Thought Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Thought

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The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
~By James Joyce ~


Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
~By Alexander Pope ~


I've been wanting to go into music ever since I can remember. I mean even before I became an actor. I just thought it would be a tough field to break into, so I became an actor instead.
~By River Phoenix ~


Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought.
~By Arthur Bryant ~


Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you're working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day.
~By Sam Donaldson ~


'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
~By Lewis Carroll ~


When I got to 40 or so... I had the sense when I looked back over my life I would actually see a mess of decisions, a few of which I had thought about, some of which I had sort of stumbled on, and many that I had no control over whatsoever.
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


I didn't want to start relying on what someone else thought was right. It was easier to go away all together.
~By Kim Novak ~


Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
~By Ernst Mach ~


Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
~By Charlie Parker ~


My first day at MGM they decided to bring this lion out, male, and it was not the best time for him to see me. All of a sudden he thought I was in heat and this lion went into the dressing room, which was just a trailer on the sound stage, and went crazy.
~By Kim Novak ~


A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
~By Salmon P. Chase ~


I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.
~By James Stewart ~


Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America.
~By Theodore White ~


Final thoughts are so, you know, final. Let's call them closing words.
~By Craig Armstrong ~


There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


One of the guys that used to run it - for some reason I've no idea why he used to call me the Sea Monster and I was just looking around for a name and thought that'll do. That lasted for a couple of years probably.
~By Jo Brand ~


A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen.
~By Paul Graham ~


People often thought Leopold Auer was Russian because he lived in St. Petersburg so long, almost fifty years.
~By Gyorgy Ligeti ~


How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought.
~By Sylvia Plath ~


All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
~By Emmet Fox ~


The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
~By Mahalia Jackson ~


So much relies on the singer I thought the best way to avoid that problem was to become the singer!
~By Ben Jackson ~


Just before I got down here I had a chance to see Agassi play another game and he smoked another player, which was nice to see. Someone who a lot of people thought couldn't come back and now he's winning.
~By Elvis Stojko ~


It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all.
~By Isaac Barrow ~


Till I was 13, I thought my name was "Shut Up."
~By Joe Namath ~


I think we've done that. But it's not something you really notice, 'cause I've always thought the people here have always done their best, and they continue to do their best. They just might do it a little bit differently.
~By Mark Kelly ~


As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.
~By Bill Moyers ~


It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends.
~By Peter Hook ~


This campaign was special because we always kept the challenger mentality we had from the start. We managed to keep the against-all-odds, can-do spirit that kept us going when no one thought we could win.
~By Geoff Davis ~


Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
~By Voltaire ~


Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


There was this discussion to know how long the human ear was really receptive to the music. A 74 minute CD is too long. We thought about making two CDs, 35 minutes each... But the songs need to breathe.
~By Ed O'Brien ~


Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coaching.
~By Mark Spitz ~


I suppose I'm led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries - people whom I've admired, people who I thought were ten times better than me when I was in my twenties and early thirties. I may have been right.
~By George Woodcock ~


In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form; and the feature of government to which they gave the most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
~By Robert Welch ~


My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity, and people came to terrible bad ends there.
~By Kitty Carlisle ~


People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware.
~By Albert Ellis ~


Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought.
~By Hermann von Helmholtz ~


The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable to all those branches of thought in which the essential features are expressible with numbers.
~By Paul Dirac ~


The white audiences thought I was white, my features being what they are, and at every performance I'd have to take off my gloves to prove I was a spade.
~By Ethel Waters ~


We worked out a lot of bugs and figured out who was working and who wasn't and how this beast functions. It was a lot bigger than we actually thought, and now we have a well-run ship where it feels I can actually have time to imagine and not just stress out about everything.
~By Genevieve Gorder ~


I have thought about Happy Days made into a movie. As far as the original cast not being a part of it, wow, I don't know who could be who!I just don't see it going in that direction. I can see the original cast doing the movie very easily though.
~By Erin Moran ~


We met, 'twas in a crowd, and I thought he would shun me.
~By Thomas Haynes Bayly ~


I knew Henry Fonda was my father, but I didn't know who I was. They all thought of me as Henry Fonda's son. Unfortunately for them, they never got to know me.
~By Peter Fonda ~


Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire.
~By Leland Stanford ~


I've never written a song that I thought was a hit.
~By Richard Marx ~


The naked thing was short-lived. It was only around for about six months because we thought it was shocking. Once people expected us to do it we kind of never did it again.
~By Mark Hoppus ~


And I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people. I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist. Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic.
~By Norman Jewison ~


I've always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself.
~By Hugh Downs ~


I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.
~By Spike Milligan ~


The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning. I was much further out than you thought, and not waving but drowning. I was much too far out all my life, And not waving but drowning.
~By Stevie Smith ~


And so I put down some of the things that he said, about keeping your tools sharpened and not letting them lie on the ground where they get hurt or get abused and dirty and can't find them. And some thoughts about how his father used to do things.
~By Bruce Nauman ~


I think I was very interested in the space program as a kid, watching the first Apollo missions to the moon, and it's something I thought that would be a lot of, of fun and exciting and a very worthwhile job.
~By Mark Kelly ~


I've just built a studio in my mama's old bedroom, which I thought was fitting; she died last year. We've recorded nine songs recorded in there already; we're sort of just chipping away.
~By Stephen Stills ~


The thing I thought about doing it was it's Comic Relief and you've got to be funny. So although I did try to sing properly it obviously has hilarious results when you can't sing.
~By Jo Brand ~


All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
~By George Santayana ~


Eternity eludes us, even as a thought.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Please know that my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country, are with each of you during this time.
~By Jo Bonner ~


I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.
~By Charley Pride ~


For years the league has thought I've been on drugs. I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true.
~By Dennis Rodman ~


I don't need much more money, and I thought that when I retired that nobody would want to talk to me anymore. Then I did, and people still want to talk to me.
~By Johnny Ramone ~


They would not find me changed from him they knew - only more sure of all I thought was true.
~By Robert Frost ~


I'm a conservative. I was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan; I thought he was fabulous.
~By Shannen Doherty ~


I also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry.
~By John Milius ~


Back then I thought if you cut a record, you were automatically a star.
~By Mickey Gilley ~


When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea.
~By Constance Baker Motley ~


Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.
~By Stanislaw Lec ~


I really would rather have gone to New York, since all my training had been in theater, but I didn't have the guts to go there alone. I knew only one person in New York, and that was a man. What I needed was a woman. That's the way Southern girls thought.
~By Louise Fletcher ~


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 ~


How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
~By Olive Schreiner ~


Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.
~By Charles Churchill ~


Cloning, wow. Who would have thought? There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves.
~By Ted Danson ~


But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life... Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was.
~By Brett Favre ~


I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look.
~By Delta Burke ~


A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


The moral effect of the thundering of one's own artillery is most extraordinary, and many of us thought that we had never heard any more welcome sound than the deep roaring and crashing that started in at our rear.
~By Fritz Kreisler ~


Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


So I think in those circumstances, there's some potential that you could see a big pendulum swing like 1994, which people you thought weren't vulnerable all of the sudden get in trouble.
~By John Podesta ~


I thought that I was going to have to pay them to do what I wanted to do, that was how much fun I was having. You're 20 years old and you're hanging out with rock stars and going to fabulous parties, and then you talk about it!
~By Daisy Fuentes ~


I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
~By Michael Phelps ~


An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


I have always thought that Israel, as an independent and sovereign nation, had a right to defend itself.
~By Don Nickles ~


In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
~By Charles Buxton ~


One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
~By Brooks Adams ~


An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance.
~By Robert Conklin ~


I didn't plan on rock-n-roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock-n-roll with jazz, and I thought I could make some money playing music.
~By Robby Krieger ~


I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot.
~By Twyla Tharp ~


We feel that there are so many kids who need adopting. We thought we'd do it after having a couple of our own, but we just changed our mind.
~By Hugh Jackman ~


Cary Grant and I were doing a play in New York. He had a crush on me. Whenever we went to a party, he would always sit on the floor beside me. I thought that was kind of beautiful, like that's where he wanted to be.
~By Fay Wray ~


People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
~By Bodhidharma ~


I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.
~By Helen Reddy ~


He was somebody who made me think, I suppose, about the contemplative life. I've always been a city fellow, but I've often had vague thoughts about 'checking out' and perhaps going into a monastery and just seeing what it was like.
~By Derek Jacobi ~

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July 13 ,2024
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