Open Mind Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
Terry Pratchett, Diggers

Isaac Asimov
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”
Isaac Asimov

T.E. Lawrence
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

Ashly Lorenzana
“It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don't like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Vera Nazarian
“It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.

Ignorance is our deepest secret.

And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.

Here is a quick test:

If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.

Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.

It will do both of you good.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Michel de Montaigne
“I find I am much prouder of the victory I obtain over myself, when, in the very ardor of dispute, I make myself submit to my adversary’s force of reason, than I am pleased with the victory I obtain over him through his weakness.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

E.B. White
“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.”
E.B. White

Sue Monk Kidd
“Every human being on the face of the earth has a steel plate in his head, but if you lie down now and then and get still as you can, it will slide open like elevator doors, letting in all the secret thoughts that have been standing around so patiently, pushing the button for a ride to the top. The real troubles in life happen when those hidden doors stay closed for too long.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.”
William Feather

Matthew Kelly
“In fact, the more each person can remove his or her ego from the discussion and focus on the subject matter, the more fruitful the conversation will be for all involved.”
Matthew Kelly, The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved

Deborah Day
“Flexibility requires an open mind and a welcoming of new alternatives.”
Deborah Day

Toba Beta
“Mind has door. A password can open it.
That word is stored safely in your heart,
waiting for your willingness to retrieve it.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“It's a persons ego that leads them away. So I should say, let your mind be open to those things that affects your ego. Learn how to accept your mistakes and learn how to understand mistakes of others.”
Jayson Engay

Cameron Conaway
“I’ve learned to fall like the BJJ player, to protect the body through controlling the distribution of force by slapping the mat with hands open. With hands open. Hands open. Open. O Pen.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Sheri   Fink
“Always be open to inspiration. You never know where it may come from. Begin with an open mind, end with an inspired heart.”
Sheri Fink

“We often think that there is just one way to look at things - the way we always have. In fact, there are an infinite number of ways to look at most everything. An open mind allows for a multitude of perspectives from which to choose in any given moment. That suppleness of mind allows for true choice, and opens us to a whole new realm of possibility.”
Jeffrey R. Anderson, The Nature of Things - Navigating Everyday Life with Grace

Alaric Hutchinson
“Be honest. This applies to every area of your life. Sketchiness is not an attractive trait. No more trying to cover up your baggage, sweeping things under the rug, withholding truth, blatant lying, or even telling seemingly ‘harmless’ white lies or half-truths – release the need to lie completely! Start NOW.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“Discussions, debates and even arguments will be fruitful if done with an open mind.”
Haresh Sippy

David Icke
“Nothing is more closed than a closed mind that thinks it’s open and nothing is more manipulated than a manipulated mind that thinks it’s free.”
David Icke, Robots Rebellion

“Human evolution is essentially the progression of information gathering (knowledge) and consciousness, or the advancement in wisdom. A wise person is willing to learn at all stages of life by using their cognitive abilities open-mindedly to examine contradictory beliefs, and rationally meld various schools of thought into a living philosophy, developing over time a logical and systematic method to maintain and evaluate oneself in order to assist a person not merely survive but thrive.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Laini Taylor
“I admit, I prefer an open mind to a closed one.”
Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

“I open my mind to possibilities and close my ears to words of doubt spoken by others.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

John Cage
“When a composer feels a responsibility to make, rather than accept, he eliminates from the area of possibility all events that do not suggest that at that point in time vogue of profundity, for he takes himself seriously, wishes to be considered great, and he thereby diminishes his love and increases his fear and concern about what people will think.”
John Cage, A Year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings

J.R. Rim
“The tourist takes his culture with him. The traveler leaves his behind.”
J.R. Rim

Zakir Malik
“Open the windows wide some more;
For sake of the innovatory thoughtfulness
Close the doors for white-haired ideas;
Encumbered the dark hairs, wholly
From investment of the hybrid thoughts”
Zakir Malik, The Wail Of The Woods

Colleen Houck
“An open mind and a willing heart are the beginning of many a great adventure. Let’s get started.”
Colleen Houck, Tiger's Dream

Ron Baratono
“It’s nice to begin each day with an open mind, but a wonderful, loving fulfillment will come with an open heart, knowing there’s always an angel looking over, each and everyone of us. Amen.”
Ron Baratono

“If we can only accept what we currently believe, we have already reached our full potential.”
Blair Warren

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Zihnin açıksa, gözlerin kapalı da olsa görürsün; zihnin kapalıysa gözlerin açık da olsa görmezsin!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Your imperfections are beautiful. When you open up and tell me about your emotions. When you tell me about your thoughts. Your feelings that are only yours. When you show me your vulnerabilities. When you share your insecurities. Your desires that are only yours. Your eyes light up when you tell me about your dreams. You become more charming, when you show me your flaws. Your imperfections are beautiful.”
Avijeet Das

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