65 Nervous System Quotes On Success In Life

These nervous system quotes will inspire you. Nervous system, the network of nerve cells and fibers which transmit nerve impulses between parts of the body.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging nervous system quotes, nervous system sayings, and nervous system proverbs.

Best Nervous System Quotes

  1. “The human brain is generally regarded as a complex web of adaptations built into the nervous system, even though no one knows how.” ~ Michael Gazzaniga
  2. “The computer is the most extraordinary of man’s technological clothing; it’s an extension of our central nervous system. Beside it, the wheel is a mere hula-hoop.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  3. “I have an almost religious zeal… not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up.” ~ Dan Millman
  4. “My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.” ~ Paul Cezanne

  5. “For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.” ~ Eric Clapton
  6. “There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  7. “Mental pictures offer us an opportunity to practice new traits and attitudes, which otherwise we could not do. This is possible because again – your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an actual experience and one that is vividly imagined.” ~ Maxwell Maltz
  8. “When you suffer an attack of nerves you’re being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?.” ~ Russell Hoban

  9. “Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from over work, but many who died from doubt.” ~ Charles Horace Mayo
  10. “The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore so it eats it!” ~ Daniel Dennett
  11. “Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system. Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It’s conscious.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  12. “Freedom is when you really get your own powers which are within you.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava

  13. “Pressure is calming to the nervous system.” ~ Temple Grandin
  14. “The mind and the body are inextricably entwined, and rarely are their inseparability clearer than when we’re under some kind of mental pressure. The moment we start trying to learn a new skill, make a decision or otherwise think on our feet, our nervous system reacts – with accelerated pulse rate, increased respiration, even sweating.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger
  15. “Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.” ~ George Orwell
  16. “Your nervous system has to become collectively conscious.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava

  17. “My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.” ~ Timothy Leary
  18. “Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a ‘real’ experience.” ~ Maxwell Maltz
  19. “The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.” ~ Norbert Wiener
  20. “God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.” ~ Alfred Korzybski

  21. “When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.” ~ Ingrid Newkirk
  22. “The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.” ~ William James
  23. “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
  24. “Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health.” ~ Galen

  25. “Yes, all of life is sacred, including plants; and yes, there is research that demonstrates that plants have feelings – they feel it when their leaves or stems are ripped – and there is scientific evidence that while plants do not have brains and nervous systems like animals, they nevertheless actively work to ensure their survival – they want to live, thrive, reproduce, evolve.” ~ Sharon Gannon
  26. “Every nervous system creates its own “reality,” minute by minute – we live inside a “bubble” of neural abstractions which we identify with reality. You can make this neurological fact into conscious experience, and you will never be bored or depressed again.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson
  27. “Plasticity is an intrinsic property of the human brain and represents evolution’s invention to enable the nervous system to escape the restrictions of its own genome and thus adapt to environmental pressures, physiologic changes, and experiences.” ~ Philippa Perry
  28. “I realized that there was a thrilling undiscovered country to be explored in the mechanisms of the mammalian nervous system. Through it, one might approach the mystery of the mind.” ~ Wilder Penfield

  29. “As you are aware, no perceptions obtained by the senses are merely sensations impressed on our nervous systems. A peculiar intellectual activity is required to pass from a nervous sensation to the conception of an external object, which the sensation has aroused. The sensations of our nerves of sense are mere symbols indicating certain external objects, and it is usually only after considerable practice that we acquire the power of drawing correct conclusions from our sensations respecting the corresponding objects.” ~ Hermann von Helmholtz
  30. “I am only about half alive – a large part of my strength is consumed in sitting up or walking. My nervous system is a shattered wreck, and I am absolutely bored & listless save when I come upon something which peculiarly interests me. However – so many things do interest me, & interest me intensely, in science, history, philosophy, & literature; that I have never actually desired to die, or entertained any suicidal designs, as might be expected of one with so little kinship to the ordinary features of life.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  31. “Meditation will work on anyone who has a functioning human nervous system. All you need is the intelligence to follow simple instructions. Even children as young as 4 and 5 have been taught to meditate successfully.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  32. “We only have our nervous system to paint.” ~ Francis Bacon

  33. “We are part of nature, a product of a long evolutionary journey. To some degree, we carry the ancient oceans in our blood. … Our brains and nervous systems did not suddenly spring into existence without long antecedents in natural history. That which we most prize as integral to our humanity – our extraordinary capacity to think on complex conceptual levels – can be traced back to the nerve network of primitive invertebrates, the ganglia of a mollusk, the spinal cord of a fish, the brain of an amphibian, and the cerebral cortex of a primate.” ~ Murray Bookchin
  34. “If you want to perform at your ultimate best, if you want to be the best you can be in sports and in school, mentally, physically – chiropractic is the way, because everything has to do with your nervous system.” ~ Jonathan Lipnicki
  35. “The muscles used to make a smile actually send a biochemical message to our nervous system that it is safe to relax the flight of freeze response.” ~ Tara Brach
  36. “With enough emotional intensity and repetition, our nervous systems experience something as real, even if it hasn’t occurred yet.” ~ Tony Robbins

  37. “We look for the Secret – the Philosopher’s Stone, the Elixir of the Wise, Supreme Enlightenment, ‘God’ or whatever…and all the time it is carrying us about…It is the human nervous system itself.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson
  38. “Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a ‘real’ experience. In either case, it reacts automatically to information which you give to it from your forebrain. Your nervous system reacts appropriately to what you THINK or IMAGINE to be ‘true.” ~ Maxwell Maltz , Automatic nervous system quotes
  39. “It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn’t remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me.” ~ Andy Partridge
  40. “Culture now spreads at central nervous system speed. It’s a shame that compassion doesn’t.” ~ Dean Cavanagh

  41. “The wheel is an extension of the foot, the book is an extension of the eye, clothing an extension of the skin, electric circuitry an extension of the central nervous system.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  42. “A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.” ~ Jean Cocteau
  43. “Basically there are two types of animals: animals, and animals that have no brains; they are called plants. They don’t need a nervous system because they don’t move actively, they don’t pull up their roots and run in a forest fire! Anything that moves actively requires a nervous system; otherwise it would come to a quick death.” ~ Rodolfo Llinas
  44. “Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.” ~ George Crumb

  45. “Now, there are a very large number of bodily movements, having their source in our nervous system, that do not possess the character of conscious actions.” ~ Wilhelm Wundt
  46. “Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We’re not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.” ~ David Foreman
  47. “In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.” ~ Carl Rogers
  48. “Time is the nervous system of narration, whether factual or fictive. If it gets confused some of the minutiae of human nature are certain not to work, not to glow, not to strike home.” ~ Glenway Wescott
  49. “Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.” ~ Deepak Chopra

  50. “The mission of DNA is to evolve nervous systems able to escape from the doomed planet and contact manifestations of the same amino-acid seeding that have evolved in other solar systems. The mission is the message–to escape and come home.” ~ Timothy Leary
  51. “The text moves like a small crustacean with compound eye and complex nervous system; throbbing, involuted, it becomes a parasite on a different body, animal, using ‘filiform protrusions through which it sucks the vital juices of its host.’ Parasite or creature in mutation on the shore, torrid / delirium: mordant mortality, systematic competition the narrator against the I, leaking gas, a lapse of memory against a promise, an inset in a book. A muscular, involuntary bulging in the breast, circling all its inner surface: mesoblast: visceral.” ~ Nicole Brossard
  52. “People think athleticism is just physical, but it’s not. It’s connected to the brain and how the brain can learn to execute and see a movement or not. Especially at high speed. Being athletic is not just jumping and running and being powerful. It’s the nervous system that guides the body. The muscles don’t decide anything. The brain decides and makes things happen.” ~ Georges St-Pierre
  53. “What happened during the minutes before? That’s the realm of sensory stimuli of the nervous system.” ~ Robert M. Sapolsky

  54. “The study a posteriori of the distribution of consciousness shows it to be exactly such as we might expect in an organ added for the sake of steering a nervous system grown too complex to regulate itself.” ~ William James
  55. “Hedonic Engineering — The human nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence. Why be depressed, dumb, and agitated when you can be happy, smart, and tranquil?” ~ Robert J. Wilson
  56. “Despite the campaign rhetoric, the bureaucracies-big business and big government-are here to stay. The centralization effort cannot be checked. but it can be rationally directed towards our species goal: Space Migration, which in turn offers the only way to re-attain individual freedom of space-time and the small-group social structures which obviously best suit our nervous systems. It is another paradox of neuro-genetics that only in space habitats can humanity return to the village life and pastoral style for which we all long.” ~ Timothy Leary
  57. “Innate directs its vital energy through the nervous system to specialize the coordination and sensation and volition through the cumulative and vegetative functions.” ~ Daniel D. Palmer

  58. “Zoocentrism is the primary fallacy of human sociobiology, for this view of human behavior rests on the argument that if the actions of “lower” animals with simple nervous systems arise as genetic products of natural selection, then human behavior should have a similar basis.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould
  59. “One of the most powerful aspects of drumming and the reason people have done it since the beginning of being human is that it changes people’s consciousness. Through rhythmic repetition of ritual sounds, the body, the brain and the nervous system are energized and transformed. When a group of people play a rhythm for an extended period of time, their brain waves become entrained to the rhythm and they have a shared brain wave state. The longer the drumming goes on, the more powerful the entrainment becomes. It’s really the oldest holy communion.” ~ Layne Redmond
  60. “Morgellons is constantly morphing. There are times when it’s directly attacking the nervous system, as if you’re being bitten by fleas and lice. It’s all in the tissue and it’s not a hallucination. It was eating me alive, sucking the juices out. I’ve been sick all my life.” ~ Joni Mitchell
  61. “Sensory perception is the silken web that binds our separate nervous systems into the encompassing ecosystem.” ~ David Abram

  62. “The deep secret of the brain is that not only the spinal cord but the entire central nervous system works this way: internally generated activity is modulated by sensory input. In this view, the difference between being awake and being asleep is merely that the data coming in from the eyes anchors the perception.” ~ David Eagleman
  63. “Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key — it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures.” ~ Timothy Leary
  64. “People use the word “natural” … What is natural to me is these botanical species which interact directly with the nervous system. What I consider artificial is 4 years at Harvard, and the Bible, and Saint Patrick’s cathedral, and the Sunday school teachings.” ~ Timothy Leary
  65. “Zen is not, in my view, philosophy or mysticism. It is simply a practice of readjustment of nervous activity. That is, it restores the distorted nervous system to its normal functioning.” ~ Katsuki Sekida

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