Idea Quotes And Sayings

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I don't much believe in the idea of characters. I write with words, that is all. Whether those words are put in the mouth of this or that character does not matter to me.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an Ideal.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


I had no idea what to expect when we did Ladies' Night. I didn't think it was going to get nominated for a Grammy. I didn't know that we would have to perform on the MTV Awards show.
~By Angie Martinez ~


It's easy to idealize someone that you don't know.
~By Craig Bruce ~


In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


The Australian tour was good for us; it was ideal preparation for us.
~By Sachin Tendulkar ~


Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
~By Remy de Gourmont ~


The bottom line is, winter navigation on the Seaway is a bad idea.
~By John M. McHugh ~


I think it's even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses.
~By Anthony Michael Hall ~


I'm not talking ideas, or even presentation. It's like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player - like your skin or your heart.
~By Keith Jarrett ~


Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
~By H. G. Wells ~


Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
~By David Antin ~


When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


Women! I have no idea. I don't know anything about women at all. They're a complete mystery to me.
~By Bryan Ferry ~


If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.
~By Rollo May ~


America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
~By Steve Buyer ~


I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
~By Jackie Collins ~


Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
~By Bill Moyers ~


A lot of the things that we've been able to do in the last several years were Democratic ideas, including the structure for this new director of national intelligence.
~By Jane Harman ~


No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens, and they have been well imitated.
~By Robert Fortune ~


The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.
~By Dorothy Thompson ~


These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with.
~By Rob Morrow ~


The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings.
~By Ikue Mori ~


I have a rough idea when I walk into a studio though.
~By Tom Jenkinson ~


In fact, I had the idea because of Peter Falk. I saw my dad watching a Peter Falk movie and something clicked in my head. I gotta go make a movie for Peter Falk and me.
~By Paul Reiser ~


Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


What We want is to make it possible for our unfortunate people to live a life of industry for it is by steady work alone that we hope for our physical and moral rehabilitation. For this reason above all we have undertaken to rally our people around our ideal.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


I think it's hard to write about children and to have an idea of innocence.
~By Donna Tartt ~


You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
~By Victor Hugo ~


From the beginning, when I first got an idea for a story and wondered if I could write it, it has always been the story that has driven me.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


Well, gauge theory is very fundamental to our understanding of physical forces these days. But they are also dependent on a mathematical idea, which has been around for longer than gauge theory has.
~By Roger Penrose ~


I have no idea why one of our most original filmmakers would want to spend two years of his life translating someone else's movie from Spanish into English. And it wasn't such a good film in Spanish, either.
~By Joel Siegel ~


I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn't think of it as being tough and things like that.
~By Billy Eckstine ~


It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public.
~By Maya Lin ~


Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
~By Gloria Steinem ~


I believe people who are looking for a fresh idea and spirit have received Danielson. The conservative Christian press have been quite mean to us, but the mainstream "secular" press has been very, very nice.
~By Daniel Smith ~


I write when I have to; I write when the song is done and I deal with the idea and I just go with it and I'll become what that song is all about until I have finished it. And when you do that, it makes the song more visual, it makes it more personal.
~By Kerry King ~


To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways.
~By Maxine Hong Kingston ~


I get very driven by certain themes and ideas.
~By Alex Winter ~


I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself.
~By Anita Hill ~


I must say the idea of a United Africa was nonsense.
~By C. L. R. James ~


We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.
~By Dawn French ~


And I liked that whole idea that energy comes from not disseminating your ideas and talking about them.
~By Cameron Crowe ~


As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice.
~By Christy Turlington ~


Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.
~By Robert Byrd ~


The theater of the mind is impossible to compete with, and I like the idea that with a few suggestions, each reader forms in his or her own mind what a character or a place looks like.
~By Jerry B. Jenkins ~


None of us condone terrorism in any way, shape, or form, and I believe Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that was, is, and remains a threat to peace in the Mideast, and must be dismantled and disarmed.
~By John Conyers ~


Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
~By George Eliot ~


Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
~By Karl Kraus ~


Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
~By Andre Malraux ~


Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


We know the ideal isn't where the action is.
~By Joseph Epstein ~


My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
~By Camille Paglia ~


To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
~By Emma Goldman ~


I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.
~By Alec Baldwin ~


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 ~


People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me.
~By George W. Bush ~


The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.
~By Ethel Barrymore ~


Our original idea was to help three or four hundred candidates in the first election run for the Ohio State legislature and the California legislature around the country.
~By Pete du Pont ~


You have to work with the ideas and give them a little push.
~By Lou Gramm ~


At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.
~By Bill Gates ~


Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.
~By Andrew Cohen ~


I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else's, but I find that other people's imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me.
~By Margaret Mahy ~


We manage to bounce ideas off one another. Every band fights, but at the end of the day, we're very positive about the way we fight. At least we come out with a result.
~By Keith Emerson ~


You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
~By Susie Bright ~


My ideal day would be to get a good work out in, listen to music, talk to my family and friends on the phone, read and go to a good movie.
~By Steve Nash ~


Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
~By Miriam Beard ~


Suffering is part of the divine idea.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look.
~By Conrad Bums ~


Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
~By Paul Valery ~


Its limitations are those of the physical universe: it won't let you play with some really wild ideas that aren't possible, but are fun to speculate about.
~By Stanley Schmidt ~


A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.
~By Jane Smiley ~


I always start from scratch with a character - they're never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like, and I'm a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people.
~By Amanda Burton ~


For a solo work I need a definite idea. For the present I have none.
~By Alfred Schnittke ~


At least for me personally, I've always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I'm speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience.
~By Katie Couric ~


I always feel more comfortable in chaotic surroundings. I don't know why that is. I think order is dull. There is something about this kind of desire for order, particularly in Anglo Saxon cultures, that drive out this ability for the streets to become a really exotic, amorphous, chaotic, organic place where ideas can, basically, develop.
~By Malcolm Mclaren ~


And I like the idea of change. Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it's there like a piece of furniture.
~By Minoru Yamasaki ~


I do want to write about Jane Whitefield again, but only when I have a good enough idea - something I've figured out about her that's news and that's worth a reader's time.
~By Thomas Perry ~


The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
~By Karl Marx ~


I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don't think of suicide as an option, but as fun. It's an interesting idea that you can control how you go. It's this thing that's looming, and you can control it.
~By Ryan Gosling ~


China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.
~By Virginia Foxx ~


The hardest part is developing the idea, and that can take years.
~By Eric Carle ~


When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression.
~By Casey Affleck ~


No ideas and the ability to express them - that's a journalist.
~By Karl Kraus ~


All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
~By Brian Tracy ~


I mean I think children love the idea that there are different viewpoints and different words for things and different worlds. And the more that they pretend to be other people, the harder it is for them to hate them and misunderstand them when they grow up.
~By Samuel West ~


The idea that every time you do a film you're supposed to be tortured confuses me. I mean, guys who say, 'Oh, it's really tough, my character is really suffering' -come on. For us, even in the rotten ones we've had a good time. I don't think you have to suffer.
~By George Clooney ~


You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.
~By William Hurt ~


What we have to do is reinvent the idea of Europe.
~By Peter Mandelson ~


The Yale group was doing the Harold. So by our senior year we were trying to do the Harold. Again, we had no idea what we were doing. We had one guy in the group who was pretty experimental; he would kind of push us to do weird things. It was really fun, a great experience.
~By Rachel Dratch ~


But the whole idea of the transformation... mystery, transformation, and manipulations - those were the things that Marcel was a magician at. That's his magic.
~By Robert Barnes ~


A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down.
~By Georgia O'Keeffe ~


All these directors, and I would include the Coen brothers and Quentin, have a very unique vision of what they want. They listen to ideas and make people feel like everyone is making the film.
~By Steve Buscemi ~


Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
~By Paul Rand ~

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