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Quotes About The Senses

Life and perfection, joy and repose and whatever all the senses desire, lie in the distinguishing spirit, and from it they have everything that they have. Even if the organs lose in power and the life in them decreases in activity, it does not decrease in the distinguishing spirit, from which they receive the same life, when the fault or infirmity is removed.
— Nicholas of Cusa —

Music, I say, the most divine striker of the senses ...

— Philip Sidney

Confused by the mind and diffused by the senses, we seek Pleasure and lose the great Treasure called Life.-RVM

— R.v.m.

The ancient dialogue between reason and the senses is almost always more interestingly and passionately resolved in favor of the senses.

— Kay Redfield Jamison

Sensual is everything that refers to the delight of the senses. And that's what artists do, is stimulate the senses in any possible way.

— Shakira

Humans ain't blind about the future.
Most disable one of the senses because they feel daunted to look at it.
It is fear that makes them blind, at the same time feel challenged as well.

— Toba Beta

I have for many years endeavored to make this vital truth clear; and still people marvel when I tell them that I am happy. They imagine that my limitations weigh heavily upon my spirit, and chain me to the rock of despair. Yet, it seems to me, happiness has very little to do with the senses. If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the earth is ours, and that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields because the Artist in our souls glorifies creation. Surely, it gives dignity to life to believe that we are born into this world for noble ends, and that we have a higher destiny than can be accomplished within the narrow limits of this physical life.

— Helen Keller

That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter. That mankind has in this sense been cowardly has done life endless harm; the experiences that are called "visions," the whole so-called "spirit-world," death, all those things that are so closely akin to us, have by daily parrying been so crowded out of life that the senses with which we could have grasped them are atrophied. To say nothing of God.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

There are some things which happen to us which the intelligence and the senses refuse just as the stomach sometimes refuses what the palate has accepted but which digestion cannot compass _occurences which stop us dead as though by some impalpable intervention, like a sheet of glass through which we watch all subsequent events transpire as though in a soundless vacuum, and fade, vanish; are gone, leaving us immobile, impotent, helpless; fixed, until we can die.

— William Faulkner

In exalting the faculties of the soul, we annihilate, in a great degree, the delusion of the senses.

— Aime Martin

Remember it is the heart and not the body, which strives to draw near to God. By heart I do not mean the flesh perceived by the senses, but that secret thing which is sometimes expressed by spirit, and sometimes by soul.

— Al-Ghazali

The senses are a kind of reason. Taste, touch and smell, hearing and seeing, are not merely a means to sensation, enjoyable or otherwise, but they are also a means to knowledge - and are, indeed, your only actual means to knowledge.

— Joseph Campbell

These [the senses] we trust, first, last, and always.

— Lucretius

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