45+ Best Brain Quotes

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Jan 27, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Beauty is nothing without a 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 the mass of fat that the human brain is - a giant machine, an organ made of a bunch of mere brain cells - is 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.

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.

It truly is a marvel of life. You might fight your quote of the day in this list that really blows your mind.

1. 'The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.'

- Carl Sagan

2. 'Our brain is the factory of the emotions.'

- Miguel Angel Ruiz

3. 'If you can be funny, it means you're intelligent. Your brain is working fast.'

-Amber Valletta

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

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

5. 'From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter, and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations.'


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. 'The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.'

- Daniel Goleman

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

- Jay Kristoff, ‘Nevernight’.

9. 'The brain is a muscle of busy hills, the struggle of unthought things with things eternally thought.'

-Joyce Carol Oates

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. 'The great events of the world take place in the brain.'

-Oscar Wilde

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. 'There are billions of neurons in our brains, but what are neurons? Just cells. The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected.'

-Tim Berners-Lee

17. 'Follow your heart but take your brain with you.'

-Alfred Adler

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. 'Overall, the human brain is the most complex object known in the universe - known, that is, to itself.'

-E. O. Wilson

Famous Quotes About The Brain

Some words leave a deep impact on our minds. 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. 'The brain is wider than the sky.'

-Emily Dickinson

Inspirational Brain Quotes By Famous Personalities

Medical science hospital lab meeting.

The topic of the brain can never be discussed without talking about the legendary Albert Einstein. Every great person has placed great importance on the human brain and intelligence, be it writers like William Shakespeare, Scientists, thinkers like Edison, or spiritual Gurus.

Read some of these memorable quotes by these remarkable persons. Some of these brain quotes may even brighten your mind!

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

– Albert Einstein.

29. 'The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.'

-Thomas A. Edison

30. 'Memory, the warder of the brain.'

-William Shakespeare

31. 'He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake since for him the spinal cord would suffice.'

-Albert Einstein

32. 'This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.'

-Dalai Lama

33. '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

34. 'When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.'

- Mark Twain

35. 'I was one who liked to work with my hands as well as my brain.'

-William Standish Knowles

36. 'You know you've got to exercise your brain just like your muscles.'

-Will Rogers

37. 'It is the heart and not the brain, That to the highest doth attain.'

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Inspirational Brain Quotes About Life

Some thoughts and quotes were way ahead of their time, making them one of the most inspirational words. Read ahead for some brain quotes by some impeccable philosophers and people of great minds. You might find your quote of the day to stir your thoughts on this list.

38. 'If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set?'

-Warren Ellis

39. 'We have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives.
As a consequence, we are at war within ourselves.
The brain desiring things which the body does not want, and the body desiring things which the brain does not allow; the brain giving directions which the body will not follow, and the body giving impulses which the brain cannot.'

- Alan Watts

40. 'As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain will also be a mystery.'

-Santiago Ramon y Cajal

41. 'When can our brain's innate objectivity begin to flourish? Only when our inappropriate Self-centered subjectivity begins to dissolve.'

-James H. Austin

42. 'Mental power cannot be got from ill-fed brains.'

-Herbert Spencer

43. 'The brain is wider than the sky, For, put them side by side, The one the other will include With ease, and you beside.'

-Emily Dickinson

44. 'Because we do not understand the brain very well we are constantly tempted to use the latest technology as a model for trying to understand it.

In my childhood, we were always assured that the brain was a telephone switchboard...Sherrington, the great British neuroscientist, thought the brain worked like a telegraph system. Freud often compared the brain to hydraulic and electromagnetic systems. Leibniz compared it to a mill...At present, obviously, the metaphor is the digital computer.'

-John Searle

45. 'No brain is stronger than its weakest think.'

-Thomas Lansing Masson

46. 'Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.'

-Sydney J. Harris

47. 'Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.'

-Helen Keller

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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