Quotes About Ideas

Quotes tagged as "ideas" (showing 121-150 of 777)
Phoebe Stone
“A great idea should always be left to steep like loose tea leaves in a teapot for a while to make sure that the tea will be strong enough and that the idea truly is a great one.”
Phoebe Stone, The Romeo And Juliet Code

Aldous Huxley
“It must be something voluntary, something self induced - like getting drunk, or talking yourself into believing some piece of foolishness because it happens to be in the Scriptures. And then look at their idea of what's normal. Believe it or not, a normal human being is one who can have an orgasm and is adjusted to society. It's unimaginable! No question about what you do with your orgasms. No question about the quality of your feelings and thoughts and perceptions. And then what about the society you're supposed to be adjusted to? Is it a mad society or a sane one? And even if it's pretty sane, is it right that anybody should be completely adjusted to it?”
Aldous Huxley, Island

Jonah Lehrer
“Just because an idea is true doesn't mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn't mean it's true.”
Jonah Lehrer

Criss Jami
“It always seems as though the definition of love will remain debatable by an opinionated world.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

“We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”
Maxwell Maltz

Jarod Kintz
“My face and body are not my essence. My actions, ideas, and ideals are the stuff of me. My clone will have my face and body, but he won’t be me.
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

Reif Larsen
“A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.”
Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Paul Graham
“At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't.”
Paul Graham

John Maynard Keynes
“A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.”
John Maynard Keynes

P.W. Catanese
“Once an idea is out and about, it can't be called back, silenced or erased. You can't contain it, any more than you could put the head of a dandelion back together after the wind has scattered its seeds.”
P.W. Catanese, Happenstance Found
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“Rules are a great way to get ideas. All you have to do is break them.”
Jack Foster, How to Get Ideas

Steve Maraboli
“Stop allowing your outdated ideas to hinder your progress. How would your life be different if you became open to new information that can refine, improve, enhance your way of thinking, and empower your way of living?”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Toba Beta
“At beyond continent of reality,
there are oceans of ideas.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Edmund S. Morgan
“The only way to make a library safe is to lock people out of it. As long as they are allowed to read the books 'any old time they have a mind to,' libraries will remain the nurseries of heresy and independence of thought. They will, in fact, preserve that freedom which is a far more important part of our lives than any ideology or orthodoxy, the freedom that dissolves orthodoxies and inspires solutions to the ever-changing challenges of the future. I hope that your library and mine will continue in this way to be dangerous for many years to come.”
Edmund S. Morgan, American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America

Kevin Kelly
“...the proper response to a lousy idea is not to stop thinking. It is to come up with a better idea.”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants

Primadonna Angela
“It's not how great the ideas are. It's about how you write them, to make them great.”
Primadonna Angela

Leviak B. Kelly
“They talk about human rights until the rights include things they personally do not like as alternatives. There needs to be Frank discussions. And Shirley can join too because the pun works. The ideas of human beings of all demeanor and venues are at stake here.”
Leviak B. Kelly, Religion: The Ultimate STD: Living a Spiritual Life without Dogmatics or Cultural Destruction

Stephen Richards
“When an idea takes hold, nothing can stop it!”
Stephen Richards

Danny Elfman
“It often feels like a tremendous amount of work is required to get an idea moving forward, like pushing a train uphill. But at a certain point, the thing takes on its own momentum, and takes unexpected turns. So it's that feeling of holding on, rather than pushing it, that is the most exciting thing. It's that need to occasionally bounce off the walls, letting anything happen for any reason, and having nothing to guide you that is the joy.”
Danny Elfman

“Ideas do not have to be correct in order to be good; its only necessary that, if they do fail, they do so in an interesting way. ”
Robert Rosen

Bernard Beckett
“Sometimes, even the very best course of action fails.”
Bernard Beckett, Genesis

Ambeth R. Ocampo
“Rizal learned the right ideas at the wrong time, and for this he was shot.”
Ambeth R. Ocampo, Rizal without the Overcoat

Lionel Suggs
“Ideas that don't even exist have the power to destroy the world.”
Lionel Suggs

“The ideas are louder when there are fewer of them.”
David C. Day

Jarod Kintz
“I don’t want to adopt your ideas, I want to give birth to them.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

“A thousand years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, they knew the Earth was flat. Fifteen minutes ago, you knew we humans were alone on it. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.”
Tommy Lee Jones

Hugh MacLeod
Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

William James
“So you see that the process of education, taken in a large way, may be described as nothing but the process of acquiring ideas or conceptions, the best educated mind being the mind which has the largest stock of them, ready to meet the largest possible variety of the emergencies of life. The lack of education means only the failure to have acquired them, and the consequent liability to be 'floored' and 'rattled' in the vicissitudes of experience.”
William James

He was of the opinion... that his ideas were generally misunderstood and distorted even by those who professed to be his disciples. He doubted he would be better understood in the future. He once said he felt as though he were writing for people who would think in a different way, breathe a different air of life, from that of present-day men.

{Von Wright on his tutor, the great philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein}”
Georg Henrik von Wright

“If I ever conceive any original idea, it will be because I have been abnormally prone to confuse ideas ... and I have thus found remote analogies and relations which others have not considered! Others rarely make these confusions, and proceed by precise analysis.”
Kenneth J.W. Craik

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