Best Quotes About Instincts

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. -C. S. Lewis

Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious. -George Bernard Shaw

Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe. -John Holmes

I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow. -Agnetha Faltskog

When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts – that's when I get in trouble. -Angelina Jolie

As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both. -Bono

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. -Rita Mae Brown

Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to 'carry it off.' -Donald Rumsfeld

Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you cannot find answers elsewhere. -Brian Koslow

My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way. -Roman Polanski

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation. -Howard Scott

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response. -Amos Bronson Alcott

The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him. -George Santayana

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. -Albert Camus

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature – and another woman to help him forget them. -Helen Rowland

September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for. -Lamar Alexander

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. -Richard Branson

All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead. -Will Ferrell

I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight. -Will Ferrell

In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end. -Gerald R. Ford

You just have to trust your instincts and hope that if someone doesn't like your idea, you can prove them wrong in the final process. In the end, you can please some of the people some of the time, but that's about all you can do. -Bryan Singer

It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time – until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form. -Hart Crane

For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression. -Billy Zane

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts. -D. H. Lawrence

To destroy a standing crop goes against the soundest instincts of human nature. -Henry Cantwell Wallace

A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal. -William Jay

Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men. -Adam Ferguson

On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts. -David Duchovny

To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity. -Steven Brust

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary. -Francis W. Newman

I guess I feel that I was following my instincts, and at the same time being guided by the best. I became totally intrigued with Louisiana – the people, the food. It is a part of my life. Everything that has happened for me since moving here has just been icing on the cake. -Emeril Lagasse

I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you. -Ryan Gosling

We all have different musical instincts, and I think they're precious and should be respected. -Tony Levin

Work hard, use your common sense and don't be afraid to trust your instincts. -Fred L. Turner

My instincts are not comedic. -Josh Lucas

It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them. -Alfred Russel Wallace

They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They've followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers. -Neil Tennant

The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason. -Herbert Read

I believe that all of us are born heterosexual, physically created with a plumbing that's heterosexual, and created with the instincts and desires that are basically, fundamentally, heterosexual. -Jerry Falwell

I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it. -Clyde Tombaugh

Within two weeks of working with her, I realized how good she was for the role because she was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts, I think, as an artist, too. -Albert Finney

Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything. -Lucinda Williams

I used my instincts. It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative. -Christopher Eccleston

God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature. -Julia Ward Howe

But death's acquisitive instincts will win. -Harold Brodkey

Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate. -Christie Hefner

A lot of directors are overbearing and tend to make you doubt your instincts. -Omar Epps

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out of position as much as I hustled into position since I really never had any real training. I was working on instincts alone. -Jim Evans

I really just followed my musical instincts every step of my life. -Boz Scaggs

I also learned to be more confident, to trust my instincts more. -Lindsey Buckingham

Stick to your instincts. -Tina Weymouth

You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost. -Francis Ford Coppola

There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end. -Henry Villard

She has good instincts, but wrong judgments. She'll rue the day. -David O. Selznick

I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks. -Sue Grafton

When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight. -Peggy Fleming

A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction, but so is analysis and having a sense of literature. -Trevor Nunn

Actually I've never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts. -Nancy McKeon

David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor's instincts, since after all, it's the actors playing the character. -William Devane

As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person. -Kim Novak

My instincts are always against people who want to fasten some sort of hegemony onto things. -Clifford Geertz

In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people. -Clay Aiken

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too. -Jimmy Buffett

Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts, making your own choices is so important. -Brittany Murphy

Some of my instincts are reprehensible. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself. -Oprah Winfrey

Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure. -Charles Dudley Warner

Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections? -Elizabeth Janeway

It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill. -Julien Benda

Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves. -Lion Feuchtwanger

It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. -Thomas Huxley

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales. -Aleister Crowley

We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts. -Sigmund Freud

The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses. -John Stuart Mill

I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts – Thats when I get in trouble. -Angelina Jolie

I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters. -John Krasinski

I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts. -Gary Gygax

Apart from Scottish traditional music, I wasn't really influenced by any kind of music. I just basically followed my own instincts. -Evelyn Glennie

To the new 'Apprentice' candidates I would say to follow your gut instincts, be yourself and get ready to work hard for the next few months. Oh, and try to have some fun! -Bill Rancic

I've always kind of done exactly what my instincts said. -Sienna Miller

I only give expression to the instincts from my soul. -M. F. Husain

I act with my gut instincts. -Alanna Ubach

Be true to yourself and go with your instincts – don't be somebody you're not just to fit in. -Rachel Stevens

I was very fortunate in my gene mix. The gambling instincts I inherited from my father were matched by my mother's gift for analysis. -T. Boone Pickens

I think it's a style of acting that you trust. You trust the instincts. -Jeff Daniels

I think just because life is hard, it does seem fun to have a break and laugh about things, so I think in the end, my instincts go there. -Joan Cusack

Meryl Streep's brilliant, just brilliant. I've been fortunate to do two movies with Meryl. And for an actor to go moment to moment like she does, there's no one better. And she dances between moments. Each take is different because she's riding instincts, she's riding impulses. And she trusts that. -Jeff Daniels

I believe that Ryan Murphy is a genius. His instincts remind me of Andy Warhol. I recently went to the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, and you can see a lot of echoes of Andy in Ryan's work. Like Andy, Ryan's finger is so on the pulse of culture that he's ahead of culture. Their aesthetic and their vision of the world are very similar. -Dylan McDermott

Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood. -Carlos Ghosn

It was improv that really helped me start coming up with recipes and just believe in my instincts. That's why the first recipe I made up was 'I Ain't Chicken Chicken' because I finally felt bold and fearless in the kitchen, which was an entirely new feeling for me. -Aarti Sequeira

I trust my instincts. -Billy Zane

All I can tell you is that you cannot make choices in your own career, either career choices or choices when you're actually working as an actor, based on trying to downplay or live up to a comparison with somebody else. You just can't do that. You have to do your own work based on your own gut, your own instincts, and your own life. -Brandon Lee

I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can't be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn't discuss media coverage. -Sachin Tendulkar

I act on impulse and I go with my instincts. -Gordon Ramsay

I'm very aware that when one is acting in the theater, you do become kind of animal about it. And you're reliant on instincts rather than tact a lot of the time. -Alan Rickman

Sometimes when you're going fast, your instincts can be very useful. -Andrea Arnold

The attacks of September 11 – and subsequent acts of terror from London to Madrid to Fort Hood, Texas – embody the most repulsive of human instincts, the will to power at the price of the lives of others. -Jon Meacham

I have got instincts that, I think, are very much in tune with people's very keen sense to see something different. I did not dream of being in politics since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I was not involved in student politics, or not in that partisan way. -Nick Clegg

Know that there is so much more to you than your body. It's not just about perfecting the steps; you must trust your instincts to tell deep, emotional stories through the steps that you are performing. -Karen Kain

I always tell actors when they go in for an audition: Don't be afraid to do what your instincts tell you. You may not get the part, but people will take notice. -Robert De Niro

I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. I'm not particularly intellectual or clever or minority-focused in my creative instincts. And I'm certainly not aware of suppressing more sophisticated ambitions. -Rowan Atkinson

Follow your instincts and do not let other people's opinion of you become your opinion of yourself. -Sarah Jessica Parker

If there's one thing above all that sets me apart from Tony Blair it is this – I am not embarrassed to articulate the instincts of the British people. -William Hague

Feminists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I'd rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody. -Bjork

I used to joke I was a point-and-click actor. My whole process has been about trusting your instincts and hitting your mark. -Daniel Radcliffe

I kept a steel wall around my moral and sexual instincts – protecting them, I thought, from the threats of the real world. This gave me a tremendous advantage in politics, if not in my soul. The true me, my spiritual core, slipped further and further from reach. -James McGreevey

I don't think many actors are the best judge of careers. I think generally we have good instincts about what we can do in terms of acting. And often they become directors, which I don't want to be. -Hugh Jackman

When your entire brain is active, that means you are taking everything in through all sense perception. Your entire memory bank and your instincts are in play, so you make much quicker and more intelligent choices. -Martha Beck

I don't always trust my own instincts. It would be nice if someone else would tell me what I should do with my life! -Liz Phair

I know I have pretty good instincts. -Ashley Tisdale

I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts. -Gary Gygax

Your personality as the prime minister feeds through to what you emphasise, and what you don't, how you'll handle a situation – whether you've got the combination of intelligence or instincts to adapt and to make good decisions. -John Key

We need a better way to talk about eating animals, a way that doesn't ignore or even just shruggingly accept things like habits, cravings, family and history but rather incorporates them into the conversation. The more they are allowed in, the more able we will be to follow our best instincts. -Jonathan Safran Foer

We've been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we're conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that's the right thing for society. -Bryan Cranston

Melody has a certain way that it projects back to you. It triggers certain nerves in your body and certain instincts that normally wouldn't be triggered by a normal voice. -Akon

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers – if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. -Marla Gibbs

If I feel like it's a well-written script and if it speaks to me, it's something I want to do. I usually rely on my instincts when it comes to a script. -Michael Ealy

The brain is the only kind of object capable of understanding that the cosmos is even there, or why there are infinitely many prime numbers, or that apples fall because of the curvature of space-time, or that obeying its own inborn instincts can be morally wrong, or that it itself exists. -David Deutsch

I have instincts. -Robert M. Gates

Politics has high and low moments. Sometimes it brings out the better angels of our nature; sometimes baser instincts. -Jim Leach

Trust your instincts: they tend to see you right. By listening to them, at least you can sleep at night. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

I love TV now, and 'Modern Family,' but what draws me back to theater is that initial instinct of wanting to be a theater actor. I love the challenge of starting a play and not stopping until you finish. I love the immediacy of trusting your instincts. -Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The reason I go for the designers is because they make me feel good. It's about finding clothes that make you feel good as a woman. If I like it, I'll wear it. You have to go with your instincts and not be led by trends. -Cheryl Cole

To be clear, I worry as much about the impact of the Internet as anyone else. I worry about shortening attention spans, the physical cost of sedentary 'surfing' and the potential for coarsening discourse as millions of web pages compete for attention by appealing to our base instincts. -Andrew Weil

Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts – only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do. -Raquel Welch

I don't think people should be able to swear whenever they want. I just don't want the federal government making laws about swearing. We should trust people's own instincts about what is appropriate in any given situation. -Richard Dooling

I would say that when I came into this chapter of my filmmaking career, starting with 'The Fighter,' there was this sense that you have to go from your instincts and you have to go from your gut, and you have to not hesitate and you have to not hedge. -David O. Russell

After all these years, I'm starting to learn what a good director does, and I know what a good one does with actors: help us navigate finer instincts, help us when we're wrong, encourage us when things are great. -Brian Geraghty

I was a theater dork in high school and did all the plays. My theater teacher in high school, Janet Spahr, was absolutely incredible and mentored me throughout school. She taught me a lot about relying on my instincts. -Melissa Rauch

You know, as fiction writers, if our instincts are off, we can't pay our bills. -Lorrie Moore

Once upon a time, I thought that politics was the name we gave to our higher instincts. That was before Margaret Thatcher, who came to power when I was 11 years old. -Andrew O'Hagan

I don't for one second think about the possibility of censorship when I am writing a new book. I know I am a person who cares about kids and who cares about truth and I am guided by my own instincts, and trust them. -Lois Lowry

Everyone desires relationships and community. Most people want to belong to a cohesive, like-minded group. It staves off loneliness. It promotes identity. These are natural and very human instincts. -Joshua Ferris

I think sometimes my controlling instincts came out of a fear of other people. -Gary Kemp

In the end I do respond to my own instincts. Sometimes they're successful, and obviously sometimes they're not. But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in. -Anna Wintour

American culture is probably the least Christian culture that we've ever had because it is so materialistic and it's so full of lies. The whole advertising world is just, it's just intertwined with lies, appealing to the worst of the instincts we have. -Eugene H. Peterson

When you have a dream that you can't let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you're willing to do that. -Harvey Mackay

By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it. -Tabatha Coffey

I have no doubt that President George W. Bush – a man, in my experience, of extremely kind and generous instincts, and back in Austin even a rescuer of stray animals – would be appalled by the conditions of a typical American factory farm or packing plant. -Matthew Scully

You have to ask a lot of questions and listen to people, but eventually, you have to go by your own instincts. -Kirk Kerkorian

It's good to go with your gut instincts in life. You just should. Even if it doesn't work out, something good will come out of it. -Karen Gillan

Happens I am very political. I have deep political instincts. -Will Ferrell

The onset of mania occurs when repression is no longer able to resist the assaults of the repressed instincts. -Karl Abraham

Whereas the melancholic exhibits a state of general inhibition, in the manic patient even normal inhibitions of the instincts are partly or wholly abolished. -Karl Abraham

Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier. -Christian Dior

Confucianism is all about tempering your instincts with intellectual discipline, with book learning. -Brian Reynolds Myers

Your initial instincts about investments and people are usually correct. We do a lot of due diligence in this business and most of the time it comes out where we started. -Alan Patricof

You've just got to trust your instincts and realize that you can't please all the people all the time. You've got to please yourself ultimately in the end. -Noel Gallagher

Our intellect, our awareness, and our consciousness is the most powerful form of life on this planet. It's totally worthwhile. If our animal instincts stopped, we would die. We don't think about it, but if your consciousness were responsible for all of your bodily functions, you would die. -James McAvoy

When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then, I've always gone on my instincts. -Anderson Cooper

Performa's founder and prime mover, Roselee Goldberg, has great instincts for which artists might collaborate well together. -Roberta Smith

With a play, for me, there's no time to sit back on it. You're living on your instincts. And every night there are subtle changes and adjustments, because what's in front of you is a living, breathing audience. -Eve Myles

My instincts tell me that you will spiral into a very unhealthy place if you start pondering about how other people think about you and, quite frankly, I don't want to go there. -Jodhi May

Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I've learned, that's the path to happiness. -Lesley Ann Warren

Is instinct in the head or in the heart? Off the field, I follow my good instincts which steer me in the right direction. Sometimes on the field my head leads me astray. That's what I believe. -Mario Balotelli

All I can do is follow my instincts, because I'll never please everyone. -Emma Watson

Throughout my career I have been talked out of things I wanted to do, and when I look back, I think I should have followed my instincts. -Halle Berry

We're all just animals. That's all we are, and everything else is just an elaborate justification of our instincts. That's where music comes from. And romantic poetry. And bad novels. -Elvis Costello

A lot of guys try to mingle with me because of who I am. If I encounter a guy with a clean heart, I will go by my instincts. I guess my man won't be from the film industry. -Kareena Kapoor Khan

It's not easy being an actor, and having said that, everybody's an actor. Do you know what I mean? Paris Hilton's an actor, which is kind of scary. But if you want to honor your craft and yourself, strive for the nobler instincts. -Patti LuPone

I like to be on the edge, on the cutting edge, or be into the unknown, into the territory where I have to depend on being in the moment and depending on my instincts. -Herbie Hancock

We all bullet point our triumphs, but I am who I am because of everything you don't see on my CV. The stuff that doesn't work out teaches you how to trust your instincts and adapt. -Aimee Mullins

When Walt Disney was making his films, he trusted his instincts and made films for himself, but they appealed to everybody, not just kids. -John Lasseter

I choose totally by instinct. And the only time I've ever gone against my instincts, I've regretted it. -Julia Roberts

The best thing about football for me is the reacting. It's a lot of instincts. But training, for me, it's more for the meditating. And I spend more time training than actually playing football. So I get into that zone during training more than anything. -Troy Polamalu

I think people who are regarded as better actors must have better instincts because, at the end of the day, once they say 'action,' it's you who has to do it right. You can do all the research and preparation or none at all, but it's your instincts that tell you, 'No, I'll do it like this.' -Katrina Kaif

Music, for me, is vital. Punjabi, Bollywood, Sufi, RnB… I listen to it all. When I'm not listening to music, you will find me chatting with friends. Off the field, I just let my instincts take over. I certainly don't think about batting, or which bowlers I'm going to face. -Virat Kohli

You've got to trust your instincts, your judgment and trust the storytelling that came before and the quality of the acting with the emotion. -Jean-Marc Vallee

If anyone tells you that you're too old to be an entrepreneur or that you have the wrong background, don't listen to them. Go with your gut instincts and pursue your passions. -Vivek Wadhwa

A good jockey has to be physically well balanced. They have to possess a strong upper body and a strong lower body. You've gotta have quick reflexes, and you've got to be incredibly coordinated. But it's you're instincts that have to be perfect. You can't be an exceptional rider without instincts. -Chantal Sutherland

I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more. -Michael Jordan

Growing up in eastern Turkey, I was not really involved with the family business – sheep and cow farming, yogurt and cheese making. But I think I learned from my father the unspoken business language or instincts that go back thousands of years. -Hamdi Ulukaya

We inhabit a world where we're taught that we can have what we desire, and tend to act on it – the least we can do is admit to it when we succumb to our instincts. -Mariella Frostrup

You have to believe in yourself and only trust your own vision and instincts. If I'd listened to what other people thought about my work in the first 10 years that I was a writer, I never would have made it to begin with. -Philipp Meyer

When you hold things back, when you don't commit completely to your ideas and trust completely in your own instincts, you are guaranteeing your own failure – even if you end up having commercial success. -Philipp Meyer

I've always felt that if I examine myself too much, I'll find out what I know and don't know, and I'll burst the bubble. I've gotten so lucky relying on my animal instincts, I'd rather keep a little bit of the animal alive. -Clint Eastwood

I don't really follow market research. In the end, I respond to my own instincts. -Anna Wintour

I don't think I am that hands-on. I'm much more of a believer in finding a great team of people and trusting them to follow their instincts. They work better when they feel they have freedom and they are trusted. -Anna Wintour

Ultimately, you have to write what's coming at any given point in time. Fighting your instincts for practical reasons is a losing battle. -Jonathan Tropper

There are seasons in life. Don't ever let anyone try to deny you the joy of one season because they believe you should stay in another season… Listen to yourself. Trust your instincts. Keep your perspective. -Jane Clayson

Even in the most peaceful communities, an appetite for violence shows up in dreams, fantasies, sports, play, literature, movies and television. And, so long as we don't transform into angels, violence and the threat of violence – as in punishment and deterrence – is needed to rein in our worst instincts. -Paul Bloom

The horror genre gets you in touch with our primal instincts as a people more than any other genre I can think of. It gives you this chance to sort of reflect on who we are and look at the sort of uglier side that we don't always look at, and have fun with that very thing. -Drew Goddard

I think so much of the horror film is about our primal instincts, and our primal instincts are not just towards violence. It's also towards sex. I feel like horror movies, as much as they're about violence, they're also about sex. It's about our instincts, so in that regard, it's crucial that you honor both of those things. -Drew Goddard

I love going to horror movies – especially when they are fun. I think that they get you in touch with sort of these primal instincts that we all have in the relative safety of the theater. -Drew Goddard

I follow my instincts. Maybe I'd be more successful in my business and my private life if I did things like everybody else. But I just feel like I'm different from everybody else. -Brenda Russell

I suffer from the same frustration that every decent American suffers from. That is, that you begin to wonder whether decent liberal instincts, decent humanitarian instincts, can actually penetrate the right-wing voice, get through the steering of American opinion by the mass media. -John le Carre

I've learned to think, I may succeed or fail, but I'm going to do so on the merit of my own instincts. -Ben Affleck

I think something happens to us biologically when we have children where the worry sets in immediately. And I don't think that ever goes away. But you have to fight your instincts to build walls up around your children or to want to shelter and protect them from everything. -Natalie Maines

In the developed world, hundreds of millions of us now face the bizarre problem of surfeit. Yet our brains, instincts, and socialized behavior are still geared to an environment of lack. The result? Overwhelm – on an unprecedented scale. -Martha Beck

The thing I most connect with is the idea of not giving up. And that's a thing I have in my own life. You have to trust your instincts and keep trying. -Callie Thorne

We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it. -Tabatha Coffey

What has happened to America's survival instincts? -Tina Brown

Kevin Hart. He's the man! I like his style. He's short, so I can relate. All the stories he tells are real. I respect that, and he's just a really funny dude – great comedy instincts. To do stand-up on a stage for an hour and tell stories and make people laugh is incredible. -Cameron Boyce

Peter Jackson's instincts are extraordinary, as is his stamina. -Christopher Lee

'The Stepford Wives' was too big, and it was unsatisfying to do. Not that it was unsatisfying to do, but it was unsatisfying as a result because, as much as I loved parts of it, and I'm really proud of so much of it, the entire movie wasn't what I wanted it to be. It's my own fault; I didn't follow my instincts. -Frank Oz

Don't listen to anybody. Nobody knows the magic bullet. If they did, they'd sell it and make a fortune. Follow your gut. Follow your instincts. Every once in a while, take a chance. -Michael Cudlitz

I don't like the idea of playing a one-dimensional character who is just fearless, strong, and killer and has instincts and just thrives in dangerous circumstances – that's really boring to me, and I don't think it represents what most women feel inside. -Evangeline Lilly

When those of Jewish blood exhibit moral or intellectual superiority, genius or special talent, we feel pride in them, even if they have abjured the faith like Spinoza, Marx, Disraeli or Heine. Despite the meditations of pundits or the decrees of council, our own instincts and acts, and those of others, have defined for us the term 'Jew.' -Louis D. Brandeis

I've always been really in touch with my primal instincts. In my profession, you have to be. -Andy Serkis

There is a biological power that is intrinsic to the woman, to the female condition. Because you are able to give life. You are the reproducer of the species. Men feel very weak in front of a woman because a woman is capable of eliciting a number of instincts in a man. And that is what has made men very nervous about women. -Gioconda Belli

Follow your instincts. Do the kind of writing you love to do and do best. 'Stiff' was an oddball book – I mean, a funny book about cadavers? – and I worried that it would be too unconventional. In the end, that's what has made it a success, I think. -Mary Roach

I feel like, when you turn on the radio and you hear a great song, you know it's a great song, and you sing along. We all know what a great song sounds like, so we all have that instinct, it's just being able to accept your own instincts when you write that song. -Kiesza

You cannot teach a person how to write songs. It's about being your own person and following your instincts. -Kiesza

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. -Oscar Wilde

You can't please everyone, and you have to trust your instincts, and you have to do your work and throw yourself in there and trust your instincts, and just trust that you're doing a good job that I can be proud of as well. -Matt Ryan

Evolutionary psychologists suggest that humans experienced evolutionary benefits from brain developments that included aversion to loss and risk and from instincts for cooperation that helped strengthen communities. -Ben Bernanke

We are in a far better position to observe instincts in animals or in primitives than in ourselves. This is due to the fact that we have grown accustomed to scrutinizing our own actions and to seeking rational explanations for them. -Carl Jung

The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images. -Carl Jung

I don't really have a drive toward being a director at all. Not that I wouldn't rule it out, but I just don't think my instincts lie necessarily in a very visual way. But I am very interested in storytelling, narrative and character development, so writing is something that I absolutely want to do. -Rose McIver

Ad agencies do all kinds of market research that ask people what they think they want, and instead, you should be creating things that you want. If you do something and you get it, the rest of the world will get it, too. Trust your own instincts, your own intellect, and your own sense of humor. -George Lois

As an actor, you can think your way out of a lot of good things sometimes. I trust my instincts as an actor, and I trust the instincts of the creators, so it's a good combination. -Rocky Carroll

Listening to your instincts, while being the easiest, can also be the hardest thing to do. -Tena Desae

My own eight children all march to the beat of their inner music, and in some cases, it is definitely far away from what I hear. I've had to honor their instincts and their choices, and merely guided them out of harm's way until they could be their own guides. -Wayne Dyer

A writer is always, always searching, even against her will, against all her better instincts, for the thread of a story. Everything is fodder. Everything is fuel. You can feel it coming on like the tingling of a sore throat. The brain never stops struggling to reshape every experience and feeling into a coherent narrative. -Miriam Toews

I love motherhood. I certainly wasn't aware of any mothering instincts until I had babies. I wasn't a person who desperately wanted to have kids, but you don't get it until you do it, and, suddenly, this nurturing instinct exists. -Deirdre O'Kane

I do love writing. It doesn't come to me as readily as I think acting does. I think acting is in my instincts. Writing is a craft that I work very hard at. And I have to train and continue to develop. -David Dastmalchian

'Stimela' is the very first video I directed. I wanted it to be an emotional visual art piece, displaying humans as free, powerful animals. We are all running from something or searching for something; our instincts have been ignored. -Wynter Gordon

I don't have anyone curbing my instincts, doing anything destructive to my self opinion. -Louise Post

Sometimes it's hard to tell where your instincts start and your baggage stops. -Rory Freedman

I don't think I have ever taken any 'offbeat' advice. Actually, I don't know I take any advice very often. I trust my own instincts and seek out information so I can make fully informed decisions. That's what's worked for me. -Diane Hendricks

Dyslexia lends itself to original thinking, not rote formulas, because you can't do the formulas – you think up your own method based on intuition and instincts. Creativity is trial and error, trying to figure out a way to do something emotionally and intuitively. -Philip Schultz

My instincts are conservative, but my inclinations are also libertarian. -Christopher Buckley

Obamacare notwithstanding, the current president's progressive instincts have been neutered by the rise of the Tea Party and Luddite conservatism. -Richard Corliss

'Magic Mike' is about guys learning that sometimes you can't control your life; you have to trust your intentions and instincts and let the road take you where it wants to go. It's about trusting that things will make sense when you look back, not when you look forward. -Reid Carolin

The military is not a social services operation or a testing ground for gender wars. It is a fighting machine. Women are not as strong as men. Their instincts and reactions in crises are markedly different. -Liz Trotta

Sometimes, it's better to stop thinking and trust your instincts. That's what I used to do when I first started making music, but as time goes on, you can sometimes over-intellectualise things. -Calvin Harris

As humans, we don't know what we should do. We don't have those instincts like God has given animals. We have to see to know where we are going. It is just a natural human emotion to look for people to emulate. -Tony Dungy

I take nothing away from my existence in the 'hood, because it sharpened my instincts. We had a different way of living that developed our survival instincts, and I use those to this day when I make films. You can't buy that. -F. Gary Gray

I'm not afraid of a big studio film; I trust my instincts. But for me, it's not really about box office. It's about looking back on your work and not having to apologize for it. -F. Gary Gray

I have a weird sense sometimes of what's going to happen before it happens, and I kind of live by that, which is how my instincts operate, I suppose. -Don McLean

From the very dawn of time until now and well into the future… human-animal companionship is at the very core of our instincts not only for mutual survival, but mutually rewarding relationships. -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

I followed my instincts; I followed my intuition, and it paid off. -Kangana Ranaut

Franklin Roosevelt didn't poll, because he had great political instincts. Now we have polls; we don't need instincts. But is that a change in principle? Is it a change in principle that we use a Xerox instead of carbon paper? It's of the same order of magnitude. -Dick Morris

I am not interested in churning out a certain number of films every year. For me, it's about the quality of work. I think it's about following your instincts and doing a film for the right reason. -Deepika Padukone

It raises questions about the natural instincts of Clinton that, when confronted with a serious domestic political scandal, she tries to blame the Russians, blame the Chinese, et cetera. -Julian Assange

I normally don't listen to my instincts because I'm so full of doubt. -Victoria Pendleton

I don't know what kind of career I want to forge for myself. But I want it to be one where I love the work that I've done. And I like to think that I have good instincts. -Anya Taylor-Joy

I'm going to trust my instincts when something's wrong. -Katarina Johnson-Thompson

The arts capture our insecurities, quicken our instincts, guide us through threats. They help us know ourselves. They help us know each other. They help us know better. -Agnes Gund

The quality of one's emotional life changes over the years, doesn't it? But the basic instincts and desires, greed and hope, seem to remain constant. In the larger scope of things, there's a sense of fulfillment to living a creative life. So I guess that's what keeps me going. -Tommy Lee Jones

The right of property holds good in all society; but in the West, ethics invade the personal life in a manner unknown to the East, so much so that the Oriental stands agape at our folly, knowing well that every man brings different instincts and ideas into the world with him. -George A. Moore

Some men spend their lives watching bees and ants, noting down the habits of these insects; my pleasure is to watch the human mind, noting how unselfish instincts rise to the surface and sink back again, making way for selfish instincts, each equally necessary, for the world would perish were it to become entirely selfish or entirely unselfish. -George A. Moore

I've never done fashion school or anything like that. But I have good instincts. -Chiara Ferragni

I brought all the instincts of a writer with me into the monastery. -Thomas Merton

My vision was to create makeup that was more transparent but with formulas that last. I follow my instincts – it's all very spontaneous! -Francois Nars

In the theater, you didn't have any marks. Your instincts in rehearsal told you what the blocking was. On film, they reversed it. They decided ahead of time what your instincts were, before you even arrived. -Peter Falk

Your instincts for what's dramatic are the same whether you're working on a drawing or on a script. -Peter Falk

Prime Minister Maliki, released from American restraint, acted on his worst instincts, creating enormous distrust in Iraq's Kurdish population and deeply embittering Sunnis in western Iraq's Al Anbar, who lost any confidence in a Baghdad government they saw as adversarial. -Jim Mattis

As a director, when you embrace a project, you try to understand as much as you can about its world, and you do that by embracing and engaging with people who are in that world. Then it's down to your best instincts, which is what most directing is about anyway. -David MacKenzie

For me, I try and be authentic in my choices and follow my instincts, and I think it's a valuable message for women in today's society to learn to love yourself. -Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Abnormal stresses and strains tend to accentuate man's animal instincts and provoke irrational and socially disruptive behavior among the less stable individuals in the maddening crowd. -Norman Borlaug

In times of crisis, you just have to bear down and lean on your own instincts and your own beliefs and make decisions. -Mark V. Hurd

There's no training for the business, no credentials necessary to enter… It's all about entrepreneurs, innate street intelligence, and instincts. It's a business which encourages people with dreams. That's the essence of Hollywood. -Dawn Steel

I trust myself. I trust my instincts. I know what I'm gonna do, what I can do, what I can't do. I've been through a lot, and I could go through more, but I hope I don't have to. But if I did, I'd be able to do it. I'm not going to enjoy dying, but there's not much prep for that. -Carrie Fisher

It's very important to follow your instincts because, beyond what you know exists or what you're told exists in a given area, your intuition plays a big part in finding something special. -Michael Cimino

Trust your instincts: If your instincts have always served you well, trust them and follow them. -Joy Mangano

Yes, every venture is always filled with apprehensions. But if we were to conduct ourselves continuously on that aspect, then we would lose the most important reason to be in this profession: to challenge the art of and be part of what is commonly known as our creative instincts. -Amitabh Bachchan

I Instagram and tweet a lot about my dog. I think he is one of the most interesting things about my life right now. All my motherly instincts go toward this dog. I love the dog. -Alexandra Daddario

The ideal feminist world shouldn't be one where women suppress their human instincts for attention and desire. We shouldn't be weighed down with the responsibility of explaining our every move. We shouldn't have to apologize for wanting attention, either. We don't owe anyone an explanation. -Emily Ratajkowski

Suge was a part-time security guard at Ruthless. He can be a very charming guy, and my initial instincts were to help him. Eazy was more perceptive: he always thought he was going to be a problem. -Jerry Heller

I am very strongly paternal. My paternal instincts need to be acted upon. My love needs a release. I love everyone. I don't express my love enough, but the love within me needs a platform as a parent. -Karan Johar

In the tech world, you can reel off great products in several ways. You can have the once-in-a-lifetime gut instincts of a Steve Jobs. You can have the brainiac coding skills of a Bill Gates, Larry Page, or Sergey Brin. Or, I learned, you can have the deep intellectual curiosity and stubbornness of a Jeff Bezos. -Walt Mossberg

I just feel like it's believing in your instincts or believing in yourself to do something crazy. That's why it's important to believe in yourself and trust yourself. -Shanice Williams

The way I did the first album… the way I wrote 'Church'… was just to trust my instincts with the music and let it kind of do what it does. -Hozier

I've certainly had a number of failures along the way, depending on my own instincts and creativity, some fairly celebrated, at least during their time. -Bob Iger

When 'Mohenjo Daro' came to me, I decided to go by my gut instincts. If something big comes up, you need to give it that time and effort. -Pooja Hegde

I go by my instincts. It's whatever I feel in the scene in the moment. -Millie Bobby Brown

Take everything you can from what people say. Keep going and stick to your instincts. And what your soul tells you to do, use that. -Jon Pardi

Being jazz-trained, things happen spontaneously. Even though it's funk rock, we still have the instincts of a jazz musician. -Trombone Shorty

The instincts and reaction and having to move – that's what football is. You have to learn how to deal with different adjustments, and know how to react to different types of plays. And do it on the fly. -Eric Berry

You have to go by your instincts in casting. -Sydney Pollack

Sometimes you have to marinate instead of making a quick decision. I appreciate my instincts, but my instincts can be dead wrong. Circumspection can give you time. -Holly Hunter

I appreciate my instincts, but my instincts can be dead wrong. Circumspection can give you time. -Holly Hunter

Test audiences are notorious for getting kind of itchy when people talk too much, and you have to trust your instincts that they don't necessarily understand that you're not digesting the movie on a scene-by-scene basis. -Marti Noxon

My instincts for asking questions is to press but not to be a jerk about it. -John Dickerson

I found that the more I'd done Shakespeare, and the more I trusted my instincts and applied the same rules you would apply to any scene, the closer I got to how it's meant to be acted. -Tom Sturridge

Playing point guard is someone's instincts. They're used to that. That's my instincts. -Draymond Green

A lot of people who have gone to music school have gotten their individuality stomped out of them. It becomes harder to find those instincts. -Lindsey Buckingham

The same instincts that make us good students can make us lousy entrepreneurs. -Reid Hoffman

Trust your instincts and emotions. -Angela Ahrendts

All I have are my instincts. They've never failed me. -Angela Ahrendts

I have learned to listen and to hone my instincts to be perceptive and be receptive to change, to constantly live in ambiguity. -Angela Ahrendts

Wellington Webb was one of the most significant mayors of the latter half of the 20th century. His natural political instincts are almost unrivaled. -John Hickenlooper

With experience, you understand expectations, you understand consequences, but sometimes it gets a little bit hard, especially for me, that I'm a perfectionist – I want to analyse everything. And sometimes it's most important to just let go and trust your instincts. This is what I need to do more of. -Ana Ivanovic

If you're presented with choices that steer you toward your worst instincts, that's what you'll choose. If I'm presented with Snickers bars, I won't necessarily seek out kale. -Franklin Foer

I tend to make my most important decisions by following my instincts rather than any straightforward logic. -Marco Bizzarri

I've written hundreds of songs, and I tend to think that my instincts are pretty good when it comes to what people are going to like and what people aren't going to like. -Mark Foster

Your heart and your instincts are far more reliable than your brain. When you follow your heart, you can be sure you won't regret it later. Even if you calculate your every move, it's not like life ever goes according to plan. -Nithya Menen

You can't be bad when you're working with a kid. They have the instincts that all great actors have. -Laurence Fishburne

I work with my instincts. I don't have a process that I learned in an acting class whereby I break a script down or whereby I do a certain kind of research. -Laurence Fishburne

I have great instincts, like the instincts of a squirrel. You know, like when you're driving and a squirrel stops in the middle of the road. -Simon Helberg

Insects are living metaphors for me. They are so alien and so remote and so perfect, but also they are emotionless; they don't have any human or mammalian instincts. They'll eat their young at the drop of a hat; they can eat your house! There's no empathy – none. -Guillermo del Toro

When I'm snowboarding, I just feel stronger and more flexible and more able to trust my instincts – because there are times when you really do have to be mindful with the jumps you're hitting and the conditions that you're riding in. -Jamie Anderson

As an actor, you tend to draw on your human instincts and your background, what you've gone through as an individual. -Michael Ealy

President Yeltsin's instincts were decent: he encouraged the marketplace, the press flourished, and everything started to open – even the KGB archives. Yeltsin reburied Nicholas II. Free from Soviet anti-semitism, he surrounded himself with Jewish capitalists and advisers who returned to public life for the first time since the 1920s. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

I didn't have any natural instincts toward heading. It cost me lots of opportunities to score. -Christen Press

I'm not accomplished enough to over-analyze something, because I don't have the background as far as people who write and know how to break down a character or story and stuff. I mostly go by gut instincts. -Phyllis Smith

I've learned to go with your instincts. To go with your strengths and believe in yourself. -Jeanine Pirro

I think you develop strong instincts when you're a comedian. You have to pay your bills by making people laugh every six seconds… or not. I had to do that for 22 years. -Byron Allen

The older I get, the more I feel that's all we are: a big bunch of feelings and instincts all wrapped up in some brief encounter with intellect. -Timothy Spall

My parents have always taught me to be myself and to follow my instincts. -Kaia Gerber

There is no single voice in fandom; there is a multitude of voices, so you listen to them all because there are some good ideas coming from everywhere, but at the end of the day, we have to use our own instincts as a guide. -Anthony Russo

Instincts are a really important guide for any artist, but particularly filmmakers because it takes a lot to stay true to your instincts as a storyteller. -Yance Ford

Our worst instincts as human beings have to do with our carelessness with natural resources, and when the body itself becomes just one more of those resources, how will we treat it? Will we treat it with such indifference and with such depersonalization that it becomes more like a very fancy car than a repository of the self? -Laeta Kalogridis

Imgur is a data-driven company, and our community is our most important signal. But you can't perfectly plot humans neatly into a chart. It takes someone with instincts and empathy to truly understand the community and represent them in all of the company decisions. -Alan Schaaf

James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth, and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent. -Nina Tassler

It's TV: you just have to jump in and just do it. You don't have time to think about it. You don't have time to write a history, which makes it even better. I go with first instincts. -Guillermo Diaz

My mum always reminds me to trust my instincts. If a project doesn't feel right and doesn't excite me, it's likely it won't help me to get to where I want to be. -Maia Mitchell

When you are married to a guy who takes chances every day, who loves risk and has great intuition and great business instincts – when you're married to someone like that who pushes you to dream big, you dream big. -Joanna Gaines

I try not to judge my characters. If I'm looking at it from the outside, I'd say, 'No, she's not really a great mother.' But she wishes she were, and she wants to be, and she still has instincts toward protecting her son and wanting him to be a happy person. -Mira Sorvino

The tradition of the South is not urban… I think we are a region of storytellers, naturally, just from our tribal instincts. We did not have the pleasures of the theater or the dance, motion pictures when they came along. We simply entertain each other by talking. -Harper Lee

As an entrepreneur, the latitude of failure and of success is directly correlated to people. I am growing more and more attentive to my first instincts, even if I can't justify them, as they apply to people. -Caroline Ghosn

Life's so much based on instincts and quick decisions, and people don't know what they're looking for. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

In my own one-woman show, 'Feeling Good,' I talk about my childhood and write a letter to my younger self in the show. The most important thing I would tell her is to trust my instincts. Just trust them. They're little whispers from God, I think. You've heard it a million times, but it's true: Listen to that inner voice. -LaChanze

Instincts are learned on the football field through experience. It's vital in sports because things happen so rapidly that you have to rely on your instincts at times to make quick decisions. -Doug Baldwin

Good instincts are vital to longevity in the NFL. -Doug Baldwin

I am a very driven and hardworking person, and I am independent, and I feel that I have really good instincts. -Brynn Cartelli

Never do anything that you don't want to do. Listen to your instincts and follow it. -Vanna White

To get on a show where you're acting day in and day out for many, many hours – 15-16 hours sometimes – it hones your endurance, your ability to memorize, your ability to follow your instincts, because you don't have time to fret about your choices afterward. -Lela Loren

What makes a man is when you go against your own instincts to do to the right thing. -Rod Lurie

I've taken a lot of risks through the years, but I always followed my instincts and always explored new opportunities. The biggest reward has been having an idea and being able to make it a reality. My passions always lead the way – travel and adventure, fitness, art, and home. -Cynthia Rowley

I bring forward stories from the lives of everyday Americans: those whose path hasn't been set out on easy street or who haven't been given it all, those who are actually forging ahead because of their own personal resources, their moxie, their survival instincts. -Debra Granik

There is no right or wrong way to pair or prepare a dessert. Follow your instincts, edit, and taste-tweak-taste until you get it just right! -Christina Tosi

I'm not a mixer. That's not what I do. I'm a songwriter, a singer, and a guitar player. You might have some ideas here and there, but you let the mixer mix the song because, overall, you've gotta trust their instincts. -Myles Kennedy

My gut instincts are strong, but they're not always accessible to me, which is why I like DJing, because you don't have time, and you have to go on instinct. -James Murphy

The more Mr. Trump traduces the old established lines of decency, the more he affirms his supporters' most shameless ideological instincts. -Bret Stephens

Any time you've played different sports – for me, it has always been basketball; that is an instinctual sport. You're dribbling the ball, passing. I'm sure that has helped me a lot along the line with helping with my football instincts. -Nick Foles

Some people play it safe in the world of drag – I'm guilty of it myself, sometimes – but I hope to always be a voice that encourages people to buck trends, follow their instincts, and do good in the world. -Sasha Velour

I think I'm better at songwriting now, and it does come easier. I have faith in my initial instincts. -Mark Kozelek

Voters should absolutely know that a future president has the instincts to react to real-life and unrehearsed situations. -Richard Grenell

In my other work as a self-defense instructor, I have taught the importance of listening to one's gut instincts. -Lexi Alexander

My instincts led me to meditate in the woods when I was a kid. I would emerge at sunset and announce to my family that we are all connected beings. I would watch the grass grow and dance with trees and realize that I was a necessary part of the inter-workings of the world. -Tara Stiles

We all have the power, intuition, and ability to think and act for ourselves until we give that power away. We give our power away because we're bullied into thinking we aren't good enough and someone else must know better than us; therefore, we should give over our instincts and act according to instruction. -Tara Stiles

My career wasn't planned, never had any targets. I just go by my instincts, and I think I am doing good work. -Nani

As hackneyed and cliche as it sounds, follow your heart. We are all given intuition and instincts, and sometimes it is hard to follow those instincts with the fears and pressures that surround us – but you have to do it. -Michael Feinstein

Trust your instincts, and the best way to trust them is to practice them. -Vincent Rodriguez III

Sometimes I've made mistakes and not really listened to my instincts, and I've done a project, and I've been disappointed with the consequence, I think, as a consequence of not listening to whatever part of me it is that, at its base, is interested in telling interesting stories. -Alex Lawther

If you look at all the great shot-blockers of all time, they had length, and they had instincts. Even when you look at guards, like Dwyane Wade. He's one of the best shot-blocking guards ever, and he has great instincts. He's kind of cat-like. -Mohamed Bamba

If you look at the approach Theresa May has taken to Brexit so far, she has the instincts of a Brexiteer but the cautious pragmatism of a remainer, which is where I think the British people are. She brings incredible resilience, and we have to allow her to get on and negotiate this deal. -Jeremy Hunt

School is supposed to civilise us, to tame our wilder instincts and teach us how to be more sensible, more knowledgeable, and cleverer. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

American foreign policy needs to be driven by what will get results and what is legal, not by what satisfies our primal instincts of revenge. -Chris Murphy

That's the difference between a great comic and a bad comic – one has great instincts and has a lot of compassion and can feel what's right and what's wrong. -Ali Wong

Ricky Hatton has no sense of anticipation of what's coming his way. You can teach him all you want, but he doesn't have those instincts. -Paulie Malignaggi

We all have an obligation as actors to be true to ourselves and our best instincts, but often there's a higher purpose, which is to serve the text and, in the grander sense, serve the series, even if that means to fall on your sword and take the hit. -Peter Scolari

My first reaction to any fight opportunity is yes, just out of instincts. That's why I'm in this sport. -Urijah Faber

In campaigns, promises are usually treated skeptically. Past positions are viewed as the one reliable way to gauge a candidate's instincts. -Ari Melber

When you're out there and playing, things are going fast. You've just got to trust your instincts and what got you there. -Clint Dempsey

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