Idea Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Idea

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Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.
~By Stephen Leacock ~


I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers.
~By Elaine Paige ~


Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
~By Bruce Lee ~


And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into.
~By Dave Brubeck ~


An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
~By Sacha Guitry ~


To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.
~By Jean Rostand ~


I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece.
~By Georges Bizet ~


Although I never publicly defended promiscuity, I never publicly attacked it. I attempted to avoid the subject, in part because I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold.
~By Andrew Sullivan ~


You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
~By Evita Peron ~


Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
~By Ali Hoseini Khamenei ~


The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
~By Jules Renard ~


I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church.
~By Frank McCourt ~


Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


God help us from those who believe that they are the sole possessors of truth. How we manage at times to agree willingly to become prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs and ideas on which we can never be flexible.
~By King Hussein I ~


The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on.
~By Anna Howard Shaw ~


In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left.
~By John Podesta ~


So the first season about halfway through he just sort of put us together and then broke us up all within one episode. One of the ideas is to have us do that once a year - to have everything blow up in our faces and not work out.
~By Sarah Chalke ~


When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.
~By Douglas Haig ~


The Committee supports the idea that there should be, within the University of California, a campus which puts particular emphasis on the education of undergraduates within the framework of a College system.
~By Abraham Robinson ~


Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeare's world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend - someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


Usually, if you have a new idea, you very rarely break through to anything like recognizable development or implementation of that idea the first time around - it takes two or three goes for the research community to return to the topic.
~By Martin Fleischmann ~


We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
~By Tim Berners Lee ~


We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope.
~By Rick Perry ~


Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
~By Anita Diament ~


It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


Your idea of that dish has evolved, and if you're a cook, you can start thinking in different ways about it, maybe even a different way than I think about it.
~By Thomas Keller ~


Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred.
~By Daniel De Leon ~


Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


They're trying to beat out this movie, the Ring, which is a similar idea. Our movie is about a website you visit and die in three days. Their movie is about a videotape you watch - and die in three days.
~By Stephen Dorff ~


I thought I had swell ideas, and wonderful musicians, but the hell of it, no one else did.
~By Glenn Miller ~


Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.
~By Horst Koehler ~


I wanted more in depth ideas about the character and it never came.
~By Nicholas Lea ~


These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.
~By Elvis Costello ~


The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become.
~By James Lane Allen ~


The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering the world and witnessing great events, having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders, appealed to me greatly. It was a very glamorous life in those days.
~By Alan Cranston ~


By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
~By Albert Ellis ~


These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.
~By Giorgio Vasari ~


I had an idea in the beginning to do a book about some of the events that I had covered, just various stories that I've covered. Reporters spend a lot of time telling each other tales about how they covered stories, and that's what this book started out to be.
~By Bob Schieffer ~


I have reached the point where I know that as long as I sit down to write, the ideas will come. What they will be, I don't know.
~By Robert B. Parker ~


A refuge is supposed to prevent what? The genes from flowing out of sight? This refuge idea won't stop insects from moving across boundaries. That's absurd.
~By Jeremy Rifkin ~


I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.
~By George A. Romero ~


But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that his ideals are only his ideals, frees him from their domination. He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals.
~By John Buchanan Robinson ~


The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word.
~By Dennis Potter ~


The second thing for me, probably a few clicks down, is the idea that The Sims smoothly age and have different concerns and motivations and needs at different age ranges.
~By Will Wright ~


I had no idea this thing was televised. Boy, is my face red.
~By David Letterman ~


Each social formation, through each of its material activities, exerts its influence upon the civic whole; and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
~By Patrick Geddes ~


Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
~By Richard Le Gallienne ~


Most people didn't have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever.
~By Todd Rundgren ~


Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay, is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
~By Arthur Keith ~


The internet has become such a great tool not just for chefs but for everyone. The net has given everyone the tools to see and almost experience new and different ideas.
~By Graham Kerr ~


He was driven by the idea that when Milosevic grabs a part of Bosnia, Croatia should get a piece of it, too.
~By Stjepan Mesic ~


I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you - mentally, physically, and spiritually.
~By Robert Mondavi ~


We're all so clogged with dead ideas passed from generation to generation that even the best of us don't know the way out.
~By Peter Weiss ~


At home we're the hosts, and I never liked the idea of being embarrased in front of our friends.
~By Knute Rockne ~


I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive ideas of mankind and socialism, and not by selfish personal interests - let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means.
~By Janos Kadar ~


I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security.
~By David Cameron ~


Beware of people carrying ideas. Beware of ideas carrying people.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
~By Donatella Versace ~


The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
~By Albert Bushnell Hart ~


I put those people in place. I trusted them. I had no idea they would do anything like this.
~By Bernie Ebbers ~


Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them.
~By Alan Perlis ~


I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
~By E. M. Forster ~


I liked that idea. Someone who's trying to perform herself and not succeeding.
~By Maggie Gyllenhaal ~


And to me, I had come out of Texas, and during that time was when I realized that a lot of people in Nashville, their idea of what country music was was not the same as mine.
~By Lee Ann Womack ~


I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie. I never had fun in one of them.
~By Armand Assante ~


The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
~By Carroll Quigley ~


Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.
~By Arthur Cayley ~


Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
~By Henry Fuseli ~


My guess is there are more women in the TV industry then there are on Wall Street. But it's that same idea of having to play in a man's world and finding that balance without being always stereotyped as a bitch.
~By Charlotte Ross ~


I often find that having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else. Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea.
~By Jasper Johns ~


You don't run for public office unless you have a specific vision. You are driven by ideas and a vision.
~By Julie Nixon Eisenhower ~


I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey and he has no idea where he's taking us.
~By John Hewson ~


I've always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America.
~By Leah Ward Sears ~


Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


There was an idea of accepting everyone; there was no sense of exclusion.
~By Bill Pullman ~


Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.
~By Thomas de Quincey ~


It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.
~By A. E. van Vogt ~


Eventually I lost the idea that I could have a career. I thought I was too old.
~By Dixie Carter ~


Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~By Helen Keller ~


I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or "convulsive" beauty - beauty in the service of liberty.
~By Jeff Vandermeer ~


When you have an idea for a story, you want those characters to reach as many people as you can. I think you normally think of prose as a way of doing that. It fits our time, the culture.
~By Robert Morgan ~


It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity.
~By George Boole ~


Maybe 'Can't Stop Feeling' and 'Turn It On' we'll just release as singles. It's a thing The Beatles used to do which I really loved, the idea of releasing something as a single completely on its own.
~By Alex Kapranos ~


To give you an idea what it feels like to be going in with some of the best baseball players of all-time, I mean it is fantastic. I have to say this about them, there are so many of these guys up here that were my role models, people I looked up to, people I wanted to be like.
~By Dave Winfield ~


They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things.
~By Constantin Brancusi ~


Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


You can't be idealistic in this world and not be crazy.
~By John Zorn ~


I never take ideas from the headlines. I feel that if a story is good enough, a real story that is, then it's already been covered by the media, and if it's not good enough, why would I want to bother with it?
~By Evan Hunter ~


The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
~By Richard Adams ~


So ultimately, it's idealistic to think that artists are able to step away from the power of the media and the way it controls things, and go on doing their own things.
~By Thom Yorke ~


The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief.
~By Dick Morris ~

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