Quotes and Sayings about Intuition



"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Comfort, Intuition, Wilderness)

"He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things."
- Margery Allingham
(Related: Intuition, Quiet)

"Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Women, Quality, Mistake, Intuition)

"All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Intuition, Invention, Observation, Thinking)

"There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. And to Poe... well, a great logician could be an enemy to him, what he called conventional world reason."
- John Astin
(Related: Development, Deep, Enemy, Intuition, Reason, World)

"The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Life, Thought, Intuition)

"I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Time, People, Intuition)

"An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intuition, Rest)

"Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance."
- Max Bill
(Related: Beauty, Ideas, Values, Yield)

"But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Film, Intuition, Mystery, Trying)

"Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Impatience, Intuition, Logic)

"The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Trust, Intuition)

"Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Life, Work, Inspiration, Intuition, Trying, Will)

"All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Men, Intuition)

"Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Perception, Intuition, Reality)

"Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Humor, Love, Inspiration, Adventure, Intuition, Philosophy, Wit)

"A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Intelligence, Intuition, Support, Woman)

"Our first intuitions are the true ones."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: First)

"As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Thought, Development, Creation, Fiction, Intellect, Intuition, Invention, Will)

"Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality."
- Richard Courant
(Related: Desire, Expression, Individuality, Intuition, Logic, Mathematics, Mind, Perfection, Reason, Will)

"Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Intuition, Will)

"The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Knowledge, Intuition, Understanding)

"The only real valuable thing is intuition."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Intuition)

"There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Appearance, Discovery, Feeling, Intuition, Laws, Lying, Order)

"God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met."
- Farrah Fawcett
(Related: Women, God, Femininity, Intuition, Man)

"God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met."
- Farrah Fawcett
(Related: Women, God, Femininity, Intuition, Man)

"Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental. All important advances are sudden intuitions, new principles, new ways of seeing."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Nature, Progress, Principles, Understanding)

"Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I like developing intuition."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Music, Intuition)

"The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Beauty, Elegance, Historians, Intuition, Mathematicians, Talk, Thinking, Worth)

"Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk."
- W. L. George
(Related: Men, Cause, Effect, Instinct, Intellect, Intuition, Woman)

"I've become increasingly confidant in following intuitions ahead of thoughts as I produce more records."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Thoughts)

"Walt had a marvelous intuition. And because he understood people very well, liked them and had great respect for people, there was nothing cynical about Walt."
- John Hench
(Related: People, Intuition, Nothing, Respect)

"Something similar is still true of the courses followed by manifold intuitions which together make up the unity of one continuous consciousness of one and the same object."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Consciousness, Unity)

"Intuition is reason in a hurry."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Intuition, Reason)

"Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Thoughts, Blind, Content)

"All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Thought, Sensibility)

"Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Knowledge, Intuition, Yield)

"Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs."
- Felix Klein
(Related: Intuition, Mathematics, Sense)

"Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Knowledge, Intuition)

"The intuition of free will gives us the truth."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Truth, Free will, Intuition)

"Nobody taught Picasso how to paint - he learned for himself. And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can't learn what's right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Actor, Instinct, Intuition, Right)

"Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Intuition)

"The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Beliefs, Body, Consciousness, Mind)

"The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Anger, Soul, Intuition, Justice, Pity)

"Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Life, Sex, Consciousness, Intuition)

"Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Experience, Acceptance, Intuition, Road)

"No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don't know what's going to happen until you do it."
- Konosuke Matsushita
(Related: Deep, Intuition, Study)

"I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition."
- Brian May
(Related: Music, People, Intuition, Listening)

"A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Baby, Lady, Gentleman, Intuition)

"I somehow sensed when I was a teenager that I wanted to do my own work. I was quite clear that I didn't want to be an interpretative kind of artist. I had an intuition about wanting to create my own form, in one way or another, whatever that would be."
- Meredith Monk
(Related: Work, Artist, Intuition, Want)

"The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Business, Idea, Beginning, Intuition, Now, Reason, Writing)

"I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively. I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Idea, Intuition, Will, Years)

"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Society, Information, Intuition)

"What passes for woman's intuition is often nothing more than man's transparency."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Intuition, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Science, Intuition)

"What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Work, Intuition)

"I allow my intuition to lead my path."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Intuition)

"My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Chance, Intention, Intuition, Perfection)

"Intuition is the very force or activity of the soul in its experience through whatever has been the experience of the soul itself."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Experience, Soul, Force, Intuition)

"When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Science, Truth, Day, Error, Future, Intuition, Perspective)

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Intuition, Mind, Thinking, Will)

"It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Work, Excitement, Gifts, Intuition, Sea, Will)

"Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Disaster, Intuition)

"I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition, but I believe in training a great deal."
- David Selby
(Related: Intuition, May, Training)

"Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way."
- Florence Scovel Shinn
(Related: Intuition, Spiritual)

"I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and thin what we ought to do about it."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Ethics, Fact, Open)

"I rely on my instincts and intuition, and I feel it's so imperative for people to follow not the path but their path."
- Emma Stone
(Related: People, Intuition)

"Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition."
- Freeman Thomas
(Related: Design, Honesty, Collaboration, Intuition, Questions)

"Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity."
- Alan Turing
(Related: Exercise, Intuition, May)

"My gut and intuition told me it wasn't time to do this."
- Mario Vazquez
(Related: Time, Intuition)

"Intuition makes much of it; I mean by this the faculty of seeing a connection between things that in appearance are completely different; it does not fail to lead us astray quite often."
- Andre Weil
(Related: Appearance, Connection, Intuition)

"Faith is a passionate intuition."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Faith, Intuition)