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Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Luria's Mind of a Mnemonist. Luria's Mind of a Mnemonist. Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I have to live in the richest, deepest, I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: All the trouble starts when people forget they're All the trouble starts when people forget they're human. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Music has a bonding power, it's primal social Music has a bonding power, it's primal social cement — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: What they are able to imagine becomes more What they are able to imagine becomes more real to them. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Experience and experiment are crucially important here - Experience and experiment are crucially important here - neural Darwinism is essentially experiential selection. The — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: It also gave me a feeling of vulnerability It also gave me a feeling of vulnerability and mortality which I had not really had before. In — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Sign, I was now convinced, was a fundamental Sign, I was now convinced, was a fundamental language of the brain. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: The pleasure we obtain from music comes from The pleasure we obtain from music comes from counting, but counting unconsciously. Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Dangerously well' - what an irony is this: Dangerously well' - what an irony is this: it expresses precisely the doubleness, the paradox, of feeling 'too well — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I am now face to face with dying. I am now face to face with dying. But I am not finished with living. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I think there is no culture in which I think there is no culture in which music is not very important and central. That's why I think of us as a sort of musical species. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: This will involve audacity, clarity and plain speaking; This will involve audacity, clarity and plain speaking; trying to straighten my accounts with the world. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: In terms of brain development, musical performance is In terms of brain development, musical performance is every bit as important educationally as reading or writing. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Elements and birthdays have been intertwined for me Elements and birthdays have been intertwined for me since boyhood, when I learned about atomic numbers. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring it's Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring it's memory. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Having ferned for an hour, we take a Having ferned for an hour, we take a break for our lunch and I eat, unwisely, quite an enormous meal ... — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: The power of music to integrate and cure The power of music to integrate and cure ... is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Maia Szalavitz: There is often a struggle, and sometimes, even There is often a struggle, and sometimes, even more interestingly, a collusion between the powers of pathology and creation. - OLIVER SACKS — Maia Szalavitz
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Sudden fright, or rage, or other strong emotion Sudden fright, or rage, or other strong emotion may disperse and displace a migraine almost within seconds. One — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Parked the bike in a side road - Parked the bike in a side road - and fainted. The second accident occurred at night in heavy — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: And one day the mind leaps from imagination And one day the mind leaps from imagination to hallucination, and the congregant hears God, sees God. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: The power of music and the plasticity of The power of music and the plasticity of the brain go together very strikingly, especially in young people. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I am a man of vehement disposition, with I am a man of vehement disposition, with violent enthusiasms, and extreme immoderation in all my passions. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: He died at home in his library, surrounded He died at home in his library, surrounded by the books he loved. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I rejoice when I meet gifted young people I rejoice when I meet gifted young people ... I feel the future is in good hands. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: An alcoholic has a personality change after a An alcoholic has a personality change after a drink or two, but a drunk can drink as much as he wants. I'm a drunk. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: The past which is not recoverable in any The past which is not recoverable in any other way is embedded, as if in amber, in the music, and people can regain a sense of identity.. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: My religion is nature. That's what arouses those My religion is nature. That's what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Memory is dialogic and arises not only from Memory is dialogic and arises not only from direct experience but from the intercourse of many minds. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: She now receives love, attention, and invisible presents She now receives love, attention, and invisible presents from a hallucinatory gentleman who visits faithfully each evening. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: He is man without a past (or future), He is man without a past (or future), stuck in a constantly changing, meaningless moment. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I often feel that life is about to I often feel that life is about to begin, only to realize it is almost over. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Henry VIII in full armor, it was said, Henry VIII in full armor, it was said, weighed 500 pounds. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: It is up to me now to choose It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: At 11, I could say 'I am sodium' At 11, I could say 'I am sodium' (Element 11), and now at 79, I am gold. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: This state is thus one of an excruciating This state is thus one of an excruciating overall sensitivity, patients being assaulted by sensory stimuli from their environment, or — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I am very bad at factual exams, yes-or-no I am very bad at factual exams, yes-or-no questions, but can spread my wings with essays. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I cannot pretend i am not without fear I cannot pretend i am not without fear ... — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Eccentricity is like having an accent. It's what Eccentricity is like having an accent. It's what "other" people have. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: many cardinal characteristics of migraine aura, in its many cardinal characteristics of migraine aura, in its visual (scotomatous), tactile (paraesthetic) and aphasic forms. We — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I did not seem to have any special I did not seem to have any special project to animate me. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: He reached out his hand, and took hold He reached out his hand, and took hold of his wife's head, tried to lift it off, to put it on. He had apparently mistaken his wife for a hat! — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Culture is as crucial as Nature. Culture is as crucial as Nature. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: We speak not only to tell other people We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: That those who entered such nursing homes needed That those who entered such nursing homes needed meaning - a life, an identity, dignity, self-respect, a degree of autonomy - was ignored or bypassed; — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: We have, each of us, a life story, We have, each of us, a life story, whose continuity, whose sense, is our lives. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: In his autobiography, What Mad Pursuit, he speaks In his autobiography, What Mad Pursuit, he speaks of the difference between physics and biology: — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: About 10 percent of the hearing impaired get About 10 percent of the hearing impaired get musical hallucinations, and about 10 percent of the visually impaired get visual hallucinations. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: It really is a very odd business that It really is a very odd business that all of us, to varying degrees, have music in our heads. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: In REM sleep the body is paralyzed, except In REM sleep the body is paralyzed, except for shallow breathing and eye movements. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: The Allegory of the Wolf Boy" ("At tennis The Allegory of the Wolf Boy" ("At tennis and at tea/Upon the gentle lawn, he is not ours,/But plays us in a sad duplicity"). — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: There is only one cardinal rule: One must There is only one cardinal rule: One must always listen to the patient. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: As for sickness: are we not almost tempted As for sickness: are we not almost tempted to ask whether we could get along without it?' - and — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: My pre-med studies in anatomy and physiology at My pre-med studies in anatomy and physiology at Oxford had not prepared me in the least for real medicine. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: We are all creatures of our upbringings, our We are all creatures of our upbringings, our cultures, our times. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: When the attack is "due" (or a little When the attack is "due" (or a little overdue), it will occur, explosively, whether or not there is any provocation. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I am haunted by the density of reality I am haunted by the density of reality — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: There is among doctors, in acute hospitals at There is among doctors, in acute hospitals at least, a presumption of stupidity in their patients. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Bill Hayes: I don't so much fear death as I I don't so much fear death as I do wasting life." Oliver Sacks — Bill Hayes
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: (One newsmagazine, in 1987, defined them, half facetiously, (One newsmagazine, in 1987, defined them, half facetiously, as "cognitively infectious musical agents.") — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Fascinating, Doidge's book is a remarkable and hopeful Fascinating, Doidge's book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I feel I should be trying to complete I feel I should be trying to complete my life, whatever 'completing a life' means. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: He was not imitating me; he had become He was not imitating me; he had become me, in a sense; it was like suddenly acquiring a younger twin. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Creativity involves the depth of a mind, and Creativity involves the depth of a mind, and many, many depths of unconsciousness. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: First thing about being a patient-you have to First thing about being a patient-you have to learn patience. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Sign language is the equal of speech, lending Sign language is the equal of speech, lending itself equally to the rigorous and the poetic, to philosophical analysis or to making love. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Each of us, I had written, constructs and Each of us, I had written, constructs and lives a "narrative" and is defined by this narrative. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: We think of science as discovery, art as We think of science as discovery, art as invention, but is there a "third world" of mathematics, which is somehow, mysteriously, both? — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Life must be lived forwards but can only Life must be lived forwards but can only be understood backwards. - Kierkegaard — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I feel glad to be alive - "I'm I feel glad to be alive - "I'm glad I'm not dead!" sometimes bursts out of me when the weather is perfect. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: He wanted to do, to be, to feel- He wanted to do, to be, to feel- and could not; he wanted sense, he wanted purpose- in Freud's words, 'Work and Love'. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: The power of music, whether joyous or cathartic The power of music, whether joyous or cathartic must steal on one unawares, come spontaneously as a blessing or a grace
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Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Astounded - and indifferent - for he was Astounded - and indifferent - for he was a man who, in effect, had no 'day before'. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: Now there is stillness - such a stillness Now there is stillness - such a stillness as I have never heard before in all my life. Soon I shall start moving again, and perhaps I will never stop. — Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Quotes By Oliver Sacks: I often dream ... of my parents and I often dream ... of my parents and of my former patients - all long gone but loved and important in my life. — Oliver Sacks