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Thinking doesn't seem to help very much. The human brain is too high-powered to have many practical uses in this particular universe.

Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922)

Profession: American Novelist

If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.

Author: Lyall Watson

Profession: American Biologist

Mind is the great lever of all things.

Author: Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Profession: American Lawyer, Statesman

What is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

Author: Colin Wilson (1931)

Profession: British Novelist and Writer on Philosophy, Sociology, and the Occult

You cannot attain and maintain physical condition unless you are morally and mentally conditioned. And it is impossible to be in moral condition unless you are spiritually conditioned. I always told my players that our team condition depended on two factors -- how hard they worked on the floor during practice and how well they behaved between practices.

Author: John Wooden (1910)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

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?

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out by help of dreams --can breed such fear and awe as fall upon us often when we look into our Minds, into the Mind of Man.

Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Profession: British Poet

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.

Author: Steven Wright

Profession: American Humorist