Brain Quotes

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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.
Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.

head and heart

The brain is a subservient organ to the gonads.
If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
Brain, n.  An apparatus with which we think that we think.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

leadership

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
The mind, of course, is just what the brain does for a living.

mind

Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
The human brain is both a broadcasting and a receiving station.
It is good to rub and polish our brains against that of others.
Brains, on the whole, are like hearts, and they go where they are appreciated.

appreciation

The brain is a tool that gets rusty without constant, albeit moderate, exercise.
Brain: A commodity as scarce as radium and more precious, used to fertilize ideas.
As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so change of studies a dull brain.

change

I like going from one lighted room to another, such is my brain to me; lighted rooms.
More gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the earth.
The brain is like a muscle.  When it is in use we feel very good.  Understanding is joyous.
There is no female mind.  The brain is not an organ of sex.  As well speak of a female liver.
If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't.

mystery

Your inability to see other possibilities and your lack of vocabulary are your brain's limits, not the universe's.
The Brain—is wider than the Sky—
For—put them side by side—
The one the other will contain
With ease—and You—beside.
I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.
The brain upon which my experiences have been written is not a particularly good one.  If their were brain-shows, as there are cat and dog shows, I doubt if it would get even a third class prize.
A piece of brain the size of a grain of rice contains 1 million nerve cells, 10 billion synapses and 20 MILES of axons. Each of these nerve cells both 'hears from' and 'talks to' 10,000 other cells.
— Newsletter on Advances in Brain Research, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The brain is only three pounds of blood, dream, and electricity, and yet from that mortal stew come Beethoven's sonatas.  Dizzy Gillespie's jazz.  Audrey Hepburn's wish to spend the last month of her life in Somalia, saving children.