Ideas Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ideas

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The Tube is a vehicle for selling things, not for exploring ideas.
~By Phil Donahue ~


The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


I mean, just because you're a musician doesn't mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.
~By Jerry Garcia ~


But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


One should be willing to throw away a dozen ideas to come up with a good one, just as one should throw away a dozen words to come up with the right one.
~By James Gunn ~


I really want to have actors contribute their own ideas, with phrasings and ideas on all levels.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
~By John Locke ~


We finally found out the technique of separating and getting information about where every train would be at any moment. Of course, I went over budget many times, because - as you go along - some things improved, and you get better ideas.
~By John Hench ~


Great actors try to dismiss all ideas from their conscious mind in order to provide an experience that is real.
~By Mark Rylance ~


Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


The cooperation of the two retina in one field of vision, whatever is its cause, must rather be the source of all the ideas to which single or double vision may give rise.
~By Johannes P. Muller ~


I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from. Often they come from clients. Account executives often have big creative ideas, regardless of what some writers think.
~By Leo Burnett ~


A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.
~By Norman Cousins ~


Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future.
~By H. R. Giger ~


Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
~By Louis Aragon ~


When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I'd generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they'd turn into novels. I was biased toward music.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


That's double-edged: it's amazing that they're bringing me in and showing people new ideas, and at the same time it's a little hard because seventy percent of the time or even higher I'm not going to get those roles.
~By Rachel True ~


The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
~By Tommy Smothers ~


Well, user feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent ideas.
~By Shawn Fanning ~


I have my ideas, I have my music and I also just enjoy showing off, so that's a big part of it. Also, I like to get up onstage and behave insanely or express myself physically, and the band can get pretty silly.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


Ideas are the building blocks of ideas.
~By Jason Zebehazy ~


The history of mankind is the history of ideas.
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


Today, our economy is about an economy of ideas.
~By Patrick J. Kennedy ~


It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community and becomes their champion, which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky enough to be selected for. Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.
~By Adam Rickitt ~


There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run.
~By Howard Dean ~


We wanted to be as expansive as possible to make sure we didn't preclude some good ideas.
~By John Poindexter ~


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 ~


A large fraction of the most interesting scientists have read a lot of SF at one time or another, either early enough that it may have played a part in their becoming scientists or at some later date just because they liked the ideas.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


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 ~


The ideas keep going, you have the material, you cut because there's a limit to the space allowed to you. And the space is limited because of some other constraints that have to do with money or printing or whatever.
~By Ted Nelson ~


I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas.
~By Barbara Amiel ~


My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do.
~By John Astin ~


The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
~By William James ~


People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
~By Bob Dylan ~


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


A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
~By Norman Cousins ~


Neophyte writers tend to believe that there is something magical about ideas and that if they can just get a hold of a good one, then their futures are ensured.
~By Lynn Abbey ~


There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.
~By David Hume ~


Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


You know, it takes a while to get used to - it's a whole group of people with all these ideas and after you sort of navigate your way through the first few episodes it becomes collaborative and creative.
~By Josh Duhamel ~


To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.
~By Leo Burnett ~


A major fault, for example, is the fact that, along with the materialist principle, Darwin introduced into his theory of evolution reactionary Malthusian ideas.
~By Trofim Lysenko ~


So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
~By Nicolaus Copernicus ~


Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


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 ~


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


Globalization was a deep trend pushed by technology and right ideas, as much as anything else.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


A good artist has less time than ideas.
~By Martin Kippenberger ~


It was a turning point in the sense that as a scene, we can up with a lot of new ideas.
~By Arto Lindsay ~


Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible.
~By Ajay Devgan ~


Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
~By Guy Debord ~


I had a lot of different thoughts and ideas and always to transform, but I'm trying certain things that I feel my heart is really going for and that was one of the things that I initiated a few months ago.
~By Steffi Graf ~


To find a script that works with provocative ideas is hard to find.
~By John McTiernan ~


Ray is very secretive about his ideas - why not, the times that the Kinks have been ripped off, especially in the early years, it makes you a little bit cautious about telling anybody what you're doing. And that's understandable.
~By Dave Davies ~


Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
~By Remy de Gourmont ~


The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
~By George Santayana ~


The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
~By Eric Brown ~


Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.
~By Robert Bork ~


It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.
~By Tucker Carlson ~


Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


Ideas are all around me. If I wasn't interested in them myself, I don't think anyone else would be either.
~By Jackie Collins ~


The idea led me into the research, which continues to give me more ideas for the story.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


Only the ideas that we really live have any value.
~By Hermann Hesse ~


Alan was always interested in politics in a major way. He actually believes that anarchy is a politically viable system, but I don't. I was always interested in putting forward the ideas that represented my viewpoint. I feel the same about anything I'm doing.
~By David Lloyd ~


Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
~By Eugene Field ~


We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus. I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group. I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm, and in it went.
~By Terry Gilliam ~


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 ~


You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


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


I believe in a kind of fidelity to your own early ideas; it's a kind of antagonism in me to prevailing fads.
~By Grace Paley ~


I tend to arrive in the rehearsal process with very strongly developed ideas about what I want to do. But I don't like those ideas to be things that are not subject to change, or subject to development, or subject to challenge.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes control over other people's lives; and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult.
~By Richard Stallman ~


Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
~By Jim Rohn ~


It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
~By Thomas Mann ~


One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas.
~By Robert Byrne ~


I grew up in a very literate, very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way.
~By Lucinda Williams ~


I fancy that no good ideas upon that campaign will be mentioned at any time that did not receive their share of consideration by General Lee.
~By James Longstreet ~


So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.
~By Dorthea Brande ~


The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that just stops you when you have ideas like combining The Red Desert with an armored car heist movie.
~By Steven Soderbergh ~


We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
~By Mary McLeod Bethune ~


Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
~By Milton Friedman ~


We can't live any more in a world which is based on stuff and not ideas. If you want to live with the world of stuff, we're all doomed.
~By Dean Kamen ~


Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


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


The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas.
~By Leonard Peikoff ~


It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor.
~By Edward E. Barnard ~


I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches.
~By Douglas Wood ~


It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
~By Kevin J. Anderson ~


The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
~By Lady Bird Johnson ~


Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.
~By Harvey S. Firestone ~


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


In the long run, much public opinion is made in the universities; ideas generated there filter down through the teaching profession and the students into the general public.
~By B. Carroll Reece ~


The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


I will commit myself to making this state an even greater place to live, work and raise a family. I intend to reach out from border to border to hear first-hand from our citizens about their thoughts, concerns and ideas for our state.
~By Dave Heineman ~


I normally keep a series of draft in a catalogue type of book in which I scribble, sketch and draw ideas.
~By Jonathan Shapiro ~


Some of us have great original ideas and some of us depend on adaptations.
~By Frank Darabont ~


No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
~By Robin Williams ~

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