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How’s your brain cell? Here are some proverbs, sayings and quotes about brains.


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A beard signifies lice, not brains.

A big heart is better than a big brain.

A brain is worth little without a tongue.

A brainiac notices everything, an ignoramus comments about everything.
Heinrich Heine

A handful of patience is worth a bushel of brains.

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.

Altogether your private load of microbes weighs roughly three pounds, about the same as your brain.
Bill Bryson
Source: The Body

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
When you work you avoid temptation to do bad things.

An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.

And the worms ate into his brain.
Roger Waters
Source: Pink Floyd lyrics: Hey You

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

Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
Will Cuppy

Ask for advice, and then use your brain.

Beetle brain.
Not too clever

Brain is worth more than brawn.

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
Richard Dawkins

Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.
Jim Mattis

Everyone thinks he has more than his share of brain.

For years and years and years, I thought my brain was the most important organ of my body, until one day I thought, hmm. Look who’s telling me that!
George Carlin

Half a brain is too much for him who says little.

He who deals with a blockhead will need a lot of brains.

How much of my brain tissue has to die before I die?
Steven Pinker
Source: How the Mind Works

I have the brain of a dung beetle. It's full of shit.
Minkukel

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Dr. Seuss

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Stephen Hawking

If the brain sows not corn, it plants thistles.

If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t.
Emerson M. Pugh

If you can be funny, it means you’re intelligent. Your brain is working fast.
Amber Valletta

Is happiness just chemicals flowing through your brain or something more?
(unknown author)

It doesn't take many brain cells to be stupid.
Minkukel

It rots the sense in the head!
It kills imagination dead!
It clogs and clutters up the mind!
It makes a child so dull and blind
he can no longer understand
a fantasy, a fairyland!
His brain becomes as soft as cheese!
His powers of thinking rust and freeze!
He cannot think--he only sees!
Roald Dahl
Source: Poem: Television

It takes only very few brain cells to be stupid.
Minkukel

It's a miracle that brainless people can talk.
Minkukel

Just found out what 'sublimation' means ... it happens to my brain all the time.
Minkukel

Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery.

Long on hair, short on brains.

Long whiskers cannot take the place of brains.

Many complain of their looks, but none of their brains.

Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.
Danica Mckellar

Money spent on brain is never spent in vain.

My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain. My brain is going to rot.
Richard Dawkins

People are so brainwashed by the rules that they don't know what really matters.
Mick Jagger

Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
Diane Ackerman

Rack your brains.
Try hard to remembers something or to figure something out.

Remember to turn everything off once a week including your brain and walk somewhere quiet.
(unknown author)

Some people should come with a 'brains not included' sticker.
Laurel Clive

The brain is my second-favorite organ.
Woody Allen

The brain is not in the pocket, but in the head.

The brains of a fox will be of little service if you play with the paw of a lion.

The effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
Douglas Adams
Source: The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy


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