Perception Quotations: “It’s all in the mind”!

Can't see my castles?  Try harder. It's all in the mind! Photo: NilookaDissanayake
Can’t see my castles? Try harder. It’s all in the mind! Photo: NilookaDissanayake

Its amazing how we confuse perception with reality. Then again, its a complicated thing, what is reality for any of us but what we perceive? Think about it for a while.

Here are some nice quotations on perception.

The goodreads quotations list for perception runs into dozens of pages. Here are a few that took my fancy:.

“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” ~Irving Berlin


“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
~Robertson Davies, in Tempest-Tost


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have,
you will never, ever have enough”
~Oprah Winfrey


“The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~W.B. Yeats


“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”
~C.S. Lewis, in The Magician’s Nephew


“Everything that irritates us about others can
lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
~C.G. Jung


“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
~Oscar Wilde, in Lady Windermere’s Fan


“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
~John Lennon


“It’s all in the mind.”
~George Harrison

And I really like this one:

“What people in the world think of you is really
none of your business.”
~Martha Graham

You will find hundreds more interesting quotations on perception together with links to author pages and their book pages on goodreads. Happy reading!


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