60+ Best Perception Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the presented information or environment. Inspirational perception quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Perception Quotes

There is a major ingredient missing from our perception of how changes are brought about; that ingredient is power. Paul Wellstone

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. Ansel Adams

Most of us have grown up seeing the world as a place of limitation rather than as a place of inexhaustible treasures. Bob Burg

Speak up, stand up, and keep correcting the false perceptions. Stay true to your hearts views and keep chanting for peace and justice. Suzy Kassem

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell

Your perception of the world is not necessarily the same as what is actually occurring. Peter Ralston

Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have perception of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any… I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus. Ada Lovelace

You can go from object to object, from plant to plant, from animal to animal and regard them as symbols for the spiritual. In this way, you make your imaginative capacities fluid and release them from the sharp contours of sense perception. Rudolf Steiner

Miracles are a shift in perception. Kenneth Wapnick

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The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole. McLandburgh Wilson

Perception precedes reality. Andy Warhol

One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before. Anne Rice

There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence. Deepak Chopra

Perception is reality to the one in the experience. Danielle Bernock

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Robertson Davies

Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception. Alan Moore

Life is all about perception. Positive versus negative. Whichever you choose will affect and more than likely reflect your outcomes. Sonya Teclai

I think the perception of peace is what distracts most people from really having it. Joyce Meyer

Amazing Perception Quotes

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe

What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are. C.S. Lewis

The lives we live are a bit of a straight-hair vs. curly-hair thing. We often want what we don’t have. In reality, it’s not about better or worse; it’s just perception. Simon Sinek

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. Ursula K. Le Guin

If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people’s expectations, then you can go mad. Benedict Cumberbatch

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. Anais Nin

Perception is reality but it may not be actuality, and you have got to be able to keep the difference between that. Bill Cowher

Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? Philip K. Dick

Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never had to stand the test of reality. Terry Goodkind

Every person has a different view of another person’s image. That’s all perception. The character of a man, the integrity, that’s who you are. Steve Alford

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

The truth is helpless when up against perception. Zack W. Van

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

The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence. You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything you’ve ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy. Jim Lovell

Perception is real even when it is not reality. Edward de Bono

It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that’s not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. Stephen Colbert

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. Aldous Huxley

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. Lao Tzu

Top Perception Quotes

A work of art doesn’t exist outside the perception of the audience. Abbas Kiarostami

Your perception creates your reality. You can look at life and see scarcity or abundance. It depends on your mindset. Joe Vitale

Artists – musicians, painters, writers, poets – always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life. Billy Joel

The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place. Roger Birkman

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

I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me. Brad Pitt

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. Alexis Carrel

What people in the world think of you is really none of your business. Martha Graham

One’s perception of themselves has a much bigger role than has been acknowledged to determine who succeeds and who does not. Sal Khan

Reality doesn’t bite, rather our perception of reality bites. Anthony J. D’Angelo

We must not allow other people’s perceptions to define us. Virginia Satir

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

Reality is always kinder than the stories we tell about it. Byron Katie

The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other people’s perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you. Roy T. Bennett

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. Leonardo da Vinci

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau

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

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Wayne W. Dyer

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions. Stephen R. Covey

Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord. Nikolai Gogol

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. David Hume

The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body. Dr. Bruce Lipton

Reality is based on perception. Geoff Thompson

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