Oliver Sacks Quotes



Best On the Move Quotes by Oliver Sacks

On the Move Quotes

“I have to remember, too, that sex is one of those areas — like religion and politics — where otherwise decent and rational people may have intense, irrational feelings.”

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“The act of writing, when it goes well, gives me a pleasure, a joy, unlike any other. It takes me to another place — irrespective of my subject — where I am totally absorbed and oblivious to distracting thoughts, worries, preoccupations, or indeed the passage of time. In those rare, heavenly states of mind, I may write nonstop until I can no longer see the paper. Only then do I realize that evening has come and that I have been writing all day. Over a lifetime, I have written millions of words, but the act of writing seems as fresh, and as much fun, as when I started it nearly seventy years ago.”

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“We are all creatures of our upbringings, our cultures, our times.”

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“When I was twelve, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report, 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far', and this was often the case.”

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