Oliver sacks Quotes

"I was not a good pupil, but I was a good learner, and in my neighborhood library, I...

"I was not a good pupil, but I was a good learner, and in my neighborhood library, I roamed the shelves and stacks, had the freedom to select whatever I wanted, to follow paths which fascinated me, to become myself. At the library I felt free." -Oliver Sacks
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β€œI say I love writing but really it is thinking I love β€” the rush of though...

β€œI say I love writing but really it is thinking I love β€” the rush of thoughts β€” new connections in the brain being made. And it comes out of the blue. In such moments: I feel such love of the world, love of thinking…” -Oliver Sacks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 21
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"We see with the eyes, but we see with t...

"We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination." - Oliver Sacks
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"When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, fo...

"When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate β€” the genetic and neural fate β€” of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death." -Oliver Sacks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 07
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"I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, ...

"I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure." - Oliver Sacks
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"All the trouble start...

"All the trouble starts when people forget they're human." -Oliver Sacks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 10
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"People rush around, so preoccupied with cell phones and text...

"People rush around, so preoccupied with cell phones and text messaging that they themselves are functionally deaf and blind, oblivious of their environment." -- Oliver Sacks *The Mind's Eye*
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 12
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"Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking ...

"Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure" - Oliver Sacks
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 28
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