90+ Best Brain Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational brain quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Brain Quotes

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. – George Jessel

Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that—thoughts. – Alan Lokos

My brain tells me it will be better to just let him go.My heart… not so much. – Simone Elkeles

Be the interior designer of your mind. Arrange your thoughts towards the light. – Carmen Jacob

The neural processes underlying that which we call creativity have nothing to do with rationality. That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning. – Rodolfo R. Llinás

Getting old is not scary – getting old unaccomplished, unfulfilled, and with only half of your brain is, indeed, very scary. – Carmen Jacob

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. – Robert Frost

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

Your genes don’t control your life as much as your mind, and your thoughts do. – Carmen Jacob

I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. – J. Cornell Michel

The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity. – Stuart Seaton

You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius

Your brain is the organ of your personality, character, and

intelligence and is heavily involved in making you who you are. – Daniel G. Amen

As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain will also be a mystery. – Santiago Ramón y Cajal

The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine. – Jeff Bezos

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha

What are you repeating in your mind? That you’re good enough or the opposite? … Because unfortunately, the opposite you’ll believe much faster… – Carmen Jacob

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t. – Emerson M. Pugh

I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains. – William Shakespeare, Othello

A man’s brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women’s brain does. – Barbara De Angelis

We read each other through our eyes, and anatomically they are an extension of our brains. When we catch someone’s eye, we look into a mind. – Siri Hustvedt,

This was just no fun. I wanted my brain back. – Jeff Lindsay

I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. – Arthur Conan Doyle

In order to be the master of your life, you must first recognize that you are the rightful master of your brain, its owner and operator. – Ilchi Lee

That’s your best friend and your worst enemy – your own brain. – Fred Durst

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Viktor Frankl

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. – John Green

Don’t let your brain interfere with your heart. – Albert Einstein

The human brain is probably one of the most complex single objects on the face of the earth; I think it is, quite honestly. – Bill Viola

Human happiness is a disposition of mind and not a condition of circumstance. – John Locke

I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift. – Pete Wentz

The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain. – Daniel Goleman

The mind is the source of all suffering, and it is also the source of all happiness. – Pema Chodron

We humans are different our brains are built not to fix memories in stone but rather to transform them, our recollections in their retelling. – Mira Bartok

The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race. – Wilder Penfield

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

If I could put my brain in her body, the world would be mine for the taking. – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Intelligent people might be a bit lazy, but they never get bored. – Carmen Jacob

The human brain is a funny thing: it’s very susceptible to tempo and melody. You put the right words to it, and it becomes very influential. – Ray Stevens

A brain is only capable of what it could conceive, andit couldnt concieve what it hasnt experienced – Graham Greene

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave—win or lose.” —Gordie Howe

The marvelous interplay of various brain circuits creates our instinctual reality of the daily life. – Abhijit Naskar

I don’t believe that consciousness is generated by the brain. I believe that the brain is more of a reciever of consciousness.”– Graham Hancock

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. – Ambrose Bierce

Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain. – Santiago Ramón

The muscle that needs most exercise is your brain. – Carmen Jacob

Can the brain understand the brain? Can it understand the mind? Is it a giant computer, or some other kind of giant machine, or something more? – David Hubel

Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave.” —Alanis Morissette

Stuff your brain with knowledge. – Karl Lagerfeld

We have a brain for one reason and one reason only – and that’s to produce adaptable and complex movements. – Daniel Wolpert

At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into an endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged.” —Patch Adams

Wit and puns aren’t just decors in the mind; they’re essential signs that the mind knows oneself, recognizes its own software, can spot the bugs in its own program. – Adam Gopnik

The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain — the hardest and most iron-bound as well. – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

We all know that what you eat affects your brain. However, eating healthy for your mind is not only what you eat but what you think and say while you eat. – Carmen Jacob

A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking. – E.A. Bucchianeri

The human brain, then, is the most complicated organization of matter that we know. – Isaac Asimov

The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas. – Elbert Hubbard

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” —Henry David Thoreau

No, honestly, my mouth shouldn’t be able to function unless my brain’s engaged. – Jodi Picoult

The brain is conceded to be the master organ of the body, the regulator of life, the source of human progress. – Frederick Tilney

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” —Buddha

No brain is stronger than its weakest think. – Thomas L. Masson

Your mind will serve you better than any trinket under the suns…It is a weapon…and like any weapon, you need practice to be any good at wielding it. – Jay Kristoff

The brain is a complex biological organ of great computational capability that constructs our sensory experiences, regulates our thoughts and emotions, and control our actions. – Eric Kandel

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.” —Colin Wilson

Keeping your mind worried all the time is a form of abuse; abusing your mind and your ability to imagine the future. Why not imagine positive things and make them happen? – Carmen Jacob

The brain is a muscle of busy hills, the struggle of unthought things with things eternally thought. – Joyce Carol Oates

A brain was only capable of what it could conceive, and it couldn’t conceive what it had never experienced – Graham Greene

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama

One of the difficulties in understanding the brain is that it is like nothing so much as a lump of porridge. – Richard L. Gregory

Your own brain ought to have the decency to be on your side! – Terry Pratchett

The individuals that don’t explore their emotions and mind are the ones that suffer the most… alone and in silence. – Carmen Jacob

It is essential to understand our brains in some detail if we are to assess correctly our place in this vast and complicated universe we see all around us. – Francis Crick

Your mind is the greatest computer there is. Have you installed (yet) the right software for it and made it brilliant? – Carmen Jacob

We become, neurologically, what we think. – Nicholas Carr

A smart person knows not to fight a dung because it can get messy and stinks for miles. – Carmen Jacob

We know the human brain is a device to keep the ears from grating on one another. – Peter Vries

Isn’t it a paradox that we want the new version of everything, but we fear to change our mind? – Carmen Jacob

To feel successful, you must be able to be honest about the things that are really important to you. – Daniel G. Amen

Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work. – Swami Vivekananda

You can deal with the brain, as I say; it looks sensible, whereas the heart, the human heart, I’m afraid, looks a fucking mess. – Julian Barnes

Man is not going to wait passively for millions of years before evolution offers him a better brain. – Corneliu E Giurgea

The biggest lies you’ll never hear that can stop your progress in life, are those you’re telling yourself. Train your brain to tell you the truth and a lot of encouraging words. – Carmen Jacob

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t. – Emerson M. Pugh

The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful. – Milan Kundera

You become ill or attract illness or dis-ease into your life because you refuse to let your brain grow. – Saidi Mdala

The brain is an island in an osmotically homogeneous sea. – Francis Daniels Moore

The brain is highly structured, but it is also extremely flexible. It’s not a blank slate, but it isn’t written in stone, either. – Alison Gopnik

Oftentimes, those special brains, the ones that are capable of focusing more intently than others, do so at the expense of emotional maturity – Dan Brown, Inferno

…not all encounters with the world affect the mind equally. Studies have demonstrated that if the brain appraises an event as “meaningful,” it will be more likely to be recalled in the future. – Daniel J. Siege

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