Quotation Explorer - 'Mechanism'

Disappearing can be quite the coping mechanism for those of us who fear abandonment the very most of all. If we disappear, you have to find us. You're the one who worries. We know where we are, but you can't leave me. I'm in charge and doing the leaving. Not the other way around. - Jennifer Neal
Most of the modern human society has nearly lost the faculty of observing the internal mechanism. - Abhijit Naskar
Some experimenters have reported that an angry face pops out of a crowd of happy faces, but a single happy face does not stand out in an angry crowd. The brains of humans and other animals contain a mechanism that is designed to give priority to bad news. - Daniel Kahneman
Modern science gives lectures on botany, to show there is no such thing as a flower; on humanity, to show there is no such thing as a man; and on theology, to show there is no such thing as a God. No such thing as a man, but only a mechanism, No such thing as a God, but only a series of forces. - John Ruskin
Fantasy isn't about escape; it's a survival mechanism. It's a way to deal with things that are so much bigger than you are. So I think fantasy is special, something to be cherished and protected because it's a very fragile thing and without it, we're so defenseless, we're paralyzed. - The Martian Child David Gerrold
It’s so easy to lose faith and become lost in all of the politics of the world. That’s why we need the arts. To sublimate our frustration and anger into something beautiful. Freud called sublimation a virtuous defence mechanism because it is in the arts that we can find our humanity. - Kamand Kojouri
Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability. - Ronald A. Fisher
She scarcely spoke at all and might have been one of those huge dolls which, when inclined backwards, say "Ma-ma" or "Pa-pa": though impossible to imagine in any position so undignified as that required for the mechanism to produce these syllables. - Anthony Powell
The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain, and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world's great ideas. He will feel inspired with the purest and noblest thoughts that have ever animated the spirit of humanity. - Alfred A. Montapert
Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts - José Rodrigues Miguéis
Me with nothing left to lose, plotting my big revenge in the spotlight. Give me violent revenge fantasies as a coping mechanism. - Chuck Palahniuk
For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU. - Steve Maraboli
Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward. As a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. - Louis Schwartzberg
Thus man of all creatures is more than a creature, he is also a creator. Man alone can direct his success mechanism by the use of imagination, or imaging ability. - Maxwell Maltz
I have one problem, I don’t hate people. They disgust me and I want to get away from them. I do not have hatred. I have an escape mechanism. - Charles Bukowski
Denial is a useful defense mechanism until it's not. - Rosalind Kaplan
The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. - Frank Herbert
If excitement is a mechanism our Creator uses for His own amusement, love is something that belongs to us alone and enables us to flee the Creator. Love is our freedom. Love lies beyond "Es Muss sein! - Milan Kundera
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