Insight Quotes

Most popular insight quotes

The best vision is insight.


Insight improves your outlook.
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.


The first act of insight is to throw away the labels.
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
Deeper insights into the nature of things are best achieved with distance from daily experience.
Some problems are just too complicated for rational, logical solutions. They admit of insights, not answers.
Insight is not a lightbulb that goes off inside our heads.  It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.
The first flash of insight which persuades human beings to change their basic assumptions is usually contained in a few phrases.
I'm absolutely convinced that the pleasure of a real scientific insight—it doesn't have to be a great discovery—is like an orgasm.


Insight doesn't happen often in the click of the moment, like a lucky snapshot, but it comes in its own time and more slowly and from nowhere but within.
Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
There are no shortcuts to moral insight. . . .  They reside, like the kingdom of God, within us—the most difficult and inaccessible spot for any discovery or consensus.
Insights are easy to come by, but they can be deceptive.  We tend to think we have done something when we have had an insight.  But insights not acted on are a bit of a fraud.
To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight....  A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth!  At moments we are all artists.
It is true that insights may come to us as flashes. It is true that some of these flashes may be blinding. It is, however, also true that such bright ideas are preceded by a gestation period that is interior, murky, and completely necessary.
It is true that the present is powerfully shaped by the past. But it is also true that circumstances of every stage of development can shake up and revise the old arrangements. And it's true that insight at any age keeps us from singing the same sad songs again.
For analytic problems, lack of inhibitory control is a bug. For insight problems, it's a feature. Some have called this phenomenon the "inspiration paradox"—the idea that "innovation and creativity are greatest when we are not at our best, at least with respect to our circadian rhythms."