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Quotes by (Henri Bergson - (31 quotes)

Henri Bergson - From the Change category:

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Comprehension category:

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Creativity category:

Creation signifies, above all, emotion, and that not in literature or art alone. We all know the concentration and effort implied in scientific discovery. Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Emotion category:

It is emotion that drives the intelligence forward in spite of obstacles. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Eroticism category:

Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Freedom category:

We are free when our actions emanate from our total personality, when they express it, when they resemble it in the indefinable way a work of art sometimes does the artist. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Future category:

The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Genius category:

Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Humour category:

A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Idealism category:

Realism is in the work when idealism is in the soul, and it is only through idealism that we resume contact with reality. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Intellect category:

Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Intuition category:

To think intuitively is to think in duration... Intuition, bound up to a duration which is growth, perceives in it an uninterrupted continuity of unforeseeable novelty; it sees, it knows that the mind draws from itself more than it has, that spirituality consists in just that, and that reality, impregnated with spirit, is creation. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Intuition category:

Intuition is a method of feeling one's way intellectually into the inner heart of a thing to locate what is unique and inexpressible in it. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Joy category:

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Life category:

Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Life category:

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Perception category:

When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Perception category:

To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Perfection category:

Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Philosophy category:

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Purpose category:

Art has no other purpose than to brush aside... the conventional and accepted generalities, in short everything that veils reality from us, in order to bring us face to face with reality itself. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Realism category:

Realism is in the work when idealism is in the soul, and it is only through idealism that we resume contact with reality. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Reality category:

Art has no other object than to set aside the symbols of practical utility, the generalities that are conventionally and socially accepted, everything in fact which masks reality from us, in order to set us face to face with reality itself. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Reality category:

If reality impacted directly on our senses and our consciousness, if we could have direct communication between the material world and ourselves, art would be unnecessary. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Religion category:

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Survival category:

It is with our entire past ... that we desire, will and act ... from this survival of the past it follows that consciousness cannot go through the same state twice. The circumstances may still be the same, but they will act no longer on the same person ... that is why our duration is irreversible. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Thinking category:

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Time category:

Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Time category:

Time is invention and nothing else. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Universe category:

The universe is a machine for the making of gods. (Henri Bergson)

Henri Bergson - From the Vanity category:

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity. (Henri Bergson)