Gut Feeling Sayings and Quotes

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


Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it's enough.     

Robert Heller

Love starts with a gut feeling, but that gut feeling better be nourished.     

Vanessa Paradis

One life to live, live it to the fullest. If you have doubts or your gut feeling says something, listen. Don't waste time, time will waist you.      

Behdad Sami

If you mean, "My gut feeling is telling me this; therefore I can act on it and I don't have to worry," we say you should never trust your gut.     

Gary A. Klein

By the time you're 18, 19, you know yourself, and you shouldn't go against your gut feeling, which is a temptation in the first year of university.     

Kimberley Nixon

You need to take your gut feeling as an important data point, but then you have to consciously and deliberately evaluate it, to see if it makes sense in this context.     

Gary A. Klein

I believe that gut feelings, the sense of balance, and spatial self-perception are so firmly coupled to our biological body that we will never be able to leave it experientially on a permanent basis.     

Thomas Metzinger

The most successful people are often very intuitive. Consciously or unconsciously, they follow their gut feelings. Following intuition puts us in the flow - a very alive, productive, and desirable state.     

Shakti Gawain

If you're going to be an entrepreneur, it's not all textbook. It's gut feeling, it's intuition, it's a feeling you have that you can do this and make it happen. I think you have to have a personality.     

Wayne Huizenga

Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it's a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it's wrong.     

Tamara Mellon

We must be unafraid to be utterly honest, to honor our gut feelings, and to say and do the unpopular when necessary. We have to give up our addiction to other people's opinions and surrender to the freedom of acting with strength and courage.     

Suzanne Falter-Barns

There are receptors to these molecules in your immune system, in your gut and in your heart. So when you say, 'I have a gut feeling' or 'my heart is sad' or 'I am bursting with joy,' you're not speaking metaphorically. You're speaking literally.     

Deepak Chopra

Money comes and goes, but your inner feelings, your gut feelings, your manhood, your womanhood, whatever, that stays with you. That don't go anywhere. So you either proud of who you are and how you handle situations or you not. If you handle a situation wrong, you, it will haunt you.     

Ice Cube

I guess if you have an original take on life, or something about you is original, you don't have to study people who came before you. You don't have to mimic anybody. You just have a gut feeling inside, an instinct that tells you what's right for you, and you can't do it in any other way.     

Barbra Streisand

Trust your hunches. Hunches are usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.     

Joyce Brothers

The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.     

Charles Darwin

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.     

Billy Wilder

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.     

C. S. Lewis

Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.     

Henri Matisse

If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.     

 Jerry Seinfeld

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.     

Jose Marti

Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.     

E. Michael Burke

Instinct is the direct connection with truth.     

Laurette Taylor

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.     

John Sterling

The truth of your instincts is the root of your foundation.     

Sanford Meisner

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.     

Oprah Winfrey

The repression of virtuous instinct in the modern world is an incremental tragedy. Repress one instinct, and you repress many; other parts of consciousness go down, also.     

Michael Leunig

Instinct is the nose of the mind.     

Delphine de Girardin

My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it.     

Olusegun Obasanjo

Of course, you can never really know if someone is fully revealing himself to you or not, so all we can go by is our own gut feelings.     

Brian McGinn

Warren Buffet told me once and he said always follow your gut. When you have that gut feeling, you have to go with don't go back on it.     

LeBron James

I just have a gut feeling about something, if I really want to do it, if I'm excited about it, if I want to explore it. And that goes across all different sorts of genres.     

Maria Bello

Trust your gut feeling about things, listen to what others are saying, and look at the results of your actions. Once you know the truth, you can set about taking action to improve. Everyone will be better for it.     

Jack Canfield

My gut feeling about sequels is that they should be premeditated: You should try to write a trilogy first or at least sketch out a trilogy if you have any faith in your film.     

Vin Diesel

Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.     

Barbara Corcoran

The instinct of self-preservation in human society, acting almost subconsciously, as do all drives in the human mind, is rebelling against the constantly refined methods of annihilation and against the destruction of humanity.     

Bertha von Suttner

The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.     

Dorothy Thompson

There is no instinct like that of the heart.     

Lord Byron

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Survival instincts are one of those things that never die.     

Kiersten White

Instinct teaches us to look for happiness outside ourselves.     

Blaise Pascal

The instinct of interest is the universal instinct of mankind.     

Charles Macklin

Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.     

Agatha Christie