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Gut Quotes

We’ve collected the best Gut Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Barbra Streisand, Julian Fellowes, Jojo Moyes, Lil B, Adrian Edmondson. Use them as an inspiration.

I guess if you have an original take on life, or something about you is original, you don’t have to study people who came before you. You don’t have to mimic anybody. You just have a gut feeling inside, an instinct that tells you what’s right for you, and you can’t do it in any other way.
When you make your first film, there is a hell of a lot to think about, and you’ve got to have a gut understanding of your material.
If I don’t cry while writing a key emotional scene, my gut feeling is it’s failed.
I give it to The Based God who really informs me and gives me that gut instinct and the power to say who’s cursed or not. It just comes from a pure place, just trying to bring peace and positivity and love and also awareness.
I don’t claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway, but I think there’s a basis to them, and that’s why they’re more popular than other TV comedies. There’s a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling.
Adrian Edmondson
In my other work as a self-defense instructor, I have taught the importance of listening to one’s gut instincts.
I read ‘Rebecca’ when I was a teenager and was swept away by the powerful voice, the gut wrenching suspense and the dark, twisted love story at its center.
Lisa Unger
I think the American Western laid down a kind of subject matter that’s about following your instinct or following your gut and having a sort of removed quality from your humanity. And I think Clint Eastwood helped to establish that.
Anson Mount
Our guts can really mislead us. Sometimes, what we think of as our gut is something else, like an outside influence. If you’re going to buy an apartment and it smells of freshly baked bread, you’re more likely to want to buy it.
I write and draw from the gut. I often don’t know what my stories are about until they’re done.
If anyone tells you that you’re too old to be an entrepreneur or that you have the wrong background, don’t listen to them. Go with your gut instincts and pursue your passions.
I’m a very commonsense guy – I just look at the viability of the idea, if I feel the team has the ability to execute the idea. I also look at the investment syndicate, the size of the market, and then a lot of gut married on top of it.
I trust my gut instinct, and go against the grain and it works.
You just have to be yourself and make music you feel from your gut, and hopefully, your audience will respond.
I wouldn’t dream of working on something that didn’t make my gut rumble and my heart want to explode.
Lectins are like little barnacles that look for specific sugar molecules in our blood, the lining of our gut, and on our nerves. When they find a good spot to land, they cling to those cells, breaking down their ability to communicate with our immune systems.
True confession time: I never know where a book is going. I get a gut feeling the story is there, then pursue it with the enthusiasm of a hunting tiger on a trail. If I knew where I was going, I’d get bored out of my mind and stop writing.
I love watching new acts find their footing. It’s fun to watch them early on in their careers and get a gut feeling about who’s going to be a superstar.
I never studied anything about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both.
I always have issues with trust. I’m a New Yorker… Really, I think trust is something that comes from the gut. And I think you have to – it’s probably the worst advice to give people – but I think you gotta trust people from your gut.
Gut feeling is all about the experiences that you have had in your life. It is about being in difficult scenarios, knowing what worked, what did not work, and then taking a decision.
Anytime I listen to my gut and I don’t do something, or I do, it always tends to work out in my favor.
Modern dancers should be doing things no one else is doing, and it should come from the gut.
You don’t make a film because the audience is ready for it. You make a film because you have questions that are in your gut.
I think, to be a director, sometimes you need to have certain hunches – you have to believe in some gut feeling.
That’s a big thing in my life: going with your gut. If something isn’t lighting the fire and making you excited, or if something feels wrong or doesn’t agree with you, it should be questioned. It should be talked about.
I had a little gut check, and ultimately, I grew up as far as my MMA mentality and am more mature now.
Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it’s a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it’s wrong.
Tamara Mellon
I don’t make decisions with my head anymore. If I don’t get the go ahead with my gut, I usually back out.
I did get bullied and I did get picked on and I did have that feeling in my gut of being incredibly self-conscious. I naturally gravitated towards my elders because I didn’t know how to speak or be present with my peers.
Heather Matarazzo
In entertainment, zombies are so played out. I have a gut sense that people are getting tired of apocalyptic scenarios.
On a really big budget movie you do chemistry reads, and you sort of hedge your bets a little bit more and make sure that these people get along. But on the low budget side of things, I have to trust my gut that when I cast these people, the various elements are going to play together.
Joe Swanberg
That’s a very nice compliment, for somebody to be described as having grit, having some gravel in the gut.
All gut strings. That’s just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it’s the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it.
Guy Clark
So, when I saw Congressman Bishop smiling at the White House after voting to gut protections for pre-existing conditions, something inside me broke.
From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.
I’m a firm believer in your gut being undefeated.
I learned I’m not a good executive, I’m an entrepreneur and I’m creative. I have to go with my gut and do what I want to do.
Jerry Weintraub
Life is hard. Life is difficult. Life is going to punch you in the gut. But when you change your attitude, you change your behavior. When your behavior changes, so do your results.
Make sure that you always follow your heart and your gut, and let yourself be who you want to be, and who you know you are. And don’t let anyone steal your joy.
I have seen too many screenwriters of promise become formula addicts and slaves to stop watch structure. Spend that time watching movies, reading screenplays, reading plays, and most importantly – write from your gut.
I act with my gut instincts.
When it comes to assessing the chances of some complicated combination of events, gut feelings are pretty much useless.
Trust your gut feeling about things, listen to what others are saying, and look at the results of your actions. Once you know the truth, you can set about taking action to improve. Everyone will be better for it.
To the extent that we are all educated and informed, we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.
Even if things are going well, I’m always thinking that I’m about to be hit with the dreaded gut punch and – psych! – I’ll find out that it’s all falling apart.
Presence is in the eye and ear and gut of the beholder. When you are totally present in a conversation or in a meeting, others around you perceive you as totally focused on the matter at hand and on being of value to them.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
Donald Trump
You have to be just as mistrustful of straightforward rationality in business as you do of a uniquely gut approach.
It’s very interesting, the joke comes first and then the wording comes within five seconds, maybe ten seconds. My thing is to get the joke across in as few words as possible. However, sometimes a word that’s not really needed does help the rhythm of it. It’s a gut feeling.
I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.
I want to make it clear that I don’t want to gut a team that I come to because then it’ll be like I’m in Indiana all over again.
You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You’ve got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don’t feel it, nothing will happen.
William Bernbach
The diet is a twisted, noxious thing, all tortured abstinence and short-term fraud. I speak from bitter experience. As a restaurant critic, I eat to live and live to eat. And having a toxic aversion to exercise, there is little to prevent the inevitable bulging of my gut. Hence the need for the occasional diet.
Politics is gut; commercials are gut.
My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
I quite like Jackson Pollock, and have a real gut reaction to it, so it does whatever it does to me.
I always trust my gut reaction; it’s always right.
Kiana Tom
I don’t plan a career. That doesn’t work for me. I just have to go with my gut.
In the tech world, you can reel off great products in several ways. You can have the once-in-a-lifetime gut instincts of a Steve Jobs. You can have the brainiac coding skills of a Bill Gates, Larry Page, or Sergey Brin. Or, I learned, you can have the deep intellectual curiosity and stubbornness of a Jeff Bezos.
The draft is like game day on a 3rd-and-5. You have a lot of plays you can choose from. You go with your gut, pick and play and hope it works.
When you’re an investor, you can look at the quantitative and qualitative elements of an investment, but there’s a third aspect: What you feel in your gut.
When I’m hiring someone I look for magic and a spark. Little things that intuitively give me a gut feeling that this person will go to the ends of the earth to accomplish the task at hand.
Tommy Mottola
It’s a conscious decision to keep trying to do something new, to do things that excite me from my gut.
I make movies based on gut.
Jerry Bruckheimer
I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive.
Barry Mann
To the new ‘Apprenticecandidates I would say to follow your gut instincts, be yourself and get ready to work hard for the next few months. Oh, and try to have some fun!
Bob Dylan and John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, these are soul guys. Bruce Springsteen might not sing like Otis Redding, but he sings with white soul. He’s singing and he’s writing songs from the bottom of his gut.
Robin Thicke
Advice number one: listen to your gut – it’s never gonna lead you wrong. Number two: trust yourself. The root of everything is self-belief.
Teams are always hitting me in the gut, trying to grab me when I jump and stuff like that. But I expect it.
It’s hard to explain music when it goes in your gut and makes left and right and turns and moves you and resonates with you.
Stardom happens – you can’t plan it – it’s destiny, and you shouldn’t stand between you and your destiny. I’m letting my destiny play its part, and I go by my gut feeling. If I like my role, I say yes; if I don’t, I just refuse, as simple as that.
I like pressure. Pressure doesn’t make me crack. It’s enabling. I eat pressure, and there might be times when I get a bad feeling in my gut that this might be too much, but you feel pressure when you’re not doing something, you know?
I’m not one that listens to a whole lot of advice… I go with my gut instincts.
You hear again and again that audiences want to see movies that are different, and critics say we make the same thing again and again in Hollywood, then you go and make something different, and you get kicked in the gut for it.
David Ayer
We knew in our gut that History needed to be more than a timeline.
You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.
My advice to female directors is not to wait until you feel like your ideas have been pre-certified or until you think you’ve gotten some approval for them. Then it’s too late! Follow your gut. That’s hard to do, but the only way to be original.
Abigail Disney
I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I’ll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.
The first boss to give me a shot on-air left the station not long after I started reporting. The next boss fired me, and told me I was the worst person he’d ever seen on TV and that I would never make it. That felt like being punched in the gut repeatedly! But I pulled myself together and kept fighting for my dream.
I’ve done strategic planning, all kind of cash flows, but in fad marketing, it is all really irrelevant. It is marketing by total gut feeling. There is no market research. You either sell 500 of something, and it is a total bomb, or you sell 500 million.
I want to rely on my gut feeling. Isn’t that what made great race drivers in the end?
It seems odd to think of tasting without any perceptive experience, but you are doing it right now. Humans have taste receptor cells in the gut, the voice box, the upper esophagus. But only the tongue‘s receptors report to the brain.
I think your first gut feeling is the correct feeling.
I’ve got talent from my gut and I did my job to show to everyone that I’m simply the best.
I’ve never gone wrong trusting my gut.
For a while, I thought I would maybe be a writer. But with music, I was such a nerd; I was really obsessive about it. The problem was I couldn’t really sing. I think one day I sang from a different part of my body, from my gut for the first time, and I was like, ‘Oh! That’s how you’re supposed to do it.’
My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn’t have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.
I’d love to do films, but I’d feel bad in my gut if I did anything just for the money. I want to wait for something I’m really passionate about, even if I don’t work for a year.
I was in college in Washington, D.C. I did three years full-time. I did all my requirements, and my senior year was really a gut year. And I said, ‘Law school will always be there.’ I was in no hurry to get right into that.
I’ve never made a move that I didn’t feel was right in my gut.
I followed my gut and my subconscious told me the kind of music I wanted to create. But it wasn’t easy.
Music is a gut thing. You’re working in a medium which is more in touch with the primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There’s a congregation.
Ill-fitted T-shirts stretched over a gut are my pet hate. And if the colour‘s faded – ugh.
I’m just a risk taker. I have gut instincts.
Gary Gygax
The thing I live by is: trust your gut.
I never know if a song’s going to be popular so I don’t select them with that in mind. All I can do is follow my heart and my gut and go for songs that make me feel great.
It’s not so much I like to go win, but it’s a rush. A horrible gut wrenching thing, but it’s exciting.
I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with a system that couldn’t fire its incompetents, and I had my share of incompetent college teachers.
When you feel a connection, a gut connection, a heart connection, it’s a very special thing. What’s familiar to everyone is watching people falling in love; it doesn’t happen on screen that often. People fall in lust, then they’re suddenly together.
Alfre Woodard
The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn’t. If I choose to spend time playing video games or sleeping in, then it’s time well spent, because I chose to do it. I did it for a reason – to relax, to decompress or to feel good, and that was what I wanted to do.
Whether it’s through introduction of the right gut bacteria or direct modification of the genes of cows and pigs, I think we’re going to have to introduce something like this into our livestock – a way to consume the methane rather than releasing it.
People would react to books by authors like James and Austen almost on a gut level. I think it was not so much the message, because the best authors do not have obvious messages. These authors were disturbing to my students because of their perspectives on life.
Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut, and you’re no longer a champion.
Burt Lancaster
Most entrepreneurs are very gut driven – they have to be because the odds and data are often stacked against them. If your gut says something is the right thing to do, then do it.
Statistics rarely drive me. Feelings, intuition, and gut instinct do.
We give you this story. It is for the audience to be moved and gut wrenched, not us. It isn’t as if we don’t go through those real feeling and it isn’t as if I don’t cry three or four times a night. I usually do.
Linda Lavin
I can only go with my gut and say what I would like to do, and then my producer comes in and makes it happen.
I’d quit ballet school, which I thought was going to be my path, but my gut instinct told me to do something different.
Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.
Robert Heller
Trust your gut.
I’ve got one of those heart-shaped faces and I take weight on my cheeks and jowls and gut, so in pictures I look much heavier than I actually am.
Stanley Kubrick went with his gut feeling: he directed ‘Dr. Strangelove’ as a black comedy. The film is routinely described as a masterpiece.
My wife is a terrific Southern cook. My favorite of all the great things she cooks is ‘trash potatoes.’ That’s mashed potatoes with sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, and horseradish. It’s a total gut bomb.
Mike Vogel
My gut has never let me down.
I had played sports all my life, and I thought that was going to be the way. But I saw where the potential in football was going to end. When it comes to decision-making, I just follow my gut at the end of the day. And if I don’t, I get in trouble. I wanted to become a filmmaker.
Jason Wiles
I didn’t have a business degree. I didn’t have experience to work in somebody else’s office. I never built or ran a department. So I was on this journey, and when the time came to make a decision, I was just going with my gut.
Your gut is always right.
Sharon Osbourne
Most of the time, I see what I see, I search my feelings, and then I make my decisions based on my gut – and I don’t always make the right ones.
If it doesn’t feel organic to the audience, you gotta trust your gut.
Everything that I do is for sound goals. It comes from my gut. When I’m sitting in the studio, a mix isn’t done till I feel it in my gut.
I design from instinct. It’s the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut.
It is gut instinct that guides me when I say yes to a film.
Every fundamentalist movement I’ve studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
If you’re even on the fence about hiring someone, that person is a no. You have to feel it in your gut.
I don’t mind a gut. In fact, I would prefer a guy to have a gut than be too built.
Liz Vassey
New York City has changed enormously. My gut impression of it now is that it’s like being in a sci-fi novel: ‘Blade Runnersyndrome. Nothing seems real anymore; everything is pre-packaged.
Gerard Malanga
Tonight I’ll dust myself off, tonight I’ll suck my gut in, I’ll face the night and I’ll pretend I got something to believe in.
Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and Western poetry is that the former cultivates short forms and the latter longer ones, gut this is only in part true.
Experience shows us that most people’s votes are based on their biases, not on objective reality. Elections are a collective gut reaction. That any good comes of it at all is the miracle of democracy.
When I left Manchester I just took that as a challenge – to try to prove people wrong. And when you do, there is no better feeling than that. I knew in my gut it was the right time to move and I just believed.
I basically go with whatever my gut tells me.
I’ve learned to really just trust my gut and to go with what I really feel inside.
I like to have this gut to put my elbow on it when I putt because I did it for so long. I just feel healthier this way.
You can only really open yourself up so far to someone that you don’t truly love – you keep something back when you know somewhere in your gut that this relationship is going to be forever.
Yeah, I think if I were to go again, I’d try to go more on gut feelings and stick with it. I was on to Frederique. I found clues for everything, I found tons of stuff.
It’s been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart, or whichever organ you want to go by.
Lili Taylor
In a confrontational situation, you’ll get their gut. And I want their gut! And that’s why people watch this show!
I choose films based on gut instinct.
Vishnu Vishal
If you’ve got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You’ve got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.
I think that being the Bachelorette and being on this side of things, you really have to stay in tune with who you are and follow your gut and follow your heart.
I don’t deviate – once you get validated for being you, I don’t know why you would deviate. I stick to my gut and my taste.
I don’t consider myself bossy, but I do know what I want. You know, I have a gut feeling about a piece of material, but I’ve never envisioned myself as the director on top of the hill with a megaphone in my hand, screaming at 1,000 extras.
My gut instincts are strong, but they’re not always accessible to me, which is why I like DJing, because you don’t have time, and you have to go on instinct.
Gut is many times more important than brain.
I have the same 10 pounds that shifts from my shoulders to my gut over the summer.
I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you.
That’s one of the things that is hardest about being the Bachelor. You often have to end relationships that are actually going quite well, just because your time together is up. If other relationships are further along, you have to go with your gut and follow your heart.
I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident – and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.
I don’t know if I do anything to get into character: I just go with my gut.
Jamie Blackley
I think if you write from your own gut, you’ll come up with something interesting, whereas if you sit around guessing what people want, you end up with the kind of same schlock that everybody else has got.
At the base of it, my gut instinct tells me that there’s a kind of fundamental misogyny in the culture. There just is. You know, there’s just a weird anxiety around women.
I have learnt not to ignore instincts. While making a film, when your gut feels that you are going wrong, please take that seriously.
It was important to me to become day-to-day fluent and functional in another language, and about 10 years ago, I went to Rome for the first time and felt an instant gut connection and wanted to get to know the city.
Coffee… The caffeine in your morning coffee stops an enzyme called amylase from working correctly, which is located in your mouth and gut, and breaks down starchy carbs.
Eddie Hall
I’m very spontaneous. I go with my gut.
A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you’re not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it’s never going to be good.
Think about a guy like Bob Mitchum, with his kind of chest gut not defining itself one way or the other. Was there anybody tougher? Lee Marvin was a marine sniper during the Second World War. They had this sense of themselves, and they had this product of being a man in a masculine way.
If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of nonrational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn’t show systematic change over human history. But they do.
I still use the guitar pretty much just to hide my gut.
When I was a student and rushing to finish a project, my gut instinct was usually to keep adding all kinds of features. It’s a way of papering over the fact that you haven‘t quite nailed your concept yet.
Researchers have found that the brain definitely sends nerves directly to organs of the immune system and not just to the heart and the lower gut. In that way, too, the brain is influencing the body.
The apprehension whether people will like it or not also doesn’t bother me much. I’ve always done my work with a gut feeling that this is what I would like to do and I’ve always enjoyed doing it.
The best thing in business is to follow your gut. If a decision is not sitting well with you, don’t just make it.
Far as I can tell, I still have most of my hair, my gut is not hanging over my belt, and I still have all of my teeth.
I’ve always been a fan of physical comedy. It kind of hits you in a different way; it bypasses the intellect and hits you in the gut.
General managers – I like to talk about the ‘golden gut’: general managers that not only can have a sense for the players that are going to perform beyond what people expect and get team chemistry right, but they also have to be able to make trades.
I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut – or get angry from the gut.
Andy Kaufman
Greedy gut’ is my middle name. I love food, and I love parts.
Geraldine Page
We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
Every moment in life can be interpreted as a risk, depending on our outlook – and level of obsessive- compulsive disorder! I do my best to depend on my gut. If you sit with a decision long enough, your gut/soul will tell you what path to take.
It does annoy me when I walk into a room and there are six men over the age of 40 with, let’s just say, a major gut problem, and they’re saying ‘hang on there Dervla, don’t eat your chocolate cake at dessert.’
I have always been intuitive as far as work is concerned and would continue to select projects based on my gut feel.
But deleting work is sometimes the best decision you that you can make. Because you try and make this thing, that you know in your gut isn’t right, and you just have to let it go. You have to be brutal.
For a gut punch of nostalgia, consider that Saturday morning cartoons are now largely a thing of the past.
My gut feeling about sequels is that they should be premeditated: You should try to write a trilogy first or at least sketch out a trilogy if you have any faith in your film.
My worst thing that I have is that I think too much. And so it’s better to go with your gut and do your best and trust the creators and the director that you have there and go scene to scene.
I know a lot of people who jumped into a record label right away, dropped an album, and then nothing happened for them. Build your fan base first, and follow your gut.
Life hands us a lot of hard choices, and other people can help us more than we might realize. We often think we should make important decisions using just our own internal resources. What are the pros and cons? What does my gut tell me? But often we have friends and family who know us in ways we don’t know ourselves.
With a progressive issue, it was always a monkey that was chasing me down. I had a great fear of losing my hearing. In my gut, I always knew that it was going to happen. I was just hoping that it would happen when I was 50 and not when I was 18.