mind quotes

Travelling expands the mind rarely.Hans Christian Andersen

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.Gillian Anderson

I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton.Ian Anderson

In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most evil people in the book - he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather.Kevin J. Anderson

Usually when I'm making a movie, what I have in mind first, for the visuals, is how we can stage the scenes to bring them more to life in the most interesting way, and then how we can make a world for the story that the audience hasn't quite been in before.Wes Anderson

Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.Adolf Anderssen

When the mind, body, and spirit work together, I believe anything is possible.Criss Angel

There is something so biologically implausible that your attitude is going to cure a disease. There's a tremendous arrogance to imagine that your mind is all that powerful.Marcia Angell

I don't think there's such a thing as autobiographical fiction. If I say it happened, it happened, even if only in my mind.Maya Angelou

When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess.Maya Angelou

Like a pianist runs her fingers over the keys, I'll search my mind for what to say. Now, the poem may want you to write it. And then sometimes you see a situation and think, 'I'd like to write about that.' Those are two different ways of being approached by a poem, or approaching a poem.Maya Angelou

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.Jean Anouilh

When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film.Michelangelo Antonioni

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.Edward Appleton

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.Thomas Aquinas

Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality.Thomas Aquinas

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.Thomas Aquinas

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.Thomas Aquinas

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.Thomas Aquinas

Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.Thomas Aquinas