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

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

Vanna Bonta

My biggest fear is that I will become too comfortable with the idea of being lonely for the rest of my life.


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

An idea, like a ghost must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

Charles Dickens

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

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.

Benazir Bhutto

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

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