Ideas Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ideas

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If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
~By Hubert H. Humphrey ~


Jack and I usually get together and sit around in the afternoons and start throwing ideas around.
~By Johnny Rivers ~


I don't actually sit down and write, but I just have a lot of different ideas about films and making movies.
~By Obie Trice ~


Great ideas originate in the muscles.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


Until we perceive the meaning of our past, we remain the mere carriers of ideas, like the Nomads.
~By Stephen Gardiner ~


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 ~


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


I'll know when the ideas aren't fresh anymore. And I'll know when writing doesn't give me a thrill anymore.
~By Brian Lumley ~


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


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


Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
~By Karl Marx ~


I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I'm not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing.
~By Jonathan Coe ~


There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there... watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years... Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line.
~By Bruce Campbell ~


Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.
~By Mark Van Doren ~


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 ~


The enmity of such a party towards Socialism does not mean that the members are only prejudiced against it because they do not know it; it means that they are possessed of bourgeois ideas, and wish to determine their policy accordingly.
~By Karl Radek ~


I have the instruments, ideas, technology, computer techniques. We try to create or see something, which has not been known before - just to discover something together. This is always my dream.
~By Lennart Nilsson ~


I'm always there at home thinking of Wallace and Gromit ideas.
~By Nick Park ~


Once we start collecting, the more you have, the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from responding to the present and taking on new ideas what the artists are doing now.
~By David Elliott ~


Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


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 ~


One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas.
~By Jose Marti ~


The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.
~By Henry Hazlitt ~


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 ~


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


In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education.
~By Russell Means ~


So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


In the globalized world that is ours, maybe we are moving towards a global village, but that global village brings in a lot of different people, a lot of different ideas, lots of different backgrounds, lots of different aspirations.
~By Lakhdar Brahimi ~


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 ~


If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
~By Harvey S. Firestone ~


Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


As far as the mechanics go, working with other people on received ideas was for me a very interesting technical problem. I can't say that any of my collaborations engaged my heart, but they engaged the craftsman in me.
~By Robert Sheckley ~


The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
~By Alfred Whitney Griswold ~


What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born.
~By Jean Genet ~


Even when I'm not directing, that doesn't stop Owen from having ideas for what I should be doing.
~By Ben Stiller ~


I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
~By John Cage ~


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 ~


But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape.
~By Henry Morton Stanley ~


When you're an actor, actually, you shouldn't come up with too many ideas.
~By Jean-Louis Trintignant ~


What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever.
~By Seth Godin ~


The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
~By Dale Carnegie ~


Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity.
~By Thomas John Watson, Sr. ~


We don't want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want.
~By Laura Ashley ~


To begin with, you must realize that any idea accepted by the brain is automatically transformed into an action of some sort. It may take seconds or minutes or longer - but ideas always produce a reaction of some sort.
~By Scott Reed ~


The most important political task facing the out-of-power party - the Democrats for now - is creating a villain to run against. It's certainly easier than developing some grand new ideas or policies on which to campaign.
~By Pat Sajak ~


A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
~By G. H. Hardy ~


If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.
~By James Collins ~


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


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


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 ~


The dance world is too small in lots of ways - it's too intense, it rattles around itself, and it needs exposing to other ideas.
~By Siobhan Davies ~


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 ~


Never the less, at the age of fifteen, having never seen a writer, a poet, a publisher or a magazine editor, and having only the vaguest ideas of procedure, I began working on the profession I had chosen.
~By Robert E. Howard ~


I think that many of my ideas are correct, but I'll bet you, before my death other discoveries will be made that will prompt me to alter various ideas I have about human evolution.
~By Donald Johanson ~


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 ~


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


Our funding is based on our support of ideas like limited government, individual rights and a strong defense.
~By Richard Scaife ~


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


You're trying to find new ideas in people. I always think to myself, what question I am least comfortable asking the person? And then I make sure I ask it early in the interview.
~By Chuck Klosterman ~


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 ~


Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.
~By Johannes Brahms ~


Labor gives birth to ideas.
~By Jim Rohn ~


To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter.
~By Fredrik Bajer ~


Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas.
~By Hermann Ebbinghaus ~


A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.
~By Francis Wright ~


There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgement, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.
~By Daniel Smith ~


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


Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
~By James M. Baldwin ~


Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts.
~By Mason Cooley ~


The thing about hip-hop is that it's from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized.
~By Russell Simmons ~


I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful.
~By Vincent Gallo ~


It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself.
~By Gottfried Leibniz ~


Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
~By Joan Didion ~


You get ideas from other people all the time.
~By Jared Harris ~


You see a lot of good ideas or well-written scripts that are bad ideas.
~By John McTiernan ~


It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
~By Aristotle ~


Ideas, like large rivers, never have just one source.
~By Willy Ley ~


I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking.
~By Ben Nicholson ~


You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.
~By Sol LeWitt ~


Myself, I don't think you will ever get security in the Mideast until you have what on the surface appears to be fair to both sides. You have to have leaders committed to peace, on both sides. One side can't impose a solution.
~By Bobby R. Inman ~


If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity, we have used them again because they are the eternal symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas.
~By Mark Rothko ~


I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right.
~By Suzy Bogguss ~


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 ~


One of the ideas behind doing this acoustic record is that I didn't want to have to produce it by committee.
~By Robyn Hitchcock ~


We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
~By Max de Pree ~


It's really about living in your head... just looking out at the world, then going back into your head and tossing around a lot of ideas and coming out with something interesting to say.
~By Lucinda Williams ~


Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today.
~By Frederick Soddy ~


We always have a take that's 'one for fun', so once you've got what you need, you can do what you like. Something does occasionally pop out of that tree. I'm always open to ideas.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.
~By Bill Hicks ~


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 ~


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 ~


Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out-of-date.
~By Roger von Oech ~


Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we've had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you're really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have.
~By Steve Ballmer ~


A final proof of our ideas can only be obtained by detailed studies on the alterations produced in the amino acid sequence of a protein by mutations of the type discussed here.
~By Francis Crick ~


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 ~


Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~

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January 26 ,2023
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