Quotation Explorer - 'Idea'

Except for in politics, no one likes to follow an idea without a firm base to walk on - Alexander Schastak
In his voice resonated the timbre of a man who thinks he has convinced himself of an idea, but masks his own doubt by laboring to persuade others. - Katherine Howe
An idea is like a spark in the dark it makes everything brighter. - Eraldo Banovac
Children have imagination enough to grasp any idea which you present to them with honesty and without patronage. - Armstrong Sperry
Every woman is born with her own sense of style and idea of beauty. To stifle that is a sin as great as snuffing out a blossoming bud, a one-of-a-kind flower will never bloom again. - Toni Sorenson
Two types of leaders: there are thinkers and there are doers. Some are idea generators and others are the implementers. - Gary Rohrmayer
We have been shown how to fight hate without becoming hate ourselves. We have been given a Companion and a Friend and not just a good idea. We have been given joy in the midst of failure, and not just a way of winning or being right. - Richard Rohr
Your idea of a woman is someone who gets on a chair and shrieks if she sees a mouse. That's all prehistoric. - Agatha Christie
The idea of legally establishing inalienable, inherent and sacred rights of the individual is not of political but religious origin. - George Jellinek
The key to every man is his thought.... He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
An idea without sacrifice, regardless of grand it might be, will never be anything more than an idea. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to. - John Cleese
The saddest thing about old age is our idea of it. - Marty Rubin
Eli: People had more than they needed. We had no idea what was precious and what wasn't. We threw away things people kill each other for now. - Book of Eli Movie
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. - Albert Einstein
They have no idea what a bottomless pit of misery I am. - Elizabeth Wurtzel
The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes I work so long and so hard that I have no idea what day or time it is. I forget to eat. I don't get ready for the day. I fall asleep on the couch and wake up and get back to work. - Richie Norton
Woman's degradation is in mans idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries. - John Stuart Mill
Real communication occurs...when we listen with understanding. What does this mean? It means to see the expressed idea and attitude from the other person's point of view, to sense how it feels to him, to achieve his frame of reference in regard to the thing he is talking about. - Carl Rogers
Religion is based on the idea that God is an imbecile. - Noam Chomsky
There is nothing in nature which approximates to the idea of a hospice. - Jim Crumley
Every one who has taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference. - Nolan Bushnell
I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea. - Frank Wilczek
If I wrote what I really think, I would be so sad all the time. We create to fill a gap - not just to avoid the idea of dying, it's to fill some particular gap in ourselves. - Joss Whedon
With making changes, the difficult part of trying to implement a new way, idea or thought, is getting people to believe the effect of your notion, and have them believe in themselves of adapting to something new. - Anthony Liccione
I call them sacred echoes because I noticed that throughout my relationships, daily life, and study, the same scripturally sound idea or phrase or word will keep reappearing until I can no longer avoid its presence." -The Sacred Echo - Margaret Feinberg
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death. - John F. Kennedy
Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Who are we, and how do we relate this idea in a way that’s meaningful to our customers and the values they hold dear?In other words, one must define something meaningful. To do that, one must identify to whom this must be meaningful. - David Brier
The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then he'll fight and die for it."[As quoted in The New Yorker, April 25, 2011] - Francis Crick
To say that an idea is fashionable is to say, I think, that it has been adulterated to a point where it is hardly an idea at all. - Murray Kempton
To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price upon conjectures. - Anatole France
Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own. - Sidney J. Harris
No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it - Fernando Pessoa
You are more to me than any of them has any idea; you are the atmosphere of beauty through which I see life; you are the incarnation of all lovely things...I think of you day and night. ~ Letter to Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas - Oscar Wilde
And I loved the whole idea behind the story, which is that you're beautiful, so don't let other people tell you that you're not just because you don't look like the people in magazines. Or because you're not that weird ideal body image that's out there right now. - Mike Myers
A cow's heaven is a flower's idea of hell. - Oliver Gaspirtz
An unsolved problem bothers one's mind, just as a small stone in the shoe,until an idea for solving the problem comes to mind. - Eraldo Banovac
New ideas pass through three periods: - It can't be done. - It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. - I knew it was a good idea all along! - Arthur C. Clarke
Frances was not only grieving her sister's loss, but also striving to reconcile in her mind the tragedy with the idea of a loving God. Restless and aching, Frances climbed mountains in the Swiss Alps, where their hotel had a view of beautiful Mount Rigi. - Nancy Carpentier Brown
Erotic Romance is a complete women thing.. by the women for the women.. Men don't even have an idea where women's imaginations can reach..! - Himmilicious
If you have an idea, you will likely have difficulties during the process ofrealization regardless of the type of idea (scientific idea, invention idea,business idea, new product idea, brand idea, advertising idea, etc.). - Eraldo Banovac
Love is like an unfathomable idea. An idea that is slightly above euphoria, yet a fingers width from heaven. - Shannan Jacoby
Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Thomas Merton
It is not difficult to learn a new idea, but it is almost impossible to unlearn an old one. - Debasish Mridha
Nothing great happens without a great idea. - Debasish Mridha
Music is always a healer. Music has never let me down. I know it's my religion. There's the idea that you can't truly know happiness until you know sadness, so how can you heal yourself unless you've hurt yourself? I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know that I'm not who I was. - brendon urie
Universe is not a calm lake and therefore when you watch a calm lake you get a deceptive idea about the universe and you get a wrong perception of future! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I feel the terror of idleness,like a red thirst.Death isn't just an idea. - Mary Oliver
When you are being judged by someone that has no idea who you are always remember this: Dogs always bark at strangers and usually there is always some wacko neighbor that wants to try out their new gun on an intruder. - Shannon L. Alder
A full mind is unlucky if a good idea comes to enter inside; an empty mind is unlucky if a bad idea comes to enter inside! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When an influencing idea comes to life, people cannot exactly predict allits inevitable consequences. - Eraldo Banovac
Politics, like insurance, security, pharmaceutical and religious institutions all work the same. They sell the idea of a threat along with the antidote. Marketing 101. - Tarryn Tomlinson
Never start with a clear idea of storyline. Instead, commence blindly, with a vague notion of trying to include a reference to your favourite band, gift shop, or chocolate bar. - Alan C. Martin
For those who believe in resurrection, death is inconsequential. It's not an ending but rather a new beginning. A second chance, a reunion. The very idea of resurrection is so seductive a concept it's easy to forget, before you can rise from the dead you have to spend a few days in hell. - Emily Thorne
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A bachelor never quite gets ove the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever. - Helen Rowland
There is more than enough for everyone. Any idea of lack and so its experience comes from fear. Fear powers greed, which encourages people to save for later just for themselves. - Raphael Zernoff
The natural laws of life is not an idea but the truth that holds life on existence. Once you realize the truth within, all your problems and queries of life, cease to exist. - Roshan Sharma
I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. - Georges Duhamel
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever. - Will Self
Money is just an idea. - Robert T. Kiyosaki
The idea of "It should be" or "It would be" is so terrible..!! - Ridhdhesh Jivawala
When an idea takes hold, nothing can stop it! - Stephen Richards
Somewhere along the way, Capitalism reduced the idea of justice to mean just "human rights," and the idea of dreaming of equality became blasphemous. We are not fighting to tinker with reforming a system that needs to be replaced. - Arundhati Roy
a good idea is only good if thereis a well-thought-out plan tomake it a reality. - Norma Kamali
For someone so conflicted, who am I to give advice to anybody? It’s such a funny, grandiose idea - Florence Welch
A good idea isn't good until you consider the idea as a good - Goitsemang Mvula
The idea isn't to do the impossible. The idea is to show the world that if one man can do the impossible, then maybe the rest of the world can do what's possible. - Jonathan Malley
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will not only its moment to jump off but its direction. In that case I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist. - Albert Einstein
When we blindly accept an idea, a thought, or a dogma, we become blind. - Debasish Mridha
The idea economy is a conversation. Try to channel or control that conversation and you will stop the chatter. - A.E. Samaan
Many people would fight against the idea that they are corrupt. While in the real sense, they are corrupt because they don’t live by the principles of honesty and truth. - Sunday Adelaja
Writing is a lot like making soup. My subconscious cooks the idea, but I have to sit down at the computer to pour it out. - Robin Wells
I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here. - Matt Groening
The idea of losing control is one that fascinates controlled people such as ourselves more than almost anything. - Donna Tartt
An idea is salvation by imagination - Frank Lloyd Wright
What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is not enough. - Edouard Delacroix
After all answering "mmm" or silence in the story "The story in the Jail", it's shown that isn't the best idea. - Deyth Banger
I haven't the slightest idea what art is, but to be a painter is something of which you have to prove. - Wayne Thiebaud
There's this idea that to live out of conformity with how I feel is hypocrisy; but that's a wrong definition of hypocrisy. To live out of conformity to what I believe is hypocrisy. To live in conformity with what I believe, in spite of what I feel, isn't hypocrisy; it's integrity. - Erik Thoennes
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. - Henry Ward Beecher
Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring. - John Eliot, Ph.D.
The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research. - Paul A.M. Dirac
It is not enough to be a man... you have to become an idea... a terrible thought... a wraith- indeed- Become one with the darkness. - Compton Gage
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. - Harper Lee
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo
People create sins out of nothing and in doing so have enslaved their fellow man! Man is not bound by sin but man is bound by the idea that almost everything he is doing is a sin! - C. JoyBell C.
We do not have feelings which change us, but feelings that suggest to us the idea of change. Thus love does not purge us of selfishness, but makes us aware of it and gives us the idea of a distant country where this selfishness will disappear. - Albert Camus
(I) only write it now because I have grown to believe that there is no dangerous idea, which does not become less dangerous when written out in sincere and careful English. ("The Adoration of The Magi") - W.B. Yeats
The idea [passing the 17th amendment] benefited from a unique political and cultural atmosphere that consumed a nation during the late 19th and early 20th centuries-a progressive populism promoting simultaneously radical egalitarianism and centralized authoritarianism. - Mark Levin
That was a stupid idea I made up while drunk. Why did someone build that? - Warren Ellis
Music is power, literally. You hear a certain note, or a rhythm that really clicks, and boom! You’ve got a song. Maybe only in your head. But when you’ve got the idea, the song flows out through your fingers. Nothing else does that. - Caleb Longbons
Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. I think media are at their most interesting before anybody's thought of calling them art, when people still think they're just a load of junk. - Douglas Adams
So this is my cue of where to leave you. Now it's your story to retell and pass on. Because an idea is only relevant if it's being thought upon. So remember, never surrender.'Cause the unrelenting constancy of love and hope will rescue and restore from any scope. - Thomas Dutton
Love is not an idea, not a feeling, not a sensation, not a sentiment, not a passion, not even an emotion. It is becoming and being not... Ultimate nothingness! Complete self-annihilation! - Raheel Farooq
We must accept the idea that having a male child has a unique social and psychological meaning for a woman. Even women who led the movement to break out the passivity and sublimation of the female role were deeply influenced by the belief in superior masculine power. - Klein Carole
Of all the things in the world, I'm particularly amazed at, is the conviction with which the MIND, endorses an Idea, which is phenomenal, as it differentiates the Genius from Mediocre, or not to forget the human stupidity in particular! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Las personas depositan la idea del pecado en el sexo. Pero es muy inocente e infantil ese pecado. El infierno mismo es el del amor. - Clarice Lispector
To forgive' is divine they say, and 'to forget', attracts blessings, but to go a step further, and learn a lesson from a bad encounter/ experience is an act of wisdom;and promise oneself that you will never allow yourself to be exposed to such a thing or a person or even an idea again. - Henrietta Newton Martin
¡Cuántas horas he pasado conviviendo en secreto con mi idea de ella! ¡Nos hemos amado tanto, dentro de mis sueños! Pero ni siquiera ahí, se lo juro, he soñado nunca poseerla. Soy delicado y casto incluso en mis sueños. Respeto hasta el sueño de una mujer bella. - Fernado Pessoa
It isn't easy for an idea to squeeze itself into a head filled with prejudice.
An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it. - Don Marquis
There's the country of America, which you have to defend, but there's also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it's an idea. An idea that's supposed to be contagious. - Bono
Speed to fail should be every entrepreneur's motto. When you finally find the one idea that can't be killed, go with it. - Jay Samit
A pregnant pause with enough gestation can give birth to a well formed idea. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
The 'Big Bang' idea of pseudo armchair pundits, too is as much a theory as a human-like big buffoon, that your so-called 'holy' books call god. - Fakeer Ishavardas
It's not that I feel that school is a good idea gone wrong, but a wrong idea from the word go. It's a nutty notion that we can have a place where nothing but learning happens, cut off from the rest of life. - John Holt
A girl who travels knows that deep down she is escaping reality. So she’ll want someone to give her hope and land back to the idea that reality isn’t as bad as it seems in the end. And if she tells you she loves you - it is exactly because you give her that hope - lauren klarfeld
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. - Guy Debord
An idea weighs nothing, except on the mind. - A.T. Baron
Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal. - Benjamin Spock
Quote taken from Chapter 1: That's the idea. Listen, Frank, this one is different. She's a keeper." He let that part gel in me. "Get your head screwed on straight and move to Richmond. You hate it living in Pelham. - Ed Lynskey
A mansion begins with one brick.A forest begins with one tree.A harvest begins with one seed.An ocean begins with one drop.A friendship begins with one gesture.A fire begins with one spark.A revolution begins with one idea. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If your Idea cannot CHANGE the INDUSTRY, you have added no VALUE - Fela Durotoye
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. - Abraham Lincoln
If you laid all of the lawyers in the world, end to end, on the equator ---- It would be a good idea to just leave them there. - Unknown
Imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same. My idea of a perfect world is one in which we appreciate each other's differences; one in which we are all equal but definately not the same. - Barbra Streisand
Excuse me, I feel interrupted and I think I've overdose from the idea of loving you. - Robert M. Drake
Want to turn your dream in idea? Then write how wonderful it is with all the details. But never forget to plan step by step how to make it a reality. Dream without action does not produce results. - Da Anunciação Marco
The idea of atomic energy is illusionary but it has taken so powerful a hold on the minds, that although I have preached against it for twenty-five years, there are still some who believe it to be realizable. - Nikola Tesla
The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years. - Agatha Christie
The big idea here is not, have you sinned, but are you changing? - Mark Driscoll
Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller
The idea that sins can be forgiven is at the root of mankind's problems. Everyone pays...sooner or later. - Sola Kosoko
A silent idea is louder than a spoken words - Agostinho Neto
You have a great name .. They must kill your name before they can kill you , cuz name is your idea , and ideas are bulletproofs :)) - Hamza wolf
I wanted to explore this idea that the bogey man in the closet is scary, but being a mother is scarier. - Joe Hill
When we find out an Idea, by whose Intervention we discover the Connexion of two others, this is a Revelation from God to us, by the voice of Reason. - John Locke
It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free from lies. - Theodor W. Adorno
It isn't an idea until it’s created, irrespective of its result - PrasannaNPK
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. - Ellen Glasgow
No one really wants you, they only want the idea of you. - J.V. Constable
Suffering is so real & I walk amongst so many who have no idea how much my soul is aching to be healed. - Nikki Rowe
Whoever that came up with the idea of people having to have 'a dream' sure knew how to keep these creatures called human beings preoccupied. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
... a good idea always attracts other good ideas. - Patrick Ness
A great idea always begins with unbounded inspiration. - Roshan Kolar
When you have an idea, it is like carbon. It has potential. To make it into a diamond, you need to put in hard work. When you have a diamond, it may not be perfect. You need to polish it, improve it. Only then is it valuable. - Rohan Kulkarni
Life is an experiment, experiment by sending as many ideas in the universe and see which idea takes off and put your heart into that. - Matthew Donnelly
Worlds of my own creation are erected with walls that are within but a few scant paces of each other. The world that God creates for me has no idea what walls are. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It was much more than bricks and stone - It was an idea. - Patricia C. McKissack
Nietzche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil; if it were so, we could not talk of surpassing or even falling short of them.
The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment. - Jeff Melvoin
The idea is to die young as late as possible.
I always wrote with the idea that what I put out there is going to stay there. Once I publish something, it has been published. I've never deleted more than one or two posts from my site. I don't think that there are takebacks. I don't feel right about it. - Alison Headley
Don't violate the law, but don't reject an idea because it's illegal. You might be able to get the law changed. - Robert H. Schuller
A pen, a piece of white paper, and an idea can create a new you. - Debasish Mridha
The way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. - Linus Pauling
Mozart liked to write letters while on the loo. He wrote, "I think it only fitting to write while shitting." This gave me the idea of, "I think it only fitting to read while ..." Who says men can't multitask? - Peter Rogers
If we were able to distill all human experience to its essence, it would be a question on the lips of a man named Jesus. As he asked Peter, he asks all mankind, "Who do you say that I am?" "Our idea of God," observed Thomas Merton, "tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Ron Brackin
This [ban bossy] campaign is indicative of one of the main problems with feminism today -- the idea that women are victims in need of more and more special protection. - Karin Agness
Mistakes have been always the path of learning, but to close something because of mistakes and to start it again maybe it's good idea, maybe not! - Deyth Banger
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw
Nature herself has imprinted on the minds of all the idea of God. - Cicero
Perhaps a physicist would know at once why this whole idea was absurd. But then, perhaps a physicist would be so locked into the consensus of his scientific community that it would be harder for him to accept an idea that transformed the meaning of everything he knew. Even if it were true. - Orson Scott Card
If you’ve got an idea, act on it up to its perfection. - Debasish Mridha
The Internet is the aggregate of human derpitude.Listening to the Internet without being confident you've found a well-curated garden relative to the area of concern is a bad idea. - Jeff Alexander
I just can't get with this idea that literature is a 12-step program. If someone wants to read a book to see good people get rewarded and the bad people get punished, essentially what they want is a fairy tale. - China Miéville
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs. - Edgar Watson Howe
If I ever conceive any original idea, it will be because I have been abnormally prone to confuse ideas ... and I have thus found remote analogies and relations which others have not considered! Others rarely make these confusions, and proceed by precise analysis. - Kenneth J.W. Craik
My aim is to argue that the universe can come into existence without intervention, and that there is no need to invoke the idea of a Supreme Being in one of its numerous manifestations. - Peter Atkins
Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's theperson who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does somethingabout it that makes a difference. - Nolan Bushnell
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel. - Mark Twain
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein
The idea of perfect closes your mind to new standards. When you drive hard toward one ideal, you miss opportunities and paths, not to mention hurting your confidence. Believe in your potential and then go out and explore it; don't limit it. - John Eliot, Ph.D.
I realized that the "thing" and the "concept" were substituted for feeling and understood the falsity of the world of will and idea - Kazimir Malevich
It is necessary for the future scientists interested in the field of Neurotheology, to have a bit naïve approach towards the whole idea of God and religion beyond the conventional labels of religion and atheism. - Abhijit Naskar
Rational conduct on the basis of the idea of calling, was born... from the spirit of Christian asceticism. - Max Weber
I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called "scientific" mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips. - Cynthia Ozick
That's what we're all looking for. A certain peace with the idea of dying. If we know, in the end, that we can ultimately have that peace with dying, then we can finally do the really hard thing." Which is? "Make peace with living. - Mitch Albom from "Tuesdays with Morrie"
An author's dream does not necessarily come instantly. Rather, it is cultivated and nurtured, every epiphany and idea are like rain drops that bring life to the story being written. - M.J. Stoddard
Your idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours alone. The more the idea is yours alone, the more freedom you have to do something really amazing. The more amazing, the more people will click with your idea. The more people click with your idea, the more it will change the world. - Hugh MacLeod
You've no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself-and how little I deserve it. - W. S. Gilbert
The table next to the sink is for flashcards. I saw a Monty Python skit called, "every sperm is sacred," and it gave me the idea that, "every piss is sacred." Meaning, WHY NOT LOOK AT FLASHCARDS WHILE VOIDING? - Peter Rogers
If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea. - David Belasco
The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs. - Sir Francis Darwin
Grief is Newark. It's there. Can't avoid it. The idea is to hold your nose, hope the traffic's not too bad and get on to Manhattan as quickly as possible. - Eli Attie
More powerful than the mighty armies is an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo
The dominating idea of English society was not cultivate virtue but to avoid scandal. - Edward Short
If a creative person steals your idea, he’s killing his creative ability, if he steals your art, he’s killing his art, if he makes it available to the world, it won,t create de impact you could have created, because it wasn’t from the right source. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A study can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea. - Victor Hugo
Leo had seen Tia Callida in action; she liked knives, snakes and putting babies in roaring fires. Yeah, definitely let's unleash her rage. Great idea. - Rick Riordan
It was only possible because it was attained. An Idea isn't feasible until it becomes reality - Seyi Ayoola
Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true. - Solomon Short
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation. - William James
We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
To have more peace, as well as more time, start by letting go of the notion that time can be manipulated. Then, let go of the idea that it confines you. Instead, set out to use the time that is there for its true and best purpose as the space within which you can live your life to the fullest. - Michelle Passoff
The idea that Love Must Be Tough dictates that we be willing to set another person free- even if it causes us great pain to let go. When we do this, we maximize the chances that that loved one will not leave, because the cage door has been opened and self-respect has been affirmed. - James Dobson
If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow. - Louis L’Amour
No burden is heavier to bear than the burden of a false idea. - Marty Rubin
The passion of the collector when confronted with a rare item, the enthusiasm of a hunter who sees a fine, handsome beast, can give us no idea of the tremendous love of clothes in some women. - Benito Pérez Galdós
The conquest of the earth... is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only... not a sentimental pretense but an idea. - Joseph Conrad
Luz's manner of speaking made it clear that she had no idea what she might say next. It wasn't that she made things up, strictly speaking--only that facts were merely a point of departure for her. - Daniel Alarcón
An idea can destroy the mind of a human being, twist it into a dark path of destruction and illness. But only the human can destroy the mind with a bullet to the soul. Ideas do not kill people; they ruin them. People kill people. - Ingrid
Are you in love with your idea more than your reality? Change that. - Richie Norton
The idea is there, locked inside, and all you have to do is remove the excess stone.
I like to watch the news, because I don't like people very much and when you watch the news ... if you ever had an idea that people were really terrible, you could watch the news and know that you're right. - Frank Zappa
A writer is very much like the captain on a star ship facing the unknown. When you face the blank page and you have no idea where you're going. It can be terrifying, but it can also be the adventure of a lifetime. - Michael Piller
The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception. - Edgar Allan Poe
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Yes, even in your mouse moods you only play with the idea of not being." She cleared her throat again. "Biology, you see. It’s because of biology that we want to live and not to die. And it is because of biology that we come to a time when we want to die and not to live. - Aiden Chambers
A complicated idea is a confused idea. - Marty Rubin
Group idea sessions rarely work. Why? Members too busy knocking down insights to hear the tap-tap of revelation - Phillip Gary Smith
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed. - Nelson Mandela
Life is sacred"? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death! Has been for thousands of years! Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians; all taking turns killing each other because God told 'em it was a good idea. - George Carlin
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular. - Maximilien Robespierre
The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems. - Chuck Palahniuk
But if the ants are not despondent because they have failed to produce a new social invention or convention in 65 million years, why should we be discouraged because some of our institutions and castes have not been able to evolve a new idea in the past fifty centuries? - William Morton Wheeler
Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better? - Jane Nelsen
Afterward, there was some debate as to whether we'd actually "done it properly," which gives you some idea of the awesome skill and artful dexterity of my lovemaking technique. - David Nicholls
A beautiful idea can give you immortality—not success or money. - Debasish Mridha
The great idea is the one that is either saleable or is worthy of imitation. - Amit Kalantri
A really great man has always an idea of something greater than himself. - William Hazlitt
Bring forth a spiritual idea that will never fade. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The great masterpiece of Dada was the idea of having fun. - Marty Rubin
Through real-life stories, Kristin Kaufman illustrates the core idea of being present in the moment and opening oneself up to new ideas in order to become an authentic leader in life. - Stephen R. Covey
Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it's a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It's only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I ­always have to feel that I'm bunking off from something. - Geoff Dyer
A year earlier my parents had moved us out of the city to a split-level on Long Island, their idea of the American dream, which meant it as now an hour-and-a-half commute via the 7:06 Hicksville to Penn Station every morning. (Dark City Lights) - Jonathan Santlofer
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind - Robert Oxton Bolton
An new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces. More commonly it's modeled of baling wire and acne. More commonly it wheezes and tips over. - Marge Piercy
A plan that is not written is just an idea. - Dwain Siady
The horse is by Nature a very lazy animal whose idea of heaven is an enormous field of lush grass in which he can graze undisturbed until his belly is full, and after a pleasant doze can start filling himself up all over again. - Captain Elwin Hartley Edwards
A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night. - Marilyn Vos Savant
To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true! - H. L. Mencken
and the idea of nothingness the most terrifying of all ideas, when thought of with feeling has, in my dear master’s work and in my memories of him, something as high and luminous as sunlight upon snowy, unscalable peaks. - Álvaro de Campos
The idea is to make the ingredients sing, not a grand opera, but a jolly chanson. - Marie-Pierre Moine
Everyone had learned that it was worth giving up privacy for the merest possibility of fame, and the idea that only a private self was truly autonomous and free had be lost in the static of the airwaves. - Salman Rushdie
The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
The idea that the president has the power to craft a new strategy both overstates his power and understates the power of reality crafted by those who came before him. We are all trapped in circumstances into which we were born and choices that were made for us. - George Friedman
As we've come to realize, the idea that security starts and ends with the purchase of a prepackaged firewall is simply misguided - Art Wittmann
No man is as big as his own idea. - Ray Bradbury
Never fear having your ideas stolen. Your creative idea is a image you are painting like a picture on a canvas, they may "steal" your idea, however they cannot steal your paints. - Sumner Davenport
He was the perfect soldier: he went where you sent him, and stayed where you put him, and had no idea of his own to keep him from doing exactly what you told him. - Dashiell Hammett
It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone. - Andy Rooney
We have to condemn publicly the very idea that some people have the right to repress others. In keeping silent about evil, and burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious idea of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. - Thomas A. Edison
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. - Linus Pauling
People go through life blindly, ignoring death like revellers at a party feasting on fine foods. They ignore that later they will have to go to the toilet, so they do not bother to find out where there is one. When nature finally calls, they have no idea where to go and are in a mess. - Ajahn Chah
I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money. - S.E. Hinton
The idea of a vision is revolutionary and ground breaking but achieving it may be back breaking. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller
Once Trump got his hands around this promising idea, he basically strangled it. - Joe Nocera
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. - Swami Vivekananda , Ramakrishna Paramhans, Sarda Devi
Those without an idea of who you are make you become what they think. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We have to face the idea that we're completely nobody right now - Ariel Seraphino
Vision is tomorrow's reality expressed as an idea today. - Orrin Woodward
It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear. - Albert Camus
To create man was a fine and original idea; but to add sheep was a tautology. - Mark Twain
Don’t let anyone sell you on the idea that anything (apart from the Lord Himself) is more important than your marriage. God means for your life and your marriage to be filled with passion and purpose. - Elizabeth George
The idea of formulated 'rights ... comes not from John Locke and Thomas Jefferson ... but from the canon law of the Catholic Church. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
problems call for ideas, the bigger the problem, the bigger the idea - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Anarchy - it's not the law, it's just a good idea. - Unknown
At least if you were ignorant, you could do what you wanted, you had no idea what had been achieved in the past. You were free, instead of chewed at by bleeding impotence, dissolved away like a pearl in acid. - Hamza wolf
The idea of freedom is a piece of dry bread thrown to people so that they can break their teeth with it. - Marino Baccarini
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. - Oscar Wilde
It is much more worthwhile to implement only one bright idea than collecting a thousand of them. - Eraldo Banovac
Look here, said Will. When a man comes to me for advice about an idea, I know he doesn’twant advice. He wants me to agree with him. And if I want to keep his friendship I tell him his idea isfine and go ahead. But I like you and you’re a friend of my family, so I’m going to stick my neck out. - John Steinbeck
A poem is no place for an idea. - Edgar Watson Howe
Nothing says, 'I have no idea what to get you,' quite like giant beige bath towels. - Missbhavens
Sometimes the idea of living as a hermit appeals to all of us. No demands, no needs, no pain, no disappointments. But that is because we have been hurt, are worn out. - John Eldredge
You have to think if we've been visited by extraterrestrial life, it was like a zookeeper walking into the chimp enclosure: He looks around, takes some pictures, then leaves without interacting significantly with the environment. Meanwhile the chimps have no idea what the fuck just happened. - J. Richard Singleton
Change is both exciting and scary. Learning new skills is the same. Having an idea of what to expect emotionally is as important as knowing what to expect from both real and imagined limitations. - Melinda West Seifert
For those of you who may be homeschooled: high school is that four-year asylum where they put teenagers because we have no idea what else to do with them. - Anthony Esolen
Santa Claus had the right idea. Visit everyone once a year.
True freedom exists beyond the bounds of our faculty of reason because rational beings can only reason practical freedoms even if first conceived in theory or as an idea. - Adam Kovacevic
The idea of looking for friendship is to keep them for life. Otherwise you are just finding people to use - Marlan Rico Lee
After all one break is good idea, some useful stuff should be done. Then the hard work should come it in the new hands! - Deyth Banger
When you have experienced the depth of your inner self, the idea of enlightenment is no longer a goal to strive towards, but rather an attitude to maintain. - Gary Hopkins
No art is silent! Because art is an original idea and every original idea speaks, every interesting thought screams, every art talks, every art screams! No art is silent! If it is silent, then it is not an art! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Will gives us the ability to take an idea hold that idea and zero right in on something - Bob Proctor
Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself. - Miguel de Unamuno
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor. - Robert Frost
Many evolutionists today... continually promote the idea that 'Big Change = Small Change x Millions of Years'. This is logical fallacy... It is akin to saying "because a cow can jump over a fence, it it only a matter of time and practice for it to jump over the moon. - Dr. Donald Batten
For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope. - Albert Einstein
Then she questioned, "Too much idea about love, I wanna know what love is? Is there one right person for everyone? Is there true love? Can someone really beat your heart and conquer it? - Glad Munaiseche
Create a good idea and leave it in the darkness; you will then see that people will come with the candles in their hands to find it, because just like the bad, the good has also a special scent! - Mehmet Murat ildan
An idea is only an idea until you breathe life into it. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
We have this idea that we need to be in the mood to write. We don't. - Julia Cameron
The best way to get a good idea is to have a lot of ideas - Linus Pauling
The worst tragedy of sin isn't that it produced bad behavior, but that it produced the idea that bad behavior is strong enough to deflect love. - D.R. Silva
An idea is an amazing creation of the human mind, which comes either asa result of one's continuous endeavors for solving a certain problem or justas a spark that lights up the considered problem. - Eraldo Banovac
I think it would be a good idea. - Mahatma Gandhi
Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true. - H. L. Mencken
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. - John F. Kennedy
Branding is not just a product, it's also a way of life, an idea, branding is actually leadership. - Onyi Anyado
A small idea with wings will take you higher than a big one with legs. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I had no idea that I was…destroying people. - Cole Gibson
The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous. To me, vampires are sex. I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed. - Alan Ball
In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then on the things we have taken for granted. - Bertrand Russell
New ideas pass through three periods: It can't be done. It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. I knew it was a good idea all along ! - Arthur C. Clarke
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. - Bill Vaughan
Never reject an idea because you don't have the money, manpower, muscle, or months to achieve it! - Syed Ather
Do you ever just sit there and cry, and you say Wow I had no idea I had this many feelings suppressed? - Ayat Ibrahim
Write until your idea becomes reality. - T.N. Suarez
And who should have the money, indeed, if not your wives? They have everything to do with the money. What idea have you, but to waste it!""Women waste nothing--they couldn't if they tried," said Aaron Sisson. - D.H. Lawrence
Shall I confess it, Mr. Hartright? I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise. - Wilkie Collins
They spent days, nights, weeks and months talking, never accepting the fact that, good or bad, an idea only exists when someone tries to put it into practice - Paulo Coelho
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo
A label locks me into a definition that people use to control me. A vision graces me with an idea that serves to release me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
In any honest analysis, change is the basis of fear, the idea of something new, of some paradigm that is unfamiliar, that is beyond our experiences so competent that we cannot even truly predict where is will lead us. - R.A. Salvatore
The whole idea of revenge and punishment is a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also. - George Orwell
Ideas are the factors that lift civilization. They create revolutions. There is more dynamite in an idea than in many bombs.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw
An idea without action is like a song without vocal. - Corine Timmer
I think Amy Winehouse's decision not to go to rehab was a bad one. In fact, I think it was the worst idea since Dodi Al Fayed said to Princess Diana, "Ooh, look! A tunnel! Whack that seat belt off and let's have a fuck. - Robert Clark
I don’t like the idea of something where you have to depend upon the integrity of the man and not the integrity of the institution. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. - Jerome K. Jerome
Is it a good idea or not?? Were we build for that or not??We know to much so let's remove us?? - Deyth Banger
Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy. - Jim Hightower
Santa Claus has the right idea; visit people once a year. - Victor Borge
Faith in God is a promise that we’re never alone, that there’s a higher power that will look over us in times of despair. If people would just grasp this, even as an idea, they’ll soon find that it’s not just an idea, but the truth to a more meaningful life. - Ron Baratono
I always try to share with others the idea that in order to become compassionate it is not necessary to become religious. - Dalai Lama XIV
The idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder. - Elizabeth McCracken
I was determined to get them away from the idea that their education is a private experience. - Joan Countryman
I spend most nights at home falling in love with the idea of you. - Michael Faudet
I have no idea what White House statement was was issued, but I stand by it 100 percent.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. - Benjamin Disraeli
I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master plan that, from time to time, we're allowed to see out of the corner of our eye. - Chuck Sigars
I haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out. - David Sedaris
One idea lights a thousand candles. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
...for every type of idea someone can have - no matter how weird or strange or gross or out there or disturbing - there is at least one person out there who enjoys that kind of idea, and the best part is seeing a book work its way to that person. - Stylo Fantome
No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit. - Sir Frederick G. Banting
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. - George Carlin
[On school uniforms] Don't these schools do enough damage making all these kids think alike, now they have to make them look alike too? It's not a new idea, either. I first saw it in old newsreels from the 1930s, but it was hard to understand because the narration was in German. - George Carlin
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. - Carl Sagan
Do you have any idea who Erin was kissing?""Yeah, so we'll brush out teeth really, really thoroughly afterwards," I said, bumping her nose with mine gently. I wasn't going to let anyone spoil this moment. - Stacey Kade
All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. - Bertrand Russell
Don't get the idea the I'm knocking the American system. - Al Capone
The problem is not the content of textbooks, but the very idea of them. - Sam Wineburg
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way. - Mark Twain
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. - Edward P. Morgan
Every writer or wanna-be writer has ideas for books. The problem isn't finding an idea, it's choosing one - Jo Linsdell
You may know me... But you have no idea who I am... - Lily Fulljames
When the messenger arrives and says 'Don't shoot the messenger,' it's a good idea to be prepared to shoot the messenger, just in case. - Howard Tayler
Everybody listens to me with a focus on my words. This is a mistake. The words are the vehicle to deliver an idea. Always listen to the idea, it's more valid then any words that I can use. - Richard Diaz
When you value someone, it merely shows that you truly have no idea about the person that they aren't showing you. - Lionel Suggs
If you thought of it, don't be fooled into thinking it is a dumb Idea. - Unarine Ramaru
There is only one way in which a person acquires a new idea; by combination or association of two or more ideas he already has into a new juxtaposition in such a manner as to discover a relationship among them of which he was not previously aware.
I usually approach things with the idea that I will take something out of everything I do. - Heather Armstrong
The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this--that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot. - Lysander Spooner
Ours was the first nation to be founded on the idea that all are created equal and all deserve equal treatment under the law. Despite our missteps and shortcomings, these ideals still inspire hope among the oppressed and give us pride in being Americans. - Jimmy Carter
Every idea travels to somewhere but some ideas travel to everywhere, the great ideas! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Over the years I've really believed when you think you're in danger, you are probably not and when you have no idea, you probably are. - Rodney Cocks
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. - Charles Dickens
You do not destroy an idea by killing people; you replace it with a better one.
From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. - George Orwell
It's a strange idea people have that thinking makes one intelligent. - Marty Rubin
The Cream Does NOT Always Rise To The Top! There is a serious misconception, misconnection and mistake in this idea of thinking. - Loren Weisman
Most people don't fall in love, they just love the idea that they have fallen in love. - Shon Mehta
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
Even if I told you what scares me, you wouldn't understand how it feels.So just so you know, I've travelled roads I had no idea where they'd take me to.And maybe I don't know much about life and its horrors but trust me, I know enough.And I can fix everything, like I always have. - Simran.M.Anthony
Just because an idea is true doesn't mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn't mean it's true. - Jonah Lehrer
My idea of a great night is just stayin’ home, reading or playing video games. I’m about as boring as they come, Sorena. I ain’t ever been into stress or drama or excitement. Shit, I’d kill for a nap most days. - Alisha Ashton
You can disagree with an idea without attacking the person who shared it. - Richie Norton
Finding a great idea is a magical thing and a fantastic job. - Debasish Mridha
The arts especially address the idea of aesthetic experience. An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak; when you’re present in the current moment; when you’re resonating with the excitement of this thing that you’re experiencing; when you are fully alive. - Ken Robinson
Stop nourishing other people’s ideas and beliefs in your life. Take up your own idea and endeavor to accomplish it. - Abhijit Naskar
If that poem idea is in your head NOW, write it down. Right now. Or lose it. For when it's gone, it's gone forever... - Nick Armbrister
A revolution is an idea, taken up by bayonets. - Napoléon Bonaparte
A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind. - Elly Roselle
The thing is, it's very dangerous to have a fixed idea. A person with a fixed idea will always find some way of convincing himself in the end that he is right - Atle Selberg
You will always think that you cant do it, you may think that the idea you have is useless, but the idea you only have can change your life. - Neymat Khan
Men, in general, are a sort of scum, very different to anything of which you have an idea. - Charlotte Brontë
Never presume negative about someone promptly,You have no idea about the situation of them. - amrahsaeed
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. - Jane Austen
Whether you attribute it to some mysterious triple package or to your own Horatio Alger story, to succeed in America is, somehow, to be complicit with the idea of America—which means that at some level you’ve made peace with its rather ugly past. - Vijay Iyer
Nothing is less like life than our idea of it. - Marty Rubin
Once a man gets a fixed idea, there's nothing to be done. - Anton Chekhov
With God, being lost is nothing more than an idea that never has and never will be anything more than an idea. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Whether it is your body, your mind, or the world the idea of keeping a distance from it is to have a better perspective of everything. - Sadghuru
The immense distance between God and humanity is the indispensable backdrop to a Christian idea of revelation. To reduce God to the level of human thought and human imagination, so that we can comprehend God, is to lose a sense of the very thing that distinguishes God as God. - A.J. Conyers
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything. - Susan Sontag
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. - Mary Kay Ash
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned. - George Santayana
There probably was a time when the idea of having a toilet inside a house was repulsive. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When preparing a presentation, it’s never a good idea to begin with a rule. If you do, you’re focusing on the appearance of good delivery and not the effect of it. - Dale Ludwig
for to the arguments of great thinkers there is no end, the idea of argument itself being a tool to improve the mind, the sharpest of all tools, born of the love of knowledge, which is to say, philosophy. - Salman Rushdie
The idea is to spin the wheel of metaphors and images until sparks of associations begin to fly for the reader. - Charles Simic
Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop…suddenly a splendid idea comes into my head. - Agatha Christie
To fall for the notion of a 'double truth' and argue there was one set of truths for reason and another for faith and never the two shall meet made nonsense of the idea of truth itself. - Arthur Herman
But the truth is, it's not the idea, it's never the idea, it's always what you do with it."(Online journal entry for January 31, 2009) - Neil Gaiman
History has taught us that the idea of superpower is for a political maniac to design the art of control over other countries. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Trust is a delicate idea, held up by time and togetherness. But one person slips and the whole thing shatters. Like glass. and young girls' hearts. - Anonymous
May be its a good idea to write something about you in my book... At least then, there will be a place where we will meet everyday... and be together forever! - Anamika Mishra
Don’t just hope the big idea is going to come, make it happen - Simon Dunn
Standing in the middle between the idea of an event and the actual event, a strange kind of physical reality just in the middle between possibility and reality. - Heisenberg
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter. - W. Somerset Maugham
I like the idea of differenttheres and elsewheres, an Idaho known for bluegrass,a Bronx where people talklike violets smell. Perhaps I am somewhere patient, somehowkind, perhaps in the nookof a cousin universe I've never defiled or betrayedanyone. - Bob Hicok
Science is the best idea humans have ever had. - Bill Nye
I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard. - Karl Lagerfeld
We will make them think it's their idea. That's how all great leaders fool people. - Laura Preble
It is spectacular to watch an erupting volcano; but it is even much more spectacular to watch the rise of a newly exploding revolutionary idea! - Mehmet Murat ildan
No one can insult me, because I do not want respect.No one can defeat me, because I have given up the idea of winning.How can you defeat me? You can only defeat someone who wants to win. - Lao Tzu
Leave me alone,Do me a favor, abandon me,I want to think about,You me and the idea of forever. - Rohit Hora
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible. - Ray Bradbury
Fear has become normal and is covered by the idea of patriotism. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
To be original is not creating your own idea; it's the essence of the idea in the reader's mind. - Kaela Marooney
The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it. - P. B. Medawar
Every idea is in the soul of its owner. No other power can shift it to another soul, that is why we have the telephone, aircraft, etc, each having its unique inventor. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The idea of selling out is not so much a dollar amount, but are you sacrificing the service to the customers. You have to ask yourself, 'Are you betraying your users?' - Jesse Sanchez
Radio provides a place for me to not be alone. I still subscribe to the idea that I listen to a DJ because I care about what he or she thinks. I don't like to just hear my own voice." - Celia Hirschman
Christianity would be helpless without the idea of free will and the idea offree will would be helpless without incongruity. - Kedar Joshi
Million dollar ideas are a dime a dozen. The determination to see the idea through is what's priceless. - Robert Dieffenbach
He did not care upon what terms he satisfied his passion. He had even a mad, melodramatic idea to drug her. - W. Somerset Maugham
There's only one thing in life more dangerous than a bad idea, and that's a good one. - Greg Curtis
Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few. - David P. Mikkelson
There’s an idea that hell is other people. My idea is that it might be repetition. - Stephen King
I hated discussing ideas with investors," he said, "because I then become a Defender of the Idea, and that influences your thought process." Once you became an idea's defender you had a harder time changing your mind about it. - Michael Lewis
["The Devil in the Dark"] impressed me because it presented the idea, unusual in science fiction then and now, that something weird, and even dangerous, need not be malevolent. That is a lesson that many of today's politicians have yet to learn. - Arthur C. Clarke
An idea is a feat of association. - Robert Frost
Throw an idea into the world and its impact will ripple and reverberate beyond your side of the shore. - A.E. Samaan
My idea of working for a living is not going to office and earning a salary. It is to build a log house and catch my own fish and till some soil. - Girish Kohli
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it. - Samuel Goldwyn
Humans have a propensity to oppose things when it is not their idea and they had no input, or simply because it was initiated by those whom they dislike. - GE Paulus
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best. - Paul Valéry
Manichean dualism is the single worst idea people ever came up with this notion that you can divide humankind into the children of light and the children of darkness. - James K. Morrow
Between dainty bites, she told Amie, 'Oh, you simply are as darling a creature as Henry described! I had no idea of your being so grown up! Henry, she is positively frazzleging!' Amie deepened her smile, saying, 'And I had no idea you would be so pretty either, madam. - Jennifer Silverwood
When an idea for solving a problem suddenly presents itself, ask yourself if all circumstances related to the problem were properly analyzed. - Eraldo Banovac
A not complete unit or a new unit. The elements in the 3 parts should neither fit nor not fit together.One would like not to be led. Avoid the idea of a puzzle which could be solved. Remove the signs of thought. It is not thought which needs showing. - Jasper Johns
No matter how different you are, your idea is, your art, your writing, your product, your concept, show it to the world. Just do it. Show who you are to the world. This is what you are here to do. - Eileen Anglin
Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music, without the idea, is simply music; the idea, without the music, is prose, from its very definitiveness. - Edgar Allan Poe
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo
In the whole world, Everyone is a creative with their own way and idea. - Anil prajapati
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea. - Jules Renard
Engineers are all basically high-functioning autistics who have no idea how normal people do stuff. - Cory Doctorow
Art is the indespensible medium for the communication of a moral idea. - Ayn Rand
Give your idea a chance. You’ll never hit a home run (or a base hit for that matter) if you don’t swing. - Richie Norton
To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in. - Henry Miller
We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take the idea of dying, unable to sit still. - Lewis Thomas
People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don't have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it's divine. And so it is with everything in the universe - Hippocrates
its not a good idea to argue with ignorant people but sometime ignorance can't be ignored - Adnan Safi
Embrace your weirdness. Some will adore you. Others won't. But who cares? Worry about loving yourself, not loving the idea of other people loving you. - Karen Salmansohn
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations. - Paul Rand
As a scientist, I can not help feeling that all religions are on a tottering foundation. None is perfect or inspired.The idea that a good God would send people to a burning hell is utterly damnable to me. I don't want to have anything to do with such a God. - Luther Burbank
No idea how you figured out the riddle, but you scooped the first prize. Congratulations. You've just won a vacation to a big, relaxing place called a grave. - Jayde Scott
An idea is like a spark to creativity, which turns to a wild conflagration of thoughts, burning every ignorance. When the fire burns, the creative power is awake, and comes out to join the ideas in your head to bring out the hidden valuables the world never knew - Michael Bassey Johnson
My heart will never forget what it’s like to fade in and out of time, to never know if one year or a thousand have passed by, to torture yourself with the idea of your soul trapped behind ice for all eternity.I know what torture there is behind ice. - Beth Revis
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out. - Steve Jobs
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. - Edward de Bono
The idea of all-out nuclear war is unsettling. - Walter Goodman
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman. - David M. Ogilvy
I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut... - Sanhita Baruah
Opinions of the masses kill the 'extra' in an 'extraordinary' idea. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. - Walter Bagehot
The idea of a divine creator belittles the elegant reality of the universe. - Richard Dawkins
Don't be indifferent about any random idea that occurs to you, because each and every idea is for a particular purpose. it may not be beneficial to you, but can be what others are craving for - Michael Bassey Johnson
It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. - Jerome K. Jerome
If you want something new, then come up with a new idea and take action. - Debasish Mridha
It's the right idea, but not the right time. - John Dalton
I fall so hard inside the idea of you - Dave Matthews Band
To impress the idea of power on others, they must be made in some way to feel it. - William Hazlitt
Don’t just love a person for the image, idea or concept of them, but love them for every fantastically weird and twisted details that makes them up. - lauren klarfeld
Seriously, this old woman had no idea how close she came to being squashed like a roach. -Sage Hannigan, Contingency - P.S. Martinez
I know it is the fashion to say that most of recorded history is lies anyway. I am willing to believe that history is for the most part inaccurate and biased, but what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be truthfully written. - George Orwell
After long reflection in solitude and meditation, I suddenly had the idea, during the year 1923, that the discovery made by in 1905 should be generalised by extending it to all material particles and notably to electrons. Louis de Broglie - Einstein
When it comes to branding and the ever-changing social media phenomenon, you’re not a mushroom. In other words, you shouldn’t be kept in the dark and fed a pile of...well, you get the idea. - David Brier
Your half empty..A broken glass,I love you can sound so beautifulUntil you stop to listenThat terrible background noise,you have no idea how bad I want to hold youBut I’m afraid I’ll cut my hand. - Brittany Williams
The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike. - C. S. Lewis
Akin to the idea that time is money is the concept, less spoken but as commonly assumed, that we may be adequately represented by money. The giving of money has thus become our characteristic virtue. But to give is not to do. The money is given in lieu of action, thought, care, time. - Wendell Berry
It's a very old idea that patience leads to skills, of course - but it seems urgent now that we go further than this and think about patience itself as the skill to be learned. - Jennifer L. Roberts
The urge to create a fictional narrative is a mysterious one, and when an idea comes, the writer's sense of what a story wants to be is only vaguely visible through the penumbra of inspiration. - Adam Johnson
You know, Watson, I don't mind confessing to you that I have always had an idea that I would have made a highly efficient criminal. --Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
Never underestimate the staying power of a bad idea. - RC Longworth
The precondition for solving a problem is having a clear idea on how tosolve it. - Eraldo Banovac
The notion that a human being should be constantly happy is a uniquely modern, uniquely American, uniquely destructive idea. - Andrew Weil
You actually cannot sell the idea of freedom, democracy, diversity, as if it were a brand attribute and not reality -- not at the same time as you're bombing people, you can't. - Naomi Klein
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. - Linus Pauling
Never give up on the idea you can become great. Always grab on the possibility you can become successful. - Sandu Andronic
The essence of real creativity is a certain playfulness, a flitting from idea to idea without getting bogged down by fixated demands. Of course, you don’t always get what you thought you were asking for. - Vernor Vinge
There is one thing that has disappeared, not just from the U.S. but from the entire world, is the idea of ever being embarrassed by anything. - Fran Lebowitz
Those leaders who fail, lack the capability to resonate their idea & thoughts - Aayush Jain
An idea is like a rare bird which cannot be seen. What one sees is the trembling of the branch it has just left. - Lawrence Durrell
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. - Brendan Gill
Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats. - Howard Aiken
We have to combine, certainly, but if we combine to fight on the idea of each man making more money for himself, then we end by fighting one another. And that's the trouble now... human dealings are founded - founded - not on money but on what is fair and just all round. - Neil M. Gunn
It isn't an idea until it’s created irrespective of its result - PrasannaNPK
Already she knew that an idea could pain him like a bruise. He had grey eyes that showed every thought, and sometimes Charlotte worried that he might be hurt in some way that she would not be able to prevent. - Lauren Owen
We live in a time when to reject the idea of an all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful government is to be viewed by that government as being anti-government. - Dave Champion
I don't have any idea of who or what God is. But I do believe in some great spiritual power. I feel it particularly when I'm out in nature. It's just something that's bigger and stronger than what I am or what anybody is. I feel it. And it's enough for me. - Jane Goodall
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson Welles
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea
To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture. - Anatole France
When its the right time; it will happen - stop rushing! In my believes; this is the only idea to gather "tolerance" and ultimately it can lead to the final "P" of peace, that is PATIENCE! - Hira Shahid Kazim
Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him. - Paul Eldridge
The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable. - H.L. Mencken
I am so busy doing nothing... that the idea of doing anything - which as you know, always leads to something - cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything. - Jerry Seinfeld
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. - Andy Warhol
the idea of being invisibly alone in a crowd of strangers is so tempting for a number of introverts...or maybe for loneliness? - Jennifer William
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. - Evan Esar
An idea can change your fate in a wonderful way but you must first let the idea to touch your mind and your heart! No closed book can ever be your hero! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you. - Terry Pratchett
People of one idea are the poorest people on earth; people of many ideas, people of many different thoughts are the richest people on earth! Only the rich in ideas, only those who have flexible minds will survive in this ever changing universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. - Ken Hakuta
The idea that work competes with life ignores that life is actually the intersection and interaction of four major domains: work, home, community, and the private self. - Derric Yuh Ndim
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea. - Robert Anton Wilson
If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on its headstone might well be: "It seemed a good idea at the time."
Disruption is, at its core, a really powerful idea. - Clayton M. Christensen
Every successful start-up is built on four pillars. Team, Idea, Passion & Presentations - Aayush Jain
Trust is always a good idea. For someone else. - Sherrilyn Kenyon
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough. - Eugene Delacroix
I love the idea of reincarnation, so just in case it doesn't exist, I decided to be different people in the same lifetime. - Nuno Roque
Long ago, before I had ever seen a diamond, I read about them and I tried to imagine what they would be like ... When I saw a real diamond in a lady's ring one day I was so disappointed I cried. Of course, it was very lovely but it wasn't my idea of a diamond. - L.M. Montgomery
Sí, a veces la idea más absurda, la idea más fantástica en apariencia, se apodera de nosotros con tal fuerza que acabamos por creerla realizable. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime. - Vincent Van Gogh
Don't let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are. - Jaeda DeWalt
If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. - Margaret Cho
You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. - Terence McKenna
Ideas become reality. once you hit that reality, you get a new idea. it's a virtuous upward spiral. However, the majority are satisfied living within the idea of the reality instead of the reality of the idea. - Richie Norton
In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones. - Joseph Priestley
The idea of death has been associated with the fear of the unknown, and the punishment or reward for our life choices. There is no punishment, and there is no reward. We punish ourselves instantly, when we choose to be destructive. We reward ourselves, when we choose being our loving selves. - Raphael Zernoff
The whole idea of awakening is about regaining self-trust. Through self-trust we remember how to be our own best guides. - Raphael Zernoff
The idea that other perspectives exist may not be obvious to those who are in an emotional state of mind. - Nabil N. Jamal
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them. - Isabel Colegate
For a moment, I believed in fate. Such a delicate balance of events had lead to us meeting. It all seemed too much to be a coincidence because I was so delusional in my infatuation. I fell into the trap of my own idea of how things should be. - Ashley Sarel
I now watch porn, but I don't have the feeling to go to the bath and start to jerk off. It's the world bad idea ever came. I have quite jerk off and I will quit it's not the way I should live, the same is for you! - Deyth Banger
An idea isn't worth that much. It's the execution of the idea that has value. If you can't convince one other person that this is something to devote your life to, then it's not worth it. - Joel Spolsky
Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow - T. S. Eliot
Nothing is more important than a great idea that influenced thedevelopment of civilization. - Eraldo Banovac
Great dream or idea comes up when you are thinking of something other than yourself. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
His idea was simply what a man's idea always is--to put every effort off on the woman. - Henry James
Look within yourself and ask yourself honestly what you want to be. Throw away the idea that school is the only way to get educated. Anything can educate you. Understand this and look through all the possibilities. - Jellis Vaes
Yes, the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we're going, but where we want to go. - Utah Phillips
(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea. - Mahatma Gandhi
It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands. - G.K. Chesterton
I know that story, when you start a fight, the main idea is one to survive, one to be the victim and one to be the killer. This explains why FBI, CSI and DIA and other departments are here! - Deyth Banger
But one wants the idea of Death, you know, as something large and unknowable, something that allows a person to stretch himself out. Especially one wants it if one is tired. Or perhaps what one wants is simply a release from sensation, from all consciousness for ever.... - Stevie Smith
I want to disabuse people of the idea that knowledge is power. Knowing how to get to Detroit is not the same thing as having the bus fare. - Andrew Vachss
Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work. - Will Rogers
Personal conviction held always in life that it is better to spend a few minutes in Bathroom or Lavatory than many hours in a Laboratory or Library for the novelty in idea generation and incubation. - Anuj Somany
The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble. - Ellen DeGeneres
We have to get over the idea that there's some right way to live. - Marty Rubin
It's not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone with them. - Isabel Colegate
A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions.
I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express. - Caldwell O'Keefe
Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.
Yeah, well, what are you going to teach me next...how to take over the world? I asked sarcastically.Good idea! Sampson exclaimed a little too enthusiastically.No, bad idea! I stressed.See? You are learning, Sampson said. - Jennifer Priester
It's just as sure a recipe for failure to have the right idea fifty years too soon as five years too late.
The majority are satisfied living within the idea of the reality instead of the reality of the idea. - Richie Norton
Find a right and a beautiful idea; stick to it tightly and drag it strongly from your mind to the reality! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Sometimes a step back or away from an idea, task or project brings even more perspective, insight and clarity. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. - Stephen Fry
It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.
The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution. - David Cronenberg
Good ideas never require guns; and if an idea requires guns, it is not a good idea! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. - Salman Rushdie
Life is like a novel. It's filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page. - Sidney Sheldon
An idea is something you have; an ideology is something that has you - Morris Berman
Instantly I regretted my decision. It was one of those times when you hear yourself saying something, and it seems like a good idea at the time, but once you blurt it out you can hardly believe it's you speaking. What was I thinking? - lisa shuler
I don't believe in the idea of the strong woman; there is simply woman. - Melissa Thayer
Man is a dog's idea of what God should be. - Holbrook Jackson
Everyone loves the idea of "disruption" in business, but no one likes it when it happens to them. - Richie Norton
The idea of innovation is the idea of progress stripped of the aspirations of the Enlightenment, scrubbed clean of the horrors of the twentieth century, and relieved of its critics. - Jill Lepore
....I wondered if there had been a more corroding and devastating attack upon the personalities of men than the idea of racial discrimination. - Richard Wright
There are as many violent women as men, but there's a lot of money in hating men, particularly in the United States -- millions of dollars. It isn't a politically good idea to threaten the huge budgets for women's refuges by saying that some of the women who go into them aren't total victims. - Erin Pizzey
Large-scale change is grounded in small steps toward a big idea - Stewart Friedman
When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be. - Jessica Alba
In art one idea is as good as another. - Willem De Kooning
Huh, a lovers quarrel with a vampire- seems like a fantastic idea! - Joann I. Martin Sowles
And is usually true of a man of one idea, [Charles] became obsessed. - John Steinbeck
Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. - Aurobindo Sri
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. - Lady Gaga
To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.
Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.
Ha! Kids! You have no idea what you put your parents through, either. Wait till you have your own, you'll see. That's when you'll know what it really feels like." .. "What what feels like?"..."Love," said Angela. - Tess Gerritsen
Before the Plan, there is an Idea. Before the Idea, there is a Purpose. Before the Purpose, there is Your Spirit...aching to express Itself - Paresh Shah
It takes courage to be creative. Just as soon as you have an idea, you become a minority of one. - E. Paul Torrance
A great idea can change the world; but to change the universe, men need even much greater ideas! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Productive writing begins from understanding the idea. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. - John Ciardi
It's a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old. - Mark Twain
Trying to be like me as a person is not a good idea. To have the same interest, to talk about the same and so on and so on... it's kind time waste! - Deyth Banger
It must have really not liked me, but I can't imagine why, don't say anything Amelia."Amelia shrugged her shoulders, "It liked me the first time."Otto smirked, "Well I have no idea why. - Otto Ray and Amelia Raht
Indeed taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the Resurrection of Christ. Nothing but the antecedent assumption that it must be false could have suggested the idea of deficiency in the proof of it. - Brooke Foss Westcott
nowhere in this universe does evil exist except in the mind of mankind. only man can take an idea or symbol which is so simple and innocent, and then twist it and corrupt it until it is something to hate or kill one another over. - Andrew James Pritchard
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Show me somebody who is always smiling, always cheerful, always optimistic, and I will show you somebody who hasn't the faintest idea what the heck is really going on. - Mike Royko
Every idea is my last. I feel sure of it. So, I try to do the best with each as it comes and that's where my responsibility ends. But I just don't wait for ideas. I look for them. Constantly. And if I don't use the ideas that I find, they're going to quit showing up. - Peg Bracken
I've often mused over the idea that madness is actually a sane reaction to an insane world. - Stephanie Ericsson
There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea.
was the first to envisage the idea of timeless existence and to emphasize it—against reason—as a reality, more [real] than our actual experience… Erwin Schrödinger - Plato
I resented the idea of being talented. I couldn’t respect it in my experience, no one else did. Being called talented at school had only made me a target for resentment. I wanted to work. Work, I could honor. - Alexander Chee
And in the end, we were all just humans.. drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Look at what your idea of success would be. The more that you take in external motivators, the more it reduces your ultimate satisfaction because it doesn't come from inside. - Chris Messina
To me, literature is a calling, even a kind of salvation. It connects me with an enterprise that is over 2,000 years old. What do we have from the past? Art and thought. That’s what lasts. That’s what continues to feed people and give them an idea of something better. - Susan Sontag
So beautiful! I had no idea! I had no idea... - Carl Sagan
It's tragic that extremists co-opt the notion of God, and that hipsters and artists reject spirituality out of hand. I don't have a fixed idea of God. But I feel that it's us - the messed-up, the half-crazy, the burning, the questing - that need God, a lot more than the goody-two-shoes do. - Mike Doughty
Before her birth was she an idea? Before her birth was she dead? And after her birth she would die? What a thin slice of watermelon. - Clarice Lispector
You don't need a million dollar to start a business. You just need a simple idea to make Billions - Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other. - Brad Pitt
When you find yourself surrounded by sane people excited about your idea and lending support, you realize, perhaps, you are not as crazy as you think you are - Paresh Shah
I’m going to break one of the rules of the trade here. I’m going to tell you some of the secrets of improvisation. Just remember—it’s always a good idea to follow the directions exactly the first time you try a recipe. But from then on, you’re on your own. - James Beard
I am no nihilist. I am not even a cynic. I am, actually, rather romantic. And here’s my idea of romance: You will soon be dead. Life will sometimes seem long and tough and, god, it’s tiring. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. And then you’ll beold. And then you’ll be dead. - Tim Minchin
When you are so ashamed of your actions, thoughts, or intentions, you lie rather than accepting yourself for who you really are—or, in this case, pretend something happened when it didn’t. The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you. - Michael J. Sullivan
Hard fun is, of course, the idea that we take pleasure in accomplishing something difficult: the joy in meeting and mastering a challenge. As a result, when someone is doing something that is hard fun, moment by moment it looks more like "work" than "fun," but the net effect is pleasurable overall. - David Williamson Shaffer
To ascend you must rise above, and I believe in the idea of keeping your feet in the clouds and your head in the stars. - Jennifer Sodini
In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea. - Douglas Adams
The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he, by peddling second-rate technology, who led them into it in the first place. - Douglas Adams
But that initial, comet-blazing-across-the-sky, Big Idea is only the beginning. Each book is composed of a mosaic of thousands of little ideas, ideas that invariably come to me at two in the morning when my alarm is set for seven. - Lauren Willig
You have no idea how powerful it can be the truth.""No tienes ni idea de lo poderosa que puede ser la verdad. - Arrow
The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it - I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics is hopeless. - Hayao Miyazaki
Nunca amamos a alguien. Amamos, tan sólo, la idea que nos hacemos de alguien. Es a un concepto nuestro –en suma, es a nosotros mismo– a quien amamos. - Fernando Pessoa
The idea that one can go to the fossil record and expect to empirically recover an ancestor-descendant sequence, be it of species, genera, families, or whatever, has been, and continues to be, a pernicious illusion. - Gareth J. Nelson
Believe me I do understand and I am disgusted by the idea that we should aim for any less for a child from a poor background than a rich one. - David Cameron
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