Your Brain

Sunday, August 22, 2010 – Your Brain

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. ~ Emo Phillips

If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set? ~ Warren Ellis

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. ~ Robert Frost

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. ~ George Jessel

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. ~ Albert Einstein

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. ~ Mark Twain

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it. ~ Mitch Hedberg

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. ~ Helen Keller

I’ve got the brain of a four year old. I’ll bet he was glad to be rid of it. ~ Groucho Marx

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. ~ Pablo Picasso

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. ~ Thomas A. Edison

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence university education. ~ George Bernard Shaw

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery – always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for? ~ Virginia Woolf

The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television. ~ Dave Barry

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. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear. ~ Ivo Andric

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. ~ Timothy Leary

The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead. ~ Scott Adams

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. ~ Michel de Montaigne

If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature’s part that she did not mean him to be a head worker. ~ Thomas Huxley

You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to ‘Run forward, bend, scoop up the ball, peg it to the infield,’ then your body says, ‘Who me?’ ~ Joe DiMaggio

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you’ve got both, you can play baseball. ~ Pete Rose

You see, 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. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, Watson, describing Sherlock Holmes in “A Study in Scarlet”

Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one. ~ Sydney J. Harris

Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can’t. The brain doesn’t process negatives. ~ Doug Coupland

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. ~ Martin Mull

Sometimes it’s harder to attain inner silence than outer silence. The dog stopped barking and the kids have gone to bed, but your mind has a lot to talk about and it knows you can’t pretend you’re not at home. ~ Linda Solegato

The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity. ~ Stuart Seaton

There are three different kinds of brains, the one understands things unassisted, the other understands things when shown by others, and the third understands neither alone nor with the explanations of others. The first kind is most excellent, the second kind also excellent, but the third useless. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

I’m a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain. ~ Ben Hecht

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t. ~ Emerson M. Pugh

My brain? That´s my second favorite organ. ~ Woody Allen

If my heart could do my thinking, would my brain begin to feel? ~ Van Morrison

Perhaps God gives us a physical body so that every time we change our mind, we won’t be someone else. ~ Robert Brault

Sometimes I suffer from indigestion of the mind. ~ Carrie Latet

I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me. ~ Pooh (A. A. Milne), from Winnie-the-Pooh