I have no maternal instinct whatsoever. Motherhood holds no interest for me.
– Helen Mirren
My instinct is probably one of the strongest assets I’ve got, workwise.
– Gina McKee
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
I’m a mathematician by education, but I have this other thing. A gut instinct.
– Glen Taylor
He’s simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
– Hector Hugh Munro
I have an instinct for survival, for self-preservation.
– Julian Barnes
You can only go by the instinct that you have.
– James Wan
I choose totally by instinct. And the only time I’ve ever gone against my instincts, I’ve regretted it.
– Julia Roberts
In photo shoots, I rely on instinct. Which is not to say I don’t bring ideas to a project or consider it beforehand.
– Carine Roitfeld
I think that, in almost all human beings, there is buried a profound tribal instinct that makes us very susceptible to being aroused to patriotic fervour.
– Adam Hochschild
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
– Bertrand Russell
I think comedy is more my instinct and more what I’m geared towards.
– Austin Peck
The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can’t learn it, you can’t buy it, you can’t put it in a bottle. It’s just there and it comes out.
– Alan Sugar
Let your kids pick their punishments. Our instinct as parents is to order our kids around. It’s easier, and we’re usually right! But it rarely works.
– Bruce Feiler
Their every instinct – and I have to say this is without exception – is to iron out the bumps, and It’s always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff.
– Adrian Lyne
I think there’s an instinct to make grotesque horror films that are purely carnal, like the ‘Saw’ movies.
– Amber Heard
Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
– Bill Blass
I’ve come to realise I work so much better when I’m going by instinct.
– Amanda Hale
Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.
– Anne Archer
I go by instinct – I don’t worry about experience.
– Barbra Streisand
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
– Evelyn Waugh
The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.
– Dorothy Thompson
Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
– Max Eastman
My instinct is to be very controlling.
– Gary Kemp
I’ve always been able to just concoct a melody quite easily – it’s just kind of instinct, really. You’ve got to channel your subconscious.
– Florence Welch
Because trying to see all sides, such an instinct is particularly Jewish.
– Elizabeth Wurtzel
Instinct is the nose of the mind.
– Delphine de Girardin
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
– Max Beerbohm
When humans behave murderously, such as inflicting senseless slaughter of innocents in warfare, we like to blame it on some dark, ‘animalistic’ instinct.
– Frans de Waal
Making movies is all about instinct.
– Dino De Laurentiis