quote by James Stewart

Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it's contagious.

— James Stewart

Delighting Reflexively quotations

You can map out a light plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you're down to the reflexes you developed in training. That's where roadwork shows - the training you did in the dark of the mornin' will show when you're under the bright lights.


Reflexively quote When joy is a habit, love is a reflex.
When joy is a habit, love is a reflex.
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Art is not communicative, art is not reflexive.

Art, science, philosophy are neither contemplative, neither reflexive, nor communicative. They are creative, that's all.

Lifestyles are routined practices, the routines incorporated into habits of dress, eating, modes of acting and favoured milieux for encountering others; but the routines followed are reflexively open to change in the light of the mobile nature of self-identity.

Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment.

Cloning may be good and it may be bad.

Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on its own merits. We need less emotion and more thought.


It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people then to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.

The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.

The Alexander Technique helped a long-standing back problem and to get a good night's sleep after many years of tossing and turning.

Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.

Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.


And luckily, therefore the good old days return.

The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power.

To identify yourself with your personality is more or less a reflex.

You must see, when the reflex comes up, that it is a kind of feeling of insecurity; you are looking for a hold.

Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.

Propaganda tries first of all to create conditioned reflexes in the individual so that certain words, signs, or symbols, even certain persons or facts, provoke unfailing reactions...The important thing is that when the time is ripe, the individual can be thrown into action by the utilization of the psychological levers that have been set up.

I don't think I've gotten any smarter, but your reflexes slow down before you do something stupid when you're older.


I believe you can never change a habit, or create one, with a word or a piece of chalk. You can talk all day, put all sorts of diagrams on the board, but a habit is not going to change. It's a conditional reflex, created by a repetitive act.

Ideally, our muscles should obey our will.

Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.

The worst enemy of the strategist is the clock.

Time trouble... Reduces us all to pure reflex and reaction, tactical play. Emotion and instinct cloud our strategic vision when there is no time for proper evaluation.

It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else.

Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.


Money values do not simply mirror the state of affairs in the real world;

valuation is a positive act that makes an impact on the course of events. Monetary and real phenomena are connected in a reflexive fashion; that is, they influence each other mutually. The reflexive relationship manifests itself most clearly in the use and abuse of credit.

I've always considered myself a failure: I feel I've never done anything wholly right. [...] Everybody will tell you, "Oh no, how can you say that, because ten thousand people clap you on a night?" But part of that is reflex action and part of it is because you're reasonably good. But if you're great, that's a different thing.

Here's the problem: I don't like who I've become when my iPhone is within reach.

I find myself checking e-mails and responding to texts throughout the day with some kind of Pavlovian ferocity - it's not a conscious act, but a reflexive one.

Fundamental analysis seeks to establish how underlying values are reflected in stock prices, whereas the theory of reflexivity shows how stock prices can influence underlying values

The US has unthinkingly embarked upon a neoimperial policy that must involve us in virtually every great war of the coming century-and wars are the death of republics. If we continue on this course of reflexive interventions, enemies will one day answer our power with the weapon of the weak-terror, and eventually cataclysmic terrorism on US soil.


Let me say at the outset that I do not reflexively oppose international trade.

What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.

I just put the reflexes in the proper direction.

First your legs go. Then you lose your reflexes. Then you lose your friends

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.


Dealing with architecture brings me very close to the state of mind required to make pictures. One also needs an old seeing eye, appropriate reflexes which embrace sensitive observations coupled with appropriate emotional responses.

Acting is a reflex, a mechanism for development and survival.

. . . It isn't 'second nature,' it is 'first nature.'

Every bubble consists of a trend that can be observed in the real world and a misconception relating to that trend. The two elements interact with each other in a reflexive manner.

Prayer is the practice of drawing on the grace of God.

Don't say, "I will endure this until I can get away and pray." Pray now - draw on the grace of God in your moment of need. Prayer is the most normal and useful thing; it is not simply a reflex action of your devotion to God. We are very slow to learn to draw on God's grace through prayer.