Iain McGilchrist Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Iain McGilchrist quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“It is not rational to assume, without evidence, that rationality can disclose everything about the world, just because it can disclose some things. Our intuition in favour of rationality, where we are inclined to use it, is just that - an intuition. Reason is founded in intuition and ends in intuition, like a pair of massive bookends.”
Iain McGilchrist Quotes
“Over recent years, urbanisation, globalisation and the destruction of local cultures has led to a rise in the prevalence of mental illness in the developing world.”
Iain McGilchrist Quotes
“The nature of creativity is to make space for things to happen... We can drive it out with our busyness and plans.”
Iain McGilchrist Quotes
“The human genome contains so much data that, it has been calculated, it would fill 43 volumes of Webster's International Dictionary.”
Iain McGilchrist Quotes
“Hunters and trackers learn not only to understand intellectually a bunch of facts about the animal they follow, but to feel their way into the very being of the animal.”
“To understand something, whether we are aware of it or not, depends on choosing a model. We get to understand what we see by comparing it with something else, something that we think we understand better. But what we compare it with turns out to have a huge influence on the outcome.”
Iain McGilchrist Quotes
“Perspective in art has receded along with harmony in music: We tend more and more to see the world as a heap of intrinsically meaningless fragments.”
Iain McGilchrist Quotes
“The imperial vastness of late Roman architecture was made possible by the invention of concrete.”
Iain McGilchrist Quotes
“The truth, it is said, is rarely pure or simple, yet genetics can at times seem seductively transparent.”
“Being uprooted from your own culture, provided you take with you the way of thinking and being that characterises the more integrated social culture from which you come, is not as disruptive to happiness and well-being as becoming part of a relatively fragmented culture.”

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