Perception Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Perception quotes and Perception sayings, and Perception proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it’s this world or nothing. That’s a very powerful perception. "

Carl Sagan

"It might be a very human thing across the board, but we, in America, love a story – we need a story to get involved in. But then everything becomes more about how the story protects a certain perception as we pick sides."

Brad Pitt

"Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life."

Mary Anne Radmacher

"The perception of identity is so intimately bound up with the perception of the human form."

David Hanson

"Perception is not always a reflection of the truth, but more about the context of the moment in a small window of time"


"If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually destitute, that is exactly what you will be."

Robert Collier

"Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe."

Claudia Black

"Just remember that sometimes the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are."

John Green

"You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality."

Steve Maraboli

"Perception believed is reality achieved."

Andy August

"It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you’re not."

Michael Ondaatje

"How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish."

Catherine Pulsifer

"Your perceptions, because they are different from everyone else’s, provide you with the ability to see things like no one else can."

Gerry Reiche

"Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it."

Stephen Covey

"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive."

C.W. Leadbeater

"We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them."


"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."

Henry David Thoreau

"All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."

Friedrich Nietzsche

"It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves."

Carl Jung

"A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."

Christian Dior

"All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."

George Eliot

"The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of."

Charles H. Perkhurst

"Heightened perception is the goal: becoming more aware of how you see, not just what you see."

Michael Kimmelman

"Perception is demonstrably an active rather than a passive process; it constructs rather than records ‘reality’."

Michael Michalko

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing."

Camille Pissarro

"Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large."

George Carlin

"Perception is merely reality filtered through the prism of your soul."

Christopher A. Ray

"Knowledge is love and light and vision."

Helen Keller

"A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees."

William Blake

"Always let intuitive perception precede analysis."

Darby Bannard

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