133+ Best Perception Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational perception quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Perception Quotes

Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that’s the truth in people’s minds. – Steve Young

People see what they want to see and what people want to see isn’t always the truth. – Roberto Bolano

Your opinion is your opinion, your perception is your perception–do not confuse them with “facts” or “truth”. Wars have been fought and millions have been killed because of the inability of men to understand the idea that everybody has a different viewpoint. – John Moore

A man’s mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower. – Rudyard Kipling

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

Your perception of me is a reflection of you. – Anonymous

People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth. – Roberto Bolaño

Truth is universal. Perception of truth is not. – Anonymous

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. – Rabindranath Tagore

Our understanding is correlative to our perception. – Robert Delaunay

I stopped explaining myself when I realized other people only understand from their level of perception. – Anonymous

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. – C. S. Lewıs

Perceptions about people can be powerful. They can also be powerfully wrong. – Craıg Dresang

Art is never finished, only abandoned. – Leonardo da Vinci

Perception is created and twisted so quickly. – Louis C.K.

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

It is not hard to see things as they really are, it is simply a matter of tearing down walls, ridding oneself of defenses and presumption, rendering oneself vulnerable, an idiot, a fool. But it is not easy to see things as they really are, because it is painful, it is real, it requires response, it’s an incredible commitment. To go nine-tenths of the way is to suffer at every moment utter madness. To go all the way is to become sane. – Paul Wıllıams

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. – Marcus Aurelius

One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them. – Tom Robbins

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

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

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

Never be afraid to trust an Unknown future to a known God. – Corrie ten Boom

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. – C.S. Lewis

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

All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions. – Leonardo Da Vıncı

It’s impossible to make a judgment as to which perceptions are real, and which are false, without assuming your personal view to be more valid than your neighbor’s. – Laura Tıllman

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

Just because you are right, does not mean, I am wrong. You just haven’t seen life from my side. – Anonymous

Our vulgar perception is not concerned with other than vulgar phenomena. – Samuel Beckett

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

No wise man ever wished to be younger. – Jonathan Swift

Knowledge is love and light and vision. – Helen Keller

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. – Ansel Adams

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. – Hans Margolıus

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

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

I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. – Salvador Dali

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality. – Stephen King

I don’t think I ever feel sexy. I don’t think that’s for me to decide, if I’m sexy or not. – Kenny Chesney

What you see is kinda what you get with me. I’m a very real person, or I hope to be, anyway. I don’t have nothing to hide. – Kenny Chesney

No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is — in other words, not a thing, but a think. – Penelope Fitzgerald

People only see what they are prepared to see. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes. – Vırgınıa Woolf

When we become fixed in our perceptions, we lose our ability to fly. – Yongey Mıngyur Rınpoche

Reality is ultimately a selective act of perception and interpretation. A shift in our perception and interpretation enables us to break old habits and awaken new possibilities for balance, healing, and transformation. – David Simon

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare

All civilization in a sense exists only in the mind. Gunpowder, textile arts, machinery, laws, telephones are not themselves transmitted from man to man or from generation to generation, at least not permanently. It is the perception, the knowledge and understanding of them, their ideas in the Platonic sense, that are passed along. Everything social can have existence only through mentality. – Alfred L. Kroeber

Perception is everything. – Anonymous

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness. – Robert Delaunay

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

We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are. – Anais Nin

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view. – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Life is about perception. The quicker I learned that the happier I was. – Anonymous

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

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. – Anaïs Nın

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

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. – Miyamoto Musashi

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us. – Herman Hesse

People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity. – Marilyn Manson

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. – Marie Curie

Reality is based on perception. – Geoff Thompson

No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is — in other words, not a thing, but a think. – Penelope Fıtzgerald

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. – J. Robert Oppenheımer

What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them. – Gary Zukav

Always let intuitive perception precede analysis. – Darby Bannard

If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas. – Edward de Bono

No one is ugly, our perception is. – Anonymous

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

Perception is a guess or estimate of what is ‘out there’ depending on how we read the clues; therefore it can never be absolute and often is unreliable. – Earl Kelley

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

I view it as perception is reality. That means that depends on who’s perceiving your reality. We’ll leave it at that. – Jose Canseco

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

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. – Tom Robbins

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. – William Blake

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. – Albert Einstein

My perception is that I’ve never done anything but work really hard. – Val Kilmer

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

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

We can’t choose the filters that others choose when they look at us. – Anonymous

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

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

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

Miracles are a shift in perception. – Kenneth Wapnick

What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be. – Anonymous

Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse. – Humphrey Bogart

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. – Blaise Pascal

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

People say that I’m a millionaire, but that’s not true – I only spend millions. – Robert Plant

Projection makes perception. We look inside first, decide what kind of world we want to see and then project that world outside, making is the truth as we see it. – Anonymous

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

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

Your perception of yourself affects your vibe. Love yourself, be confident in your looks, express your talents, let your good vibes flow. – Anonymous

Perception precedes reality. – Andy Warhol

The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of. – Charles H. Perkhurst

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. – John Lubbock

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right. – Marianne Williamson

Change your perception of things and you will change your reality. – Anonymous

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

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

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. – Epictetus

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

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

Perception and reality are two different things. – Anonymous

Britney would make a better prostitute than Christina. She’s thicker. – Snoop Dogg

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude. – Emily Dickinson

I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else. – Dolly Parton

I don’t care what people think. people are stupid. – Charles Barkley

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival. – Noam Chomsky

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anais Nin

You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality. – Steve Maraboli

Perception believed is reality achieved. – Andy August

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

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

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

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 – Unknown

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