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Sensory perception is the silken web that binds our separate nervous systems into the encompassing ecosystem. (David Abram)

There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses. (Diane Ackerman)

We live on the leash of our senses. (Diane Ackerman)

The senses are a kind of reason. Taste, touch and smell, hearing and seeing, are not merely a means to sensation, enjoyable or otherwise, but they are also a means to knowledge – and are, indeed, your only actual means to knowledge. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

The least touchable object in the world is the eye. (Rudolf Arnheim)

See with the eyes of love, / Hear with the ears of love / Work with the hands of love, / Think thoughts of love / Feel love in every nerve. (Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Art that wants to be felt does not have the need to be admired. (Darby Bannard)

As a painter, I realized that what we see is just manifestation of unseen power. Since then [1958 Coup in Iraq], reality started to take another form in my mind. Hence, I was aware of deception of our senses. (Ala Bashir)

What greater gift than being able to communicate and enable our fellow humans the sensations of being alive. (Nicoletta Baumeister)

The faculty of the imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses. (Simone de Beauvoir)

Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science. (Bernard Berenson)

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. (Henry Beston)

Body is not all. Mind is not all. Spirit is not all. All three make the sense. (Yogi Bhajan)

noise, n. A stench in the ear. Undomesticated music. The chief product and authenticating sign of civilization. (Ambrose Bierce)

The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves. (Christian Nestell Bovee)

It is not sufficient that what one paints should be made visible. It must be made tangible. (Georges Braque)

Oh! dreadful is the check - intense the agony - / When the ear begins to hear, and the eye begins to see; / When the pulse begins to throb, the brain to think again; / The soul to feel the flesh, and the flesh to feel the chain. (Emily Bronte)

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

If the air is jam-full of sounds which we tune in with, why should it not also be full of feels and smells and things seen through the spirit, drawing particles from us to them and them to us like magnets? (Emily Carr)

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves. (Lewis Carroll)

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it's a pity we use it so little. (Rachel Carson)

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations. (Paul Cezanne)

One can do good things without being very much of a harmonist or a colourist. It is sufficient to have a sense of art – and this sense is doubtless the horror of the bourgeois. (Paul Cezanne)

It is not a fragrant world. (Raymond Chandler)

I hear like you see - like that hummingbird outside that window for instance. (Ray Charles)

We do everything so automatically that we have forgotten the poignancy of smell, of physical anguish, of tactile sensations of all kinds. (Lygia Clark)

My task is to make you hear, feel and see. That and no more, and that is everything. (Joseph Conrad)

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert...
Revere your senses; don't degrade them with drugs, with depression, with willful oblivion. (Eustace Conway)

Though painting borrows help indeed from colours... it has nothing more wide of its real aim or more remote from its intention than to make a show of colours... to raise a separate and flattering pleasure to the sense. (Anthony Ashley Cooper)

Think with the whole body. (Taisen Deshimaru)

Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out. (Phyllis Diller)

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it's raining, but the feel of being rained upon. (E. L. Doctorow)

You get to the point where you can feel a certain sensation of light. (Arthur Dove)

Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other. (Eight-year-old)

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. (Albert Einstein)

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through. (George Eliot)

When the wind blows and the warm sun strikes our cold bodies, do we actually feel it, or do we reason it into being? How many of us are actually alive? Actually living? Look around. (Ian Factor)

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. (W. C. Fields)

I like the sense of a slab of paint. (Jonathan Forrest)

The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh. The effect that they make in space is as bound up with them as might be their colour or smell... Therefore the painter must be as concerned with the air surrounding his subject as with the subject itself. (Lucian Freud)

How does your experience of one sense affect all the others? In addition to being the conduits of pleasure and pain, your senses are the midwives of intelligence. (Michael J. Gelb)

Born of the sensibility, art sows and creates life in its turn. (Remy de Gourmont)

-Dream Days, 1898...
Truly wise men called on each element alike to minister to their joy, and while the touch of sun-bathed air, the fragrance of garden soil, the ductible qualities of mud, and the spark-whirling rapture of playing with fire, had each their special charm, they did not overlook the bliss of getting their feet wet. (Kenneth Grahame)

The seeing of objects involves many sources of information beyond those meeting the eye when we look at an object. It generally involves knowledge of the object derived from previous experience, and this experience is not limited to vision but may include the other senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing, and perhaps also temperature or pain. (R. L. Gregory)

I feel more as if I'm shaping something with my hands. I feel as if I've always wanted to get to that state. Like a blind man in a dark room had some clay, what would he make? I end up with 2 or 3 forms on a canvas, but it gets very physical for me. (Philip Guston)

Refine your senses through the great masters of music, painting, and poetry. (Ernst Haas)

It's like being a newborn, this sudden sensory overload of noise, color, smells and gravity after months of quietly floating, encased in relative calm and isolation. No wonder babies cry in protest when they're born. (Chris Hadfield, astronaut)

Art communicates through the senses - a chef through taste and smell, a musician through sound, and a visual artist through sight. But they all have one thing in common - they all lead directly to the heart. (Andrew Hamilton)

The sound of wings beating as birds fly overhead, the splash of waterfowl as they gently land on a river, the sound of breezes as they whisper through the foliage, the 'whoosh' of wind going through tall grasses, crickets calling out on a warm summer day. It pleases me if I can portray an artwork that lets the viewer 'hear' the sounds I love. (Shirley Harding)

As a cook, gardener and painter, I trust my senses. (Bunny Harvey)

Each sensation is precious, protect it, cherish it, keep it. Never give it away. You must develop that balance which allows all of the world to come in to you, and only that which you have expressed in your art to move back out again into the world. (Robert Henri)

Body experience...is the centre of creation. I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body. (Barbara Hepworth)

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears. (Heraclitus)

And I think, you know, I like it, so I can't understand it, I think if you're gonna have this stuff going in your ears, you might as well have some stuff going in your eyes. (Damien Hirst)

Sensation is an element of what I do, and why not? It's not sensational for the sake of being sensational, but it's sensational art... It's like touching skin. (Damien Hirst)

When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive. (Jasper Johns)

Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear. (Joseph Joubert)

Survival in more primitive ages required constant alertness, but survival in today's mechanized world almost demands that we turn off our senses. In urban life especially, there is too much to see, hear and smell. (Carole Katchen)

O for a life of sensations rather that of thoughts! (John Keats)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

Colour, they say, is nothing but a sensation of the eye. Well, a 'beautiful life' is nothing else but a sensation of the mind. (Sweta Killa)

I had proof that I had five senses, that I knew how to get myself to function! And then I lost my childhood... (Yves Klein)

Have you ever smelled a sunset? Or listened to stars talk? And what is prose, but that landscape portrayed in words? (Jen Lacoste)

People have to go out of their mind before they can come to their senses. (Timothy Leary)

What the soul cries out for is the resurrection of the senses. Even in this life, matter would be nothing to us if it were not the source of sensations. (C. S. Lewis)

These [the senses] we trust, first, last, and always. (Lucretius)

Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see but few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are; and those few do not dare take a stand against the general opinion. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

The senses are our bridge between the incomprehensible and the comprehensible. (August Macke)

I am thrilled to be an artist! I am grateful for this opportunity to feel the wind with my eyes, to love the earth with my ears, and to taste the fire with my tongue. (Patricia D'Annunzio Mahoney)

I want to reach that state of condensation of sensations which constitutes a picture. (Henri Matisse)

Drawing is of the spirit; color is of the senses. (Henri Matisse)

Seeing is polysensory, combining the visual, tactile, and kinesthetic senses. (Robert McKim)

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. (Michelangelo)

Nature speaks to us through our senses in ways that are unique to each of us. Whether it's through vision, feelings, inner impressions, insights or in other ways, we exchange energy with nature all the time. Our senses, both inner and outer provide pathways that help us to integrate and make use of it all. (Leslie Montana)

I expose my senses to other artists' work, to stimulate things I desire to try and integrate into my own process. (Keith Montgomery)

All the arts are based on the senses. What they do for the person who practices them, and also the persons interested in them, is make that particular sense more active and more acute. (Henry Moore)

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experience. (Jim Morrison)

How infinitely superior to our physical senses are those of the mind! (John Muir)

Merely to see... is not enough. It is necessary to have a fresh, vivid, physical contact with the object you draw through as many of the senses as possible – and especially through the sense of touch. (Kimon Nicolaides)

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. (Ivan Panin)

Lose your mind and come to your senses. (Fritz Perls)

If I were a maker of perfumes, I would make one and call it 'Spring,' and it would smell like this cool, sweet, early-morning air. (Ann Petry)

Nothing exists in the intellect that has not first gone through the senses. (Plutarch)

Sensibility... is a direct and particular reaction to the separate and individual nature of things. It begins and ends with the sensuous apprehension of colour, texture and formal relations; and if we strive to organize these elements, it is not with the idea of increasing the knowledge of the mind, but rather in order to intensify the pleasure of the senses. (Herbert Read)

To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift. (Christopher Reeve)

A painting is not made to be sniffed. (Rembrandt)

What you have to do is disavow yourself from any sense other than ascendancy. That's the only direction you could possibly have towards painting. There's no other direction at all. There's no other space in art. There's no other way in which you can find yourself except in somehow feeling it. And by holding to this feeling you can once again reach out and guess and miss - and sometimes hit. (Milton Resnick)

Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something, you close your eyes? (Marilyn vos Savant)

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry. (Friedrich Von Schlegel)

My paintings can be smelled, looked at, touched, tasted. I want that sensuousness. (Mark Schlesinger)

I have a sixth sense, but not the other five. If I wasn't making money, they'd put me away. (Red Skelton)

If something feels good once, it feels even better when there's more. (Mary Smart)

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. (Gertrude Stein)

Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. (John Steinbeck)

The sensory world is the school, without which the human being would never come to the spirit. (Rudolf Steiner)

Not much can be seen in the dark, but sensed yes. (Joseph Tany)

Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world. (Nikola Tesla)

Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in nature – daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it – rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks... Contact! Contact! Who are we? What are we? (Henry David Thoreau)

In the Fragments, sensations are more profound and richly clarified through deliberate and explicit pattern; emotions are given a sequence and development such as the exigencies of practical life rarely permit. (Alton S. Tobey)

The five senses are the ministers of the soul. (Leonardo da Vinci)

The lover is drawn by the thing loved, as the sense is by that which it perceives... (Leonardo da Vinci)

Occasionally, I am looking at pieces and equally thinking of old wine, fried duck, celery soup with mushrooms, dip-in sauce, bourbon and coffee. And you know, when it comes to eating a nice meal, just as bullterriers do, I never give up. (Milos Vujasinovic)

Sensitivity to touch is one of the key distinctions between an artist and a person who is just using paint. (Van Waldron)

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god? (Alan Watts)

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. (Oscar Wilde)

The eye - it cannot choose but see; / We cannot bid the ear be still; / Our bodies feel, where'er they be, / Against or with our will. (William Wordsworth)

The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. (William Butler Yeats)

We have lit upon the gentle, sensitive mind / And lost the old nonchalance of the hand; / Whether we have chosen chisel, pen or brush, / We are but critics, or but half create, / Timid, entangled, empty and abashed, / Lacking the countenance of our friends. (William Butler Yeats)

Look, it cannot be seen – it is beyond form. Listen, it cannot be heard – it is beyond sound. Grasp, it cannot be held – it is intangible. (Zen)

A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned. (Xun Zi)


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