The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
My instinct about painting says, 'if you don't think about it, it's right.' As soon as you have to decide and choose, it's wrong. And the more you decide about, the more wrong it gets.
I remember that, although I was full of fervour, I didn't have the slightest inkling, even at forty, of the deeper side to the movement we were pursuing by instinct. It was in the air!
Empires fall, ids explode, great symphonies are written, and behind all of it is a single instinct that demands satisfaction.
You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.
Robots do not hold on to life. They can't. They have nothing to hold on with - no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do.
Impressionism is only direct sensation. All great painters were less or more impressionists. It is mainly a question of instinct, and much simpler than [John Singer] Sargent thinks.
You have to trust your instincts. There is a moment when an actor has it, and he knows it.
You have yourself and your instinct - there isn't anything else at the end of the day.
To be born with a unique instinct, will demand 'unique duties'. If you didn't think about being an artist before 7 years of age you probably don't have it and you will be able to paint what you want to paint.
There must be something in oneself which is essential. Therefore I refrain from referring to a landscape or certain objects when speaking of a picture. The hand is cleverer than the mind.
Five thousand years have added no improvement to the hive of the bee, nor to the house of the beaver; but look at the habitations and the achievements of men!
Reason shows itself in all occurrences of life; whereas the brute makes no discovery of such a talent, but in what immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species.
Tis thus we heed no instincts but our own,
Believe no evil, till the evil's done.
[Fr., Nous n'ecoutons d'instincts que ceux qui sont les notres.
Et ne croyons le mal que quand il est venu.]
Beasts, birds, and insects, even to the minutest and meanest of their kind, act with the unerring providence of instinct; man, the while, who possesses a higher faculty, abuses it, and therefore goes blundering on.
Every animal is providentially directed to the use of its proper weapon.
Instinct is a great matter. I was now a coward on instinct.
The creative instinct has always been a stronger motive than mere profit to do truly new and revolutionary things.
Be true to yourself and go with your instincts - don't be somebody you're not just to fit in.
You have to follow your instinct all the time. Otherwise you don't make it.
Conscience is that peculiar faculty of the soul which may be called the religious instinct.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
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