MIND QUOTES

quotations about the mind

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.

JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost

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The mind ain't nothing without the old body tagging along to follow things through.

SAM SHEPARD, La Turista

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The human mind is a channel through which things-to-be are coming into the realm of things-that-are.

HENRY FORD, Theosophist Magazine, February 1930

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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech at Harvard University, September 6, 1943

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Of all the things I've lost, it's my mind I miss the most.

OZZY OSBOURNE, attributed, Foolish Words: The Most Stupid Words Ever Spoken

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People get stuck as they get older. Our minds are sort of electrochemical computers. Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them.

STEVE JOBS, Playboy, February 1985

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I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

MARK TWAIN, The Innocents Abroad

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My mind is a bad neighborhood that I try not to go into alone.

ANNE LAMOTT, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

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Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK, Choke

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Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.

ALBERT EINSTEIN, The Evolution of Physics

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The mind
Is so hospitable, taking in everything
Like boarders, and you don't see until
It's all over how little there was to learn
Once the stench of knowledge has dissipated.

JOHN ASHBERY, "Houseboat Days"

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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

ROBERTSON DAVIES, attributed, The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotes

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As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, speech, August 16, 1967

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It is the mind that maketh good or ill,
That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.

EDMUND SPENSER, The Faerie Queene

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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Essays

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To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form.

HENRY FORD, Theosophist Magazine, February 1930

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Dispositions of the mind, like limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise.

THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Robert Skipwith, August 3, 1771

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When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.

JOHN LENNON, "Julia", The White Album

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Just as dogs love to chew bones, the mind loves to get its teeth into problems. That's why it does crossword puzzles and builds atom bombs.

ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now

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The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist. Fear, doubt, and hate have hamstrung more people than beasts ever have.

CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, Brisingr

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