Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Perception Quotes from famous authors such as Zal Batmanglij, Olivia Williams, Paul Merton, Edward de Bono, Steve Alford. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
We’re taught that food in a dumpster is waste. But when you find bags of bread that are perfectly good, all of a sudden that waste turns into bounty. That’s an important shift in perception.
The way I miss my daughter Esme is to worry about her. It is not a pleasurable longing. It contorts my body and scrambles my brain, makes me stop breathing, clench my jaw and my fists, it makes me frown, and makes me blind and deaf, in fact entirely without sensory perception.
Maybe there’s a perception of me as grumpy old bugger who suffers from depression. It’s a total misconception. I don’t think of myself as any grumpier than the next person. I’m not even grumpy first thing in the morning.
Logic will never change emotion or perception.
Every person has a different view of another person’s image. That’s all perception. The character of a man, the integrity, that’s who you are.
Snapchat changed that perception of deleting something as bad. Online, typically you delete something if it’s bad or if it’s really embarrassing.
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.
While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him.
The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion, whether it’s Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.
Perception is reality.
I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.
Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes, but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme. If I walk down the street and see a tree, the basic perception that’s going on is not memetic.
I’ve got absolutely no real perception, properly, of time.
I don’t care about perception I care about cars, girls & money.
If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people’s expectations, then you can go mad.
Well I think the media has a very powerful influence on almost anything and everything we do because the general public gets their perception of what is going on in things they don’t have immediate access to from what they get through the media.
No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it’s this world or nothing. That’s a very powerful perception.
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.
Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of life that present them selves to us in sense perception as bodily processes, and accordingly form part of that total environment which we name the external world.
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.
As a perception on how I have perceived myself, I have always felt beautiful.
There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
Perception is created and twisted so quickly.
Part of the desire to live in a post-racial world includes the desire not to have to talk about racism, which includes a false perception that if you are talking about race, then you’re perpetuating the notion of race. I reject that.
Our perception of songs that we’ve written… the meaning changes from day to day… to whatever stage we’re at in our life and careers.
Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.
I feel like I’ve been around for such a long time, as a writer and as an artist, that I need to sort of speak to the way that my perception of the world has sort of changed.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Love is not complicated; people are, and that is changing the perception of love.
Your voice determines people’s perception probably more than your style or your jokes.
I’m not angry, I’m not an angry person, but I do sometimes like playing with the perception of anger, as in pretending that I’m more angry than I actually am, and sometimes it works quite well.
Everyone who means well gives advice based on his or her perception. I have realized that while it’s important to hear the suggestions, one should only listen to oneself.
I think ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ was one of the most influential films on me. Looking back now, I can see how influential it was on my screenwriting because here you have what looks to be a crime procedural, and it’s actually a study in race and loneliness, and a perception of an era.
There’s nothing less sexy than a girl falling over on stage. I have fallen once, but it had nothing to do with my shoes. I’m legally blind, so I fell over a monitor because the stage was black, and I had no depth perception. Mortifying.
Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.
If you’re funny and working in education, I think the perception is that you’re either inspirational or awful. So which was I? I suppose that depends on who you talk to.
A big part of the anti-immigration narrative is the perception that the majority of immigrants are poor, uneducated, and unskilled.
Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.
I had older brothers and sisters who were high achievers, and I felt different, misunderstood by my family. That’s not my family’s fault; it was my perception.
I think daughters can change the perception of their fathers.
Top Gear’ is the thing that helped shape my life with cars, my perception of cars and my obsession with cars, and I’m raring to give it a go. I’m also quite gobby and happy to get into trouble, so I’m hoping I can underpin the programme with journalistic credibility but still cause some mischief.
I have a tremendous support from a lot of the Underground fans. They believe in me, they want to see me do well, and they’re behind me. But there are a lot of people out there who don’t believe it, and so I want to separate perception and reality. I want to be able to do that.
Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is ‘Wag the Dog.’ Everything is a structured deception.
One of the ultimate challenges of biology is to understand how the brain becomes consciously aware of perception, experience and emotion. But it is equally conceivable that the exchange would be useful for the beholders of art, for people who enjoy art, for historians, and for the artists themselves.
Being shocking and cruel is a commerce. It’s an actual valued skill now. The thing that really annoys me, the perception of it is that it takes intelligence, and it doesn’t.
The post-crisis perception, at least in the media, appears to be one of Americans being held down by Wall Street, by big companies in the private sector, and by the wealthy. Capitalism is on trial. I see it a little differently. If a lender offers me free money, I do not have to take it.
People spend time worrying about things they think they have to have and lose perception of what they do have. You can have all the money and material things you want. If you aren’t here to enjoy them, what good do they do?
Childbirth changed my perception of my wife. She was now the bloodied special forces soldier who had fought and risked everything for our family.
Every time we have a chance to mention it, we say we’re from Staten Island. Because of some of the stereotypes, sometimes Staten Island gets a bad rap, and we’re in a position to at least try to maybe change that perception.
I’ve always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.
I think the media and the Internet and all that stuff, has created this perception of black women as these mammy types, kind of angry, you know, full of pent up emotions and resentments. And that these women are people to feared rather than loved.
Science is nothing but perception.
Regardless of the perception that the talent may have or the Superstars may have, WWE’s business model is ‘give the fans what they want.’
I know how lucky I am, and I am aware that I have to fight the perception that I am also a spoiled brat.
What the joke displays is a switch in perception. This is important in changing the way we think.
It might be a very human thing across the board, but we, in America, love a story – we need a story to get involved in. But then everything becomes more about how the story protects a certain perception as we pick sides.
Public perception changes with every film. That’s the best part of being an actor.
I think there’s probably a perception that I did try to mislead people, that I tried to not be forthright about everything I knew about Zach Smith, Courtney Smith situation, which was not the case at all.
The normal perception is that you expect your partner to change for you. But you have to remember that you have married the other person because of the way he or she is.
A famous person to themselves, they don’t get up in the morning and think, I’m famous. I’m not famous to me. Famous is a perception.
I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false.
As an agent – and I don’t like the word – you get the perception that it’s all about money. And it’s not all about that. You have a unique opportunity to help someone build great habits on and off the basketball floor. A lot of times they’re in situations they can’t control, the economic environment they grew up in.
Even in the 1950s, President Eisenhower was concerned about what he called a campaign of hatred of the U.S. in the Arab world, because of the perception on the Arab street that it supported harsh and oppressive regimes to take their oil.
My synesthesia is mostly gone – it was a much bigger factor when I was a kid. But having no depth perception is a bonus when you’re trying to lay out flat images and describe them to an artist – flat is all I see.
We perceive through our senses a person, a situation or an event, and in an instant, we project our mental models – our fears, background and experiences – onto that perception. This often results in cognitive errors, which means we judge and respond incorrectly.
I always keep a firewall between my own travails and my perception of public-policy issues; otherwise I would retain no credibility as a commentator.
When we shift our perception, our experience changes.
The perception of identity is so intimately bound up with the perception of the human form.
I’ve always felt like I’m on the outside. I think certain people judge you right away, and I’ve always been acutely sensitive to that. I’m fighting, whether it’s accurate or not, a perception that I get of people thinking I’m dumb.
A gloss is a total system of perception and language.
I believe one’s responsibility as a role model begins and ends with their perception of what a good role model is.
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.
In this sport, the good thing about the UFC and MMA in general is a lot of it’s based on perception.
My goal is to change perception about giving money for charity. A lot of people still think that this is only for the rich. I used to think like this, but this isn’t true. Begin by donating the smallest amount you can afford. You’ll soon realize how easy it is to support worthy causes.
Reality doesn’t bite, rather our perception of reality bites.
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.
Straight edge is everything about a personal decision to not live my life under the influence or not being aware. I pretty much don’t like anything that alters my view of reality or my perception or my grasp.
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.
You’re guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that’s the way that it is in this world.
There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.
I’m fully aware of people’s perception of me, so when I start taking myself too seriously, I have to remember that, to them, I’m just the guy from ‘Police Academy.’
Every situation has qualities. Essentially, we quantify them and that’s the practical side of our lives, so the involvement with perception and in acquiring the perception is our ability to understand qualities. They exist only as long as a human being keeps them in play. They’re – Therefore they are akin to energy.
Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality.
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.
When you change media, perception is changed and then policy is changed.
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
I’ve always been blessed, or cursed, with perception.
Modern morality is all about perception.
The outside perception and inside perception of Microsoft are so different. The view of Microsoft inside Microsoft is always kind of an underdog thing.
Artists – 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.
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.
There should be no boundaries in your relationship with sound. Often it’s not about the music itself but the context in which you hear the music. For instance, listening to a piece of classical music in a film you love often changes your perception of it entirely.
The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
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.
I can’t even begin to entertain another wrestler’s perception of me if they don’t understand what my fans look for in me. I’m different; I’m different.
When people see that we’re signed to Def Jam, the perception has changed.
My identity will always inform my experience and shape my perception. But I am an unremarkable person.
Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you.
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.
I was a weirdo. I think I wanted to be liked, but I didn’t have the attention or bother to actually make an effort to be. I also think I had a different perception of what I needed to do to be liked.
Women are constantly being taught how to defend themselves against attack from men. I would like to shift the perception. I want to say that that responsibility should no longer rest on the shoulders of women alone.
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
You could claim that moving from pixelated perception, where the robot looks at sensor data, to understanding and predicting the environment is a Holy Grail of artificial intelligence.
Cognitive neuroscience is entering an exciting era in which new technologies and ideas are making it possible to study the neural basis of cognition, perception, memory and emotion at the level of networks of interacting neurons, the level at which we believe many of the important operations of the brain take place.
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
Magicians start by looking for blind spots, edges, vulnerabilities and limits of people’s perception, so they can influence what people do without them even realizing it. Once you know how to push people’s buttons, you can play them like a piano.
I don’t know how to overcome this perception that I’m extravagant.
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.
The perception is that I’ve always made winning look easy. People think it’s easy, but they don’t see what’s behind it, the time away from the family. The days spent climbing, training out in all weather, climbing but trying to keep the speed for the sprint.
Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
It’s incredible considering the public perception that he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent, and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
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.
If my subject is alive and is willing to talk to me, I will do it. But I always try to find people who were close, like lovers and family members and work colleagues – because we are what we think we are, but we’re also the perception that others have of us. The truth is a sphere. There’s always a hidden face.
People have ignored me in the past, thinking that I probably had an attitude. And I couldn’t break that perception.
You can accept that perception of yourself that you’re getting too old to be interesting or buyable. Or you can kind of do what you do and see what happens.
Metal has always been somewhat marginalized, and I love to prove the perception and stereotypes that go with it wrong.
I just get so fed up with seeing the same things written about me. If I see the words ‘ice queen’ attached to me, I feel like banging my head against the wall. There’s this perception that I can only be in a film if I have a glass of champagne in my hand and a stately home in the background.
We don’t want to promote any system that treats the fact that an individual is LGBT as a personality disorder. And anything that perpetuates that perception is harmful – not only to that member of the community but the entire community.
The essential attribute of a new sense is, not the perception of external objects or influences which ordinarily do not act upon the senses, but that external causes should excite in it a new and peculiar kind of sensation different from all the sensations of our five senses.
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.
I just want to make great films and be good in them. And I think that my perception of what’s great in a film is constantly evolving.
People actually aren’t moving on from companies much more quickly than in the past, but there’s a perception that they do, so companies are investing less in talent on the assumption that young employees won’t stay long.
Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it’s true, it’s very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say… it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something.
Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It’s certainty.
With any hallucinations, if you can do functional brain imagery while they’re going on, you will find that the parts of the brain usually involved in seeing or hearing – in perception – have become super active by themselves. And this is an autonomous activity; this does not happen with imagination.
There are some parts of my life that are wonderful, and it’s amazing to get to go to cool events and award shows and things like that, but I think the outside perception is that your life just changes overnight and you wear Dolce and Gabanna suits and drive a Mercedes. But life’s just not like that.
It’s maybe a better thought to change the perception of an accent than to avoid it all together.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
Some of what I get, I deserve; I do some dumb stuff sometimes. But I do not deserve the perception that I have.
People look at me, and they have a certain perception, and they slap a label on me. The guy you saw in a wrestling ring is not who I am.
I’m less interested in reality. I’m more interested in perception, the truth of the universe that we see.
Weight issues, race issues will always be there and if you allow them to get to you and you allow them to affect you then yes they affect you. But my thing is I have so many other things to worry about I can’t worry about other people’s perception of me.
It seems like everybody’s perception of me is very bipolar. To one group, it’s overpaid, overrated; to another group, it’s underpaid, underrated, underdog. It’s funny to me because there’s no real balance.
In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived.
My perception is that I’ve never done anything but work really hard.
I’ve been a Christian for a long time, and I think that Christianity gets a bad rap. I think that people’s perception of what a Christian is today is something that is close-minded and narrow, and that’s not what I am.
I think that has to do with our perception of politics. There are nice politicians. There is something about this job that does take an extra bit of motivation to get out of bed in the morning.
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.
The truth is, people who have longevity are able to be aware of their public perception and take it and use it and make it work for them.
Perception often lags behind reality, and I can say from experience that the vast majority of public officials in Louisiana are much better than our reputation holds us to be.
Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
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.