Brain Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old brain quotes, brain sayings, and brain proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

George Jessel

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 is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity.

Stuart Seaton

The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.     

Jeff Bezos

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

Emerson M. Pugh

A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does.

Barbara De Angelis

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.

Arthur Conan Doyle

That's your best friend and your worst enemy - your own brain.

Fred Durst

Don't let your brain interfere with your heart.     

Albert Einstein

The human brain is probably one of the most complex single objects on the face of the earth; I think it is, quite honestly.

Bill Viola

The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.

Daniel Goleman

The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.

Wilder Penfield

The human brain is a funny thing: it's very susceptible to tempo and melody. You put the right words to it, and it becomes very influential.     

Ray Stevens

A brain is only capable of what it could conceive, andit couldnt concieve what it hasnt experienced     

Graham Greene

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

Ambrose Bierce

Can the brain understand the brain? Can it understand the mind? Is it a giant computer, or some other kind of giant machine, or something more?     

David Hubel

We have a brain for one reason and one reason only - and that's to produce adaptable and complex movements.     

Daniel Wolpert

The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain -- the hardest and most iron-bound as well.     

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The human brain, then, is the most complicated organization of matter that we know.     

Isaac Asimov

The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas.

Elbert Hubbard

The brain is conceded to be the master organ of the body, the regulator of life, the source of human progress.

Frederick Tilney

No brain is stronger than its weakest think.     

Thomas L. Masson

The brain is a complex biological organ of great computational capability that constructs our sensory experiences, regulates our thoughts and emotions, and control our actions.     

Eric Kandel

The brain is a muscle of busy hills, the struggle of unthought things with things eternally thought.

Joyce Carol Oates

One of the difficulties in understanding the brain is that it is like nothing so much as a lump of porridge.

Richard L. Gregory

We know the human brain is a device to keep the ears from grating on one another.

Peter Vries

Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.

Swami Vivekananda

The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful.     

Milan Kundera

The brain is an island in an osmotically homogeneous sea.     

Francis Daniels Moore

The brain is highly structured, but it is also extremely flexible. It's not a blank slate, but it isn't written in stone, either.

Alison Gopnik

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