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Quotes about the brain


  • Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
    • Will Cuppy, The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody, 1950
  • Brain, n. An apparatus with which we think we think.
  • Do we trivialize a sublime feeling if we appreciate its dependence on the brain? Not in the least. Its significance does not depend on its being a soul state or a brain state...Humility bids us to take ourselves as we are; we do not have to be cosmically significant to be genuinely significant.
  • "We do have an organ for understanding and recognizing moral facts. It is called the brain.


  • The Human Brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public!
  • I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
  • We know the human brain is a device to keep the ears from grating on one another.
  • The mind is what the brain does for a living.
  • The brain has the potential to unlock secrets unknown. We poor blind, deaf, mute, barbaric humans just have no idea how to unlock that potential.

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