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  It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Life is a constant duel between perception and reality.  
 -  Sonny Long
  

  If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.  
 -  William Blake
  

  I've got absolutely no real perception, properly, of time.  
 -  Sade Adu
  

  I'm not satirical in a traditional way. What I do is more about creating caricatures and cartoons. I am commentating on the nature of how we live through photography, and how you can twist an angle to create a different perception of a person.  
 -  Alison Jackson
  

  I'm particularly interested in how you can't rely on your own perception.  
 -  Alison Jackson
  

  I'm trying to get a thicker skin. I like to be aware of people's perceptions of me, but when you put it as a priority, as a means to judging your worth, that's when it can be dangerous.  
 -  Rio Ferdinand
  

  But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.  
 -  Muhammad Iqbal
  

  Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that's really a misperception. Because actually it's just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers.  
 -  Jonathan Cain
  

  The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem.  
 -  Bruce Jenner
  

  People spend time worrying about things they think they have to have and lose perception of what they do have. You can have all the money and material things you want. If you aren't here to enjoy them, what good do they do?  
 -  Eric Davis
  

  How good something is should never be determined by its cost, designer, origin, or its perceived value by others.  
 -  Ashly Lorenzana
  

  The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.  
 -  Umberto Eco
  

  All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.  
 -  Henry A. Kissinger
  

  Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.  
 -  Michelangelo
  

  To begin with, our perception of the world is deformed, incomplete. Then our memory is selective. Finally, writing transforms.  
 -  Claude Simon
  

  Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.  
 -  Jon Bon Jovi
  

  You can't cover people with perceptions because we are all different.  
 -  Bernhard Langer
  

  Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.  
 -  Martina Navratilova
  

  If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.  
 -  Angelina Jolie
  

  I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.  
 -  Angelina Jolie
  

  All my fiction starts from a feeling of unique perception, the pressure of a secret, a story that needs to be told.  
 -  Barry Unsworth
  

  Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players.  
 -  Kristi Yamaguchi
  

  The new limitations are the human ones of perception.  
 -  Milton Babbitt
  

  The perception of beauty is a moral test.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Science is nothing but perception.  
 -  Sylvia Plath
  

  The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.  
 -  William Wordsworth
  

  It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you're not.  
 -  Michael Ondaatje
  

  Perception is reality.  
 -  Lee Atwater
  

  I'm actually much more shy and self-conscious than people's perception of me.  
 -  Jonathan Ames
  

  The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental.  
 -  Samuel Alexander
  

  Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively.  
 -  Samuel Alexander
  

  The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.  
 -  Samuel Alexander
  

  In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived.  
 -  Samuel Alexander