Idea Quotes

Capitalism is a great idea in theory, but in practice it just doesn't work.

Jeremy Hardy

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.

mile Auguste Chartier

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.

Samuel Butler

If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person.

Ralph Johnson Bunche

I prefer thought to action, an idea to a transaction, contemplation to activity.

Honor de Balzac

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

Walter Bagehot

Quite apart from the prestige of technology, people do, after all, prefer a simple idea to a complex one.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

A single test which proves some piece of theory wrong is more valuable than a hundred tests showing that idea might be true.

William Clark

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which believe the idea that things cannot be changed.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Neither I nor anyone else knows what a standard is. We all recognize a dishonorable act, but have no idea what honor is.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.

F Scott Fitzgerald

Every new idea has something of the pain and peril of childbirth about it; ideas are just as mortal and just as immortal as organised beings are.

Samuel Butler

Nothing dies harder than a bad idea. And few ideas are worse than the ones we have about art.

Julia Cameron

Monotheism introduced the idea that we should passively accept whatever fate God dealt. Gambling seemed to be a refusal to do that.

Aaron C. Brown

I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear. Nothing lately has unsettled my party and raised my fears as much as your editorial, on Thanksgiving Day, suggesting that employees should be required to state their beliefs in order to hold their jobs. The idea is inconsistent with our constitutional theory and has been stubbornly opposed by watchful men since the early days of the Republic.

E. B. White

Sex in space is not just a good idea, it's survival.

Vanna Bonta

Pythagoras' idea of the transmigration of the soul is central.

Vanna Bonta

He is tremendously strong, she thought, and liked the idea, even as she had feared that strength when she first met him

Alice Borchardt

Much of the obscurity of our effort so far against terrorism originates in the now official idea that the enemy is evil and that we are (therefore) good, which is the precise mirror image of the official idea of the terrorists.

Wendell Berry

I have quite a few theories on how companies can help their bands achieve greater success and stop just hemorrhaging money, but that's not part of the question. The reality is I have no idea.

Chester Bennington

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Information is the seed for an idea, and only grows when it's watered.

Heinz Bergen

Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb. But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

God was a clever idea ... The human race came up with a winner there.

James Graham Ballard

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