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Brain

Definition: An organ contained in the skull of vertebrates; the coordinating centre of sensation, intellectual, and nervous activity.
Number of Quotes: 26

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.*
*Attribution questionable.
Scott Adams

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Henri Frédéric Amiel

BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.
Ambrose Bierce

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
Erma Bombeck

Your brain is, indeed, a supreme example of, and is the ultimate, Internet.
Tony Buzan

IBM is like the Stepford Wives. It takes the best people from the best universities and colleges and then snips out some part of the brain so that they become mindless clones.
Bill Campbell

Never trust men with short legs. Brains too near their bottoms.
Noël Coward

Minds are like parachutes: they only function when they are open.
James Dewar

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.
Doug Hall

You can increase your brain power three to fivefold simply by laughing and having fun before working on a problem.
Doug Hall

Three things happen when you get to my age. First your memory starts to go ... and I have forgotten the other two.
Denis Healey

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
Eric Hoffer

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something ... That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.
Niccolò Machiavelli

We seriously undervalue the passion ... a person brings to an enterprise. You can rent a brain, but you can't rent a heart.
Mark McCormack

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

John Milton

A fascinating reaction of the human brain when we fail to meet a goal is that it tells us to throw caution to the wind and make things even worse, which ultimately leads to us giving up.
Fabrizio Moreira

It has to be admitted that we English have sex on the brain, which is a very unsatisfactory place to have it.
Malcolm Muggeridge

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

What if the child inherits my beauty and your brains?
George Bernard Shaw

Intelligence becomes an asset when some useful order is created out of free-floating brainpower.
Thomas A. Stewart

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
Alfred North Whitehead

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