Thought Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Thought

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In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made straight A's and daydreamed a lot.
~By Shelley Duvall ~


I thought to myself, Join the army. It's free. So I figured while I'm here I'll lose a few pounds.
~By John Candy ~


And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death of what you thought your life was, even if you find your life is better after. You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned.
~By Lynn Redgrave ~


I liked getting the best villain award. I thought that was funny.
~By Stephen Dorff ~


Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
~By G. M. Trevelyan ~


Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts.
~By Frederick Wiseman ~


I couldn't kill a chicken, I couldn't kill a cow - I was a vegetarian too at that time - so I thought, well what is there that I could kill? I couldn't kill this and I couldn't kill that.
~By Ellen Burstyn ~


That first year at Universal was a big blur and, naturally, I thought they were wasting me. I didn't realize at the time that I was learning my craft and acting more easily in front of the camera.
~By Kent McCord ~


Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money, I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor, I'd better do some writing.
~By Val Guest ~


Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. You always worry about charlatans. We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought.
~By Charles Bronson ~


I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, 'Well if acting doesn't work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately, the acting worked out.
~By Derek Jacobi ~


The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
~By John Keats ~


For years I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors and vice versa. The difference did not exist. Our company is too big. It goes with the welfare of the country.
~By Charles Erwin Wilson ~


Chevy Chase and Bill Murray - we thought those guys were funny. We love Bill Murray, but we didn't think they were right for Airplane! because it would step on the joke if there was a known comedian.
~By David Zucker ~


I do give a great deal of forethought and zone in on character and all sorts of things like that. Never before have I just stuffed something away in the back cupboard of my brain because it was just such a crazy concept.
~By Greg Kinnear ~


The poor child was the drudge of the household, and was always in the wrong. He was, however, the most bright and discreet of all the brothers; and if he spoke little, he heard and thought the more.
~By Charles Perrault ~


You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate an action into thought.
~By Karl Kraus ~


When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.
~By Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont ~


I don't know if 1300 players could really participate in the selection of a commissioner, and I've never given it a great deal of thought. I think it's a logical point they could make, but it's only an academic one.
~By Pete Rozelle ~


I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.
~By Neil LaBute ~


I put the storyboard down and came back to it like two weeks later and saw that I had written 'Butt-Head' next to the picture, and it kind of made me laugh and I thought, Well, might as well go for every laugh you can get.
~By Mike Judge ~


One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


There was a storyline this year where Taylor lied to Brooke. It was supposed to be set up in a way that I was so outraged by her that I let it stay. I thought that was human, which was great.
~By Hunter Tylo ~


A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


I don't know why people thought I was retiring.
~By Billy Joel ~


We end the show with something that's never been on TV because it was too big for a sketch but we couldn't stretch it out to make a whole episode because it would have been too long, but we always thought it was really good.
~By Kevin McDonald ~


Were I as base as is the lowly plain, And you, my Love, as high as heaven above, Yet should the thoughts of me, your humble swain,.
~By Joshua Sylvester ~


I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going.
~By Jim Valvano ~


For me, being tall was very positive because I thought my mom was the most beautiful person ever.
~By Lisa Leslie ~


I liked the way my character, Shane, was first introduced. You get introduced to her through this sexual action, and I thought that was so cool and just kind of summed up what she enjoys and who she is, to a certain extent. She's a complete sexual being and the great thing is that she doesn't apologize for it. It's just who she is. We rarely see women be able to do that on television.
~By Katherine Moennig ~


You get on the radio by writing your own songs. But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere because we weren't able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear. So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking.
~By Wayne Kramer ~


There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
~By Samuel Butler ~


I don't know about whether I thought I would make it this big.
~By Imran Khan ~


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


I've studied various schools of thought... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times.
~By Cat Stevens ~


Honestly, a lot of people thought that I was on top of the world selling so many millions of records, and that this is the life that everybody would want, but I never got to enjoy any of my success.
~By Vanilla Ice ~


When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.
~By Beck ~


I always hated my mole growing up. I even thought about having it removed. At the time I didn't do it because I thought it would hurt, and now I'm glad I didn't.
~By Niki Taylor ~


That's when I hit the ground. So in the instant that that round landed and blew me in the air, I had those separate and distinct thoughts. The guy who was standing right next to where I had been standing had a hole in his back I could put my fist into.
~By Ed Bradley ~


The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together.
~By Karl Von Clausewitz ~


The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.
~By Ramana Maharshi ~


Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.
~By Joe Davis ~


When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life.
~By Jean-Michel Basquiat ~


I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves, and corporal chastisement such as they endure, must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man.
~By Fanny Kemble ~


Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


I wonder if I ever thought of an ideal reader... I guess when I was in my 20s and in New York and maybe even in my early 30s, I would write for my wife Janice... mainly for my poet friends and my wife, who was very smart about poetry.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
~By Charles R. Swindoll ~


And I used to assemble the family to hear because I thought that they were so good that even from the point of view of enjoyment people shouldn't miss them, and I got every word of his that I could, and I could see by hard argument there was only the one way for it.
~By Ruth Pitter ~


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


How utterly are one's best thoughts invaded by this going out in society.
~By Julia Ward Howe ~


I just want to be told a story, and I want to believe I'm living that story, and I don't give a thought to influences or method or any other writerly concerns.
~By Anne Tyler ~


I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier.
~By Robert Duvall ~


Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
~By Victor Hugo ~


The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.
~By Dee Hock ~


Before, I just spewed whatever it was I thought about everything. I tend to be more contemplative now.
~By Anne Heche ~


Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
~By Richard Dawkins ~


That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
~By Sherwood Anderson ~


I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
~By Douglas Adams ~


All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
~By James Lane Allen ~


The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
~By Sun Tzu ~


The success of Watermark surprised me. I never thought of music as something commercial; it was something very personal to me.
~By Enya ~


I thought I might say something to newsmen that could be turned into a scandal.
~By George Stevens ~


One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material.
~By John Mellencamp ~


For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story. At first, I thought that was silly. But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
~By Roland Joffe ~


I have never directed. But I think I could. I have thought about it. I'm a bit long in the tooth to start.
~By Angela Lansbury ~


I've often reflected on this in the past weeks as I've been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


I have read only the first 'Harry Potter' book. I thought it excellent, perhaps the best thing written for older children since The Hobbit. I wish the books had been around when my kids were the right age for them.
~By Gene Wolfe ~


Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of.
~By Iain Banks ~


I always thought that there was going to be life after baseball, and so I designed that in my life I would have other interests after baseball that I would be able to step into. And I didn't realize the grip that baseball had on me and on my family.
~By Nolan Ryan ~


My thinking was scrambled when Sullivan and I separated. Something happened to me that had never happend before. I couldn't cope. It was heartbreak time. I thought it was the end of the world.
~By Henry Fonda ~


The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
~By William James ~


If there are similarities, it's simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I'd be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more.
~By Brad Bird ~


It's funny, I had dinner with my dear friend John Spencer last night and I'm not in the first episode, but he's at the beginning of it and he was telling me about it and I thought this sounds very hot because I think this is definitely the last year of West Wing.
~By Stockard Channing ~


My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
~By Phyllis Diller ~


He used to have a tent show, a little tent show, and I thought I was going to get a job working one year on the tent show, but he closed it down and I never got to go out there, but anyway, he had a sax and played drums.
~By Earl Scruggs ~


I thought Nixon was getting ganged up on, but when I heard the tapes, I was shocked and terribly saddened.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


The thought in my mind was that I must be a good merchant. If I were a good merchant, the rest would probably take care of itself.
~By James Cash Penney ~


When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German. But my wife didn't want to live in Germany.
~By Juan Manuel Fangio ~


It's not like the original movie where you thought it was the mother committing the murders, but it was actually the son. I don't think it's possible to create the kind of shock today that we created in 1959. And I don't even want to try.
~By Joseph Stefano ~


I would do the occasional score. I thought it was the most thrilling thing. It was instant. You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people. I found it thrilling.
~By Elmer Bernstein ~


And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan.
~By David Bowie ~


Computers have become more friendly, understandable, and lots of years and thought have been put into developing software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
~By Roberta Williams ~


I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures, and thought balloons and word balloons and captions. Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should look like and turn it over to the artist.
~By Harvey Pekar ~


The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.
~By Emile Zola ~


Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way.
~By Tom Brokaw ~


I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don't believe they are as much alive as we are.
~By Ziggy Marley ~


Today 23 years ago dear Grandmama died. I wonder what she would have thought of a Labour Government.
~By King George V ~


Wouldn't it be grand if we thought that theater could have that impact on the political life of a country?
~By Patrick Stewart ~


I never thought to myself, I'm going to grow up and fall in love with a man or I'm going to fall in love with a woman because my mother is a lesbian.
~By Ally Sheedy ~


To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
~By William Wordsworth ~


We have always tried to treat every album differently and even from day one I think that each Asia album has been approached with care and thought and hopefully that shines through twenty years later.
~By Geoff Downes ~


Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
~By Mason Cooley ~

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January 28 ,2022
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