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Thinker Quotes

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Susan Cain
“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.”
Susan Cain

Catherynne M. Valente
“And if they thought her aimless, if they thought her a bit mad, let them. It meant they left her alone. Marya was not aimless, anyway. She was thinking.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

Paul Valéry
“Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker.”
Paul Valéry

Anton Chekhov
“He is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.”
Anton Chekhov, Letters Of Anton Chekhov

Pope John Paul II
“Learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.”
Pope John Paul II

“A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Originals cost more than imitations.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Asa Don Brown
“What are the messages that you are entertaining?”
Asa Don Brown

Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
“A great thinker does not necessary have to discover a master idea but has to rediscover and to affirm a true but forgotten, ignored or misunderstood master idea and interpret it in all the diverse aspect of thought not previously done, in a powerful and consistent way, despite surrounding ignorance and opposition.”
Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, Knowledge, Language, Thought and The Civilization of Islam: Essays in Honor of Syed Muhammad Naquib al–Attas

Abhijit Naskar
“When I quit my university, people in my neighborhood quite literally began to gossip about me being insane, while others pitied me as a lost soul. But mark this my friend, it's the lost souls that lay the foundation for a better tomorrow, because those beings are not afraid to be lost, they are not afraid to fail, in the pursuit of something greater, something grander, than to just survive no different than the dogs do on the streets.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to Save Medicine

Steven Magee
“As an author of quotes, I have a high consumption of notepads.”
steven magee

Abhijit Naskar
“I started off as a scientist, but the needs of the society turned me into a reformer.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Vicdansaadet Speaking: No Rest Till The World is Lifted

Abhijit Naskar
“I do not want your blind and rigid loyalty towards my ideas, I want you to explore, I want you to expand, I want you to expand to such an extent that even my ideas become obsolete.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mücadele Muhabbet: Gospel of An Unarmed Soldier

“Sometimes change in our homes has to start with a change in our thinking. There are two main types of people who are unhappy with their homes:

The Overthinkers
You don't love your home, and you are out and see a pretty trinket that you are drawn to. It's not expensive, it makes you happy, and for whatever reason it brings a little meaning to you. You think it's just your style. But you don't buy it because you have no idea what you will do with it. You go home to your empty house and wonder why it's so cold and uninviting. You have empty rooms and empty tables... You should go back out and purchase that little trinket. But you are afraid of making the wrong choice, so you do nothing. You think you're safe because you aren't taking any chances, but the cost of your risklessness is a non-homey home.

The Underthinkers
You don't love your home, and you are out and see a pretty trinket that you are drawn to. It's not expensive, it makes you happy, and for whatever reason it brings a little meaning to you. You think it's just your style. So you buy it. And you come home and cram it onto the coffee table with all of your other meaningful trinkets... But really you should take it back because you have enough trinkets. You are putting all of your time and energy into little trinkets when your walls need to be painted, or maybe your home is actually finished in a way and you are avoiding the next thing you are meant to be doing. You think it's not a big deal because it was just a few dollars and you can sell it at your next yard sale. In five years, you realize you have a part-time job purchasing trinkets and then selling them for a fraction of the price at yard sales that you don't feel like having.”
Myquillyn Smith

Steven Magee
“Disability in my forties turned me into a thinker.”
Steven Magee

Abhijit Naskar
“A long time ago, when I first went up on stage to deliver a talk in front of some pretty influential people, my father asked me after the event, "weren't you afraid to speak in front of all those bigshots", to which I replied, "are you ever afraid to speak in front of me - then how can I be afraid of speaking in front of them, when I consider them all my children".”
Abhijit Naskar, No Foreigner Only Family

“The thinker must think.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The time for the thinker is now.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The time for the thinker has come.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Nothing is impossible, but still don't run to catch a mirage.”
Ankit Samrat

Abhijit Naskar
“I cannot write from within the pathetic boundaries of any one culture or any one language, for it'd be like asking the wind to blow in just one country.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Criss Jami
“The sincere and serious thinker who thinks first and then sets out on his journey of learning, who then explores deeply and historically the sea of thought and the land of reason, is nevertheless bound to discover that many of his best discoveries have long been discovered.”
Criss Jami

Aiyaz Uddin
“If you want to free something in this world is to first free your mind from the perceived notion and perception of reality and then strive towards the truth and reality.”
Aiyaz Uddin

W. Timothy Gallwey
“We will become better learners and more independent thinkers.”
W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

“You are in charge of how much space a thought takes up in your life. Take the time to carefully consider what you let be a part of your being and your spirit.”
Cleo Wade, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life

Florence Scovel Shinn
“The Master Thinker is an artist and is careful to paint only the divine designs upon the canvas of his mind; and he paints these pictures with masterly strokes of power and decision, having perfect faith that there is no power to mar their perfection and that they shall manifest in his life the ideal made real.”
Shinn, Florence Scovel

“The thinker must think for the grace that has bestows upon his/her spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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