41 Quotes About Following Your Instincts

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Taking your initial thoughts and going along with your instincts is just one way some people lead with their decision making. These quotes about following your instincts highlight some of the elements that help contribute to the choices you make.

“I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.”

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

“All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.”

“All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don’t have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.”

“As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.”

“By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.”

“Don’t listen to anybody. Nobody knows the magic bullet. If they did, they’d sell it and make a fortune. Follow your gut. Follow your instincts. Every once in a while, take a chance.”

“Follow your instincts and do not let other people’s opinion of you become your opinion of yourself.”

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”

“For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.”

“For me it’s always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it’s something that requires training. But I don’t like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.”

“For me, I try and be authentic in my choices and follow my instincts, and I think it’s a valuable message for women in today’s society to learn to love yourself.”

“God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature.”

“Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?”

“I act on impulse and I go with my instincts.”

“I don’t like the idea of playing a one-dimensional character who is just fearless, strong, and killer and has instincts and just thrives in dangerous circumstances – that’s really boring to me, and I don’t think it represents what most women feel inside.”

“I go by my instincts. It’s whatever I feel in the scene in the moment.”

“I suffer from the same frustration that every decent American suffers from. That is, that you begin to wonder whether decent liberal instincts, decent humanitarian instincts, can actually penetrate the right-wing voice, get through the steering of American opinion by the mass media.”

“I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. I’m not particularly intellectual or clever or minority-focused in my creative instincts. And I’m certainly not aware of suppressing more sophisticated ambitions.”

“I think just because life is hard, it does seem fun to have a break and laugh about things, so I think in the end, my instincts go there.”

“I trust myself. I trust my instincts. I know what I’m gonna do, what I can do, what I can’t do. I’ve been through a lot, and I could go through more, but I hope I don’t have to. But if I did, I’d be able to do it. I’m not going to enjoy dying, but there’s not much prep for that.”

“In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.”

“It’s good to go with your gut instincts in life. You just should. Even if it doesn’t work out, something good will come out of it.”

“I’ve learned to think, I may succeed or fail, but I’m going to do so on the merit of my own instincts.”

“I’ve realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don’t trust my instincts – Thats when I get in trouble.”

“Listening to your instincts, while being the easiest, can also be the hardest thing to do.”

“Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.”

“My instincts for asking questions is to press but not to be a jerk about it.”

“The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images.”

“The quality of one’s emotional life changes over the years, doesn’t it? But the basic instincts and desires, greed and hope, seem to remain constant. In the larger scope of things, there’s a sense of fulfillment to living a creative life. So I guess that’s what keeps me going.”

“There are seasons in life. Don’t ever let anyone try to deny you the joy of one season because they believe you should stay in another season… Listen to yourself. Trust your instincts. Keep your perspective.”

“Trust your instincts: If your instincts have always served you well, trust them and follow them.”

“Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.”

“We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.”

“We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.”

“We’ve been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we’re conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that’s the right thing for society.”

“When I get logical, and I don’t trust my instincts – that’s when I get in trouble.”

“When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.”

“Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier.”

“You can’t please everyone, and you have to trust your instincts, and you have to do your work and throw yourself in there and trust your instincts, and just trust that you’re doing a good job that I can be proud of as well. ”

“Your heart and your instincts are far more reliable than your brain. When you follow your heart, you can be sure you won’t regret it later. Even if you calculate your every move, it’s not like life ever goes according to plan.”

Allowing things to be as they are intended to be is just one way to find your purpose in life and let your instincts lead the way.

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