Impulse Quotes

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1. “Real loved one's aren't afraid, and will suggest to you, what's in your best interest... because they wouldn't want too see you suffer the consequences of your, sideways, emotional impulse(s). To see you crash and burn is the gratification of [the] 'yes folk' lurking in your corner. You may not agree, but always consider the voice(s) that have consistently kept it real.”

Tags : Counsel Emotional Decisions Enemy False Witness Falsehood Friendship Good Advice Good News Impulse Listen Suffer Suffering True Friends Truth
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

2. “Isn’t it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment? We say, “Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____.” Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I – or anyone else – decide to give in to “rational excuses” that justify feeling bad – it’s interesting that only further suffering is the result. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Sure, we can go there and make choices that dim our lights… and that is fine; there certainly is purpose for it and the contrast gives us lessons to learn… yet if we’re aware of what we are doing and we’re ready to let go of the suffering – then why go there at all? It’s like beating a dead horse. Been there, done that… so why do we keep repeating it? Pain is going to happen; it’s inevitable in this human experience, yet it is often so brief. When we make those excuses, what happens is: we pick up that pain and begin to carry it with us into the next day… and the next day… into next week… maybe next month… and some of us even carry it for years or to our graves! Forgive, let it go! It is NOT worth it! It is NEVER worth it. There is never a good enough reason for us to pick up that pain and carry it with us. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Unforgiveness hurts you; it hurts others, so why even go there? Why even promote pain? Why say painful things to yourself or others? Why think pain? Just let it go! Whenever I look back on painful things or feel pain today, I know it is my EGO that drives me to “go there.” The EGO likes to have the last word, it likes to feel superior, it likes to make others feel less than in hopes that it will make itself (me) feel better about my insecurities. Maybe if I hurt them enough, they will feel the pain I felt over what they did to me. It’s only fair! It’s never my fault; it’s always someone else’s. There is a twisted sense of pleasure I get from feeling this way, and my EGO eats it right up. YET! With awareness that continues to grow and expand each day, I choose to not feed my pain (EGO) or even go there. I still feel it at times, of course, so I simply acknowledge it and then release it. I HAVE power and choice over my speech and actions. I do not need to ever “go there” again. It’s my choice; it’s your choice. So it’s about damn time we start realizing this. We are not victims of our impulses or emotions; we have the power to control them, and so it’s time to stop acting like we don’t. It’s time to relinquish the excuses.”

Tags : Ego Emotions And Attitude Forgiveness Growth Happiness Impulse Impulse Control Inner Peace Inspirational Intention Introspection Letting Go Moving On Pain Power Psychology Releasing The Past Self Control Self Discipline Self Improvement Wisdom Zen
Source : Living Peace

3. “What is GRACE? an individual, inspiring and virtuous impulse, that streams the spirit with life! An elegance and divinity of one's beauty!”

Tags : Beauty Elegance Grace Impulse Inspiration Streaming The Spirit
Author : Angie karan

4. “There are things you do sometimes, actions that you take by obeying sudden impulses, without stopping for even a fraction of a second to think, and then you spend the rest of your life either lamenting it or thanking yourself for it. They are rare, unique, and perfect moments.”

Tags : Choice Decision Impulse Inspirational

5. “Free will is the cutting edge of Creation, don’t you see? The word spontaneity derives from the Latin sponte, meaning ‘of one’s free will.’ Spontaneity is the impulse, the purest expression of freedom, and the impulse wants to do whatever it wants to do. But you are afraid of what others think, others who are just as afraid of what you think, and so you pussyfoot along the perimeter of the free-will zone, wilting like a wallflower.”

Tags : Free Will Freedom Impulse Philosphy Spontaneity Wisdom
Author : Tony Vigorito

6. “...our impulses are too strong for our judgement sometimes”

Tags : Impulse Judgement Sometimes Strong
Author : Thomas Hardy
Source : Tess of the D'Urbervilles

7. “We often throw rocks not realizing that they’re going to land somewhere.”

Tags : Consequences Destination Fool Foolish Impulse Impulsive Land Mindless Outcomes Repercussion Repercussions Rocks Thoughtful Thoughtless Throw Throwing

8. “Nature is impulsive. To be impulsive is to be fully alive.”

Tags : Aliveness Impulse Nature Vitality
Author : Marty Rubin

9. “In my way of thinking, anything is possible. Life is at the bottom of things and belief at the top, while the creative impulse, dwelling in the center, informs all.”

Tags : Impulse Life M Train Patti Smith Possible
Author : Patti Smith
Source : M Train

10. “Outside, under the marquee of the hotel, he stood a moment as he did each night beneath the marquee of the Hotel Hyperion, while he decided what direction to take, what to do. And suddenly, realizing it was not the Hotel Hyperion, that the circumstances were quite different, he felt loneliness spring up like a dark forest all around him. The odd thing was, he felt no impulse to hurry after her, to find her somehow. What would he have to offer her except the history of weakness, loneliness, and inadequacy, the decline and fall of himself? He himself was the core of the loneliness around him, and its core was inadequacy. He was inadequate even in love.”

Tags : Core Dark Decline Direction Fall Forest History Hurry Impulse Inadequacy Loneliness Love Offer Weakness
Source : Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

11. “When there is silence, Give your voice. When there is darkness, Shine your light. When there is desperation, Offer hope.”

Tags : Boost Catalyst Creativity Darkness Despair Encouragement Goad Imagination Incentive Incitement Individuality Ingenuity Innovation Innovativeness Inspiration Inspirational Inspire Light Lightness Motivate Motivating Force Originality Shine Spur Voice Of Wisdom
Author : Tim Fargo

12. “Your mind is a book; God is the pen.”

Tags : Afflatus Awakening Book Daily Living Genius Gift God Impulse Insight Inspiration Intuition Lines Meditation Motivation Muse Pen Talent Writing
Source : Master of Maxims

13. “The Arts are not drugs. They are not guaranteed to act when taken. Something as mysterious and capricious as the creative impulse has to be released before they can act.”

Tags : Arts And Humanities Impulse Inspiration Music
Author : E.M. Forster

14. “When you don't fight your adversary, you become the coward in the sight of animalistic breeds, but they forget that your real strength stays in the whisper of your voice.”

Tags : Accomplice Bad Bad Character Childish Contention Defeat Defiance Devil Difference Evil People Fiend Impulse Michael Bassey Johnson Negative People Non Conformist Power Quarrel Rude Shambles Sound Strength Triumph

15. “Nobody wants to know how you feel, yet, they want you to do what they feel.”

Tags : Anti Social Apathy Decievers Displeasure Dogma Dogmatic Egoism Egotism Egotist Fake Friends Feelings Flatter Flattering Impulse Impulsive Logic Madness Michael Bassey Johnson Misfit Mishap Pressure Reasoning Trick

16. “The reason my life has wandered to nowhere is likely due to the fact that the focus of the moment has dictated the destination of my life, when the destination of my life should have been dictating the focus of the moment.”

Tags : Calling Destination Dictating Focus Fool Foolish Goal Impulse Impulsive Journey Life Life Journey Lost Meaning Misdirected Mission Moment Proactive Purpose Reactive Role Wisdom Wise

17. “Swallowing, he entered the second code. Then there was a sound like a marble dropping on the floor - bouncing slowly, gradually getting faster as it dropped lower and lower… The thing was toying with him! Where was it? He strained his hearing, but all was again silent. He wanted to shout and scream obscenities at it, but he fought the impulse. It might not really know his location after all - and that would've led it right to him. It must be coming for him! It must be by the door by now, looking for a way in. Time was running out. He hastily keyed in the third and last code.Death the destroyer never is late!”

Tags : And At Code Coming Death Dropped Dropping Gradually Hearing Him Impulse In It Late Lower Marble Not Now Out Really Running Slowly Swallowing That Then Third Wanted
Source : Demonspawn

18. “Every characteristic absence of spirituality, every piece of common vulgarity, is due to an inability to resist a stimulus - you have to react, you follow every impulse.”

Tags : Impulse Instincts Spirituality
Source : The Anti-Christ/Ecce Homo/Twilight of the Idols/Other Writings

19. “Sense entered into a short, violent skirmish with instinct and inclination, and was overwhelmed.”

Tags : Impulse Instinct Sense
Source : The Cuckoo's Calling

20. “Every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required.”

Tags : Exertion Feeling Impulse Reason Truth
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

21. “The best ideas will eat at you for days, maybe even weeks, until something, some incident, some impulse, triggers you to finally express them.”

Tags : Art Contemplation Creativity Days Eat Expression Ideas Impulse Incidents Lingering Lyrics Music Philosophy Poetry Thinking Thoughts Trigger Weeks Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

22. “We are punctual, a stressed, marked characteristic. We need order around us, in the house, in the life, although we live by irresistible impulses, as if the order in the closets, in our papers, in our books, in our photographs, in our souvenirs, in our clothes could preserve us from chaos in our feelings, loves, in our work. Indifference to food, sobriety; but this, we admit, is the part of the war against a threatening fragility.”

Tags : Chaos Impulse Personality Traits War
Author : Anaïs Nin
Source : The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

23. “We are tossed about by external causes in many ways, and like waves driven by contrary winds, we waver and are unconscious of the issue and our fate.' We think we are most ourselves when we are most passionate, whereas it is then we are most passive, caught in some ancestral torrent of impulse or feeling, and swept on to a precipitate reaction which meets only part of the situation because without thought only part of a situation can be perceived.”

Tags : Atavism Drive Emotion Feeling Impulse Instinct Passion Philosophy Reactionary Spinoza Urge
Author : Will Durant
Source : The Story of Philosophy

24. “Poetry arises from the desire to get beyond the finite and the historical—the human world of violence and difference—and to reach the transcendent or divine. You're moved to write a poem, you feel called upon to sing, because of that transcendent impulse. But as soon as you move from that impulse to the actual poem, the song of the infinite is compromised by the finitude of its terms.”

Tags : Actual Desire Divine Finite Historical Human Impulse Infinite Poem Poetry Transcendent Violence World
Author : Ben Lerner
Source : The Hatred of Poetry

25. “Anything you fear is a shackle to ur soul. It is a phobia that tethers and blinds ur ability to see and comprehend your life directions, making you feel discouraged and hopeless in times of danger”

Tags : Fear Fearing Impulse People Phobia The Pangs Of Fear

26. “The life of a writer is directed by a mad impulsive muse, that can tell them to cancel all their storyline: a creative divergent devil.”

Tags : Creation Creativity Devil Divergence Every Writer Impulse Impulsion Innovation Madness Mental Discoveries Michael Bassey Johnson Muse Plot Storyline Talent Talents The Life Of The Writer Writer Writers

27. “... as a convention, you get up and walk to the window to make the audience believe that you're looking out. It's for the audience, not for you! And what it means to you is something emotional [...] If you went to the Actors Studio you'd spend six months seeing the snow before you could say, 'Look at the snow.' This takes a terrible burden away from the actor, who thinks he's got to see the woods and the snow. 'Give me my gun! I see a rabbit! Give me my gun!' " Meisner sounds thrilled at the possibility of a hunt. "That happens when you're still sitting there reading. Then when they put in the scenery you move to the window. Isn't that simple? How simple it is to solve the problem of seeing things when you know that it's all in you emotionally, and that walking to the window is only a convention.”

Tags : Acting Convention Emotion Impulse Symbolism Truthfullness
Source : Sanford Meisner on Acting

28. “So I flirt with disaster once or twice. Who doesn’t?”He snorted. “You don’t just flirt with disaster, you have intercourse with it.”

Tags : Dannika Dark Disaster Flirt Funny Humor Impulse Intercourse Mageri Romance Series Urban Fantasy
Author : Dannika Dark
Source : Impulse

29. “Because I know it in my bones. You are the only female I desire, the only water that will quench my thirst, the only sun that will warm my skin, the only lips that were made for mine.”

Tags : Chitah Dannika Dark Desire Impulse Kiss Lips Love Paranormal Quench Romance Romantic Series Silver Sweet Thirst Urban Fantasy
Author : Dannika Dark
Source : Impulse

30. “I hope people don't take kittens on a whim, like they would a toy, then not care for them.”

Tags : Cats Humane Impulse Kittens
Source : Cat on the Money

31. “One word love: curiosity. You long for freedom. You long to do what you want to do because you want it. To act on selfish impulse. You want to see what it's like. One day you won't be able to resist.”

Tags : Curiosity Freedom Impulse Movie Pirates Of The Caribbean
Author : Jack Sparrow

32. “Mastery of impulse is achieved through taking pauses during life’s contrasting situations. Mastery of impulse is about developing strong willpower that can be used to redirect the flow of energy in any situation. Mastery of impulse is about responding to the world with a sense of reason and peace.”

Tags : Consciousness Growth Impulse Inner Peace Inspirational Mastery Of Oneself Positive Thinking Psychology Reaction Response Self Discipline Self Improvement Spiritual Wisdom Words Zen
Source : Living Peace

33. “Act on your impulse, swallow the bottle, cut a little deeper, put the gun to your chest.”

Tags : Impulse
Author : Ellen Hopkins
Source : Impulse

34. “Do not only think about it, but feel about it, also, before taking appropriate action.”

Tags : Action Consciousness Emotions Feel Impulse Planning Quotes Think
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

35. “I love the way she feels inthe curve of my arm. I loveher unpretentious beauty,her intelligence, her nerve.But could I ever love her?The concept of falling in loveis completely foreign, somethingI can’t bring myself to accept. Her hair pillows my cheek and her hand on my leg is warm. I care about you, Conner, and I hate to see you hurting. I want to respond but can’tfind the pretty words I need.”

Tags : Ellen Hopkins Hurt Impulse Love Pain
Author : Ellen Hopkins

36. “The poetic impulse is distinct from ideas about things or feelings about things, though it may use these. It's more like a desire to separate a piece of one's experience & set it up on its own, an isolated object never to trouble you again, at least not for a bit. In the absence of this impulse nothing stirs.”

Tags : Impulse Poetry
Author : Philip Larkin
Source : Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

37. “But in the depths of his heart, the older he became, and the more intimately he knew his brother, the more and more frequently the thought struck him that this faculty of working for the public good, of which he felt himself utterly devoid, was possibly not so much a quality as a lack of something --not a lack of good, honest, noble desires and tastes, but a lack of vital force, of what is called heart, of that impulse which drives a man to choose someone out of the innumerable paths of life, and to care only for that one. The better he knew his brother, the more he noticed that Sergey Ivanovitch, and many other people who worked for the public welfare, were not led by an impulse of the heart to care for the public good, but reasoned from intellectual considerations that it was a right thing to take interest in public affairs, and consequently took interest in them. Levin was confirmed in this generalization by observing that his brother did not take questions affecting the public welfare or the question of the immortality of the soul a bit more to heart than he did chess problems, or the ingenious construction of a new machine.”

Tags : Good Impulse Purpose
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Anna Karenina

38. “Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us.”

Tags : Impulse Poison Strangle
Author : Renee Ahdieh
Source : The Wrath & the Dawn

39. “What is GRACE?An individual, inspiring and virtuous impulse, that streams the spirit with life!”

Tags : Grace Impulse Inspiring Life Virtuous
Author : Angie karan

40. “We all nurture impulses which promise freedom from the demands of others, even if that freedom means death.”

Tags : Death Demand Impulse
Author : Sam Tanenhaus
Source : Literature Unbound

41. “... every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason.”

Tags : Impulse
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

42. “My impulse is to perform for menI obey their dreams”

Tags : Impulse Mens Dreams Obey Dreams Postcard Angel Womans Impulse
Author : Neil Mach
Source : Postcard Angel: An Innocent Girl Becomes The World's First Pin-up

43. “Don't be blurred by impulse, to avoid regrets, refrain from doing things that will make you regret.”

Tags : Action Alternative Choice Decision Election Impulse Making Decisions Option Picking Regret Say Selection Sentiment Vote Will Will Power


Tags : Babies Impulse Jenny Holzer
Author : Jenny Holzer

45. “You know you love something if you're willing to die for it, and you know it means nothing if you walk away from that which is dying.”

Tags : Desire Give All Impulse Instinct Love Sacrifice To Die For

46. “To change any behavior we have to slow down and act intentionally rather than from habit and impulse.”

Tags : Authenticity Behavior Behavioral Change Habits Impulse Intention Intentionally
Author : Henna Inam
Source : Wired for Authenticity: Seven Practices to Inspire, Adapt, & Lead

47. “There is a deep and perennial and profoundly human impulse to approach the world with a DEMAND, to approach the world with a PRECONDITION, that what has got to turn out to lie at THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, that what has got to turn out to lie at THE FOUNDATION OF ALL BEING, is some powerful and reassuring and accessible image of OURSELVES... and that, more than any of their particular factual inaccuracies - is what bothers me the most about them. It is precisely the business of resisting that demand, it is precisely the business of approaching the world with open and authentic wonder, and with a sharp, cold eye, and singularly intent upon the truth, that's called science.”

Tags : Authentic Conceit Human Impulse Philosophy Resist Science Truth Wonder World

48. “He had just reached the time of life at which 'young' is ceasing to be the prefix of 'man' in speaking of one. He was at the brightest period of masculine life, for his intellect and emotions were clearly separate; he had passed the time during which the influence of youth indiscriminately mingles them in the character of impulse, and he had not yet arrived at the state wherin they become united again, in the character of prejudice, by the influence of a wife and family.In short he was twenty-eight and a bachelor.”

Tags : Impulse Intellect Masculinity Youth Age
Author : Thomas Hardy
Source : Far from the Madding Crowd

49. “Anger is easier than forgiveness.”

Tags : Ellen Hopkins Impulse Life Perfect Poetry Young Adult
Author : Ellen Hopkins
Source : Perfect

50. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Tags : Behaviour Conscientiousness Frankl Freedom Growth Impulse Response Stimulus

51. “It is a fact that if an impulse from one or the other sphere comes up and is not lived out, then it goes back down and tends to develop anti-human qualities. What should have been a human impulse becomes a tiger-like impulse. For instance, a man has a feeling impulse to say something positive to someone and he blocks it off through some inhibition. He might then dream that he had a spontaneous feeling impulse on the level of a child and his conscious purpose had smashed it. The human is still there, but as a hurt child. Should he do that habitually for five years, he would no longer dream of a child who had been hurt but of a zoo full of raging wild animals in a cage. An impulse which is driven back loads up with energy and becomes inhuman. This fact, according to Dr. Jung, demonstrates the independent existence of unconscious.”

Tags : Dreaming Impulse Jung Unconscious Depth Psychology
Source : The Psychological Meaning of Redemption Motifs in Fairytales

52. “At the heart of the impulse to tell stories is a mystery so profound.”

Tags : Heart Impulse Stories Write Writing

53. “I don't believe in God, don't believe in the devil. Unless you want to count my mother. She might be Satan's sister, I suppose.”

Tags : Funny God Impulse Satan
Author : Ellen Hopkins

54. “Without WarningSometimes you're traveling a highway, the only road you've ever known, and wham! A semi comes from nowhere and rolls right over you.”

Tags : Ellen Hopkins Impulse
Author : Ellen Hopkins