45+ Best Brain Quotes

Our brain is one of the most complex parts of the body.

Beauty is nothing without brain.

We are now in a world where being smart is the “new attractive”. The human brain is one of the most complex yet miraculous creations of nature.

The complexity of the human brain is astonishing. It is almost hard to believe that a mass of fat which the human brain is - a giant machine, an organ made of a bunch of mere brain cells - are responsible for our entire being altogether. In a world where inventions in science and technology are taking us to new heights, physical beauty holds no value compared to the astonishing beauty of the human mind. It is said that the mind is at its best when one is a child. Worry not if you are bored- read some of the best brain quotes that we have gathered in this article just for you to get inspired to spark your interest. If you like this article, do read further [Sigmund Freud quotes] and [emotional intelligence quotes].

Best Brain Quotes

The human brain has confused many intellectuals over the years - from philosophy to sciences, it has taken decades to understand the puzzle that the human brain is. Here are the best brain quotes for you to understand the beauty that this organ is. It truly is a marvel of life. You might fight your quote of the day in this list that really blows your mind.  

1. Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

- Albert Einstein.

2. “Hate is a lack of imagination.”

– Graham Greene, 'Brighton Rock'.

3. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

– Albert Einstein.

4. “I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”

-  Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone’.

5. “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”

- Criss Jami, ‘Killosophy’.

6. “A baby has brains, but it doesn't know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.”

- L. Frank Baum, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.

7. “I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”

- Criss Jami, ‘Killosophy’.

8. “Beauty you're born with, but brains you earn.”

- Jay Kristoff, ‘Nevernight’.

9. “Whenever I think of something but can't think of what it was I was thinking of, I can't stop thinking until I think I'm thinking of it again. I think I think too much.”

- Criss Jami, ‘Killosophy’.

10. “A brain was only capable of what it could conceive, and it couldn’t conceive what it had never experienced”

– Graham Greene, ‘Brighton Rock’.

11. "I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.”

- Woodrow Wilson.

12. "I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.”

- L. Frank Baum, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.

13. “I like living in my head because there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”

- J. Cornell Michel, ‘Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution.’

14. “If I could put my brain in her body, the world would be mine for the taking.”

- Susan Elizabeth Phillips, ‘Match Me If You Can.’

15. “If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”

– Emerson M. Pugh.

16. “One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages.”

– Criss Jami.

17. “Your mind will serve you better than any trinket under the suns…It is a weapon…and like any weapon, you need practice to be any good at wielding it.”

– Jay Kristoff, ‘Nevernight’.

18. “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.

19. 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.

20. “No, indeed; I don't know anything. You see, I am stuffed, so I have no brains at all.”

-  L. Frank Baum, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.

Famous Quotes About The Brain

Some words leave a deep impact on our mind. In an effort to understand the complex wonder that the human brain is, we have curated a list of quotes and sayings by some of the most influential people. Read ahead for some interesting brain quotes to help get your thoughts going.

21. “Don't let your brain interfere with your heart.”

- Albert Einstein.

22. “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.

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

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

24. “I shall take the heart. [...] For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.”

- L. Frank Baum, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.

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

- Isaac Asimov.

26. “If you only have brains on your head you would be as good a man as any of them, and a better man than some of them. Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man.”

-  L. Frank Baum, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.

27. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

- Robert Frost.

Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160 and clearly had a great mind and brain.

The topic of the brain can never be discussed without talking about the legendary Albert Einstein. Read some of these remarkable quotes for people who are highly inspired by this German-born scientist and physicist. Let's take a look at these brain quotes. Some of these brain quotes may even brighten your mind!

28.  "We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."

– Albert Einstein.

29. "Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."

– Albert Einstein.

30. "It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer."

– Albert Einstein.

31. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

- Albert Einstein.

32. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

- Albert Einstein.

33. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

- Albert Einstein.

34. "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."

- Albert Einstein.

35. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."

- Albert Einstein.

36. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

- Albert Einstein.

37. "Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think."

- Albert Einstein.

38. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”

- Albert Einstein.

39. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

- Albert Einstein.

40. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

- Albert Einstein.

41. "Invention is not the product of logical thought, even though the final product is tied to a logical structure.

- Albert Einstein.

William James Quotes

William James was a famous American philosopher and psychologist in the 19th century. The man’s thoughts and quotes were way ahead of his time, making him one of the most influential thinkers. Read ahead for some brain quotes by this impeccable philosopher and man of a great mind. You might find your quote of the day to stir your thoughts on this list.

42. “The function of ignoring, of inattention, is as vital a factor in mental progress as the function of attention itself.”

- William James, 'In the Principles of Psychology' (1918).

43. “The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”

- William James.

44. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

- William James.

45. “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”

- William James.

46  “Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

- William James.

47. “Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.”

- William James.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 45+ Best Brain Quotes then why not take a look at [Intelligence quotes], or [Logic quotes].


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