Best Quotes About Intuition
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Even if you can’t explain how you know, the marvels of intuition have shown that conscious and deliberate debates when making important decisions are not always required. Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein are a few of the most notorious revolutionaries who have attributed their overall life success to their intuitive abilities. As such, we have garnerned 70 of the best quotes about intuition from well-known figures in psychology, philosophy, business, and other fields:

Carl Jung:

“Intuition is perception via the unconscious.”

“In such doubtful matters, where you have to work as a pioneer, you must be able to put some trust in your intuition and follow your feeling even at the risk of going wrong.” 

Albert Einstein:

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”

“It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.”  

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”

“There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.”

Nikola Tesla:

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe, there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”

Deepak Chopra:

“Trust the still, small voice that says, ‘this might work.”

Oprah Winfrey: Quotes about Intuition
Oprah Winfrey:

“Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie.”

 “Every right decision I’ve made–every right decision I’ve ever made–has come from my gut.”

 “I am who I am because I trust my gut more than anyone else’s opinion, and that is my best advice to you.”


“There is a voice that doesn’t use word. Listen.”

“The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”

Agatha Christie:

“Intuition is like reading a word without having to spell it out. A child can’t do that because it has had so little experience. A grown-up person knows the word because they’ve seen it often before.” 

Rene Descartes:

“The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. “

Malcolm Gladwell:

“Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.”

Florence Scovel Shinn

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.”

Kanosuke Matsuhsita:

“No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don’t know what’s going to happen until you do it.”

Katie Kacvinsky:

“Intuition works closely alongside fate, like they’re business partners working together to alter the course of your life.” 

Santosh Kalwar:

“The truth about life and lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition, which never lies.” 

Manuel Puig:

“I allow my intuition to lead my path.”

Warren Buffett:

“I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”

Maya Anyelou:

“If you’re for the right thing, you do it without thinking.”

Paulo Coelho:

“Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.” 

Steve Jobs: best quotes about intuition
Steve Jobs:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Anne Lamott:

“You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind.”

Edgar Mitchell:

“We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it’s creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us.”

Henry Reed:

“Intuition is the very force or activity of the soul in its experience through whatever has been the experience of the soul itself.”

Valerie Janesick:

“Intuition is a way of knowing about the world through insight and exercising one’s imagination.”

Jonathan H. Ellerby

“The heart knows what it wants, and it often makes no sense. Intuition, creativity, and listening are all imperative in creating an inspired life.”

John Astin:

“There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings.”

Peter Senge:

“People with high levels of personal mastery…cannot afford to choose between reason and intuition, or head and heart, any more than they would choose to walk on one leg or see with one eye.”

Lama Surya Das:

“The secret, or innermost, level of wisdom is pure intuition, clarity, lucidity, innate wakefulness, presence, and recognition of reality. This transcendental wisdom is within all of us—it just needs to be discovered and developed, unfolded and actualized.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel:

“Only those will apprehend religion who can probe its depth, who can combine intuition and love with the rigor of method”

Henry Mintzberg:

“Organizational effectiveness does not lie in that narrow minded concept called rationality. It lies in the blend of clearheaded logic and powerful intuition”

Anne Willson Schaef:

“Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.”

Jonas Salk Jonas Salk:

“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.”

“It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.”

Henri Poincare:

“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.”

Andre Weil:

“Intuition makes much of it; I mean by this the faculty of seeing a connection between things that in appearance are completely different; it does not fail to lead us astray quite often. “

Anthony J. D’Angelo:

“Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.”

John Hench:

“Walt had a marvelous intuition. And because he understood people very well, liked them and had great respect for people, there was nothing cynical about Walt. “

Eileen Cadee:

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds, it will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation. “

Jim Shepard:

“It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are.” 

William Wordsworth:

“Faith is a passionate intuition.”

Alexis Carrel:

“All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.”

Rudolph Arnheim:

“All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.”

Wayne Dyer: Best quotes about intuition
Wayne Dyer:

“For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is viewed as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored.”

Kim Basinger:

“I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely. “

Gilbert K. Chesterton:

“A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. “

Farrah Fawcett:

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.

Michele Cassou:

“Intuition comes from the whole person, from a place that includes the conscious and the unconscious.  The total result of all feelings and perceptions manifests spontaneously through intuition. Intuition gives expression to the feelings; that expression is unique and perfectly fitted to the needs of the moment.” 

Graham Greene:

“You cannot love without intuition.” 

Shakti Gawain:

“What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us,  and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.” 

Ray Bradbury:

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”

Dean Koontz:

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.”

Alan Alda:

“Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.  You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing.  What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself.” 

Holbroon Jackson:

“Intuition is reason in a hurry.”

Fred Frith:

“Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I like developing intuition.”

Corliss Lamont:

“Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists.”

Rita Mae Brown:

“Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience. “

Ingrid Bergman:

“You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide” 

Johan Kaspar Lavater:

“Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.” 

Don Bradley:

“Intuition is more than knowledge, and truth comes pure from the heart.”

Robert Graves:

“Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.”

V.S Naipaul:

“I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively.  I have an idea when I start, I have a shape;  but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years. “

Immanuel Kant:

“Intuition and concepts constitute… the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge. ” 

David Selby:

“I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition, but I believe in training a great deal. “


“A good artist lets his intuition lead hm wherever it wants.”


These quotes about intuition reflect how intuition can be more powerful than intellect. In recognizing the inherent wisdom within intuitive insights, they underline the notion that intuition often draws from a wealth of experiences, emotions, and tacit knowledge that surpass the linear and analytical nature of intellect.

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Sarah Peláez is a Clinical Psychologist, Learning Therapist, and author of “The Psychology of Intuition.”