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Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?

Tags: Enough, Since  ✍ Author: Joy Adamson

I get so nervous on stage I can't help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it's pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I'm going to be able to deliver.

Tags: Fear, Help  ✍ Author: Adele

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

Tags: Heart, Write  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

Tags: Music, War  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Tags: Intelligence, Thinking  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.

Tags: Anger, Human  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.

Tags: Attention, Education  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Tags: Greatest, Mind  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

Tags: Heart, Love  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.

Tags: Knowledge, Science  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

I was working in corporate Canada and I was doing all right. But I was burnt out... Long hours, a lot of clients. I just wanted to get away. Track and field was sort of like the elimination thing. I just wanted to go and do something. Exercise my brain and my body and kind of gravitate to that.

Tags: Away, Working  ✍ Author: Donovan Bailey

When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain.

Tags: Actually, Talk  ✍ Author: David Baltimore

There's something happening in the world that didn't happen before. We are acting like one big brain.

Tags: Big, Happen  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

Tags: Apparatus  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.

Tags: Human, Mind  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there is money or the want of money, but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order.

Tags: Enemy, Money  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing.

Tags: Beauty, Deep  ✍ Author: James Caan

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.

Tags: God, Mind  ✍ Author: John Calvin

There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.

Tags: Child, Idiot  ✍ Author: L. Sprague de Camp

A healthy body means a healthy mind. You get your heart rate up, and you get the blood flowing through your body to your brain. Look at Albert Einstein. He rode a bicycle. He was also an early student of Jazzercise. You never saw Einstein lift his shirt, but he had a six-pack under there.

Tags: Heart, Mind  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

If critics have problems with my personal life, it's their problem. Anybody with half a brain would realize that it's the charts that count.

Tags: Life, Problem  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.

Tags: Heart, Tears  ✍ Author: DMX

Interestingly enough, not all feelings result from the body's reaction to external stimuli. Sometimes changes are purely simulated in the brain maps.

Tags: Enough, Feelings  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

There is no such thing as a disembodied mind. The mind is implanted in the brain, and the brain is implanted in the body.

Tags: Body, Mind  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

When we talk about emotion, we really talk about a collection of behaviors that are produced by the brain. You can look at a person in the throes of an emotion and observe changes in the face, in the body posture, in the coloration of the skin and so on.

Tags: Body, Talk  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio
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When you deal with something like compassion for physical pain, which we know is very, very old in evolution - we can find evidence for it in nonhuman species - the brain processes it at a faster speed. Compassion for mental pain took many seconds longer.

Tags: Old, Pain  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

You still have only one self and one identity. However, self, identity and personality are not things, they are not objects, and they certainly are not rigid. Instead, they are biological processes built within the brain from numerous interactive components, step by step, over a period of time.

Tags: Self, Time  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

The pressure isn't on my brain, but on my mouth. I realized Sam Malone said very little, he spoke in little sentences. Which is much more comfortable for me for some reason.

Tags: Reason, Said  ✍ Author: Ted Danson

It's called a pen. It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.

Tags: Business, Straight  ✍ Author: Dale Dauten

Even though disciplined sleeping habits and the adrenalin of live radio ensures that we are very awake while on duty, there is evidence of a phenomenon called circadian desynchronosis which causes one's brain to function slowly at those times of day when it thinks it should be asleep, regardless how wide awake the body is.

Tags: Times, While  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

Put simply, behavioural economics argues that human beings' decision-taking is guided by the evolutionary baggage which we bring with us to the present day. Evolution has made us rational to a point, but not perfectly so. It has given us emotions, for example, which programme us to override our rational brain and act more instinctively.

Tags: Human, Put  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

The brain is wider than the sky.

Tags: Sky, Wider  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.

Tags: Away, Put  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.

Tags: Choose, Funny  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

A typical neuron makes about ten thousand connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

Tags: Single, Stars  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

Your brain is built of cells called neurons and glia - hundreds of billions of them. Each one of these cells is as complicated as a city.

Tags: Cells, City  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

If I have 1% of my dad's brain, I'll be happy. He's so quick.

Tags: Dad, Happy  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.

Tags: Body, Carry  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

It's also a more personal medium. It seems to go directly to one's brain. There are no pictures to distract.

Tags: Personal, Seems  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

It's a strange thing, but you get this click in your brain; the wonderful feeling that the entirety of a character is suddenly available and accessible to you.

Tags: Character, Feeling  ✍ Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor

I had a husband who, I'm convinced, was an undiagnosed manic depressive. He didn't treat me as if I had a brain - I was just this beautiful little doll he could show off.

Tags: Beautiful, Husband  ✍ Author: Britt Ekland

Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model.

Tags: Job, Work  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

I think I'm still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain't brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.

Tags: Sleep, Trying  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.

Tags: God, Women  ✍ Author: Farrah Fawcett

The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness.

Tags: Attention, Effort  ✍ Author: Ma Ferguson

The real point of me isn't that I'm good looking. It's that I'm clever. I've got a brain! I would rather be called a highly intelligent historian than a gorgeous pouting one.

Tags: Good, Real  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.

Tags: Lives, Pretty  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

Teenagers blithely skip off to uncertain futures, while their parents sit weeping curbside in the Volvo, because the adolescent brain isn't yet formed enough to recognize and evaluate risk.

Tags: Enough, Parents  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

Tags: Morning, Work  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

My father was all brain and little heart.

Tags: Father, Heart  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.

Tags: Cannot, Heart  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc.

Tags: Content, Language  ✍ Author: Howard Gardner

The damage that the human body can survive these days is as awesome as it is horrible: crushing, burning, bombing, a burst blood vessel in the brain, a ruptured colon, a massive heart attack, rampaging infection. These conditions had once been uniformly fatal.

Tags: Heart, Human  ✍ Author: Atul Gawande

Like some high official, you have to tell your brain: 'Do it. Come on. I have to do it.'

Tags: High, Tell  ✍ Author: John White Geary

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.

Tags: Idea, Politics  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.

Tags: Action, Become  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Young kids are doing the same thing I did, but they're doing it differently. They don't do brain surgery the way they used to do it either.

Tags: Kids, Young  ✍ Author: Tom T. Hall

I ran into an extraordinary doctor. He got up inside my head and figured out how my brain processed things, what my core values were, what my inner dialogue was.

Tags: Head, Values  ✍ Author: Darrell Hammond

For somebody who has injured their brain, every single thing they say and think will be the subject of their own questioning.

Tags: Single, Somebody  ✍ Author: Richard Hammond

I had post-traumatic amnesia, five-second memory, it happens as a result of brain injury.

Tags: Happens, Memory  ✍ Author: Richard Hammond

I damaged all the complicated bits of the brain to do with processing and emotional control. I was prey to every single emotion that swept over me and I couldn't deal with it. I had to re-learn things from scratch.

Tags: Emotional, Single  ✍ Author: Richard Hammond

I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one's memories.

Tags: Difficult, Off  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.

Tags: Free, Smart  ✍ Author: Mitch Hedberg

In the traditional modernist planning that created the suburbs, you put residential buildings in suburban neighborhoods, office spaces into brain parks and retail in shopping malls. But you fail to exploit the possibility of symbiosis or synthesis that way.

Tags: Fail, Put  ✍ Author: Bjarke Ingels

Every meal should end with something sweet. Maybe it's jelly on toast at breakfast, or a small piece of chocolate at dinner - but it always helps my brain bring a close to the meal.

Tags: End, Small  ✍ Author: Robert Irvine

I shall be found with 'Indians' engraved on my brain when I am dead. A fire has been kindled within me, which will never go out.

Tags: Dead, Fire  ✍ Author: Helen Hunt Jackson

Uma Thurman is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. She has those wicked eyes - it looks like there is such a brain behind those eyes.

Tags: Beautiful, Women  ✍ Author: Joshua Jackson

For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree than to just go and have the whole college experience, and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim.

Tags: Experience, Whole  ✍ Author: Joshua Jackson

My own philanthropic efforts have always included an educational element, whether it's expanding opportunities to educate a promising mind or extending the brain's ability to learn.

Tags: Learn, Mind  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

Neuroplasticity research showed that the brain changes its very structure with each different activity it performs, perfecting its circuits so it is better suited to the task at hand.

Tags: Hand, Research  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

The human brain works as a binary computer and can only analyze the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can't be easily defined in zeros and ones.

Tags: Heart, Human  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

The U.S. has spent billions of dollars on educating and supporting teachers or developing curricula but no resources are applied to 'improving the brain' that a student brings to the classroom.

Tags: Student, Teachers  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs.

Tags: Dangerous, Smoking  ✍ Author: Kevin James

It's quite similar to guitar solos, only with programming you have to use your brain. The most important thing is that it should have some emotional effect on me, rather than just, 'Oh, that's really clever.'

Tags: Emotional, Guitar  ✍ Author: Richard D. James

There is a lovable quality about the actual tools. One feels so kindly to the thing that enables the hand to obey the brain. Moreover, one feels a good deal of respect for it; without it the brain and the hand would be helpless.

Tags: Good, Respect  ✍ Author: Warren Jeffs

If you are dyslexic, your eyes work fine, your brain works fine, but there is a little short circuit in the wire that goes between the eye and the brain. Reading is not a fluid process.

Tags: Eyes, Work  ✍ Author: Bruce Jenner

When the time comes for your brain to process the information, the second word comes up faster than the first one. So when it's in your head, all of a sudden, it comes out backwards and you think of the word backwards.

Tags: Time, Word  ✍ Author: Bruce Jenner

When you make a decision, you need facts. If those facts are in your brain, they're at your fingertips. If they're all in Google somewhere, you may not make the right decision on the spur of the moment.

Tags: Decision, May  ✍ Author: Ken Jennings

Even before you understand them, your brain is drawn to maps.

Tags: Maps, Understand  ✍ Author: Ken Jennings

Sure I have a cell-phone, so I don't have to remember everyone's number anymore, but that really wasn't a core part of my brain.

Tags: Everyone, Remember  ✍ Author: Ken Jennings

What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way.

Tags: Good, Speed  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I definitely learned never to fall in love in high school because it just takes over your brain.

Tags: Love, School  ✍ Author: Daren Kagasoff

Cheap labor is not going to be the way we compete in the United States. It's going to be brain power.

Tags: Power, United  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.

Tags: Mind, Work  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

Exciting discoveries in neuroscience are allowing us to fit educational methods to new understandings of how the brain develops.

Tags: Exciting, Fit  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Katzenberg

High energy creates more energy, more energy, more energy. It kicks off synapses, I guess. It opens up your brain and you think of one thing after another thing, after another. You can really open yourself up comedically, which is fun.

Tags: Fun, Yourself  ✍ Author: Michael Keaton

What is consciousness? Our brain simulates reality. So, our everyday experiences are a form of dreaming, which is to say, they are mental models, simulations, not the things they appear to be.

Tags: Everyday, Reality  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

The brain is a muscle, and I'm a kind of body-builder.

Tags: Muscle  ✍ Author: Karl Lagerfeld

If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist. When the brain is sick and you must throw up, you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office.

Tags: Everyone, Sick  ✍ Author: Hedy Lamarr

My fingers are not as fast as my brain - which isn't that much to type home about anyway.

Tags: Fast, Home  ✍ Author: Frank Lane

Advertisers and marketers should be looking to bring new experiences to different parts of the brain. It's a more profound idea than just dropping a billboard into a video game.

Tags: Game, Idea  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

Advertisers are not thinking radically enough - they look for technology to lead instead of trying the neuroscience approach and thinking about what parts of the brain haven't been activated before. These new experiences bring new capabilities to the brain.

Tags: Technology, Thinking  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

Space and time, not proteins and neurons, hold the answer to the problem of consciousness. When we consider the nerve impulses entering the brain, we realize that they are not woven together automatically, any more than the information is inside a computer.

Tags: Time, Together  ✍ Author: Robert Lanza

For some reason, chewing gum for me gets my brain going.

Tags: Gum, Reason  ✍ Author: Brie Larson

You know those little snow globes that you shake up? I always thought my brain was sort of like that. You know, where you just give it a shake and watch what comes out and shake it again. It's like that.

Tags: Give, Snow  ✍ Author: Gary Larson

Hollywood infected my brain and I really valued the wrong things in life, but I changed dramatically.

Tags: Life, Wrong  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

Of course I'm schooled in the old school method: taking what I think the director wants, then reworking it through my own brain and heart.

Tags: Heart, School  ✍ Author: Shirley MacLaine

I love doing crosswords, it's so important to keep the brain going.

Tags: Keep, Love  ✍ Author: Magnus Magnusson

Happily, there's a reversal of the brain drain occurring in Ghana now. We're seeing a lot of - actually in Africa - we're seeing a lot of African professionals, you know, returning to the continent to contribute their quota.

Tags: Actually, Africa  ✍ Author: John Dramani Mahama

I've got the brain of a four year old. I'll bet he was glad to be rid of it.

Tags: Old, Year  ✍ Author: Groucho Marx
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