Ideas Quotes

Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.

Josiah Royce

All great ideas are dangerous.

Oscar Wilde

The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of goodwill.

J. Arthur Thomson

The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, ideas, predjudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, predjudices can kill and suspicion can destroy. A thoughtless, freightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all it's own for the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, is that these things can not be confined to the Twighlight Zone.

Rod Serling

A day will come when markets, open to trade, and minds, open to ideas, will become the sole battlefield.

Victor Marie Hugo

Steve Jencks: The computer doesn't have any ideas. It only evaluates mine...

John Michael Crichton

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

Godfrey Harold Hardy

Ideas and opinions, like living organisms, have a normal rate of growth which cannot be either checked or forced beyond a certain point. They can be held in check more safely than they can be hurried. They can also be killed; and one of the surest ways to kill them is to try to hurry them.

Samuel Butler

An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones. We should have patience and see whether the incoherency is likely to wear off or to wear on, in which latter case the sooner we get rid of them the better.

Samuel Butler

A good number of works owe their success to the mediocrity of their authors' ideas, which match the mediocrity of those of the general public.

Nicolas Chamfort

The pursuit of truth is chimerical. That is why it is so hard to say what truth is. There is no permanent absolute unchangeable truth; what we should pursue is the most convenient arrangement of our ideas.

Samuel Butler

All too often too often we try to push, pull, outline and control our ideas instead of letting them grow organically. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

Julia Cameron

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.

Sarah Bernhardt

The biggest problem is not to let people accept new ideas, but to let them forget the old ones.

John Maynard Keynes

The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public.

Nicolas Chamfort
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