Have you ever experienced a gut feeling? Also called a sixth sense or intuition, people describe their experiences in different ways.
Some people say it’s a sudden flash of insight from deep within. Others get a nagging feeling in their gut, goosebumps on their skin, a sinking sensation inside, butterflies in the stomach, or persistent thoughts about a certain person or thing. That’s for bad omens. For good things, we get a positive vibe that we just made the right decision.
Either way, our recommendation is this: don’t ignore your gut feelings. Read the below quotes to find out why.
Every horror movie teaches you to listen to your gut.
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
Everyone is figuring it out as they go. Don’t let someone else tell you how it is supposed to be, just because they “say” they know better. Be brave enough to make your own messes. – Sama Akbar
You’ve just got to go with your gut feeling. – Matt Nagy
Managers used to say, ‘I have a gut feeling.’ Do you know what a gut feeling is for a professional manager? It’s a pattern that they recognize. But if your system can recognize that pattern, if it’s not just a couple of managers who know that pattern, then the system’s gut feeling can tell you which way to go. That’s really liberating. – Safra A. Catz
Follow reason but don’t ignore that gut feeling. We create reasons with our limited knowledge and experience, but gut feelings often come from universal knowledge. – Debasish Mridha
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. – Jennifer Lopez
Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough. – Robert Heller
Never apologise for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right. – Rachel Wolchin
Your heart and gut are still your best guide. – Naveen Jain
Gut feelings are Guardian Angels.
Following intuition allows decision and action to be made in the same instant. – Maria Erving
You need the right balance between data and gut feeling. – Toto Wolff
Always trust your gut, it knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet.
Creative minds don’t follow rules, they follow will. – Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
Her intuition was her favorite superpower.
I do not feel any obligations toward my lineage, or environment, but an inclination to what feels right. – Natasha Tsakos
You don’t need proof when you have instinct. – Quentin Tarantino
Warren Buffet told me once and he said always follow your gut. When you have that gut feeling you have to go with, don’t go back on it. – LeBron James
Trust your instincts; they tend to see you right. – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
I also realized I was right to trust my instincts. No matter how silly you feel or uncool you look, no matter how small that voice inside you is, that voice telling you something isn’t right: listen to it. [After the incident with guys inviting them to a party where Ari got rapped and Viv had gone home because the party didn’t feel right]. – Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
The dread had not left my soul. – Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I go by my gut feeling. – Gustaf Skarsgard
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. – Jane Lindskold
Learn to hear your inner voice, be led by your heart and never stop giving back – this way you shall always walk the right path and shall never be walking alone. – Aleksej Metelko
If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. Trust your intuition and don’t ask “why”, just say no. – Maria Erving
Keep calm and don’t ignore your Gut Feeling.
Perhaps the most important thing we can ever do in our life is to find a way to our intuition. – Ivan Erenda
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
We don’t know the probabilities of future events. Still, you have to take action, and so you do it on gut feeling. That’s the world we live in. – Robert J. Shiller
Intuition is the eye of the heart.
Have faith in your intuition and listen to your gut feeling. – Ann Cotton
Trusting our instincts is not limited to sports. In every walk of life, regardless of how well trained our instincts are, we will usually do our best by trusting them. Recent brain-scanning technology has shown that the brain unconsciously makes rational decisions, quickly analyzing the data it gets, and reaches a decision sometimes seconds before our conscious minds “think up” that same decision. Actions that feel like random choices or instinctive responses are often logical thought processes using available information carried out in the unconscious mind. Many successful businesspeople say their best decisions are the ones they make using “gut feelings” or instinct. – Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Above All Else
Feelings do not always determine truth, but they can sometimes tell you what is true. – J.R. Rim
Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. – Michael Burke
Never underestimate the power of your instincts. So many times, we make decisions despite that feeling of doubt and uncertainty that just gnaws at your “gut”, only to find we should have gone with our instincts. Call it God, a sixth sense, a”feeling”; if you’ve asked for that “sign” to help you choose the right path, why are you driving right past it? – Liz Faublas
When the universe compels me toward the best path to take, it never leaves me with “maybe,” “should I,” or even “perhaps.” I always know for sure when it’s telling me to proceed – because everything inside me rises up to reverberate “YES!” – Oprah Winfrey, What I Know for Sure
I think your first gut feeling is the correct feeling. – Alia Bhatt
Don’t dismiss any of the thoughts or ideas that come. Your gut is your compass. Others would call this ‘instrument’ heart or intuition. Whatever it is for you, listen to it. Anything it points to is a resource. – Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Gameful Writing: Seven People, Seven Stories, Seven Lessons Learned
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself. – Oprah Winfrey
Opportunity just exists in the air for a few minutes. If you don’t obey your gut feeling right away, you’ve lost your chance. – Ken Hakuta
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. – Barbra Streisand
A tingling in her spine warned her the path that lay ahead was dangerous, but her curiosity placated her, driving her onward against her instincts. – Kayla Krantz, Survive at Midnight
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. – MS Dhoni
I believe instinct’s the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. Unless you’re willing to take the pipe or eat the gun or take a long walk off a short dock, you can’t say no to some things. You can’t refuse to pick up your option because there is no option. – Stephen King, It
People usually think with their brain or go with their heart, but a good place to start is if you have a gut feeling. – Emma Mackey
I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics. – Richard Branson
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. – Jack Canfield
If we meet a hundred people who are all attractive, available, and all have equal characteristics, what the hell is that thing reaching in our stomach that goes, “But that one! That one!” If it’s not love that separates one person from everyone else who’s all the same, then I don’t know what it is. – Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song
Follow reason, but don’t ignore that gut feeling. – Debasish Mridha
There are receptors to these molecules in your immune system, in your gut and in your heart. So when you say, ‘I have a gut feeling’ or ‘my heart is sad’ or ‘I am bursting with joy,’ you’re not speaking metaphorically. You’re speaking literally. – Deepak Chopra
Learn to hear your inner voice, be led by your heart and never stop giving back – this way you shall always walk the right path and shall never be walking alone. – Aleksej Metelko, Intuition Quotes and Reflections: World`s Largest Treasury of Intuition Sayings
Always trust your gut. Your brain can be fooled, your heart is an idiot, but your gut doesn’t know how to lie. – Stephen J Mordue, Lisa Watson, Steph Hunter, How to Thrive in Professional Practice
The more you trust your intuition the more empowered you become, the stronger you become and the happier you become. – Gisele Bundchen
You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind. – Roy T. Bennett
There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
Truth is when your mind and your gut agree. – Shannon Hale
Always, always trust your first instincts. If you genuinely feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is.
Never discredit your gut instinct. You’re not being paranoid. Your body can pick up vibrations, some better than other, and if something deep inside you says something’s not right about a person or situation, trust it and keep it pushing.
You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach? Listen to it. – Sally Kathryn
Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you cannot find answers elsewhere. – Brian Koslov
By the time you’re 18, 19, you know yourself, and you shouldn’t go against your gut feeling, which is a temptation in the first year of university. – Kimberley Nixon
The only person you have to blame is yourself when you could have made a different choice but instead you went against your gut feeling. – Germany Kent
I hate being suspicious about things, but damn that gut feeling is always right.
I go by the gut. I might not appear to have any talent but I’ve got plenty of gut instinct. – Haruki Murakami
In solitude, listen to your heart, for at that moment, it speaks nothing but the truth. – Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover
If your gut feeling is telling you to walk away, it is probably the best decision you could make.
You know that moment when something feels off? It is. Trust your gut.
I tailed off, not sure how to explain how it just felt right in my gut, even if every rational thought was telling me it was wrong… – Bex Band, Three Stripes South
Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. – Dr. Joyce Brothers
If I don’t cry while writing a key emotional scene, my gut feeling is it’s failed. – Jojo Moyes
A woman’s gut instinct is scarily very accurate.
Pay attention to your gut feelings, No matter how good something looks if it doesn’t feel right … walk away.
You don’t know what hangs in the balance if you don’t do this. – Natalie M. Esparza, Spectacle: Discover a Vibrant Life through the Lens of Curiosity
When your sisters or friends have a bad vibe or gut feel about your man, don’t brush it away. There is always something there.