Best Quotes About Perception

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. -Mark Twain

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. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

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. -A. E. Housman

High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. -Henry Kissinger

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment. -Lionel Trilling

In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better. -Edward de Bono

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. -Edward de Bono

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. -Ursula K. Le Guin

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them. -Edward de Bono

Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist. -Ned Rorem

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. -Ansel Adams

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. -William Wordsworth

In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it. -H. G. Wells

The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. -Umberto Eco

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. -Walter Benjamin

We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception. -Vernon Howard

To perceive means to immobilize… we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself. -Henri Bergson

Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom. -Henri Bergson

The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity. -Gail Sheehy

The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always. -Willa Cather

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions. -Gerald Jampolsky

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. -Alexis Carrel

If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely. -Don DeLillo

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone. -Martina Navratilova

There is no truth. There is only perception. -Gustave Flaubert

The perception of beauty is a moral test. -Henry David Thoreau

Science is nothing but perception. -Plato

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. -Anais Nin

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me. -Angelina Jolie

I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing. -Angelina Jolie

Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality. -Bill Owens

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. -Virginia Satir

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. -Brad Pitt

The perception is that more important people watch news in the evenings than in the mornings. -Reese Schonfeld

Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception. -Alan Moore

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection. -Alban Berg

Anybody who's ever gone through a hard time – any outsider's perception, no matter how much information they're given, they have no idea what the person's life is like. -Amy Grant

The new limitations are the human ones of perception. -Milton Babbitt

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. -Samuel Dash

These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas – and new connections between ideas – lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness. -Dave Sim

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. -Jim Brown

It's a well known thing that ordinary perceptions can have a strange aspect when one is travelling. -Kenneth Koch

The really explicit phrase is doors of perception. -Marianne Faithfull

Science is a perception of the world around us. Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you. -Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based. -Seamus Heaney

You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception. -Henri Bergson

When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves. -Henri Bergson

Also, after people play these Sim games, it tends to change their perception of the world around them, so they see their city, house or family in a slightly different way after playing. -Will Wright

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. -Claudia Black

I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment. -Rick Allen

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. -Susan Blackmore

It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you're not. -Michael Ondaatje

Equally, we require a collective past – hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present. -Penelope Lively

I'm inspired by nature. Other artist's work is important for developing my perception. -Mike Thompson

So, we, as human beings, live in a very imprecise world. A world where our perceptions of reality are far more important than actual reality. -Daniel Keys Moran

The thing of it is though that's the only way people know you, they see you in that roll and they see you in person and they only know the perception of what you are. -David Selby

Psychology is still trying to explain the perception of the position of an object in space, along with its shape, size, and so on, and to understand the sensations of color. -James J. Gibson

There has been a great gulf in psychological thought between the perception of space and objects on one hand and the perception of meaning on the other. -James J. Gibson

The perception of what a thing is and the perception of what it means are not separate, either. -James J. Gibson

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. -Muhammad Iqbal

If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations. -Richard V. Allen

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. -John le Carre

The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog – that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area. -Michael Scheuer

This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception. -Robert Teeter

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. -Robert Teeter

My own perception of that is somewhat colored by where people ask my advice, which is still, of course, about changes to Python internals or at least standard libraries. -Guido van Rossum

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. -Alan Autry

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over. -Elizabeth Moon

I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity. -Kenny G

Further-more, partisan attachments powerfully shape political perceptions, beliefs and values, and incumbents enjoy advantages well beyond the way in which their districts are configured. -Thomas E. Mann

Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception – that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data, or something like that. -David Chalmers

My own perception is that there are two tiers of countries, one, the original ASEAN, and then the new members. The new members are in various stages of development. -Sellapan Ramanathan

I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic fields controlled by computer sequences that could profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions. -Douglas Trumbull

If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn. -Floyd Abrams

Oddly my name has been no professional help at all! It seems to have made no difference. I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his enormous psychological perception. -Joanna Trollope

You can't cover people with perceptions because we are all different. -Bernhard Langer

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. -Alexander Fleming

These are the influences that everybody has. Some individuals might stand out because of one thing or another, but whether one's perception as a child of what was important or not is accurate, I don't know. -John Hume

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. -Jennifer Connelly

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. -Helena Blavatsky

And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music. -Karlheinz Stockhausen

I just wanted to have fun for myself – I felt I had a lot to say, and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a place to express my ideas. The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions. -Tina Brown

My perception is that I've never done anything but work really hard. -Val Kilmer

After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do. -Jim Harrison

I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song. -Deborah Cox

Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families. -Jill Bennett

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. -Alan Hansen

Being famous hasn't changed my perception of myself – I've just grown up. -Cat Deeley

In the perception of the incongruous stimuli, the recognition process is temporarily thwarted and exhibits characteristics which are generally not observable in the recognition of more conventional stimuli. -Jerome Bruner

Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory. -Gottfried Leibniz

Some would suggest that there has been a dramatic change in our perception of the world and ourselves within the world. Others have observed that there has been an almost complete about-face in a relatively short span of time. -Alex Campbell

There's this perception sometimes around here that I'm this Hollywood guy. -Harry Anderson

For whatever be the knowledge which we are able to obtain of God, either by perception or reflection, we must of necessity believe that He is by many degrees far better than what we perceive Him to be. -Origen

I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I'm not whining and moaning inside as much. -Ione Skye

Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions. -M. H. Abrams

I was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics. -Aung San Suu Kyi

The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times. -Robert Morgan

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. -Johannes P. Muller

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. -Daniel Okrent

In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived. -Samuel Alexander

The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception. -Samuel Alexander

The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental. -Samuel Alexander

Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively. -Samuel Alexander

The belief that we are what the media says we are, what people perceive we are, is soon to be what we think we are. We are treated based on this warped perception. It is hard to get away from it. -Kevin Eubanks

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. -Layne Staley

The musician – if he be a good one – finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music. -John Drinkwater

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. -Josef Albers

Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in order to convey a funny perception of the world. -Tina Weymouth

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness. -Robert Delaunay

Our understanding is correlative to our perception. -Robert Delaunay

I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends. -Fred Frith

Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route. -Theodore Bikel

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. -Wilhelm Wundt

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. -Van Morrison

Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception. -Pierre Schaeffer

The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities, and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals, was made by governments, on the basis of political and military perceptions. -Joseph Rotblat

The perception of the audience is the interesting part. If the audience doesn't hear what is going on, is it going on or not? -Robert Fripp

The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time. But they're still going to read what they want to into it. -Vince Gill

A gloss is a total system of perception and language. -Talcott Parsons

We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white, which they didn't. They loved very bright colors. And there were other differences in perceptions that gave one a very different view of them. -Carlisle Floyd

I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth. -Norton Juster

You must consider, when reading this treatise, that mental perception, because connected with matter, is subject to conditions similar to those to which physical perception is subject. -Maimonides

Sometimes I feel limited by people's perceptions of what I can and cannot do, or what I do or don't look like. -Mira Sorvino

However, in spite of the general perception that monetary policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation, a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound. -Toshihiko Fukui

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. -Billy Joel

But any perception of this application being speeded up requires me to take responsibility. -David Blunkett

When a film is created, it is created in a language, which is not only about words, but also the way that very language encodes our perception of the world, our understanding of it. -Andrzej Wajda

It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is – Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it's suicide. -Charlie Hunnam

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction. -Kevyn Aucoin

After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception. -Pedro Almodovar

I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States – not the kind of role I usually play – it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer. -Andrea Martin

So I think it's – what was important to me is that I found that I can't change the fact that people already have made an opinion about me. But I don't think that should stop me from trying to correct some of the misperceptions that are out there. -Monica Lewinsky

Well, for me, really, I think it was I wanted to try and clear up some of the misperceptions that were out there and fill in some of the historical gaps. -Monica Lewinsky

There is a major ingredient missing from our perception of how changes are brought about; that ingredient is power. -Paul Wellstone

The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem. -Caitlyn Jenner

I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false. -Clifford Geertz

Ideologies, however appealing, cannot shape the whole structure of perceptions and conduct unless they are embedded in daily experiences that confirm them. -Christopher Lasch

How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can't argue with them. That's their perception. -Meryl Streep

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. -Mark Rylance

The advanced levels which the democratic world has attained at the end of lengthy processes may have created the perception in the region that democracy is a distant concept; this perception can be addressed. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. -Leonardo da Vinci

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you. -Jon Bon Jovi

Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values. -Marshall McLuhan

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. -Aldous Huxley

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come. -Michelangelo

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. -Ursula K. Le Guin

The world is… the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself. -Maurice Merleau-Ponty

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. -William Blake

Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic. -Raymond Chandler

Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience. -Freda Adler

An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false. -Nance O'Neil

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. -Samuel Alito

I definitely don't look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me. -Elijah Wood

The perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs. -Jim Bunning

I'm from the bottom, I understand what it's like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people's shoes and go from there. So that's what I did. -Kevin Garnett

Factors affecting effective regional cooperation are mindsets and perceptions emanating from the past. -Khaleda Zia

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. -Ansel Adams

A common misperception of me is… that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point. -Sean Bean

One of the misperceptions that exists in the Muslim world, which needs to be fixed, is the perception that Muslims in America are – are – are living in – in very, very, very bad circumstances. They cannot practice religion freely. It is not the truth at all. The fact is, we are practicing. We fast, we pray, we do our prayers. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

When you look at the state of the economy right now, you have to set a priority. And my top priority is the deficit of jobs and economic growth, and especially this perception that the United States could be falling behind especially Asian economies. -Mark Kirk

What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes. -Julian Assange

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. -Helena Bonham Carter

You become very angry and depressed that you keep getting offered only these exceedingly demure and repressed roles. They're so not me. That's why films like Fight Club were so important to me because I think I confounded certain stereotypes and limited perceptions of what I could do as an actress. -Helena Bonham Carter

I did have a knack for playing weirdos. There's still sort of this perception of me out there as being this crazy guy. -Gary Oldman

In fact, I think – our view of this is that while the agreement, the compromise did not achieve the kind of super-sized deficit reduction that we sought, it did end the uncertainty around the perception, the possibility that the United States might default on its obligations for its first time. That was a good thing. -Jay Carney

I've always talked to players about perception and reality. I don't worry about perception. There may be some of that, that people want to attach to a good name, but the reality is that some good things can happen. -Tony Dungy

Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players. -Kristi Yamaguchi

You don't need Beanie Sigel in the building with a pre-perception that this crazy dude might do anything. -Beanie Sigel

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? -Eric Davis

There's this common perception that having a famous last name is all you need. A surname may get you a meeting, but if there's no talent you won't get the part. -Lily Collins

I think the moment that I'm very proud of is building a business without using animals. And, hopefully, changing people's perception of how you can do luxury fashion. -Stella McCartney

I didn't think that college math was for me. I didn't think I'd be able to hack it. And that perception of math not being for girls, not being for girls who see themselves as socially well adjusted has got to change. -Danica McKellar

The fun of being in the pop world is you can really play with people's perceptions of what the word pop means. -Kimbra

Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. -Claudia Black

I'm a real relationship person – contrary to public perception. I'm either in one or I'm not. -Sienna Miller

In movies, there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It's a quiet, difficult undertaking, requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us. -Wesley Morris

I think it takes a lot of trickery to keep up with the media and its perception of you. I don't know if I have it in me most of the time to care. The music is made first, and the interviews or photos to keep it alive come later as a necessary evil, I suppose. -Jack White

I think perception is important. -Jeff Gordon

What I had to learn was, that I'm only responsible for my perception of things. The world's not out to get you. That's not the way it works. -Chris Robinson

With time and experience comes a different perception of what's going on around you. -Chris Robinson

I just found over the years that it's very hard to change people's perception of what it is that you do. -Colin Hay

Everyone has this perception that the bloggers, they say horrible things about you and they hide behind their computers where you can't see them. -L'Wren Scott

All my fiction starts from a feeling of unique perception, the pressure of a secret, a story that needs to be told. -Barry Unsworth

Putting on my legs is like putting on my shoes. I understand that's how some people might think differently, but I hope that in London, their perceptions open up. -Oscar Pistorius

I do feel like I have always, in my life, been inclined to be on the outside, walk a different path or something. Because of that, and increasingly over the years, my sense of distance from mainstream society or from the way culture works, I have a different kind of perception of it. -Ian MacKaye

Sure, there's a chunk of African-Americans out there who associate the Republican Party with racism, frankly particularly in the Deep South. It's an unfair perception, but it exists. Over a period time, that perception will die away if Republicans are focusing on issues that happen to impact African-Americans. -Artur Davis

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society. -Paulo Coelho

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. -Deepak Chopra

What the joke displays is a switch in perception. This is important in changing the way we think. -Edward de Bono

Logic will never change emotion or perception. -Edward de Bono

Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas. -Edward de Bono

Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is 'Wag the Dog.' Everything is a structured deception. -Rush Limbaugh

I think my iTunes is a kind of strange and embarrassing mix of show tunes and artists that I have no perception of whether or not they're huge or not, you know? I'm the kind of person who doesn't realize that The Arcade Fire is a big deal, but then I expect everybody to know Cocoon, and people tend to not know Cocoon. -Anna Kendrick

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. -E. O. Wilson

I can recall back in 1998, in August of that year, when we had a horrible disaster along the Mexican border in the town of Del Rio. At the time, FEMA was the shining star of the federal government. It's now perceived as many to be the dullest knife in the drawer. Right or wrong, that's the perception. -Henry Bonilla

In the studios days, the public's perception of movie stars was much different, because the stars were so much less exposed. This made them seem more special, more unearthly. Today they're no longer perceived as different – they've become human, so to speak. -Richard D. Zanuck

The problem is that perception is reality. -John Rowland

There was a perception of me, and I earned it because I was really intense, really gruff. I treated certain people poorly at times. It was because of who I was. It was almost my strength. I came in all business. I tried to find ways to fit in with that demeanor, but it's not easy. -Kirk Gibson

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. -Willie Aames

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. -Olivia Williams

I have no control over people's perceptions of me at all and that's one of the things I decided very early on is that I can't control the way other people think of me. All I can do, especially when it comes to my career is go out there and do cool unique kinds of things. -Macaulay Culkin

I play into the perception of me, but it's not really me. -Kim Kardashian

I think I have just always had an awareness that when you go to a premiere and people start cheering and shouting your name and stuff, they are shouting at a perception of you that they have. -Daniel Radcliffe

I think it's useful, as a famous person, to have as little separation between the perception of you and how you really are – because otherwise I'd be sitting here thinking I'm keeping secrets, and wondering when you're going to find out. -Daniel Radcliffe

You know, one of the perceptions, again, about FEMA is that there's been a demise in the organization since it became the – under – it started to become part of the Department of Homeland Security. -Henry Bonilla

I think a common misperception about attuning and tending to a child's needs so constantly is that they don't grow in their independence, but I think that the opposite is true. -Alanis Morissette

It's a fact that people who are in a weakened position, whether physically or mentally, have this perception of the outer world as threatening. Everything that is unexpected or unknown is seen as a potential danger. -Michael Haneke

Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Not that it entirely matters: There is a perception that all actors make their movies. A lot of people assume you're responsible. George Clooney told me actors get all of the blame and all the credit. -Ben Affleck

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 became an American in 2006. It got me thinking about what is my America and what's my perception of America. -Tracey Ullman

The real change that paintings undergo is in the perceptions of the viewer. -Arthur Smith

It is more interesting to be compared to someone famous, because it lets you gauge what perceptions people have about your appearance. -Arthur Smith

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. -Stan Brakhage

And I love the twist. I love to fool you once, I love to fool you twice, and on the very last page, quite often – very last paragraph sometimes – I like to just play with your perception one more time in a way that makes everything that came before just a little bit different. -Harlan Coben

Our biggest challenge is to eliminate the popular perception that economists don't have anything useful to say. -Mark Zandi

Republicans would have preferred the court overturn the health care bill, an act that would have underscored Obama's biggest liability – the perception among voters, including those who like and trust him, that he has been ineffective. -Ron Fournier

I think the perception of wealth and power is that things just become easier and easier when in reality as you raise the stakes things become more stressful. -Sean Parker

Sometimes perception is almost more important than the skill level of an actor. -Shia LaBeouf

There's a false perception that women in Africa somehow don't love their babies they way we do, don't grieve their loss the way we would. That is simply not true. -Melinda Gates

I think people's perception of a rich girl is literal, but metaphorically I embrace it as being rich in love, spirit, joy and religion. So it's not about money. -Angie Stone

I think there has been this increasing misperception that kids will not respond to something because it's also for adults. I think that often that tends to get underestimated. -Christopher Nolan

The majority of my background is multi-camera format, which is very broad and a very arch perception of reality. Whereas single camera tends to be more truthful and a little more intimate of a medium. -Matt LeBlanc

Sometimes I've felt that the industry has typecast me as a certain kind of character. But then I think all it really takes is one role, the right role, to shake that up and change that perception. -David Schwimmer

The whole thing about elections in Liberia – it's not about the way you take care of people, it's not about the heart, it's about education, according to the perception of some people. -George Weah

I will try to work for greater reconciliation, cooperation and peace in North East Asia based on correct perception of history. -Park Geun-hye

It's very difficult to change the perception people have of you. -Kristin Cavallari

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. -Kristin Scott Thomas

I'm trying to get a thicker skin. I like to be aware of people's perceptions of me, but when you put it as a priority, as a means to judging your worth, that's when it can be dangerous. -Fergie

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. -Calvin Harris

That's what a good crime novelist – any good novelist – should do with you: play with your perceptions while showing you everything in plain sight. -Harlan Coben

I would never do anything that makes the perception of country music worse. -Joe Nichols

The public's perception of your show is what it is, and you don't get to complain how people perceive your show or talk about it. -Dan Harmon

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. -Kamala Harris

Control the public's perception of you and nobody will care if you have any talent. -Rashida Jones

'Alien' asked ground-breaking questions about eco-politics and female empowerment. 'The Matrix' delved deeper into the concept of perception versus reality than perhaps any other film I know. But for some reason, we tend not to remember the significance of their writing. -Jason Reitman

I learned quickly that if the student's perception is that you're not listening to them, and not understanding them, they discredit you. -Tim Gunn

I'd been fired by CBS News in a semipublic way, and as the months went by, there was a perception that I was damaged goods. -Mika Brzezinski

I know a lot of women who embody what it means to be a feminist but do not want to use that word. The misperceptions about what it's all about have gotten into their heads. -J. Courtney Sullivan

I've got absolutely no real perception, properly, of time. -Sade Adu

Words matter, especially words defining complicated political arrangements, because they shape perceptions of the events of the past, attitudes toward policies being carried out in the present, and expectations about desirable directions for the future. -Michael Mandelbaum

I travel around and hear from so many kids. Their parents say they were always very picky but they watch the show and they want to try stuff. The show is entertainment, but I think it has done so much for the public perception of what food can be. -Tom Colicchio

A work of art doesn't exist outside the perception of the audience. -Abbas Kiarostami

My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life. -Abbas Kiarostami

I have a perfectly average skewed perception of myself. We often don't know what we're like. -Bill Nighy

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. -Conrad Black

I am surprised by how not-adopted the video reply has been. What keeps other people from doing it, I think, is that they think a video comes across as 'I'm cool, look at how many e-mails I get.' That perception doesn't scare me, because I know who I am. -Gary Vaynerchuk

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. -Octavia Spencer

I think it's actually a misperception that I am a comedic actress. I do more drama than comedy but very little of it has been seen. When you are in big funny movies and they do well and your little part in it kind of explodes people perceive you as a comedian. -Octavia Spencer

Often, the pretexts for starting a war are not real shortages of land, food or fuel, but rather perceptions – like fear, honor and perceived self-interest. -Victor Davis Hanson

I'm constantly pitching one episode where we see life through Castle's eyes. I think Castle's just a little off as far as his perception goes. A very, very clever man, but I want to see the world as Castle sees it – kind of a rose-colored glasses, all the women find him irresistible, all the guys find him super cool and do whatever he says. -Nathan Fillion

My own perception of cops was that they came into your neighborhood, they roughed up people that you loved for no reason and took them away. As a child you saw that. -Sonja Sohn

Our perception of celebrities in Hollywood is not the reality. The reality of our lives is so much like everyone else's life. We have family members we love, everyone gets up in the morning, they have three meals a day and they go about their business. -Sissy Spacek

Switching the public's perception and view of me was, and still is, kind of a challenge to get them to see me outside of a character that I played on TV for so long. -Taylor Momsen

People are so scared to really voice who they are. They want to be politically correct. Just scared to see what other people's perceptions are. -Tracy McGrady

I think there's a perception out there that people know me based on these glamorous photos they see of me in magazines, but I have about two hours of hair and makeup and then people to dress me, to make me look even better, in those pictures. -Victoria Justice

We're programmed to believe that time is the enemy, that it takes away from us or that it diminishes us. I have found that it's done the opposite to me. Life is in perfect balance. It's just that our perception of it isn't. -Queen Rania of Jordan

It's been a continuity right from the beginning – that longing to weave together perceptions, to affirm the richness of us as human beings both as performers and audience members. -Meredith Monk

I'm aware that success can overwhelm you. The perception of you can be elevated to such a status that it's not you any more. -Chris Ofili

Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception for thousands of years. -Teller

My perception of life is not to ask Francois Hollande, who isn't the father of my children, to support me financially. -Valerie Trierweiler

It's fantastic that the world is becoming more open to different ways of working, but we still have a long way to go in terms of changing perceptions. -Maynard Webb

Our modern world, though infinitely more complex than that of ancient Greece, is also far more superficial. Where the Greeks offered simple psychological training, we live in an age of style and spin in which perceptions of good and evil slither and shift with the political view of the moment. -David Gemmell

Mother Angelica is proof that we are not limited by other's perceptions, and that God sometimes calls the most unlikely people to great things. -Raymond Arroyo

We live in a twilight sort of world where, unfortunately, the perception of the seriousness of abortion – has grown progressively obscured in the minds of many of our contemporaries. -Sean Brady

I'm actually much more shy and self-conscious than people's perception of me. -Jonathan Ames

We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found. -Sharon Salzberg

We have people who pay to use our products and services, and they are heavily engaged in our content. If you erase the brand perceptions of AOL, and consider that people pay to use our properties, you would probably consider this one of the most valuable audiences on the Internet. -Tim Armstrong

I'm still a political revolutionary. The fire never went out of me, but perceptions and realizations change. -Bobby Seale

Childbirth changed my perception of my wife. She was now the bloodied special forces soldier who had fought and risked everything for our family. -Mohsin Hamid

Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. Then look at, or think of, the person triggering this emotion: With mindfulness, you can see that she is unhappy, that she is suffering. You can see her wrong perceptions. You can see that she is not beautiful when she says things that are unkind. -Thich Nhat Hanh

While doing centering prayer, the practice is to let go of any thought or perception. The priority is to be as silent as possible and when that is not possible to let the noise of the thoughts be the sacred symbol for a while, without analyzing them. -Thomas Keating

We all put obstacles in our own path toward personal style, myself included. If we understood why we constructed these practical and emotional obstacles, we might move beyond it to healthier, happier perceptions of ourselves and, ideally, a better sense of self-esteem. -Stacy London

Hollywood is in the perception business where you create layers to create mystery. In Silicon Valley it's about taking away the layers to get to the substance. -MC Hammer

As the heat of the coal differs from the coal itself, so do memory, perception, judgment, emotion, and will, differ from the brain which is the instrument of thought. -Annie Besant

One can re-create what was in the mind of a mathematician a thousand years ago, recapture the truth of the intellect wherever it may have once come to light; but the image of art, that infinite variable of perception and expression in the individual, – that is not easily re-created, at least, not with certainty and in its original fulness. -George Edward Woodberry

The Pulitzer has nothing to do with me; it's more about people's perceptions of me, whatever they may be. I'm not being humble – I honestly do not and cannot think about that. It's a lovely piece of crystal on my bookcase, but that's all it is to me. -David Lindsay-Abaire

I think since I'm not particularly well-known as myself, it's funny all the different perceptions people have of me. Like, if someone's only seen me in 'Death Proof,' they think I'm sort of a ditzy girl who says stupid things and wears revealing outfits all the time. -Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I don't dabble and spend much mind or time dealing with, I don't know, people's perceptions of me. I truly don't. -Matthew McConaughey

Influence is best measured not only by military hardware and GDP, but also by other people's perceptions that we, the United States, are using our power legitimately. That belief – that we are acting in the interests of the global commons and in accordance with the rule of law – is what the military would call a 'force multiplier.' -Samantha Power

You can write about other people and their ideas and life without having lived it, but even your perception of that is going to be colored by what you know and what you experience. And this is undeniable. -James Salter

Art is really about perception, and mine have been changed through visiting other realities. -Fred Tomaselli

Hedi was and is still misspelled 'Heidi,' and my perception of genders ended up slightly out of focus from an early age. -Hedi Slimane

I think it's easier for the general public to embrace me in a negative way. You have people who already have a perception of me that says I'm a bad person. -Curtis Jackson

I'm not worried about misconception or a perception that's bad. If I were, I'd be chasing something all the time. -Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that's really a misperception. Because actually it's just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers. -Susan Cain

The Porsche was just a vehicle to get to another place. I used it to change people's perceptions of me. I had grown up really middle class. USC was filled with elitists, richies who would go skiing every weekend. So I pretended like I was part of that world – to be accepted. -Brian Grazer

Disney is our contemporary landscape. The best art will reflect that and challenge you. Disney comforts you, whereas the best art shakes up your comfort level and perception. -Jeffrey Deitch

In the dream state, the only essential difference from waking is the relative absence of sensory input, which makes dreaming a special case of perception without sensory input. -Stephen LaBerge

I don't really understand what the public perception of me is. I think public perception and reality are two wholly different things. -Tamara Mellon

Art is not supposed to change the world, to change practical things, but to change perceptions. Art can change the way we see the world. Art can create an analogy. -JR

Some bands blow it before they even play. The most important moment of any show is when a band walks out with the red amp lights glowing, the flashlight that shows each performer the way to his spot on the stage. It's crucial not to blow it. It sets the tempo of the show; it affects everyone's perception of the band. -Johnny Ramone

I think that when a person is insecure about who they are or who they want to be, then it translates on screen, and the choices they make are all about perception. -Mila Kunis

I think for far too long there was this perception, or I guess I would call it a misperception, that our locker rooms in the NFL are extremely homophobic, and that could not be further from the truth. -Scott Fujita

There's no question that many factors contribute to voters' perceptions about debates and who wins and who loses. -Mark McKinnon

We can't allow, in my perception, our traditions, which in the Bible are really looked down upon, to stop, literally, the potential of the gospel reaching the youth of America. -Stephen Baldwin

We do not merely perceive objects and hold thoughts in our minds: all our perceptions and thought processes are felt. All have a distinctive component that announces an unequivocal link between images and the existence of life in our organism. -Antonio Damasio

I'm particularly interested in how you can't rely on your own perception. -Alison Jackson

I'm not satirical in a traditional way. What I do is more about creating caricatures and cartoons. I am commentating on the nature of how we live through photography, and how you can twist an angle to create a different perception of a person. -Alison Jackson

I am an American man, and in America, we still think of figure skaters as little girls in pretty, sparkly dresses – I worked very hard to change the perception and image of figure skating, and I think I've done a great job on my end, but in figure skating, taste needs to evolve. -Johnny Weir

Modern morality is all about perception. -Rachel Cusk

We're in a kind of vicious cycle where the media tell the politicians, and the politicians tell the people, that perception is reality, and the perception of saving dooms a politician. I don't believe perception is reality, or that all Americans think that. -Amity Shlaes

The phrase 'perception is reality' is overused generally. But perception can be reality in monetary policy. The bond market doesn't act merely on what it sees. It acts on what it expects of the Fed or the government. -Amity Shlaes

Most people think of leaders as being these outgoing, very visible, and charismatic people, which I find to be a very narrow perception. The key challenge for managers today is to get beyond the surface of your colleagues. You might just find that you have introverts embedded within your organization who are natural-born leaders. -Douglas Conant

I can go into the wilderness and not see anyone for days and experience a kind of space that hasn't changed for tens of thousands of years. Having that experience was necessary to my perception of how photography can look at the changes humanity has brought about in the landscape. My work does become a kind of lament. -Edward Burtynsky

If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people's expectations, then you can go mad. -Benedict Cumberbatch

Intelligence is the ability to take in information from the world and to find patterns in that information that allow you to organize your perceptions and understand the external world. -Brian Greene

People have a perception of me because of Victoria's Secret that I'm sexy, but I'm not a sexy girl. I'm very tomboyish. -Gisele Bundchen

There's sort of a persistent misperception that talking about race is black folk's burden. Ultimately, only men can end sexism, and only white people can end racism. -Benjamin Todd Jealous

A lot of people feel trapped by circumstance, by the expectations of others or the perception that they need a lot of money. They would like to have a different direction in their lives, but they're held back by fear or desires that are incompatible with that freedom. -Roz Savage

I study the ways new media shapes people's perceptions of the world. -Ethan Zuckerman

I couldn't care less what anyone's 'perception' of me is. I'm too long in the tooth to care. -Felix Dennis

I actually do not believe that there are any collisions between what I believe as a Christian, and what I know and have learned about as a scientist. I think there's a broad perception that that's the case, and that's what scares many scientists away from a serious consideration of faith. -Francis Collins

People want to work with somebody who feels shame, who worries about the perceptions of others. Dishonesty is something we don't like in others. -Frans de Waal

Scientists are supposed to study animals in a totally objective fashion, similar to the way we inspect a rock or measure the circumference of a tree trunk. Emotions are not to interfere with the assessment. The animal-rights movement capitalizes on this perception, depicting scientists as devoid of compassion. -Frans de Waal

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. -Paul Merton

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. -Robert Irwin

To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perceptions. -Robert Irwin

The singular point of beautiful objects, and people, is that they are experienced not as parts, or ratios between cheekbones and chin, but as wholes. The experience of beauty is a perception, but it is one that mixes up various other sensations and makes them converge in a particular way. -Charles Jencks

'Top Gear' changed people's perceptions of me. I've had much more positive responses from my TV appearances than written articles. And I have the weirdest voice. -James Blunt

The worst thing you can do is try to manipulate or control perceptions. It's impossible, and when you are found out the result is disastrous. Better to be transparent and play well with others so that when bad things happen you have a reservoir of good will to bank on. -John Gerzema

I think that dwelling on other people's perception of you is the road to complete madness, unfortunately. I try and resist that. -Kate Beckinsale

We have these words 'space' and 'time,' but you can't touch them. They're not objects, they're not things, they go forever. Space and time are really tools of animal sense perception, the way we organize and construct information. -Robert Lanza

A turning point in the public's perception of the building art came with the publication of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'An Autobiography' of 1932, a picaresque narrative that captivated many who hadn't the slightest inkling of what architects actually did. -Martin Filler

Art is a tool by which society extends its perception. -Arne Glimcher

There is always this perception that you want to shoot for the top, but I think there's this great place to shoot for the middle and get consistent work and try different things and do the work you want to do with the kind of people you want to do it with. -Callum Keith Rennie

When I was a kid, I used to see apparitions and have hallucinations, and my entire perception of the world was badly disoriented. And I had kind of a chaotic childhood because of that. I've really hung onto it, though. Because I actually like those feelings. -Jim Woodring

I don't know how to be like a Bill Murray or a Will Ferrell, these guys who know how to make a line funny just by, I don't know, some extra-sense perception. I only know character and emotion and real acting; that's all I know how to do. -John C. Reilly

I think the future of this planet depends on humans, not technology, and we already have the knowledge – we're kind of at the endgame with knowledge. But we're nowhere near the endgame when it comes to our perception. We still have one foot in the dark ages. -Graham Hawkes

You stimulate the neo-cortex, it produces a symphony. But it's not just a symphony of perception. It's a symphony of your universe. Your reality. -Henry Markram

Everybody agrees that the brain is a remarkable machine. It's capable of generating an enormous number of phenomena, some of them very obvious and some of them less obvious. But I think that in the end there are going to be some very basic explanations for many things: emotions, awareness, consciousness, attention, perception, recognition. -Henry Markram

Germany, because of the fact and the perception of a special relationship with Russia, is the only one who can influence Russian debate. Russians also believe that Germans understand them best because they've been through a big war and know what humiliation means. -Ivan Krastev

I've always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception. -James Balog

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. -Jeremy Lin

People do care where their food, or other goods, comes from, not merely if the price is right. And that means no business can afford to ignore the impacts their buying practices have on producers and on the perceptions and choices of consumers. -Julian Baggini

The neural code usually refers to how your current thoughts and feelings and perceptions are encoded in the signals that neurons are passing around – and it's not the same. The code is not the same for every person. -Sebastian Seung

Activating is about changing people's perceptions of overlooked or invisible spaces. A building can become an archetype, invisible, like for a New Yorker, for example, the Statue of Liberty. You look at it, and it disappears into the thousands of times you've already seen it. -Chris Jordan

Society is so divided in its perception of public school people. Most people who went to public school behave in the right way, but every now and then there will be someone who comes along and ruins it. -Jack Whitehall

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. -Oliver Sacks

To most people in the U.K., indeed throughout Western Europe, space exploration is primarily perceived as 'what NASA does'. This perception is – in many respects – a valid one. Superpower rivalry during the Cold War ramped up U.S. and Soviet space efforts to a scale that Western Europe had no motive to match. -Martin Rees

Any thief or criminal or robber who enters another country in order to steal should expect to be exposed to murder at any time. For the American forces to expect anything from me personally reflects a very narrow perception. -Osama bin Laden

I think that's something people need to convey because you see all these celebrity moms out there, and the perception is they can do it all, but they have sooo much help. And it's kind of an unfair image to project for many women, because it is really hard, and if you have help, you should indicate you have help. -Lisa Ling

I think the perception of peace is what distracts most people from really having it. -Joyce Meyer

In international relations, in foreign policy, a great deal has to do with historical circumstances, a great deal has to do with the sense and perception of people. -Salman Khurshid

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. -Elon Musk

We have to change public perception of ex-convicts. Most Canadians don't realize that when you come out of prison, you're a complete pariah. You can't get a car loan or money from a bank to start a business. So most end up back in prison within 24 months. It's just so wrong. We need to fix this problem. -Kevin O'Leary

The lives we live are a bit of a straight-hair vs. curly-hair thing. We often want what we don't have. In reality, it's not about better or worse; it's just perception. -Simon Sinek

I've seen all types of women. Celebrity girls I've dated and regular 9 to 5 girls. I've had shows where married women have tried to follow me to my hotel. My perception of women isn't very ignorant because I've seen a lot. -Wale

The L.A. theater scene is very different. The perception has been that people who love theater do theater in New York. The people who want to be discovered do theater on the side in L.A. But there are people who are very dedicated to theater who love theater in L.A. -Tracie Thoms

Acting is perception, and as long as I'm honest with myself in my work, someone will appreciate it. -Riley Smith

I think the perception of me can be, you know, confused. But that's only because people only see that side of me when I'm at work, in front of the camera. So they don't see Miranda at home; they don't see behind the scenes. They see the glamour of it all but they don't see Miranda standing barefoot in a dirty old house. -Miranda Kerr

My problem is: as a singer and a dancer, if I get it in my body one way, it is harder for me to be open to something new – to something else; to something that is really organically connected to the piece and not just to my perception of it. -Sharon Lawrence

For good or bad, there is a certain level of generalisation when it comes to my work. I want to break that perception. My decision to direct 'Bombay Talkies' or to present 'The Lunchbox' is an attempt to do that. These are the films that gel well with my sensibility, and it's unfortunate, it's not the perception out there. -Karan Johar

I don't know how to overcome this perception that I'm extravagant. -Frank Gehry

Sometimes I think that when people become famous, there's a public perception that they are not human beings any more. They don't have feelings; they don't get hurt; you can act and say as you like about them. -Salman Rushdie

I try to make very careful decisions about what I choose to do, and it's – I know that unfortunately one of the misperceptions about me, I think, is that I'm sort of a moth to the limelight. -Monica Lewinsky

I'm walking this walk, and my life has nothing to do with my perception of the world. It's all God! How do I function within His plan? -Stephen Baldwin

Time perception is very much about how you sequence your activities, how many activities you layer overtop of others, and the types of gaps, if any, you leave in between activities. -Douglas Coupland

There is a misperception, if you will, in critical response or even in Hollywood, that I can only do exaggerated characters. Or what they would call over-the-top performances. Well, this is completely false. -Nicolas Cage

The World Series of Poker was becoming popular, and there were a lot of really bad poker players out there. The misperception was that I was really good, but I just ground it out. It was a good way to make money for Box. -Dylan Smith

I wasn't thinking of a sequel when I finished 'Life Class.' What changed my mind was the perception that the characters had a lot of life left in them, a lot of unresolved conflicts, and also I became interested in the Tonks pastel portraits of facially disfigured soldiers and in the whole area of facial reconstruction. -Pat Barker

The ability of big money to shape perceptions – where you have four anti-climate lobbyists for every single member of the House and Senate – is a big factor. -Al Gore

I move on stage differently. The more you act, anyway, the more you live, your perception of life becomes more and more accurate. -Juliette Binoche

In my art, I deconstruct and then I reconstruct, so visual perception is one of my primary interests. -Chuck Close

The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence. You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything you've ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy. -Jim Lovell

If a person says or does something that we consider offensive, our first obligation is to refuse to take offense and then communicate privately, honestly, and directly with that individual. Such an approach invites inspiration from the Holy Ghost and permits misperceptions to be clarified and true intent to be understood. -David A. Bednar

The most common misperception about me is that I write fast. I just write often. Every hour that I can. -Joyce Carol Oates

Who I am as a father is far more important to me than the public perception. -Bruce Willis

Part of the reason I wanted to model was to push the boundaries and challenge the perceptions of what a beautiful body is supposed to look like. Why should I feel any differently about looking good than anyone else? -Aimee Mullins

A painter may be looking at the world in a way which is very different from everyone else. If he's a craftsman, he can get other people to see the world through his eyes, and so he enlarges our vision, perception, and there's great value in that. -Edward de Bono

I definitely want to act, but I also want to score movies, and I have this idea to fuse classical music with other styles that would give it a different perception. -Alicia Keys

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. -Zac Efron

What changes with fame is the perceptions of the individual rather than the individual. -Julia Roberts

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. -Deepak Chopra

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. -John C. Maxwell

You don't really see sleepwalking in films that often. It's weird; I feel like in popular culture we have the perception of sitcom, arms-in-front-of-your-body sleepwalking, and then maybe Olive Oil and Popeye when she sleepwalks through the construction site. But it's all very cartoonish, in some cases literally. -Mike Birbiglia

I feel like a mirror reflecting back everyone's perception of me. -M.I.A.

I'm not really interested in the celebrity themselves. I'm interested in the perception of the celebrity. -Alison Jackson

You can't rely on your own perception when it comes to anything. You can always be proved wrong. -Alison Jackson

I am concerned about ageism and the loss of beauty – the perception that as you grow older, you 'lose your looks,' which I think is diabolical. -Erin O'Connor

My aim is to change people's perceptions of what a hat can look like in the 21st century. -Philip Treacy

What is more important, the reality or the perception? I am perceived to be an important designer. It's enough for me. -Oleg Cassini

Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls. -Richard Attias

Metal has always been somewhat marginalized, and I love to prove the perception and stereotypes that go with it wrong. -Eddie Trunk

You can't compete with hip-hop. That doesn't mean I don't want to be as big as a rap star. I do – I'm always competitive. But there's this weird perception of me as someone who's sitting around plotting like a devil. It's not like that. -Brandon Flowers

When I go to business meetings, I'm still told way too often by some receptionist, 'The mail room is downstairs,' to believe that racial perceptions don't still exist. But I figure there are always going to be knuckleheads no matter how many of their herd get stuck in the tar pits of progress. -John Ridley

Light is something that can really change your perception of space. -Alexandre de Betak

The first principle of cognitive therapy is that all your moods are created by your 'cognitions,' or thoughts. A cognition refers to the way you look at things – your perceptions, mental attitudes, and beliefs. It includes the way you interpret things – what you say. about something or someone to yourself. -David D. Burns

When I was growing up there, North Gulfport was referred to as 'Little Vietnam' because of the perception of crime and depravity within its borders – as if its denizens were simply a congregation of the downtrodden. -Natasha Trethewey

People who suffer from anxiety are very good at hiding it. That can often be a contributor to the anxiety because the gap between the internal perception and the external impression can feel so large. -Scott Stossel

'Justice League' takes place in the past, and Aquaman has a lot more to prove. He's just starting out. The perception is already beginning, and all these super humans are just showing up, and here's Aquaman. The perception is, 'What's next? Now we've got a guy talking to fish. What can be next?' -Geoff Johns

The perception of linked fate and that feeling of being always on the spot as a representative of the race, at least in mixed company, are features of African American life that predate affirmative action and arise outside of its presence. -Randall Kennedy

Ever since childhood, I've been interested in history and myth. Not just the facts and figures of the past, but everything that contributes to shape our perception of an age: architecture, art, literature and so forth. -Anne Fortier

If there is such a thing as 'a Cukor style,' I guess it arises out of two principal factors: my own personalized perception of the world and my ability to deal professionally with actors. As far as perception is concerned, I always try to imagine settings through the best possible eyes. -George Cukor

I like wearing beautiful clothes, but that does not translate into my work. People don't like to see me as a glam doll in my movies. My audience and the media love me with two different perceptions. It's a strange, crazy situation. -Sonam Kapoor

My kids miss me when I'm away, but I don't mind living out of a suitcase. The U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Iraq… it's such a thrill meeting people of different cultures, learning about and from them. It's changed my perception about life, humanity and spirituality. -A. R. Rahman

In the Indian film industry, especially those of us who are in mainstream cinema, we invariably play a typical hero's role. More often than not, we cater to the public perception. However, there is a latent desire in most actors to do a role where you can go all out and experiment. -Abhishek Bachchan

I used to be in my own world and keep to myself all the time, so there may have been a perception about my reserved demeanour that was misconstrued as arrogance. But when people interact with you, then they know the real you. -Shahid Kapoor

Somewhere after you have few successful films, there is a fear of losing what you have got. It is very easy in the beginning, as you are a risk taker, have nothing to lose, and there is no perception about you. -Emraan Hashmi

I generally like grey roles. My interpretation of drama is different from the popular perception. Acting, for me, is not about overplaying, it is about concealing. I like flawed characters that people relate to. I would never do a romcom. -Emraan Hashmi

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. -Emraan Hashmi

I used to do films for money earlier. I never knew what perception meant. I didn't give too much attention to scripts. It was either to buy a house or to buy a car. There was a certain frivolity to the way I used to pick up things. I wasn't taking my career seriously. -Emraan Hashmi

I don't think I'm the best-looking actress around. I'm not Katrina Kaif; she is stunningly beautiful. There are some roles that might need a beautiful girl, and there would be a doubt in a director's mind whether he should cast me. But that perception will change with time. I'd like to believe actresses look better with experience. -Anushka Sharma

Yes, people do come across the street to say hi, but as they approach and get near, my perception of space begins to dissolve, and a new interest takes over that is primarily emotional, and with it comes a desire to touch, which may be a human interest, but not the interest of my work. -Diego Giacometti

My perception of making a movie before I started making movies was that it would be like 'Spy Kids'. -Katie Chang

The outside perception and inside perception of Microsoft are so different. The view of Microsoft inside Microsoft is always kind of an underdog thing. -Bill Gates

The Paralympic Games is about transforming our perception of the world. -Stephen Hawking

There's no way to remove the observer – us – from our perceptions of the world. -Stephen Hawking

There is a public perception that Paris Hilton is the black sheep of the family. -Jerry Oppenheimer

Prior to 'Tokyo Drift,' the iconic perception of Asians in Hollywood films has been either the Kung Fu guy, the Yakuza guy or some technical genius. It used to be such a joke, to be laughed at rather than with. -Sung Kang

The freedom to be able to offer education, human services, and health care in accordance with our own identity as a church should not be denied us simply because there may be the perception of a political majority who favors a new understanding of the American tradition of pluralism. -Donald Wuerl

There's no use to having the majority if you are going to be hamstrung by your perception of political vicissitudes. -Trey Gowdy

Already 2008 has proved a tumultuous year in terms of global perceptions of China, and there are still 59 days to go until the Beijing Olympics. The tragedy of the Sichuan earthquake followed hard on the heels of the riots in Tibet and the demonstrations surrounding the Olympic torch relay. -Martin Jacques

There may be little practical difference between a Ford Mondeo and a BMW three series, but in terms of perceptions of who you are and what you are, then they are worlds apart. -Martin Jacques

I believe that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act must be reformed. We must improve the American public's confidence in, and perception of, our national security programs, by increasing transparency, strengthening oversight, and safeguarding civil liberties. -Dutch Ruppersberger

I have changed the style of functioning of the government and administration and managed to change the perception. -Harish Rawat

The perception of identity is so intimately bound up with the perception of the human form. -David Hanson

The first cause of waste is probably even buried in our DNA. Human beings have a need for maintaining consistency of the apperceptive mass. What does that mean? What it means is, for every perception we have, it needs to tally with the one like it before, or we don't have continuity, and we become a little bit disoriented. -Dan Phillips

'Accepting the Christ' is merely a shift in self-perception. -Marianne Williamson

Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes. -Marianne Williamson

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. -Noam Chomsky

The process of shaping opinion, attitudes, and perceptions was termed the 'engineering of consent' by one of the founders of the modern public relations industry, Edward Bernays. -Noam Chomsky

American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster. -Noam Chomsky

The one characteristic of authentic power that most people overlook is humbleness. It is important for many reasons. A humble person walks in a friendly world. He or she sees friends everywhere he or she looks, wherever he or she goes, whomever he or she meets. His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence. -Gary Zukav

The next time you feel unworthy, inadequate or inferior, remember that these experiences have nothing to do with humbleness, any more than lowering yourself to connect with another individual has to do with humbleness. There are no lower or higher individuals in the perception of a humble person. There are only souls. There is only love. -Gary Zukav

The shortcoming of purely political discourse between Christians and Jews arises from the fact that it is largely built upon the perception of a common enemy. -David Novak

Like a lot of kids, you kind of think baseball's boring – that's the perception. -Tony Gwynn

People's perceptions of me have nothing to do with reality. I'm basically just your average dork. -Art Alexakis

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. -Eric Kandel

In art, as in science, reductionism does not trivialize our perception – of color, light, and perspective – but allows us to see each of these components in a new way. -Eric Kandel

One of the ultimate challenges for biology is to understand the brain's processing of unconscious and conscious perception, emotion, and empathy. -Eric Kandel

'Frankenstein' did not invent the fear of science; the novel found its audience because it dramatized anxieties that already existed. Although popular entertainment can, over the long run, shape public perceptions, it becomes popular in the first place only if it addresses preexisting hopes, fears, and fascinations. -Virginia Postrel

America is so accustomed to some depiction of native people that is entirely racist, and there's a perception that that is okay. -Winona LaDuke

If there is a public perception at all, they see the producer as a big old guy who smokes a cigar and has lots of money and lots of power. That's not what a producer is and, if it ever was what a producer was, it certainly hasn't been for a long time. -Marshall Herskovitz

When I started researching history in the 1960s, a lot of women about whom I've subsequently written were actually footnotes to history. There was a perception that women weren't important. And it's true. Women were seen historically as far inferior to men. -Alison Weir

The first Elizabeth film was an absolute travesty historically. It really was sloppy. Things like 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and 'The Tudors,' people's perception is distorted because of these. It matters to me as a historian, because I spend my life trying to get it right. -Alison Weir

Science fiction, extrasensory perception, and black people are judged by the worst elements they produce. -Octavia E. Butler

The West has the wrong perception about Turkey itself. -Guler Sabanci

What amazes me is how far some people will go to justify their behavior to themselves, just to preserve that self-perception. -Christopher Golden

I know an actor who would play one type of part but could never get cast as tough. Once he got cast as tough, as a cop, he only got offered cop roles. It's a funny business in that regard. It's all about perception. -Paul Dano

Since neither black animosity nor the Left's falsehood of 'racial tensions' is based on the actual behavior of the vast majority of white Americans, nothing white America could do will affect either many blacks' perceptions or the leftist libel. -Dennis Prager

I had about four days of like, 'Pity party, woe is me, it's all over.' Then I did some research and spoke with doctors and got in contact with people who have MS, and I soon realized it's actually a lot more manageable than the kind of public perception of it is, and that's part of the reason why I've been so outspoken about it. -Jack Osbourne

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. -Anthony Fauci

Getting bogged down in old stories stops the flow of learning by censoring our perceptions, making us functionally deaf and blind to new information. Once the replay button gets pushed, we no longer form new ideas or conclusions – the old ones are so cozy. -Martha Beck

I come from a highly moral family. I was very much taught what was right and wrong, and in my perception of things, I did something that was very wrong. To know that, and to then be so publicly exposed, was very hard. -Kimberly Quinn

Americans' perceptions of Africa remain rooted in troubling stereotypes of helplessness and perpetual crisis. -John Prendergast

I felt the most effective way to change people's perception was through the power of images. -Alix Smith

Snapchat changed that perception of deleting something as bad. Online, typically you delete something if it's bad or if it's really embarrassing. -Evan Spiegel

If I realize that actually there's quantum mechanics happening around us all the time in some macroscopic, interconnected way, then that doesn't change my perception of it, that doesn't change my interaction with it; it just changes how I view my interaction. -Aaron D. O'Connell

Fashion is not trivial. It's a huge industry and a big part of our lives. Fashion is about us – how we look and present ourselves, how we can change ourselves, and our perceptions. You can dress up to be quite glorious creatures – it's all a very important part of life. -Charlotte Rampling

I realized some time ago that, while there are really, really high quality schools in urban India – my daughter attends one – there are very few high quality schools in rural India. And that is mostly because of the perception that there are not enough people to pay a reasonable fee in rural India. -Shaffi Mather

The Tea Party is but one manifestation of a widening perception that the game is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful. -Robert Reich

Public perception is obviously important to an actor's career. -David Walton

It's interesting how the view from abroad can shift and remake perceptions of homegrown celebrities, the ones who are part of the gross domestic product. -Tina Brown

I've said before that the common perception that all good actors should be good liars is exactly the opposite; only bad actors lie when they act. -Rob Lowe

I've been around for so long, people have their perceptions of me: good, bad or indifferent. -Rob Lowe

I care about public perception, yes. I don't care about my enemies' perception. -George Galloway

These days, the scientific community accepts me. But getting to that point was tremendously hard, and I think it required a big perception shift. When people have dedicated their lives to something – and spent eight years in college – they just expect that a kid wouldn't be up to doing it. -Taylor Wilson

Happiness is just a positive perception from our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It's not who we are. -James Altucher

There is still a perception that the way women are isn't necessarily what you need for the powerhouse start-ups. -Anita Borg

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. -Andie MacDowell

Costume, hair and makeup can tell you instantly, or at least give you a larger perception of who a character is. It's the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth, so it really does establish who they are. -Colleen Atwood

In too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear. Through initiatives like My Brother's Keeper, I'm personally committed to changing both perception and reality. -Barack Obama

Value-first is a perception. If your customer does not perceive it as value, then it's not very valuable. -Jeffrey Gitomer

When public figures remain silent about depression, there is a cost to the rest of society. Silence contributes to the misperception that successful people do not get depressed, and it keeps the public from seeing that treatment allows many individuals to return to competitive professional lives. -Kay Redfield Jamison

I've learned not to attach personal feelings to critics who review your work. It's their opinions, their perceptions – it's a very subjective thing, and you can be hurt. -Steven Bauer

I think there is sort of a general universal perception of me, or someone who looks like me, as someone who is kind of menacing, dark or mysterious. -Steven Bauer

The system of creating opportunities for those who were by law excluded, you've got to do that. But you mustn't create a perception that the process is devoid of competitiveness… devoid of building a world class, sustainable black business community. -Patrice Motsepe

In all our perceptions, from vision to hearing, to the pictures we build of people's character, our unconscious mind starts from whatever objective data is available to us – usually spotty – and helps to shape and construct the more complete picture we consciously perceive. -Leonard Mlodinow

When judging a product, we rarely have exhaustive scientific data to go by. As a result, if we are to form a complete picture, we must fill in the blanks, just as we must in our visual perception. -Leonard Mlodinow

In every story of solipsism, there is always a conspiracy. Why? Because there is always a background involved in every perception. -Douglas Lain

People expect me to be stupid. I'm not saying I'm Stephen Fry, but it is amazing the perception people have. -Jamie Dornan

People have such false perceptions of how stardom really works. -Marcia Gay Harden

I confess I've got a yearning to go to Los Angeles, but I can't work out if it is because a lot of British actors seem to go or because there's this perception that the bottom has fallen out of British drama, so therefore, it's the place to head for. -Richard C. Armitage

'Normal' is not clinical, it's not autobiographical, and I don't claim to be objective. It's strictly my perceptions and thoughts about the people that I met and the stories that I heard. It was never meant to be an academic work. -Amy Bloom

When we shift our perception, our experience changes. -Lindsay Wagner

Ever since I left Northern Ireland, I've always been pretty comfortable on my own, which contradicts a lot of people's perceptions of me. -James Nesbitt

There is a perception within our community and the world that black people don't love each other. That we don't fight for each other. That perception is so dangerous. We need positive images to counter the negative portrayals we see every day. And positive doesn't mean perfect. Perfect is boring. -Gina Prince-Bythewood

Films really can change a conversation and change someone's thinking and perception, especially with people of color at the center. It rarely happens. I think it's important for both the community but also the world to see people of color in all genres, especially love stories. -Gina Prince-Bythewood

Cannes or any other major festival is basically an animal in its own nature, creating very specific perceptions of films in a moment. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Not one person would admit that they didn't want me to wear a bikini because of their aesthetic preference – a preference that is shaped by our cultural perceptions of what is and isn't beautiful. -Jennifer Armintrout

I'm less interested in reality. I'm more interested in perception, the truth of the universe that we see. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

There is no reason to suppose that taste is in any way a lower sense than the other four; a fine palate is as much a gift as an eye that discerns beauty or an ear that appreciates and enjoys subtle harmonies of sound, and we are quite right to value the pleasures that all our senses give us and educate their perceptions. -E. F. Benson

Fundamentally cheap stocks are often held in low regard by market participants. Something may be tainting their perception in investors' minds. -Kenneth Fisher

Anything that opens up people's perceptions a bit is good. -Peter Dinklage

Life's all about perceptions. -Kevin Spacey

It's hard not to love Roomba. Roomba had such an amazing impact on the field. When we launched, we asked people, 'Is it a robot?' and got an overwhelming no – 'robots' have arms and legs; they command data. There was a very strong perception that robots had to look like people. -Colin Angle

At 3-D Imax theaters, audiences have shown they are willing to pay a premium to wear headgear fitted with liquid-crystal lenses synchronized via infrared signals with the movie projector, which runs at twice the normal frame rate. These movie viewers plumb new depths in depth perception – they experience extreme realism. -Charles Platt

It's so hard to write about countries like Haiti because there's truths behind the misperceptions people have. But there's so much more. There are multiple truths. -Roxane Gay

Free enterprise capitalism has been the most powerful creative system of social cooperation and human progress ever conceived, but its perception and its role in society have been distorted. -John Mackey

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. -John O'Keefe

Kublai noticed this uncommon perception that Marco Polo has, with the idea to explain and talk about his country so vividly that he can see it. -Benedict Wong

Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within. -Mahatma Gandhi

My mother and father taught me about black excellence and dynasty. They experienced racism personally, and when something like that happens to you and not around you, you develop a different perception than someone who has never experienced racism a day in their lives. -Lizzo

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. -Dave Bautista

How sweet is the perception of a new natural fact! -Henry David Thoreau

A misperception about anorexia is that you don't eat. Not true. Maybe you eat just 500 calories a day. It would be easy for me to say, 'Why didn't my parents notice?' But I didn't want them to. I made sure to eat half a sandwich around my parents. -Brittany Snow

It's hard to overestimate how much the perception of the quality of the V.C. firm you're with matters – the signal it sends to other V.C.s, to potential employees, to customers, to the tech press. It's like where you went to college. -Stewart Butterfield

I've had – I don't really know how to describe them, except moments of 'extrasensory perception' of some sort. I've also had sort of a 'white light' moment. -Tim Daly

So much of western self-perception and intellectual worldview has been shaped by the moral rhetoric of the Cold War, the discourse in which communism featured as a clear enemy, determined to rule the world. -Pankaj Mishra

There may be a perception that, with franchises, they're all the same, so that limits the ability to experiment. But that's not true. We've always kept two slots open on the menu of each Subway franchise – slots that franchisees can use to come up with their own sandwich ideas. -Fred DeLuca

Unfortunately, one of the biggest misperceptions the American public harbors is that Katrina was a week-long catastrophe. In truth, it's better to view it as an era. -Douglas Brinkley

There's a perception out there that the U.K. has become unfriendly to immigrants. Even if that isn't true, the very fact that that is the perception will make people not even want to come. -Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

People are put off by the perception of science fiction, and it doesn't help if you've got references to quantum this and quantum that on the first page, and people think, 'This isn't for me,' and chuck it. I'm probably a pretty bad offender, given how far in the future some of my stuff is. -Peter F. Hamilton

Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have perception of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any… I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus. -Ada Lovelace

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. -Steve Alford

There is a perception in our communities that we have low educational outcomes in low-income communities because kids aren't motivated or families don't care. We've discovered that is not the case. -Wendy Kopp

I suppose I'm always looking for a sort of acuity of perception either in my characters or about my characters. -Deborah Eisenberg

We used to do sock puppet shows for my auntie back in the day. Me and my friends would do accents of Englishmen, and we would sip tea and act like we were rich in front of the family, and they thought it was just hilarious, the level of perception that we had about things that we'd never experienced. -Lakeith Stanfield

People perceive games as being for kids, and I think that perception is going to change. Time is going to take care of that. I mean, we've already won. Games have won; it's inevitable. -Warren Spector

Terrorism is resorted to for practical reasons because there is no other tool available. And those who use terrorism, and then subsequently become the targets of terrorism, understand its power and how difficult it is to counter it. Not just militarily. But especially in terms of international perception. -Jonathan Powell

I sort of challenge people's perceptions of what a gay man is, which is kinda good. -Russell Tovey

To me, great advertising can make food taste better, can make your car run smoother. It can change your perception of something. Is it wrong to change your perception about something? Of course not. I'm not lying; I'm just saying, 'This one's more fun, this one's more exciting.' -George Lois

So far, the general perception, including the perception in India, was that we are not capable of using high technology. They simply refused to believe an Indian can do it! I somehow was not ready to accept that this is not possible. -Baba Kalyani

Public perception of the Westminster arena, with all its posturings, does little to engender a sense of voter belief. -Charles Kennedy

In addition to giving comfort and joy, art also has the miraculous ability to let us live in other men's skins, to test our perceptions and beliefs against theirs, and perhaps to be changed as a result. It does this by portraying the world creatively, heightening our perception and enriching our understanding of things as they are. -Terry Teachout

People have this perception of soul music of somebody shouting. -Leon Bridges

There's this perception of D.C. as a boring town run by old white men, but in reality, there are incredibly young people in charge of really important things. -Kristin Gore

The perception in Silicon Valley is that if you dress well, you couldn't possibly be smart, or you're in P.R. but couldn't possibly run a company. I remember briefly attempting the Adidas and jeans and sweatshirt over T-shirt look, but I realized I was trying to dress like a young tech geek, and that just wasn't me. -Leila Janah

The perception of the horizon is an earthbound event; all horizons disappear in space, and we are left shorn of the sweet roots that have held us to the earth, challenged to imagine what is truly present just before us, a unified and seemingly limitless universe. -Eugene Kennedy

The market, as we're all painfully aware in the aftermath of the banking crisis, can be an idiot. It has no perception of right or wrong, or even sensible or insane. It sees profit. -Nick Harkaway

Even looking at my last film, 'Notorious,' you got a perception about B.I.G. and who he was, but there was a different side to him. -George Tillman, Jr.

One of the things I love about writing is the way you can use what you know and what you've experienced, without actually writing about yourself. I've given many of my experiences and perceptions to many of the characters in the book, but none of them is me. -Kate Grenville

I do think that humanitarians and journalists alike have focused on all the things that go wrong, and that they sometimes leave the perception in the public that the war on poverty has been lost. That Africa is just a bottomless pit of despair. When, in fact, really the opposite is true on both fronts. -Nicholas Kristof

It's interesting: I think, as a Latino actor, the biggest challenge is being called 'Latino' because immediately, the world has a perception of what that means. -Roberto Aguire

I had English grammar book and started to teach myself. I read 'Catcher in Rye,' in Russian. I was amazed at freedom in 'Catcher in Rye!' Freedom to have those perceptions of life! -Roustam Tariko

My characteristics as a scientist stem from a non-conformist upbringing, a sense of being something of an outsider, and looking for different perceptions in everything from novels, to art to experimental results. I like complexity and am delighted by the unexpected. Ideas interest me. -Peter C. Doherty

A good writer knows that if her style and perceptions are really cooking, she can bring anything off. It's okay, of course, for novelists to depict bland, average families living bland, average lives in bland, average towns. But it isn't okay when those novelists don't outshine their bland, average subjects. -Darin Strauss

Common perceptions of female friendships are morning coffees discussing children, bags, periods and agreeing about the misdemeanours of men… mild, soft, nurturing relationships. -Samantha Harvey

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. -Elizabeth Thornton

To a synthetic chemist, the complex molecules of nature are as beautiful as any of her other creations. The perception of that beauty depends on the understanding of chemical structures and their transformations, and, as with a treasured work of art, deepens as the subject is studied, perhaps even to a level approaching romance. -Elias James Corey

Homosexuality is like an inside baseball thing. It's like a gag that people share; 'How is your husband?' But when it comes to bringing diversity to a broader audience, suddenly it's a different road. It's what we call 'a risk.' Isn't it our responsibility to elevate the standards and change people's perceptions? -Xavier Dolan

In the culture at large, the war over science fiction's creative validity has been long since won, but guardians at the gates of literature, movies, and TV linger unconvinced, even as other genres fitfully transcend critical perceptions of insubstantiality. -Steve Erickson

Volvo has one weakness, and that is in the interior design. They have not adapted to the Chinese people's perception of luxury when it comes to the interior design, and this has to be addressed. -Li Shufu

I think that a good deal of poetry and art gives us some sense of access to another's voice, perception, texture of thought, imagination. Sometimes it gives us better access to the strangeness in ourselves. -Mary Szybist

In college – while figuring the things out that most people do in college – I had no game. No confidence. I had Birkenstocks. And overalls. A budding romance novel addiction. But no cool. No poise. I was trying on a thousand different personalities, but a lot of them were formed by the perceptions of others. -Molly O'Keefe

When I write, I try to capture one of those pivotal moments. If I succeed, I have shifted the reader's view of the world, just a little. The character is not the only one to experience change. That is my job, shifting perceptions, one story at a time. The trouble is, I don't like writing. But I love having written. -Ellen Klages

People read things on Google, and they have these perceptions, these misconceived perceptions of who you are. At times that hurts, because they really don't know who I am. -Scott Weiland

Everybody interprets things differently with their own perception, and I want poetry to pull out of them their own feelings. -John Trudell

As an Asian-American actor, I believe it is important to never settle for the status quo. I feel a responsibility to do everything in my power to create positive perceptions of Asian Americans through my work. -Ian Anthony Dale

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. -G. Willow Wilson

When I was a kid, I had no perception whatever that science fiction was supposed to be a boys' club. -Ann Leckie

The human soul is heavy, clumsy, held in the mud of the flesh. Its perceptions are still coarse and brutish. It can divine nothing clearly, nothing with certainty. -Nikos Kazantzakis

Instagram, Swiffer, and Nest had to compete with consumer habits and perceptions. Breakout products face competition from the formidable inertia powering the status quo. -Jay Samit

It connects humans to other humans in a profound way that I've never seen before in any other form of media. And it can change people's perception of each other. And that's how I think virtual reality has the potential to actually change the world. -Chris Milk

It's funny because the perception is that the typical 'X Factor' contestant is the person who's just working 9 to 5 and just decides to one day go and audition. So yeah, for me, it was a very different story. -Fleur East

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. -Halsey

Famous old houses seem to have an intuitive perception of the value of corner lots. If it is a possible thing, they always set themselves down on the most desirable spots. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Chobani did a really wonderful yogurt campaign on 'Instagram' to shift perceptions away from the fact that they were just yogurt. And they had a 7-point incremental lift on shifting that perception through a brand advertisement on Instagram. -Kevin Systrom

There's a common perception among college administrators that they should conceal the high level of sexual assaults that take place on their campuses because it would bring discredit to the university, bring them a bad name if it was publicized. -Jimmy Carter

I think we have a perception of transvestites all being the same, as one block. It's not one mass or tribe. Everybody's got a different story. -Sean Bean

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. -Brad Pitt

The West Coast is so different from the common perceptions of it. -Ann Maxwell

Disaster, to me, means in some big or small way, things going wrong. And that's obviously a matter of perception, right? Let's say your puppy chewed up all the shoes in your house. She probably had a fine time doing that. In her mind, a red letter day, the highlight of her puppy life. -Amy Gerstler

We're heading towards a perception tipping point where it's going to soon become a foregone conclusion that not only has Newark turned a corner, but it's way down the right road. -Cory Booker

Unfortunately, many parents reject helmets for their kids out of a mistaken perception that helmets are unsafe for children. -Michelle Yeoh

You spend so much to buy these media net stories or full page ads to build perception… you can rather save this money and put it in the making or marketing of the film. -Kangana Ranaut

Women are about the best lovers of nature, after all; at least of nature in her milder and more familiar forms. The feminine character, the feminine perceptions, intuitions, delicacy, sympathy, quickness, are more responsive to natural forms and influences than is the masculine mind. -John Burroughs

The Holocaust changed our perception of morality not only because we discovered that morality is the only thing that can stand up to the ultimate evil, but also because it shifted the focus from society to the individual. -Yair Lapid

The views of religious-Zionist rabbis are of course worthy of being heard, yet they represent a very defined and very narrow camp within the Israeli spectrum. This is not the way to shape the perception of future division and brigade commanders. -Yair Lapid

Israel has a problem not because of the perception that the entire world is against us, but because of the government's problematic policies. -Tzipi Livni

There is a perception across the Middle East that America is weakened. I believe the perception is wrong. The United States remains the world's mightiest military, economic and diplomatic power by far, with reach and abilities beyond rival. -Ehud Barak

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. -Sebastian Thrun

I want to get into some television. There might be a perception about me being only a movie actor, you know, and there's this whole new sort of frontier opening up in that medium. -Mark Ruffalo

I think novels – or any art form – can have a powerful impact on people's perceptions of race, particularly if they draw attention to the absurd inconsistencies and stereotypes we all carry around with us and don't want to think about. -Jess Row

When things begin to go bad, the perception of people makes it worse. -James Mirrlees

The misperception about the South is that everybody is racist, and all black people are victims, that what was prevalent in the '60s is only relegated to the South. -Octavia Spencer

There's a perception that police are less likely to do the marginal additional policing that suppresses crime: the getting out of your car at 2 in the morning and saying to a group of guys, 'What are you doing here?' -James Comey

You train all year for the physical aspect of cycling, but you can't plan for what comes next. You're still the same person. External perceptions might change, but inside, you're the same. -Bradley Wiggins

Part of me worries about upsetting people, because we all have perceptions about Olympic champions. -Bradley Wiggins

I shoot just one moment at a time… These moments are beneath the threshold of perception. -Lois Greenfield

A good novel is something that challenges perception, that allows you to see the world anew through a different point of view – something that genre fiction doesn't do, although it sells more because it doesn't disturb people's innate sense of what a novel should be about. Often, people want characters to be nice, for example. -Justin Cartwright

Great architects like Taut, Mendelsohn, and Gropius built some astonishing buildings which were to change the way architects around the world thought. Brecht and Weill forever changed musical theatre; Kaethe Kollwitz and others changed German perceptions of the purposes of art. -Justin Cartwright

I have discovered that if you take all the places of Greek myths, those specific locales turn out to be abundant fossil sites, but there is also a lot of natural knowledge embedded in those myths, showing that Greek perceptions about fossils were pretty amazing for prescientific people. -Adrienne Mayor

Now I've got kids, you wouldn't want them to suffer because of a perception of you. I try to be very careful where I do things and make sure I know why I've done them. I wouldn't want them to be stigmatized. -Stewart Lee

The Oriental thinks everything in the sense-perceptible world is 'maya'; everything perceived by our senses and all thinking connected with sense perceptions is 'maya,' the great illusion. The only reality is the reality of the soul. What a human being achieves in his or her soul is reality. -Rudolf Steiner

You can go from object to object, from plant to plant, from animal to animal and regard them as symbols for the spiritual. In this way, you make your imaginative capacities fluid and release them from the sharp contours of sense perception. -Rudolf Steiner

Through systematic exercising of our thinking faculties, we can train ourselves for exact clairvoyance. Imaginative Knowledge is the first step in supersensible perception, and through it we reach the first element of the supersensible it is possible to reach, namely, the supersensible body that we bear within our earthly body in physical space. -Rudolf Steiner

The visionary, industrious, Christian, and segregated black community of the early- to mid-1960s understood and embraced the importance of a positive self-perception. It was this same recognition that drove millions of young patriotic black men throughout our nation's history to be among the first to volunteer when our nation went to war. -Burgess Owens

It was the understanding of the power of perception that allowed the Martin Luther King, Jr. generations to stay true to the strategy of non-violence, refusing to retaliate when every emotional instinct would justify them doing so. -Burgess Owens

Dubois, later in his life, would join the Communist party and renounce his American citizenship. His 'integration at all costs' message would, decades later, continue to influence the community's self-perception. -Burgess Owens

I'm happy with the idea of being a mum first and an actress second – I'm perfectly content for people to think of me as a stay-at-home mum, rather than an actress, if that is their perception. -Isla Fisher

Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable – but it can also make us lonely. This loneliness is different from being 'alone': You can be lonely even surrounded by people. The feeling I'm talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are. I experienced this acutely at an early age. -Amy Tan

I would just say there is one misperception of our veterans, and that is they are somehow damaged goods. I don't buy it. -Jim Mattis

My friends have said, 'Wait, you're pretty, and you sing? What do you mean you're interested in science?' I have to just hold my head and go, 'Do you hear yourself?' By no means should you ever limit yourself because of what others think or because of their perceptions of what someone looks like in a certain field. -Auli'i Cravalho

I think daughters can change the perception of their fathers. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The perception is I didn't get along with umpires, obviously, and I didn't, on the court. But off the court, we had a good vibe. -John McEnroe

I do have a vulnerable side. I think a lot of people have a misperception of me. They only see the tough, defensive, aggressive side. But every woman is vulnerable. -Rihanna

The works of previous artists have come from their own experiences or insights but haven't given the experience itself. They had set themselves up as a sort of interpreter to the layman… Our interest is in a form where you realize that the media are just perception. -James Turrell

Generally, we use light to illuminate other things. I like the thingness, the materiality of light itself. So it feels like it's occupying the space, making a plane, being something that was there, not just passing through. Because light is just passing through. I make these spaces that seem to arrest it for our perception. -James Turrell

I don't want you looking at the light fixture; I want you looking at where light goes. But more than that, I'm interested in the effect of light upon you and your perceptions. -James Turrell

I like to use light as a material, but my medium is actually perception. I want you to sense yourself sensing – to see yourself seeing. -James Turrell

The study titled 'Impact of Immigration on Wages, by Education Level, 1994-2007' found that increased immigration had an effect of lowering wages for earlier immigrants by an average of 4.6 percent. Running counter to popular perception is the finding that for native-born Americans, wages actually increased by 0.6 percent. -Fabrizio Moreira

A big part of the anti-immigration narrative is the perception that the majority of immigrants are poor, uneducated, and unskilled. -Fabrizio Moreira

Being a pro wrestler can be kind of difficult sometimes. We have a perception about what we do – and I totally understand the perception, because we're a weekly episodic program, and we're having fun all the time, so people think that's kind of the most talented thing I could do. -John Cena

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.' -John Cena

I've worked my entire career to try to broaden the perception of the WWE. A lot of folks think because we're so entertaining and oftentimes have such wild and well-defined characters that it's all we are. It has kind of been my life's work to tell the public that's not true. -John Cena

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. -Edgar Ramirez

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. -Michael Burry

The more I come to know about the outside world's perception of China, the more I feel there are all sorts of misunderstandings, and to a certain extent, people do not get the full picture from the media. A lot of foreigners have few opportunities to visit China, and a lot of Chinese people do not have the chance to go to Europe or to the West. -Jack Ma

There is obviously a gap between the public's perception of the role of U.S. foreign policy and the elite's perception. -Henry Kissinger

One of the reasons Americans hold Washington in such low regard is the perception that nothing ever gets done. Whatever the issue – no matter how urgent – they always seem to be 'working on it.' -Ken Cuccinelli

False perceptions are being created about me without an iota of proof. -Sharad Pawar

I believe India and Israel should focus on building bilateral relations on the basis of shared perspectives and commonalities between our two democracies. This has to be a forward-looking exercise rather than harking back to perceptions of the past. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I wish I could unknow this, but there is a perception of me that I'm super-sensitive and fragile. And I am super-sensitive, and I don't think that that's a bad thing. To do what I do, I have to remain open. -Winona Ryder

I believe one's responsibility as a role model begins and ends with their perception of what a good role model is. -Dove Cameron

In the film industry, you are fictitious, just like the characters you play. It has a lot do with a perception about you, and not necessarily you. You are successful because people like that image of you on screen. -Samantha Akkineni

I deliberately try to carry a different perception of myself as opposed to my father's. I respect my dad and his body of work, but I can't give him credit for what I am today. As a person, I give my parents full credit; career-wise, no. -Tiger Shroff

What is time, really? When you are diagnosed with a terminal disease like cancer or leukemia, your perception of time changes. -Craig Sager

You definitely have to think of the perception of things before you actually do certain things. It may not seem like it's a big deal to you yourself, but there's a bigger picture. -Ezekiel Elliott

I always had this perception that when you lift weights, you're going to get bulky and thick. I didn't realize you actually burn a lot of fat and that it trims you down. -Nikki Bella

Looks is a matter of perception. At Cannes, Europeans think I am good looking, while in India, I am not. -Nawazuddin Siddiqui

I used to listen to so many song bands that were all straight people, and my thinking on it was, 'Well, if I can kind of suspend my own perception of myself and listen to Rivers Cuomo singing about girls, then I don't see why a straight guy can't listen to a band called PWR BTTM.' -Liv Bruce

There's been a gap between perception and reality, the perception being that California is on the cutting edge of gun safety legislation when, in fact, there are a number of areas where we have fallen behind. -Gavin Newsom

There are so many forms of soul: David Bowie was soulful as hell; Johnny Cash was soulful as hell; you also have a Prince, a Stevie Wonder. I want to bring my perception of that and not live inside the box of, 'This is the type of tracks you get,' 'This is the type of drums you get.' -Ro James

Because I'm so in the eye of the hurricane, I don't have a really good perception of what's happening. I'm in a room talking to people, and that's all I know. But sometimes I go out of these rooms – I live in L.A., and every now and then, maybe twice a week, I'll be somewhere, and someone will say, 'Hey, are you the guy that made Moonlight?' -Barry Jenkins

This perception that I'm negative toward Peyton and I don't appreciate the things he did is so far from the truth. -Jim Irsay

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. -Taron Egerton

I remember meeting Roger Moore at my grandfather's house as a young boy and being impressed because I was such a big fan of '007.' But I was young, and I didn't have a perception of what celebrity was or who my grandfather was… I still don't, really. -Ethan Peck

Fame allows you a lot of opportunities to experience new things and connect with people. But on the other hand, people's perceptions of you can limit the scope of your relationships with them. You walk both lines. -Forest Whitaker

You can't compare the effect of multimedia-tasking and the effect of playing action games. They have totally different effects on different aspects of cognition, perception and attention. -Daphne Bavelier

I want to bring magic back to where it started, which is not about the props, and it's not about me as a magician: it's about the audience and playing with their minds and playing with their perception of magic and having fun with it. -Keith Barry

'Ravenna' is, in many ways, the ultimate example of how a woman's perception of herself can lead to this horrible road being taken. -Elvis Mitchell

People think I'm kind and considerate and that I listen and evaluate and give each party a chance to talk. The public's perception of judges seems to be improving because of what I'm doing, and that makes me happy. -Joseph Wapner

There's such a strong community element in country – it's like a family. So I don't want to do anything that can come off, even if I'm not intentionally doing it, as giving the perception that I'm trying to abandon that family. -Sam Hunt

Nationalism and anti-nationalism is a matter of perception. You cannot mandate who is a nationalist and what is not. -Kapil Sibal

I don't go, 'It is now time to change Americans' perception of Muslims. It's going to be a long day.' I think you just try to be unique and try to be yourself, and if something good comes of that, then great. -Kumail Nanjiani

The perception that 'Indians can't make superhero films' needs to change. We can make superhero films in the budgets given to us. -Remo D'Souza

Ballet is a healthy world despite what people might think. There's a perception that ballet dancers are skinny and unhealthy, but that's rubbish. You have to be strong, so eating regularly and healthily is essential. -Darcey Bussell

This perception that we can be stars without any work and just appear is rubbish. -Darcey Bussell

My original perception of wrestling was not a very positive one. I didn't understand it at all, and I thought it was kind of silly and ridiculous. But as I got to know it, it was sort of like how people used to talk about musicals, to me, when I was younger. -Betty Gilpin

I like the South: Southern literature and that relationship between grotesqueness and living below the Mason-Dixon line. But I also understand that people view it as a limitation – as an actor and as a person – perceptions that are really wrong: that you are ignorant and possibly illiterate, or that it's cute. -Holly Hunter

The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake. -Jeff Zucker

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. -Kathryn Minshew

When you hang the 'bipartisan' tag on something, the perception is that differences have been worked out, and there's a broad agreement that that's the way forward. -Mitch McConnell

I think the public perception about asteroids is that they're kind of metaphors for acts of God, the fact that we have no control over the universe. They're always seen as these uncontrollable events. But when you look at the science, they're actually the exact opposite. -Carrie Nugent

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. -Taylor Sheridan

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. -Carl Sagan

I've always been intrigued by questions of perception and identity-building, specifically how teens and young adults define themselves within their communities. -Keith Maitland

As the perception of the United States as a welcoming place for all changes among travelers globally, the country's tourism market, which is a huge revenue generator for the economy, could get hurt. -Dara Khosrowshahi

Fashion designing involves a lot of work, and, as opposed to the general perception, it is different from costume designing for films. While a fashion designer can take up a costume designer's role, it is not possible vice versa. -Keerthy Suresh

From the outside, there's a perception Silicon Valley is full of really young, geeky guys. The reality is there are lots of different types of people there. -Ben Silbermann

To put it bluntly, I feel relevant and valuable, and I am struggling to understand why, when women reach age 65, they encounter an invisible barrier of perception that says it's time to walk away. Shouldn't we have a choice in the matter? Shouldn't our experience and energy be worth more? -Bonnie Hammer

There were a lot of misperceptions that Sci Fi was for men: that it was for young men, and that it was for geeky young men. We had to broaden the channel to change the misconceptions of the genre. -Bonnie Hammer

What I hear a lot is that fresh, healthy eating isn't accessible. That it's full of bizarre ingredients people have never heard of that are really expensive. There's also a perception that it's time consuming and not very filling. -Ella Woodward

My main aim is to change our perception of how we look at vegetables because I think vegetables have always been put on the side – it's always been your steamed broccoli or boiled broccoli with your meat. -Ella Woodward

With eating well, there's a perception that it's depressing. People think they're just going to meditate and eat kale. -Ella Woodward

In this sport, the good thing about the UFC and MMA in general is a lot of it's based on perception. -Eddie Alvarez

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. -Eddie Alvarez

I think sports is a quest to find out what really is – not what perceptions are. -Eddie Alvarez

There was a perception that I'd grown up with a silver spoon in my mouth. -Justin Trudeau

Perhaps, despite my objections, the success of films like: 'The Help,' 'Django,' 'The Butler,' or '12 Years a Slave,' will further persuade Hollywood to widen its view and edit its erroneous perception of what a commercial black film can look like. -Joe Morton

I was part of a hip-hop group called Fly Style. I was one of two white girls, and I was part of the younger company, which was called Touch of Style. And it was amazing. It gave me a different perception of dance and beauty because the other girls were mostly African-American and Latina. -Greta Gerwig

Different cultures produce a different 'cool.' And your perception of 'cool' changes depending on where you are. -Labrinth

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. -Jordan Peele

We're concerned how gambling and betting affects the NHL game and changes the perception of and challenges the integrity of the NHL game. -Gary Bettman

Attention is what steers your perceptions; it's what controls your reality. It's the gateway to the mind. -Apollo Robbins

A lot of magic is designed to appeal to people visually, but what I'm trying to affect is their minds, their moods, their perceptions. -Apollo Robbins

Our absolutes should always be hypothesis. They should never be confirmed as fact because everything that we construct through our perceptions, through our memories, is so corruptible. The skills that I have can really display that. -Apollo Robbins

Although our body language governs the way other people perceive us, our body language also governs how we perceive ourselves and how those perceptions become reinforced through our own behavior, our interactions, and even our physiology. -Amy Cuddy

I grew up in front of the camera from an early age. It distorts your perception of who you are. Having a lot of attention at a young age is not healthy. -Amanda de Cadenet

I don't think of myself as a small receiver, but you can't control what somebody says about you. It hasn't held me back – actually, I think I've changed the perception of smaller receivers. -Antonio Brown

Through studies of music and the brain, we've learned to map out specific areas involved in emotion, timing, and perception – and production of sequences. They've told us how the brain deals with patterns and how it completes them when there's misinformation. -Daniel Levitin

I think new directors come with new perceptions, energy, and passion to win. They don't have to worry about an already existing image or budget that they have to recover. -R. Madhavan

I think that people have a very strict perception of what a pop artist is. -Lauren Jauregui

I can't wait 'til the world embraces Chicago – not only for our talent, but just to visit our city and not be so scared to come to it and not be subjected to what people's perception is of it. -Jeremih

Sherlock' changed the perception of me. I have these cheekbones and this face that suggest very middle-class or period-drama roles. I want to show everyone there's much more to me than Irene Adler. -Lara Pulver

The challenge is moving fast and staying great. You have to keep the bar high. There's only one way you can evolve the brand and perception, which is to deliver. You just gotta lay it down. -Roy Price

Girls are being left out of the conversation when it comes to technology, led to think of tech as insular and antisocial without ever being given a chance to correct those perceptions. -Susan Wojcicki

We must limit the perception that some institutions are either too big or too interconnected to fail. -Henry Paulson

The perception a lot of folks have of the Clintons, even folks who are Democrats, see the Clintons as bending the rules. -David Fahrenthold

There was a perception that reality-show people are just mere personalities, that they don't have real talent, and I worked real hard to change peoples' minds, one show at a time, and proved a lot of people wrong. I'm proud I was the first to do that for 'Idol' on Broadway! -Diana DeGarmo

There is a perception that the media is very liberal, very biased, produces fake news. -Elizabeth Flock

The dominant advertising advantage of Clinton, with spending of 10 to 1 over Trump, reinforced the perception that she was trying to buy, rather than earn, votes. -Richard Edelman

Fans have this perception that they can say anything to you because you are a celebrity. -Charles Barkley

The mentality needs to be changed, and sometimes legislation needs to be improved. There is a perception that apprenticeships are for jobs with low qualifications. -Alain Dehaze

There is a misperception among job seekers that opportunities for women in tech exist only for those with coding or engineering experience. To be sure, technology firms do need women with these skills, but they also need women with expertise in other areas, like marketing and finance. -Gillian Tans

I hope that as a professional snowboarder, Olympian, and now, a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics, I will be able to change perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities. -Hannah Teter

An actor's only perception is of their character, and they're looking at one piece. A writer is looking at the entire story. They're going to see things that the writer didn't see because they're only looking through their lens. -Julie Plec

Being a young actor in the industry, I had a lot of people who strongly advised me to stay quiet. That was hard to live with. But I've never played a gay role before, and I didn't want to be limited by some strange perception. -Dan Amboyer

Comprehension follows perception. -Philip K. Dick

I still present myself as a New Zealander, answering people's questions about New Zealand and contributing in my own unlikely way to the global perception that Kiwis can and do fly high. -Anthony McCarten

The only way to really change perceptions, to break down barriers, break down homophobia, is through representation. That's definitely not something I had as a kid. I never saw a gay athlete kissing their boyfriend at the Olympics. I think if I had, it would've made it easier for me. -Gus Kenworthy

I want all of the work that I do to have a social justice footprint attached. I want it to move the needle forward when it comes to the perception of all people, but especially people of color. -Winston Duke

Some of the perceptions from my professors were that I was less than or that I wouldn't be able to compete or wouldn't be able to meet the same bar as my peers. I don't want that for my daughter or for any of the girls who come into our program. -Kimberly Bryant

Despite the best intentions, companies often become culturally dysfunctional. This occurs when leadership has a perception about the culture that conflicts with reality, or leadership behaves differently than what might be written down. -Peter Levine

There's a perception out there that Airbnb doesn't want there to be rules. We think rules would be fantastic. We think rules would help our community, but not necessarily the rules that have simply existed for decades. -Nathan Blecharczyk

Homophobia, transphobia, and sexism, they're all rooted in the same prejudice: the belief that one perception at birth – the sex we are assigned – should dictate who we are, who we love, how we act, and what we do. -Sarah McBride

I like to play with contrast. It's about changing people's perceptions of people. -Edward Enninful

Instagram is a perception game. -Nina Agdal

The biggest thing I've learned is that it's not about me. All of the things that I do have to be about bringing service to the world and helping people shift their perception. -Gabrielle Bernstein

As a society, we have this perception that women are emotional. The research, however, tells us that, on trading floors, that poor risk rises and falls with testosterone levels, and these trading floors are 85 percent, 90 percent male, and these gentlemen tend, under periods of stress, to show off for each other. That's dangerous. -Sallie Krawcheck

You still hear this perception that boys are good at math and girls are not, and it's not cool and it's not interesting. And I think we have to shift the culture. It's so deeply entrenched in who we are. -Reshma Saujani

Money can be a reflection of our perceptions of power, self-esteem, personal history, fears, and happiness. -Mary Pilon

Precisely at the moment when an athletic career is most on the line and fan perceptions of a Herculean, supra-human performance are highest, an athlete's brain may be at its most vulnerable. -Mary Pilon

There's this perception that there's a pipeline problem for women and people of color. I don't buy into that. I think we have a broken doorbell problem, and there are plenty of women and people of color standing at the doorstep trying to get in the door, and nobody's opening it. -Nell Scovell

When we look at the investment decisions into the city of Compton, the small business community and global corporations and retailers and all of those types of services that decide to come into the community to serve it, they look at the perception, how does the brand work with the local community. -Aja Brown

I am more than a black guy. I am a person, I'm storyteller, I'm a son, I'm a friend, so I am all those things, so it is frustrating, to a degree, to be limited by other people's perceptions of me, but at the same time, it is true that I am a black guy, and, you know, it's like I'm rooted in but not bound by. -Justin Simien

As much as I very much want audiences to watch FX's carefully curated and highly contextualized television shows, I'm now glad when anyone takes the time to watch even our competition's television series, as long as it demands their sustained attention and challenges their knee-jerk perceptions. -John Landgraf

In 1997, clients balked at self-ordering. They thought it was beneath them. But in 1998, a sea change in perception came, thanks to the rise of the Net and online trading. The concept of doing it yourself was not crazy. -Howard Lutnick

Multiple characters' opinions on societal roles, as well as their perceptions of themselves and others, help me lose myself in whatever strange and wonderful setting I'm reading about. -Sabaa Tahir

I think the price of the food can totally alter the perception of it. If I know something is expensive and the ambience is fancy, the food just invariably tastes a little better – and I feel like I'm getting away with something. But I'm also bored by most 'fancy' food. -Lisa Hanawalt

Our preoccupation has always been to craft space in such a way as to induce social interactions that would in turn generate a sense of community and a culture, but starting from the very immediate issue of how action influences perception. -Larry Harvey

In India, the perception of a woman in a restaurant kitchen was that she wouldn't make it. -Maneet Chauhan

While I am a huge proponent of us as Africans telling our own stories and countering the negative stereotypes out there since no one else will, I am also cognizant of the power that the mainstream Western media still has on shaping perceptions of the continent. -Ory Okolloh

Questlove is an artist who I respect because he constantly shifts within the idiom, challenging perceptions of hip-hop and black American culture. -Kehinde Wiley

I don't really listen to the media or anyone's perception of beauty, so it makes me almost immune to silly comments about my body. -Barbie Ferreira

Digital is not about putting up your story on the web. It's about a fundamental redrawing of journalists' relationship with our audience, how we think about our readers, our perception of our role in society, our status. -Katharine Viner

When you change media, perception is changed and then policy is changed. -Tanya Saracho

Our abilities are limited only by our perceptions. -Debbie Millman

Those of us who make movies play with perception and reality; those who watch our films are responsible for making sense of it. -Sebastian Lelio

There is really an issue in Silicon Valley with companies getting a bit ahead of themselves in terms of their own self-perception of their own success. -Patrick Collison

Biases and blind spots exist in big data as much as they do in individual perceptions and experiences. Yet there is a problematic belief that bigger data is always better data and that correlation is as good as causation. -Kate Crawford

Our perception of time is really driven by our perception of the unfamiliar, vivid, and new. -Brian Chesky

When you get into recovery, you have to relearn a lot of perceptions, attitudes, and self-awareness if you want to stay clean. You really do change. -Shawn Colvin

I had this perception based on my own frustrations with Washington, but I didn't realize until I launched this campaign how much people are looking for a new generation of leadership and a new approach in Washington. -Elise Stefanik

Writing, for me, when I'm writing in the first-person, is like a form of acting. So as I'm writing, the character or self I'm writing about and my whole self – when I began the book – become entwined. It's soon hard to tell them apart. The voice I'm trying to explore directs my own perceptions and thoughts. -Sheila Heti

Having a strong race lens means you understand racism is threaded through and institutionalized in all of our systems and our very perceptions, threaded through how someone looks at you, treats you, thinks about you and your potential. -Pramila Jayapal

If someone announces me as a 'Christian rapper,' there's still an 'Eh, no thanks.' But perceptions are starting to change. -Andy Mineo

A large part of my career is due to perception, what people think what I am or should be. -Michael Beasley

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. -Grace Potter

Criticism, maybe cynicism, is just rampant in music, in creativity. Everybody has a perception and a set of opinions based on what that piece of music is doing to them internally. -Rob Halford

I want to try to help shift perceptions people may have of me as an actor. -Bradley Walsh

The impetus for 'Power' was me writing about my dad, who was an advertising executive and very interested in image. He thought that perception was reality and what people thought of you was what was real about you. -Courtney A. Kemp

'The Power of Habit' is the exact kind of non-fiction I love. It's smart and interesting, and it changes your perception how you do what you do or why you are who you are. -Rachel Hollis

Moms, you should parent in whatever way works for your family and spend less time worrying about other people's perceptions of how you're doing. -Rachel Hollis

It's definitely my responsibility not to stereotype any character, but especially a gay character because of the misperceptions people still have about gays. -Haaz Sleiman

Life is weird and complex but very simple at the same time. It's all about perception. -Tyler Posey

I come from a very specific love of hip-hop. I'm saying hip-hop, not rap. That's what saved my life. I carry that badge with a lot of pride and honor, and I really enjoy trying to raise the perception and the bar of what we do. -No I.D.

Reading or written language is a cultural invention that necessitated totally new connections among structures in the human brain underlying language, perception, cognition, and, over time, our emotions. -Maryanne Wolf

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. -CM Punk

In Mexico, the perception of power is power. -Denise Dresser

I'm very aware of my image and the perception of me. -Jon Jones

Aside from birthing me my first grey hairs and keeping me up at night more times than I'd like to count, 'The Subtle Art' taught me a lot about the nature of work. And a lot of that had to do with how my perception of the work itself evolved over the course of writing the book. -Mark Manson

When it comes to the lyrics, I write about my own perception of things and use characters for that. -Yasmine Hamdan

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. -Bobby Cannavale

I want to change the perception about Latinos worldwide. I think people don't know yet how cool we are. -J Balvin

When I would go to the barrio, people saw me as a rich person, but when I'm around rich people, they see me as someone from the ghetto. It's all perceptions. I like moving between worlds. I feel equally comfortable in both. -J Balvin

I think the perception of audiences that love folk and country is they're perceived to be more closed-minded than they really are. -Trixie Mattel

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. -Bobby Lashley

One time, I went to an audition, and I stated my name, and the lady was like, 'Oh, that name sounds really familiar. I've seen you on TMZ.' Her first perception of me was what she had heard. -Karrueche Tran

Sonic Youth was not a singer-songwriter band. It was an electric collective. And, whatever else people's perceptions of Sonic Youth were, it was always about putting together a time-based composition – and that is exactly what songwriting is, in its classic form. -Lee Ranaldo

My identity will always inform my experience and shape my perception. But I am an unremarkable person. -Hari Nef

Nepal is our closest neighbour, and we must make every effort to ensure that, as a small neighbour, we attend to their perceptions. Even when they are wrong, we have an obligation to create an environment in which the common people in Nepal feel that in India they have a great friend. -Manmohan Singh

I had a different perception of what a relationship or love is like. I was all giddy-headed and fairytale about it in my head, but it's so different. There's a lot of restraint that you've got to have, compromising in certain situations – and you've got to have a lot of respect. -Ileana D'Cruz

I don't think anyone has a bad perception of me. Just a limited one. Everyone thinks I pretty much sit around and talk about Jesus all the time. But I'm normal. I'm just a guy. Yeah, I love Jesus and do things a bit different, but I have the same conversations and share the same thoughts as anyone else. -Kurt Warner

I don't know why you'd want to say your work comes from nature, because art is related to perception, not nature. All abstract artists try to tell you that what they do comes from nature, and I'm always trying to tell you that what I do is completely abstract. We're both saying something we want to be true. -Roy Lichtenstein

There's no reason for men to be better at maths than women – it's just about our perception. -Rachel Riley

When you are successful, the perception of the people around you changes. If I do a variety of work, people notice me differently, and that is what is happening. I am fortunate to get these opportunities. -Rajkummar Rao

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. -Jacinda Ardern

There's a perception in certain parts of the media that I love 'bling.' I love diamonds. I love to show off. I really don't understand where that comes from. -Raheem Sterling

When you're losing, there's that survival instinct. But when you're handling success, people think it's easier, and they think losing's harder. But handling success, to me, always creates more issues. Are you in touch with reality? With perception? -Mike McCarthy

Love is not complicated; people are, and that is changing the perception of love. -Vicky Kaushal

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. -Lee Min-ho

I think there's definitely a stereotype of white privilege, and that stereotype gets expanded to mean rich, not oppressed, not suffering, et cetera. And yes, it's a misperception. -Rachel Dolezal

One's perception of themselves has a much bigger role than has been acknowledged to determine who succeeds and who does not. -Sal Khan

I can't put everyone in the same bracket, but many haven't got over the old Lacazette and the perception that I was a bit of a lazy striker who didn't really work hard for the team. At least, I thought I was working hard, but I didn't really know how to help my team-mates. -Alexandre Lacazette

The perception about me has changed to a certain extent after the success of 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.' -Nushrat Bharucha

Honestly, the biggest setback to my music career was people's perception that I was a reality TV star, not a rapper. -Chanel West Coast

I think glamour is a perception, and I am not against it. -Tamannaah

The perception that I was just a pop star was pushed upon me by the public, and it's very hard to change the public's perception even though I never really pushed aside the musician aspect of my career. After I released 'Fingerprints,' my peers reassured me that I was on a level that I always hoped I would be on. -Peter Frampton

Going into live action, the perception I had was that to be a director, you had to be loud, you had be physically fit, wear cool hats, have a beard, and yell, 'Action!' really loud. And I'm none of those things. -Jennifer Yuh Nelson

I was on some bad teams, and I played bad as a young player, certainly, at times. And that all mounts. Yeah, that all mounts. The perception. Everything that goes into that. And so, yeah, I think to kind of get over the hump of that, to change perception, it can be difficult. It's a tall task. And it takes a long time. -Alex Smith

When the success of 'Crazy Rich' hit, it's like everybody knows exactly who you are, and the way that they speak to you is different. I've stayed the same throughout. It's just people's perception of you changes. -Henry Golding

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. -Greg Davies

We all have perceptions or boxes that we put each other in. -Ashton Sanders

I wasn't like the rest of the kids. I was an artist. Living in a black society, when you're raised around a bunch of boys who plays sports and chase girls, there's this perception of masculinity that's super hard to fit into. I wasn't the stereotype of that like a lot of my peers were. -Ashton Sanders

I would just encourage my younger self to not care about people's perceptions and to love myself fully and to keep progressing and striving for what you are going to become. -Ashton Sanders

There's this perception that I've got this huge collection of old cars. I don't. -James May

I've always been battling this perception people have of me, this character. It follows me around. 'Bubba the Bear' shows up when I'm checking into a hotel, when I'm on a plane. I can't get upset with people if they're only aware of a small part of my body of work. But inside I do. -Bobcat Goldthwait

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.' -Bobcat Goldthwait

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. -Bobcat Goldthwait

A poll survey should indicate at the outset whether it is meant to capture opinions and beliefs for preferences and practices or value and perceptions. -N. Bhaskara Rao

Performance or no performance, perceptions do matter. More so the voters's perceptions on the performance of their state governments. -N. Bhaskara Rao

We know that when people are civically engaged, when they understand what their rights are, when they understand that in a democracy you can challenge governments, you can challenge policymakers, and you can… actually shape and form future policy, I think it changes the perception that a lot of young people have about where power is. -Ilhan Omar

If people hate Michael Langdon, that's a good thing. I'm not going to debate that. I don't worry about making him likeable… My real focus in playing Langdon is making his intentions clear and how he operates and what his mission is and how he shapes the perception of who he is around people. -Cody Fern

I am a romantic person and maybe have this Hollywood perception of love… but then, it's never really like the movies. -Markus Persson

I am intrigued by the way secrets move through a family and how events and perceptions from decades earlier continue to influence the way relatives view each other. Homes shape family histories as well. -J. Courtney Sullivan

I think that we're more united than the media would care to admit. We're not as divided as the perception would relay – not in the United States, not anywhere, really, in the world. -David Draiman

There's still anti-Semitism everywhere, and unfortunately, what has happened with our people no longer being the underdogs in this region, peoples' perception of Israel has changed dramatically. -David Draiman

As a perception on how I have perceived myself, I have always felt beautiful. -Bhumi Pednekar

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. -Ludovico Einaudi

To say, 'I don't worry about perception,' you better worry about perception because it's a big part of making it through some very difficult times. -Troy Aikman

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. -Patty Griffin

In a very general way, our society has fallen out of love with the skilled trades. Part of the problem is a myriad of myths and misperceptions that surround the jobs themselves, but the biggest cause is our stubborn belief that a four-year degree is the best path for the most people. -Mike Rowe

While history has its limitations in shaping contemporaneous and forward-looking strategic choices, it does shape popular perceptions. -Sanjaya Baru

The longer I have played, the perception of myself has changed. I conduct myself to other players a bit better. -Alun Wyn Jones

To a point, family does that and a couple of life experiences both positive and negative that have definitely altered my perception on rugby. Whereas my first 28-29 years, rugby was the entire focus, which was not that healthy, now you realise what is really important. -Alun Wyn Jones

I thought Anurag sir would be strict, and I had certain kind of perception about him, but he was warm and interactive. -Sobhita Dhulipala

If people find me suitable for a role, which equally interests me, then I will think about it. Having said that, there is a perception that TV actors can't act in movies. I would like to break this myth if and when I decide to do films. -Hina Khan

I haven't changed, but people's perception changed. -Hima Das

I realize everyone has the image and perception that I was the worst person. -Christian Laettner

I haven't really ever seen a big budget Hollywood film with African music. Most of the time, it's just Hollywood's perception of what African music is. -Ludwig Goransson

If an actor or actress is recognizable, that changes our perception of them. Sometimes you can play against type, or you can just repeat what they've already done. It can be an obstacle; it's a very fine line. -Nicolas Winding Refn

What concerned me the most about Twitter wasn't just the violent vitriol I was exposed to regularly. I was more worried about what it was doing to me as a person and how it was changing my overall perception of humanity. -Ana Kasparian

'Unforgiven' gave me the opportunity to be a complete changeling: the blonde hair, the research that I did at the prison. It changed the perception of me. -Suranne Jones

People should see my work and think beyond what I am on daily basis, on Twitter, Instagram, or the perception they have of me in their heads. -Soni Razdan

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. -Zal Batmanglij

My own perception of Malcolm was one of something that bordered on fascination because I was looking at him and reacting to him as a subject. -Alex Haley

My perception is that there is no distinction in music as many people perceive. The difference lies in the way you hear the music. -Ilaiyaraaja

Music is an expression. It's almost like a diary in my life, you know. You express your perceptions and your view on life – your world view. -Dion DiMucci

The perception is that the Stoke players were one-dimensional: that they could only play in a certain way, and that was the top and bottom of their capabilities. -Mark Hughes

We are on the forefront of a revolution in which identity and expression will take priority over the labels assigned to us at birth; in which self-identification will take priority over perception; in which gender will fall away entirely. -Hunter Schafer

When you hit 30, people have got this perception that you're past it, and I really disagree with that. -Karen Carney

Changing public perceptions is important. Nobody bats an eyelid in a team sport when a player gets injured and is still getting paid. In tennis, there is nothing like that. -Kevin Anderson

As a driver, it was easy to find the negative in things. But when I got out of the car, everything about the sport, my whole perception of just about everything in the sport, did a 180. -Dale Earnhardt Jr.

When you have a concussion, one of the symptoms that is common is anxiety. Imagine having the normal amount of anxieties that everybody shares – about life and meeting people in social spaces, whatever. Imagine that being multiplied by 10, 20. And so your worry over people's perceptions of you multiplies. -Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The beauty about history is that it's open to perception. -Ekta Kapoor

I don't think I'm misunderstood, but there is definitely a certain side of me that the press focuses on – my body, my hair, or who I'm dating – which has never really served me as an actor. It's served me in the commercial world, making money as a model, but the media perception has really hindered my acting career. -Kelly Brook

Contrary to perceptions, I am completely devoted to my work, though I don't go around tom-tomming my commitment. -Bobby Deol

We have a perception problem with the party. We are perceived as being a coastal elite, Ivy League party that does not connect to working-class people. The waitress, the teacher, the construction worker – we've lost our connection to them. -Tim Ryan

India, being a sovereign state, has the right to decide what kind of nuclear deterrent New Delhi needs in respect of international security perception. -Rajnath Singh

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