Quotation Explorer - 'Functions'

Understanding your own anatomy and how it functions is crucial to changing your thinking and changing your life. - Toni Sorenson
Deadlines help me, but my muse hates them. My muse functions in fits and starts, and tends to take very long vacations. Deadlines are like a hot poker to his ass. They force us both to sit down and write, which is what it takes to do this. - Alistair Cross
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. - Doug Larson
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy. - Dean Koontz
My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people. - Patricia Highsmith
Transformation as a psycho emotional phenomenon functions as a loop: changing the way you perceive Change - Priyavrat Thareja
Physical body is just an instrument, through which you experience life. You have the awareness field, along with the physical body to experience life, while the entire major functions of the physical body, is performed by the subtle strings of the soul. - Roshan Sharma
Latent brain functions can be enabled by force majeure when we are facing the weirdness of an unknown reality. - Toba Beta
My Dove, withhold not thy love, for my heart is dagger-ed and deeply pierced by thy silence. It is ravished, and its functions it call not to remembrance, for I am sick my Love, my Dove, I am with love...If you call I will answer, for I am not far from thee. - Solomon Debisette
The only way to ensure democracy functions correctly is to question its governance constantly. Fail to do so and you may awake to find yourself living in a police state. - Stewart Stafford
Later, the body will assimilate the fear; it will enter the bloodstream, be diluted and become a constituent part of how it functions. - Delphine de Vigan
Emotion lay at the very heart of the process of perception, intertwined with intellectual functions, yet adding to perception a quality that reason lacked. - John Corrigan
Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better. - Lewis Thomas
The spirits of the brain are directly connected to the testicles. This is why men who weary their imagination in books are less suitable for procreative functions... - Louis de la Forge
Pure sex is masturbation with a real partner who functions as a prop for our indulging in fantasies, while it is only through love that we can reach the Other. - ZIZEK
It is clear that the protective functions of workplace health and safety have transferred to the workers through the process of corporate government deregulation and reduced funding of relevant government departments. - Steven Magee
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
In a patriarchal society, one of the most important functions of the institution of the family is to make feel like a somebody whenever he is in his own yard a man who is a nobody whenever he is in his employer’s yard. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
You begin to understand your personality, your response, and the functions of your body, heart and mind into different situations, events and with different people, with the inward attention. - Roshan Sharma
Today the artist has inherited the combined functions of hermit, pilgrim, prophet, priest, shaman, sorcerer, soothsayer, alchemist. - Thomas Merton
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. - G.I. Gurdjieff
Money functions under its laws. - Sunday Adelaja
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Reading literary fiction stimulates cognition beyond the brain functions related to reading, say, magazine articles, interviews, or most online nonfiction reporting. - Susan Reynolds
Once machines performed all the servile functions formerly performed by the lower classes, the population immediately achieved equality, ending over ten thousand years of class systems. - Charles Edward Stoll
When a million little things go right, that’s called success. Failure functions as the great leveler. When things don’t go as planned, it’s humbling. It’s important to make mistakes along the way, or we would be impossible to live with. - Judy Frankel
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. - Margaret Thatcher
The causal, abstract, binary, holistic, and reductionist functions of the human brain all help you to process the enormous amount of information coming into our brain from the external world every day. - Abhijit Naskar
The 90’s map the decades to come full of invisible technologies that will ‘sub-contract’ many of the functions of the central nervous system. - J.G. Ballard
Each of us has been designed for one of two immortal functions, as either a storyteller or as a cross-legged listener to tales of wonder, love, and daring. When we cease to tell or listen, then we no longer exist as a people. - Bryce Courtenay
We [-women and men-] are all equal in our creaturehood, whatever our sex, color, age, background, or abilities. But we are all different in the functions we were created to perform, as different as water from stones, and engineering from imaginative fiction. - Mary McDermott Shideler
[L]anguage functions best when we mediate between the descriptive and prescriptive influences, changing the rules to better suit some things, but sticking to them for others. - John Wiswell
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