Develop a built-in bullshit detector.

Ernest Hemingway

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Oscar Wilde

I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.


Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.

Galileo Galilei

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.

Rene Descartes

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

Sir Francis Bacon

Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through?

C. S. Lewis

Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.

Helen Keller

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

The Word of God is the universal and invisible Light, cognizable by the senses, that emits its blaze in the Sun, Moon, Planets, and other Stars.

Albert Pike

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

Benjamin Spock

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

I like to think of the senses as having a volume control in the brain. The volume turns up on all the other senses when you lose one.

David Mason

If a child says it has five senses, their parents will surely believe that it has the sixth one as well.

Dirceu Alves Ferreira

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 Caesar

Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed.

John Fowles

Behind their lively, searching eyes one senses a doubting, a contemplative personality, always trying to make sense out of a puzzling world.

Adriaan Kortlandt

Closing these two books, a reader senses that Joan Crawford, idol of an age, would have made an exemplary prison matron, possibly at Buchenwald. She had the requisite sadism, paranoia and taste for violence.

Harriet Van Horne

To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence.

Jean jacques Rousseau

He makes his way around the clinic and we rarely see him run into things. He still goes in the lobby and hops on benches and greets people as they come in. He sits back and senses if he should approach when a dog comes in; he will make a judgment call. If it's a high-energy dog, bouncing around, he'll leave.

Connie Maute

It feels like butter. It's so soft. You have to use all the senses to appreciate our merchandise.

Roberta Kaplan

Know the Self as Lord of the chariot, the body as the chariot itself, the discriminating intellect as the charioteer, and the mind as the reins. The senses, say the wise, are the horses; selfish desires are the roads they travel.

Katha Upanishad

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.

Pablo Casals

How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.

Norman Douglas

In some senses, it is easy to poke fun or think you know what is going on by looking in from the outside, ... The company is clear about what it wants to do. There is no civil war at the management level.

Craig Mundie

Luckily one of us came to our senses.

Barbara Griffin

Sexual love is the most stupendous fact of the universe, and the most magical mystery our poor blind senses know.

Amy Lowell

The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.

Bhagavad Gita

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

You don't have to get beat up as many times as I did to come to your senses. Certainly I wish I'd come to mine earlier than I did.

Randy Travis

She doesn't have to fumble for her key. She likes it just as a safety element, too. If you put your key in your bag and place it in the trunk, the trunk will automatically open when it senses the key is in there. It's a pretty nice safety feature.

Rob Moran

It comes naturally because we've always played together. I know where she is on field; we almost have senses for each other.

Lauren Lane

We wanted to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats, not knowing whether Shelley was going to marry Charlie or come to her senses.

Tony Wood

I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses.

Grace Paley

The results show the conscience of the upper house. The prime minister should come to his senses. It will be bad for Japan if we do something like this over and over.

Shizuka Kamei

There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself.

Doris Humphrey

He senses Sudan will soon become a failed state that will be dismantled.

Abdel Bari Atwan

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

I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness.

Maya Angelou

I am alive because of them, in all senses.

Auntie Noorie

They'll have to do something. If he senses in six to nine months that the deal is going forward, he can't sit there for years and watch them cherry-pick their best freight.

Doug Rockel

I actually jammed the bone up into the skull, ... My senses weren't all there. ... It was pretty tough for a little while.

Fernando Bryant

Everybody came back to their senses (in the second half) and we started making smart plays on the offensive end. But they were able to attack (early) and get the momentum. The intensity level for them was very high and they're going to surprise some people.

Cappie Pondexter

When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.

Walter Russell

Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss: ''It's four o clock. At five I have my abyss... ''.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It may be a little different to their senses, because it's a little more crowded here. We feel pretty confident on our home floor. We haven't lost a home game here in four years, maybe more.

Gail Gladding

People never quite know what to expect because it's so different. It's an experience of the senses. Listening to music also can be a visual experience.

Rebecca Bluestone

Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That's what I would like to do. I think that's one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician's is through his music.

John Coltrane

It was Bill Clinton who opened up and had the vision for moving ahead rather aggressively with our relationship with Vietnam, when in many senses it may not have been to any political advantage of his, ... He saw this as an opportunity for America to heal wounds and to build bridges.

Pete Peterson

That's definitely more of a classic sound. We've been encouraging him to do it for quite some time and I'm glad that he's finally come to his senses and has decided to show the world how great he can rip on that thing.

David Draiman

The onion being eaten, yea though it be boyled, causeth head-ache, hurteth the eyes, and maketh a man dimme sighted, dulleth the senses, ingendreth windinesse, and provoketh overmuch sleepe, especially being eaten raw.

John Gerard

We have some time before this is reported to the Security Council so hopefully in that intervening 30-45 days, or however long it will take, there will be continued negotiations and there will be some changes. Perhaps Iran will come to its senses and respond to the Russian proposal.

Robert Tuttle

Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. . . . Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.

Sir William Osler

A good imagery tape should evoke all of the senses it can and really engage the child.

Myra Huth

He who knows self as the enjoyer of the honey from the flowers of the senses, ever present within, ruler of time, goes beyond fear. For this self is supreme!

Veda Upanishads

It senses the amount of moisture in the soil and will shut down a zone of the irrigation system if there's too much moisture.

Alex Hannigan

We live on the leash of our senses.

Diane Ackerman

New York was an assault on my senses in every way.

Julie Andrews

Metaphysics abstracts the mind from the senses, and the poetic faculty must submerge the whole mind in the senses. Metaphysics soars up to universals, and the poetic faculty must plunge deep into particulars.

Giambattista Vico

Like the vast majority of French, I am shocked. I just hope that the French come to their senses and vote against him.

Marcel Desailly

Your senses are good. If you have to say Leadership is asking, please do.

Tony Rudy

Touch is one of the most difficult senses to simulate on a computer. With our eyes it's passive, with our ears it's passive, with touch, it is two ways, both in and our of the computer, so you need something mechanical.

Tom Anderson

It's about human imagination and curiosity. What's out there? What's in the great beyond? What exists at levels we can't see with our five senses?

James Cameron

But all art is sensual and poetry particularly so. It is directly, that is, of the senses, and since the senses do not exist without an object for their employment all art is necessarily objective. It doesn't declaim or explain, it presents.

William Carlos Williams

Free me, I pray, to go in search of joysUnembroidered by your high, soft voice,Along that stony path the senses pave.

James Merrill

I regard as a mortal sin not only the lying of the senses in matters of love, but also the illusion which the senses seek to create where love is only partial. I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.

George Sand

He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.

Washington Irving

The Creator has to be experienced beyond the five senses and the only instrument that can experience in this way, for you, is yourself - in the state of thoughtless awareness in which you declare 'I am' and hold it.

Barry Long

We'd probably both do it over again. We've been in this business a long time and that's part of being in the business. Sometimes you have to take a risk even though you don't want to, and your better senses tell you not to, but if you're going to save this person you're going to have to.

Doug Bentley

The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently.

Eugene Delacroix

Anywhere you go, there are things for all the senses. We do a better job communicating with people when we are able to use those tools.

Larry Vinyard

We hope they will come to their senses. Otherwise, we have to bring them to face the justice, ... We intend to liberate the people and bring the rule of law to Falluja.

Ayad Allawi

When everything becomes exploited-not for the information given but for the pure sake of advertising-then you think of these things in a very non-artistic way. But when the senses are let go, people become very creative. And the most creative thing people can do-non-artists I'll say-is get in touch with their feelings through sex.

John Leslie

It caught me a little bit off guard, ... At first, I lost my memory for a moment, that music had a meaning and integrity and that it was not just about business. But then that moment only lasted for about a minute and then I came to my senses and said 'It is about marketing and making money.' .

Bradley Freeman

The whole memorial is for different senses ... seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling. I probably would have come up with something different if I had not lived through it.

Lawrence Halprin

This is really based upon the visual and the hearing but God doesn't use our five senses. He goes heart to heart and spirit to spirit. You lift the exterior, and you're left with the word of God. ... You can't go through this without being affected, especially because the Holy Spirit is here.

Julie Hardin

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.

Jim Morrison

We are guilty of many errors and many faults but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer 'Tomorrow.' His name is 'Today.'

Gabriela Mistral

This is a dream place. The place is soothing for the senses, creative for the mind, vibrant for the body and sacred for the soul.

Margo Teicher

It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.

George Santayana

Nate senses when we're in danger. He had some big drives and foul shots down the stretch and really takes it over.

Gene Ammirante

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.

Louis Aragon

He has good days and bad days. Sometimes he gets insecure about it because I have days when I don't feel well and he senses that.

Carolyn Witherspoon

Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.

Henry Fuseli

Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

EPICURE, n. An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who, holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time in gratification from the senses.

Ambrose Bierce

The self-existent Lord pierced the senses to turn outward. Thus we look to the world outside and see not the Self within us. A sage withdrew his senses from the world of change and, seeking immortality, looked within and beheld the deathless self.

Katha Upanishad

[(I-Newswire) - In the free event, Bell will read from] No Planets Strike, ... Edgy in both senses of the word, Josh Bell populates his daft American heartland with the runaway muse Ramona and her clones. The resulting landscapes are as dangerous, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous as those in a Road Runner cartoon.

John Ashbery

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.

Louis Aragon

This is not a dramatic development, as Israel also favors a Middle East clean of nuclear weapons, when no threat will exist. The Iranian issue is what the UN is dealing with. The message is clear: Iran poses an immediate and terrifying global threat and it is good that the world has come to its senses.

Dan Gillerman

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and the of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.


If the Union puts conditions on the talks then they will be over very quickly and then there will be a pause until the Union has returned to its senses.

Ludwig Stiegler

The sound waves are vibrations, ... It's the ability to readjust your senses so you can feel the music.

David Mason

Despair, night in the grieving senses.

Georg Trakl

Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Hervey Allen

Now that I'm here, I've changed because life here is better in all senses.

Griselda Betancourt

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs

But now it seems we must forgive, because they have come to their senses and realized they have made a mistake. The Bible says you must try to forgive.

Elizabeth Nsele

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.

Elizabeth Bowen