Insightful Instinct Quotes

These instinct quotes show you just how universal this experience really is. Everyone receives information and guidance on an instinctual level. It’s just a matter of listening and following the guidance you receive.

Some people would say that instincts and intuition are two words for the same thing. I would say that they are, for the most part, and that intuition experienced on a physical level would be more likely to be called instinct. How do you experience inner guidance?

My wish is that these instinct quotes are fun for you to read and encourage you to tune in to and follow your instincts!

     Tapping Into Your Animal Instincts        

"Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts."
David Herbert Lawrence

"Your natural instinct, from your broadest Nonphysical perspective, is to know your power. Fear is a vibration when you feel powerless. Your natural instinctual Nonphysical vibration is to know your worthiness, know your rightness, know your value. And the feeling of fear is always when you are contradicting that thought."
Abraham/Esther Hicks, El Paso, TX, 2/12/00

”I believe in instinct, not reason. When reason is right, nine times out of ten it is impotent, and when it prevails, nine times out of ten it is wrong.”
A. C. Benson

”You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you, too.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

”Good instincts usually tell you what to do before your head has figured it out.”
Michael Burke

“When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts - that's when I get in trouble.”
Angelina Jolie

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

”There is no instinct like that of the heart.”
Lord Byron

”Instinct is untaught ability.”
Alexander Bain

”The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.”
Elaine Agather

”I go by instinct. I don’t worry about experience.”
Barbra Streisand

"Sometimes you walk into things, that, if you were paying attention, vibrationally, you would know right from the beginning that it wasn't what you are wanting. In most cases, your initial knee-jerk response was a pretty good indicator of how it was going to turn out later. The things that give most of you the most grief are those things that initially you had a feeling response about, but then you talked yourself out of it for one reason or another."
Abraham/Esther Hicks, Boston, MA, 10/4/97

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”Today I trust my instinct, I trust myself. Finally.”
Isabelle Adjari

”I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.”
Sir Richard Branson

"And becoming aware of one's true inner nature, instinctive gut feelings, is not generally thought by those who experience it to be in conflict with the essence of one's spiritual knowledge, but more of a Gnostic direct experience of the Sacred experienced in the gut or all of nature that is greater than us and is connected to us through the gut instincts."
Martha Char Love and Robert W. Sterling, What's Behind Your Belly Button?: A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct

"[My choice about scripts] is just a question of what I fall in love with. You have to use some kind of instinct meter about it. I think I'm getting closer to my instincts now. I don't think there needs to be a plan. I think there needs to be love. I think you need to love what you're doing and then the rest is anybody's guess."
Mira Sorvino

”I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.”

”And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
Ayrton Senna

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”All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct.”
Robert Ley

”Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.”
John Sterling

”When I go out of the house for a walk, uncertain as yet whither I will bend my steps, [I] submit myself to my instinct to decide for me.”
Henry David Thoreau

”Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.”
Anne Archer

”In art as in love, instinct is enough.”
Anatole France

"Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking."
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

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”Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”
Samuel Butler

"Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively."
Deepak Chopra

"All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.”
Henry Winkler

Did these instinct quotes inspire you to use the natural guidance system of your instincts more? I hope so! If you have any instinct quotes to suggest for this site, please send them to me !


Karen Whitaker

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Last updated on November 17, 2013

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