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Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening.
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
When your life is being threatened there's an instinctive urge to fight. You fight for the time you have, for your relationships.
Justified or not, the Supreme Court has a kind of sacred status in American life. For whatever reason, Presidents can safely run against Congress, and vice versa, but I think there is an inherent popular aversion to assaults on the court itself. Perhaps it has to do with an instinctive belief that life needs umpires.
I actually really love working with young actors because they're so responsive and instinctive, and it's a much less honed craft that they're employing.
I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God.
For me, being a mum has been a really, really instinctive thing.
Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I've been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn't matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.
I'd thought sexuality was instinctive or natural, but it's profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
I want to try and be instinctive as a writer and director.
I am certain that most Germans have instinctive liking for Italy, just as Italians admire Germans for their many qualities.
In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.
Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
George P. Baker
Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them.
I really like to experiment. That's the only way I can work. It's instinctive.
F. Murray Abraham
I'm not really one of those people who goes and writes some big back story and agonizes over characters. I think you kind of can get it. For me personally, it's just kind of more instinctive. But I don't have kind of an acting background. I fell into it accidentally.
As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.
People call me an instinctive actor. I used to consider that an insult early on, only because I had never studied. Now... I love it.
There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they're not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game.
My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
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