Science, Development, Physics, Senses, Support)

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
- Charles Mackay
(Keywords: Men, Senses, Will)

This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials.
- Michael Musto
(Keywords: Truth, Americans, Being, Commitment, Irony, Senses, Today, Yearning)

He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Keywords: Love, Health, Gods, Senses, Sound)

We think the whole world's going to change, and forget that human beings are still human beings; we have the same five senses, we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way, but marketers lose track of that. But then it comes down to earth.
- Michael K. Powell
(Keywords: Love, Change, Earth, Forget, Hate, Senses, World)

Through art and science in their broadest senses it is possible to make a permanent contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life and it is these pursuits that we students are engaged in.
- Frederick Sanger
(Keywords: Art, Life, Science, Improvement, Senses, Students)

Sight and touch, being thus increased in capacity, might belong to some species far superior to man; or rather the human species would be far different had all the senses been thus improved.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Keywords: Being, Man, Senses, Sight)

It's very easy to say that something is a shadow of itself, and it may be true in some senses.
- Sydney Schanberg
(Keywords: May, Senses, Shadow)

When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.
- Barbara Sher
(Keywords: Eyes, Reward, Senses, World)

And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Keywords: Art, Music, Intelligence, Perception, Consciousness, Media, Senses, Sensibility, Will)

I shall always be consistent and never change my ways so long as I am in my senses; but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware of binding itself to support the acts of any man, since he might through some mischance suffer a change.
- Tiberius
(Keywords: Change, Man, Senate, Senses, Support)

These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending, escalating war and violence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Keywords: War, Aggression, Senses, Violence)

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
- Virginia Woolf
(Keywords: Heart, Charity, Mind, Rest, Senses, Tolerance)

When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.
- Virginia Woolf
(Keywords: Meaning, Senses, Skin)

All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control.
- Chauncey Wright
(Keywords: Experience, Character, Control, Facts, Intellect, Senses, Will)









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