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Consciousness turns out to consist of a maelstrom of events distributed across the brain. These events compete for attention, and as one process outshouts the others, the brain rationalizes the outcome after the fact and concocts the impression that a single self was in charge all along.
I was an English major at the University of Minnesota, and I was very shy, which many people misinterpreted as intelligence. On the basis of that wrong impression, I became the editor of the campus literary magazine.
There was no relationship between a wedding dress and fashion. There was no good taste, either. I realized that I could make an impression in terms of changing and readdressing the whole industry of bridal.
Despite the impression you may have from watching too much TV, movies are not about reproducing reality. They're about telling stories.
Maybe there are people who are gamers who haven't seen movies I have made, or the movies I have made have made no impression on them at all.
I don't know what impression you might have of the way I live. I live in a quiet place. I do not live as a hermit, though other people would prefer it if I did.
It's my impression that I've done every job that I've been asked to do.
For me, a fragrance is another way of leaving an impression on somebody.
The funny thing is, I sometimes get the impression that some people outside of the field think that there's some element of security that we have in working on a theory that hasn't made any predictions that can be proven false. In a sense, we're working on something unfalsifiable.
It's always the case, whenever you're doing someone real, how much you want to do an impression or a characterisation. If I was doing Churchill, or Gandhi - people know exactly how they talked, walked.
I love being a mum, but it's much more intensive work than being an actress - going to work feels like you've got a day off. Not that I want a day off from being a mum; it's just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don't work. But they work more than anyone.
I was there the night John Lennon was shot, three blocks away. It left a lasting impression on me.
Every story about me is so heavy and dramatic. That's not how I do life. But that's the impression people have, and that's what keeps getting reiterated. As if I'm still stuck in all the muck of the past. And I am so not.
I had the impression from reading English literature that British women were great beauties, and I only had seen Julie Christie, and she was gorgeous and sexy. I don't know whether it was just my taste, but when I got to London, I went two years without seeing a truly attractive woman. A lot of near misses.
But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person. I guess sometimes I give off that impression.
Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.
Based on the people l've spoken to, I think the impression is: Is America safer from Al Qaeda? Yes. Is America weaker as a nation because we have overspent and over-focused on Al Qaeda? Yes. I think that would be the conclusion that people seem to have come to and that I tend to agree with.
Remember, the Congress doesn't get as many opportunities to make an impression with the public.
My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services, more than anyone, they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out.
The impression left after watching the motions of birds is that of extreme mobility - a life of perpetual impulse checked only by fear.
My first public impression was my French teacher, Derek Swift.
Authors can only soft sell the environment. Create a wonderful story around the environment involving the characters that leaves a lasting impression on the reader's mind.
Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.
But I don't actually adopt the point of view that our subjective impression of free will, which is a kind of indeterminacy behavior, comes from quantum mechanical indeterminacy.
We didn't sell a lot of records, but somehow we left an impression.
I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason. I feel like all you had was your wit.
C. S. Lewis
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