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Instinct Quotes

This time in the season our kids have that killer instinct. They didn't back down from the physical play.
Jeff Kasparie
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We always talk about that killer instinct. You don't want to trade baskets at this time of the year, and I thought for the first time all year we really put the hammer down.
Jared Dudley
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The No. 1 instinct in politics is survival, ... going to have a much harder time than he's had so far in ... keeping people close to him.
Andrew Kohut
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You've got to have killer instinct. For the first time all year, we did that. You can't trade baskets, especially at this time because that's when you get beat.
Jared Dudley
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C.S. Lewis
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest....
C.S. Lewis
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Glen has given us free rein and told us to play, as much as we can, by instinct so it is going to be very enjoyable.
Matt Giteau
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Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.
Laurence Olivier
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Mike Piazza
He just wanted to keep us focused. He has a good instinct for that, a good feel for that.
Mike Piazza
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It'll be a hard adjustment. I've been trying to reach a point where these guys have a killer instinct.
Alan Edmondson
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Jean Cocteau
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.
Jean Cocteau
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I saw Jason coming off the edge and it was just instinct, trying to make a move and make him miss. And I did that. I thought he fell. I was running. I slowed down a little bit and then I felt somebody clip my feet and it was Jason Taylor.
Michael Pittman
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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He is very unselfish. At times he defers to his teammates, but I wish he had that killer instinct from start to finish where he is just going to destroy people.
Alex Estrada
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Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.
Michael Burke
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 Socrates
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Socrates
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She's a tremendous middle blocker. You can't teach instinct and she has it.
Amy Cooper
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That was just an instinct play with the clock going down.
Andre Iguodala
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It was just instinct. We were down and I couldn't let us lose it.
Andre Jacobs
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Coach didn't want us to let up. She wanted us to get that killer instinct and put them away.
Erica White
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I'm somebody that pretty much operates by instinct, and I kind of have to follow my instincts.
David Sanborn
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Sigmund Freud
We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction.
Sigmund Freud
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Sigmund Freud
Sublimation of instinct is an especially conspicuous feature of cultural development; it is what makes it possible for higher psychical activities, scientific, artistic or ideological, to play such an important part in civilized life. If one were to yield to a first impression, one would say that sublimation is a vicissitude which has been forced upon the instincts entirely by civilization. But it would be wiser to reflect upon this a little longer. In the third place, finally, and this seems the most important of all, it is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built up upon a renunciation of instinct, how much it presupposes precisely the non-satisfaction (by suppression, repression or some other means?) of powerful instincts. This ‘cultural frustration’ dominates the large field of social relationships between human beings;we know already that it is the cause of the antagonism against which all civilization has to fight.
Sigmund Freud
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Hey, this has been said before over the past century or so. But there's a survival instinct going on that is demonstrated on a small scale here.
Gene Scott
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We're all born with the survival instinct. But I think the true survivors, who get out of really bad situations, are ones who have lived in a certain way that directs them towards survival,
Laurence Gonzales
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I had a gut instinct, ... We thought we were clearly doing the right thing, and it was time and we needed a new generation of leaders.
George Little
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Jon Gruden
You can't worry about instinct. You have to do what you feel is right at the time, do your homework and make the calls. You have to live with the calls you make and if your heart is in it, at least you feel good at the end of the night, no matter what happens.
Jon Gruden
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It was more or less just an instinct thing, ... Seeing the situation, I just took a gamble. It might be a little bit out of the norm but every run against Randy is huge.
Shea Hillenbrand
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It's all a game to Theodore. It's a natural instinct. He wants the ball more than anything.
Scott Shields
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As much as you want to suppress it, that competitive instinct doesn't go away. I didn't think it would come back the way it has. I'm running close to the same times I was when I was in university. I never envisioned that when I started, it was more of a lifestyle change that I wanted to make.
Scott Stevens
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Bertrand Russell
By self-interest, Man has become gregarious, but in instinct he has remained to a great extent solitary; hence the need of religion and morality to reinforce self-interest
Bertrand Russell
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