Ideas Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ideas" (showing 121-150 of 1,081)
Roman Payne
“People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris.”
Roman Payne, Crepuscule

Edward Abbey
“Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.”
Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

Napoleon Hill
“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”
Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

Aaron Swartz
“I think deeply about things and want others to do likewise. I work for ideas and learn from people. I don’t like excluding people. I’m a perfectionist, but I won’t let that get in the way of publication. Except for education and entertainment, I’m not going to waste my time on things that won’t have an impact. I try to be friends with everyone, but I hate it when you don’t take me seriously. I don’t hold grudges, it’s not productive, but I learn from my experience. I want to make the world a better place.”
Aaron Swartz

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

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

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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T.F. Hodge
“If the thought inspires you, and it feels good and is yours, alone, to exercise. So get right on it!”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“Rules are a great way to get ideas. All you have to do is break them.”
Jack Foster, How to Get Ideas

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

Alfred North Whitehead
“The ideas of Freud were popularized by people who only imperfectly understood them, who were incapable of the great effort required to grasp them in their relationship to larger truths, and who therefore assigned to them a prominence out of all proportion to their true importance.”
Alfred North Whitehead

Victor Hugo
On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées.

(One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.)”
Victor Hugo, History of a Crime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Alexandra Katehakis
“Observe the rhythm of passers-by on the street, at work, everywhere. Summon loving acceptance and let their tempos move you emotionally and corporeally. Try to assimilate new ideas by trying out the rhythms of those you encounter.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

“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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